Biking in the AV


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Archive for July, 2012

High Desert Cyclists Munz Ride, July 28, 2012

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Colin Baird of the High Desert Cyclists announces their latest Saturday morning ride for July 28, 2012:

Okay everyone, here is our first test to see how you are doing with a little climbing. During this ride we’ll ride in the paceline we worked on a few weeks ago, you’ll learn a little about eating for longer rides as we will talk about when to eat, and when not to, and we’ll do a few intervals along the way.

Since everyone will have different intervals and periods doing the intervals, it will be important that we meet at predesignated spots. Please plan on regrouping at L and 90th, Avenue I and 110th West, and Munz Ranch Road. We also wait at the top of Munz to make certain all riders get there okay.

This is a no one gets dropped ride so please be curteous of others and make sure they finish. This ride will probably take 3-4 hours for most folks, so please bring the appropriate supplies for food and drink.

We will stop at the Rock Store in Lake Hughes, and again in Leona Valley. The roads are sketchy in spots, so please be careful while following in the paceline.

Drivers are inconsiderate on Elizabeth Lake Road sometimes so be prepared. Helmets are required.

Visit the route at The ride leader will be Colin Baird.



Bicycle John’s Night Ride, July 25, 2012

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

There will be a night ride tonight at 7:30 pm.

Whoever would like to go for a night ride is welcome.

Riders will meet at the Von’s shopping center on 30th St West at Rancho Vista Blvd.

Helmets and lights are required.


High Desert Cyclists Saturday Ride to Rosamond, July 7, 2012

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Saturday’s ride will be lead by Colin Baird. The ride will have two distinct rides. We will all begin promptly at 0700 from 20th and Ave L in Lancaster.

If you are coming from LA, you can expect a 60-minute drive to Lancaster from the San Fernando Valley. If you need directions, take the 14 north to Ave L and exit left onto Ave L. At 20th St West, turn right and go immediately into the parking lot. You will see the group inside the Ralph’s shopping center. The address is 1969 W Ave L.

One ride will go out to Rosamond via 110th Street West and head out to Rosamond and return. 45 miles +-

The other ride will turn right at Ave G from 110th and turn down Ave G to begin heading back to town. 30 miles +-

Colin’s thoughts are for folks who want to push themselves to slightly longer distances, the Rosamond ride will help build endurance, while keeping the heart rate down.