Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 3 of 6 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 51 to 75 of 142
  1. #51
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    75
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    tricyclists

    Quote Originally Posted by Albany-12303
    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!
    almost too many clubs

    In CH, depends on what you want.

    the tricyclists (http://www.tricyclists.com/) are v friendly and a good developmental racing club with regular group rides. Their level of male racers goes from cat 5 to cat 3/4
    doughnutboys (doughnutboyracing.com) are friendly, but less well organized. Their level of racers covers the full spectrum.
    franklin street cycles (no idea on web page) tend to be the harder core racers

    there's also racing clubs through all star in raleigh, cycling spoken here in cary, duke, and unc.

    finally, the tarwheels are a friendly all-inclusive, non-racing club.

    Happy to answer more specifics on these as I know them. For a racer trying to get back to shape, recommend the tricyclists.
    ffff

  2. #52
    Eternal Cat3 Rookie branman1986's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    My Bikes
    2004 Giant TCR2 Composite & 2006 Fuji Touring
    Posts
    1,169
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    seems like most of the good rides are in Chapel Hill...

    last time I went home I was really disappointed and didn't do hardly any riding and couldn't get in touch with anyone. There any rides close to Raleigh(North Raleigh, just north of Crabtree) that do long brisk base to tempo rides over the winter? I should be home from around the 28th through the 31st. Any recommendations?

    I think the gyros are close by, but I didn't see a ride schedule...how do I find out ride times?
    The tricycles seem like the best bet, but they're a fair ways away.

    thanks in advance for any help

  3. #53
    Bike Junkie roccobike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    South of Raleigh, North of New Hill, West of Harris Lake, NC
    My Bikes
    Giant OCR-C, Specialized Tarmac, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR, Stumpjumper Comp, 05 Rockhopper, 88 & 92Nishiki Ariel, 01 Bianchi Campione, 87 Centurion Ironman, 92 Paramount, 97 Lemond
    Posts
    8,891
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Does anyone know which group sponsors Night-time rides on the American Tobacco Trail? All I know is there was a group that did this last year on the Durham side of the trail. I'd like to join them if possible. Thanks for any help.
    Roccobike BF Official Thread Terminator

  4. #54
    |+|+|+|+|+|+| * jack *'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Durham, NC
    My Bikes
    more, please.
    Posts
    1,515
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by roccobike
    Does anyone know which group sponsors Night-time rides on the American Tobacco Trail? All I know is there was a group that did this last year on the Durham side of the trail. I'd like to join them if possible. Thanks for any help.
    From an archive page of www.bikewalkdurham.org :

    Thursday, October 19, 2006
    Under the Stars on the ATT
    Looking for a unique way to experience the American Tobacco Trail? Every Thursday at 7:30, a group of cyclists sets out from The Bicycle Chain in Durham (formerly the Durham Cycle Center) for a ride down the ATT. This is a no-drop (you won't be left behind) ride at a social pace, and is for anyone interested in biking camaraderie, fresh evening air, and maybe burning off a little dinner. The only requirements are working front and rear lights on your bike. For directions to The Bicycle Chain http://thebicyclechain.com/map.cfm?StoreID=3
    If you have any questions about this ride, contact the [Durham] Bike & Ped listserve http://groups.yahoo.com/group/durhambikeandped/

    I'd call The Bicycle Chain before showing up: (919)286-2453 - I think participation is spotty this time of year.
    Last edited by * jack *; 12-20-06 at 07:18 AM.

  5. #55
    Ashevegas
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I go to State but am from Asheville and mountain bike. Right now all I really bike is the Lake Johnson area. Are there any trails in the area that are more technical and jump oriented that resemble mountain trails.

  6. #56
    car dodger norskagent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    garner/raleigh nc
    Posts
    3,280
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    yes...go to trianglemtb.com, all the local trails are on there + another forum for your questions.

  7. #57
    Bike Junkie roccobike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    South of Raleigh, North of New Hill, West of Harris Lake, NC
    My Bikes
    Giant OCR-C, Specialized Tarmac, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR, Stumpjumper Comp, 05 Rockhopper, 88 & 92Nishiki Ariel, 01 Bianchi Campione, 87 Centurion Ironman, 92 Paramount, 97 Lemond
    Posts
    8,891
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by * jack *
    From an archive page of www.bikewalkdurham.org :

    [INDENT]Thursday, October 19, 2006
    Under the Stars on the ATT
    Looking for a unique way to experience the American Tobacco Trail? Every Thursday at 7:30, a group of cyclists sets out from The Bicycle Chain in Durham (formerly the Durham Cycle Center) for a ride down the ATT. I'd call The Bicycle Chain before showing up: (919)286-2453 - I think participation is spotty this time of year.
    Thanks Jack, that's the one I wanted.
    Roccobike BF Official Thread Terminator

  8. #58
    Rawwrrrrrrrrr! wolfpack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Clayton, NC
    My Bikes
    2009 Specialized Ruby Sworks SL w/SRAM Red; 2006 Fuji Team RC; 2008 Felt F1x; 1980's Lotus Excelle; Mangusta FG/SS; Rossin (yet to be built up)
    Posts
    2,732
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    try this link for the gyros

    hope it works.

  9. #59
    Eternal Cat3 Rookie branman1986's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    My Bikes
    2004 Giant TCR2 Composite & 2006 Fuji Touring
    Posts
    1,169
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    perfect! Thanks wolfpack

  10. #60
    Guadzilla JayC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Dialing it up to 400W
    My Bikes
    Pinarello F4:13 W/Campy Reecord & Blue RC6 W/SRAM Force
    Posts
    3,686
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The Road Dogs are looking to ride most of next week. I dont know how fast you want to ride but they are faster than the Gyros.

    Here's a link to their Google group.

    http://groups.google.com/group/roaddogs

  11. #61
    A Son of the Cape Fear tarmusic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Beautiful eastern NC
    My Bikes
    '73 Schwinn Super Sport, '74 Schwinn Continental, Schwinn Aluminum 754, '99 Giant Upland
    Posts
    109
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Smithfield!

  12. #62
    Urban Biker jimmuter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Durham, NC
    My Bikes
    Trek 720 hybrid; 2007 Specialized Tricross Comp
    Posts
    731
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by tarmusic
    Smithfield!
    Ahhh yes, the land of Ava Gardner and Elvis. I understand the Ava Gardner stuff, but why is Elvis so big there?

  13. #63
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have just started riding again and am really enjoying it although I just bought a cheaper 21 speed "comfort" bike for right now. I live in N.Raleigh out by Falls Lake. I have recently learned there is an NCDOT maintained bike route that goes from the mountains to the ocean and would love to get in shape to ride it. I'm pretty ignorant on how to train or equip myself for it though. I'm a full time entertainer so my schedule and hours can be odd and varying therefore I'm not a great joiner but fortunately my daytime hours are often my own. Plenty of places to ride around here I'm discovering. I'm looking forward to talking with people more experienced and skilled than myself and learning some things about riding in this area and across the state.

  14. #64
    I'm band already? lubes17319's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    in a ditch
    My Bikes
    wheels, brakes & bars
    Posts
    1,007
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hillsborough-ish.

    Just back in the zone after some time away.

  15. #65
    not a role model JeffS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    4,645
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I currently live out in north Raleigh, past 540 near the Trek store.

    The majority of my riding is the daily commute to work, about 10 miles each way towards downtown. Occasionally get out for some longer rides on the weekend, but haven't really gotten into the group thing yet, but might be intersted in checking it out. I prefer not to drive, and don't have bike racks. Anyone know of groups that leave from my general area?

  16. #66
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    29
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by JeffS
    I currently live out in north Raleigh, past 540 near the Trek store.

    Anyone know of groups that leave from my general area?
    The gyros left from the trek store today. Leave from there or Pleasant union elementary. Also road dogs at Blue Jay point. Theres the slow spokes, don't know much about where they leave around n raleigh.

    Plenty of options just pick your speed...

  17. #67
    Senior Member blackcannon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Fairhaven, MA
    My Bikes
    Motobecane Jubilee Sport, Trek 400, Viner
    Posts
    148
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by * jack *
    From an archive page of www.bikewalkdurham.org :

    Thursday, October 19, 2006
    Under the Stars on the ATT
    Looking for a unique way to experience the American Tobacco Trail? Every Thursday at 7:30, a group of cyclists sets out from The Bicycle Chain in Durham (formerly the Durham Cycle Center) for a ride down the ATT. This is a no-drop (you won't be left behind) ride at a social pace, and is for anyone interested in biking camaraderie, fresh evening air, and maybe burning off a little dinner. The only requirements are working front and rear lights on your bike. For directions to The Bicycle Chain http://thebicyclechain.com/map.cfm?StoreID=3
    If you have any questions about this ride, contact the [Durham] Bike & Ped listserve http://groups.yahoo.com/group/durhambikeandped/

    I'd call The Bicycle Chain before showing up: (919)286-2453 - I think participation is spotty this time of year.
    Hey guys and gals,
    Checked out the link tha jack posted above and seen the Durham Comprehensive Bicycle Transportation Plan which I thought was great! I just moved to Durham from New Hampshire and have been finding out more and more cool stuff about the area as the days go by...I just wanted to say hello and urge the forum members from Durham to check out and support the bike plan that was presented to the Durham council. I just sent them an email supporting the plan and hope many of you do as well as it would make Durham a great place and differentiate itself if they make downtown Durham very bike friendly. How awesome would it be to take a 5, 10, 15, 20 mile ride to downtown Durham and park your bike to have an wonderful cup of coffee, have lunch at a funky place, watch a ball game, or just go to work and never have to worry about where to park your bike or not finding enough room on the road to ride in the streets of downtown!

  18. #68
    Senior Member blackcannon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Fairhaven, MA
    My Bikes
    Motobecane Jubilee Sport, Trek 400, Viner
    Posts
    148
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    And by the way, thank you guys for all the great links and info on this thread on biking in the area!

  19. #69
    |+|+|+|+|+|+| * jack *'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Durham, NC
    My Bikes
    more, please.
    Posts
    1,515
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    stay tuned for the Durham Bike Co-op, coming soon to a location TBD in the Downtown area (PM me if anybody wants to volunteer)
    Last edited by * jack *; 02-01-07 at 02:06 PM.

  20. #70
    Tossed some weight Redrom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Northampton, MA
    My Bikes
    '96 Specialized Rockhopper, '70's Fixed Fuji, '02 Organic Engines Troika Tandem Trike
    Posts
    465
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by blackcannon
    How awesome would it be to take a 5, 10, 15, 20 mile ride to downtown Durham
    So you know, the ATT (~7 miles paved another 5 miles including unpaved portions) joins up with the North-South Greenway (another ~8 miles paved). We're lucky enough to live a few blocks from the northern ost tip of the N-S Greenway, and are able to do a 40 mile ride (roundtrip), almost completely off roads, with plenty of places to stop for coffee.

    Welcome to Durham... Enjoy!

  21. #71
    Uber Newbie squeaver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    FWB, FL
    My Bikes
    1975 Schwinn Collegiate Sport, 2010 Mercier Kilo OS
    Posts
    55
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sanford here. In the Air Force, stationed at Pope. Just started riding on the road. Still got a ways to go, but I would eventually like to ride to work and back. I'm glad I stubmled upon this site.

  22. #72
    Senior Member blackcannon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Fairhaven, MA
    My Bikes
    Motobecane Jubilee Sport, Trek 400, Viner
    Posts
    148
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by squeaver
    Sanford here. In the Air Force, stationed at Pope. Just started riding on the road. Still got a ways to go, but I would eventually like to ride to work and back. I'm glad I stubmled upon this site.
    Welcome,

    We need more and more members to post here or "hang out" here in the Triangle forum...Anyone out there enjoying this great weather shift that started today? My ride back from work was longer than usual as I decided to take my time...It was perfect riding weather...

  23. #73
    Senior Member blackcannon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Fairhaven, MA
    My Bikes
    Motobecane Jubilee Sport, Trek 400, Viner
    Posts
    148
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    TTA Survey??

    Any one out there do the TTA survey? I just did it yesterday morning...I urge you guys living in the Triangle area to participate as it gives us bikers an opportunity to voice our opinion on having bike accomodations made for us on buses...I also threw some comments on there about the train system plan that came to a halt...Hopefully with more and more community interest, we can really push for this plan...

  24. #74
    Guadzilla JayC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Dialing it up to 400W
    My Bikes
    Pinarello F4:13 W/Campy Reecord & Blue RC6 W/SRAM Force
    Posts
    3,686
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by squeaver
    Sanford here. In the Air Force, stationed at Pope. Just started riding on the road. Still got a ways to go, but I would eventually like to ride to work and back. I'm glad I stubmled upon this site.
    You've got a great shop up there to deal with at least. Storm Endurance is where I get my stuff done that I cant do myself. Charlie is a super mechanic and a pretty nice guy.

  25. #75
    not a role model JeffS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    4,645
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yea, the ride home this afternoon was nice.

    I'm looking forward to the warmer weather, but not so much the interim days where it's freezing in the AM and 60-70 in the afternoon. Makes dressing for the commute much harder.

Page 3 of 6 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •