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Clyde's/Athena's Seeking Ride Buddies

Old 05-23-07, 03:46 PM
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Clyde's/Athena's Seeking Ride Buddies

OK, to start it off:

Here's the deal, Post your location, average pace, and miles you like to ride.

Hopefully, it'll hook a few of us up with a ride partner to keep us motivated and of close enough to similar abilities and taste in rides that it works!

ps: Let's not turn this thread into a dating site!

My Location: Lafayette, Indiana
Pace:I'm good anywhere between 13 and 8 mph Average
Distances: Long, 50-150, with the eventual goal of a double century.

Edit: Jut another though, if you see a good match, use PM to make a contact to keep the thread a list of locations and preferences. Not required of course, but it'll make it easier to scroll the list.

Additional Edit: I have a spreadsheet by region at this location:
http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?k...z3kcfRFw&hl=en
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I know you're all sexy and stuff now Tom, but I couldn't do that to Mrs. Stormcrowe!

Anyway...

Location: NYC (but would be willing to go anywhere MetroNorth, NJ Transit, or LIRR goes)
Average Pace: Loaded question. My computer says about 13, but I tend to waver between 15-18 with bursts above 20. The traffic stops really kill averages!
Miles: 20+, usually at least 30.
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Miles: 20+ is good but I am not too picky.

(Yeah, I am sure I have a lot of people just next door!)
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HMMM maybe we should all move to Costa Rica.

Wow Katrina was a terrible storm... Lafayette was pushed from Louisiana all the way to Indiana....at least it is still in a state that ends in iana.
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Guess we're lucky to be in So California. This is the ride we did on Saturday. Another ride in a week or two. About 40 riders and maybe 90% are BF'ers. Ronjon may be somewhere in there too. I'm in the yellow.

Not to mention that I have ridden with another forum dude Hillbasher a few times. Happened to run into him climbing up the mtns. He lives local and we're both clydeboys!


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Okay, thanks for the invitation to post here Tom. I'm a bit embarassed to say the following, but you never know ...

Location: NorthWest Suburbs of Chicago
Pace: very slow .. 4-6 mph
Distance: 3-6 miles working toward 10

I'm new to the forum and new to *serious* biking.

Please think kind thoughts -- I give myself enough of a hard time already
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Welcome Mirysien - my first ride after a 6 year break was 3 miles and I was thrilled. Mile by mile is the ticket!
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Originally Posted by Mirysien
Okay, thanks for the invitation to post here Tom. I'm a bit embarassed to say the following, but you never know ...

Location: NorthWest Suburbs of Chicago
Pace: very slow .. 4-6 mph
Distance: 3-6 miles working toward 10

I'm new to the forum and new to *serious* biking.

Please think kind thoughts -- I give myself enough of a hard time already
Hey...you're on the bike!!! Congrats!! That's awesome. Just keep with it. Soon enough, you'll be doing centuries.

My first ride after a 10-year layoff was about 6-7 miles. Took awhile but I worked up to 10, then 20, then 40...you get the idea
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Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz
Guess we're lucky to be in So California. This is the ride we did on Saturday. Another ride in a week or two. About 40 riders and maybe 90% are BF'ers. Ronjon may be somewhere in there too. I'm in the yellow.

Not to mention that I have ridden with another forum dude Hillbasher a few times. Happened to run into him climbing up the mtns. He lives local and we're both clydeboys!
Hey Beanz...was this the Goodbye GMR ride I couldn't make?
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Originally Posted by mkadam68
Hey Beanz...was this the Goodbye GMR ride I couldn't make?

That would be the one!..I'm pretty sure you already know there is another ride up 39/GMR in a week or two! Similar to the Bloat ride you rode with us!
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This is me, in blue, I think:



Clearly another Socal-er

My Location: Los Angeles, CA
Pace: 10 - 22
Distances: 20 - 120. Preferably with lots and lots and lots of hills.
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Great idea,
Minneapolis, 15-30 miles, about 15-17 mph average speed....i also have a lot of neighboors who ride a lower and higher speeds
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Originally Posted by Mirysien
Okay, thanks for the invitation to post here Tom. I'm a bit embarassed to say the following, but you never know ...

Location: NorthWest Suburbs of Chicago
Pace: very slow .. 4-6 mph
Distance: 3-6 miles working toward 10

I'm new to the forum and new to *serious* biking.

Please think kind thoughts -- I give myself enough of a hard time already
Don't be embarassed. We all started somewhere. Just keep at it and you'll be riding big miles in no time.
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Originally Posted by ronjon10
This is me, in blue, I think:



Clearly another Socal-er

My Location: Los Angeles, CA
Pace: 10 - 22
Distances: 20 - 120. Preferably with lots and lots and lots of hills.

Went back to the original post and ..........I DO BELIEVE THAT IS YOU!
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Originally Posted by Mirysien
Okay, thanks for the invitation to post here Tom. I'm a bit embarassed to say the following, but you never know ...

Location: NorthWest Suburbs of Chicago
Pace: very slow .. 4-6 mph
Distance: 3-6 miles working toward 10

I'm new to the forum and new to *serious* biking.

Please think kind thoughts -- I give myself enough of a hard time already
That's good that you are posting though. Riding with someone with a higher skill level will make you push yourself a little more and give you a pace that gives you a workout.
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Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
OK, to start it off:

Here's the deal, Post your location, average pace, and miles you like to ride.

Hopefully, it'll hook a few of us up with a ride partner to keep us motivated and of close enough to similar abilities and taste in rides that it works!

ps: Let's not turn this thread into a dating site!

My Location: Lafayette, Indiana
Pace:I'm good anywhere between 13 and 8 mph Average
Distances: Long, 50-150, with the eventual goal of a double century.

Edit: Jut another though, if you see a good match, use PM to make a contact to keep the thread a list of locations and preferences. Not required of course, but it'll make it easier to scroll the list.
Location: Chester County, PA, Phoenixville area.
Speed: around 10 MPH, occasionally faster.
Distance: Any. My goal is to be in shape for the MS 150 in September - I'm riding the 75 mile leg. Eventually I want to start touring.
 
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