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Check out this deal for Up to 45% Off Indoor Cycling Classes at CycleBar

Tom Cramer
 

I found this Groupon deal to purchase reduced rate spin classes.





Have a great day,

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Re: indoor riding options

Anna Swiet
 


Absolutely, especially if you bring them

On Fri, Nov 1, 2019 at 5:46 PM, alex halamaj
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Is this a donut 🍩 ride? 


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Another indoor training option is to join others and myself for a 2 hour computrainer class tomorrow, 9 am
(See below)

Why? - because misery loves company
Where? - next to an awesome Mexican restaurant for lunch where you can replenish all the calories you just burned off.(close to Harper College)
What to bring? - your bike, towel, water bottles, trash talk
Perks? - super duper workout, music, tv running with movies/races

Oh, and don't forget to drink your espresso coffee on the way, you'll need it!

Anna 


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Re: indoor riding options

alex halamaj
 

Is this a donut 🍩 ride? 


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Another indoor training option is to join others and myself for a 2 hour computrainer class tomorrow, 9 am
(See below)

Why? - because misery loves company
Where? - next to an awesome Mexican restaurant for lunch where you can replenish all the calories you just burned off.(close to Harper College)
What to bring? - your bike, towel, water bottles, trash talk
Perks? - super duper workout, music, tv running with movies/races

Oh, and don't forget to drink your espresso coffee on the way, you'll need it!

Anna 


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Re: Sunday Ride?

Jin Chon
 

Brad, I am in for Sunday ride. If the weather is iffy, we can do trail riding/mtb..

Thanks,
Jin Chon

On Nov 1, 2019, at 3:02 PM, Tom Cramer <tcramer@...> wrote:

If before 10:00 and there is no ice. Let's touch base Sun AM.

Tom Cramer


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Subject: [BBC-Bike] Sunday Ride? [EXTERNAL EMAIL - CAUTION]

I am less than 100 miles away from my 2,000 mile annual target and I am NOT letting a little cold weather keep me from my goal.

And NO, indoor riding doesn’t count.

So does anyone want to ride on Sunday? Late morning once it warms up a little, and shorter distance - ~25-30 miles.

Any interest?

Remember, there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad gear choices!

Brad



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Re: Don’t tell my Italian girl friend I’m having an affair !

Greg Crowther
 

😎

On Nov 1, 2019, at 4:33 PM, Mark Poynor via Groups.Io <Keymaster58=me.com@groups.io> wrote:

I’m away out of town in Naples and I was seduced by this Swiss hottie, will be riding her all day tomorrow and see why Greg Crowther is so infatuated with this Euro girl , Di2 and and nice disc’s today boot :-)

Ride on you all


Mark :-)


Don’t tell my Italian girl friend I’m having an affair !

Mark Poynor
 

I’m away out of town in Naples and I was seduced by this Swiss hottie, will be riding her all day tomorrow and see why Greg Crowther is so infatuated with this Euro girl , Di2 and and nice disc’s today boot :-)

Ride on you all


Mark :-)

Re: Sunday Ride?

Tom Cramer
 

If before 10:00 and there is no ice. Let's touch base Sun AM.

Tom Cramer

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Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 2:56 PM
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Subject: [BBC-Bike] Sunday Ride? [EXTERNAL EMAIL - CAUTION]

I am less than 100 miles away from my 2,000 mile annual target and I am NOT letting a little cold weather keep me from my goal.

And NO, indoor riding doesn’t count.

So does anyone want to ride on Sunday? Late morning once it warms up a little, and shorter distance - ~25-30 miles.

Any interest?

Remember, there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad gear choices!

Brad



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Sunday Ride?

Brad Peacock
 

I am less than 100 miles away from my 2,000 mile annual target and I am NOT letting a little cold weather keep me from my goal.

And NO, indoor riding doesn’t count.

So does anyone want to ride on Sunday? Late morning once it warms up a little, and shorter distance - ~25-30 miles.

Any interest?

Remember, there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad gear choices!

Brad

indoor riding options

Anna Swiet
 

Another indoor training option is to join others and myself for a 2 hour computrainer class tomorrow, 9 am
(See below)

Why? - because misery loves company
Where? - next to an awesome Mexican restaurant for lunch where you can replenish all the calories you just burned off.(close to Harper College)
What to bring? - your bike, towel, water bottles, trash talk
Perks? - super duper workout, music, tv running with movies/races

Oh, and don't forget to drink your espresso coffee on the way, you'll need it!

Anna 


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Cyclebar 8:15am - 9:00am Tomorrow

Tom Cramer
 

Does anyone want to join me tomorrow morning at the Cyclebar in Killdeer?

 

Rock and Pop with Marianne @ 8:15am. Only Bikes slots left.

 

https://members.cyclebar.com/book/cyclebar-kildeer?date=2019-11-02

 

 

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FW: You're Invited to the Fight For Air Ride

Tom Cramer
 

This came to me today I thought is worth sharing with the group. Although we like to ride up and around the lake all in one day, maybe you want to sign up to do it in two and spend the night? If you are interested? You would need to raise $450-$600 and spend $50-$75 to cover cost of Abbey Resort Accommodations and meals. See info below.. If there is interest of 4 or more than I might also be interested in a BBC team.

 

Tom

 

Forward message…..

 

On behalf of the American Lung Association, I would like to invite you and the Barrington Bicycle Club to join us at our 35th Annual Fight For Air Ride! This event is perfect for novice cyclists wanting to experience a multi-day ride or expert cyclists wanting to combine a weekend getaway with cycling through Crystal Lake, IL to Lake Geneva, WI. Join us June 12-14, 2020 for a 2 or 3 day ride with luxury accommodations at the Abbey Resort and Spa in Fontana, WI. Ride for a personal achievement, a new cycling experience or to honor a loved one affected by lung disease. Visit Lung.org/fightforairride for more information.

 

 

Would there be an opportunity to share additional information about this event at an upcoming Barrington Bicycle Club meeting? Please feel free to respond to this email or give me a call for more information 312-940-6992.

 

Thank you,

Deena

 

 

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Greg Lemond Bike for sale

Tom Cramer
 

A past networking partner of mine, interior designer Karen Pflanz sent me these pics and asked if I knew of anyone who might want to buy her husbands over 10 yr old Greg Lemond? Text her 847.309.5319 your offer and she will call back.Image-13Image-14Image-15Image-16Image-17Image-18

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Re: Bicycling: The 30 Hardest Hill Climbs in the World

Ruben Medina
 

Hey Brad,

The link you shared was not working for me, but you can find the 30 Hardest Climbs list by googling it.

Anyway...  I have done No. 1, 5, 14 and 18 of the 30 climbs.

I disagree with the list though. There are harder climbs than the ones on their list, and they seem to be fixated on Italian climbs. The topic is a subjective one.

What is a "harder" climb? A 20 mile climb at 6%, or 5 miles at 15%?

Ruben





On Sunday, October 27, 2019, 06:18:57 PM CDT, Brad Peacock <brad.peacock1@...> wrote:


There are some very scary monsters in this list!  Anyone done any of these?

I’ve done 2 of these - White Mountain in NY, and Powder mtn in UT

(and yet these days Braeburn kicks my butt - how the mighty have fallen!)


The 30 Hardest Hill Climbs in the World
If you’re looking for a leg-busting, air-sucking slog (and some gorgeous views), this list is for you. There’s beauty in the pure physical and mental torture of climbing a hill on a bike. It’s, quite literally, something you overcome and conquer. Which is why certain roads and mountains around the globe are legendary to cyclists. Whether you fear them or love them, these are the world’s 30 most brutal hills to check off your bucket list. [Want to fly up hills? Climb! by Fit Chick Selene Yeager

Read in Bicycling: https://apple.news/A1UhEHVT4RSS1aXdEbPb4vA


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BBC Party

David Bergen
 

You have been sent an invitation via Evite…check your spam filter if you did not receive.

Please correspond via the evite webpage where you can track who is coming and what they are bringing.

See recap of invitation below

BBC Riding Season Celebration

  • Nancy and Dave Bergen
  • 847- 382- 3118
  • Saturday, November 9 at 5:00 PM
  • Bergen Residence 2121 Mulguy Ct. Inverness, IL 60010
  • Message from Host
  • Time to get together and celebrate another great riding season! 🚴🏼🚴🏻♀️
  • Spouses or significant others welcome!
  • Please bring a dish to pass- either appetizer, main, or dessert.  We have had a great assortment of everything in years past!  Please make mention of what you are bringing when you RSVP along with your name.  Also bring beer, wine, bomber, or whatever you like to drink....and if so inclined bring something for the luge!
  •  RSVP by Sunday 11/3 ( daylight savings begins)- a good way to remember! . 

 

Bicycling: The 30 Hardest Hill Climbs in the World

Brad Peacock
 

There are some very scary monsters in this list!  Anyone done any of these?

I’ve done 2 of these - White Mountain in NY, and Powder mtn in UT

(and yet these days Braeburn kicks my butt - how the mighty have fallen!)


The 30 Hardest Hill Climbs in the World
If you’re looking for a leg-busting, air-sucking slog (and some gorgeous views), this list is for you. There’s beauty in the pure physical and mental torture of climbing a hill on a bike. It’s, quite literally, something you overcome and conquer. Which is why certain roads and mountains around the globe are legendary to cyclists. Whether you fear them or love them, these are the world’s 30 most brutal hills to check off your bucket list. [Want to fly up hills? Climb! by Fit Chick Selene Yeager

Read in Bicycling: https://apple.news/A1UhEHVT4RSS1aXdEbPb4vA


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Re: 9:00 RIDE IS ON

Rich Marisie
 

See you then. 




On Sunday, October 27, 2019, 8:04 AM, Carol Curtis via Groups.Io <SpinAholic@...> wrote:





9:00 RIDE IS ON

Carol Curtis
 

Re: BBC Italy bike tour: May 2020/ Giro Italia

Lena Chon
 

Hi Peter,
Thank you so much for sharing your experiences.  I am so excited...

 I especially like what Hotel Dory offers for non cyclists. As much  as I love to ride, I will have days where I plan to enjoy activities. And the activities looks Awesome!

So Dan, if you have a significant other who  does not ride, or ride at a casual pace please explore the wide offerings of events available.

Lena

Hopefully Sent from my iPhone

On Oct 26, 2019, at 3:45 PM, Peter Taub <pdtaub@...> wrote:


Dan,
I was there on my own, so I don't have direct experience with the services that are available for spouses. The hotel websites have some introductory info, though, and you can write them for additional info.  I have a feeling that Dory is larger and fancier than the one I stayed in, Fedora.
If you have a car, there's lots of exploring to do, and Ravenna is an hour away with with its fantastic museums.

I should also say that each of the rides I went on weren't just rides; they passed through or ended up at some wonderful small town, or vineyard, or interesting historical place. Plus, there's the climbs made famous by Marco Pantani, who's from a neighboring town, Cesena.

I was there in mid-May, but didn't go swimming. The water was warm enough to go in, though. The beaches are very wide, and with that gentle slope the water stays shallow quite far out. The beaches were largely vacant, though. I was told that they get very busy starting in June. -- which may be a function of European vacation schedules. Riccione is one of a number of beach towns in that area; some are larger and more commercial, with casinos etc.

Peter

PS -- Here's a photo from my hotel room that shows the beach with its (very organized) set-up for lots of beach umbrellas. 
<image.png>

On Sat, Oct 26, 2019 at 3:07 PM Dan Donofrio <ddonofrio12@...> wrote:
Peter, really helpful, thanks. How would it be for spouses that don't ride? Are the beaches nice, and water warm by then?

On Sat, Oct 26, 2019, 2:17 PM Peter Taub <pdtaub@...> wrote:
Hello Lena and Jin and all,
Just chiming in to share my experience in Riccione.  I was in Italy a few years ago, then extended my stay for about a week to go biking. Like you, my trip was in May.

I was at another bike hotel, Hotel Fedora: http://www.fedorabikehotel.com/en/, which is about 1 km from Hotel Dory. The rate at that time was 75 euros / night for a really nice room (single).  The price included a daily guided bike tour (choice of easy, medium, difficult), sauna, daily laundry of your bike clothes, and all meals: full breakfast, lunch, and dinners served buffet style. When I found out about the meals, I assumed I would try it then wander off to area restaurants or fruit/vegetable stores, but the hotel food was great (by my standards).  For example, dinner was several kinds of pasta, several fish dishes or other meat, loads of grilled vegetables and salads, etc plus local wine... The people who worked there were genuinely nice.

I also assumed that I would download some Garmin routes and go off on my own, but the guided rides were right for me -- both in terms of not having to think about where to go, and also in terms of the energy of the groups. The hotel takes the view that you're on vacation rather than on a training regimen: the rides start around 9am and are back by 2 or 3pm.  The distances are 50-60 miles, often including 2 - 3000 feet of climbing. Some other bike hotels may cater to more aggressive riders. 

There are also some events -- the largest of them is a huge gran fondo called Nove Colli (nine hills) with approx 200km distance and 11,000 ft of climbing.  Some people time their bike vacation to coincide with events like that or smaller granfondos... https://www.novecolli.it/en-GB

I've attached a PDF of area bike routes to give you some idea of what the rides are like. These are not necessarily the same ones as what you will encounter at your hotel; but they are some of the standard rides in the area.

Lastly, I'd offer that Riccione is flat, being a seaside town.  When the Giro passes through, the peloton will go by in a blur of what seems like a few seconds. It's a huge carnival atmosphere, and lots of fun; but if you want to have a more extended experience of the Giro, it's worth it to bike (or drive) to the top of one of the nearby climbs on the route.

best, Peter

On Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 8:16 PM Jin Chon via Groups.Io <jcchon=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Group, our hotel reservations with a cost did not come through in Lena’s email so I will do it through my phone. It is about $3000 total for three people including breakfast and lunch. 

image1.pngWe 

Thanks, 
Jin Chon

On Oct 25, 2019, at 7:40 PM, Lena Chon via Groups.Io <lmnchon@...> wrote:

Hi All,

Fun doesn’t happen unless it’s on the calendar! If going to Italy for a bike ride and watching The Giro Italia is on your bucket list... this is for you!!! 

Hotel Dory(located in Riccioni)  is the original bike Hotel in Italy.  This means they cater to us, cyclists! There are 5 rides everyday included in your stay. Different levels and distance to please everyone:)

You can bring your bike or rent for a very reasonable price, about €250 for six days and 35 euros for every additional days for top of the line Scott.. 

Our reservation below includes breakfast and lunch for a very reasonable price And dinners are on your own.

Wait for it... the Giro Italia route will go through/by Riccione May 20-22. Stage 12, 13, 14.  We can ride parts of the route and watch the race. How awesome is that??😉

You are thinking ... it’s going to cost an arm and 3 legs?

Right now... hotel is 20% off the regular price and you can cancel reservation 21 days BEFORE arrival and get full refund.

Once word gets out, hotels along race route will book fast, so if you are on the fence at least get your hotel booked and worry about the rest later.

We would love to experience Italy with our BBC friends. There are 7 of us who are interested.  If you are interested...PLEASE give a shout out as rooming together will lower hotel  costs.



Trip date is May 14th- 23rd.This date puts the Giro at the tail end of our stay.  You don’t have to stay the exact dates if you prefer shorter or longer stay. Below is our hotel itinerary. This reservation is for 3 people and is very reasonable .

Ciao for now... 
Lena 


Re: SUNDAY RIDE BARRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL-9:00

Mike McGehee (PBM)
 

If dry and fall pace, since I'm really slow now.

PBM


On Sat, Oct 26, 2019 at 3:17 PM, Carol Curtis via Groups.Io
<SpinAholic@...> wrote:
Hi Gang,

Let’s ride in the morning if it’s dry. Looks like 44 at ride time, but dry.

Route TBD.  Suggestions welcome. Let’s shoot for 35-40. Alternate route available if nobody has one. Fall pace

Pls let me know if you’re interested. Time to get the warm gear out! If it’s wet or raining, I’ll make the call by 8.

Carol


Re: BBC Italy bike tour: May 2020/ Giro Italia

Peter Taub
 

Dan,
I was there on my own, so I don't have direct experience with the services that are available for spouses. The hotel websites have some introductory info, though, and you can write them for additional info.  I have a feeling that Dory is larger and fancier than the one I stayed in, Fedora.
If you have a car, there's lots of exploring to do, and Ravenna is an hour away with with its fantastic museums.

I should also say that each of the rides I went on weren't just rides; they passed through or ended up at some wonderful small town, or vineyard, or interesting historical place. Plus, there's the climbs made famous by Marco Pantani, who's from a neighboring town, Cesena.

I was there in mid-May, but didn't go swimming. The water was warm enough to go in, though. The beaches are very wide, and with that gentle slope the water stays shallow quite far out. The beaches were largely vacant, though. I was told that they get very busy starting in June. -- which may be a function of European vacation schedules. Riccione is one of a number of beach towns in that area; some are larger and more commercial, with casinos etc.

Peter

PS -- Here's a photo from my hotel room that shows the beach with its (very organized) set-up for lots of beach umbrellas. 
image.png


On Sat, Oct 26, 2019 at 3:07 PM Dan Donofrio <ddonofrio12@...> wrote:
Peter, really helpful, thanks. How would it be for spouses that don't ride? Are the beaches nice, and water warm by then?

On Sat, Oct 26, 2019, 2:17 PM Peter Taub <pdtaub@...> wrote:
Hello Lena and Jin and all,
Just chiming in to share my experience in Riccione.  I was in Italy a few years ago, then extended my stay for about a week to go biking. Like you, my trip was in May.

I was at another bike hotel, Hotel Fedora: http://www.fedorabikehotel.com/en/, which is about 1 km from Hotel Dory. The rate at that time was 75 euros / night for a really nice room (single).  The price included a daily guided bike tour (choice of easy, medium, difficult), sauna, daily laundry of your bike clothes, and all meals: full breakfast, lunch, and dinners served buffet style. When I found out about the meals, I assumed I would try it then wander off to area restaurants or fruit/vegetable stores, but the hotel food was great (by my standards).  For example, dinner was several kinds of pasta, several fish dishes or other meat, loads of grilled vegetables and salads, etc plus local wine... The people who worked there were genuinely nice.

I also assumed that I would download some Garmin routes and go off on my own, but the guided rides were right for me -- both in terms of not having to think about where to go, and also in terms of the energy of the groups. The hotel takes the view that you're on vacation rather than on a training regimen: the rides start around 9am and are back by 2 or 3pm.  The distances are 50-60 miles, often including 2 - 3000 feet of climbing. Some other bike hotels may cater to more aggressive riders. 

There are also some events -- the largest of them is a huge gran fondo called Nove Colli (nine hills) with approx 200km distance and 11,000 ft of climbing.  Some people time their bike vacation to coincide with events like that or smaller granfondos... https://www.novecolli.it/en-GB

I've attached a PDF of area bike routes to give you some idea of what the rides are like. These are not necessarily the same ones as what you will encounter at your hotel; but they are some of the standard rides in the area.

Lastly, I'd offer that Riccione is flat, being a seaside town.  When the Giro passes through, the peloton will go by in a blur of what seems like a few seconds. It's a huge carnival atmosphere, and lots of fun; but if you want to have a more extended experience of the Giro, it's worth it to bike (or drive) to the top of one of the nearby climbs on the route.

best, Peter

On Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 8:16 PM Jin Chon via Groups.Io <jcchon=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Group, our hotel reservations with a cost did not come through in Lena’s email so I will do it through my phone. It is about $3000 total for three people including breakfast and lunch. 

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Thanks, 
Jin Chon

On Oct 25, 2019, at 7:40 PM, Lena Chon via Groups.Io <lmnchon@...> wrote:

Hi All,

Fun doesn’t happen unless it’s on the calendar! If going to Italy for a bike ride and watching The Giro Italia is on your bucket list... this is for you!!! 

Hotel Dory(located in Riccioni)  is the original bike Hotel in Italy.  This means they cater to us, cyclists! There are 5 rides everyday included in your stay. Different levels and distance to please everyone:)

You can bring your bike or rent for a very reasonable price, about €250 for six days and 35 euros for every additional days for top of the line Scott.. 

Our reservation below includes breakfast and lunch for a very reasonable price And dinners are on your own.

Wait for it... the Giro Italia route will go through/by Riccione May 20-22. Stage 12, 13, 14.  We can ride parts of the route and watch the race. How awesome is that??😉

You are thinking ... it’s going to cost an arm and 3 legs?

Right now... hotel is 20% off the regular price and you can cancel reservation 21 days BEFORE arrival and get full refund.

Once word gets out, hotels along race route will book fast, so if you are on the fence at least get your hotel booked and worry about the rest later.

We would love to experience Italy with our BBC friends. There are 7 of us who are interested.  If you are interested...PLEASE give a shout out as rooming together will lower hotel  costs.



Trip date is May 14th- 23rd.This date puts the Giro at the tail end of our stay.  You don’t have to stay the exact dates if you prefer shorter or longer stay. Below is our hotel itinerary. This reservation is for 3 people and is very reasonable .

Ciao for now... 
Lena