I'll be at Cap Hill at 8:10 as well.
I'll be in gtown at 8:20 waiting for the pickup.
Gtown at 8:20
hey guys - i'm new to the group and am interested in doing the sat ride from gtown. i'm looking to join the club and wanted to test out the AM rides before deciding which local club to join.
i usually hold 17-19 on my own (although i might be bit slower in the morning...) and am up for 30-40 this weekend. any other details i might want to be aware of besides meeting at wisc & m at 8:30? looking forward to it.
It is my plan going forward to organize/encourage/lead (to some extent) a "C" pacegroup on Saturday mornings in the 18-20mph range.
However, this coming Saturday, March 26, the temperatures are too low for this prissy missy's fingers. I have Raynaud's Syndrome and if my core temperature gets too low, my hands go numb... I'd like to be able to function my brakes!
I will keep you posted about next Saturday (4/2).
I'm out for Saturday as well due to Nat'l Half Mary.
I'm scheduled to ride 75 miles on Sunday so it's possible that I'll ride out to Poolesville. Weather doesn't look great and it'll be a game day decision. I'll ride if it's cold but not if it's slick.
If you didn't see it in the newsletter this week, please refresh yourself with the Group Cycling Etiquette - Do's and Do Nots - Rules of Thumb. If you're familiar with this list, you'll be more than ready to ride with any group.
One thing that I noticed last week: When riding in a pace line, as the lead riders pull off to catch a break in the draft and you get to the front, do not attack the moment you get to the front. Hold a steady speed and allow everyone to get into position. If you do want to pick up the speed, do so gradually. You'll know you've done it right if you look back and you see a nice solid line of riders sucking your wheel. You'll know you've done it incorrectly if you see 8 riders split apart sucking wind and cursing your name.
Thanks for bearing with my micromanaging of the rides this year. We have a lot of new riders and we just want these rides to be safe. I am by no means the most experienced cyclist and make a lot of mistakes myself. The goal is to learn as we go and I'm just passing on the few tidbits that people have passed on to me.
Typical military dude with so many rules and regulations! ;-)
Hoping for the best on Sunday too! If the weather is acceptable, then Tuan's group should be rolling from Georgetown to slug out 70 miles or so. But if it is wet, no go.
I'll be coming down from Silver Spring for 8:30 am meet up in Georgetown. Going out to the T at least. Brr.
I'll be at the Georgetown at 8:30am. I'm coming from CapHill but to avoid the marathon course I will metro over to Foggy Bottom. I ride around the 18-20 mph pace and have about 2 hours to ride tomorrow. So come on out "C" pacegroup!
which side of the intersection do you guys meet at in gtown? (the bank, benneton, banana republic, old nathans, or somewhere else close) i'm sure it'll be pretty obvious, but i figured it would help to know in case i'm there on the early side or running late.
looking forward to a chilly morning ride!
All of the ride details are posted in the original post to this thread.
Sounds like a lot of the Cap Hiller's might be out due (mainly) to the "cold" and (partly the) marathon tomorrow, but I'll be at Wisconsin and M NW at 8:30 am. If Travis' Wisc & M link reference (from page 1) isn't clear, we meet in the bank parking lot.
I'm planning to pace 20 - 23 mph for ~40 mi from g'town (probably to the T if I can still feel my toes at Oaklyn), so hope to see some of you out there again this week.
thanks for the clarification - it wasn't initially clear from the post, but i did find the gmaps link this morning when i looked the second time. i'll be there at 8:30 and ride as long as my toes stay attached. probably somewhere in the neighborhood of 30-40 mi at 18-20 mph
See you all out there. I'm starting from Cap Hill and racing the runners to G-town. ;)
Abby and I were planning to ride our trainers at a corner on the Hill and cheer on the 90+ DC Tri members who are doing the marathon. Then we will head over to Banana Cafe for some brunch.
That actually sounds like a neat plan Steve. How are you guys getting your trainers down there? I'd be willing to join. Post the details somewhere plz.
James and others... the DC Tri Club tent and cheering squad on trainers will be at the intersection of 16th and C NE. The tent will be set up by 6:45 and some of us will be setting up our trainers by then as well to be in position before the race starts. People will be hanging out there all morning since the racecourse passes through there multiple times, so come whenever you can.
As far as how to get your trainer down there...um... good question. Wear it like a really uncomfortable backpack?
Some of us, like Belinda and Rachelle, did the "Saturday ride" as loops of the marathon course in bike support. It was good to see the club tent, and those funny folks next to it riding in place...
It looks like a work commitment is going to keep me away from the ride again this Saturday and likely up early and on my trainer, instead.
The temps look okay but a chance of rain. Hopefully the weather holds out and you can all get some road miles in for me.
With the sun peaking out of the clouds this morning, I'm planning on riding this Saturday. Will be at G'Town at 8:30, going 50 miles to the T.