Awake early… I have already watched a rugby match live from Australia, and am now at work (admittedly from home). Hope to be more productive today than I was yesterday, before joining Bonnie for a fun night of lacrosse (🥍).

Bike Riders: where and when on Sunday?

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25 Responses to 2019-03-22

  1. Barb says:

    we are game for wherever Sunday – SCT? Silk Sheets?
    you guys decide.
    – but I would prefer a meet up time of 10-11am?
    We don’t want to have to get up too early…….

    • Any place is fine for me. I’ll agree with the start time too.

    • Bonnie says:

      Depending on where you go, if Paulie goes, I may hitch a ride, but I won’t burden anyone with riding with you guys. Just a way to make me get out and get some exercise. Oh, Paulie may I hitch a ride if you go?

      Started bike shopping yesterday at Outback in L5P because it’s close to me. My main decision needs to first be do I want a true road bike (dropped bars) or perhaps a Fast City bike / Fitness bike (flat bar). Of course I will test ride both as well as research. LOTS of things to consider…

      I may try and see if I can swing going to Spring Tune Up this year. TBD how many days, and if I even ride or not. And April 26 is my 45th birthday! Cost is the main issue, including pet sitting fees of $20-$40 per day (unless I drive back and forth some). Since Fuckeye told us there will be no Fort Yargo campout this year, I need another camping trip to substitute 😎. Paulie, be prepared I will be barraging you with questions this weekend :). I will say, I’m not impressed with whomever is answering the inbox questions…

      • Of course you can ride with me.

        I have opinions and answers. We have drives to and from Duluth, and an entire lacrosse game during which we can discuss.

      • barb says:

        first thing you need to do is determine your budget for buying a bike. I think for the intown type of riding you mainly do, you may want the Fast City bike / Fitness bike (flat bar). Skinnier tires, but not super skinny, so when you do need to go on gravel or other off road surfaces, you’d be more comfortable.

        We can talk about it on Tuesday night too.

        • ITP Lurker says:

          My previous bike had flat handle bars. I much prefer my dropped handle bars. I don’t know if my bike is a road bike or a hybrid, but the tires aren’t skinny. I find the bigger tires work well for me on Atlanta’s ragged streets, as well as the occasional off-road I try.

          When I bought my current bike, I rode 4 or 5 bikes while I was at the store, at price points starting around $500 and then going up. I spent $1,200 on my bike, and it’s one of the best investments I’ve ever made in myself. I could tell a difference between the price points. The shop didn’t try to sell me a bike, they just laid out the options and in taking each bike around the block what made sense became readily apparent to me.

          • Bonnie says:

            I haven’t had dropped bars since I was a teenager. I tried riding my sister’s dropped bar bike a couple years ago and it felt very weird and hard to control. Granted it was only around the block—I obviously would need to practice. It was a TOTALLY different feel. And the skinny tires were weird too. They scare me if I’m honest, but I want to have a better chance to keep up with other folks I ride with (my lack of fitness level aside). If my mountain bike is salvageable, I’ll still have that one to use for applicable situations.

  2. Barb says:

    I just filled out a form & sending money today to BRAG for 2 Chattahooligan jerseys.
    $80 each, but it will be nice to have the jersey, in case we go & ride a few days of BRAG. If your “team” for the full week of BRAG has 10 or more people, you get a free jersey. Since they are making the jerseys, its nice they let others order the design.

    • Bonnie says:

      I recently scored a bike jersey at Value Village for less than $4!!! (Thanks to Paulie for spotting it!)

      • barb says:

        Bonnie- very nice!!!!

        I will be slowwww out road riding, I haven’t ridden that bike in quite a while, but if you are riding a mountain bike, you only maybe will be a little slower than me.

  3. HamWithCam says:

    “I like cheese…” 🙂
    73 de JG/HamWithCam

    BTW: If anybody is into “rechargeable flashlights” Olight is having a one-day sale:
    Olight 2,000 Lumens, $90….single 18650 rechargeable battery, in light charging with provided USB magnetic-attach cable with red/green LED charge indicator (or remove 18650 and charge or replace it with a spare).

    I got one at the last Olight sale. (Large) Pocket-sized, tough as nails. Comes with belt pouch. Brightest flashlight (for its size) I’ve ever owned…… I use mine daily (nightly).

    March 22nd….only. Olight is local (Smyrna) and caters to the trade (police, firemen, military, service techs, etc).

    Brightest flashlight (for its size) I’ve ever owned…… I use mine daily (nightly).

    • barb says:

      Allan has some seriously bright rechargeable flashlights – I wonder the brand. I’ll send this over to him – he might need more!

  4. One of the (many) benefits of working from home is being able to make lunch. I just experimented and successfully made my (well Emeril’s) jambalaya recipe in the Instant Pot!

  5. Debbie Brady says:

    Oh I need the deets. I love your jambalaya.

    Steve is pressure washing parking spots at Stone Mountain, but I’m sure he’ll check in for riding plans.

  6. Sunday Ride
    – meet at Cochran Mill Park parking lot at 10:30am
    – bring money to pay for parking and whatnot
    – not meeting at church because…. Sunday
    – all skill levels welcome

  7. steve says:

    Let’s do SCT. I don’t remember the good starting point. Pressure washing still happening.


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