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Tmax1 05-19-07 08:44 AM

Saturday, May 19-

Bluebird Pavillion (near paddle boats), Oak Mountain State Park

BBC, GCC, BUMP, Vulcan Tri joint clubs ride and picnic

Come ride at 3:00 (20-25 miles)

Picnic at 5:00 complete with marshmellows and pre-straightened coat haners

If you like bring a side dish.

You do not have to be a member of a club to join us. Kid and dog friendly.

Most of the people are friendly too.

~jg

Tmax1 05-21-07 08:08 AM

Good turnout of about 30. EO made it with EO style.

KrautFed 05-24-07 07:28 AM

Hey fellas, baseball is over this Saturday, so my Tuesday nights should free up now. I'm going to try to make it out to the Gardens next Tues. night, that is if I decide to come back after the Memorial Day lake house fun. :)

SouthernShred 05-29-07 05:11 AM

Hey there from Phenix City...guess I'm a ways off from most of you

ericvic 05-30-07 10:19 PM

The wife and I went to the gardens on Tuesday and had a nice ride with the "all riders" group. We wanted to start there since we had never been on a group ride before. It was a bit slow for us though.

Is there a group between the "all riders" group and the fast group? We would like to ride a bit faster but I'm not sure we could keep up with the fast group.

Tmax1 06-04-07 04:35 PM

If all goes well I'll be at the Garden's 5/5- tommorrow night. I'll be in a small silver pickup truck and will be on a silver bike. White helmet with blickie light attached. Look for me and I'll try to get you with the right group.

BlkGuitarRedCar 06-04-07 05:51 PM

i would love to make a tuesday ride but i dont get off work in pelham till six. does anyone go on later rides or how long do yall usually ride. I would love to make it out to one

ericvic 06-05-07 09:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Tmax1
If all goes well I'll be at the Garden's 5/5- tommorrow night. I'll be in a small silver pickup truck and will be on a silver bike. White helmet with blickie light attached. Look for me and I'll try to get you with the right group.

Tmax1,

I didn't get there until right before the ride started and saw a few silver pickups, a few guys on silver bikes, but I didn't notice anyone with a white helmet, so we just rode the "all riders" ride again. I won't be able to make it next Tuesday but maybe the week after that I can get there early enough to find you. Thanks for trying.

Tmax1 06-06-07 05:53 AM

I'll run a flag up. Be safe in your travels ~jg

treehog59 06-07-07 08:44 PM

I ride on Tuesday night at the Botanical Gardens. It's a fun ride, a good group.

KrautFed 06-12-07 07:06 AM

Well guys, I've been MIA in a bad way. I'd really like to make it out tonight but its not going to happen. I havent even done any phyisical activity in nearly a month. I got bit by a spider while taking some boys camping as a favor for their father. Bite turned into a nasty Staph Infection on my rib cage and I was very close to having to stay a few nights in the hospital because of it.

I'm going to workout tonight (first time since bitten), and maybe I'll make it out to the Gardens next week. I just can't hop on the FG and ride in 90 degrees after a month of absence. Look for me next week!

ericvic 06-12-07 10:40 AM

KrautFed,

That sounds like a nasty bite. Staph infections are nothing to play around with. Hope you are 100% soon. May see you next week at the Gardens.

Tmax1 06-17-07 10:41 PM

gone to the beach. will be back the 24th sometime. ya'll be safe out there... .~jg

ralph12 06-18-07 05:02 PM

I'm from Northport/Tuscaloosa. These days though, I live in northeast TN.

bbattle 06-20-07 04:51 PM

There's another alleycat race in Huntsville in July. When I get the date I'll post it here and in the FG racing forum.

I came in second in the last one; it was a lot of fun. Mickeys and burgers served up afterwards. The winner got $27.

Tmax1 06-21-07 06:19 AM

Sounds good b. Maybe we can make it up to the spring city for that one. Keep us posted. ~jg

Tmax1 06-21-07 08:36 PM

Hot. Destin. I am too, now.

af2nr 06-28-07 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by vpiuva
jg, so how was the Wed evening practice crit? should I go expecting to ride like the girls, or just stay with my group ride?

The Wed "crit" was OK but there was very small turnout. I think only 5 of us with one of those being Will Hibberts :( Plus there were two ladies that started ahead of us but must of kept going on the way out cause I never saw them again. There were a few people who rode through but didn't sit in. I hope more people show as it is really a good set up to get some hard riding in but with multiple drop zones it's easy to get in and out as needed.

Tmax1 06-30-07 05:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by af2nr
There were a few people who rode through but didn't sit in. I hope more people show as it is really a good set up to get some hard riding in but with multiple drop zones it's easy to get in and out as needed.

One of the "didn't sit in" was me. I got squirted off in the first 50 feet!! Made the loop a bunch of times though.

Two drops zones made special for spectatin'.

The venue is schweet! Road surface perfect, zero traffic. I think more folks will be there after the 4th since this week was the date change thanks to Travis.

Now if we could just flatten out those little hills on both ends. And work on the motor.

bbattle 07-01-07 06:36 AM

Alleycat race this coming Sunday July 8 in Huntsville. Meet at Trailhead on Andrew Jackson. Starts at 5pm.

There were about 10 of us at the race last month. Lot of fun, Mickeys beer and burgers afterwards.

af2nr 07-01-07 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by vpiuva
I can see by the Pig kit that you'll be keeping a faster pace than me, but I may come out next Wednesday and wheel-suck as long as possible.

Who's Will H and why the frown?

Don't be fooled by the pig kit. ;) I have missed quite a few miles this season due to being out of town for work off and on. With the mulitple drop zones it is easy to get in and out!

Will is a Cat 2/Masters racer for ERA Realty and a Giant rep. The rest of Wednesdays group was Cat 5 probably so needless to say he had a quicker pace than had been hoped for...


Tmax1, were you the one who was on the opposite side of us right before the start, on the Kestrel with the BBC jersey on?

Tmax1 07-01-07 05:46 PM

I had the BBC jersey but not a Kestral. Gray bike with yellow and green logo.

I love the pig on th jerseys. I'm not GCC but had to have a pig last year.

Tmax1 07-01-07 07:26 PM

Laura has a 4th thing planned from Hwood at 3 with climbing(probably Smyer) then watch the fireworks. I'll forward you the email.

You a champ-e-yon rib meister?

Tmax1 07-01-07 07:38 PM

weekend email divorce? bikeforum love!

af2nr 07-01-07 08:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tmax1
I had the BBC jersey but not a Kestral. Gray bike with yellow and green logo.

I love the pig on th jerseys. I'm not GCC but had to have a pig last year.

Oops! I remember seeing you and thought I saw a Kestrel, maybe one of the actual "passer-bys"? Oh well it was a good time anyway and like you said it is a great set-up, roads, traffic, etc. I am "assuming" that there won't be anything this Wed night?

I actually bought the GC kit at Homewood before moving here last here and joining them. I also got it for the Pig!


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