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moderated Re: Group Riding Etiquette - Paceline 101

Andrew Sass
 

Here is a good articleI put together from other articles and a few of my own words

Andy

On Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 8:44:51 PM PDT, Dennis Dong <ronincopp@...> wrote:


Group Riding Etiquette

A FFBC member expressed that some riders on club rides are forgetting to point out road hazards and/or creating hazardous riding conditions.  The following is a recent e-mail sent out by the Western Wheelers Bicycle Club to the membership.  The FFBC member and I believe that our members will find the information in the e-mail helpful as well.  Feel free to send me any comments.  
Ride Safe!
Dennis Dong
Ride Coordinator

The text of the Western Wheelers Bicycle Club e-mail:  

Hello Everybody!

The season is in full swing, and there are lots of rides going.     Group riding is a shared safety exercise - There is safety and speed in numbers.

Riding in a group is also a responsibility - the riders behind you have a harder time seeing road debris and obstacles.    Club rides often bunch up at intersections or coming into re-groups.  There are a few simple things you can do to keep the whole group safe:

Point out obstacles in the roadway.  As you go around the obstacle, point at it and call it out - "Hole!"

Avoid sudden braking.   When you are at the front of a group, or even in the middle, the riders rely upon your consistent pace and steady line to be safe.   Quick changes in speed lead to crashes.  If you must brake, call out "Braking" to warn other riders.

When riding behind other cyclists who may not be paying attention to rules one and two, choose a bike position such that you can see the roadway ahead of them and be prepared for the unexpected.

These rules apply to all rides!   As cyclists, we tend to focus on the road ahead.  On club rides, there are other people around and you can be the lead rider at any moment.  

 

Thanks!


moderated Group Riding Etiquette

Dennis Dong <ronincopp@...>
 

Group Riding Etiquette

A FFBC member expressed that some riders on club rides are forgetting to point out road hazards and/or creating hazardous riding conditions.  The following is a recent e-mail sent out by the Western Wheelers Bicycle Club to the membership.  The FFBC member and I believe that our members will find the information in the e-mail helpful as well.  Feel free to send me any comments.  
Ride Safe!
Dennis Dong
Ride Coordinator

The text of the Western Wheelers Bicycle Club e-mail:  

Hello Everybody!

The season is in full swing, and there are lots of rides going.     Group riding is a shared safety exercise - There is safety and speed in numbers.

Riding in a group is also a responsibility - the riders behind you have a harder time seeing road debris and obstacles.    Club rides often bunch up at intersections or coming into re-groups.  There are a few simple things you can do to keep the whole group safe:

Point out obstacles in the roadway.  As you go around the obstacle, point at it and call it out - "Hole!"

Avoid sudden braking.   When you are at the front of a group, or even in the middle, the riders rely upon your consistent pace and steady line to be safe.   Quick changes in speed lead to crashes.  If you must brake, call out "Braking" to warn other riders.

When riding behind other cyclists who may not be paying attention to rules one and two, choose a bike position such that you can see the roadway ahead of them and be prepared for the unexpected.

These rules apply to all rides!   As cyclists, we tend to focus on the road ahead.  On club rides, there are other people around and you can be the lead rider at any moment.  

 

Thanks!


moderated August Pizza (Burrito) rides are on!

Tim OHara
 

Starting this Wednesday, we will be hosting Burrito Rides at Chipotle In Newark at 34883 Newark Blvd.  Meet at 6pm and be ready to fill out the order form for your Burrito.  Roll at 6:15.  Hope to see you there!

Tim and Robin on the tandem


moderated Re: August Ride Calendar

Dennis Dong <ronincopp@...>
 

Hello FFBC Members.

To avoid any confusion caused by my previous emails, there WILL BE Pizza Rides in August on the first 4 Wednesday (8/1, 8/8, 8/15, and 8/22).  There NOT BE A Pizza Ride on the 5th Wednesday, August 29th.  

There is a new ride addition to the calendar.  Starting in August, on the 2nd Saturday of every month, a ride will start from Sprouts in Newark and ride across the Dumbarton Bridge into the Los Altos Hills.  Check the ride calendar for details.  

The August Ride Calendar is now completed with the exception of the Women's Social Ride on Sunday, August 26th.  A ride leader is still needed for the ride.  Please let me know if any member(s) can take the lead on this ride.  If there is no ride leader, the ride will either be cancelled or become a Show & Go.

Thanks and ride safe!
Dennis Dong
Ride Coordinator






On Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 6:39 PM, Dennis Dong <ronincopp@...> wrote:
Julie did, thanks

On Fri, Jul 27, 2018, 16:04 Vanessa McDonnell <vanessa@...> wrote:
Thanks. BTW, Julie emailed me (don’t know if she also emailed you) to say that you can use her contact info for the ride on the 14th. 

See you tomorrow

V.

On Jul 27, 2018, at 3:31 PM, Dennis Dong <ronincopp@...> wrote:

ok, got it.  I'll probably see you tomorrow morning.

Dennis

On Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 10:58 AM, Vanessa McDonnell <vanessa@...> wrote:
Hi Dennis, 

I will be unable to lead my Tuesday ride on August 14th. Julie Gilson and Steve Snyder have both volunteered to lead. Not sure if one will lead or both. I asked them to let you know so you can change the contact information in the ride calendar.

Thanks,
V.

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On Jul 27, 2018, at 8:22 AM, Dennis Dong <ronincopp@...> wrote:

Morning members!  

There is a correction to my original email in the August Ride Calendar regarding the Wednesday night Pizza rides.  There WILL BE Wednesday Pizza rides in August with the exception of the 5th Wednesday, August 29th (no pizza ride).  Tim and Robin will be leading the rides.  

Instead of pizza, it will be Burritos at Chipotle in Newark.  Check the ride calendar for details. 

Thanks, 
Dennis

On Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 8:48 PM, Dennis Dong <ronincopp@...> wrote:
Greetings FFBC Members!  It's that time again for the next month's ride calendar. 
Changes in the August calendar to note: 
     1)  For the month of August, the Das Brew Rides are scheduled for Friday with the exception of August 31st.  This is the 5th Friday of the month and there will be NO DAS BREW RIDE on the 31st.  
     2)  At this time, there will be NO WEDNESDAY Pizza Rides scheduled.  They will resume next year June 2019.
     3)  The pace of Saturday Tour de Fremont Hills Ride (August 11th) has been changed to "M +" to include the faster riders that like this ride.  Contact the ride leader if you have any questions.  

I need ride leaders for the following scheduled rides:
     1)  August 25th, Saturday : Calaveras CCW
     2)  August 26th, Sunday : Women's Social Ride
If you can lead any of these rides, please let me know.  

Ride Leaders, please review the calendar and let me know if any corrections or changes need to be made.  Thanks.

Ride safe, 
Dennis Dong
Ride Coordinator







moderated 7/31 Tuesday Tour de Hills Ride - MODERATE Pace Only

Terri Yi
 

Hello all,

We will meet at the parking lot at the base of Dumbarton Bridge (end of Marshland) for a ride to the Peninsula. Ride starts at 8:31 a.m. and I’ll have route sheets.

Terri Yi
510.304.5571


moderated Re: Saturday (7/28) Calaveras ride?

mbrasseur00
 

Hi Prashant,

Vanessa is listed as ride leader so yes it is on. I plan to ride also though as you know I am not a fast climber.

Mike


On Jul 27, 2018, at 3:27 PM, Prashant Murthy <prashthy@...> wrote:

Hi all,

The ride calendar shows tomorrow's 8:30 ride "Calaveras CCW". Sorry if I missed communication earlier, but is this ride on?

Prashant


moderated Saturday (7/28) Calaveras ride?

Prashant Murthy
 

Hi all,

The ride calendar shows tomorrow's 8:30 ride "Calaveras CCW". Sorry if I missed communication earlier, but is this ride on?

Prashant


moderated Short Notice Ride: Ride to Pedalfest

David Walker
 

The route has been finalized and the route sheet is attached. Thanks to everyone who told me about traffic construction on the original route. Hopefully, tomorrow will be smooth sailing!

Pedalfest is in Oakland is this Saturday. I've never been to Pedalfest before, but I know it has bikes (I like bikes), beer (I like beer) and food (I like food). Maybe I'll like Pedalfest then! 

Join Julia and me for a nice, easy ride to the festivities. We'll start from the Starbucks next to the CVS in Warm Springs (46655 Mission Blvd, Fremont). Meet at 8:30 for an 8:45 start. The ride will be 37 miles with minimal climbing and the pace will be T, M. The (tentative) route is here:


They have free bike valet parking but you may still want to bring a lock. Bring some cash for lunch (and beer). After the visit, it is very easy to find your way to BART for a ride home.  


moderated Re: August Ride Calendar

Dennis Dong <ronincopp@...>
 

Morning members!  

There is a correction to my original email in the August Ride Calendar regarding the Wednesday night Pizza rides.  There WILL BE Wednesday Pizza rides in August with the exception of the 5th Wednesday, August 29th (no pizza ride).  Tim and Robin will be leading the rides.  

Instead of pizza, it will be Burritos at Chipotle in Newark.  Check the ride calendar for details. 

Thanks, 
Dennis

On Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 8:48 PM, Dennis Dong <ronincopp@...> wrote:
Greetings FFBC Members!  It's that time again for the next month's ride calendar. 
Changes in the August calendar to note: 
     1)  For the month of August, the Das Brew Rides are scheduled for Friday with the exception of August 31st.  This is the 5th Friday of the month and there will be NO DAS BREW RIDE on the 31st.  
     2)  At this time, there will be NO WEDNESDAY Pizza Rides scheduled.  They will resume next year June 2019.
     3)  The pace of Saturday Tour de Fremont Hills Ride (August 11th) has been changed to "M +" to include the faster riders that like this ride.  Contact the ride leader if you have any questions.  

I need ride leaders for the following scheduled rides:
     1)  August 25th, Saturday : Calaveras CCW
     2)  August 26th, Sunday : Women's Social Ride
If you can lead any of these rides, please let me know.  

Ride Leaders, please review the calendar and let me know if any corrections or changes need to be made.  Thanks.

Ride safe, 
Dennis Dong
Ride Coordinator



moderated Sat Brisk Show and Go

Tim OHara
 

How about doing Marsh then Calv out and back?  

Tim and Robin on the tandem


moderated August Ride Calendar

Dennis Dong <ronincopp@...>
 

Greetings FFBC Members!  It's that time again for the next month's ride calendar. 
Changes in the August calendar to note: 
     1)  For the month of August, the Das Brew Rides are scheduled for Friday with the exception of August 31st.  This is the 5th Friday of the month and there will be NO DAS BREW RIDE on the 31st.  
     2)  At this time, there will be NO WEDNESDAY Pizza Rides scheduled.  They will resume next year June 2019.
     3)  The pace of Saturday Tour de Fremont Hills Ride (August 11th) has been changed to "M +" to include the faster riders that like this ride.  Contact the ride leader if you have any questions.  

I need ride leaders for the following scheduled rides:
     1)  August 25th, Saturday : Calaveras CCW
     2)  August 26th, Sunday : Women's Social Ride
If you can lead any of these rides, please let me know.  

Ride Leaders, please review the calendar and let me know if any corrections or changes need to be made.  Thanks.

Ride safe, 
Dennis Dong
Ride Coordinator


moderated Marin Century Aug 4th

John Martin <washo715@...>
 

Hi,

Is anyone from the club planning on riding the Marin Century, “Classic” route? I’ve not signed up yet but strongly considering.

Regards,

John Martin




moderated Re: Thursday morning coffee ride

Robert Tashjian
 

Route sheet attached. I’ll have copies with me tomorrow as well.

 

Rob

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rob@...

 

From: info@ffbc.groups.io [mailto:info@ffbc.groups.io] On Behalf Of Robert Tashjian
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 5:32 PM
To: info@ffbc.groups.io
Subject: [ffbc] Thursday morning coffee ride

 

Hi All,

 

I’ll be virtual Lori again tomorrow. Let’s meet at Sunol train station at 8:30 for an 8:45 roll. We’ll be doing a loop through Sunol, Ruby Hills, Tuscany with a stop at 85* Bakery. Here’s the ride with gps route, I’ll send out the route sheets later tonight.

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28131772

 

Rob

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rob@...

 


moderated Thursday morning coffee ride

Robert Tashjian
 

Hi All,

 

I’ll be virtual Lori again tomorrow. Let’s meet at Sunol train station at 8:30 for an 8:45 roll. We’ll be doing a loop through Sunol, Ruby Hills, Tuscany with a stop at 85* Bakery. Here’s the ride with gps route, I’ll send out the route sheets later tonight.

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28131772

 

Rob

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rob@...

 


moderated Re: Save the date! Mid-year Ride Leader Recognition Pizza Party

Dennis Dong <ronincopp@...>
 

Greetings 2018 Ride Leaders.  As a reminder: the mid-year Ride Leader Recognition Pizza Party is this Sunday, the 29th, at Bronco Billy's Pizza.  The address is 41200 Blacow Rd in Fremont (Blacow and Grimmer) and starts at 5pm.  Salad and soft drinks will be provided.  Pizza will be served around 5:30.  If you haven't rsvp'd yet and plan to attend, please let me know so I can make sure we have enough food.  Thanks!

Dennis Dong


On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 8:25 PM, Dennis Dong <ronincopp@...> wrote:
Save the date!  The ride leaders of 2018 (Jan-July) are invited to attend with a guest.  The mid-year Ride Leader Recognition Pizza Party will be held on Sunday, July 29th, at the Bronco Billy's Pizza Parlor.  Bronco Billy's is located at 41200 Blacow Rd in Fremont (Blacow and Grimmer).  Please RSVP.  

Thanks.
Dennis Dong
Ride Coordinator



moderated Pizza Ride Wednesday

David Walker
 

Just a reminder for the Pizza ride on Wednesday. It's the final week in Warm Springs, and this time we tackle part of Calaveras Road. There are two routes:


Consult the ride calendar for the when and where.

David Walker


moderated Castro Valley to Mt. Diablo on Wednesday morning

Tom Erceg
 

Hey gang I'm planning on doing a non club-related training ride on Wednesday morning from Castro Valley to the top of Mt. Diablo and back. I thought I'd throw it out to the group and see if anyone wanted to join me. I'll be leaving around 8:00 a.m. Please email me directly if you're interested so we don't spam the group. 

Thanks!

Tom


"
However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results." ~- Winston Churchill




moderated Re: Short Notice Ride: Ride to Pedalfest

Randy Fewel
 

I've been and it was fun. 
Randy


On Jul 23, 2018, at 10:03 AM, David Walker <dbwalker0min@...> wrote:

Pedalfest is in Oakland is this Saturday. I've never been to Pedalfest before, but I know it has bikes (I like bikes), beer (I like beer) and food (I like food). Maybe I'll like Pedalfest then! 

Join Julia and me for a nice, easy ride to the festivities. We'll start from the Starbucks next to the CVS in Warm Springs (46655 Mission Blvd, Fremont). Meet at 8:30 for an 8:45 start. The ride will be 37 miles with minimal climbing and the pace will be T, M. The (tentative) route is here:


They have free bike valet parking but you may still want to bring a lock. Bring some cash for lunch (and beer). After the visit, it is very easy to find your way to BART for a ride home.  

If I have forgotten to mention something, or you have any questions, let me know.

David Walker


moderated Short Notice Ride: Ride to Pedalfest

David Walker
 

Pedalfest is in Oakland is this Saturday. I've never been to Pedalfest before, but I know it has bikes (I like bikes), beer (I like beer) and food (I like food). Maybe I'll like Pedalfest then! 

Join Julia and me for a nice, easy ride to the festivities. We'll start from the Starbucks next to the CVS in Warm Springs (46655 Mission Blvd, Fremont). Meet at 8:30 for an 8:45 start. The ride will be 37 miles with minimal climbing and the pace will be T, M. The (tentative) route is here:


They have free bike valet parking but you may still want to bring a lock. Bring some cash for lunch (and beer). After the visit, it is very easy to find your way to BART for a ride home.  

If I have forgotten to mention something, or you have any questions, let me know.

David Walker


moderated Re: Tuesday Hills B pace cancelled for 7/24

Steve Snyder
 

I can lead the ride.  I was planning to do the ride anyway, so I can lead it.

--Steve

On Sunday, July 22, 2018, 8:51:21 AM PDT, Vanessa McDonnell <vanessa@...> wrote:


I am unable to lead the Tuesday Hills ride (B pace) this coming Tuesday, July 24th. Unless someone else is willing and able to lead, the ride is cancelled. Per club policy the ride becomes a show and go. 

V.

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