Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Evening Rides Starting?

I need the evening rides to start to motivate me to get out and ride - I'm having trouble shedding the hibernation weight and need a kick in the butt to get moving. I'm going to try the new Bike Pedalers no drop ride tonight (I called and they said they will start tonight), and I'll show up at the bench tomorrow as well. I haven't heard any official word on starting date for the teamFIRE ride, but it is supposed to be nice (mid 50s, light wind from the SW), and it only seems right to have a green jersey ride on St. Patrick's Day. Depending on whether anyone shows, we may have to stop afterwards for the traditional adult beverage.

Here's the info on some of the rides I am aware of that are not racer-oriented:

Monday, 6:00 p.m. - JoyRide Chit Chat Ride
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. - Bike Pedalers No Drop Ride
Wednesday, 5:45* p.m. - teamFIRE No Rider Left Behind Ride
Thursday, 5:30 p.m. - Bike Pedalers No Drop Ride
Thursday, 5:45 p.m.* - teamFIRE off-road ride
Saturday, 1:00 p.m. - Bike Pedalers No Drop Ride

* start at the 27th and Highway 2 bench - time will change to 6 p.m. later in the year

The Great Plains Cycling Club also has rides at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday leaving from the bench - they start next week.

Does anybody know if Bike Rack still has a Monday night ride?

Anybody gonna come out with me on Wednesday???


gravy said...

I'm carbing up on cornedbeef and cabbage on Wednesday... I've never done that before. Thursday is supposed to be in the 60s! Then rain and snow by Saturday.

It's hard to go on evening rides until the sun stays up past 7pm, imho.

I'm full of excuses this time of year.

BTW, have you gone to versus.com/ultra and signed up for the ride with Bob Roll yet? I put in a smartazz comment on the essay question... then read the rules. Winners will be judged on how you answer that essay question so put some thought into it.


Thoughtless in the Thaddle.

Bob K said...

Unfortunately, I have a performance on Thursday, so I really need to get out tomorrow.

Bob K said...

Doesn't sound like anybody else is interested, so I guess I'm going to go solo as soon as I get off work today.

gravy said...

Did you go last night?

Deets man, deets!

Bob K said...

No, I wussed out Tuesday. We did have four show up for the 6 p.m. Wednesday ride, though. Got a nice quick 20 miles in.