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BNC - Pig Out Ride

  • Nov 28, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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BNC

Pig Out Ride

Before you PIG OUT multiple times today -Oink!- and sit around watching football, grab your bike, and join us for the BNC Pig Out Ride. You will feel great after working up a good sweat and knowing that you burned off some calories before stuffing yourself with all the goodies.

Ride Details: about 25-miles, 2.5 hours, & there will be climbing sections. The goal, reach the GP Observatory in 1.5 hours and then make our way back to NoHo.

Difficulty: All Bike Night Cardio rides are for Intermediate to Advance level cyclists. The group averages 16-MPH and there is typically only one quick rest/bathroom stop. If you have not been riding regularly the ride will be to difficult. The BNC monthly schedule is towards the end of this page.

The routes & pace are NOT for Beginners.

Routes & Pace: All of the routes and the pace will require might. There are not bailout points. Most of the routes are on bike paths, bike lanes but there are rides mostly along bike "friendly streets". You should know the bicycle rules of the road. The goal on every ride is to average 16-mph start-to-finish. No speed records will be broken and riders in the mood for a little extra pedal-power are encouraged to do sprints between points.

The BNC rides are intended to help build endurance, burn calories, and tone our legs but they are fun workout rides. If an unforeseen incident occurs (flat tire, etc.) we'll regroup and help out. No Rider Left Behind. However, riders must be prepared to deal with getting back to the start on their own if necessary.

Bicycle Rules, Safety, and Etiquette:
DMV click here and  LA DOT click here

Meet Up Time, Location, & Directions:

Arrive at 8:00 AM & ROLL at 8:15 AM (sooner if all RSVPs arrive)
Give yourself time to park, gather your bike/things and be ready to roll at the start time.

NoHo Post Office - in front
(Directions CLICK HERE)

Parking on Chandler & other nearby streets; check posted signs. Metro parking lot nearby too. 

 

 

Recommend:
- Road bike, geared, tuned bike
- helmet (mandatory), gloves, head warmer
- spare tube, small pump
- Bike lights: rear & front (mandatory)
- Lightweight layers, wind breaker jacket, etc.
- Water & snacks  
- Cell phone, small camera  
- Cash for emergency ($1.50 for metro)
- Pump tires: rear max psi & front 5 psi below max
Suggested psi range is located on side of tires.

Monthly Plan: Thursday nights BNC ride schedule ( subject to cancellation or plan changed)
Week #1 - Speed Play - 20 to 25 miles, speed work, mostly flat route, back to the start in about 2-hours. If necessary a brief rest/bathroom stop around the halfway point.

Week #2 - Pedal Boost - 20 to 25 miles, flats, some small hills, back to the start in about 2-hours. If necessary a brief rest/bathroom stop near the halfway point.

Week #3 - Downstroke Mash - 25 to 30 miles, speed work, bigger hill(s), back to the start in about 2.5-hours. If necessary a brief rest/bathroom stop near the halfway point.

Week #4 - Crank It! - 25 to 35 miles, either ride longer, do more hills, or combination of the two, back to the start in about 2.5 to 3-hours. If necessary a brief rest/bathroom stop near the halfway point.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER:
Please ensure that you are in good health before participating in an activity like this one. My function as an assistant organizer is only to organize the events and I assume absolutely no responsibility for you or your guests. By signing up for a bike ride, hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you are aware and made your guests aware of the risks, dangers, and hazards associated with any outdoor activity, and you accept, and fully assume all such risks, dangers, and hazards, and further agree to release, and discharge the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, and event hosts of this Meetup Group from, and against any, and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities.

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  • jon

    Great ride everyone Happy T-day....jon

    November 28, 2013

  • Lou

    The parking meters in front of the post office and surrounding streets do NOT state "and holidays" so park at the metro parking lot on Chandler Blvd

    November 28, 2013

  • Vince

    Gobble Gobble or Oink Oink ?

    November 22, 2013

    • Lou

      Oink-Gobble-Gobble

      November 28, 2013

  • jon

    I'm a firm maybe.... ha ha
    I'm doing the passage ride tonight so waking up depends on what time I get home.... jon

    1 · November 27, 2013

  • P

    Agree with Amy- gotta earn my bird, and pie, and stuffing, and cornbread, and, and, and....

    1 · November 27, 2013

  • Amy D

    Woo-hoo. Gonna earn my bird!

    1 · November 20, 2013

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