Friday, October 24, 2008

Saturday Cycling to Alligator Bayou, 10/25/2008, 9:00 am

I want to encourage people of varying ability levels to come out to this ride. During the fall and early winter, this ride is usually moderately paced (avg 20mph) and we ride a steady, double paceline. Sometimes on the way back, the pace picks up, but that usually doesn't occur until racing season is approaching. If you can ride 18mph alone, you can likely keep up with the group by drafting in the rear. There is no shame in just hanging on and/or taking it easy! Let's all remember to ride two by two, staying as far to the right as practicable, and to obey all rules of the road. If we want respect from motorists, we have to earn it.

There are options to cut the ride as short as 35 miles, but there are longer lengths up to 55 miles. If you are new to group riding or new to the area and have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me. I hope to see record crowds out this year. Last year, our biggest ride was 70+ riders for Jairo's birthday, but typically averaged in the upper 20's. Lezzz ride!

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