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Saturday
Apr142018

Spring Training Series Race #3 Canceled

The race today has been canceled due to the weather and standing water on the the track.

Wednesday
Apr112018

Polly Ann ride Sunday April 15, 10:00 am.

Right now it looks like the weekend is going to be a wash out.  However it is Michigan and things change quickly.  Look for a posting on Saturday with a update.  Hoping to get a ride in at the Polly Ann or if conditions are to wet back at Indian Springs.  Think dry warm thoughts...................

Anne.............  cycloanne@yahoo.com

Friday
Apr062018

Polly Ann ride Sunday April 8, 10:00 am.

Meeting at Evergreens Coffee Shop in Oxford.  Heading out on the Polly Ann meeting back at the coffee shop after to warm up.  I'm really looking forward to warmer weather you know like spring like conditions.  It will feel good to put my lobster claw gloves away!  Looks like it will be yet another winters day ride high of 37.  Hope to see you and dress warm..............

Anne..........  cycloanne@yahoo.com

Wednesday
Apr042018

Wednesday gravel road ride - cancelled

Hmmmm, let's see - wind-driven snow, reduced visability, falling temperatures. Not my idea of a nice day for a ride. There may be some of you hard-core riders who would brave such conditions and for those in this category, GO FOR IT! 

Hoping for better weather next week. From experience, this time of year is very hit-and-miss. Take every opportunity you can to fit in a ride, or if you're really a glutton for punishment, get on your indoor trainer. As soon as the temps are above 45 and the roads are fairly dry, we'll give it a go. Until then... ride safe, and THINK SPRING!

Tom

Monday
Apr022018

Wednesday gravel ride continues, but when?

Hi folks,

The FRCC group rides traditionally start the first week of April. That means that the Wednesday night intermediate gravel road ride is scheduled to start this week, Wednesday April 4. Having said that - have you seen the forecast? April is certainly coming in like a lion this year with low temperatures and traces of snow. The forecast for Wednesday looks pretty iffy right now, with temps in the low 30's and falling - not exactly Spring weather. 

The ride meets weekly at the Clarkston Independence Elementary School on Hubbard Road north of Clarkston. We meet around 6:15pm and the ride starts promptly at 6:30pm. 

I know many / most of you have already begun your riding season. Heck, some of you never took the winter off. I've only been out less than a half-dozen times and am still getting my legs back. Expect the ride to start in the 12-13 mph average range and about 25 miles, depending on the route. As the season progresses, we'll peak out around 14.5 mph at maybe 30 miles on occasion. As always, helmets are required, lights are recommended for early and late season rides, and membership in the Flying Rhino Cycling Club is highly recommended, for insurance protection. Anyone is welcome to join us for a ride but if you become a regular, please join the club. Cyclocross, gravel, 29'ers and fat bikes are all appropriate for this ride. Please, also bring a spare tube and tools and have the skill to know how to change a flat tire. 

So, keep an eye on the Cycling News page and think WARM thoughts. I'm really looking forward to seeing many familiar and some new faces. 

Tom

Sunday
Apr012018

Looking for Club Website Adminstrator

Hello, we are looking for someone to take over the administraiton of the club's website and Facebook page. The job is not difficult and does not require advanced technical skills, just willingness to get involved. Please contact rhinowebmaster@gmail.com with questions or rhinoprez@gmail.com to express interest.

Friday
Mar302018

Easter Sunday Ride, April 1, 10:00 am.

Meeting at Evergreens Coffee Shop in Oxford to ride the Polly Ann.  If the trail isn't rideable we will head out on dirt roads.  This will be a no drop ride.  Please join us.

Happy Easter,

Anne..........  cycloanne@yahoo.com

 

Saturday
Mar242018

Polly Ann ride Sunday March 25, 10:00 am.

We will be riding somewhere tomorrow.  Still waiting on some trail reports.  Check back later this evening to find out the riding location.

Anne.............  cycloanne@yahoo.com

Saturday
Mar172018

Sunday Polly Ann ride March 18, 10:00 am.

Due to trail and road conditions we will be MEETING AT INDIAN SPRINGS METRO PARK at 10:00 am in the upper parking lot by the heated bathrooms.  Looking to get in 90 minutes or so of riding.  Please come and join us for as long as you like.  Hopefully winter is on the way out and next week we can get back to the Polly Ann. 

Hope to see you,

Anne...........  cycloanne@yahoo.com

Thursday
Mar082018

Sunday Mar.11, 10:00 am. Polly Ann Ride

Sunday looks like another great day for a ride.  Let's see what the conditions look like closer to Sunday to determine where we should meet.  Stay posted............

Anne...........