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Re: Mission Impossible Ride - Do You Choose to Accept It?

John Guido
 

Ruben,
Are you still on holiday (coming up with wild ideas) ?  
I’m interested. 


On Jan 2, 2020, at 11:40 AM, Ruben Medina via Groups.Io <ruben.medina27@...> wrote:

It's a New Year and a New Decade...    So we should have a BBC New Ride
Here is a ride concept for your consideration and for a show of hands of potential interest. This ride proposal is from the people that brought you "Ruben and Richie's Ice Cream Ride", the "Morkes Chocolate Ride" and the "Huntley-Woodstock Ride". Now comes:

The "Mission Impossible Ride" - a weekend of back to back centuries, with fine Italian food in between!

On Day 1 we would ride from Elgin to Toluca (generally heading southwest) as a group at an appropriate pace. We would plan 2-3 water stops along the way. We believe we can find lodging near Toluca in a moderately priced hotel where we'd wash up for supper.

Oddly enough, Toluca has a reputation for very good Italian restaurants. That's where we would refuel for the return trip.

On Day 2 we do the same route in reverse, from Toluca back to Elgin.

Two hundred miles in two days.

Why do we want to ride to Toluca and back?
Reason 1:  Because it's a pleasure to ride on mostly-deserted, country roads similar to those between Huntley and Genoa.
Reason 2:  Because what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. 
Reason 3:  For the great Italian food! 

Anticipating that you want to know "why are there two great Italian restaurants in a tiny central Illinois town?"; read this:

The Rich History of Toluca, IL

The Coal Mines – 1892
In 1892, Charles J.Devlin, who had been the managing head of the opening of the Spring Valley coal mines, turned his attention to Toluca, when after prospecting with Henry Duggan, also of Spring Valley, it was found that coal mines could be developed there. Three strong veins were discovered and they set out to sink the mines two blocks west of the village. With the help of Henry J. Miller (his father-in-law and owner of Spring Valley Coal Company), Devlin purchased 11,000 acres of contiguous mineral rights for what would become the Devlin Coal Company. The mine laborers at first were Irish, Polish, Serbian, Lithuanian and Italian. The workers eventually became predominantly Italian. Each nationality settled in its own section or block of the village.

Toluca the City – 1907
By 1907, the population had grown to approximately 6,000 people. Toluca now had two newspapers, churches and numerous stores. It had a good grade school with a principal and nine assistants. The population was largely Italian with a sprinkling of Polish, Lithuanian and other nationalities employed in and around the mines. The average number of men employed at the mine was 800 and the output was about 380,000 tons per year which was valued at about $450,000. The average wage paid to the miner was about 75 cents a day.

Today
Although farming still plays an important part in the lives of many residents, the city has grown in many other areas. With the present population at approximately 1,500, Toluca has four major employers and over 50 smaller small businesses. In addition the town can still boast they have two well known Italian Restaurants – Mona’s and Capponi’s. People come from many miles to enjoy the food and spirits offered by these restaurants. Both have made Toluca nationally known for their quality food products.

When should we do this ride?
We have a big club and not everyone is pointing toward the same objectives this season, but here are some of the events we may be building for, or that we would want to schedule around:

June 20, 2020 Horrible Hilly Hundred
July 11-12, 2020 Triple Bypass
August 14-16 Ride Across Wisconsin

Before this email self-destructs,,,

Do you accept the challenge?
When do you think we should schedule the Mission Impossible Ride?

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Mission Impossible Ride - Do You Choose to Accept It?

Ruben Medina
 

It's a New Year and a New Decade...    So we should have a BBC New Ride
Here is a ride concept for your consideration and for a show of hands of potential interest. This ride proposal is from the people that brought you "Ruben and Richie's Ice Cream Ride", the "Morkes Chocolate Ride" and the "Huntley-Woodstock Ride". Now comes:

The "Mission Impossible Ride" - a weekend of back to back centuries, with fine Italian food in between!

On Day 1 we would ride from Elgin to Toluca (generally heading southwest) as a group at an appropriate pace. We would plan 2-3 water stops along the way. We believe we can find lodging near Toluca in a moderately priced hotel where we'd wash up for supper.

Oddly enough, Toluca has a reputation for very good Italian restaurants. That's where we would refuel for the return trip.

On Day 2 we do the same route in reverse, from Toluca back to Elgin.

Two hundred miles in two days.

Why do we want to ride to Toluca and back?
Reason 1:  Because it's a pleasure to ride on mostly-deserted, country roads similar to those between Huntley and Genoa.
Reason 2:  Because what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. 
Reason 3:  For the great Italian food! 

Anticipating that you want to know "why are there two great Italian restaurants in a tiny central Illinois town?"; read this:

The Rich History of Toluca, IL

The Coal Mines – 1892
In 1892, Charles J.Devlin, who had been the managing head of the opening of the Spring Valley coal mines, turned his attention to Toluca, when after prospecting with Henry Duggan, also of Spring Valley, it was found that coal mines could be developed there. Three strong veins were discovered and they set out to sink the mines two blocks west of the village. With the help of Henry J. Miller (his father-in-law and owner of Spring Valley Coal Company), Devlin purchased 11,000 acres of contiguous mineral rights for what would become the Devlin Coal Company. The mine laborers at first were Irish, Polish, Serbian, Lithuanian and Italian. The workers eventually became predominantly Italian. Each nationality settled in its own section or block of the village.

Toluca the City – 1907
By 1907, the population had grown to approximately 6,000 people. Toluca now had two newspapers, churches and numerous stores. It had a good grade school with a principal and nine assistants. The population was largely Italian with a sprinkling of Polish, Lithuanian and other nationalities employed in and around the mines. The average number of men employed at the mine was 800 and the output was about 380,000 tons per year which was valued at about $450,000. The average wage paid to the miner was about 75 cents a day.

Today
Although farming still plays an important part in the lives of many residents, the city has grown in many other areas. With the present population at approximately 1,500, Toluca has four major employers and over 50 smaller small businesses. In addition the town can still boast they have two well known Italian Restaurants – Mona’s and Capponi’s. People come from many miles to enjoy the food and spirits offered by these restaurants. Both have made Toluca nationally known for their quality food products.

When should we do this ride?
We have a big club and not everyone is pointing toward the same objectives this season, but here are some of the events we may be building for, or that we would want to schedule around:

June 20, 2020 Horrible Hilly Hundred
July 11-12, 2020 Triple Bypass
August 14-16 Ride Across Wisconsin

Before this email self-destructs,,,

Do you accept the challenge?
When do you think we should schedule the Mission Impossible Ride?

New Year day Ride

Lena Chon
 

Good morning,
Ride start time 12:00 NOON. Temp at start will be 32 degrees.

See you at BHS,
Lena

New year day ride

Lena Chon
 

Hi All,
My last ride post for the year! Welcoming 2020 with a ride to Woodstock on New Year’s Day.

I am on the fence about start time 11:00 or 12:00 noon. Want to make sure road is dry, or at least not frozen. Start at Barrington High school.

Please dress accordingly... sun will be out, but 🥶.

This should give you party goers time to sleep in or sober up. OR you can just ride the alcohol out of your body. Trust me.. I have seen it done.

I will confirm time at 9:00 am.

Lena

FW: How far can you ride on New Year’s Day?

Ron Vargo
 

Looks like Zwift has some New Years Day Rides.  More info on the Zwift Insider web site:

 

https://zwiftinsider.com/le-col-nyd/

 

I plan on trying the 25 mile quarter century for fun.

 

-Ron

 

 

Kick 2020 off right.

 ‌ ‌ ‌ 

 

 

Le Col New Years Day Century Celebration


Hey Ronald,

Ring in the new year with the Le Col New Year’s Day Century Celebration. Riding a century is a timeless cycling tradition. For 2020, we’re bringing the fun indoors and giving you options.

Three groups. Three distances. Three chances to kick off the new year right, and unlock prizes from Le Col. Choose between the Imperial Century (100mi), Metric Century (62.5mi), or Quarter Century (25mi). There’s no pressure to go with a longer distance. Just ride what you’re comfortable with, and start 2020 off strong.

Complete any distance to unlock the stylish in-game Le Col kit as well as a discount code for your next Le Col online order. You’ll also get an automatic entry to win a complete IRL Le Col Summer Kit (jersey, bibs, socks, gloves and a cap).

Quarter Century

COURSE

World: Watopia

Route: Watopia Flat

Distance: 25.6 mi // 41.2 km

Metric Century

COURSE

World: Watopia

Route: Mega Pretzel

Distance: 62.5 mi // 100km

Imperial Century

COURSE

World: Watopia

Route: The Pretzel

Distance: 100 mi // 161 km


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Better Roads for BBC

Ruben Medina
 

Good morning BBC,

I'm pleased to let you know that the little chicane on Deerpath in Deer Park (between Long Grove Road and Cuba Road) has been repaved.

It had been deteriorating and it was pretty rough from one side of the street to the other.

Now it has a nice new coat of asphalt on it.

Happy 2020 to the BBC peloton!

Ruben

Re: Something to train for.

Lena Chon
 

Hi Dave,
Thank you...I am in, Jin too!!  Registration starts January 1st to those who are new Tripple ByPass.
SLOTS GOES FAST! Keeping my fingers crossed that we get into lotto! We have 7 months to prepare for this epic ride!😉

This would be a fantastic BBC event!

Lena


On Dec 5, 2019, at 3:46 PM, David Bergen <DavidB@...> wrote:



https://triplebypass.org/about/

 

the 32nd annual triple bypass – July 11-12th, 2020

The Triple Bypass Bicycle Ride is recognized as one of the premier cycling events in the nation. Celebrating its 32nd Anniversary, the Triple Bypass takes you on a gorgeous tour through the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains from Evergreen to Avon Colorado.  Leaving from the Evergreen area, you will travel 120 miles on gorgeous (mostly) closed roads and paths to Avon, Colorado.  Course on Ride with GPS

 

Your ride includes:

  • The coveted Triple Bypass jersey – unique to each distance
  • Double riders receive a limited edition wind vest
  • 4 aid stations and a light lunch at Loveland ski area
  • Closed roads and trails – or if not closed, limited to vehicular traffic (we close westbound Juniper and Loveland Pass!)
  • Free beer, food and high fives at the finish
  • All support, including SAGs to the next aid, medical, and adoring fans

WHO WE ARE

The Triple Bypass is presented by Team Evergreen Cycling, largest and most charitable bike club in the state of Colorado. Through the proceeds of the Triple Bypass, TE has been able to donate $3 million to local non-profits.  We give back to the groups that support us including Bicycle Colorado, Colorado Mountain Bike Association, Special Olympics, the Boy Scouts and dozens more.  Learn more about who we give to.

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Re: Why indoor riding is harder

Roy
 

The best thing about riding outdoors is, well, being outdoors. The best thing about riding indoors is simply that it's safer. The worst part about riding outdoors is the risk of getting hit by a car by someone distracted by texting or otherwise.  We can ride trying to be as careful as possible, ie, daytime lights, high visibility clothing, signaling our intentions etc. But, the fact of the matter is that we are so vulnerable. However, we found ourselves nonetheless braving the roads for a just a little bit of freedom and that wind in the face sensation that an indoor fan can't quit simulate. All the virtual riding apps can't replace that outdoor feeling. Yet, as I get older I find myself increasingly conscious of the risk of being on roads that don't have wide shoulders, neighborhoods hostile to cyclists, more traffic that ever before etc. It almost dampens my enthusiasm to ride outside. Riding indoors is simply a workout. That's fine. But riding outdoors is an experience. I end up doing a little of both. 




On Sat, Dec 28, 2019 at 11:06 AM Anna Swiet via Groups.Io <annaswiet=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Good review of what you already feel when riding on indoor trainers.    https://blog.wahoofitness.com/unique-dynamics-indoor-cycling/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=The_Unique_Dynamics_of_Indoor_Cycling

Re: Why indoor riding is harder

tinasmith7934
 

Great article. Thanks Anna.  Some excellent points made.  

Buying my Wahoo Kickr 2 winters ago was the best investment ever!  Although I tire of riding inside by late winter it has been an amazing tool to challenge me and keep my interest in riding.

Whether you prefer Zwift, Rouvy, Sufferfest, and/or spin class (or another training platform) the goal is to keep riding all year with awareness about adequate recovery weeks etc..

There is no OFF season....just outdoor season and indoor season. Ride On all.  
Tina


On Sat, Dec 28, 2019 at 11:06 AM, Anna Swiet via Groups.Io
<annaswiet@...> wrote:
Good review of what you already feel when riding on indoor trainers.    https://blog.wahoofitness.com/unique-dynamics-indoor-cycling/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=The_Unique_Dynamics_of_Indoor_Cycling

Triple Bypass

David Bergen
 



David Bergen

Begin forwarded message:

From: Jen & Kim at the Triple Bypass <kim@...>
Date: December 27, 2019 at 8:46:16 AM MST
To: David Bergen <davidb@...>
Subject: You asked for it.
Reply-To: Jen & Kim at the Triple Bypass <kim@...>


IT'S ABOUT TO GET REAL
Registration for the Triple Bypass opens Wednesday, January 1st.  Turn all that holiday dinner talk into action.

40, 75, 120 and 240 MILE OPTIONS
THE DOUBLE TRIPLE BYPASS

You asked for it. Well, here's your chance, big talker.  Head out from Evergreen on Saturday, turn around and ride back on Sunday.  240 Miles and 20,000' of elevation gain over 2 days.  Wake up.  Kick butt.  Repeat.  
TIMING ON SUNDAY

All eastbound riders will receive electronic timing for the uphill portions of the passes. Is it a race? No. Will there be awards for the fastest time up each pass?  You betcha.  Some folks will just want to finish the thing, and we respect your sanity. Others, well you know who you are. Bring it. 
WE THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW

The Triple Bypass is a non-profit.  All proceeds are given to community based organizations and cycling advocacy groups, totaling over $3M in our history.  Do yourself a solid and register; you are in the lucky position of giving and getting all at the same time. 
Follow us on our social channels for 
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Why indoor riding is harder

Anna Swiet
 

Good review of what you already feel when riding on indoor trainers.    https://blog.wahoofitness.com/unique-dynamics-indoor-cycling/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=The_Unique_Dynamics_of_Indoor_Cycling

Re: Saturday Ride Cancelled

tinasmith7934
 

Hi Alex. I'm not planning on doing a group Zwift make up ride at this time. Too last minute. Take care Alex!
Tina


On Sat, Dec 28, 2019 at 7:42 AM, alex halamaj
<halamaj@...> wrote:
Will  there be a Zwift make- up ride in place of the cancelled real outside ride? 
Thanks for organizing the ride Tina.
Alex



On Saturday, December 28, 2019, 06:57:34 AM CST, tinasmith7934 via Groups.Io <tinasmith7934@...> wrote:


Radar looks bad.  Ice, rain here much earlier than previously predicted. 
Too dangerous to risk it.  
Ride cancelled.  Sorry.  
Tina


Re: Saturday Ride Cancelled

alex halamaj
 

Will  there be a Zwift make- up ride in place of the cancelled real outside ride? 
Thanks for organizing the ride Tina.
Alex



On Saturday, December 28, 2019, 06:57:34 AM CST, tinasmith7934 via Groups.Io <tinasmith7934@...> wrote:


Radar looks bad.  Ice, rain here much earlier than previously predicted. 
Too dangerous to risk it.  
Ride cancelled.  Sorry.  
Tina

Saturday Ride Cancelled

tinasmith7934
 

Radar looks bad.  Ice, rain here much earlier than previously predicted. 
Too dangerous to risk it.  
Ride cancelled.  Sorry.  
Tina

Re: SATURDAY RIDE 9 AM

tinasmith7934
 

We can stop at the donut shop/bakery in Dundee if the group isn't too cold.  Yummy!


On Fri, Dec 27, 2019 at 3:43 PM, Anna Swiet via Groups.Io
<annaswiet@...> wrote:
Any coffee/donut stop?


On Fri, Dec 27, 2019 at 3:25 PM, tinasmith7934 via Groups.Io
<tinasmith7934@...> wrote:
We have a handful of riders so the ride in ON! 
Chill, moderate, post-Christmas cookie calorie burning pace will be the goal. 
See all tomorrow.  Rolling out at 9 am
Tina


On Fri, Dec 27, 2019 at 1:41 PM, Dan Donofrio
<ddonofrio12@...> wrote:
I am in, see you there
Dan


On Fri, Dec 27, 2019, 1:37 PM tinasmith7934 via Groups.Io <tinasmith7934=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I've missed out on all the warm weather rides the last week (jealous) due to my schedule. So, tomorrow will be 36 deg at 9 am. 

Anyone up to ride from BHS?  Dundee loop which will give us a bit of a tailwind on the way home and about 33 miles. 


Please email me if you're interested.  If no interest I will stay in my warm basement on Zwift.  

Tina

Re: SATURDAY RIDE 9 AM

Anna Swiet
 

Any coffee/donut stop?


On Fri, Dec 27, 2019 at 3:25 PM, tinasmith7934 via Groups.Io
<tinasmith7934@...> wrote:
We have a handful of riders so the ride in ON! 
Chill, moderate, post-Christmas cookie calorie burning pace will be the goal. 
See all tomorrow.  Rolling out at 9 am
Tina


On Fri, Dec 27, 2019 at 1:41 PM, Dan Donofrio
<ddonofrio12@...> wrote:
I am in, see you there
Dan


On Fri, Dec 27, 2019, 1:37 PM tinasmith7934 via Groups.Io <tinasmith7934=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I've missed out on all the warm weather rides the last week (jealous) due to my schedule. So, tomorrow will be 36 deg at 9 am. 

Anyone up to ride from BHS?  Dundee loop which will give us a bit of a tailwind on the way home and about 33 miles. 


Please email me if you're interested.  If no interest I will stay in my warm basement on Zwift.  

Tina

Re: SATURDAY RIDE 9 AM

tinasmith7934
 

We have a handful of riders so the ride in ON! 
Chill, moderate, post-Christmas cookie calorie burning pace will be the goal. 
See all tomorrow.  Rolling out at 9 am
Tina


On Fri, Dec 27, 2019 at 1:41 PM, Dan Donofrio
<ddonofrio12@...> wrote:
I am in, see you there
Dan


On Fri, Dec 27, 2019, 1:37 PM tinasmith7934 via Groups.Io <tinasmith7934=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I've missed out on all the warm weather rides the last week (jealous) due to my schedule. So, tomorrow will be 36 deg at 9 am. 

Anyone up to ride from BHS?  Dundee loop which will give us a bit of a tailwind on the way home and about 33 miles. 


Please email me if you're interested.  If no interest I will stay in my warm basement on Zwift.  

Tina

Re: SATURDAY RIDE 9 AM

David Saporta
 

I'll be there

Dave

On Fri, Dec 27, 2019 at 1:37 PM tinasmith7934 via Groups.Io <tinasmith7934=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I've missed out on all the warm weather rides the last week (jealous) due to my schedule. So, tomorrow will be 36 deg at 9 am. 

Anyone up to ride from BHS?  Dundee loop which will give us a bit of a tailwind on the way home and about 33 miles. 


Please email me if you're interested.  If no interest I will stay in my warm basement on Zwift.  

Tina

Re: SATURDAY RIDE 9 AM

Dale Parsons
 

I'm in!

-Dale 


On Fri, Dec 27, 2019 at 1:57 PM, Anna Swiet via Groups.Io
<annaswiet@...> wrote:
I'm in!


On Fri, Dec 27, 2019 at 1:37 PM, tinasmith7934 via Groups.Io
<tinasmith7934@...> wrote:
I've missed out on all the warm weather rides the last week (jealous) due to my schedule. So, tomorrow will be 36 deg at 9 am. 

Anyone up to ride from BHS?  Dundee loop which will give us a bit of a tailwind on the way home and about 33 miles. 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/23867653

Please email me if you're interested.  If no interest I will stay in my warm basement on Zwift.  

Tina

Re: SATURDAY RIDE 9 AM

Anna Swiet
 

I'm in!


On Fri, Dec 27, 2019 at 1:37 PM, tinasmith7934 via Groups.Io
<tinasmith7934@...> wrote:
I've missed out on all the warm weather rides the last week (jealous) due to my schedule. So, tomorrow will be 36 deg at 9 am. 

Anyone up to ride from BHS?  Dundee loop which will give us a bit of a tailwind on the way home and about 33 miles. 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/23867653

Please email me if you're interested.  If no interest I will stay in my warm basement on Zwift.  

Tina