"Flock of Cycles" First Party-Ride – FRIDAY JULY 20th!!!! –

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bikeygirl
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Saddle up!!!! :D


cburch
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stef will be there, i might be bringing my sister and her family to the party, but they won’t have bikes for the kids (stoping in town on their way back from florida) I’m hoping they aren’t too pooped to go out when they get here.


Italianblend
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Does anyone know why the website doesn’t really seem to be updated?

Our Work

Just curious, as I’ve never heard of these before.


mr marvelous
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We are working on it. New website soon


anon123
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@italianblend, do you have Facebook? You can “like” our page there. It will be a good source of info for now, and we’re working on updating our web presence elsewhere.

You should totally join us next week!


Italianblend
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Oh okay. Thanks, I hope I didn’t offend you guys about the website. This is a monthly thing?


Pierce
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Nope, we’re all in agreement the website needs to be updated :)


anon123
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No offense taken — we have been actively working on new website plans this week, actually, so we already knew it needed some work :)

Yep, these party rides will usually be monthly (at least for the parts of the year where the weather is reliable enough). There will be a ride during BikeFest next month, too: stay posted for more info about that!

In addition to the monthly party rides, we’ll host other fun rides and events from time to time. We’ve done special night light-up rides and stuff like that in the past. We’ll post here about them, and we’re actively working on ways to spread info via our website and elsewhere too.


mr marvelous
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(edit) pearmask said everything I was about to say.


Erica
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I’m totally bringing some extra hot guacamole from reyna’s.


joeframbach
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5:30? Geez, some of us have jobs.

Eh whatever, I’ll be there.


anon123
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Yeah, we’re doing our best to find a good compromise, since some have also said that a later time is too late. For those who can’t arrive in time for the 5:30 meetup / 6:00 rollout at Dippy, you have the additional option of catching up with us at the Eliza Furnace Trail parking lot at 6:30.


Erica
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I like the multiple meeting time options! This was I’m covered if I decide to take a nap after work :)


mr marvelous
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The secondary meeting place is something that we will add to every Flock ride.


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Crap, I am going to the Pirate game….Jail trail parking lot is a perfect spot for me to join the group. Maybe next time. :(


Italianblend
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Are these rides on traffic roads? Do you have some sort of escort? Just curious


Pierce
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This ride is about half road, half trails. We have no escorts, but do have a seasoned person in the front, a seasoned person as the last cyclist, and seasoned cyclists spread out in between.


StuInMcCandless
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No driver is going to tangle with 80 bicycles. Not that it hasn’t been tried…


ejwme
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mad props to the poster designer, too. Despite the challenging ergonomics, Dippy was clearly born to ride. You’ve elegantly captured his esprit de velo.


rice rocket
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If I come, can I rent some space in someone’s pannier bag for the potluck? All my bikes have zero utility… :)


dbacklover
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Ill be bringing my shoulder bag and im sure there will be several people with panniers. I really want to “liberate” a milk crate for my bike.


Erica
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I can bring a crate, I might need to anyway. I would bring my mountain bike with the donkey boxes on the sides, but it’s less-than-comfortable to ride.


anon123
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You can definitely borrow pannier space from me. I’ll bring two of them and will have plenty of room.


edmonds59
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Excited. but. Since I’m not even sure I know where the kitchen is at our house, is there something that would be helpful that I could just buy and bring, chips, bread, or something? Any approx ideas as to what is being brought?


Erica
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I’m buying chips and guacamole, my backup was a granola bars.


myddrin
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Fingers crossed, I’ll be making this one. I now work not far from Dippy….


edmonds59
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Is this a go in the event of rain or what’s the plan?


buffalo buffalo
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It is possible rain might cancel, but that decision isn’t likely to be made until 430 or 5. (I’ll probably show up anyway, but I’m sick like that.)


rzod
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Based on my completely nonprofessional reading of the radar map, I would say that it will be close, but the rain will pass by 6.


Swalfoort
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First of all, I love the poster! Kudos to the design/implement team.

Unfortunately, I think I have to take a pass on this ride. A combination of work schedule, weather, etc. (As in, I did not ride in today due to rain, would have to go home to get bike, clothes, etc) and making it back to Oakland by 6:00 impossible, and even a 6:30 meet time problematic. I am really bummed. I was looking forward to this ride!


orionz06
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Would love to make this one but my adventures are taking me to Cleveland tonight for a concert. Was hoping to get more use outta my rain gear and lights.


dbacklover
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Wont be making it tonight, between my wrist that just wont heal up and the rain this morning when I would of been riding into town I decided to pass on this… and im not happy about it at all.

I was really looking forward to seeing you all.


Pierce
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Gah! We’re getting a lot of cancellations and people dropping out early. We should have another next month; hopefully those that cannot make it then can make it now.


edmonds59
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I’ll go out and ride around. If I don’t see anybody I’ll just go get some grub.

If it gets cancelled, push it to next week and still do another in August, I’d say.

Orionz you should go early and see what this is all about – Cleveland Velodrome Open House!; http://www.facebook.com/events/417008725015870/


mr marvelous
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There is still hope. The rain might end before the ride, don’t cancel on it yet


Pierce
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I’ll be there pretty much whatever the weather is.


Mick
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You figure, even if the ride was totally cancelled, there would stil lbe a couple of hard-core types that show up.

Alas! I have other commitments. Might be able to cruise past Panther hollow lake, though.


StuInMcCandless
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I braved the rain and will be there, rain or shine. I’m expecting shine. I’ve been wrong before, but a look at the radar shows a long thin line of showers that are moving pretty much along that line. All it will take is for the line to drift north or south, and voila, the rain lets up. I’m confident.


Pierce
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@mick

Maybe you could stop by and play some tunes?


mr marvelous
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I’ll be there and I’m counting on no rain, I haven’t installed fenders yet thats how confident I am.

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