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TLupo 03-25-07 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by GTcommuter
The next Intown Touring Club ride is scheduled for April 7 to explore Atlanta's historic railroads. The route is mostly in downtown around the viaducts and the city's original neighborhoods, then out a bit westward. Meeting time and location TBA (probably mid-morning at Underground/Five Points).

So, does this mean you are going to pass over the tracks (DeKalb Ave. near King Memorial) of my infamous tumble? If so, please advise everyone to walk across because as I have found out, if you have an accident, you are getting nothing from the railroad. We got ditched by the federal court on the original lawsuit and the appeal.

Tommy

GTcommuter 03-26-07 06:42 AM

No Tommy, I don't think we'll be going over those tracks. I will keep that in mind though and make sure the group is paying attention.

branman1986 03-26-07 08:41 AM

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Originally Posted by georgiaboy
The ING Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon was held today. Anyone know someone who participated in this.

The traffic was murder in downtown Atlanta this morning.

thank god I got outta town :)

Pedal Wench 03-26-07 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by georgiaboy
The ING Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon was held today. Anyone know someone who participated in this.

The traffic was murder in downtown Atlanta this morning.

I did! I escorted (on bike) the winning woman wheelchair athlete, 20-year-old Amanda McGrory. She was flying through the course, and it was a blast because we were out on our own for most of the ride - the wheelers did the half-marathon. Having Peachtree to ourselves, and Freedom Parkway was so much fun. I had to stay a distance in front of her, so she couldn't draft off me. We hit 27 mph on some of the downhills. Finished with an average of 13.6 mph, but for me, it was alot of sprinting ahead to make sure an intersection was clear, then waiting for her to get close, then sprinting ahead again. It was so much fun, and I would do it again in a heartbeat. Her biggest concern was that the runners would catch up, but they were nowhere near her. She's my newest hero.

RonH 04-04-07 10:22 AM

I posted some free stuff in the Pay It Forward thread. Send me a PM if interested. I'd rather deliver it to locals than mess with PayPal and shipping.

EuroJosh 04-04-07 06:21 PM

Howdy Ron, hows the shop gig treating ya?

RonH 04-05-07 06:05 AM

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Originally Posted by JoshFrank
Howdy Ron, hows the shop gig treating ya?

Great. Everyone here is very friendly and helpful.
GTcommuter has stopped by a few times and Map tester was there when I arrived at work yesterday.
I've assemble 4 or 5 bikes including 2 Electra Amsterdams, done several tune-ups, multiple flat repairs :o ,and started my first overhaul yesterday. Sold a few bikes too, including a Jamis Nova (just like mine) that a young woman wanted to use for commuting, light touring, and rec riding.

So how are things at Peachtree Bikes now that the "former Bicycle South group" is running the shop? ;)

EuroJosh 04-05-07 08:32 PM

Peachtree Bikes is a lot of fun. I've been enjoying living vicariously through others big ticket purchases. (yumm 1020 gram carbon wheelset, oh my) And the Sorella girls are all a ton of fun.

RonH 04-06-07 05:42 AM

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Originally Posted by JoshFrank
And the Sorella girls are all a ton of fun.

Note to Mike (the shop owner): We gotta get a shop sponsored team at Intown Bicycles. ;)

Pedal Wench 04-06-07 07:31 AM

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Originally Posted by JoshFrank
Peachtree Bikes is a lot of fun. I've been enjoying living vicariously through others big ticket purchases. (yumm 1020 gram carbon wheelset, oh my) And the Sorella girls are all a ton of fun.

:p

RonH 04-09-07 05:27 AM

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I got an email over the weekend. Seems that ABC is looking for a new Executive Director. Conflicts with the outgoing director is the reason five very good people left ABC during the past 1.5 years. Maybe the new person will have better *people skills*.
If you're interested, the job description and contact info is in the attachment.

GTcommuter 04-09-07 07:56 AM

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Originally Posted by RonH
I got an email over the weekend. Seems that ABC is looking for a new Executive Director.

Ron, does that mean Dennis is leaving? ABC's not going to have anyone left and is going to have to start from scratch. This is disappointing to hear.

RonH 04-10-07 05:44 AM

I received another email this morning - from Dennis.

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Dear ABC Member,
After 10 years of service as your Executive Director, I am moving to part-time work.
But not to worry - I will still be part of the ABC team, working on Safe Routes to School, Share the Road, and Advocacy efforts, and I look forward to continued collaboration with so many of you and your dedicated contribution to our cause!
<snip>
He's taking over Sharon's job (I think she's leaving at the end of May) and some of the things I did.

GTcommuter 04-10-07 10:48 AM

That's too bad. We're at a time where the city needs a strong and vocal bike advocacy leader.

Map tester 04-10-07 12:29 PM

I agree, we do need a strong and vocal bike advocacy leader here in Atlanta.

GTcommuter 04-10-07 12:31 PM

Agreed.

RonH 04-11-07 05:46 AM

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the new director will be a strong leader and will be well-schooled in bike advocacy. Maybe some new blood will help turn things around in metro Atlanta.

branman1986 04-11-07 05:50 AM

yeah, I'll keep my fingers crossed too.

I still need to pay you a visit, Ron...that shop is super close to my house. I do hang out at Peachtree Bikes a fair bit. Not too great for my wallet, but I get to hang out with Josh and oogle the uberbikes.

RonH 04-12-07 06:08 AM

If all the ATL locals stopped by at the same time we could have a mini-BF meeting (with pics of course). Pedal Wench is supposed to stop by today or tomorrow to pick up a free light I offered in the Pay It Forward thread.

Pedal Wench 04-12-07 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by RonH
If all the ATL locals stopped by at the same time we could have a mini-BF meeting (with pics of course). Pedal Wench is supposed to stop by today or tomorrow to pick up a free light I offered in the Pay It Forward thread.

Ooops! Forgot about that. Can we make it next week? (having a really bad week this week.:( ) The new Trader Joe's opens on the 18th - I'll be there sometime shortly after that! Let's make it a BF-party.

And, we all know the real reason Branman is hanging out at Peachtree. It ain't about oogling the bikes, now, is it????

EuroJosh 04-13-07 02:50 PM

If we want to get a BF/Atlanta group pic why don't we plan to meet up at the final stage of the TdG? I know probably everyone on here is planning on watching this, we could do it together. My wife doesn't post so she could take pics of us, and besides, my panniers have been known to hold a lot of beer:beer:

RonH 04-14-07 05:56 AM

I'm planning on being at Stone Mtn to watch the finish of stage 6. You know I'll have my camera for pics of the riders, bikes, crowds :eek:, other BF folks, etc. I'll be on the Litespeed.

Now if I could figure out why all my jerseys have shrunk. :rolleyes:

3MTA3 04-14-07 07:16 PM

YO ATL!

i've been down there plenty of times, but this is the first time i'm bringing my ride... do they allow bikes on the marta?

branman1986 04-15-07 04:25 AM

not only allowed, but encouraged!

MARTA is very bike friendly on the trains and on buses...on my commute I ride from the vahighlands to the 10th st MARTA station and take it north.

RonH 04-15-07 06:21 AM

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Originally Posted by 3MTA3
do they allow bikes on the marta?

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Originally Posted by branman1986
not only allowed, but encouraged!

+1
Here's the MARTA webpage with bike info.
http://www.itsmarta.com/howto/bikes.htm


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