Ride: Sunday Special
When: Weekly until further notice
Time: Will adjust seasonally
Rating: Intermediate (C-group pace)
Location: Little Miami Bike Trail, 426 Zoar Rd, South Lebanon, OH 45065 (alternate to be announced)
Leaders: Vince (for now, looking for a couple of co-ride leaders), VML1648@GMAIL.COM, 513.250.5267
Description: This is intended to be a hilly 50+ miles Sunday morning weekly ride. Pace wise, this should be an equivalent to a rated C-group per CCC/TNN standards. This might sound like a slower pace ride but it will probably require some experience and endurance to do due to the amount of mileage and elevation gain. If you are going to join this ride then please respect the ride as scripted.
Speed: Keep the pace on flat roads around 18-20 mph whenever possible. You will probably on your own if you want to go faster than as indicated. Anything goes within your ability for a climb or a descend. Of course, there will always be some exceptions like if we have a strong tailwind on a flat road where we could push the pace a little faster.
Route: We will have several routes to rotate weekly. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31046755/ https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31076358 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31083945 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31091977
Safety: Everyone must wear a helmet in order to be part of this ride. We must come to a full stop at each stop sign and red light. There will be a pace-line so everyone is expected to be able to draft safely and responsibly. Please do not overlap your front wheel with the rear wheel of the rider in front of you. Always let others in the group know your intended actions such as slowing down, passing, coming close to the left or right side, etc.
Notes: This is a no-drop ride. We will re-group frequently so no one will get dropped off the group for long if that happens. Should there be a problem (mechanical or whatever), no one will be left behind without a PLAN. If possible, shoot me an email if you are joining the ride so that will constitute as signing-in in advance. Join the following Facebook/Google Group for pre-ride and post-ride discussions.