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DB Rec 7-15-17, 7:00am, 65 miles to Weston and Celina

2 months 1 week ago #25236

I'm interested in a DB Rec group for CC. Would we ride to the ride or meet up at CC?

Chris

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2 months 1 week ago #25231

I updated the post title for sake of future data archeologists :)

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2 months 1 week ago #25230

I'll be at the start, but there's a possibility of rain, so it might be a parking lot decision.

Here's a 32.2 mile long rain route we can ride (twice around would make our mileage goal) if the rain looks like it may push into our area. Please print or download this as well as the main route.

We will be amateur meteorologists before the ride to determine which route to use, if any.

Route: ridewithgps.com/routes/23140040

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2 months 1 week ago #25219

Count me in especially if its Sat the 15th --- LOL


'Buckeye' Bob

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2 months 1 week ago #25218

Ron! Count me in for the DB Rec 64 on Collin Classic. Where you lead, I will follow!

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2 months 1 week ago #25216

This is our last 65 mile ride before we ramp up to 70 miles. We'll travel to Weston, and then to Celina and back. While the route is 65 miles, you could cut "short" at 62 miles as we will pass "the barn" at this point. Please check this post before heading out, if roads are wet, or there is impending rain, the ride may be cancelled.

Please note, there will likely be no DB Rec ride out of Spring Creek and Coit next Saturday, since it's the day of the Collin Classic rally. I am considering leading an informal DB Rec group for Collin Classic 64 mile route, so if you're interested in this, please let me know.

Due to the hot weather, we've had many cyclists suffer heat exhaustion, and some have had to sag or ride back slower. Please only choose this ride if you're acclimated to the humidity and heat and have been recently riding consistently in these conditions. Those cyclists who suffered painful leg cramping may have benefited from proper electrolyte intake; my favorite form is "SaltStick" capsules (you don't taste the salts), but there are many alternatives.

WEATHER: (as of Friday 2pm)
The weather forecast says it will be humid and 77°F at 700:am and 90°F (heat index 97°F) at noon. Winds are predicted to be negligible, and we'll have partly cloudy skies and a chance for rain and thunder. NWS Weather

ROUTE (click here)

OPTIONAL GO YOUR OWN PACE ZONE--WE WILL WAIT AT REGROUP POINT:

  1. None

RIDE PARAMETERS:
  • The goal is to keep the group effort smooth and consistent during the ride.
  • In order to keep the effort smoother for everyone, the front riders will accelerate very gradually after stops and turns.
  • If you want to work more, please take a turn up front by announcing your request and safely making your way up to the front, e.g. at a stop light, when given the go-ahead.
  • We will target a Garmin rolling average of 15.5mph - 16.5mph. I am shooting for a ~16mph Garmin average. This typically means going ~1-3mph faster on flats.
  • We may go slower at times, we don't want to burn ourselves out on these long rides, so uphill and/or upwind sections will be taken at an easier pace so as to not expend our reserves.
  • We may go much faster at times and exceed 25mph, depending again on wind and hills.
  • Please review the route posted above carefully, and print or download to your bike computer.
  • The rest stops are at mile 22.0 (QuikTrip) and mile 43.2 (7-Eleven).
  • This is a DROP RIDE. However, if we get separated at a traffic signal, or if there is a mechanical issue, we will soft pedal or stop to regroup.
  • Please have a sag plan in place in case you have gotten in over your head.
  • You should have successfully completed rides with Tweeners, DB Lite, or above to attempt this ride.

SAFETY:
You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of everyone else in the group, so please RIDE STEADILY, BE PREDICTABLE, & COMMUNICATE while riding with our group and adhere to the following PBA rules:
  • Keep at least one hand on the handlebar at all times!
  • You must wear a helmet.
  • Headphones, speakers, and any form of music is not allowed.
  • Call out road hazards loudly so others will hear you.
  • Loudly call "SLOWING" if cyclists ahead of you slow down unexpectedly.
  • Please note: left is anything to the left of the left column; right is anything to the right of the right column; and middle is anything between the left and right column.
  • When the ride leader calls out "Prepare Left", the sweeper (last cyclist in the left column) is responsible for initiating group left lane change(s) when safe to do so by loudly calling out "Take It" and taking the lane first or holding the current lane while loudly calling out "Car Back".
  • Ride a straight line and do not overlap the wheel in front of you.
  • Loudly pass all messages pertaining to the group up to the ride leader, e.g. "Gap" if the group starts to separate, "Riders Back" if members get separated at a stoplight or similar, "Mechanical" if ANYTHING occurs that requires the group to stop, and "Rider(s) Down" if needed.
  • I strongly recommend blinking lights even during daytime rides. The added visibility may save you from injury or worse!

IMPORTANT NOTE:
The goal is to have fun while riding safely within our ride parameters and enjoying the outdoors. Please introduce yourself to anyone you haven't met before. We ride at a brisk, but social pace.

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