Date   
Upcoming Wisconsin overnight 10/26

Brad Peacock
 

Another invite for our upcoming group overnight ride on the weekend of 10/26.

To reiterate, this will be a low speed casual ride focused on sunshine, beer, and the simple pleasure of riding.

Please reach out if interested.

Hope you’ll consider coming!

Here is the original email w details...

Jin, Lena, and I are organizing an overnight cycling tour for the weekend of Saturday, October 26th. 

We are considering riding the Elroy-Sparta trail in southern WI. It is one of the first “rails to trails” paths in the country. It is a crushed limestone path that roles for ~40 miles through beautiful country and fall colors. 

The ride format will be to drive up early Saturday morning (~3 hrs),  ride from Elroy to Sparta on Saturday, spend the night at an Airbnb in Sparta, dinner, cocktails, etc, and then back to Elroy on Sunday and drive home Sunday afternoon

Re: gear, you’ll need a bike to ride on a limestone path. The pace will be “touring social” which means slow, conversational, and stops at local taverns along the way. If it hasn’t been raining lately a road bike is fine - it’s a pretty hard surface. The pace will be low enough that a mountain bike will be very appropriate as well.  Don’t let your bike options limit your decision. You’ll need to be able to travel with a change of clothes and toiletries for an overnight. A small backpack is very adequate - no need for traditional touring racks and panniers. 

There are many details to be finalized, but the first step is to let me know if you are interested. We’ll finalize details with the group of folks going. 

This will be a fun, relaxing, social weekend in a beautiful part of the country during a beautiful time of the year.  The pace and format will be such that family members are welcome and encouraged to join too!

Most BBC rides are about going fast, working hard, and getting your heart rate up. This is a different kind of ride. This ride is about the simple pleasure of riding a bike w friends on a beautiful fall weekend. 

Please respond to this email if you are interested. Not looking for firm commitment yet, just tentative interest. 

I hope you’ll join us!

Brad, Jin, and Lena

Ride tomorrow morning?

Tom Craig
 

Anyone available/interested in a ride tomorrow morning at 8:00? 30-40ish.

Wednesday Night Ride - 5:15 - From Flesk Brewery

David Bergen
 

We have Shortened up the route to be back before dark

 

5:15…..Note Time Change

 Wednesday Night Ride – 5:15 - From Flesk Brewery.... +/-19miles

  No need to reply, just show up

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Save the Date - BBC End of the Season Party

David Bergen
 

Save the Date - BBC End of the Season Party – Saturday Nov. 9th – 5:00 – Similar to last years

More info to follow

Look for invite via Evite

 

 

Re: That’s just so wrong !

steveojano
 

And that is why the bell curve for the human population for IQ is set to center on 100.  Half of the population of the world has an IQ < 100. 


On Mon, Oct 7, 2019, 6:39 PM Mark Poynor via Groups.Io <Keymaster58=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
https://youtu.be/eJdGDblLD7A


Mark J Poynor



That’s just so wrong !

Mark Poynor
 

Re: Winter Cycling Guide 2019 | How to Ride Bikes in Winter

Sheri Rosenbaum
 

I ride year round, especially on my fat bike. Some things I learned over the years:
  • Alpaca socks are superior to wool. Light weight, warm, wicks moisture and antimicrobial. Great for hiking and skiing. They are so soft so never have to worry about chaffing/blisters. https://alpacasofmontana.com/
  • Water bottles do freeze. Some additional solutions, insulated bottle with hot water. Will take longer to freeze. Bar Mitt's winter bot is a neoprene cover that holds your water bottle. (there's a summer version too). http://barmitts.com/
  • Pogies or bar mitts keep your hands toasty. I use them on my fat bike and can wear a lighter glove




From: BBC-Bike@groups.io <BBC-Bike@groups.io> on behalf of Brian Louis <chicagorc@...>
Sent: Monday, October 7, 2019 5:45 AM
To: Keymaster58@... <Keymaster58@...>
Cc: BBC Groups Io <BBC-Bike@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [BBC-Bike] Winter Cycling Guide 2019 | How to Ride Bikes in Winter
 
I ride the trails in the winter. It’s a lot of fun. Not many walkers out to slow you down either. And compared to the indoor trainer, do I even need to tell you it’s better? I ride a Cross bike or MTB. We all become better Roadies from riding the trails. Bike handling improves and it works different upper body muscles than road rides alone do. Which muscles? All of them! 

Some things I’ve learned:

If you use the hand and/or toe warming packs he talked about make sure you open them at room temps for 5-10 minutes so they heat up properly. Get a super thin glove to wear, then the pack, then you winter gloves. Packs shouldn’t go against your skin. 

If you use a camel back the tube will freeze while riding but they sell an insulated tube that works well. Or after you take a drink, blow back into the tube to empty it before you’d next sip. I always fill it with warm water, it will help keep you warm on the ride. 

I find that 1-2 inches of snow, maybe 3, on a 2” MTB tire is about the limit before you really have to start pedaling hard just to get through it which is not fun. 

His advice about the ski helmet and goggles is spot on. And buy a balaclava with a good breathing vent. That and the goggles will keep your face warm all day. Anti fog wipes never hurt either. 

Riding the trail while the snow is coming down is one of the more enjoyable things I’ve experienced on the bike. 

- Brian Louis



On Sun, Oct 6, 2019 at 3:33 PM Mark Poynor via Groups.Io <Keymaster58=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
For those daring enough to follow the road less traveled ! 😎


https://www.bicycling.com/training/g20011536/9-dos-and-don-ts-of-winter-cycling/


Mark J Poynor



Re: Winter Cycling Guide 2019 | How to Ride Bikes in Winter

Lena Chon
 

Thanks Brian,
Very useful tips! No reason to hibernate this winter:) 

Lena


On Oct 7, 2019, at 10:45 AM, Brian Louis <chicagorc@...> wrote:

I ride the trails in the winter. It’s a lot of fun. Not many walkers out to slow you down either. And compared to the indoor trainer, do I even need to tell you it’s better? I ride a Cross bike or MTB. We all become better Roadies from riding the trails. Bike handling improves and it works different upper body muscles than road rides alone do. Which muscles? All of them! 

Some things I’ve learned:

If you use the hand and/or toe warming packs he talked about make sure you open them at room temps for 5-10 minutes so they heat up properly. Get a super thin glove to wear, then the pack, then you winter gloves. Packs shouldn’t go against your skin. 

If you use a camel back the tube will freeze while riding but they sell an insulated tube that works well. Or after you take a drink, blow back into the tube to empty it before you’d next sip. I always fill it with warm water, it will help keep you warm on the ride. 

I find that 1-2 inches of snow, maybe 3, on a 2” MTB tire is about the limit before you really have to start pedaling hard just to get through it which is not fun. 

His advice about the ski helmet and goggles is spot on. And buy a balaclava with a good breathing vent. That and the goggles will keep your face warm all day. Anti fog wipes never hurt either. 

Riding the trail while the snow is coming down is one of the more enjoyable things I’ve experienced on the bike. 

- Brian Louis



On Sun, Oct 6, 2019 at 3:33 PM Mark Poynor via Groups.Io <Keymaster58=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
For those daring enough to follow the road less traveled ! 😎


https://www.bicycling.com/training/g20011536/9-dos-and-don-ts-of-winter-cycling/


Mark J Poynor



Re: Winter Cycling Guide 2019 | How to Ride Bikes in Winter

Tom Chomicz
 

Great email, my gravel bike serves all winter duty unless there is snow on the ground and then the fattie comes out. Nothing better than riding in Deer Grove while it’s snowing out.

 

“There is no bad weather, only bad clothes!”

 

From: BBC-Bike@groups.io <BBC-Bike@groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Louis
Sent: Monday, October 7, 2019 10:45 AM
To: Keymaster58@...
Cc: BBC Groups Io <BBC-Bike@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [BBC-Bike] Winter Cycling Guide 2019 | How to Ride Bikes in Winter

 

I ride the trails in the winter. It’s a lot of fun. Not many walkers out to slow you down either. And compared to the indoor trainer, do I even need to tell you it’s better? I ride a Cross bike or MTB. We all become better Roadies from riding the trails. Bike handling improves and it works different upper body muscles than road rides alone do. Which muscles? All of them! 

 

Some things I’ve learned:

 

If you use the hand and/or toe warming packs he talked about make sure you open them at room temps for 5-10 minutes so they heat up properly. Get a super thin glove to wear, then the pack, then you winter gloves. Packs shouldn’t go against your skin. 

 

If you use a camel back the tube will freeze while riding but they sell an insulated tube that works well. Or after you take a drink, blow back into the tube to empty it before you’d next sip. I always fill it with warm water, it will help keep you warm on the ride. 

 

I find that 1-2 inches of snow, maybe 3, on a 2” MTB tire is about the limit before you really have to start pedaling hard just to get through it which is not fun. 

 

His advice about the ski helmet and goggles is spot on. And buy a balaclava with a good breathing vent. That and the goggles will keep your face warm all day. Anti fog wipes never hurt either. 

 

Riding the trail while the snow is coming down is one of the more enjoyable things I’ve experienced on the bike. 

 

- Brian Louis

 

 

 

On Sun, Oct 6, 2019 at 3:33 PM Mark Poynor via Groups.Io <Keymaster58=me.com@groups.io> wrote:

For those daring enough to follow the road less traveled ! 😎


https://www.bicycling.com/training/g20011536/9-dos-and-don-ts-of-winter-cycling/


Mark J Poynor


Re: Overnight bike tour 10/26 - 10/27

David Bergen
 

Nancy and I are interested
Dave Bergen

-----Original Message-----
From: BBC-Bike@groups.io <BBC-Bike@groups.io> On Behalf Of Brad Peacock via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 12:01 PM
To: BBC groups io <BBC-Bike@groups.io>
Cc: BBC-Bike@groups.io
Subject: [BBC-Bike] Overnight bike tour 10/26 - 10/27

Jin, Lena, and I are organizing an overnight cycling tour for the weekend of Saturday, October 26th.

We are considering riding the Elroy-Sparta trail in southern WI. It is one of the first “rails to trails” paths in the country. It is a crushed limestone path that roles for ~40 miles through beautiful country and fall colors.

The ride format will be to drive up early Saturday morning (~3 hrs), ride from Elroy to Sparta on Saturday, spend the night at an Airbnb in Sparta, dinner, cocktails, etc, and then back to Elroy on Sunday and drive home Sunday afternoon.

Re: gear, you’ll need a bike to ride on a limestone path. The pace will be “touring social” which means slow, conversational, and stops at local taverns along the way. If it hasn’t been raining lately a road bike is fine - it’s a pretty hard surface. The pace will be low enough that a mountain bike will be very appropriate as well. Don’t let your bike options limit your decision. You’ll need to be able to travel with a change of clothes and toiletries for an overnight. A small backpack is very adequate - no need for traditional touring racks and panniers.

There are many details to be finalized, but the first step is to let me know if you are interested. We’ll finalize details with the group of folks going.

This will be a fun, relaxing, social weekend in a beautiful part of the country during a beautiful time of the year. The pace and format will be such that family members are welcome and encouraged to join too!

Most BBC rides are about going fast, working hard, and getting your heart rate up. This is a different kind of ride. This ride is about the simple pleasure of riding a bike w friends on a beautiful fall weekend.

Please respond to this email if you are interested. Not looking for firm commitment yet, just tentative interest.

I hope you’ll join us!

Brad, Jin, and Lena

Re: Winter Cycling Guide 2019 | How to Ride Bikes in Winter

Brian Louis
 

I ride the trails in the winter. It’s a lot of fun. Not many walkers out to slow you down either. And compared to the indoor trainer, do I even need to tell you it’s better? I ride a Cross bike or MTB. We all become better Roadies from riding the trails. Bike handling improves and it works different upper body muscles than road rides alone do. Which muscles? All of them! 

Some things I’ve learned:

If you use the hand and/or toe warming packs he talked about make sure you open them at room temps for 5-10 minutes so they heat up properly. Get a super thin glove to wear, then the pack, then you winter gloves. Packs shouldn’t go against your skin. 

If you use a camel back the tube will freeze while riding but they sell an insulated tube that works well. Or after you take a drink, blow back into the tube to empty it before you’d next sip. I always fill it with warm water, it will help keep you warm on the ride. 

I find that 1-2 inches of snow, maybe 3, on a 2” MTB tire is about the limit before you really have to start pedaling hard just to get through it which is not fun. 

His advice about the ski helmet and goggles is spot on. And buy a balaclava with a good breathing vent. That and the goggles will keep your face warm all day. Anti fog wipes never hurt either. 

Riding the trail while the snow is coming down is one of the more enjoyable things I’ve experienced on the bike. 

- Brian Louis



On Sun, Oct 6, 2019 at 3:33 PM Mark Poynor via Groups.Io <Keymaster58=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
For those daring enough to follow the road less traveled ! 😎


https://www.bicycling.com/training/g20011536/9-dos-and-don-ts-of-winter-cycling/


Mark J Poynor



Monday ride - 5:30 at Flesk

Brad Peacock
 

65 and sunny at ride time. Spectacular!

5:30 at Flesk.

The season is winding down. Get your last miles in!

Winter Cycling Guide 2019 | How to Ride Bikes in Winter

Mark Poynor
 

For those daring enough to follow the road less traveled ! 😎


https://www.bicycling.com/training/g20011536/9-dos-and-don-ts-of-winter-cycling/


Mark J Poynor

Re: BBC to West Dundee 🚴‍♂️

Anna Swiet
 

Great looking group!


On Sat, Oct 5, 2019 at 11:51 AM, Tom Cramer
<t-cramer@...> wrote:



Have a great day,

Tom Cramer
847-308-7012



Sunday Ride - 9:00 - Barrington High School

David Bergen
 

Sunday Ride - 9:00 - Barrington High School

40 miles…Slower pace but sprints in the normal places

53 degrees at ride time

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31248548

BBC to West Dundee 🚴‍♂️

Tom Cramer
 

Have a great day,

Tom Cramer
Sent from my iPhone 847-308-7012

Re: Any interest in mtn bike ride tomorrow?

David Saporta
 

Hey everyone, just giving you a heads up on the Kettle terrain this year...

We were just up there a month or so ago.  All the rains from spring/early summer have made it very rocky (eroded soil).  I will say that we did the full blue loop (most difficult), connector trail and Emma Carlin long route so that is a s difficult as it gets but it was brutal.  I've been riding Kettle since 2001 and it's never been so rough.  We only saw a few riders on these routes the whole ride which was unusual as well but likely due to the rockiness.

That said, there are quite a few less-difficult routes (all by color for those not familiar).  So, those may be ok.  It may be worth checking so you know which routes to do.

Dave

On Fri, Oct 4, 2019 at 11:07 AM Brad Peacock <brad.peacock1@...> wrote:
Beautiful early fall day for a mountain bike ride at Ketttle Moraine.

Tentative logistics. Meet at the church on Dundee at 7:30. Drive up (hour and 15). Ride for ~2 / 2.5 hrs. Drive home. Home by ~1:00.

Who’s in?

FYI, kettle is beginner friendly.


Any interest in mtn bike ride tomorrow?

Brad Peacock
 

Beautiful early fall day for a mountain bike ride at Ketttle Moraine.

Tentative logistics. Meet at the church on Dundee at 7:30. Drive up (hour and 15). Ride for ~2 / 2.5 hrs. Drive home. Home by ~1:00.

Who’s in?

FYI, kettle is beginner friendly.

Saturday Morning Ride - 8:00 - Flesk Brewery - 31 or 43 miles

David Bergen
 

Homecoming Parade from 10:00 to 11:00 so lets start from Flesk Brewery

Yes, I know the maps are wrong but this is a re-post of last Saturday’s ride and I didn’t want to redo the maps

50 degrees at ride time. Might be to cold for a donut stop…group decision

Saturday Ride - 8:00 - Barrington High School

31/43 miles…slow/fast groups

The first 18 miles will be a slower pace.

Possible donut stop in West Dundee at the 18 mile mark, the longer/faster group can add on even more miles if desired.

31 mile

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30872901

 

 

43 Mile

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31190157

 

Thursday Night Ride - 5:15 - From Flesk Brewery

David Bergen
 


 

5:15…..Note Time Change

 Thursday Night Ride – 5:15 - From Flesk Brewery.... +/- 25 miles

Our route will take us by the church 5 minutes later in case you are running late

No need to reply, just show up

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30055588