Some helpful information. Thanks to the contributors. And thanks to Barry for the poetry. Very entertaining
Thanks to all the contributors. Another nice video of the Revolutionary Ramble by Jay Marowitz
Nice edition of the Newsletter, definitely fact-packed with useful information. Thank you to Pat and all of the contributors!
And perhaps a few MAFW trips to the historic Morristown area should go out?
Thanks to the regular contributors, Tony and Mark. And enjoyed Barry’s article.
Action packed Newsletter!
So many great activities to sign up for: )
Helmuts off to Pat and all of the contributors.
Good newsletter. Thanks to all the contributors, such as Mark Jay’s bicycle insurance, Melanie Pinala, smart phone, Jay Marowitz and the Internet of Bikes, and John Burn’s latest poem.
I hope some will consider my Penn Dutch ride this year. Mostly car free, only buggy roads, in the farm fields and return to a resort hotel and plenty of things to do.
Nice to have the Answer Man back. Looking forward to new material!
Congratulations on the October newsletter. Interesting articles by Liz on her travel, Gideon’s civil war story, Tony’s phising article ( gotten some of those), the poem by John and Mark’s insurance information. Also enjoyed the pictures. Keep it up!
Good September issue, as usual. Great to see some of those ride pictures, Tony’s article about a downed cyclist, the Poet’s corner, seeing Charles Kinsley, and what to do about medical bills.
Nice newsletter Pat, thanks for all you do! Very nice pictures of Andalusia.
Great issue! Noreen, your Iberian peninsula vacation sounds fabulous!
Great job by Pat as usual! I appreciate the disc brake info by Tony. It explains a lot. The story about the Jaeger Velodrome was cool.
Some interesting articles! Thanks for the travel experiences. What to do in an accident and the poetry
Great work as always…
This is the first time I’m hearing of the “ski wheelers”, how can I find out about ski outings?
Hi, don’t know if you’re primarily interested in downhill or XC skiing, but the NJ Nordic ski club does several XC/snow shoeing weekend trips. Many of the members downhill as well. I suggest you contact Bob warren.
Bob hasn’t answered his phone or responded to texts. Perhaps he is away. But thanks for the NJ Nordic ski club information. I have contacted them. Maybe go on a trip one day. Once we have sufficient snow locally.
Thanks for another informative issue. A few thanks -to Scott and Tony for the presta valve information, to Susan for her cold weather riding narrative- (one suggestion – maybe wear ski goggles with a balaclava? – eliminates the cold exposure) – thanks to Jay for the donut discussion (though it would be best to not consume all that sugar anyway)
To the powers that be: Let’s delete the comments that are more than a year old, including mine. Old news is stale news.
The photo in the Dec/Jan 2021 edition of the Newsletter, page 20, consists of a very handsome man with a great smile enjoying a ride on his bike. The caption of the photo reads “Lenny Sanders”. However that photo it’s picturing, it ain’t me. The gentleman in question is, however, been blessed with the good fortune to look a lot like me. I don’t know who it might be, but he certainly is a very lucky dude!
Looks like he could be your brother
Good reading! Especially the Triple Bypass ride described by Dennis, the Poet John Burns, the mechanic, Tony and Len Sander’s Answer Man!
Good ride story by Noreen, Thanks
Where’s Len’s “Answer Man”? Missing you!
Thanks for all the newsletter information. I can identify with the feelings in the cramping article by Susan.
Thanks to all for all the hard work in the newsletters.
Another informative newsletter. Thanks.
If you are reading this far into the Newsletter, you definitely have too much time on your hands. Hopefully, Spring will arrive as per schedule, and we shall ride!
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When choosing the pace you want to do, please consider:
Pace classifications use average speed, which is the total distance divided by the moving time. This is the average speed reported by most by bicycle computers, although you might have to adjust the options to exclude time while not moving. It is critical to realize that your average speed is significantly less (typically 3/4 or less) than your “cruising” speed on flat terrain.
DAYTIME PACES (Updated: April 2015)
Minimum Average Speed
Hard fast riding, few stops, slower riders will be dropped, frequent pace lines.
For very fit cyclists, slower riders will be dropped, leader rides at listed pace, occasional pace lines.
For fit cyclists, terrain varies, up to 30 miles between rest stops. Leader sweeps no slower than 16 mph. BUT if there is a concurrent identical (same tour #, same start time) C+ ride, or the ride leader has posted “no sweep” in the ride comments, the leader rides a B pace and does not sweep.
For accomplished cyclists, terrain varies, up to 30 miles between rest stops, leader sweeps no slower than 14.5 mph. If there is a concurrent identical (same tour #, same start time) C ride, the Ride Leader may choose not to sweep and depend on the C ride to look after slower C+ riders.
For accomplished cyclists, terrain varies, up to 30 miles between rest stops, leader sweeps no slower than 13 mph.
For experienced cyclists who want an easier pace, up to 20 miles between rest stops, leader sweeps no slower than 11 mph.
Relaxed riding for experienced cyclists, easier terrain, up to 15 miles between rest stops, leader sweeps no slower than 9 mph (typically no longer than 35 miles and on terrain not more difficult than C+).
Relaxed riding, no steep hills, frequent stops, group stays together.
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EVENING TRAINING RIDE PACES Paces for evening rides have a T prefix to indicate that they are “training” rides. Training means that the rides are typically shorter, do not have rest stops and riders generally ride at a faster average compared to day rides.
For very fit cyclists, slower riders will be dropped, leader rides at listed pace, occasional pace lines
For accomplished cyclists, terrain varies, leader sweeps no slower than 15 mph.
For experienced cyclists, leader sweeps no slower than 13 mph
For any cyclists who can average 11 mph and ride the posted distance without a rest stop, leader sweeps no slower than 11 mph
Ride leaders on A, B+, B, TA and TB rides are not required to sweep, so riders on such rides should either be confident that they can keep up with the pace of the group or be comfortable riding independently.
Ride Leaders on C+, C, D+, D, TC, TD and TE pace rides are required to sweep. However, riders on those rides must be able to average at least that minimum speed, making only the scheduled rest stops, or they may be dropped.
The terrain rating for a tour is determined by “average climb”. That is the total climb, as determined by ridewithgps.com as per the club’s map of the tour, divided by the length of the tour. Total climb is the total uphill climb ignoring the downhills. Note that the total climb as reported by ridewithgps.com is almost always lower than the climb reported by bike computers doing a route. That difference is “built into” the classifications below.
Two tours with the same terrain classification may have very different terrain profiles. For example one C+ terrain route may be relatively flat with one big climb, while another C+ terrain route may have lots of “rollers” but no big climbs. The best way to determine the type of terrain a route covers is to click the “MAP” link for the ride from the ride schedule and look at the terrain profile at the bottom of the ridewithGPS.com page for that tour.
ALL PATH AND TRAIL RIDES ARE SCHEDULED DURING FULL DAYLIGHT HOURS
PACE: Varies with type, terrain and group.
TERRAIN: For MB rides (Trail)
For HB rides (Path)
Indoor rides will have the Pace set to “I” to indicate an indoor ride.
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