Super Sunny Sunday: Goodwood Check!

Hope everyone had an enjoyable Ride.

My sincere apologies to Joel, Lauri, Brian for not seeing you at Port Union. The group was quite big and it was decided that we would bypass the Guild. I was trying to keep everyone together and completely forgot about you guys. Sorry again.

If this was your first time doing Goodwood, hope you enjoyed it or at least now can say you've done it. I know the group(s) I was with all seemed to have a good ride, we all kept together, till the last part of Kingston. Thanks Jonathan and Paul for marshaling, and anyone else I missed.

Couple things to think about:

1. Yellow Line Rule - Stay in the Lane at all times. Noticed some issues on Kingston Rd. heading East down the hill. Gotta keep in the lane. Get into poll position ahead of time on descents and accents. This limits awkward/unsafe passing. - (Safety)

2. Keep as a group, when riding, try to stay close. You are only as safe as the farthest person out. I noticed in the group that I was with, that there were times where we were not riding predictably. ie. Cars don't know if we are going to swerve out. This can be unnerving for drivers and also sometimes cause them to think cyclists "don't care" We have to share the road respectively and be predictable. (Safety)

Till next week. There is Video in the Album - Coming down Reesor at 50km/h+ chasing Speedy Steve. Enjoy.


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Comment by DY on May 17, 2010 at 11:42am
Guess brimley is great practice for effingham!
Comment by Jeff N on May 17, 2010 at 1:17pm
What a great day, the fast group was all that! This ride featured some race day tactics with little attacks on hills and little opportunity for rest.
I think that there is a good place in BCC for riding this way. I was happy that I was able to do stay with the group for most of the ride north and again most of the ride south, and then to ride my pace when I decided that I needed to slow down.
I think that the group should decide and advise those coming out that it will be fast and if you are not feeling up to it then you may be dropped off the back. If you choose to go and are iffy about hanging on, make sure you know the way, or have someone to ride with that can be lost with you. (or who has the map)
Comment by Kerri on May 17, 2010 at 1:37pm
Thanks for an awesome outing everyone! Had a lot of fun riding with you guys, and it was great to get out to Goodwood again - now if someone could please turn off the wind machine, it would be even better! This season is all about quality of the rides over quantity of riding and I have to say that each time I am able to get out with the group, it's something that I look forward to. And I've even started to get those awesome and goofy biker tan lines started - woot woot! -!!!
Comment by Alexx Hooper on May 17, 2010 at 4:06pm
Ditto Trish's comment - great to get one of my 2010 goals accomplished so early in the season! Thank you to the very large moderately-paced group. It was great to ride with such a large group on a Sunday - we took turns fronting the wind machine, and it was great to ride with people I hadn't talked to before. Thanks Brooke for all your company (and delicious vegan cookies!) and thanks to Johnathan and Paul for the company on the way home. Great ride everyone.

And Alex, you're right about Ian - we should find a way to knock him out for a few hours and X-ray him. Interesting creature, that Ian...
Comment by John Reynolds on May 18, 2010 at 7:57am
Great ride on Monday especially having the "moderately paced" group with all of the suppport, "pulls" and sharing. There is a future for this group. Thanks Alexx, Brooke and Paul, Jonathon and Dan. Did I hear the Sunday ride this weekend is actually on holiday Monday????
Comment by DY on May 18, 2010 at 8:01am
Nope, There will be both. Sunday and a Monday Option. Traditionally, I have never posted a monday option. Michael has designed a route which I endorse:-)


Comment by John Reynolds on May 18, 2010 at 8:14am
OOps I meant Sundays ride of course in my comments and thanks sfor the clarification on this weekend Dan.


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