Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: OTP South
Bikes: Spec Roubaix SL4, DawesSST
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Riders in South (east) Atlanta
Hi guys (and gals), I am a returning rider who lives in McDonough, GA about 45 mins below the airport. I have just recently gotten back in the saddle, and at the moment am riding at a beginner level. I am interested in finding out about some scheduled "road" rides in and around the area. I talked to the fellows over at Trek Atlanta, but their ride is a bit too advanced for me at the moment, and is something I would like to work back up to.
I am much more interested in trying to find riders in the Henry County area with a similar skill level, or who don't mind "waiting up" for an experienced, but out of shape rider. I am trying to avoid having to go all the way to Atl, or Peachtree City to find rides. I do not mind riding in weather above 42-ish, which is a good threshold for Ga, it's rarely colder than that here anyway. I prefer riding on paved paths, or neighborhoods rather than on traffic-ed roads at this time. I generally ride about 10 miles a day, three times a week right now, averaging around 10MPH.
Would like to hook up with a weekly (beginner/intermediate) group ride, and possibly with other riders for a bi or tri weekly ride. I am most available during the week and to some degree on Saturdays. My Sundays belong to paintball...lol. The nearest and most appealing location that I have found so far is the PATH trail out at Panola (Acadia) Mountain. Any other information about good trails, rides, etc. would be greatly appreciated.