Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > > >

Northern California Northern California

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-25-07, 06:42 PM   #1
bigbossman 
Dolce far niente
Thread Starter
 
bigbossman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Northern CA
Bikes:
Posts: 10,777
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Rice Valley Tandem Rally

Coming up on Feb. 11th, The Rice Valley Tandem Rally.

Anyone planning on doing this one? I'm not riding a tandem, but I'll be there. Evidently wheel-suckers are welcome.

I did it last year, and it is a flat, scenic ride, and a good choice for "1st" century of the new season. I'm planning on going unless the weather is crap - see you there!!
__________________
"Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin, itís the triumphant twang of a bedspring."

S. J. Perelman
bigbossman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-07, 08:20 PM   #2
Dchiefransom
Senior Member
 
Dchiefransom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Newark, CA. San Francisco Bay Area
Bikes:
Posts: 6,205
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
I'll be looking for rides like this next year when my muscles have become conditioned to my new bike.
__________________
Silver Eagle Pilot
Dchiefransom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-07, 09:29 PM   #3
SkyeC
I scream for ice cream.
 
SkyeC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Broakland, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 530
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
um... what's a wheel sucker?
SkyeC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-07, 10:06 PM   #4
bigbossman 
Dolce far niente
Thread Starter
 
bigbossman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Northern CA
Bikes:
Posts: 10,777
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SkyeC
um... what's a wheel sucker?
When you grab someone's wheel and draft without taking a turn at pulling, you're a wheel-sucker. Since this ride is a tandem rally, us singles are more or less going to be wheel-suckers. At least, if we're smart......

Last year on this ride, I was cruising along at about 16mph all by myself and was overtaken by 4 tandem's in a pack. Without any additional effort on my part, my cruising speed went up to 19mph. I've been in a pace line or two in my time, but I never got sucked up in a vacuum like that in my life.

It was a very pleasant 10 miles.
__________________
"Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin, itís the triumphant twang of a bedspring."

S. J. Perelman

Last edited by bigbossman; 01-25-07 at 10:19 PM.
bigbossman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:48 PM.