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SH!FT - Sunday Oct 5, 2014 - Terry Hershey 36ish

Old 09-29-14, 11:38 AM
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SH!FT - Sunday Oct 5, 2014 - Terry Hershey 36ish

We will roll out at 7:30 sharp so do your own takeoff to decide when you need to arrive. We will start at Terry Hershey park in the Beltway 8 parking lot. This route will do all of THP and all the way to the end of GBP at South Fry Rd and Walgreens. We will take 1 or 2 breaks depending on how the group is feeling. We are going to shoot for an average speed of 17+mph for the duration of the ride which is about 36 miles + or -. If you are wanting to go shorter or slower that is OK too. Post up and maybe you can find someone that wants to share the morning with you. If you want to go faster or longer that is OK too.

Hwy 6 to Fry and back will be a race for some of us. Speeds will more than likely be from 20-30 mph if anyone decides to do anything.

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Old 09-30-14, 11:51 AM
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I am not trying to be a drag, but I think it is kind of irresponsible to shoot for 17+ through that section of THP. There are lots and lots of walkers, joggers, dogs, and kids along that stretch and plenty of curves and narrow areas. Beyond Hwy 6 out to Fry Road is one thing, but between BW8 and Hwy 6, you should expect to have to go slow and weave around lots of pedestrians. Please think about the image you project of cyclists to the rest of the path users before you go blasting through there trying to maintain an arbitrary speed.
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I am not trying to be a drag, but I think it is kind of irresponsible to shoot for 17+ through that section of THP. There are lots and lots of walkers, joggers, dogs, and kids along that stretch and plenty of curves and narrow areas. Beyond Hwy 6 out to Fry Road is one thing, but between BW8 and Hwy 6, you should expect to have to go slow and weave around lots of pedestrians. Please think about the image you project of cyclists to the rest of the path users before you go blasting through there trying to maintain an arbitrary speed.
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Old 09-30-14, 01:57 PM
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I am not trying to be a drag, but I think it is kind of irresponsible to shoot for 17+ through that section of THP. There are lots and lots of walkers, joggers, dogs, and kids along that stretch and plenty of curves and narrow areas. Beyond Hwy 6 out to Fry Road is one thing, but between BW8 and Hwy 6, you should expect to have to go slow and weave around lots of pedestrians. Please think about the image you project of cyclists to the rest of the path users before you go blasting through there trying to maintain an arbitrary speed.
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I can promise you that my safety is much more important than what my speedometer reads. It's one of my favorite places to ride and I've been riding it for years. I appreciate your concern for the trail and the pedestrians. It can be super dangerous when the 'elite' come barrelling through. Anyone that has ridden there for a while can probably agree with me when I say that the biggest danger of all, at any speed, is the rabbits and squirrels. I've had some close calls with them. I am much too nervous to go too fast through there.

The reason I posted the speed of 17+ is just to give the reader a general idea of the speed that our small group is looking to go. Obviously this is ONLY when it is safe to do so. If someone prefers a leisurely speed of 10 mph then they should expect that our goals do not match and that we probably won't be seeing each other for long.

At the beginning of the ride we will go over our CSA (Cycling Safety Analysis), the dangers to look for, and the corrected behavior to make our ride safer. Riding 2 abreast is not a good idea on this ride. Riding in our paceline while using aerobars is never a good idea. Don't turn around to talk to the person behind you. Call out when you pass well before passing. Announce if there are riders passing behind you. Call out all hazards for other riders and pedestrians. We will cover this stuff and more. I have not written it out yet.

All riders of any level are more than welcome to start with us and just talk about the ride before we start. I hope that some of the people that have given this topic 92 views so far show up. I promise that we are not going to blast through groups of people and project a poor image of cyclists

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Old 10-01-14, 12:30 PM
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Sounds reasonable enough. Thanks for the clarification.
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No problem. I don't want people to have the wrong idea about our group. We want the best workout we can get BUT never at the cost of safety. I'm glad you brought it up. That's what's so great about these forums. There's a lot that gets lost between what I want to write and what I end up writing. The chance to elaborate and clarify was greatly appreciated. If nobody is posting on a forum then it's not working. I hope to see you on the trail someday.
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I may show up. I ride that route all the time. It's even better when you cross Fry Rd, go through the park, and go up Mason Creek Greenway all the way up to Rudy's at I-10. Adds about 8 or so miles round trip from Fry Rd.
Consider it!

Though, my avg speed is usually around 15...
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I may show up. I ride that route all the time. It's even better when you cross Fry Rd, go through the park, and go up Mason Creek Greenway all the way up to Rudy's at I-10. Adds about 8 or so miles round trip from Fry Rd.
Consider it!

Though, my avg speed is usually around 15...


We really hope to see you. Id like to add a bit to the route just to make things interesting. 15mph wouldnt be a problem at all. We are usually 15-16ish avg by the end of the ride, depending on people, dogs and wildlife. Ill be in the BW8 parking lot before 7am probably. Ill have a white chevy truck and a SH!FT banner on the side. Id like to see that route you suggested.
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We really hope to see you. Id like to add a bit to the route just to make things interesting. 15mph wouldnt be a problem at all. We are usually 15-16ish avg by the end of the ride, depending on people, dogs and wildlife. Ill be in the BW8 parking lot before 7am probably. Ill have a white chevy truck and a SH!FT banner on the side. Id like to see that route you suggested.
i mapped and highlighted it for someone a while ago. Look here: http://www.bikeforums.net/texas/9366...l#post16787028
It's not out of the way all you do is cross the street and go through the park for like 1/4 mile. And the Mason Creek Greenway is nice and smooth and wide freakin open. Way better than GBP.

will you guys do no drop or am I on my own if I tire.
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i mapped and highlighted it for someone a while ago. Look here: http://www.bikeforums.net/texas/9366...l#post16787028
It's not out of the way all you do is cross the street and go through the park for like 1/4 mile. And the Mason Creek Greenway is nice and smooth and wide freakin open. Way better than GBP.

will you guys do no drop or am I on my own if I tire.
If you are avg 15mph over 40 miles then you wont be dropped. Some of us are really starting again after a few years off. I have a 2 year old son so I've been off for 3 years until a couple weeks ago. I started the little group to try to help motivate my old riding friends that stopped riding just before I stopped. This will be far from a speed ride but depending on how we feel we may do some sprint zones in GBP and in the new to us MCG if the group decides to try it out. It would depend on how everyone feels. I dont think everyone will be up to adding more miles. Some of us will just be happy with the regular route lol. One of the people in the group that I dont know yet, says his comfortable riding speed is 25mph so I think he will probably drop all of us haha. Some of the group may jump ahead of the rest but we will all get back together.

C'mon out and ride with us. I think my friends and I will have plenty to talk to you about while we ride.

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Alright I'm planning on showing up but I don't think I'll be able to hang with y'all for long, especially when you hit GBP, but I'll do my best!
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Youll do great. We will be proud to have you.
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You missed a good one. We waited a few minutes past 730 for stragglers and then we were gone. It was pretty packed in THP on the return. A lot of cyclists riding 2 abreast and quite a bit of horse and/or dog feces. We avgd 15.9mph over 35 miles. We threw in some sprints to make it more painful... and it did. We hope to ride with you in the future.
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Glad you had a good ride. I had all my stuff out and ready but just couldn't roll out of bed early enough. Sorry. I wouldn't have been able to hang anyway, lol, my avg speed over 35 miles yesterday was around 14. Though that counts stopping and slowing for stuff - assuming that Garmin does that.
I'll meet y'all out there someday - maybe a little later in the morning
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You wouldve been fine. Drafting makes a huge difference. We can make your 14 a 15 pretty easy.
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