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Roadie Ride 21st May St. Gallen -Appenzell - Rapperswil
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21.05.2011 09:00 to 16:30
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City/Town: Appenzell
Event Type: Sports
Meeting Point: Zürich HB 09:00 / St.Gallen HB 10:20

AS MOVED FROM 14TH MAY...

I'm planning a out-of-left-field ride for this Saturday, taking in views of Lake Constance, Rheinthal, and Säntis. It will start at Romanshorn and end at Rapperswill. The ride will be about 6 hours, 130-140km and ca. 2000m total climbing, depending on any variations we decide on.

Why this way? Well,apart from the views, good roads and low traffic, you will be challenged by a few bursts of some tough grades, mainly in the first 2 hours. After that it will be more normal. But if you can't manage the occasional 20%,then you might want to avoid this :-) It is however at sociable pace ride, which means small breaks to let people catch up/recover, as well as a stop or two along the way for coffee/drinks/food.

We'll starting at St.Gallen, so I recommend bringing modular clothing (arm warmers at the very least) just in case it is a chilly start. We can finish at Rapperswil which gives easy connections back to Zürich or places either side of the lake.

Meeting point is HB latest 9am, and take the 09:16 EC train to St.Gallen. This train will be full in cattle class, so I advise being there no later than 9am. Or if you are coming from another direction, meet at the St.Gallen HB on Platform 1 near the ticket office at 10:20


Anyone up for it?

Cheers, Litespeed

Usual Litespeed caveats apply:

BASIC SAFETY REQUIREMENTS: Bicycle helmet should be warn. A properly maintained bicycle with insurance sticker, and sufficient cash for transport should your bike break down. You should carry formal identification (passport, ID Card or drivers licence). Mobile phone is recommended.

GENERAL SMALL PRINT CAVEAT: This event is organised with all care, but the responsibilities lie with each individual participant. Simply, we have named a time and place, the rest is up to you. Your preparation, equipment, clothing, accommodation, food, insurance, and any other costs / requirements are all up to you arrange. Anyone not able to ride competently or safely will be politely declined participation as part of the group.

SMALL PRINT FOR THIS RIDE: Riding a bicycle anywhere, particularly in Swiss Alps, can result in death, serious injury, or severe enjoyment, depending on how you ride. Make sure your bike and equipment is working and correctly adjusted. You are expected to ride safely and respectfully, and follow basic group riding etiquette. THIS RIDE IS NOT A RACE. This event is not a ride around the block. The distance, terrain and minimum tempo require a high level of fitness and competence, so don't let your fantasies get confused with your abilities. The group will wait up for slower riders, within reason of course. Be careful on downhills and corners, as road conditions can be deceptive and traffic such as trucks, buses and wide agricultural vehicles use these roads. If you are not sure, go out and try. Thursday Night Rides are a good start ;-)

Conditions in the mountains are subject to sudden and extreme fluctuations, such as temperature drops, high winds, rain, hail, snow, electrical storms and jaw-dropping scenery. Ensure you carry at least a long-armed windproof jacket in case of emergencies.
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  • hillseeker - Wish I could join you for this adventure! Enjoy those hills some extra for me! :)
  • sylvain74 - sorry, I have to be back earlier :( Enjoy all the hills!
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Old 20.05.2011, 12:09
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Re: Roadie Ride 21st May St. Gallen -Appenzell - Rapperswil

Bumped up for anyone still interested!
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Re: Roadie Ride 21st May St. Gallen -Appenzell - Rapperswil

Thanks for the info, it looks like a great route.
I'll join you at St Gallen and should get in there 0958

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Looks like a nice ride. What sort of time do you expect to make it back to Zurich (or Rapperswill)?
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Re: Roadie Ride 21st May St. Gallen -Appenzell - Rapperswil

I expect to be back at Rapperswil 16:00-16:30 latest. Depends how long we stop for coffee ;-)
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Re: Roadie Ride 21st May St. Gallen -Appenzell - Rapperswil

I'll organise this again towards the end of the season, then I'll give up.
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Re: Roadie Ride 21st May St. Gallen -Appenzell - Rapperswil

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I'll organise this again towards the end of the season, then I'll give up.
Maybe it was the mention of the 20% climbs ... Of course some of us really like that stuff
I would have been there if I hadn't had my rowing course in the morning, so hopefully I can join next time you plan it. Especially if there is a half-day option possible. Would love to check out more in that beautiful area of the country!
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Re: Roadie Ride 21st May St. Gallen -Appenzell - Rapperswil

An epic ride and my thanks to Litespeed for organising. Beautiful scenery, quiet roads and some monster climbs. Thankfully they didn't go on for too long, but there was all that was promised and more.

Well organised and uber-patient.
Top man and thank you!
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