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Old 11-20-08, 07:54 PM   #1
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Riding partner wanted...Fair Oaks, CA

Hi, I'm looking for a riding partner to ride the American river trail or around lake Natomas. I'm a clydsedale that on a good day can average 15-16 mph. But for longer rides (20 plus) my avg goes down to about 14. I would like to find someone a little faster than me to train with. Thanks Doug
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Old 11-20-08, 09:33 PM   #2
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Fair Oaks? You're fairly near me! I'm in Rancho Cordova. I'm not a Clyde any longer, but I'll be happy to make you work if you want a workout. I'm planning a 40 mile ride with a reasonable amount of climbing (approx 1500 feet, with one extended 9% grade) on Saturday morning/early afternoon. Sunday afternoon, a shorter slower ride on the ARBT.
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Old 11-21-08, 08:09 AM   #3
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I just moved FROM Rancho Cordova to OH back in August and didn't get into cycling until I moved here. I'm jealous of the wonderful weather I've been hearing about back home. I will be home for Christmas, but I will be bikeless.
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Old 11-21-08, 09:17 AM   #4
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Gearhead, what size bike do you ride? I have a couple of extras floating around the house. And if you need to get out of the house for a while when you are in town, send me a PM. Or do so before and I'll send you a phone number.
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Thanks Joel. I ride a 58. My family is actually in Placerville and that's where I will be staying, plus it will be a short and busy trip and I doubt I will have time to ride while I'm there. If I take a longer trip that direction in the spring or something, I will definitely look you up. Thanks again.
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Old 11-21-08, 09:52 AM   #6
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Figures you'd be tall... I don't have a bike big enough for you anyway. Though there is a shop in Folsom (Bikes Plus) that rents bikes. I'm sure they'll have one. Maybe we can hook up for some riding another time.
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Old 11-22-08, 10:19 AM   #7
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Hey Doug, did you want to join me for a ride? I'm always looking for folks to ride with.
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I hit up 15 miles on the ART every morning and evening for my commute. Feel free to email me anytime for a weekend ride, I'm fairly busy, but always looking for a good ride.

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Matt, are you up for a ride tomorrow? Leaving around 10 from home here in Rancho. Starting on the ARBT and then up Iron Point.
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Hi Joel

Joel or MAtt, Thanks for responding....would you be up for a ride, Friday after Thanksgiving for a moring ride?

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Friday might be ok. Send me a PM and we'll go from there.
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I'm riding in Portland on Friday, but after this weekend I should be around for the rest of the weekends in December so let me know if you all what to get together for a ride.
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Sounds good Matt. Have a great trip.

Doug, I'm good for tomorrow. PM me and we'll work out the details.
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