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Old 02-19-05, 06:24 AM
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Newbie again...STILL awaiting my tax refund(@$#$!#@$!)...then Lemond Reno here I come!

I am probably going to join a bike club in my area (Mercer County New Jersey) and I am curious.
I don't seem to see a thread where we can all talk, brag about, or otherwise discuss our cycling clubs. So could you guys post info about the clubs you ride with. I am particularly interested in the Central/South New Jersey, Philadelphia areas. Also I do travel quite a bit to the NYC area and would consider joinng a club there. I looked in the Ride Partners forum and I didn't see anything like this there, so I figured I would put someting here. If ths is not the right place I am sorry.

Thanks for all of your help and input so far.

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I'm in NYC and recently joined the 5 Boroughs Bike Club (www.5bbc.org). I've been pretty happy with them so far. they go to lengths to make sure they aren't an advocacy group, just a bunch of people who like to ride. I've done several saturday rides with them all over the city, typical m.o. is to 'ride to food and back'. check out the 'day rides' section on their website to see what i'm talking about. Sadly today's ride to Fillmore's out past Shea Stadium has been cxl'd, 18F when i checked the boards

They also arrange the Montauk Century coming up in May, and begin training rides on the 26th of February that i'm looking into doing. Supposed to be a pretty much flat 100mi (or 140 or 65 if you prefer). They also do weekend trips into New England, Jersey and Pennsyltucky, but i haven't had a chance to do one of those yet.

What i like most about them so far is that it hasn't been too political. What i like least is that for the rides that i've done i've been the youngest person there by at least a decade (i'm 27). Supposedly this changes in the summer, but we shall see. In the meantime, older ladies love younger men! Just don't tell my GF. Hope this helps
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my club is the irregular cycling club of montreal. we're really more of an anarcho-syndicalist anti-club than a club, but we so hard fast rides and boast more than a few racers. the first picture is the irregulars before a ride two years ago.

the second picture is of the martin swiss cyclo-cross experience, a cyclo-cross team/club that i organized last season. we had fun. we got a bunch of kids into the sport. we ate donuts after races. that's me in the orange bandana.
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Originally Posted by velocipedio
my club is the irregular cycling club of montreal. we're really more of an anarcho-syndicalist anti-club than a club, but we so hard fast rides and boast more than a few racers. the first picture is the irregulars before a ride two years ago.

the second picture is of the martin swiss cyclo-cross experience, a cyclo-cross team/club that i organized last season. we had fun. we got a bunch of kids into the sport. we ate donuts after races. that's me in the orange bandana.
Greetings! I actually visited your site before I started this thread. Your group seems like alot of fun...ALMOST making me wish I lived in Montreal (lol!). It does, indeed, seem like the antithesis of some of the clubs I have been heariong about. Some seem to take themselves too seriously for my tastes, being new to it, and all. You guys sound like a hoot.

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well... you're welcomed to join us, though i don't know how you'd make the rides.

if i end up going to rutgers for my phd, we can start the irregulars usa! hell, you can start your own bramch, if you like. the irregulars are an attitude more than anything else.

the key to a club is having a bunch of friends who like riding and get together for regular rides. i find that a lot of clubs take the club itself too seriously. for us, it's really about the riding. we also have a reputation for talking a lot. you can have a lot of conversation over a century.

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I belong to the www.btcnj.com

Very busy, even in winter. There's a MasterLink where eveybody learn about the rides and activities. There will be an Anniversary Perty next Feb. 26, dancing and all.
I just complain about the lack of youth, where are the young girls ?
95% in this club is middle age and up!
Don't get me wrong I ride because I like biking but...you know what I mean.
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Originally Posted by velocipedio
well... you're welcomed to join us, though i don't know how you'd make the rides.

if i end up going to rutgers for my phd, we can start the irregulars usa! hell, you can start your own bramch, if you like. the irregulars are an attitude more than anything else.

the key to a club is having a bunch of friends who like riding and get together for regular rides. i find that a lot of clubs take the club itself too seriously. for us, it's really about the riding. we also have a reputation for talking a lot. you can have a lot of conversation over a century.

bruce lee rocks.
Ahhhhh you recognized where my signature came from. I am a huge Bruce Lee fan and have studied martial arts for 14 years, although I stopped 10 or so years ago. I studied Kyokushin Karate for 7 years and studied Wing Chun Gung Fu privately for 7 or so years. My best bud was my instructor. It was nothing formal but I did learn alot. My girlfriend can still beat me up, though (lol).

If you ever do get to Rutgers I would love to ride with you...I am a bit older than you (probably-I am 43). I live in Ewing NJ which is about 28 miles from Rutgers...if you mean the New Brunswick NJ campus. If you mean the Rutgers Camden NJ campus, then I am about 40 miles from there..both easy trips from my home. Shoot me an email if you end up there.

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"Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless. like water. Now if you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. If you put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow, or it can crash. Be water, my friend."

Wow! it's been awhile since I had heard that, thanks for reminding it. All I can say to it is: AMEN!
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i'm a big fan of bruce lee's. don't get me wrong, i do enjoy the modern wu xia films, but the fight scene at the end of fists of fury is one of the best. did you ever study jeet kune do?

if i get into rutgers, and i accept it [i've had three other offers already], i'll be in new brunswick. they don't do history phds anywhere else. rutgers and nyu are two of my three top picks. and you're not that much older than me... i took a long route to my phd.
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i'm a big fan of bruce lee's. don't get me wrong, i do enjoy the modern wu xia films, but the fight scene at the end of fists of fury is one of the best. did you ever study jeet kune do?

if i get into rutgers, and i accept it [i've had three other offers already], i'll be in new brunswick. they don't do history phds anywhere else. rutgers and nyu are two of my three top picks. and you're not that much older than me... i took a long route to my phd.
Well whaddya know? While I was not a history major in college (biology) I am quite a history enthusiast, my favorite eras being Medieval Europe and the American Civil War. NYU is a fine school. One of my oldest and closest friends earned his PhD there and is now a Business Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Funny thing...he is also a history enthusiast and the two of us are about to collaborate on a research paper tying Civil War management strategies into todays business management strategies...go figure.

I did not have the chance to study Jeet Kune Do, much to my regret. My instructor/best bud, Jim is very proficient at it. To watch him and one of his former training partners spar was a treat. I loved Wing Chun and would recommend it to anyone getting into the arts. I don't think I ever became any sort of expert but I did learn quite a bit and, more importantly, my spirit and demeanor have benefited greatly. I have learned how to keep stress to an absolute minimum. I am always calm and I owe that all to my studies.

I am also a really nice guy...just HAD to throw that in.

Hey Corsiare, where in NJ are you and where do you ride?

L'chaim.
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BTW: The cave fight scene in "Enter The Dragon" is a cinematic classic!!
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my area is post-wwii us culture. my text is mostly music, but untangling it from literature, theatre, film and painting is a bit like unscrambling an egg.

i once had a fascination with the early middle ages, specifically the conflict between irish and roman catholicism in the 7th century, which i saw as a cultural/political rather than eccesiastical struggle. but that was as an undergraduate a long time ago. to be honest, the middle ages kind of lost it for me. you know... it's 800 years of camping out.

the civil war is something else, though. i can dig that. i did a research paper when i did my ma on the changing perceptions of the union's mission in the north. i was fascinated by how lincoln brilliantly rearticulated what was really an economic struggle in humatiarian terms, but more specifically how the northern press created the official version of the war. [no... i don't have rebel sympathies... the north just had a more developed media aparatus.]

nyu looks good. i did a lot of research there for my ma thesis, and i've been really impressed by thomas bender and daniel walkowitz. on the other hand, rutgers has jackson lears. gotta love a guy who writes a history of luck in america. brilliant book, actually.
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Hi from South Florida;
If you get tired of the snow and winter come on down to the Boca Raton Bicycle Club for a ride(s). We are some 350 members with rides four days a week at 4 different speed groups. Our trips go to the Keys, Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, the Kennedy Space Center,etc. Just check out Bocaratonbicycleclub.com.
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