Bikefest Pool Tour WINTER EDITION

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courtney
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is this happening?!!


caitlin
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yes.

ride will be snow or shine, but NOT in freezing rain, sleet, etc.

meet at kiva han in oakland at forbes and craig and we will ride down to the south side! If you live closer to the Oliver Bath House, just meet us there or find us on the way (we will likely take the trail most of the way unless its a total impassable mess?)

Meet at 1:45, depart for south side at 2pm, swim and ride to sarah heinz house by 4pm, swim there, and either depart each other or see if we want to try for CMU or not!

I’ll send a message to lolly so she can put it on the ride calendar.

woo!


caitlin
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here’s what I sent the admins:

Bikefest Pool Tour WINTER EDITION—Saturday January 22nd, 2011

Note: Pool Tour is Snow or Shine—but will not be held if it is raining/sleeting/etc! Helmets and blinky lights encouraged.

Meet 1:45pm at Kiva Han in Oakland at Forbes at Craig. Depart at 2:00pm for Oliver Bath House on Tenth Street in the South Side for open swim!

Travel to the tropics of the Oliver Bath House for open swim starting at 2pm! Then, we dry off, gear up and head to the Sarah Heinz House on the North Side (right off the riverfront trail) for a visit to their pool and facility during their nonmember open house! A possible excursion to a university pool facility might also be warranted if we can work it out, and hot chocolate stops are likely (heck, bring a thermos to share). This ride will be partially on roads, partially on trails, and we will keep together in a group, riding at a pace that includes everyone.

Pool passes should still operate for free admission to the Bath House, otherwise admission is $4. Admission to the Sarah Heinz House is free.


damien
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This is a very “cool” idea for a ride!





ejwme
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damien, those pics are awesome :D


Mick
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Great Day! Sunny! Breezy! SIXTEEN farenheit degrees!

Actually that is what the weather prediction for saturday was yesterday. This morning, Weather.com says 19 on Saturday. Maybe that trend will continue.


bikeygirl
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Looking forward! :)


Mick
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I’ve been swimming 2 or 3 times a week all winter.

It will be wonderful to have others share my derangement – on what could be the coldest day of the year!

Won’t you be my neighbor?


caitlin
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YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!!!!

i am bringing two suits so that i dont have to put the wet one that was in my bag during the 16degree ride back on. yipe!!!


StuInMcCandless
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Good point. Back in August, we got wet, then rode. Even I wouldn’t do that in January.


caitlin
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#nightmarescenarios


bikeygirl
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Haha, 2 swim suites = great idea!


StuInMcCandless
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…um, we are putting something on over the dry suit, right? Or is this really a swimsuit ride?

#justmakingsure


jeg
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Sorry guys, I kinda dropped the ball on the JCC pool.


jeg
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Stu: on second thought, just a drysuit might not be a bad idea.


caitlin
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its okay jeg i am sure hitting two pools will still be sufficient :)


bikeygirl
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FYI I might be running late……. don’t wait for me I’ll just catch up @Oliver House!


StuInMcCandless
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Thanks everyone for an afternoon of fun!


bikeygirl
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It was a great-odd time indeed! But looking forward to a warmer-pool ride in the summer, though…. having to go from winter layers to pool layers back & forth was exhausting!! BUT fun too :)

@caitlin: those cookies were awesome!

@Pierce: upload those photos when you get a chance!

I only took this pic while the bike-rack discussion took place at the Sarah Heinz Pool.


Pseudacris
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you people are nuts (which I admire)!


caitlin
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this was sooo great!! I am so glad that so many people from summerpool ride represented! way to be, stalwart swimmers and cyclists!


Pierce
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Ugh, I’m such a fail photographer

First picture the lens kept fogging up (after being inside for about an hour, I should have took it out of my pannier)

The pool photos were shot by a seven or eight year old, but I probably should have increased the shutter speed before I handed the camera over, but completely forgot about it in the moment


Mick
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Cool pics, pierce!

The fog captures a valid aspect of the afternoon. Props to the 8 year-old, too!


Pierce
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Also worthy of note was the pool rock climbing wall (left side of photo)

I successfully scaled all four sections vertically, but failed miserably trying to scale them diagonally and spent what seemed like five minutes suspended in the air by my fingers trying to figure out a way across


StuInMcCandless
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bikeygirl
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Nice going! :)


jeg
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Great post, Stu! I saw it this morning on Google Reader.

I actually use my phone for bus schedules fairly regularly (I have “bus home” bookmarked on the browser), but, unlike the full-fledged Google Maps, the mobile version seems very limited, transit and otherwise.

Driving and walking directions don’t seem quite as finicky as transit directions, but all require more exact intersections than regular Google Maps, which usually returns a few walk/bus/walk options. Bicycling isn’t always an option in the mobile version, and it doesn’t show alternate routes for walk/drive. Still, it’s one feature that’s made the internet-capable phone a useful investment.


caitlin
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after climbing that wall the next day my wee hand was all crampy and sore from trying to hang on to somewhat slippery grips!

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