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16.11.2008 10:30 to 13:30
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City/Town: Zürich
Event Type: Sports
Meeting Point: TBD

This is a challenging ride north of Zürich starting from Oerlikon. Participants should be accustomed to climbing hills, riding a distance of 40 miles (65 km), and familiar with safe cycling and group cycling guidelines below.

Meeting Place: Zürich - Bahnhof Oerlikon Nord (check discussion for changes)

Start Time
: 10:30am (check discussion in thread below for changes)

Distance: 50 - 80 km

Climbing: This contains several difficult climbs. Participants should be accustomed to climbing multiple hills larger than 150m at slopes of up to 10º.

Ride Time: 3 hours (approx.)

Safety: All riders should review the group cycling safety guidelines here: http://www.englishforum.ch/sports-fi...-overview.html

Weather: The weather is getting cold! Please dress accordingly.

Small Print: Be sure to wear a helmet! We will be riding on roads with cars and possibly tractors coming directly at you on small paths. Anyone participating in the EF rides are doing so at his/her own risk.
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  • Rahul - hands up for this week.
  • dakman - sorry, can't make it today
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Re: Saturday Morning Road Bike Ride

Looks like a nice day Saturday... Who's interested? I'm pretty flexible time / location this weekend.
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Re: Saturday Morning Road Bike Ride

Somehow our discussion during last week's ride led to discussions of scooter accidents which reminded me of this video...

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Re: Saturday Morning Road Bike Ride

Plans have been made for me early Saturday afternoon, so consequently I will need to start cycling before 9AM on Saturday, or alternatively we can go on Sunday. Thoughts?

I would prefer a more quiet route than going around the lake, but I am up for anything.
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Old 14.11.2008, 14:16
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Re: Saturday Morning Road Bike Ride

The lake is not to bad early enough in the morning.....anyway, I can't go so early Saturday as I have to do a couple errands in the morning. I will possibly do something in zuri oberland tomorrow afternoon.

Sunday might work better for me.(tentatively)
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Re: Saturday Morning Road Bike Ride

Rahul does Sunday work for you as well?
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Re: Saturday Morning Road Bike Ride

For now Sunday looks okay as well. ( I wouldn't get there any earlier than 9:30 myself).

Ryan I might join for the afternoon ride tomorrow. Pm me if you have some ideas etc.
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Re: Sunday Morning Road Bike Ride

Alright, since there is interest for Sunday (in addition to Saturday) I edited the event to reflect the Sunday ride (which I will plan to lead out of Oerlikon as normal unless there are strong opinions otherwise). I wish I could join on Saturday too, instead I might go out for a flat / relaxed ride tomorrow (Saturday) morning as well at 9AM so as not to wear myself out for sunday.

So tentatively three options:
- Saturday early ~9AM - flat from oerlikon - contact me
- Saturday afternoon - Oberland - contact Dakman
- Sunday morning - hilly ride from oerlikon - "official" ride - meet at Bhf. Oerlikon Nord at 10:30.
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Re: Sunday Morning Road Bike Ride

Sunday sounds good but I can only do it later. after 12:00pm

On Saturday I'll go but later, arond 1pm like last time with Rahul.
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Re: Sunday Morning Road Bike Ride

Rahul - will get back to you, also need to confirm with the better half.
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Re: Sunday Morning Road Bike Ride

So it is up for tomorrow ?

I'll check out the forum tomorrow when I wake up before deciding what will I do.
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Re: Sunday Morning Road Bike Ride

If it's not too late, I would also be interested in the Saturday afternoon ride.
It's a bit chilly, but I need to burn out those beers...

Let me know if it's still on. Otherwise, I will see you tomorrow.

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Old 15.11.2008, 16:14
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Re: Sunday Morning Road Bike Ride

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If it's not too late, I would also be interested in the Saturday afternoon ride.
It's a bit chilly, but I need to burn out those beers...

Let me know if it's still on. Otherwise, I will see you tomorrow.

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Rahul and Sylvain,

Thanks for the great ride, glad we were able to get together afterall despite my less than stellar efforts at coordination.

Maybe will see you tomorrow.

Cheers

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Re: Sunday Morning Road Bike Ride

I had great fun as well...back on the bike after a while, and we did a decent ride ..
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Re: Sunday Morning Road Bike Ride

That was a great ride, thanks! I enjoyed it very much.
I hope to see you tomorrow.

Cheers,

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Re: Sunday Morning Road Bike Ride

D'oh! I ended up not having plans yesterday so should have thought to join you guys... The weather seemed quite nice in the afternoon so it must have been a nice ride.

In any case we are still riding from Oerlikon at 10:30, so if anybody is on their way, just give me a call and we will wait up for you.
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Old 16.11.2008, 13:01
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Re: Sunday Morning Road Bike Ride

Sorry guys, I woke at 12:00

I'd go for a short ride later, 2:30pm probably,

If someone would like to join I'd be glad to.
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