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socalrider 12-14-13 05:52 AM

Fast Paced Night ride out of Euro Cafe in Claremont - Monday & Thursdays at 6:30pm
 
This is a fairly flat - spirited 25.5 mile bike ride. We start at Euro Cafe in Claremont and ride to Covina before we headback to Euro Cafe. The Total Average speed for this ride are between 15mph to 19mph. There are sections where speeds of 30+ mph are the norm, so you need a good headlight. We have 3 regroup spots along the route.

Route slips will be provided to all new riders. The ride is mostly flat with 1-2% incline/declines along the route. This ride has many long straight sections, so feel free to stretch those legs. The 4 major roads travelled are Baseline-Foothill / Badillo Ave / Cienaga Ave and Bonita Avenue. Most of the roads have very generous shoulders.

Since this is a night ride - HEADLIGHTS and TAILLIGHTS are Mandatory. We will have links below for inexpensive high output headlights and taillights, that many of us have tested and used. High visibility clothing is recommended and Helmets are mandatory.

This ride is also posted via Meetup on the Cycling Connection and Psycho-Lists page. - Both Inland Empire Cycling Clubs

WEBSITE: http://uplandantiques.wix.com/nightride

Dunbar 12-16-13 01:11 PM

Good to see you're still doing this ride. Regrettably I never did make it out when I lived in the area.

socalrider 12-17-13 06:02 AM

It has grown quite a bit - tonight we had 32 riders..

nosignature 12-19-13 02:48 PM

That was a fun ride, thanks for posting it. Not a fan of all the regroups, but I understand given the varying levels of riders who show up. Pretty sure I managed to catch a cold in the night air, guess I'll wear a base layer next time out.

socalrider 12-24-13 02:32 AM

The regroups are part of the rides. We have 3 cycling groups promoting it. I will never hold anyone back from riding fast but the regroups are going to stay.. Tonight we had some rock sport riders and they were impressed with the pace of the ride. Once we get back into spring - we may have an A and B ride and have only 2 regroups for the A ride.

socalrider 01-08-14 03:49 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Juhd...e_gdata_player

Raw video of the Monday night ride

socalrider 01-15-14 10:51 AM

http://youtu.be/hGICFPt-wjM

video of the ride

nosignature 01-15-14 06:57 PM

That's cool, I've never seen footage of myself riding before. I was in the D-Focus kit, pretty sure we met at a rest stop. Thanks for pushing me to sprint a little that night!

socalrider 01-16-14 05:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nosignature (Post 16414438)
That's cool, I've never seen footage of myself riding before. I was in the D-Focus kit, pretty sure we met at a rest stop. Thanks for pushing me to sprint a little that night!

If you click on my videos - we have the entire ride up on youtube - raw video.. Hope to see you out again.. Erik

Lesper4 01-16-14 10:41 AM

I Love the Planet Bike LED tail lights, I rode behind a few last year and they are bright. When comparing the 4 models on REI I cant really see what the difference is? I see you recommend them on your rides? I prefer the best, which is if I may ask?
Thanks,

socalrider 01-16-14 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lesper4 (Post 16415798)
I Love the Planet Bike LED tail lights, I rode behind a few last year and they are bright. When comparing the 4 models on REI I cant really see what the difference is? I see you recommend them on your rides? I prefer the best, which is if I may ask?
Thanks,

I like them because they have a strong clip - easy to move from bike to bike just hooking on seatpack and bright.. I use the superflash model.. Been using it for a couple of years now with no issues..

For any local riders or teams - this is nice flat fast training ride. Most can attest that it is much faster than they thought it would be. We have gotten enough buzz over the last few months that some top local riders are coming out to the ride. Here is all the info on the ride..

http://uplandantiques.wix.com/nightride

socalrider 03-10-14 01:42 AM

Cycling Connection is joining with the Psycho-Lists to support a fun evening bike ride on Monday and Thursday evenings.

Starting March 10th - the Ride will have 2 groups - the B Group will roll at 6:30pm sharp while the A Group will roll at 6:45pm

Meet up at 6:15pm and Rolling by 6:30pm (B Group) - 6:45pm ( A Group)

6:30pm (B Group) - Claremont to Covina Loop - 23.5 miles

This ride will have an approx. average speed of 14-16mph and 3 re-group points along the 23.5 mile route. The route is mostly flat with very minor climbs.

6:45pm (A Group) - Claremont to Covina Loop - 25.5 miles

This group will have an approx. average speed of 17-22mph and One re-group spot along the 25.5 mile route. The route is mostly flat with very moderate climbs.

socalrider 03-10-14 01:43 AM

Monday / Thursday night ride videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e47QXskzAaI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGICFPt-wjM

socalrider 03-13-14 02:44 AM

This is now a split ride with 2 groups - see following for more info. This is a fairly flat - spirited 23.5 to 25.5 mile bike ride. We start at Euro Cafe in Claremont and ride to Covina before we headback to Claremont - Euro Cafe. The Total Average speed for this ride is 14 to 16mph for the ("B" ride) and 18 to 22mph for the ("A" ride) There are sections where speeds of 30+ mph are the norm, so you need a good headlight and taillight

Monday and Thursday Night Bike Ride 6:30pm - Psycho-Lists - Crazylegs


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