CANCELLED: Group Ride Saturday, June 24: Mission Bay Loop

Sorry, Evedybody! (Sorry, Dr. Nick!!!)

Sorry for the late notice. I’m making a judgment call here, but we have to cancel the ride for tomorrow. I was alerted to a likely problem with parking tomorrow at Robb Field due to the Ocean Beach Street Fair. Parking will be limited or not available at all. We discussed several other potential starting points, and all appear to be also restricted or at least questionable. I’ve only heard from 5 riders for tomorrow anyway, but I thought it would be best to notify the entire group of this last minute decision to cancel the ride.

Third time’s a charm (I hope), so we’ll reschedule this ride for next Saturday, July 1.

Hoppy

From: Hoppy – Biz [mailto:tcd@t-ryx.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 8:51 PM
To: tcd@t-ryx.com
Subject: Group Ride Saturday, June 24: Mission Bay Loop

Hi, Evedybody! (Hi, Dr. Nick!!!)

We had planned to do this ride last Saturday, but several of our regular riders couldn’t make it (Father’s Day weekend and other reasons), so we’ve rescheduled that same ride for this weekend. I was even able to keep the same text from the previous ride announcement, with minor editing:

John and I had a HOT ride today up here in North County. That “warmed us up” for our Saturday group ride. After a sweltering day today (that warmed up even more towards the end of the ride), the Weather Lady (WL) is now predicting partly cloudy skies and low 70s in the Mission Bay area this Saturday, June 24, so let’s ride the Mission Bay Loop. [We can add the Rose Canyon/UCSD or the Presidio/North Park optional side loop if anyone is interested in adding some miles and some climbing (especially the Presidio route). The side loop is optional, though. If some riders want to ride it and others don’t, we can split up and at least one experienced rider will stay with each group.] We’ll discuss the optional side route alternatives before the ride on Saturday. We’ll start at Robb Field at 10:00 again, so please arrive at 9:30 or so to set up and talk trikes (and bikes, and velomobiles…). As usual, please LET ME KNOW IF YOU PLAN TO RIDE WITH US AND/OR IF YOU’RE RUNNING LATE. This is important so we can make sure we don’t leave without you. Remember, this is a recreational ride, so no one gets left behind. If you know the route and want to ride on up ahead, please let someone know so we don’t send out a rescue party when we discover you’re missing. If you’re struggling, or have a mechanical failure, or are otherwise unable to keep up or continue on any of our rides, just let someone know and at least one other experienced rider will stay with you to help you get back in the saddle again, or to guide you back to the starting point as you prefer

The WL says the heat wave we’ve had for the past few days is more or less over and we should have nice weather this weekend. We could get some more June Gloom or marine layer in the morning, though, so dress in layers to keep in tune with current conditions. Also, anyone can dehydrate on any ride, in any weather, so bring plenty of water and/or NRG drinks. Bring snacks for a boost along the way, and bring flat repair kits and other tools you may need, sun protection, and anything else you might want to make this an enjoyable ride. Keep in mind, we are not an official cycling club at this point, but all riders are required to wear helmets, obey all traffic rules/laws, yield to pedestrians, and be otherwise safe when riding with us. But a key point is that we are riding to have fun, and get some exercise while we’re at it. .

**NOTE: Please keep in mind that you’re not going to be dropped (left behind) if you can’t keep up on our rides. On the other hand, you won’t improve your riding skills or your health if you don’t push yourself at least a little each time you ride, whether with our group or on your own. That is not to say that you should overdo it! By all means, take breaks when you need them, and listen to your body! But make sure someone else knows what you’re doing if you’re in a group. It may take time for you to notice improved skills, weight loss, faster average riding times, or other benefits of working harder, but it’ll happen. Always simply coasting along or relying on your granny gears in all conditions is not going to help you keep up with the “big dogs” when the going gets tough. (It’s a good thing to be able to keep away from the real big dogs, too.) When crossing some intersections or in other potentially hazardous situations, you need to be able to move quickly out of harm’s way. Also, it’s difficult for another rider to help you ride your own steed up a hill when you’re struggling. The other rider will just be able to stay with you and give moral support. Bottom line: working at improving every time you ride will help you in a lot of ways.**

Robb Field is at the terminus of Bacon Street in Ocean Beach. We park across from the tennis courts, a bit past the ball fields. If you need further directions to the starting point, send me an email or a text message and I’ll give you all the gory details separately. Alternatively, check with your favorite on-line mapping site, like Google Maps, MapQuest, etc.

Several of our regular riders have already confirmed they’ll be riding with us. Let’s try to make it a really big group this time. New riders, even on upwrong bicycles, are always welcome, so bring your friends and families. I hope to see y’all out there on Saturday!

Bye, Evedybody! (Bye, Dr. Nick!!!)

Terry Hoppy Dean

T. Ryx Recumbent Trikes

Bike Vault

Velocimobiles

1322 E. Mission Road

San Marcos, CA 92069

www.t-ryx.com

Shop: 760.489.8083

Cell: 760.500.8418

Email: tcd (Please note this new email address. Hoppy is no longer active.)

Please help preserve our resources for your grandchildren: Print this document only if you truly must have a paper copy.

Choose for yourself this day whom you will serve…As for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.

Joshua 24:15 (NIV)

…as the body apart from the Spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead.

James 2:26 (NIV)

Group Ride Saturday, June 24: Mission Bay Loop

Hi, Evedybody! (Hi, Dr. Nick!!!)

We had planned to do this ride last Saturday, but several of our regular riders couldn’t make it (Father’s Day weekend and other reasons), so we’ve rescheduled that same ride for this weekend. I was even able to keep the same text from the previous ride announcement, with minor editing:

John and I had a HOT ride today up here in North County. That “warmed us up” for our Saturday group ride. After a sweltering day today (that warmed up even more towards the end of the ride), the Weather Lady (WL) is now predicting partly cloudy skies and low 70s in the Mission Bay area this Saturday, June 24, so let’s ride the Mission Bay Loop. [We can add the Rose Canyon/UCSD or the Presidio/North Park optional side loop if anyone is interested in adding some miles and some climbing (especially the Presidio route). The side loop is optional, though. If some riders want to ride it and others don’t, we can split up and at least one experienced rider will stay with each group.] We’ll discuss the optional side route alternatives before the ride on Saturday. We’ll start at Robb Field at 10:00 again, so please arrive at 9:30 or so to set up and talk trikes (and bikes, and velomobiles…). As usual, please LET ME KNOW IF YOU PLAN TO RIDE WITH US AND/OR IF YOU’RE RUNNING LATE. This is important so we can make sure we don’t leave without you. Remember, this is a recreational ride, so no one gets left behind. If you know the route and want to ride on up ahead, please let someone know so we don’t send out a rescue party when we discover you’re missing. If you’re struggling, or have a mechanical failure, or are otherwise unable to keep up or continue on any of our rides, just let someone know and at least one other experienced rider will stay with you to help you get back in the saddle again, or to guide you back to the starting point as you prefer

The WL says the heat wave we’ve had for the past few days is more or less over and we should have nice weather this weekend. We could get some more June Gloom or marine layer in the morning, though, so dress in layers to keep in tune with current conditions. Also, anyone can dehydrate on any ride, in any weather, so bring plenty of water and/or NRG drinks. Bring snacks for a boost along the way, and bring flat repair kits and other tools you may need, sun protection, and anything else you might want to make this an enjoyable ride. Keep in mind, we are not an official cycling club at this point, but all riders are required to wear helmets, obey all traffic rules/laws, yield to pedestrians, and be otherwise safe when riding with us. But a key point is that we are riding to have fun, and get some exercise while we’re at it. .

**NOTE: Please keep in mind that you’re not going to be dropped (left behind) if you can’t keep up on our rides. On the other hand, you won’t improve your riding skills or your health if you don’t push yourself at least a little each time you ride, whether with our group or on your own. That is not to say that you should overdo it! By all means, take breaks when you need them, and listen to your body! But make sure someone else knows what you’re doing if you’re in a group. It may take time for you to notice improved skills, weight loss, faster average riding times, or other benefits of working harder, but it’ll happen. Always simply coasting along or relying on your granny gears in all conditions is not going to help you keep up with the “big dogs” when the going gets tough. (It’s a good thing to be able to keep away from the real big dogs, too.) When crossing some intersections or in other potentially hazardous situations, you need to be able to move quickly out of harm’s way. Also, it’s difficult for another rider to help you ride your own steed up a hill when you’re struggling. The other rider will just be able to stay with you and give moral support. Bottom line: working at improving every time you ride will help you in a lot of ways.**

Robb Field is at the terminus of Bacon Street in Ocean Beach. We park across from the tennis courts, a bit past the ball fields. If you need further directions to the starting point, send me an email or a text message and I’ll give you all the gory details separately. Alternatively, check with your favorite on-line mapping site, like Google Maps, MapQuest, etc.

Several of our regular riders have already confirmed they’ll be riding with us. Let’s try to make it a really big group this time. New riders, even on upwrong bicycles, are always welcome, so bring your friends and families. I hope to see y’all out there on Saturday!

Bye, Evedybody! (Bye, Dr. Nick!!!)

Terry Hoppy Dean

T. Ryx Recumbent Trikes

Bike Vault

Velocimobiles

1322 E. Mission Road

San Marcos, CA 92069

www.t-ryx.com

Shop: 760.489.8083

Cell: 760.500.8418

Email: tcd (Please note this new email address. Hoppy is no longer active.)

Please help preserve our resources for your grandchildren: Print this document only if you truly must have a paper copy.

Choose for yourself this day whom you will serve…As for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.

Joshua 24:15 (NIV)

…as the body apart from the Spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead.

James 2:26 (NIV)

CANCELLED: Group Ride Saturday, June 17

Hi, Evedybody! (Hi, Dr. Nick!!!)

This week’s Saturday ride, June 17, has been cancelled. Most of our regular riders in the heart of San Diego and southward are unable to ride due to Father’s Day activities and other reasons. John and I had considered simply having the ride up here in North County, but the Weather Lady isn’t cooperating. Particularly in the inland areas, the heat wave would be a potential danger to the health and well-being of our riders. Oh, and the air conditioning in my velomobile stopped working right after we finished our rides! Doctors and other professionals in the health care field are recommending that people stay indoors and/or avoid strenuous activities, especially when temperatures are above 90 degrees. Continue reading

Group Ride Saturday, June 10: San Diego Bay Loop

Hi, Evedybody! (Hi, Dr. Nick!!!)

Well, it’s been quite a while since we’ve ridden the San Diego Bay and Coronado Loop (or out and back for some of us). The Weather Lady is calling for upper 60s and low 70s this weekend in Coastal areas, with partly sunny skies in the afternoons if we’re lucky. June Gloom is in full swing! So while the temps are ideal for riding, the skies will most likely be gray for the next few days or more. Be that as it may, let’s ride the San Diego Bay Loop this Saturday, June 10. In the past we started at Harbor Island for this route, but it appears the City of San Diego is charging for parking everywhere they can. So we’ll start at Liberty Station this time (not City property). This is an approximately 27-30 mile single loop, but it’s mostly flat. The ride will begin at 10:00, so hopefully we can take advantage of any afternoon sun. Please arrive at Liberty Station at least 30 minutes early (i.e., 9:30) to set up so we can get started on time. We typically stop for lunch at the Coronado Ferry Landing at the end of the single loop around the Bay. Some of us (I won’t mention my name) can’t fit their velomobiles on the Ferry, and will have to (get to) ride back around the Bay instead of floating across. That’ll make it a nearly 60 mile ride…for some people. But seriously, you’re all welcome to join me on the return trip around the Bay. Otherwise, you can take the Ferry across the Bay and miss the fun of riding 60 miles. I haven’t heard of any changes, so I can’t guarantee the cost of the Ferry trip, but last time we rode, I believe it was still $4.50. And that includes the cost of taking your bike or trike on-board!

Please let me know if you plan to join the group ride and/or if you’re running late. These rides are not races, although we try to break into smaller groups to accommodate faster or slower riders whenever possible. As always, no one gets left behind. If you’re struggling for any reason, at least one experienced rider will stay with you to help you catch up and/or to lead/accompany you back to the starting point.

Remember that even though it’s not hot this time of year, and the humidity may be up there, you still need to hydrate. So bring plenty of water/NRG drinks, snacks, sun protection, flat repair kits, and any other essentials for a comfortable, enjoyable ride. If it’s foggy or chilly when we start, you might want to dress in layers so you can remove a layer if you start getting warm. If you have eAssist, be sure to charge your battery (-ies).

Directions to the starting point:

From the San Diego Airport (Lindbergh Field) – Take Harbor Drive WEST towards Point Loma; turn right into Liberty Station on Laning Road; turn right onto Cushing Road; continue about ½-mile, just PAST Dewey Road. Ace Hardware will be on your LEFT. The parking lot is ON THE NORTHEAST SIDE OF the ACE Hardware, so make a LEFT turn into the parking lot. We park at the NORTHEAST end of the lot, so turn right immediately and look for other trikes, velomobile(s), and bikes away from the buildings.

Some of our regulars have already confirmed they’ll ride this Saturday. I hope a bunch more of you can ride with us on Saturday, too!

Bye, Evedybody! (Bye, Dr. Nick!!!)

Terry Hoppy Dean

T. Ryx Recumbent Trikes

Bike Vault

Velocimobiles

1322 E. Mission Road

San Marcos, CA 92069

http://www.t-ryx.com

Shop: 760.489.8083

Cell: 760.500.8418

Email: tcd@t-ryx.com

Please help preserve our resources for your grandchildren: Print this document only if you truly must have a paper copy.

Choose for yourself this day whom you will serve…As for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.

Joshua 24:15 (NIV)

…as the body apart from the Spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead.

James 2:26 (NIV)

Group Ride Saturday, June 3: Liberty Stn to Sweetwater River/Bonita Loop

Hi, Evedybody! (Hi, Dr. Nick!!!)

The Weather Lady (WL) is calling for nice weather for riding this weekend, with sunny skies and highs in the low-70s in San Diego. On Saturday, June 3, we’ll ride the Liberty Station to Sweetwater River/Bonita Loop. The ride will start at the north end of the Ace Hardware parking lot at Liberty Station at 10:00 AM. Please arrive at the starting point at least 30 minutes early to set up (i.e., 9:30). Also, please let me know if you plan to join the group ride and/or if you’re running late. These rides are not races, although we try to break into smaller groups to accommodate faster riders whenever possible. As always, no one gets left behind. If you’re struggling for any reason, at least one experienced rider will stay with you to help you catch up and/or to lead/accompany you back to the starting point. This ride is approximately 30 miles round trip, and as Glen said today, it’ll prime us for our ride next Saturday, June 10: the San Diego Bay/Coronado Loop. (That ride is actually a little shorter than the Sweetwater/Bonita Loop (unless you’ll be riding back around the Bay as I will), but it seems longer since we haven’t ridden that route for quite a while. More to come…)

Remember that even though it’s not hot this time of year, you still need to hydrate. So bring plenty of water/NRG drinks, snacks, sun protection, flat repair kits, and any other essentials for a comfortable, enjoyable ride. If it’s foggy or chilly when we start, you might want to dress in layers so you can remove a layer if you start getting warm. If you have eAssist, be sure to charge your battery (-ies).

Directions to the starting point:

From the San Diego Airport (Lindbergh Field) – Take Harbor Drive WEST towards Point Loma; turn right into Liberty Station on Laning Road; turn right onto Cushing Road; continue about ½-mile, just PAST Dewey Road. Ace Hardware will be on your LEFT. The parking lot is ON THE NORTHEAST SIDE OF the ACE Hardware, so make a LEFT turn into the parking lot. We park at the NORTHEAST end of the lot, so turn right immediately and look for other trikes, velomobile(s), and bikes away from the buildings.

Some of our regulars have already confirmed they’ll ride this Saturday. I hope a bunch more of you can ride with us on Saturday, too!

Bye, Evedybody! (Bye, Dr. Nick!!!)

Terry Hoppy Dean

Group Ride Saturday, May 27: Mission Bay Loop with optional side loop

Hi, Evedybody! (Hi, Dr. Nick!!!)

John and I had a great ride today up here in North County. That “warmed us up” for our Saturday group ride. After a gorgeous day today (that also warmed up towards the end of the ride up here), the Weather Lady (WL) is now predicting partly cloudy skies and 65-ish degrees in the Mission Bay area this Saturday, May 27, so let’s ride the Mission Bay Loop. We can add the Rose Canyon/UCSD or the Presidio/North Park optional side loop if anyone is interested in adding some miles and some climbing (especially the Presidio route). We’ll discuss the optional side route alternatives before the ride on Saturday. Another reason for choosing this route is the fact that it’s Memorial Day weekend. Yeah, that sounds like an oxymoron due to the potential for lots of visitors at Mission Bay Park and other locales. But the logic for this route is that we can always ride on the roads or otherwise modify the route if the bike path is too crowded. That’s the logic, so don’t come after me if it’s wrong. I’ll blame Spock…or Sheldon Cooper! We’ll start at Robb Field at 10:00 again, so please arrive at 9:30 or so to set up and talk trikes (and bikes, and velomobiles…). As usual, please LET ME KNOW IF YOU PLAN TO RIDE WITH US AND/OR IF YOU’RE RUNNING LATE. This is important so we can make sure we don’t leave without you. Remember, this is a recreational ride, so no one gets left behind. If you know the route and want to ride on up ahead, please let someone know so we don’t send out a rescue party when we discover you’re missing. If you’re struggling, or have a mechanical failure, or are otherwise unable to keep up or continue on any of our rides, just let someone know and at least one other experienced rider will stay with you to help you get back in the saddle again, or to guide you back to the starting point as you prefer

The WL says it’s going to be seasonal (+/-) weather this weekend, so dress in layers to keep in tune with current conditions. Also, anyone can dehydrate on any ride, in any weather, so bring plenty of water and/or NRG drinks. Bring snacks for a boost along the way, and bring flat repair kits and other tools you may need, sun protection, and anything else you might want to make this an enjoyable ride. Keep in mind, we are not an official cycling club at this point, but all riders are required to wear helmets, obey all traffic rules/laws, yield to pedestrians, and be otherwise be safe when riding with us. But a key point is that we are riding to have fun, and get some exercise while we’re at it. .

**Please keep in mind that you’re not going to be dropped (left behind) if you can’t keep up on our rides. On the other hand, you won’t improve your riding skills or your health if you don’t push yourself at least a little each time you ride, whether with our group or on your own. That is not to say that you should overdo it! By all means, take breaks when you need them, and listen to your body! But make sure someone else knows what you’re doing if you’re in a group. It may take time for you to notice improved skills, weight loss, faster average riding times, or other benefits of working harder, but it’ll happen. Always simply coasting along or relying on your granny gears in all conditions is not going to help you keep up with the “big dogs” when the going gets tough. (It’s a good thing to be able to keep away from the real big dogs, too.) When crossing some intersections or in other potentially hazardous situations, you need to be able to move quickly out of harm’s way. Also, it’s difficult for another rider to help you ride your own steed up a hill when you’re struggling. The other rider will just be able to stay with you and give moral support. Bottom line: working at improving every time you ride will help you in a lot of ways.**

Robb Field is at the terminus of Bacon Street in Ocean Beach. We park across from the tennis courts, a bit past the ball fields. If you need further directions to the starting point, send me an email or a text message and I’ll give you all the gory details separately. Alternatively, check with your favorite on-line mapping site, like Google Maps, MapQuest, etc.

Several of our regular riders have already confirmed they’ll be riding with us. Let’s try to make it a really big group this time. New riders, even on upwrong bicycles, are always welcome, so bring your friends and families. I hope to see y’all out there on Saturday!

Bye, Evedybody! (Bye, Dr. Nick!!!)

Terry Hoppy Dean

T. Ryx Recumbent Trikes

Bike Vault

Velocimobiles

1322 E. Mission Road

San Marcos, CA 92069

www.t-ryx.com

Shop: 760.489.8083

Cell: 760.500.8418

Email: tcd (Please note this new email address. Hoppy is no longer active.)

Please help preserve our resources for your grandchildren: Print this document only if you truly must have a paper copy.

Choose for yourself this day whom you will serve…As for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.

Joshua 24:15 (NIV)

…as the body apart from the Spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead.

James 2:26 (NIV)

Group Ride Saturday, May 20: LIberty Station to Balboa Park to Presidio Loop

Hi, Evedybody! (Hi, Dr. Nick!!!)

The Weather Lady says we’re going to have a minor heat wave this weekend compared to the cooler than normal weather we’ve been having during the first half of the week. This Saturday, May 20, she’s calling for sunny skies and about 80 degrees…at least so far. That’s cooler than Inland, where temps are expected to be closer to 90 degrees! So let’s ride the route Glen developed for us from Liberty Station to Balboa Park, and back (mostly downhill) through Presidio Park & North Park to the starting point at Liberty Station again. The weather is going to be about the same weather we had last time we rode this route back in April (Earth Day), so I’m copying and pasting the email I sent that time with only minor changes this time.

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