Another installment of the Tuesday Retirees Club
Fun on Wednesday afternoon
Saturday, at the top of Mandeville
Overlooking the Palisades, the L1 crew takes a rest.
Sunday, at the Ciclavia in San Pedro
From Club member Craig Wiggins:
I just competed in the World Police and Fire Games road race in Acton, CA. Law enforcement and fire fighters from all over the world competed. 32 mile ride in the 90+ degree heat. Didn't win but it was my first real race and a good experience.
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SENDS IN PHOTOS!
Take a picture of a recent Club ride? Accomplish something noteworthy on the bike?
Write a story? Share an anecdote?
Email me by Sunday night for consideration in that week's Club newsletter.
Next meeting, October 10th - LIVE!
RIDE LEADERS' CORNER
We meet the second Wednesday of every month at 630PM.
DON'T BE DUMB...PROTECT YOUR BUM!!!
Some simple steps to prevent cycling from becoming a pain...
TRAIN YOUR TUCHUS
Nothing beats time in the saddle. Don't over do it at first if you're just starting out. Eventually your tuchus will get tougher. A proper saddle helps, too. Get a good one - ask your local bike shop professional for recommendations and proper set-up.
Padded shorts or bibs, as you prefer. Find a pair with a chamois pad containing anti-bacterial/anti-microbial properties.
Cyclists are notoriously cheap....be cheap elsewhere, but not here. Invest in a good quality bibs.
And if you're afraid to ask.....
Nothing gets between you and your bibs!
SADDLE SORE PREVENTION
Ride enough, and it will happen to you...a saddle sore. Basically, a boil on your bum. Prevention is the key - follow these simple steps to a boil-free bum.
Clean your parts down under before you ride.
Use an anti-friction cream, aka chamois cream or butt butter. Apply directly to your parts or to your chamois pad, as you prefer.
Done with your ride? Get out of those bibs! Clean them parts again - use a baby wipe if you must until you can get into a shower.
If, after all that, you've still managed to get a boil on the bum, here's what you do.
Clean it - soap/water. Apply some cortisone cream. Try wearing looser fitting undies/boxers/board shorts to air it out.
Resist the urge to try and 'pop' the saddle sore. You'll make it worse.
It should go away in a day or two. If it persists, however, it's time to go see your doctor.
Coming to the Velodrome, October 8 -16.
First, a shout out and thanks to all BCCCers who volunteered at the Velo in the past few weeks. Your efforts are appreciated!
NOW - we have an opportunity coming up in early October. Volunteers are again needed for the October 8-15 sessions of the World Masters Track Cycling Championships.
The Velodrome will be offering training on September 10th, as part of the South Bay Wheelmens Track sessions.
BUT WAIT!! THERE'S MORE!!
For every 12 volunteer slots filled by a BCCC member (or relative, friend, spouse, significant other), BCCC will earn a three hour track session at the Velodrome.
24 slots - two 3 hour sessions!!!
How cool is that? To volunteer, or for more info, contact Elise at
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Welcome Marcy Pettit, Nathaly Pendleton &
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BOB'S BUN RIDE
Departs 830AM, Catalina Coffee
8/18 - Jackson Market, CC
8/25 - Whole Foods, Playa Vista
9/1 - Yellow Vase, RPV
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19TH
Access route sheets and the club calendar by going here.
L1/L2 - NICHOLS CANYON
Our standard club ride. Head over to Syd K park in Culver City, then through the Hills of Beverly. Ride up Nichols to Mully, turn left. Return via Sepulveda, West LA yada yada yada. Bring money for the taco trucks just after Coldwater Canyon.
62 miles, 2600 feet. L1 follows Ironman O'Crowley, L2 follows Mike Bechtol.
L3- BALDWIN HILLS & MT. ST. MARY'S
Ride out Ballona Creek, taking in a side trip through West LA College and Culver City park.
Maybe up to Baldwin Hills outlook.
Then ride up through West LA to Bundy and Mt. St. Mary's.
Do not disturb the nuns!
Then come home.
52 miles, 2k feet, Mark Tagawa leads.
L4- WEST LA
Follow L3 to West LA college, and skip the rest. Just come home thereafter.
37 miles, 1k feet, led by President Jim.
In the interest of safety, whenever it is either actively raining or the ride route has wet roads, it is club policy to cancel a club ride. Club members may still choose to meet and ride in these conditions; however, the ride will not be considered an official club ride.