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13 reasons to join a group ride
Last Post 06/10/2016 07:39 PM by Cosmic Kid. 4 Replies.
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Orange Crush

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06/09/2016 06:29 PM
This is an awesome writeup on the Fraser River Fuggitivi bike club that I am part of by one of our members. Also a shameless plug for our sponsors and for drinking beer. If you look close you can see my sorry ass and grey hair in a few of the pics.

http://www.tenthtothefraser.ca/2016/06/09/13-reasons-to-join-a-group-ride/
Cosmic Kid

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06/10/2016 09:00 AM
You guys forgot the most important reason - BEER!



Was actually thinking about this yesterday, as a matter of fact. The best answer is "Get faster".

Up until this week, I have primarily been building volume w/o a lot of intensity. Did a tri last Sunday (finished 2nd in my Age Group, thankyouverymuch), but my power was lacking on the bike (only did 210w for 58', was hoping for at least 225w). Luckily, I am pretty aero, so I still had a good bike split (24 mph in VERY windy conditions) but it was a wakeup call.

Did 3 group rides this week and got a right asskicking everyday. But sitting there, grovelling to stay on wheels for 90-120 minutes is gonna do a whole helluva lot more for me than doing intervals inside on a trainer.

So many trigeeks prefer to ride their trainers, looking at their wattage than getting outside and doing a group ride. My legs are trashed today, but I know after a little recovery, this week is gonna pay off for me....
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Orange Crush

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06/10/2016 04:31 PM
Definitely, while not advertised, that's part of it.

The Tuesday night ciimbing sessions are good for busting a lung. One of the guys, a Costa Rican transplant, is known as The Flash. Rides like Chaves. There's a few more like that, I am not even close to keeping up.
79pmooney

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06/10/2016 05:50 PM
CK, OC's link referenced plenty of beer. I wouldn't worry about him or any new attendees.

Ben
Cosmic Kid

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06/10/2016 07:39 PM
Posted By 79 pmooney on 06/10/2016 05:50 PM
CK, OC's link referenced plenty of beer. I wouldn't worry about him or any new attendees.

Ben


is your sarcasm detector in the shop, Ben?
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
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