Today’s QoW comes from yours truly. Happy Holidays, and here’s hoping you make it out for some nice rides during this holiday season! —John Marsh
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Expert road cycling advice, since 2001
David Ertl says
Our club’s tradition is to do a “Ride the Temperature Ride” on New Years. We ride as many miles as it is degrees (F). If it is 20 degrees we ride 20 miles. If it is 5 degrees we ride 5 miles. If it is below zero we stay indoors.
John Marsh says
David, that may be the only “benefit” of living in frigid Iowa! Your New Years rides can be blessedly short! We’re apt to be riding 50 or 60 miles down here in the South! 😉
Bike Fitness Coaching says
If you want to try your hand at one of the most dangerous rides – probably ever, then this might be the one for you…I know I won’t do it anymore. http://www.granfondoguide.com/Events/Index/3894/orange-county-new-years-day-ride
The group swells to over 1,000 riders, and all through Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, the motorcycle cops actually swerve into the riders to keep all 1,000 in the bike lane. Red lights are run since the group is over a mile long and there are plenty of crashes, broken bikes and broken bones. Each year these knuckleheads do it again, I don’t get it…..