Beach Cities Cycling Club Newsletter January 14, 2019



JANUARY 14, 2019 NEWSLETTER



WEDNESDAY

Club sponsor and attorney Gerry Agnew addresses questions at our monthly ride leader meeting. Thanks Gerry!


THURSDAY

Happy George....


and crew



FRIDAY



ELSEWHERE...

Chapeau! To David Sundius, Charlie Thacker & Diana Thacker, who finished the Avalon 50K/M run on Catalina...in Saturday's rain and mud.




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.

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BOARD REPORT

GO RIDE!

Next meeting, tomorrow, January 15, 2019

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/452323629 

You can also dial in using your phone.
(For supported devices, type a one-touch number below to join instantly.)

United States: +1 (224) 501-3412
- One-touch: tel:+12245013412,,452323629

Access Code: 452-323-62

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RIDE LEADERS' CORNER

We meet second Wednesday of each month.

630PM, BCHD basement.

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RAIN!!!!


The weather boffins have predicted rain for this entire week, until Friday.  High likelihood of our Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday rides being cancelled. When in doubt - look outside, check the forecast and the radar.  Is it raining?  Will it be raining?  Are the roads full of puddles? If so - it's a no go.

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DO YOU OWN A SPECIALIZED BICYCLE???

Is it a Roubaix, Ruby, Diverge or Sirrus, purchased in or after 2016?

Your bicycle may be subject to a safety recall by Specialized.

Read more here.

Note that Club Sponsor Safety Cycle is a Specialized dealer.  If you're bicycle is on the list, or you're not sure - take it to Safety Cycle!!

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WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON RIDES - CANCELLED UNTIL JAN 23RD!!!

(from El Presidente Jim)

To all Club Members - Wednesday 3:00pm Ride alert - I am cancelling the Wed 3:00 ride only for the next 4 weeks and until the days get longer and the attendance goes up. The next Wednesday ride will be on January 23rd. Meanwhile enjoy the Holidays, and go have fun!

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CYCLING FOR STEM!

The local chapter of the Armed Forces Communicates & Electronics Association (phew) is holding its inaugural bicycle ride to support local STEM programs.  That's "Science-Technology-Engineering-Math".

It's a fundraising ride that goes up-n-down the bike path on Saturday, February 16th.

You can read more about it here.

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ROBERTA'S RULES

Six Simple Rules to Cycle By

(here's the PDF version)


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HAPPY HOUR & FASHION SHOW!!

Save the date - Sunday January 27th, 4-6PM

Meet up at Roman Aroma for Happy Hour

AND

To try on kit samples from Voler.

Voler has upgraded their garments with new material, reflective striping, and so on. The Voler rep will be there with samples for you to try on.  We're holding this event in advance of our spring time Voler kit order.   Happy Hour pricing on beer ($2), house wine ($5) and appetizers ($3).  More details to come.

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Thanks to our Club Sponsors!

(weblinks at bottom of the page)

  

    

  

 

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WINE EDUCATION - ROMAN AROMA

Come enjoy a tasting session hosted by an Instructor Sommelier from Torciano Wineries. Torciano is a centuries-old winery located in Tuscany, outside of Siena. TONIGHT! January 14th, 630-830PM.

Tickets are $10. Seating is limited!! RSVP to martonefr@gmail.com or call Roman Aroma at 310-318-1746.

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SUNDAYS WITH LARRY

9AM, from the parking lot adjacent to Cap'n Kidds

1/27 - Porto's!

2/10 - Alley Adventure Art Tour

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BOB'S BUN RIDE

 Fridays, 8:30AM

1/18 Torrance Bakery, Old T

1/25 - Saks on the Beach, RB


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SATURDAY RIDES

Access route sheets and the club calendar by going here.

Helmets are required on all Club Rides.

Front and rear lights are recommended.

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L1/2 - BENEDICT CANYON

Ride Up Benedict Canyon. 

Stop at the Taco Trucks.

Ride the Mulholland rollers, and down Sepulveda.

Home via San Vicente, SaMo, etc etc.

58 miles, 2200 feet. Mario Obejas has the Fun Ones, Mike Bechtol leads the TwoRideCrew.


L3-BRENTWOOD/CULVER CITY/BALDWIN HILLS

A new route debut!! The L1/2 group did this route a few weeks back.  Based on the feedback, we took the same route and cut out some of the more difficult parts.  

You'll ride up to SaMo and head to Brentwood via San Vicente. Then, you'll cut through Westwood and into Culver City. You'll then circumnavigate Kenneth Hahn Park, riding through Baldwin Hills, and return home via the Ballona Creek Bike Path.

Sam Gengo leads the Rolling Treys on this 51 mile, 1400 feet, ride.  As it is a new route -print out a cue sheet and study it over your morning coffee.

L4-BRENTWOOD/MAR VISTA

The Fab4s follow the L3 group into Brentwood. Return via Barrington, through Mar Vista, and pick up the Ballona Creek bike path, and ride home. Also a new route.

39 miles, flat, led by TBD.


When it is either actively raining or the ride route has wet roads, or otherwise unsafe riding conditions, 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. 

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   LANTERNE ROUGE  





CLUB RIDE SCHEDULE


Click on the above link to the Club's ride calendar for complete description of rides and links to maps & route slips. Rides below subject to change - check our website!!!

Saturday:

8:00AM 

Parking Lot Adjacent to Captain Kidd's

All levels.

Occasional remote starts.


Sunday:

9:00AM 

Parking Lot Adjacent to Captain Kidd's

Rides 12-30+ miles

around Palos Verdes

All levels



Tuesday:
  
9:00AM

Parking Lot Adjacent to Captain Kidd's

Route varies, 40-70+ miles

L2 Pace (typically)


Wednesday:

3:00PM (when it's not Daylight Savings Time)

4:00PM (during Daylight Savings Time)

Parking Lot Adjacent to Capatain Kidd's

Palos Verdes Hilly Ride

20-25 miles


Thursday:

9:00AM

Manhattan Beach Pier

North to Ballona Creek

turnaround at Centinela

OR head north for longer

rides 25-50+ miles

Ride usually ends at a

Hermosa Beach coffee shop

Pace dictated by riders



6PM Nightriderz led

by Ironman Tim O'Crowley

Malaga Cove Plaza, Palos Verdes

(during Daylight Savings Time)

Cap'n Kidds (not during DST)


LIGHTS REQUIRED!


Friday:

Bob's Bun  Ride, 8:30AM

L4 Pace 20-40 miles


Don't ride alone!

Check out the Club's Facebook Page for other riding opportunities posted by club members,or post one yourself.



BCCC supports:

California Association of Bicycling Organizations

South Bay Bicycle Coalition

League of American Bicyclists

Cal Bicycle Coalition

Bicycle Angels




OFFICERS/DIRECTORS

Club President:

Jim Hannon

Vice President:

Gary Parsons

Secretary:

Susan Callaway

Treasurer:

Donna Martinez

Member-at-Large:

Peter Richardson

Ride Leader Directors:

Matthew Peck

Mario Obejas

Adult Bicycling Education Directors:

Sam Gengo Jack Bauer

Youth Education:

Jim Hannon

Steve Reichlin

Diversion  Project:

Jim Hannon

Jack Bauer

Social Director:

Lesley Siegel

Membership & Volunteer Director:

Debbie Hannon

Sponsorship Director:

Nancy Arsenault


Newsletter Directors:

Matthew Peck

Jim Hannon

Bike Corral:

David Hui

Insurance:

Jim Hannon

Grants:

Debbie Hannon

Community Outreach:

Bonnie Nixon


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