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Wednesday
Jun072017

Saturday B-Group Depot Road Ride

Let's plan that the route will be decided by those present.

Date: Saturday June 3rd
Time: 8 am start
Place: Depot Park, Clarkston
Pace: 18-20 mph cruise,  ~ 40 - 50 miles.

This is a no drop ride but please be prepared for close pace-line formation. Please keep safety as first priority and obey all traffic laws.

Enjoy,  Dan Gauthier

Tuesday
Jun062017

Saturday "A" Ride, June 10th, 8:00 a.m.

Hi Folks!

This road training ride will meet on Saturday morning at Depot Park in Clarkston, 8:00 a.m. The ride is approximately 50 miles in length with the route and pace determined by those present at the park. This ride is a "drop" ride so please bring navigational assistance if you decide to fall back. Rules of the road and proper paceline etiquette are observed. Please check over your bike prior to avoid mechanical issues on the road. We hope to have you on board!

Be well, -Ken Pallach

 

 

Sunday
Jun042017

Blackhawk Trail Meeting -- Need Turnout 6-5-2017!!!

Please see the link below for information about supporting the Blackhawk Trail through Brandon, Groveland and Ortonville. There is a meeting on Monday, June 5th at 7 PM.

Read the document

Saturday
Jun032017

Sunday Polly Ann Ride 10:30- Cancelled

Hi, this one will be a really tough call weather wise. I will post at 9:00 and hopefully make the right call, one way or the other.

An additional complication is there will be a Tough Mudder in town with 15,000 participants. We will still meet at Everest Cafe but parking will most likely not be available. We have an alternative plan. We can park at a club members (withholding the name for privacy, but you will know who when you get there). The address is 961 Burlingham, Oxford it will be a quick 2 mile ride to Everest trom there, so show up a bit early for the ride over.

While the rain has stopped, the trail will be drenched with the amount of rain we had last night. Lets give it a try next week. Please see Sean's post on the Flying Rhino FB page, there is a meeting on the Blackhawk trail at Brandon Township tomorrow night. This trail could use the help of anyone that can attend!

Thursday
Jun012017

Saturday B-Group Depot Road Ride

Same plan for a great, sunny Saturday morning. Let's plan that the route will be decided by those present.

Date: Saturday June 3rd

Time: 8 am start

Place: Depot Park, Clarkston

Pace: 18-20 mph cruise,  ~ 40 - 50 miles.

This is a no drop ride but please be prepared for close pace-line formation. PLease keep safety as first priority and obey all traffic laws.

Enjoy,  Dan Gauthier

 

Friday
May262017

Sunday PolllyAnn Ride

Hi, the forecast is not great for Sunday at the moment. If we can do the ride, we will. I will post an update by 9AM Sunday. Scott

Wednesday
May242017

Wednesday gravel road ride - CANCELLED

It's always a tough call when there's a threat of rain. The weathermen kept promising rain and storms today but it never materialized. Now they're saying a 90% chance of rain starting at 7:15pm. We would be in the first half of our ride at that time and far from the school. I'm going to call off the ride tonight based on this forecast. Then again, it may stay dry. I guess I'd rather err on the side of caution. If you hurry and get out soon, you could get a descent ride in before the rain starts. 

See you next week.

Tom

Wednesday
May242017

local Masters swim program

This isn't Cycling News, but it's fitness related and perhaps of general interest to triathletes. 

The Brandon Aquatic and Fitness Center at the Brandon High School is under new management. A private company called Aqua Club is now managing the pool and programs. The company is owned by a two-time Olympian swimmer, Nim Shapira. Nim is going to start a Masters swimming program at the Brandon HS pool very soon. He told me today that the program will meet three times a week at 6:15am - M, W, F I assume. 

A Masters swim program is for adult swimmers to participate in work-outs and drills as a group. Different skill levels are accomodated in different lanes of the pool; generally fast, medium and slow(er). 

If you're interested in swimming for fitness, competitive swimming, triathalons, or receving swim coaching, I encourage you to support this program at a local pool. 

If you have any questions, contact the Brandon pool manager, Lindsey at lindsey@aquaswimclub.com. 

Tom

Wednesday
May242017

Wednesday gravel road ride

The forecast for this evening doesn't look very good. I'm not ready to cancel the ride just yet. I'll make a call by 4pm this afternoon. Watch for another email later today.

Thank you very much to Lisa Loetzner for leading the ride while I was out of town on business. I have a lot of catching up to do - it's been a few weeks since I've been on my bike. 

Tom

Wednesday
May242017

B-Group Road Ride to Columbiaville

Well here it is as promised and weather permitting.

This is a faboulous ride on very quiet country roads, stopping at Columbiaville. It begins and ends with a 4-6% undulating grade over ~4 miles, rising to the south. If you can climb that and still breath, this is the ride for you.

Date: Saturday May 27th
Time: 8:30 AM Start
Place: Leave from Brandon Township Community Park
1414 N Hadley Road, Ortonville, MI 48462
NE off corner of  Oakwood & Hadley Roads.
Pace: 18-20 mph cruise 
Distance:  55 mmiles 

This is a no-drop ride. Yes, it is longer and includes a very intimidating climb at the end. Just put your chin into it and smile. 

Dan Gauthier
248-760-4615