Local rides- Saturday February 9th @8:30 am Ride Leader Route Miles Climb (ft.) Map Red Taylor Westlake/Mully 44.5 4,545 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29229587 805-390-2200 DN Latigo/Encinal Orange Alfonzo Westlake/Arboles 44 3,507 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28860513 978-394-7318 DOVI/Sycamore 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 10th @9:00 am Ride Leader Route Miles Climb (ft.) Map Black Eric Hidden Vly 45 2,705 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28398077 480-205-3594 Santa Rosa/Erbes 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 will the cold weather go away? As I’ve told Mark many times, “I don’t like cold weather”. I’m 3rd generation California native. There’s a reason I live in CA (besides the fact that I was born here), I love the sunshine. I’d rather ride in the heat grinding up Latigo, than being cold and getting those shivering chills you can’t quite shake. I know you’ll think I’m a wimp in that regard, and it’s true. I also know it will get plenty hot soon enough; but I'm ready for spring, how about you?
*Safety Tip of the Week:* *Watch for Traffic Coming from The Rear*-Even when you are occupying the proper lane position, it often helps to know when a car is coming. Consider wearing/using a mirror. Since those in front cannot see traffic approaching from the rear, it is the responsibility of the riders in back to inform the others by saying “car back.” Around curves, on narrow roads, or when riding double, it is also helpful to warn of traffic approaching from the front with “car up.”
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