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In an effort to displace the interlopers until the admins can take care of it.
This week's email, which not everyone gets (yet), announces that we're having a training ride planning meeting later this month, on the 20th of July. All members of the club are invited to and welcome at the meeting.
We really do want input from members of the club, riding at any level on training rides we should offer, or even on events in which we could participate. Tell us the rides that you want to see the club leading, ideas about good rides or outings that you think other members would enjoy. Even if you don't want to lead a ride (and there's no reason why you shouldn't if you are a responsible adult and know the route), we want ideas. Please drop me a note through the contact tab if you want information on the meeting location, or to share some ideas.
We spent a few days with my cousin in San Francisco and then caught the train south to LA where we had planned to join up with the Sierra Cascades route which would take us into Reno (via the Death Ride). However, after two days on that route we were hot, sunburned and dehydrated.
The first day was a ride from Palmdale to Tehachapi, which happens to be the USA's largest wind farm. Cool right?! Yeah, except when you are riding into the wind. The second day was from Tehachapi to Lake Isabella with around 5000 ft of elevation gained over 60 miles...and no services. When we ran out of water we decided we were done with that route, and hopped the next train back to SF. (Turns out that they're still plowing a lot of the passes we would have been riding over. I think we made a wise choice!)
We've been riding down the coast since then. Big Sur was amazing. The weather has been much more enjoyable, and the biking has been fantastic overall. We're currently in Santa Barbara, and with just over a week left we're sad to see this adventure coming to an end. However, we're excited to be returning to Denver just in time for some great rides leading up to the Courage Classic!
I am looking for a place to stay during the Courage Classic. Anyone looking for a roommate to split the cost or have suggestions? Please let me know.
Are you on the Out Spokin' website, but you don't get our weekly e-mails? We don't automatically sign users up for weekly e-mails because you can get all the news on our website; however, some people prefer to get updates sent directly to their inbox. If you want to receive weekly e-mails, use the following link to sign up for our e-mail list. You will be asked to give us your e-mail address and a few other details, after that you will receive 1 to 2 e-mails a week during the cycling season.
Please remember that to communicate with the entire team you can start a Forum thread to discuss a topic. Forums are a great way that you can have discussions about upcoming events.
June 29- Rally to End Bike Bans!
What: A chance to make your voice heard on the steps of the Colorado State Capitol Bulding. The world is watching and we need to show them that Coloradoans won't stand for bike bans!
Who: Bicyclists, families, advocates, and friends of bicycling. More details on speakers to come.
When: Tuesday, June 29th from 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. (arrive early to make signs)
Where: The west steps of the Colorado State Capitol
Why: The city of Black Hawk has banned bicycles on nearly every city street. We believe this ban is wrong and sets a dangerous precedent in Colorado.
For more information stay tuned to updates on our Bike Ban webpage and sign up for our eNews alerts.
Bond with your OUTSpokin' teammates as you cycle around Denver with a digital camera trying to hunt down items on the list! Can you find someone with pink hair or a yellow car? The team that finds the most by the time limits wins bragging rights and some fabulously cheesy prizes...the more the merrier, so bring your friends, too!
Starts 10:30 @ Cheesman
There will be a BBQ and other fun stuff going on after the hunt, so plan to hang out and with us throughout the afternoon.
Came across a picture on Connexion and decided to look them up
Anyone ever heading out of state or looking to start up a State by State group list.
Everybody has to eat so why not have dinner with your friends from Out Spokin’ on the third Monday of each month. We will meet at a different location each month and the locations will be posted on the Out Spokin’ web site. Take the chance to catch up with friends, meet new riders, or talk to people you have seen on rides but do not know. Bring your significant others and/or family to meet your crazy biking friends. You can talk about your training (or lack of training) or about Grey’s Anatomy...your choice. It is about having fun and eating.
We're trying to meet in different parts of town. If you're nearby you can even bike over.
Pei Wei: Lowry - 200 Quebec Street Bldg 100, Suite 115 - Denver
OUT Spokin' member David Barr, currently riding Ride the Rockies(RtR), keeps his sense of humor on a hard day of riding. David was pictured in the Denver Post while on a rest stop for the RtR. It is good to see him smiling as this was a day that included a hard climb and some cold weather. Send some warm thoughts David's way.
To read the full article in the Denver Post, see the following link: http://www.denverpost.com/ridetherockies/ci_15297766
Having become frustrated with huge luggage fees for checking my beloved Trek bicycle on various airlines (I took it to Europe in 2009 & rode in Belgium & the Netherlands), and having a very full travel schedule for 2010, I recently bought a Bike Friday 'Pocket Sport'. It is a folding road bike which fits in a standard-size suitcase - so no extraordinary luggage fees! It takes a few minutes to disassemble & pack, and a few minutes to unpack & assemble (I did this in around 12 minutes the first time), and is worth the time for the money it saves, and for the real exercise I will be able to get while on the road.
Yesterday I had a lovely ride to and around City Park in New Orleans. The lowest point on my ride was -9 feet, and the highest was 18 feet. So not like riding up Lookout Mountain, no need here in NOLA for a triple, but nice to be in a place with designated bike lanes & routes on the streets. I am hoping to get to Audubon Park and the Mississippi River green belt as well.
Maybe I'll bring this bike on an OutSpokin' ride so everyone can see it.