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Offline Sal Atticum

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Group Rides: SPRING 2011
« on: January 13, 2011, 12:02:15 pm »
Official Group Rides: Spring 2011

- All rides leave from Memorial Union, UND Campus, including travel to Turtle River SP for MTB.
- 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.
« Last Edit: August 17, 2011, 11:22:31 am by Sal Atticum »
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Re: Group Rides: SPRING 2011
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2011, 12:04:45 pm »
Sanders and I will be riding over to East Grand Forks today on mountain bikes to determine optimal trail possibilities for the Bikecicle race on February 12th.  Others are welcome to come along.  Dress warmly and ride something snow-worthy, the roads are crappy and we'll be stopping and starting a lot depending on the ideas we have.

4 PM from the Union.  Could be two hours, might depend on how thick my socks are.
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Re: Group Rides: SPRING 2011
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2011, 12:11:57 pm »
Official Group Rides: Spring 2011

Terminology:
- No drop: the whole group rides as slow as the slowest rider.  Focus is on camaraderie and group skills (pacelines, rotations, three-man drops, etc.).  Applied to road rides.

Not that I want to be a smart ass, but I think it should say:
No drop: the whole group rides as FAST as the slowest rider can go.

It's like with a chain: the chain is as strong as the weekest link.

But, just go and ride, would ya??  :undcc:
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Re: Group Rides: SPRING 2011
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2011, 01:42:13 pm »
Im down for the ride this afternoon.
4 pm at the Union I assume according to the 1st post.

edit: and what is this karma and how do i get it? and what these arcade stats??
« Last Edit: January 13, 2011, 01:47:00 pm by redtailin »
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Re: Group Rides: SPRING 2011
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2011, 02:10:37 pm »
Karma is what you get when people click "applaud" on one of your posts, or what is removed when they click "smite."  You can give/take a certain amount of karma from other people per day.

The arcade stats show how good you are at the arcade: http://talk.campusdakota.com/index.php?action=arcade
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Re: Group Rides: SPRING 2011
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2011, 02:40:50 pm »
ohhh gotcha. thanks for that
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Re: Group Rides: SPRING 2011
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2011, 03:23:17 pm »
I'll be there.

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Re: Group Rides: SPRING 2011
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2011, 03:31:22 pm »
Schweet.
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Re: Group Rides: SPRING 2011
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2011, 03:45:08 pm »
so beek.. you wanna ride tonight?! at nhrg of course
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Re: Group Rides: SPRING 2011
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2011, 03:53:00 pm »
You mean after the meeting?
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Re: Group Rides: SPRING 2011
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2011, 04:12:40 pm »
and/or before? (nevermind, no timpo)
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Re: Group Rides: SPRING 2011
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2011, 03:14:49 pm »
Accelerated training at the wellness: starts at 4:30 hope to see you there
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Re: Group Rides: SPRING 2011
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2011, 10:46:20 am »
Anyone want to ride at NHRG today?
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Re: Group Rides: SPRING 2011
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2011, 10:48:46 am »
id ride but need a way to get my bike over there...also logan let me know when you are going to send that stuff
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Re: Group Rides: SPRING 2011
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2011, 11:35:23 am »
Can't today, but Max should be there to let you in.  I'm planning on doing a long ride tomorrow afternoon though.
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Re: Group Rides: SPRING 2011
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2011, 11:40:02 am »
ok I will be happy to join you tomorrow as well!
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Re: Group Rides: SPRING 2011
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2011, 10:22:15 am »
Spinning at Northern Heights Rock Gym starting around 1 PM today.  I'll be trying to ride for 2-2.5 hours, but we'll see.  People are welcome to join if they bring a bicycle and a trainer/rollers, or if they just like watching loud movies.

At four there is a group coming in to climb at NHRG, so belay help is appreciated.
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Re: Group Rides: SPRING 2011
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2011, 11:02:15 am »
see ya there
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Re: Group Rides: SPRING 2011
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2011, 10:23:31 am »
can anyone ride at a 4:30 today? NHRG, I have a briefing at 1:30 that will be at least 2 hours..
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Re: Group Rides: SPRING 2011
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2011, 11:09:30 am »
not going to be there, im going to run today. and maybe climb,lift later
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