Upcoming Events:
1/1 Wednesday annual hair of the dog New Year's day ride

Local rides-  Saturday December 28th @8:30 
Ride Leader Route Miles Climb (ft.) Map
Red Taylor Westlake/Dn Encinal 47 4,228
805-390-2200 PCH/Mully/Lil Syc/Westlake
Orange Doug Hid Vly/PCH 48.5 3,263
323-806-2002 Mully/Westlake
Orange Lite Mark G 805-432-6292 King Gil/TO/Westlake 41 2,899
Petros 805-630-8116 Erbes/Sunset HIlls
Gold Lisa 818-535-0862 Agoura/Kanan/Olson 32 1,913
TBD Pederson/Erbes
  Sunday December 29th @9:00 am
Ride Leader Route Miles Climb (ft.) Map
Red TBD Westlake/Mully/Up Encinal 36 3,996
  Dn Encian/Mully
Orange Alfonzo Westlake/Mully/Up Encinal 36 3,996
Gold 787-240-1332 Dn Encian/Mully
Social Kay Westlake 17 1,250
818-419-1172 Carlisle out return
***New Year day ride- Wednesday January 1st @9:00 
Ride Leader Route Miles Climb (ft.) Map
All Levels Alfonso 787-240-1332 Four Lake Tour 36 2,451
Joe 805-390-4641  

Question of the week:  What is your yearly maintenance routine?  Some people have charts and keep a consistently well-maintained bike.  Some people ask, “you’re supposed to check that”?  Make it your yearly routine to check the following, or at least have someone else do it.  Tires: you need enough tread to get a good grip.  Brake pads: ditto.  Cables:  frayed cables lead to a ride uphill in the big ring.  Bearings:  If you sweat as much as I do, they will be rinsed dry and crusty.  Bar tape:  it does wear out, and it’s a cheap way to get a fresh or different look.   

Safety Tip of the Week:  Put down the phone-This shouldn’t even need to be said, but talking on the phone, texting, or checking Instagram while biking endangers everyone. Also refrain from listening to headphones that close off the ear, because they can make it more difficult to hear approaching cars and pedestrians.   
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

Taylor Hodoose