Friday, September 11, 2009

Uh, Late post much?

In the honor of Fred's latest blog post, I had to pick an appropriate title.

So anyway, I figure we should probably do a Shabbos +1 ride. Any takers as to starting place/time? I could suggest 120th and Blondo's Scooters so we can all get somewhat of a ride in before our real ride. Or we could do Scooters on 180th and Q, or even Crane coffee on 78th and Cass. I'm up for whatever and don't really have time limits.

Post your response for your choice.


16 comments:

Jonny said...

I would prefer a morning ride from blondo.

munsoned said...

Sounds good to me. Let's say 8am?

Mike Miles said...

You thinking more Shabbos type pace or Shabbos +1 type pacing?

In the air, MTB race or longish road ride before the race next weekend. Decisions decisions.

Biker Bob said...

I'm up for whatever. I just need to be home by 10:30 so I can still make it to church, but I'll just split from the ride as needed to get home in time.

Biker Bob said...

Let me know on pace as well. If we are riding more spirited, I'll need to take my tank wheels off (35c tireds).

Mike Miles said...

I need to be home by noon. That should still leave us plenty of ride time I would think.

Jonny said...

I am indifferent to speed. So I will go with the pace. Just no standing.

Scott Redd said...

I wish I could be "indifferent to speed" like Jonny. :)

munsoned said...

Meh, we can take it easy.

Meet at Scooters on 120th and Blondo by 8am, drink coffee for a couple minutes, then head out for an easy ride. We could even play the "Most Expensive House" game if we want.

Biker Bob said...

Scooters on 120th and Blondo by 8am.

Got it.

Scott Redd said...

I wasn't sure how long it would take me to get there, so I arrive about 40 minutes early. That's OK, the shop was inviting and comfortable, and I used the free wi-fi to surf on my iPhone.

We missed you, Bob. We waited a while. Maybe next time.

Less than five minutes into the ride, Miles hit a pothole and flatted, but was able to swap out the tube very quickly.

I learned about about the game (still in development) of playing high/low home prices in various subdivisions. I found the lowest at just shy of $120K... a real fixer upper in a northwest Omaha neighborhood.

I rode my single speed, so I'm not sure if the pace was relaxed a bit because of it. I think it was, but that wasn't my intention. Given the nature of the game, sustained speed isn't necessary, so maybe it can be played on wide mix of bikes. I just wanted to get some spinning in and more time in the new saddle to break it in.

Look for more iterations of the game coming this fall and winter. It's a great way to get some spirited, but gentlemanly/ladylike sprints in, if you want, or just hang along for the company letting the others race for the prizes.

The ride got scary when Jonny hit a groove in the street and took a nasty tumble. Amazingly, he didn't break anything or lose any skin, and his bike seemed to be OK. Other than a sore ankle where he whacked it on the street, I think he's going to be all right. Munson said that Jonny has experience in how to roll on a crash.

How many miles did you log, Munson? That's what I'll log for my records.

Thanks, gentlemen, for the fun ride.

Biker Bob said...

Yeah... I had domestic responsibilities at the last minute. I think I earned some credits with my wife by helping here this morning instead of riding.

Sorry I didn't let any of you know I wasn't going to make it.

Maybe next time.

Mike Miles said...

Scott the pace wasn't that subdued but we all did stay in equivalent gears to what you had.

munsoned said...

I believe I put in 47 miles? I may be completely off with that, so let me check it first.

Mike Miles said...

I got in 55, but I think my place is further away then where you guys start from.

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