When you guys crash on ice and hurt yourselves in January races I will point to this post and say "I was right, January is too early."
January is too early.
Yep, it's 1.5 points each with the clinic
Source: used these to upgrade last season
Norcal cycling news did a nice roundup of local group rides: http://norcalcyclingnews.com/2013/11...l-group-rides/
Thanks for the link. Anyone know if (1) Sunday Roasters happens, and (2) if the Great America noon ride is actually happening?
It has a jersey for the Tuesday & Thursday winners, a Facebook page, and sometimes people shoot videos of the finish. Look for it on FB.
Similar crowd to the Spectrum ride, but smaller group - 20 to 40 from what I hear. I'll probably try it out a few times next month since I work close to there.
That was my first time on the River Ride and I kind of knew the route, but didn't know where the finish was along the way. I figured we had about 10 miles until the finish, so I tucked back a bit to grab a quick bite and drink, but that happened to be about a mile from the finish. By the time I realized it, I didn't have enough time to get back up through the pack. I would not have had the legs to do much, but good to remember for future rides.
Thanks everyone for recommending routes. I ended up doing about 4 hours on Thanksgiving morning doing an out and back a bit past Stinson beach. I thought I'd be taking 1 out, but ended up taking Panaromic highway instead and it kicked my ass. I followed that up with a ride yesterday out to Rodeo beach and a couple laps around Conztman/Bunker/McCullough roads. Also very fun ups and downs. You have some great roads to ride down there.
Now I'll let you get back to talking about NorCal racing, while I get back to the rain.
Outside of Wednesdays, I'm not even top-3 on the noon ride. Any day I "win" we'd have to first decide what that means, and then overcome the awkwardness that is the strongest guys just riding for fun and not contesting most things.
The Morning Ride has a cool little green-man charm they pass among the fire-station sprint winners, but you just put that in your pocket. A whole jersey, no way. And the guys that do Alviso, it's like a cat 6 fest. That you might wear that jersey, but piss on strava? The hypocrisy is mind blowing!
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...although I do agree that the 2013 edition was a ****-show. I had the bruises to prove it.