…Yup. 8:30 AM. Bring walking shoes. There will be a pre-ride group workshop and post-ride soft drinks and snacks. Please bring the attachment to this email in your choice of format. I know this proposal appears to have a B.S. factor of at least 97, but reserve judgement.
Please read (and bring a printed copy) of This document
The Route Map
On last Sunday’s “Lighthouse Ride”, 8 of us (I think) spent a good 35-45 minutes pursuing big fun and practiced a “counterclockwise rotating paceline”. Oh, Baby; it was wonderful to work together and take our group experience “up a level”.
I was really pleased when conversation and general good spirits produced “we should do this more often”. Oh, how I agree. That’s why I’m inviting you to be a bit adventuresome and go a few inches outside your cycling comfort zone.
All of you are solid, experienced cyclists with your own aspirations for group rides. But, if there were potential for some serious fun “above” your normal riding diet, would you consider occasionally yielding some autonomy? Would you consider doing a couple of things differently and freely take directions from others for just a bit?
Sure, I get that if you wanted an Adult Continuing Ed Cycling class or were looking to hone racing skills/fitness, you’d either contact the County or would’ve stopped reading 4 paragraphs ago. I’m on board with the fact that folk ride to relieve stress, not add to it. It’s no mystery that likely for decades, many of you have been just fine with most “pick-up” rides.
All of that aside, see if the attachment piques your desires for something “more” and come on out. It’ll be stimulating (…or a distraction, at least). Really. Oh, I did mention snacks, right?
Please send me any questions, concerns and gentle rebukes that may occur to you.
Please join in but only if you feel comfortable riding in this current environment (i.e.: the weather, the traffic, my, or anyone else’s lack of handling skills…). These rides are just pick-up rides and May or May Not be affiliated with/promoted by Capital City Cyclists. Please feel free to invite anyone else you'd like to ride with. Let's be safe and have a fun time, yes?