Our next ride will be on Sunday April 3rd at 4:00 pm. Pedal Punks veteran Karen Into will be leading the ride, as it is her, umm, 22nd birthday. We'll be meeting at the usual spot and will enjoy a leisurely 10-ish mile ride. Come as you are or as April Foolish as you like costumes encouraged! As always please wear a helmet and a light if possible. Here's a link to an incredibly cheap but effective LED bike light.
See ya there.
neat graphic from Milledgeville, GA bicycling club
Pedal Punks resumes it's regularly scheduled rides this week. Ride on Sunday beginning at 4:30. Meet at the usual spot. This week we'll meet a little later and take advantage of the amazing weather.
I also want to address some issues of group size. We had a phenomenal group last week and since our group has grown I'm having to learn to manage riding with a bigger group of people with different levels of skill (all of which we welcome). What I'd like to offer this week is a pre-ride talk about our route and possible drop-out points if anyone is feeling like they would like to hit the Bywater earlier. I don't want to lose people on the ride either so I want to make it clear that we will wait at certain points along the ride, especially after the gentle yet challenging climb into West Asheville. Another issue I'd like to discuss is riding safety. When we are on busier roads, lets try to stay single file, especially on Riverside and Haywood. This will ensure the safety of the group by giving ample space to other road users.
No these aren't the Pedal Punks yet, but if you come out on Sunday it could be. Sunday's ride will be a little bit different than last time as we will be giving away a prize or two and we will have a slight route change. We will meet at the corner of Mount Clare Ave. and Hillside St. as usual at 4:00 pm. We'll leave at 4:10 sharp. To win the prize this week you need to bring the best joke you've got and we'll do a little stand-up session at The Bywater. Hope to see you out. The weather is going to be beautiful.