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    Yeah, all the time...probably my favorite route in intown Atlanta. There are guys of all skill levels on the Mellow Mushroom ride. There are racers who go off the front and there is a sweeper who I swear goes around 12mph. The ride usually has a ton of riders on a good night and it will break up into about 4-5 subgroups of different speeds, so you'll have no problem finding someone to ride with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by branman1986 View Post
    Yeah, all the time...probably my favorite route in intown Atlanta. There are guys of all skill levels on the Mellow Mushroom ride. There are racers who go off the front and there is a sweeper who I swear goes around 12mph. The ride usually has a ton of riders on a good night and it will break up into about 4-5 subgroups of different speeds, so you'll have no problem finding someone to ride with.
    Thanks! Looking forward to it.

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    If you're able to make it, look for a tall dude in an Aaron's kit and come say hi

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    Quote Originally Posted by branman1986 View Post
    If you're able to make it, look for a tall dude in an Aaron's kit and come say hi
    I've seen you before - a few weeks ago. My son was on my shoulders and he wanted to check out the bikes.

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    Did you end up making it out?

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    What are the specifics on the Mellow Mushroom ride. My Fiance lives over off of LaVista and I see you Aaron people out all the time on LaVista Road riding around in the evenings and the weekend. I may want to drop by one evening and do the ride and see how it is as I am trying to get my feet wet in group riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bifnasty View Post
    ... trying to get my feet wet in group riding.
    On the bottom of our calendar is a link to a great article for anyone riding in a group, particularly if you're new to it. You owe it to yourself and the others around you to read, and practice it!

    http://www.sorellacycling.com/calendar.htm

    On the bottom, click on the Group Riding Tips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bifnasty
    What are the specifics on the Mellow Mushroom ride.
    6:30 pm Decatur Wonderful Evening Ride (1E)

    Join us for a ride of 11 to 18 miles through Candler Park, Morningside, Piedmont Park, Ansley Park, Sherwood Forest, Druid Hills and Emory. Some of the nicest and oldest residential areas of Atlanta. Dinner and refreshments after the ride at a Mellow Mushroom. Meet in the parking lot behind the CVS drug store at the corner of West Ponce and Commerce streets in downtown Decatur. No ride if raining. Head and tail lights required from October through March. For more information, call 404-294-4800 or 770-317-4942.

    Here's a link to the SBL ride calendar with the same details.
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    Outstanding, I will keep that in mind the next time I am over in that area, I love those N'hoods so I would love to ride through there. Thanks for the Info.

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    best intown route in Atlanta, in my opinion

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    Since the weather is getting nicer, I am going to try to bring back one of the older traditions I heard died out.
    I have done alone and I would enjoy doing it with a crowd.

    Lets see some Friday night lights!


    Where Start: Margaret Mitchell Square (top side of Woodruff park in Downtown)
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    Where Going: Corkscrew @ GSU, fly up P'tree, fly down P'tree
    Post Ride:FOOD!!!!

    I will try to find a prize or something.
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    Hey, BM, I think I hear an echo in the forum. I agree that it is a great ride and I will be back out there again in a month or so. I wonder how the bikes have endured the last year without being used. I know I have not done as well as when I am riding.

    US, here I come. Well, that's after a trip to India.

    See you soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by branman1986 View Post
    Did you end up making it out?
    I did. I lost the main group in Druid Hills (damn stop lights), and the only person who knew the route was having some problems with his chain ring - so it turned into a slow ride that day. I would have loved to see the main group go through that funky section by the gardens

    Gotta school function this Thursday, but the following week - I'll try it again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by branman1986 View Post
    best intown route in Atlanta, in my opinion
    Alright well you convinced me. Barring unforeseen work fiasco's I will be at the Dec ride this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLupo View Post
    Hey, BM, I think I hear an echo in the forum. I agree that it is a great ride and I will be back out there again in a month or so. I wonder how the bikes have endured the last year without being used. I know I have not done as well as when I am riding.

    US, here I come. Well, that's after a trip to India.

    See you soon.

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    Tommy -- you coming home??? Welcome back!

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    Tommy, I never did get around to taking and posting pics of the mess at L'ville Hwy and I-285. "Mess" really doesn't describe what it looks like.
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    Alrighty, I'll be there tonight. You guys need to come and introduce yourselves!

    Me(Brandon) = tall guy in Aaron's kit

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    Quote Originally Posted by branman1986 View Post
    Alrighty, I'll be there tonight. You guys need to come and introduce yourselves!

    Me(Brandon) = tall guy in Aaron's kit
    I came last night and just as I was riding up to you, it was made known that it was 6:33 and time to go. So we just went. I ended up doing the 19mile option with a group that was too slow for me, but it was a heck of a good time. It actually wasn't bad to go slower cause I had no clue what the route was. The only part that was miserable was the Piedmont Park section because I was lead through a tight gravel section and had to take a small fall. Next time I need to go around that part as there is no way that it is made for bikes as it is.

    I was the dude on the black Lemond in the grey plain jersey. I plan on coming out again, possibly next week. The people were very nice and I didn't even get yelled at!

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    gravel section? Did they take you through the closed off section at Piedmont park? Yikes, we don't go that way anymore. We go through the main entrance and take Piedmont for a bit to The Prado. It's more trafficky, but we don't have to deal with the gravel stuff.

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    Thats exactly where we went, that is the only part of the ride that was not any fun. I will just have to go around the traffic way next time. Still, thanks for the suggestion and I will try and come over next time and say hello. I said hello to Harry right after I got there since I thought maybe that being tall was relative.

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    Yeah, I'll be back in a few weeks. I'll have about three weeks to prepare for BRAG. So, who wants to go with me? I plan to do the self-supported thing again. I know riding to Oxford is doable, but I don't know about the way home.

    Tommy

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    Hi Tommy. Just saw your picture on the ABC website. What's that black thing on your right leg?
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    Does anyone know if there are any Surly dealers in the Atlanta area?

    There is a list of them at the Surly site, but I haven't seen any Surlys at these shops. I am specifically looking for a Long Haul Trucker or a Cross Check. I'd like to take one for a spin before buying. I will support a LBS if I can fond one. Thanks.

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    Go to http://www.surlybikes.com/dealers.html# and click on the Georgia road sign.
    You'll see that Outback Bikes in L5P is a dealer. Also Cycleworks and Tucker Bicycles (aka BikeWays of Tucker).

    If you want a first class bike shop to support, go to Intown Bicycles. The shop is near Piedmont Park/Virginia-Highland. Friendly, knowledgeable mechanics and sales people and all the bike gear you'll ever need.
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    Hey everyone- I'm new to the forums here and just saw a thread for Atlanta folk. I'm originally from St. Simons Island/Brunswick Georgia but I'll be attending GSU this coming fall so I'm moving to Atlanta. I'm leaving my car at home though cause I don't want to pay the $800 a year parking fee at my dorm, and would rather spend that money on a bicycle to ride in the city. I'm actually planning on stopping by Intown Bicycles this upcoming week during our orientation, looking for a good around town bike. Probably a single speed. Anyway just saying what's up.

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