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Offline Sal Atticum

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Group Rides: FALL 2011
« on: August 17, 2011, 11:23:53 am »
Official Group Rides: Fall 2011

- All official UND Cycling rides leave from Memorial Union, UND Campus, including travel to Turtle River SP for MTB.  Other rides (such as those sponsored by The Ski and Bike Shop) may depart from other locations.
- Helmets are required
- When posting, include date, time, expected route/length/duration (or TBD) and type of ride (road, mountain, around town, urban assault, hub, etc.).  Since some people don't have time to watch this thread all day, please try to have the time worked out before you post up.
- Anyone can post a ride.  This means you!

Terminology:
- No drop: the whole group rides as fast as the slowest rider.  Focus is on camaraderie and group skills (pacelines, rotations, three-man drops, etc.).  Applied to road rides.
- Around town: group ride on whatever bike you happen to feel like riding.  Focus is on exploration, hanging out, and usually finding something to eat.
- Training (or "not a no drop"): Road ride at an accelerated pace dictated by how the group is feeling or a training schedule.  If you can't keep up, you will get dropped off the back and may have to ride home alone (although we try to avoid these things).  Focus is on replicating harder race-pace efforts.
- Urban assault: Some people like to huck off of things; this type of ride is for them.  Focus is on hucking off of things.
- Helmet: that thing you wear on your head when you ride with UNDCC.

I also want to add, I talk to LOTS of people who seem to think that they "don't have the right bike" for a particular ride.

I wouldn't really worry too much about that. Our goal is to get you riding. If someone posts a no-drop ride and you want to show up on your cruiser/trackbike/fixed gear/hybrid/whatever, please do. If you have a helmet and a bike, you can ride. Now... we'll be realistic with you, if you're showing up on a bike that either isn't safe or is largely inappropriate for the type of ride the group will be doing, we'll tell you that...

*** BUT we'll ALSO give you tips/pointers/coupons/deals for stuff to get ur bike into shape!***

Some of us are very experienced mechanics and may even be able to fix something RIGHT THERE! Now hows THAT for service! If not, most of us are willing to take an hour or two to help you wrench on your stuff to get it right (and safe)

If it's just the wrong type of bike, that isn't a problem either. We'll perhaps suggest a route that you're able to ride part of it with us, and then the group may ride the rest and if you get dropped you get dropped, maybe someone will HAVE a bike for sale or to borrow so that you CAN come and ride with us, or maybe we'll suggest when you should come check out a particular ride that is suited specifically to your bicycle!

Bottom line... we aren't haters. Just come and ride.
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Re: Group Rides: FALL 2011
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2011, 11:25:25 am »
Word is out about two rides today.  I will post more information as it becomes available:
- 8 PM night ride at TRSP, probably organized on Facebook in some way.
- Gravel grinder night ride, probably from The Ski and Bike Shop.
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Re: Group Rides: FALL 2011
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2011, 04:09:13 pm »
Hi. I'm visiting from Il. Anyone riding tomorrow morning?

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Re: Group Rides: FALL 2011
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2011, 11:33:44 pm »
Hi. I'm visiting from Il. Anyone riding tomorrow morning?
There is a ride at the Ski and Bike shop on South Washington at noon, it meets behind the shop.
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Re: Group Rides: FALL 2011
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2011, 08:08:34 pm »
Anyone interested in a morning road ride?
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Re: Group Rides: FALL 2011
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2011, 08:39:34 pm »
6:00 am?

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Re: Group Rides: FALL 2011
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2011, 12:05:19 am »
I'm down for a little later in the day... I have morning class :)
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Re: Group Rides: FALL 2011
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2011, 12:33:50 am »
I can go after 2:00 if you're thinking around then

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Re: Group Rides: FALL 2011
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2011, 07:23:04 am »
after 2:00 works for me as well

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Re: Group Rides: FALL 2011
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2011, 09:39:47 am »
2:15?  I should be back by 3:45 or so...
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Re: Group Rides: FALL 2011
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2011, 11:28:02 am »
Logan and I will be riding at 2:15 from the front of the Union.  Road ride, probably Merrifield Loop.  Anyone is free to join, just wear a helmet, ride a road bike, and don't be too late.
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Re: Group Rides: FALL 2011
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2011, 08:13:32 pm »
hey i'm a freshman this year and i want to ride. anybody up for a road ride tomorrow or later in the week? ???

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Re: Group Rides: FALL 2011
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2011, 09:22:31 pm »
definetly, what times work best for you.  I can personally ride later afternoons, but tomorrow I am busy until 5:30ish, but after that I am free

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Re: Group Rides: FALL 2011
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2011, 09:55:43 pm »
i'm done at 5 everyday so that works well for me.

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Re: Group Rides: FALL 2011
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2011, 10:15:02 pm »
Levi, might as well make an account for the board... and don't forget to stop by the expo booth tomorrow if you can!

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Re: Group Rides: FALL 2011
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2011, 10:23:45 pm »
where is the booth going to be at?

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Re: Group Rides: FALL 2011
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2011, 07:44:15 am »
It will be in front of the Union . . . somewhere.  There should be some bicycles.
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Re: Group Rides: FALL 2011
« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2011, 02:29:16 pm »
Mills, so you can't ride at 5 today?  Are you done at 5:30ish or able to be there to leave at 5:30ish?
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Re: Group Rides: FALL 2011
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2011, 02:36:27 pm »
I won't be able to leave before 5:30, but if you guys want to go on a ride.  You can go without me.

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Re: Group Rides: FALL 2011
« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2011, 02:40:36 pm »
Road ride, 5:30 PM today in front of the Union.  Wear a helmet, bring water (it's hot!), and be ready to ride in a group.  We'll go as slow (or as fast) as we need to go for everyone to be happy.

If you have questions, please post.  Especially if you are new.

Mills, we will miss you.
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