Holy Crap!!!! Let's ride in the woods! (3-1-13)
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.
I might actually have a Friday off. Would love to bring out the new bike and learn some of the trails.
Anyone thinking about it should do it, I enjoyed riding with you guys @Frick. Won’t be able to make it this Fri.
That’s ok. The ride is NEXT Friday. This Friday ill be about 9 hours away playing in the snow.
Does wave pool mean Boyce Park? There is a pretty good chance I may join.
Nope. North park. Forgot its not in the text that I copy pasted from the last two events.
one week to go! make sure you have a mountain bike, a helmet and lights!
this is happening friday, unless the weather gets reallllllllly nasty.
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.
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.
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.
@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.
This ride will be perfect for you then. You meeting us at thick or at the park?
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.
I’m 80% in, but I’ll probably head straight there (no carpool). I’ll PM you my cell to keep in touch.
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.
I can attest that Colin’s rides are beginner-supportive, paced to whoever shows up, and a great deal of fun.
I’ve been convinced. Bike locked on car. See y’all at 7 in NP.
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.
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.
nope. im trying to find out who is looking for one so i know how many bikes i’ll need to carry tonight.
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
Thanks for the advice cburch! I’ll wait a few more weeks. This sounds like a lot of fun on a Friday evening.
Holy crap, I’m home early, and I’m in! I’ll meet you out in the Southside.
Jk. Gotta get gas and stuff. Meet you there at Bavington.
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