Holy Crap!!!! Let's ride in the woods! (3-1-13)

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cburch
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I’m cleared to ride in the woods again, so lets do that next friday night.

Casual group mountain bike ride. No-drop, all skill levels, relaxed wind-down for the week. Riding with all skill levels is a great way to learn new skills or take it easy and work on perfecting existing ones. Meet us at the Thick Bikes parking lot on S 15th St to carpool at 6:15 or just meet us at the Pie Traynor Lot (behind the wave pool) around 7. Food and drinks after at Mad Mex.

https://www.facebook.com/events/426928530723430


boostuv
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I might actually have a Friday off. Would love to bring out the new bike and learn some of the trails.


J Z
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Anyone thinking about it should do it, I enjoyed riding with you guys @Frick. Won’t be able to make it this Fri.


cburch
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That’s ok. The ride is NEXT Friday. This Friday ill be about 9 hours away playing in the snow.


erok
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i swear to jebus i’m going to make one of these


Shawn
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Does wave pool mean Boyce Park? There is a pretty good chance I may join.


cburch
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Nope. North park. Forgot its not in the text that I copy pasted from the last two events.


cburch
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one week to go! make sure you have a mountain bike, a helmet and lights!


cburch
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this is happening friday, unless the weather gets reallllllllly nasty.


cburch
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if anyone here cant (or wont) reply to the event on Facebook but would like to go, and needs a ride from thick to north park, please let me know so i can put the appropriate rack on my car. i can take 4 people with bikes (not including me) and can arrange other car pool options if needed.


rice rocket
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I’m in.

Mind if I ask for your input on something? I’ve come to a few places where I’ve wanted a little lower gearing at Frick, how does North Park compare? I have a 2T bigger cog to swap in, I might do that tonight if it’s much hillier than Frick.


cburch
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We won’t be riding anything as steep as frick. There are some good long climbs in north park, but not really where I plan to do this ride.


Shawn
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@cburch, what’s the turnout looking like? I’m in moderately decent shape, but I’m very new to mountain biking. Only been out 5-6 times (and most of those short runs). I have the lights and equipment, but I am worried about holding people back. If it appears to be a slow group, I’m more likely to attend.

Thanks.


cburch
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This ride will be perfect for you then. You meeting us at thick or at the park?


flyS564
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Yeah one person ditched us because we were too slow once. Wish I could make it out but don’t think I can this week.


J Z
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I want to, but it’s not going to work w/ my schedule…bleh.


Shawn
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I’m 80% in, but I’ll probably head straight there (no carpool). I’ll PM you my cell to keep in touch.


MichaelArtman
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Im quite unexperienced in the mountain bike dept. simply because most of my pals ride strictly on pavement. However, I’ve got a nice shiny mountain bike that needs some mud on it. I’ve gone out a few times alone over at Boyce, but after a somewhat nasty spill, I’ve been hesitant. Rides like this sound fun. Unfortunately, I can’t make it to this, but I’ll definitely keep my eyes open for future rides.


reddan
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I can attest that Colin’s rides are beginner-supportive, paced to whoever shows up, and a great deal of fun.


Shawn
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I’ve been convinced. Bike locked on car. See y’all at 7 in NP.


cburch
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So does anyone in this thread that’s planning to go (@rice rocket) plan on meeting me at thick to get a ride? I need to know ASAP.


Shawn
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Colin – are you saying that you need a ride? I thought you were just offering. If you need a ride, I’m happy to swing by and pick you up.

Otherwise I was going to run an errand before.


cburch
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nope. im trying to find out who is looking for one so i know how many bikes i’ll need to carry tonight.


Shawn
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Gotcha. Listen, if you need help transporting people, I can fit at least one other person and bike (3 if I take out carseats, which is a pain).

I’ll still plan on meeting you there unless you find you need me. You have my cell.


rice rocket
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Oh, I can drive myself. Undecided where I’ll meet you, depends what time I get out of work. But don’t worry about me.


cburch
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Looks like everyone is driving themselves. This means I’m going to skip driving to the southside and just meet you all at north park at 7


rice rocket
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Uhh, so I just got out of work, I don’t think I’m gonna make this one. :(

I gotta pull all my gear together before next weeks ride so I can just leave from work (which is already north of the city).


cburch
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You missed the shortest ride ever since I got a flat that I didn’t want to deal with in the cold. We did one lap and went to mad mex.


rice rocket
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Good thing I didn’t come yesterday, I just blew apart my chain today climbing up the center of Frick to the 5-way/Social.


cburch
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lets go ride bavington! trails there drain insanely well and its super beginner friendly without being boring for experienced riders.

meet at thick at 6:30 or at the Haul Rd parking lot at 7:15ish

https://www.facebook.com/events/497006853688720/


cburch
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Hey @erok , can you take the date out of the title so I can just keep posting the rides here and not make new threads every week?


pras
Member
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What kind of a bike do I need for these rides? Will a commuter with knobbly tires suffice or will it have to be a mountain bike?


cburch
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you’re going to want an actual mountain bike. that said, feel free to post more specifics about your bike as many old commuters are mountain bikes after all.


pras
Member
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Sorry – I am a noob around my hybrid and I dont know what specifics might help (I will have to get home before I can check the details). If it helps, here is a picture of it. It still doesnt have clips though.


cburch
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that could work, but you arent going to have much fun on it until the trails dry up a little more. if i was you i’d take a pass on these rides for another 3-4 weeks and come join us when the conditions will be a bit better.


pras
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Thanks for the advice cburch! I’ll wait a few more weeks. This sounds like a lot of fun on a Friday evening.


rice rocket
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Holy crap, I’m home early, and I’m in! I’ll meet you out in the Southside.


rice rocket
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Jk. Gotta get gas and stuff. Meet you there at Bavington.


cburch
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Yeah I’m running pretty late.


rice rocket
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Oh okay. I hope I’m in the right lot. I’ll pm you my number

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