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Old 22.03.2011, 20:10
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Re: "Chase out the winter" road bike ride

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There is a scheduled Mountain bike ride on Saturday. It is Stage 2 of a three stage around lake Zurich tour. We did Zurich to Schindeleggi last Sunday. It will start at either Schindeleggi or Biberbrugg and go around the top of Obersee to either Schmerikon or Rapperswil depending on how we do on time.

http://www.swissalpineadventure.com/calendar

Sign up is on the facebook group linked to from the above website.
Is this trip suitable for absolute beginners?

(Beginner to MTB but not to fitness)
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Old 22.03.2011, 22:16
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Re: "Chase out the winter" road bike ride

I have two routes planned for Saturday. One of them is beginner friendly the other has a few km of trail that are probably not good for total beginners. If you have ridden on single track before then you should be ok. If not then the route for stage 3 (Sat 2nd April) would be more suitable for total beginners.

We will also be starting Tuesday evening rides in early May which for the most part will be suitable for everyone.

The routes will require a proper mountain bike with knobbly tyres and at least front suspension.
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Old 22.03.2011, 22:48
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Re: "Chase out the winter" road bike ride

I have done a lot of road biking earlier and is now commuting 160-200 km per week.

However, MTB is new to me in every sense. I do have a decent MTB with full suspension though. I am widely known for never being short of gear and gadgets ;-)
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Old 22.03.2011, 22:52
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Re: "Chase out the winter" road bike ride

Feel free to give it a go. Worst case scenario you may have to walk a part. There are a few possible bail out points if things don't go 100% according to plan.

But next weeks ride (April 2nd) is very suitable if you have never mountain biked before.
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Old 24.03.2011, 11:32
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Re: "Chase out the winter" road bike ride

As the meteo says there will be rain on the weekend, I'd be up for a ride of friday evening.

Is there insterest ?
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As the meteo says there will be rain on the weekend, I'd be up for a ride of friday evening.

Is there insterest ?
i will bike with you in the evenings after the time change.

in other news, i think i will get a mountain bike too.
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Old 24.03.2011, 11:46
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Re: "Chase out the winter" road bike ride

You talking about this weather forecast?

15deg and sunny, if that's what you call a rainy forecast then I like your idea of rain.
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Old 24.03.2011, 12:22
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Re: "Chase out the winter" road bike ride

Hi,

Further to the earlier posts and having sent a begging letter to the weather gods I have posted a road bike ride for Sunday afternoon. Hope to see plenty of people there.

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Old 24.03.2011, 13:28
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i will bike with you in the evenings after the time change.

in other news, i think i will get a mountain bike too.
oh you decided to join the dark side
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Old 24.03.2011, 13:39
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oh you decided to join the dark side
He's actually finding the light. Getting away from all that traffic.
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oh you decided to join the dark side
you sort of got it started with the cyclocross
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Old 24.03.2011, 13:47
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you sort of got it started with the cyclocross
Wicked, thanks Salsa.
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Old 24.03.2011, 14:13
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you sort of got it started with the cyclocross
You were supposed to be like a missionary: to walk in the dirt without tarnishing your soul
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Old 24.03.2011, 22:15
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Re: "Chase out the winter" road bike ride

Very pleased to hear a weekday cycling mob is forming.
I work at the other end of Lake Zürich so 6.30pm would be earliest I could start. Although I have some X-Files strength lights so a little darkness on the final stretch would be acceptable until the daylight stretches itself right out.

Is there plans for a calendar or just a post each week?

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Old 24.03.2011, 22:53
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Re: "Chase out the winter" road bike ride

I have members from the ZZR riders group coming from the UK 3/6/11 to 6/6/11 and looks like it will be around 18 bikes, some 2's up. They will be staying at Grande Cascade in the Voges. I am planning to meet up with them if anyone feels they may want to come along. There will be at least 9 ZZR1400's amongst them so plenty of cc's to create a little thunder in the glens

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Old 25.03.2011, 18:17
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Re: "Chase out the winter" road bike ride

MODS - can you swap my post above to this thread please? - Motorcycle Ride Outs: 2011 No 1

I posted on the wrong one yesterday !

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Oh, and can you please delete this one afterward too?

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Old 26.03.2011, 22:08
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Re: "Chase out the winter" road bike ride

some rain is expected for sunday as the clouds are bringing it from France here

Sunday

7°/15°

Hopefully the rain will come late, on the rain forecast it is announced dry until midday the heavy clouds will arrive then...





we were on a short ride today, I am out of shape, but less than I thought
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Old 28.03.2011, 20:18
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Re: "Chase out the winter" road bike ride

It would be fine with me to have some variety in the Thursday Nite Road Rides, with different routes...I like learning new routes. And starting closer to Zurich is ok with me as well. I wouldn't be able to organize them or lead them, but would be happy to show up when I can and try to follow!

I'll plan to put together a few rides periodically for an alternate day as well, in case people can't make Thursdays... Anyone would be welcome (with road bike). Probably more out from the city (e.g. above Horgen), since that's where I know the most routes - and it's just so beautiful!

I'm thinking of planning a Cyclist Social to kick off the season again in mid-April, so then we could all talk about this stuff more in person.

Excited to have the long daylight in the evenings back again!
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Old 28.03.2011, 21:59
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It would be fine with me to have some variety in the Thursday Nite Road Rides, with different routes...I like learning new routes. And starting closer to Zurich is ok with me as well. I wouldn't be able to organize them or lead them, but would be happy to show up when I can and try to follow!

I'll plan to put together a few rides periodically for an alternate day as well, in case people can't make Thursdays... Anyone would be welcome (with road bike). Probably more out from the city (e.g. above Horgen), since that's where I know the most routes - and it's just so beautiful!

I'm thinking of planning a Cyclist Social to kick off the season again in mid-April, so then we could all talk about this stuff more in person.

Excited to have the long daylight in the evenings back again!
Family will be joining me at that time, I don't really see myself active in the cycling scene, but I will definitely try to make it to the Social and a ride or two. Thanks for organizing.

I am especially looking forward to meeting Eire and Salsa (I heard rumours that they have kissed and made up and are living happily ever after can someone confirm ?)
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