*Upcoming Away Rides:* Feb 16 Red/Gold/Orange - Ventura/Ojai
Looks like we will be rained out Saturday, but we can always hope .....
Local rides- Saturday February 2nd @8:30 Ride Leader Route Miles Climb (ft.) Map Red Mark Westlake/Mully 44.5 4,545 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29229587 805-390-3071 DN Latigo/Encinal Orange Sherrie Mully/ Piuma 43.5 4,385 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29247646 908-432-3480 7min/Calabasas Gold Lisa 818-535-0862. Westlake/WD Ranch 35 2,330 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26023198 Sharon 818-519-8694 Lynn/Erbes Petros 805-630-8116 Sunday February 3rd @9:00 am Ride Leader Route Miles Climb (ft.) Map RED Alfonzo Rockstore/up Enc 37 3,959 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29148515 Orange 978-394-7318 TopOW/Lk Shw Social Kay Lindero 22 1,255 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29174187 818-419-1172 Oak Park/Agoura
Question of the week: When is the last time you tried something different? Whether it’s challenging yourself with a tough climb, changing your route home, or even going on a ride with someone who is not a cyclist. Don’t get stuck in a rut. We are blessed with many local riding options on the road and in the dirt. Change fosters growth.
*Safety Tip of the Week:* *Be Predictable*-Group riding requires even more attention to predictability than riding alone. Other riders expect you to ride straight, at a constant speed, unless you indicate differently. Along with hand signals, verbally warn cyclists of your changes in direction or speed. The lead rider should call out “left turn,” “right turn,” “slowing,” stopping,” etc. Announce a turn well in advance of the intersection, so that members of the group have time to position themselves properly. Riding in a predictable fashion http://www.bikeleague.org/resources/better/roadrules.php also makes it easier for cars to go around (and not into) you.
When riding with us: · wear helmets and ensure your bike is in good working order · stay in bike lanes and no more than two abreast on them; single file otherwise · not overlap wheels · descend carefully! Look out for debris, animals, potholes, tight bends, and slick spots · pass slower riders on the left · ride predictably: signal when changing lines and call out hazards · avoid bunching up · respect all traffic rules and the rights of motor vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians · always use proper hand signals to indicate to drivers and other riders your intentions · we are a "rules of the road" cycling club · Inclement weather policy: In the interest of safety, whenever it is either actively raining or the ride route has wet roads, it is our club policy to cancel a club ride. Club members may still choose to meet and ride in these conditions; however, the ride will not be considered an official club ride