Sunday Ride Update!!! Road Ride!! And breakfast.
Meet at the Health Club at 8am (the new 8am) for a road ride up to Wilmot and breakfast. This is most likely the last group road ride and since the season is winding down we will be rolling at a snails pace. If you haven’t been out for while catch this ride, 35 miles and breakfast.
The weather was great for riding this weekend and we took full advantage of it both days.
On Saturday we headed north west to Twin Lakes for a 55 mile road ride with sunshine and smooth roads. Me, Al, Isasio and Jim T made the trip with a stop at the bakery in town for coffee and Jim T’s favorite shoulder recovery food. Feed a cold, feed a fever, feed a broken collar bone–it’s all good.
Sunday found me, Isasio and Scott on the local trails working on our CX mounting and dismounting skills. I mastered the dismount with a well timed face plant in the wet grass sending me sliding on to a sidewalk. The elbow doesn’t hurt as much as the big hole in my new jersey does. Time to take out the needle and thread. That’s two small injuries for me on the Cross Bike this week, maybe I’m not so good at this.
Get out and ride this week, we’ll see you next weekend. Ride safe.
Our European Ambassador Harm Job is in Switzerland riding and drinking beer. We are very jealous.
We are just riding around Wisconsin in 90 degree heat and having iced coffee at the Common Grounds in Kenosha.
Hotter than hell, that’s what this turned out to be, hotter than hell. But we rode anyway because that’s what we do.
Seven riders at the start and we picked up George along the way. Got a little help going north from a SE wind under cloudy skies and mild temps. Made it to Kenosha in great time as the temp fell near the lake.
Jim telling a fishing story to Mike and new member Scott.
Coffee at the Common Grounds is always good for a double espresso.
E updates his FB page and shops for new shoes on Ebay.
Kathy ordered a “tall” coffee, to help compensate for her height.
Half the group headed home from there for a 50 miler as John, E, me and 4’11.75″ Kathy headed north for more. We followed Sheridan Road past Carthage College up to County A, turned west and followed that to N to 45, north to JB to south on B down into Silver Lake for a short pit stop. Next stop was our usual stomping grounds done backwards as we rode west on County F into Twin Lakes, C to Wilmot and home. All totaled for 90 miles.
I got home with John and E’s help my legs where liked cooked linguini.
It was a great day for a ride and we took advantage of the winds and weather best we could which means our Monday ride will be shorter than last posted.
Monday Ride will be 50 miles starting at 7am, sorry if anyone was planning on the longer ride but I don’t think we’ll have the legs for a back to back.
Also representing the Veloist Club in Chicago at the Bike the Drive was my good friend Jerry Lazar.
My friend Jerry at Bike the Drive.
See you at 7am tomorrow for more adventures on the road–Remember we’re going 50 at our normal pace 17. to 18.5 average. Let’s see where the wind is blowing tomorrow.
Sunday Ride 7AM roll
This is a new early time please be ready to roll at 7am on Sunday Rides.
We will extend the regular Sunday ride to add miles for those that are able and ready to ride up to Kenosha. This is 50 miles. Figure 3 hours.
There will be a turn around point at Rt. 173 for those not wanting to go the full distance. The turn around will put you south on Hunt Club back to the starting point. There are lots of riders on this road if you need any assistance. The extended ride is due to today’s cancellation we won’t normally send you home alone. However do expect the Sunday distances to start going up so get you training rides in during the week.
Monday Ride 7AM roll
This was the ride we intended for Saturday so we are headed out to Lake Geneva and beyond. The plan is to roll north to Twin Lakes (bio/food) this is the 25 mile turn-around for 50 mile riders. We will continue through Lake Geneva to Gooseberries (bio/food) and into Burlington. Past Burlington heading south on County Road P, to Fish Hatchery to East on Karcher Road (JB) this will go east for 10 miles to County N and MB south to home. We will bio/water at MB so have food with you. The map attached is the basic idea. Distance 90-95 moderate pace.
Link to Map My Ride
Any questions, leave them hear and I’ll respond. Mike
Saturday Ride 7AM roll
Let the rides begin. It’s officially riding season and we are headed out to Lake Geneva and beyond. The plan is to roll north to Twin Lakes (bio/food) this is the 25 mile turn-around for 50 mile riders. We will continue through Lake Geneva to Gooseberries (bio/food) and into Burlington. Past Burlington heading south on County Road P, to Fish Hatchery to East on Karcher Road (JB) this will go east for 10 miles to County N and MB south to home. We will bio/water at MB so have food with you. The map attached is the basic idea. Distance 90-95 moderate pace.
Link to Map My Ride
Sunday Ride 8AM roll
This is a recovery ride 16mph average please join us for 20-25 miles of easy riding.
Monday Ride 7AM roll (Bonus Day!)
Not 100% sure about this but I think a trip up to Kenosha for a coffee at the Common Grounds is in order. We’ll be back by 10:30 so you can go on with your day. Hope to see you all this weekend.
Excellent weather for a ride to Kenosha and coffee at the Common Grounds, our favorite spot.
The good conditions brought out John, Tim (T2), E, George, Jim T and new member Stacy. I have to apologize to Stacy here once again because this Sunday ride wasn’t a Sunday ride. She was ready for a nice short recovery ride and we weren’t. Since Saturday was canceled we planned on going longer. So Stacy followed us up to Hunt Club road and went on her own for a good 30 miler. Great work Stacy, we’ll do better for you next Sunday.
With winds from the NNE we worked a rotating pace line north on H to 95th Street east, to 7th Street and on into Kenosha.
Where T2 did his best impersonation of Cesar from the Planet of the Apes.
John and Jim looked puzzled and George spent most of his break time picking glass off his tires.
Meanwhile I was taking this picture of a cool Moto Guzzi bike for Little K, she rides a hog.
A strong wind pushed us home along Spring Grove road where T2 came to life after pretending he was hurting all the way up in the wind. We remember these things Tim, we remember everything. All in all, a perfect day of club riding once again, wish you were with us.
It’s been a great cycling season this year and we wanted to end with one last ride today December 31, 2011.
The weather guru’s forecasted for temps in the 50′s, sunshine and little wind. They got part of it right. So Gary, Isasio, Donald and myself took our bikes on the road for one last run up to Wilmot, WI.
The starting temp was 25F and got all the way up to 35F during our almost 40 mile trip. Who cares, we were on our bikes, dressed warm and stopping at the Wilmot Cafe for coffee and a snack. Which turned into breakfast, hey it’s cold, it makes you hungry.
Coffee “eeeee” for Isasio!
Donald considers his options and decides on the eggs, sausage patties and toast, coffee of course.
Since Gary said he didn’t want to eat too much he went with the short stack of plate size blueberry pancakes. Worrying about those extra calories he skipped the maple syrup and just went with half pound of butter.
This nice young lady brought our food to the table, just like it happens at home!
I went light with two eggs over easy, bacon and an english muffin. WE all contemplated having an egg sandwich in honor of Al Duff who didn’t join us because it’s cold out, but we didn’t.
One of the best things in the Wilmot Cafe is the mens bathroom where you’re watched by some kind of a goat thing as you pee. Then while you wash your hands you can listen to Christmas tunes. Awesome stuff.
And if that didn’t make the perfect Last Ride of the Year, then Donald’s flat did. Thanks gents for taking the time to go out in the cold and have a few laughs. Looking forward to next year.
Ride Safe. Mike