Feb 27

Join us on a training ride

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Our training has begun in earnest. We have been spinning 2-3 times during each week and getting out every weekend day we can. This past Saturday we rode 47 miles to Vashon Island’s lighthouse and back from our Capitol Hill home. On Sunday, after volunteering for the Cascade Bike Club’s Chilly Hilly, at o’dark thirty in freezing temperatures, we joined the 36 mile ride. It lives up to his name, in spades, with 2600′ of elevation gain and a freezing wind chill factor.

We’d love to have you join us on any of our training rides. We’ve setup a spreadsheet of our distance goals and planned rides which we’ll update regularly. Please check it out and see if any of them interest you. We’re still building our base. Not all our dates have set destinations so  we’re open to suggestions.

Next weekend we’ll be riding from Seattle to Port Townsend, staying overnight and returning the next day. That’ll be two 50 mile days. We’re also signing up for several commercial rides including: Camano Climb, Inland Empire and May Day Metric if you want to join us on any of those. And we’re looking for someone to take a drive to Ocean Shores the first weekend in June so we can dip our tires in the Pacific and ride a century home to Seattle. Anyone want to join us on that one?

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4 Responses to “Join us on a training ride”

  1. From Ric:

    I would love to join you guys if I can. I did Chilly Hilly as well although I did have to push the bike up the worst of that last steep long hill. I’m doing one spin class a week but I just retired and will be able to do 2 or 3 now.

    Oh I forgot to say I live in Monroe.

    Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 4:13 pm #
  2. From Joe Cahill:

    It just occurred to me to recommend several more things for your time in Austin, not all clearly appropriate.
    1) Sign up for Austin Cycling Association to get access to the maps on the web site.
    2) Search MapMyRide and Bikely and RidewithGPS for rides that start in Austin itself.
    3) Get the City of Austin Bike Map (perhaps a .pdf online) or at Bicycle Sport Shop (about 1 mile from your hotel) and build out-and-back or loop routes in town with it. Parmer Lane has wide shoulders, steady grades and not so many intersections that you might be able to get into a groove. Farther out in the country Parmer Lane picks up a wind which is great for training (physical and mental 🙂 ). There is a bicycle-friendly store in Andice with nice outdoor toilets that many people extend their Parmer ride to.

    Posted on Apr 1, 2012 at 7:56 pm #
  3. From Ellen Johansen:

    Just a quick comment. I love your blog site. Your top section moves too fast to read! Can you slow it down to perhaps 10 seconds per frame? Of course I clicked on it and it opened to this but I bet lots of other visitors won’t click on it.

    Just my humble opinion.

    Good luck on your amazing journey. This is something I have dreamed of doing for years!

    Posted on Apr 12, 2012 at 3:37 am #
  4. From S2Cycle:

    Thanks Ellen. I’ve upped from 1 sec to 2 seconds which is the maximum allowed. I think the idea is to entice folks to click vs actually reading the postcards! Glad you like the site. It will get more interesting once we start touring. We’re planning to test our blogging skills will cycling in Austin next week.

    Posted on Apr 12, 2012 at 6:38 am #