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    Eternal Cat3 Rookie branman1986's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by branman1986
    is there a website that has all the weekly rides? I'm from Raleigh originally and I'm going home the weekend of the 28th for a wedding and looking for a nice ride thursday or friday morning/evening
    ugh, I got almost no riding in whatsoever. I went to an NCBC ride Thursday evening, but nobody showed up(the number to call was busy for hours), so I just did a few "interval" laps around my dad's neighborhood. Rained all day Friday, then had another ride planned for Saturday morning, but got called in for emergency yardwork to clean the wedding site from all the storm damage from Friday. At least it was sunny for the wedding Saturday afternoon.

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    Clayton area. Ride with the Selma Cyclepaths - great group and wonderful rides. K.

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    NW Durham, here. A good resource is http://www.nicomachus.net/maps/
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    North Raleigh rider here. Mainly ride with the Gyros http://www.raleighgyros.com and the phillips 66 rides

    I like Trek Raleigh http://www.trekraleigh.comfor an LBS. new shop with good guys who hook me up all the time. Nothing wrong with the other shops, it's all a matter of you have a relationship with.

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    Count me among the Durhamites. I'm a bike commuter here.

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    Rider near Chapel Hill

    Hey,

    I'll try to keep it short: I'm addicted to bikes. Right now I have 5 of them. But I actually like riding them all - they don't just sit there! The most riding I get is just commuting to work, 15 miles/day. I am really an MTBer at heart, after growing up in Utah and starting with my first mountain bike in '84 (does that say how old I am, oh no!). But recently I've enjoyed some road riding, and did my first metric century, le tour de femme. I had lots of fun, so I'll be doing some more long rides. Now that it's colder and days are shorter, I'm spending time fixing up my '92 Fat Chance Yo Eddy into a cross + touring bike. I guess I'm turning into a bit of a retro-grouch.

    I find things to be a bit bicycle-unfriendly here compared to other places I've lived, including Madison Wisconsin... It's nice to see other riders, but I find a lot of drivers to be ignorant, and the roads have zero shoulder. In Madison, I'd see lots of people on their bikes even in mid-winter, but I see a lot less of that here, even though it's 20 degrees warmer on average... but I digress. There are still some really nice rides, and the fall colors have been great this year, and there are some other great cyclists about.

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    Hey- Ive been living in Raleigh for 25 years. I used to work at All Star Bike Shop in the 1980's when I was In college and they are fine people. I still shop with them, and the owner, Jeff Hutchinson has a cool collection of vintage bikes as well as being up to date on the latest things in both road and mountain biking. Their Quail Corners store is probably the best stocked and is the one where Jeff can usually be found, although all his people are experienced cyclists.
    I live inside the beltline and have a 10 mile loop through the neighborhoods which I can do twice for a good 20 mile workout. If you want more miles there are plenty of mapped loops in the country .

    Whatever you do, do not patronize Flythe bicycle shop. They are not cyclists there and their management is very disdainful of lycra clad bike geeks. How did someone like that come to own a bike shop you ask? They evolved from a hardware store from the 1930's, and are owned by a rich old geezer who lives off a trust fund. Dont shop there and dont let your friends shop there either.

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    cyclelogic on hillsboro++
    I like to ride from downtown to north hills and back, mostly quiet residential streets, I do a loop so no backtracking, and it's relatively hilly.

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    late to the party

    chapel hill here. Ride all year, race in the summer.

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    Just found out about this site. Guess being older I'm a little slow (lol). I'm a MTBer who rides road from time to time. I'm from the Apex area. I can be found riding Harris Lake, the ATT or, when on the road, on Olive Chapel road.
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    I'm not sure if this is the best place to post this, but here goes. Does anyone know of any bike messenger companies that operate in downtown Raleigh? I may be moving down there in a few weeks.

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    there are no bike messenger companies in Raleigh that I know of...perhaps you could start one and make your fortune.

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    durham!

    ive been living in charlotte since august..
    ill be back in the 919 in a year :-)

    If you guys have the time to make a trip to charlotte, check out black sheep cycles. The best shop I have been to.

    www.blacksheepcycles.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by bring44
    If you guys have the time to make a trip to charlotte, check out black sheep cycles. The best shop I have been to.

    www.blacksheepcycles.com
    I second this recommendation. The shop focuses on the niches of cycling often not catered to by a typical road/mountain shop and the staff is friendly and helpful.

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    Just moved to Kernersville. Am unsure geographically if that is close enough. Any suggestions as to other groups or site if I am too far away? Thanks.

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    check out cycle shops in Greensboro and Winston-Salem...you are very close to some great hills to climb - hanging rock, sauratown, and pilot mtn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norskagent
    you are very close to some great hills to climb - hanging rock, sauratown, and pilot mtn.
    Oh yeah - Mt. Pilot... now that's a hill!
    I'm originally from that area (Mt. Airy), and I've been up and down "Nature's Nipple" many times.

    Good rock climbing there also.
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    Hey folks, just a reminder, as of today it's now against to law in North Carolina to drive or operate a bicycle (or lawn mower) if you are legally drunk.

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    This is my first week in NC - I have been relocated to RTP.

    Any good clubs around here? My riding has slowed down for the last few months and I want to start riding again!
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    I went to college in Durham, and I miss it. I hope to move back to the area at some point. Might pass through around New Year's or so. If it doesn't snow by then, I'm thinking of riding around Durham/Hillsborough, maybe Apex. I remember some good rolling hills out there on the way to the horse farms where I worked.

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    *tosses gauntlet*



    Quote Originally Posted by Albany-12303
    This is my first week in NC - I have been relocated to RTP.
    Where do you reside? Durham? Cary? other?

    Quote Originally Posted by aicabsolut
    I remember some good rolling hills out there on my way to the horse farms where I worked.
    If you're talking about any Orange county back roads - I know them well.
    Don't know much out near Apex. That area is developing quite rapidly. Probably changed a lot since '03.
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    I asked for that, I know.

    I've been back a few times recently, though not with the bike. I didn't know a lot about Apex but the parts I remember weren't far from Jordan Lake.

    IIRC, I saw a some bikers and motorcyclists out in Hillsborough..a little quieter out there too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by * jack *
    *tosses gauntlet*




    Where do you reside? Durham? Cary? other?


    If you're talking about any Orange county back roads - I know them well.
    Don't know much out near Apex. That area is developing quite rapidly. Probably changed a lot since '03.

    I Live in Morrisville (beside Cary). I have yet to ride though - still unpacking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redrom
    Hey folks, just a reminder, as of today it's now against to law in North Carolina to drive or operate a bicycle (or lawn mower) if you are legally drunk.
    What if you're illegally drunk?

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    now people on the fence about driving a car or riding a bike to go home after slugging down a few rounds can get behind the wheel with a clear conscience since the penalties are the same.

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