*Upcoming Events:* Tuesday Dec 24, holiday ride
Wednesday Jan 1, New Years day ride
Local rides- Saturday December 21st @8:30 Ride Leader Route Miles Climb (ft.) Map Red Taylor Mully/7min/Old Top 50.5 5,107 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14454851 805-390-2200 Fernwood/Dn Stunt/Mully Orange Alfonzo Carlisle Cyn/HidVal 38.5 3,025 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31617389 787-240-1332 DoVi/Borchard/TO return Orange Lite Petros Hid Vly/Do Vi 47 2,500 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31187183 805-630-8116 Santa Rosa/Erbes Gold Lisa 818-535-0862 Hid Vly/Do Vi 31 1,850 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15245278 TBD Borchard/TO return Sunday December 22nd @9:00 am Ride Leader Route Miles Climb (ft.) Map Red TBD Agoura/Mully/7 min 36 2,606 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31319237 Calabasas return Orange Doug Agoura/Mully/7 min 36 2,606 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31319237 Gold 323-806-2002 Calabasas return Social Carl 972-978-5995 Agoura/Lindero 21 1,131 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29174187 Kay 818-419-1172 Kanan/Agoura Tuesday December 24th @9:00 Ride Leader Route Miles Climb (ft.) Map All Alfonzo 787-240-1332 Westlake/Kanan/Chesbro 37 2,738 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31553073 Levels Sheri L 818-621-1713 Las Vir/Mully/Cornell
Question of the week: How can I beat the chill? You should know by now I do not like the cold. The recent morning temperatures make it hard for me to get out of bed, let alone go out for a ride. I have discovered in these conditions; the trainer is my friend. I make sure it is set up the night before so that everything is easy to clip in and start pedaling. I can at least get the legs moving, heart pumping, and have an hour of time to myself. Another benefit of the trainer on these cold days is, less mopping up after the session.
Safety Tip of the Week: Be aware of vehicles-Many collisions occur when a cyclist is on the inside of a vehicle which is turning right. Don’t assume the vehicle is going straight ahead just because it isn’t signaling right. Always avoid ‘undertaking’ any vehicle in this situation – it’s better to hang back until the vehicle has moved past. Never cycle along the inside of large vehicles, such as trucks and buses, especially at intersections, where most accidents happen. When turning right, a truck will often pull out to the left first, creating a wide gap between the vehicle and the curb. Many cyclists think it’s safe to ride into this space, but this is a dangerous place to be as the gap quickly disappears when the truck swings around to the right.
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