Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Richmond 2015

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    128
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Richmond 2015

    What plans are you all making? Driving, touring, or both? Are you going to visit other locations, like DC, historical sites or other sporting events? Which areas of Virginia are you interested in: the mountains, piedmont, or coast?

  2. #2
    Life is good RonH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Between Crystal River and Hernando, Florida, 6 miles west of the Withlacoochee Trail
    My Bikes
    I've had several since 1999 but have settled on my beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my latest, a 2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO
    Posts
    13,856
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have no plans to visit Richmond or any area of Virginia. Why do you ask?
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO carbon

    I thought of that while riding my bicycle -- Albert Einstein

  3. #3
    slow as I ever was Ex Pres's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    an imposter living in the 35223
    Posts
    5,756
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    I have no plans to visit Richmond or any area of Virginia. Why do you ask?

    UCI WORLD Road Racing Championship

    I should come up & visit all my '70s-early 80's haunts, NoVa, Blacksburg & Charlottesville; although I'm sure they've all changed too much.
    Last edited by Ex Pres; 06-25-14 at 02:24 PM.

  4. #4
    Junior Member warrior4130's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    My Bikes
    Jamis Alegro Elite
    Posts
    8
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I don't see where anyone answered you, but Richmond 2015 refers to the World Bike Championships. Probably going to be kind of a BIG deal for the cycling community.

  5. #5
    derailleurs are overrated bigbenaugust's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    KIGX
    My Bikes
    2009 Motobecane Fantom CX, 2012 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno SSCX
    Posts
    1,743
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My boss (who grew up in VA) says the only good thing in Richmond is the Museum of the Confederacy. But I wouldn't mind going up for a road race.
    --Ben
    Carrboro Bike Coalition - putting the "bike" in "CARrboro" :)
    2011 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno, 2009 Motobecane Fantom CX
    Previously: 2000 Trek 4500 (2000-2003), 2003 Novara Randonee (2003-2006), 2003 Giant Rainier (2003-2008), 2005 Xootr Swift (2005-2007), 2007 Nashbar 1x9 (2007-2011), 2011 Windsor Shetland (2011-2014)
    Current Linux Usage (by machine): Arch: I openSUSE: III

  6. #6
    Junior Member warrior4130's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    My Bikes
    Jamis Alegro Elite
    Posts
    8
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    As are most capital cities, Richmond aint the bestest of cities (Sacramento comes to mind also), but it is loaded with history, and there are sections that are most worthy, like Carytown, and the west end of the city. Oh, and if you are a Redskins (are they still called that?) fan, their training came is in Richmond. BEST thing about Richmond is Richmond 2015!

  7. #7
    MyBikeRunsonNukePower cmschmie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Charlotte
    My Bikes
    2013 Specialized Roubaix Expert / 2009 Specialized Allez Elite
    Posts
    182
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I am currently planning in going. I live in northern North Carolina and will probably go up there the morning of and head home right after.

  8. #8
    Junior Member patoot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Richmond VA
    My Bikes
    Serotta Ti Concurs, Univega Gran Premio converted with Automatix hub, 1972 Zeus Criterium
    Posts
    22
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I live in Richmond and am happy to meet up for a ride around the city for those of you coming here in 2015 (or I can just send you some routes and places to stop). We have some beautiful routes that mix a little urban and country road riding. PM me if interested.

  9. #9
    Senior Member va_cyclist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Ashland, VA
    Posts
    1,345
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hi all! Coming out of a long bikeforums hiatus to answer this thread. I've lived just outside Richmond for 15 years, and I have to tell you that it has changed a lot in that time. Yes, its reputation was as a dingy, backwater, racist, murder capital. Well, crime is down, culture is up, hipsters are everywhere, craft beer is flowing, and Richmond is embracing cycling like it never has before. We're kind of becoming the Portland of the east coast. There are new paths and bike lanes popping up all over town, as well as really spectacular, challenging MTB trails right along the James River.

    So if you're at all interested in UCI, come on up/down in 2015 and see what Richmond is all about. You will be surprised.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    128
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    this looks exciting. Road Circuit

  11. #11
    Newbie dickey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I had the opportunity to race on that course at Collegiate Road Nationals this year. It was so awesome. You HAVE to watch the race at Libby Hill. It's the cobbled climb and the highlight of the course. Beautiful neighborhood and it'll be the place to be for watching. Party all day long.

    Libby Hill - 2014 USAC Collegiate Road Nationals - YouTube

  12. #12
    Junior Member warrior4130's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    My Bikes
    Jamis Alegro Elite
    Posts
    8
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Really.."Portland of the east coast"....might be a bit of a stretch?

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Birmingham, AL
    My Bikes
    CAAD 10
    Posts
    93
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    We booked a room at the Courtyard by the Airport. Going to check out the race and the city. Looking forward to it!
    2013 CAAD 10

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    128
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i'll post an update on whether or not i'll tour to Richmond from Greenville, South Carolina about a month from race week. i have no idea what my miles per day or speed will be. it could vary from 30-50 miles per day in hilly areas to 80-100 miles per day on flatter areas. i'll be stealth camping a lot, and using free hosting service when available. my request to volunteer for the race and get free sleeping arrangements and transportation may get accepted.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •