| Posted 07/31/12 at 07:07 PM||Reply with quote #1 |
|Heyas. I was wondering if anyone on these forums would be from around the SLO/Pismo Bech area. I was going to try and get a ride group going around here and would like to get a few peeps from the forums to join us. I posted a add on the local Craigslist the other night and have a couple people interested but of course would welcome all that we can round up |
Feel free to give a shout out here or hit me up with a PM and lets see what we can get going.
Also if any of you that take part in the rides you have down south have any input to help me out with suggestions far as getting one going or length of route and route planning please speak up as I have no clue wtf I am doing. LOL
| Posted 07/31/12 at 09:33 PM||Reply with quote #2 |
|Sounds great! PM me in the morning and I'll follow up this post. ;-)|
| Posted 08/02/12 at 09:41 AM||Reply with quote #3 |
Sounds like the start of a Central Coast EBF Ride Group. The San Diego Ride Group literally started the month of May 2011 with just five riders (pic below). Since then the group has grown to an average of 50-60 and as many as 70+ riders monthly. The word spread through flyers, local bike shops, Craigslist Ads and word of mouth. If you would like to start an EBF Ride Group in your area, please contact email@example.com once things get established and flyers the same as the San Diego Group Ride can be provided but with your specific information and details.
Here's a few suggestions we learned by trial and error. Thought this might help with planning your ride.
• The San Diego EBF Ride Group is once a month. We try to hold the ride on the third Sunday of every month. Sundays seems to work better for most riders. We tried it only once on a Saturday (the very first ride) and we received many request to move it to Sundays.
• We try to make it the third Sunday of each month to avoid conflict with other local rides and to keep it consistent so riders know it's the same time every month.
• Our rides average anywhere from 10-15 miles and we try to navigate in areas that are flat as possible. We know you can't avoid all hills, but the flatter the ride the more kids and family oriented they are.
• We meet and greet around 9:30 a.m. with the ride starting at 10:30 a.m. It will usually take anywhere between 2 to 3 hours to complete the ride. This includes a few stops to catch a break and bike socialize.
• Most importantly... Be Safe and Have fun!
Again, these are only suggestions, so please do whatever best fits your ride. Be sure to let us know when this becomes official so we can send out flyers, create ride events on the EBF Facebook page and post to Craigslist. We will do whatever we can to help promote!
| Posted 08/03/12 at 08:04 PM||Reply with quote #4 |
|My Vince was the Black Sheep not in the picture....|
| Posted 08/04/12 at 02:10 AM||Reply with quote #5 |
|Thanks Electrocity, great tips. Once it looks like I have a grp going I will hit you guys up for flyers as i am sure that will help along with just riding in a grp it is pretty easy to meet others.|
Going to meet a couple dudes on sunday to ride out to Avila so maybe we will meet a few as we are toolin around
| Posted 08/04/12 at 11:55 PM||Reply with quote #6 |
|So it looks like we are going to try and get a grp going starting next Sunday and I will see what sort of interest there really is. I have talked to about 15 people that want to meet up for a ride but hell, who knows it may end up just being Billy and Rowdy (and of course Action Jackson for anyone that checked out the ride report I did down in Mexico will get that) cruisin through Avila LOL.|
It looks like it is going to be a motley crew as I have some guys with mountain bikes and several guys with vintage BMX bikes that do rides down in LA and were happy to get a grp to do that sort of ride up this way once or twice a month and really who cares what everyone is riding it is more about just getting out and enjoying the nice weather around here and the ride itself not what everyone is rollin on
I have about a 15 mile loop that I had planned on doing with 2 places each way with water and restrooms. There is only 1 pain in the but hill that my lazy ass walks up where there trail changes to another one but anyone that rides that trail knows about it cuz it is the only way to get to the next part of the trail and really it isn't that bad but 1/2 the time I ride there it is Sunday morning and I am hung over so walking up it is the best option for me LOL. I was going to bring a few tools and a patch kit with a pump with me in case anyone had any issues we could help them get going again and some extra water if anyone needed it while riding.
Do you guys have any input on anything else I should bring or do to make this painless and fun for everyone so they want to go again? I did this on kinda short notice so my expectations for turn out isn't all that high but depending on how it goes I will try making up some flyers to give to a couple LBS and maybe spend a afternoon out at Cal Poly to give to some students and am sure we can pick up more that way but I just suck at that sort of thing (the organizing and flyers crap not the talking to people hehe) but one of the guys I have been talking to sounds into it and would like to help me.
Just got home from the pub and it looks like I am ramblin on with this wall of text so...
TLDR if anyone has anything I haven't thought of feel free to point out my shortcomings HEHE
Oh ya, if anyone would like to read a portion of Billy and "Action Jackson's" road trip through Mexico here is a link to part of the blog I was doing. It's worthiness to read is questionable at best LOL
| Posted 08/22/12 at 01:56 PM||Reply with quote #7 |
|We did our 1st group ride last Sunday, I was able to round up a whopping 9 people hehe.It was kinda funny because 2 of them I used to raise hell with and race motocross with them in high school and had not spoke to them in like 10 years. They had just seen my post on Clist and Laura made a facebook page, they were the 1st 2 to sign up.|
B-Rad, as normal had his co pilot Star. Cracks me up how his dog just chills there everywhere he goes and they had rode out from SLO like I did and that is a bit of a ride.
When we got to the end of Port San Luis it was totally crazy. As we were riding through Avila and getting into the port area there were hundreds of Pellicans and Sea Gulls dive bombing some fish which wasn't really a new thing there were just more of them. When we got to the end of the pier though it was amazing. There was a whale no more than 25 yrs from the end of the pier feeding on this fish ball that the gulls and like 10 Sea Lions were on. He continued to feed and breach for maybe 30 min with 10-15 people on SUP's and Kayak's hanging around him (far to close for their safety as if the whale were to land on them when he came up I would think they could get hurt pretty bad and also it more than likely was buggin the whale which isn't very cool IMO). I was only able to get 1 or 2 crappy pics as I suck but Craig filmed it and I think he is putting it on You Tube so soon as I get the link I will post it up as it was pretty cool.
Here is a link to one of the movies he took.
Had a mix of cruisers only 1 or 2 Electra's but we did run into a guy with a RF and his wife was on a Hawaii as I was heading home and think them and 2 of their friends are joining us the next time so maybe we will get a few more by the next ride.
Also saw some cat on this kinda cool looking Whizzer. It had alot of bling on it and I liked that it had a four stroke rather than 2 stroke motor.
| Posted 08/22/12 at 07:48 PM||Reply with quote #8 |
|So let me get this right. Your 1st group ride and you get whale watching as a bonus ? Too cool. |
| Posted 08/22/12 at 08:20 PM||Reply with quote #9 |
|HAHA ya it was a trip. I have been whale watching and seen them before but NEVER this close to shore. They were 20-25 yards from the end of the PSL pier. I think just that happening got us a few more for the next time we get together from the people that were there telling their friends about seeing it. |
| Posted 08/23/12 at 06:30 AM||Reply with quote #10 |
|Congrats on a good first turnout and for being fortunate enough to witness those rare wildlife events! Sounds to me like mother nature totally supports your group ride efforts. Keep us updated and Ride On!|