The weekly New Pier Ride (Tue/Thu) rolls early in the AM from Manhattan Beach around Westchester Parkway. It’s a very fast-paced training ride with an “end of ride” sprint. It’s not for new riders or riders new to groups and advanced group techniques.
Over the past generation, hydraulic disc brakes have been incorporated into mountain biking and now cyclocross. The question remains: what about road bikes?
Ted points out fallacies in traditional, anti-bike arguments with evidence and logic. Things most don’t use when calling for getting bikes “off our streets!”.
If you’ve never seen a professional-level stage race go by, it is highly recommended. There is alot of fanfare, large groups of people, and a festive atmosphere. It’s a picnic/fair on the side of the road! And it doesn’t matter if you have a favorite racer or if you even know any racers. All riders get cheared on, especially in the mountains as they ride slower, trying to avoid the dreaded time cut.
You know the drill: you go out, on an extra-long ride, or perhaps an extra fast group ride. You’re strong, and can stay with the group for almost the whole way, but just barely. You finish, but have nothing left in the tank. You’re so tired you can’t imagine finding the motivation or strength of willpower to get back on the bike the next day, or maybe the next. But you don’t want to lose precious training time.