By the way, before I start - I've noticed that there is no section here at BF for organizing rides or basically in the sense of: "Heading out to X tomorrow, any one wanna join/meet?" So, that's kind of where Im coming from...There's like 100 different sections here, I think there should be one like this on BF, just my $0.02.
So tomorrow I'm planning on my first really long ride. I'm going to be riding from Escondido, CA to Julian, CA and back. The longest I've ridden is 20 miles straight through, and this will be 80 miles total.
The thing is, I'd really like to ride with some other cyclists rather than solo. Is it rude to ask if I could tag along if I happen across a group while on my way out?
Also, is there a forum or some place I could go that lists rides in Souther California so I could possibly hook up with some people going for weekend long rides?
And just to get a little review on my rig: here's what I'm packing:
Camel back full to the brim
water bottle full to the brim
Allen wrench set
zippo lighter (you never know when these suckers could come in handy!)
Garmin etrex to calculate miles/avg mph, etc
4 zip ties (again, you never know)
and my driver's license
I plan on wearing a tight cotton tshirt and some of those stretchy biking shorts with the pad on the butt and nike sneakers, with some custom finger-tip cut motocross gloves lol.