Oldie, just not here!
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Shady Hills, Fl.
Bikes: 2005 Trek T2000 tandem, 2003 Burly Tosa Tandem, 6 singles including 2 fixies
Originally Posted by dgw203
The rides will be early saturdays and sundays. I do prefer Suncoast trail ....
If you hit the Suncoast trail around daylight and just ride at one or two miles an hour below your normal pace, MANY groups of three to five will pass you. Pick one that looks like your speed and jump on the last wheel with an "On your wheel" announcement. Give it a minute and if you haven't heard anyone tell you to get off, move up alongside, introduce yourself, and ask if it's OK to continue riding with them.
But the Suncoast Trail gets deathly hot in the summer ... precious little shade, you see! So before long there won't be that many groups out there! Best to get with the clubs and learn some other routes for the summer!
And that's the real deal for finding riding partners, too! Tie up with one of the active clubs. If you're on the Tampa side, you have the Tampa Bay Freewheelers, http://www.tbfreewheelers.com
, and on the St. Pete/Clearwater side you have the St. Pete Bike Club in south county, http://www.stpetecycling.com
, and the Suncoast club in north county, http://www.suncoastcycling.com
! They all have a bunch of rides with A, B, and C categories, and most all but the A groups have a "no drop" policy.
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