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    Rad Fondo #7 July 4th 2012 - Free Event - San Clemente/Orange County

    Great Friends,

    It is time for another Rad Fondo event. On the 4th of July we are doing an incredible 70 mile loop through Orange County. The route has all types of terrain and we are going to do a complete lap of the 1984 Olympic Bike course as well. This is a fully supported ride with a quick bathroom/snack break and a post event party following the ride. This is a free event - sponsors help with the overhead. We ride at a steady training pace and the goal is to keep everyone together. We are adding 4 Strava segments (announced morning of event) so that you can drop the hammer for sections. We will regroup after the Strava sections. Rad Fondo will be giving away some cool prizes to those deemed worthy.

    Everyone is welcome at our events. If you are concerned about your fitness/skill level or do not know what to expect just send me an email. You can find pictures of past events at www.radfondo.com. There are also reviews of past rides on Bike Forums. We expect around 75-125 riders for this event. We should be back well before noon if you have plans for the day. San Clemente is a wonderful place to bring the family for the day and we have a fireworks show! Bring the family, hit the beach after the ride and then watch the fireworks in the evening. You will be a hero.

    Feel free to share this with your friends. The more the merrier!

    If you would like to attend just send me an email confirming you want to go. This way I can be sure we have enough food for the stops and the post ride party. More details and ride route are posted here.
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    Count me in I've been wanting to do a Rad Fondo

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    Any Clydes ridding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sancle1 View Post
    Any Clydes ridding?
    I'm thinking about it. To date I've done a few 50's @ 12-13 avg (not subtracting for traffic signals and such). The hills may be an issue. I've ridden some of it, and will try to ride some of the more challenging parts of it in the upcoming weeks to get a better idea.
    As much as you paid for that Beemer [Mercedies, Audi, Escalade], I'm surprised it didn't come equipped with turn signals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuteCommando View Post
    I'm thinking about it. To date I've done a few 50's @ 12-13 avg (not subtracting for traffic signals and such). The hills may be an issue. I've ridden some of it, and will try to ride some of the more challenging parts of it in the upcoming weeks to get a better idea.
    If you are worried about the hills, you can bypass some of them completely and still hang with the group. The route is also easy to shortcut if you start to bonk. I added the hills for those that complain that 70 miles is just too easy.

    You will have a good time regardless. We keep adding stuff to the post party so it will be fun! Come join us. Be sure to get on the email list for upcoming events (we don't send junk email - just ride updates)

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    i think im going to go 90% sure.

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    I emailed the organizer and got no reply to date. My concern is I would be dropped and left to my own riding all alone for almost all the miles. I ride at a 10-14mph average pace on flats and on big hills i drop down to granny gear and go about 7-9 mph. I have ridden 62 miles over course of a day but never more than about 20 before taking a break. The organizer says it this ride is totally supported but the website for the ride says there is ONE support station halfway. If i do this ride i would keep a 10-12mph average pace and take a long time. I am from out of town (LA) and not familiar with the area and dont have any buddies to ride with on this ride. I dont think it would be a good idea for me to do it based on fact it seems the riders will be all together going 15-18mph on flats from what i think i can surmise from the info provided. If anyone wants to do it with me at my slow place and stick together so we dont all get abandoned separately feel free to email me at gary in la at aol dot com. Thanks.

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    How do u hang with the group if they are all doing the hills and you are not. Is there a map with the bypass routes available? I am from out of town and do not know the area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryinLA View Post
    How do u hang with the group if they are all doing the hills and you are not. Is there a map with the bypass routes available? I am from out of town and do not know the area.
    Great questions. I do not have a map with bypass routes but if you would like I will make you one and email it to you. Just send me an email - radfondo@cox.net. We are going to regroup at the top of the climbs. This will allow riders with differing skill levels to climb at their pace. There is an easy bypass for Cove Rd, Pacific Island Drive and Vista Del Lago. There is also a shortcut for Cooks/Live Oak if needed.

    The main climbs are Cove Rd (.2 mi @18%), Pacific Island Drive (1.5mi @ 8%), La Paz (1.5mi @5%), Vista Del Lago (.4 @ 10%), Cooks/Live Oak (1mi @8.5%) and the climb out (.5 @8%). There are rollers sprinkled around the route as well. Once we climb out of Live Oak Canyon it is an easy ride home for the last 20 miles.

    All climbs are estimated by memory. We will have the Strava sections posted 1 week prior to the ride. I hope this helps. If you have questions you can post them here or send me an email. Get on the email update list radfondo@cox.net

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryinLA View Post
    I emailed the organizer and got no reply to date. My concern is I would be dropped and left to my own riding all alone for almost all the miles. I ride at a 10-14mph average pace on flats and on big hills i drop down to granny gear and go about 7-9 mph. I have ridden 62 miles over course of a day but never more than about 20 before taking a break. The organizer says it this ride is totally supported but the website for the ride says there is ONE support station halfway. If i do this ride i would keep a 10-12mph average pace and take a long time. I am from out of town (LA) and not familiar with the area and dont have any buddies to ride with on this ride. I dont think it would be a good idea for me to do it based on fact it seems the riders will be all together going 15-18mph on flats from what i think i can surmise from the info provided. If anyone wants to do it with me at my slow place and stick together so we dont all get abandoned separately feel free to email me at gary in la at aol dot com. Thanks.
    I should have read this one first... At the pace you are riding, I think that this event might not be right if you want to ride with the group. We will likely average around 17mph for the ride and we only stop once. We do have a support vehicle and provide food and water at the rest stop. The goal of the Rad Fondo events is to provide a group ride that rolls together and mantains a steady pace. This allows riders to get in a fun ride and not take up the entire day. We only stop for a quick break and try to get rolling before your legs get a chance to cool down. We don't hammer but it is a brisk pace. We will regroup at the top of all climbs.

    You are welcome to come and I will do my best to help you with support and adjusted routes if needed. If I get enough requests I can split the group but I can't promise you anything until I get people asking. I sent you an email after I read your post. I did not receive one from you - maybe there was a typo? I look forward to riding with you.

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    @Mike, I want to do the ride. i dont know if i can hang with the Pack, but i dont mind getting dropped since i know the area well. would it still be ok for me to join you guys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sancle1 View Post
    @Mike, I want to do the ride. i dont know if i can hang with the Pack, but i dont mind getting dropped since i know the area well. would it still be ok for me to join you guys?
    Yes, no problem. The worst that can happen is that you get dropped at some point. You might surprise yourself and find out that it is easier hanging out in the group. We put the stronger riders in the front to pull into the wind so that riders who are not as strong can sit in. You will meet some great people too.

    Get on the email list! See you on the 4th - Tell your friends.

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    I agree not a good ride for me at my pace, unless I find others looking to do a ride at my average pace of about 10-12mph. Riding alone for 70 miles out of town isnt a good idea for me.

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    Here is the latest update on the 4th of July Rad Fondo #7 event. This email just went out. If you would like to get on the list just send me a quick email - radfondo@cox.net

    Great Friends,

    I am looking forward to riding with you on the 4th of July. Things are shaping up nicely for the ride. We will be having a post ride picnic in the park complete with hot dogs and ice cream. Feel free to bring the family (please rsvp so I can have enough). We should be back by 12:00.

    We are also borrowing a page from the local fishing boats and announcing the Rad Fondo Jackpot. Each rider puts $5 into the jackpot and we will have a drawing at the finish. 100% goes back to the riders. This just makes it fun because you can win some serious cash. Details at the start of the ride. Don't forget your $$$. We will have one support stop around mile 45. The stop will have restrooms, water, snacks and mechanical support if needed. The Rad Fondo Strava Hotspots will be posted on the web site Saturday.

    If you received this email but are not on the e-mail list (from me) please send me an email - radfondo@cox.net. Don't forget check out the web site updates, reviews and general cycling news. The Rad Fondo Tour de France rundown is coming tomorrow. This is a must read for cycling enthusiasts.

    Rad Fondo is hosting the first "Ride Like A Pro" event on July 28-29. Limited to 14 riders, you will spend two days riding the best roads in San Diego County. Gourmet meals, spa resort and VIP treatment. Send me an email if you are interested. I will not be posting details for this ride - you must contact me directly. I look forward to riding with you on the 4th,
    Mike

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    Last edited by Rad Fondo; 06-25-12 at 09:38 AM. Reason: Jumbled Post

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