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EBC season opening rides to Celtic Knot


EBC season opening rides to Celtic Knot

Time: March 10, 2013 from 8am to 12pm
Location: Wilmette/Evanston
Website or Map: http://www.evanstonbikeclub.o…
Event Type: social, or, training, depending, on, which, ride, you, take.
Organized By: David Barish
Latest Activity: Mar 10, 2013

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Sunday, March 10 Evanston Bike Club officially opens its riding season. We ride year round but This is the annual opener to our scheduled rides. Three different rides will leave Panera Bread in Wilmette just south of the Metra Station. All the rides will end at the Celtic Knot on Church St. in downtown Evanston around noon for beer and revelry.  A 50 mile fast paced ride will be led by Cliff Hoffman at 8am.  A 35 mile moderately paced ride will be led by Ed Culp at 9am.  A 20 mile casually paced ride will be led by me  at 930 am.  Come join us regardless of your ability. Check out the club website for more information.

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Comment by grayn8 on March 10, 2013 at 9:16am
I did pass a group of 4 going north o greenbay going at a very good clip albeit with a tail wind (I think in Hubbard woods).
Comment by grayn8 on March 10, 2013 at 9:14am
Sadly I just read this message having been waiting around at panera eating and drinking. I thought the folks had already left.
Comment by David Barish on March 10, 2013 at 7:43am

Rained out.

Comment by David Barish on March 7, 2013 at 12:01pm

It depends how far you get with the moderate group before the light goes on and the tank is void.  I will lead the casual group at 930.  I plan to go from Panera east to Sheridan and up north to Tower Rd. West on Tower for less than 1/2 mile.  I will turn north on Old Green Bay.  We will make our way to a relief stop at the Glencoe Metra Station.  You can break off from the moderate group and find us. I suspect they are going northerly and you will not be too far away. Wherever you are you can simply take Green Bay south to get back to Evanston and meet at the Knot. Or, knowing that  you already have ridden 15-20 miles you can get a cup of coffee at Panera, relax and  wait for the slower group.  Your call.

Comment by grayn8 on March 7, 2013 at 11:24am
For a complete newb for these kinds of rides, what if you start out moderate and feel like you have no gas left in your tank? I'd be starting in Deerfield to meet up with folks in wilmette...haven't mapped it yet, but I think about 15 to 20 miles extra?
Comment by David Barish on March 7, 2013 at 10:16am


Fast leaves at 8am

Moderate at 9am

Casual at 930am

This is the first morning after Daylight Savings Time begins. Do not forget to Spring forward. Otherwise, a fast rider will be relegated to moderate or casual and a moderate rider will wonder why nobody else showed up.

Comment by David Barish on March 7, 2013 at 10:13am


The paces for club rides are described at

They are:

Pace: Relaxed <10 mph, Casual 10-12 mph, Moderate 13-15 mph, Fast 15-17 mph, Fast Plus (F+) 17-19 mph, Very Fast (VF) 20+ mph and Very Fast Plus (VF+) 22+ mph.  Two ride paces are indicated by "/" - for example "F/F+" means that there will be a Fast group and a Fast Plus group.

Comment by dan brown on March 7, 2013 at 10:03am

David - can you give an approx pace (MPH) for the 'fast' and 'moderate' paced rides ?

thanks in advance


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