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As a non facebooker I am finding it hard to find rides in the local area.
I did my first Bunch Ride from Spin City Cycles on Wednesday and I would like to make 3 a week in the morning before work.
I can get down to Mooloolaba, Maroochydore for 5:30 6:00 using the car but I have to be showered at work by about 8:00 (Maroochydore)
I rode in the intermediate group B at Spin City and this was about my pace. 30kph on average, covering 40k's
I can't believe how different I feel, after just one...
Thanks in advance.
A bit of digging and I found this.
Sunshine Coast Group Ride PDF
My experience so far:
I rode the 6am Wednesday Spin City and the Friendly Friday 6am from Mooloolaba (they gather outside the Coffee Club not the Loo with a view) this week.
The Wed Spin City is a shop organised event with people of all levels leaving in groups with a leader and back rider. I was glad I am a confident rider with reasonable handling skills and I was the only "inexperienced"rider that week and did put my hand up to that, that was a good move as it makes them aware of you and I was shadowed by the tail rider at the start, he told me I was fine and to move into the gap ahead, he then became a solo on the back. The ride I took was a average 28kph ride and at times it was a little slow for me, as a Clydsedale I like to gain advantages cycling downhill and using my weight to gain pace, especially if there is a hill ahead, but it seemed that d/hill was a freewheel affair. I moved to the front third of the pack we had calls from the tail to slow up, I was then the next rider behind the leader, but as I had no idea where I was going I filtered back when we had a single file moment! It is actually a networking ride with Coffee afterwards, about 7:30 which unfortunately I cannot take part in as I have to be at work for 8am. Two punctures happened on the ride and the pack leaders changed the tire, you have to bring your own spares, but they do carry them. They ask those unskilled at changing a flat to come to the front and give a narration and little tips too, like putting your hoods and saddle on the grass where possible to avoid damage and which gear to select before whipping the wheel off.
The Friday Friendly was a bit different, no apparent order, I just asked which was the slow pack and they said this was a Friendly Friday and pretty cruzy, the Pr's set would say different! My legs were ruined at the part I felt quite fresh at only the other day. It was fortunate for me I spotted the manager of the LBS who sold me the Foil and he squeezed up the pack and shadowed me the most of the way. I faded out totally at the next hill and dropped back but announced my intention before doing so and let them go, I then caught my breath and used my weight to catch them back up, before they headed off on to the longer part of the loop again work commitments (thankfully this time ) forced me to leave the pack early. I had a great solo blast back to the starting point, the only downer catching EVERY red light.
I really enjoyed the rides, my body is in utter shock as well my Strava times, I feel GREAT. Anyone else local on these rides? Would be nice to put a face to the names on here..
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