Friday, March 9, 2012

BFSC Ride Schedule March 10 & 11 - Day Light Saving Time Starts Sunday, Turn Your Clocks Ahead!

Turn you clock ahead one hour Saturday night, Day Light Saving Time changes this weekend, Sunday March 11.

There was a lot of discussion last weekend on the Beaches First Street Cycling Facebook page about dropped riders trying to merge back into Group 1. Please make a path for the faster riders to come though either just to the left, staying in our lane or to the far right. YOU MUST get back up to the peloton’s speed before you merger back in. Also the Saturday BFSC ride is a Road ride NOT a Time trial or Triathlon. You should be riding a road bike not a TT bike. Please if you must ride a TT bike STAY OFF the AERO BARS!!! TT bike are very dangerous in a group ride, you have no control over steering or braking. There appeared to be a lot more than normal amount of TT bike on last Saturday’s ride.

With the increasing numbers of riders coming back out to ride on Saturday, we will start back up this Saturday the Group 2, Group 2 will turn LEFT at Crosswater Parkway after coming off of Old 210 after the bridge.

The BFSC Sunday Road Bike returns to its regular 8:00 AM start time. The first Sunday road ride will be the 40-mile loop at an easy calm pace. This will allow the River Runners a little recovery and all of you all that are just starting to get back into riding shape, be able to hang on.

Good Luck and Run Fast to the BFSC riders running the 15K River Run Saturday, March 10.

The 2012 Beaches First Street Cycling bike kits are ready to order now. Get your order into  Bike Kit information is on the blog.

The Bike Kit Fit/Sizing Party is March 24 @ 4:00 to 7:00 at Dave & Debbie Gottschalk Marsh Landing home. Bring your checkbook and an appetizer. Beer, wine & drinks will be provided.

Open Road Beaches Store Grand Opening is Friday, March 16. Grand Opening party is at 7:00 PM.

Big Banana MS Fundraiser Awareness Party is Monday, March 12 at 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Bogey Grill in Ponte Vedra Beach. Raffles, door prizes and the bike riding movie “The Ride -- Phil Keoghan's 3,500-mile journey on bike riding across the US.

Beaches Weekend Weather Forecast (observed at Mayport Naval Air Station)

The Beaches Weekend weather calls for windy/breezy days, cloudy with a 20% chance of rain at ride times on both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday’s forecast is 61F, 23 NE wind, Cloudy with 20% chance of rain. Sunday’s forecast is 59F, 15 ENE wind, Cloudy with a 20% chance of rain.

Beaches First Street Cycling Ride Schedule

With the beginning of March most of the BFSC riders are starting to road bike. So we will discontinue the posting of the mountain bike optional ride.

The Sunday ride will return to the regular 8:00 AM start time and we will ride the 40-mile loop. We will maintain an easy pace 19/22 MPH and keep the group together so everyone can build back their riding level.

Saturday Group 2 will start back up!
Saturday – 8:00 AM @ the Lodge – 40 miles
The BFSC Saturday Ride warms up together for the first 5 to 6 miles.
The Ride Pace begins to pick up quickly to the Palm Valley Bridge.
The BFSC splits into 2 groups base on Ride Pace either at the PV Bridge
Or at the Traffic Light at Crosswater Parkway & Old 210
Group 1 = Ride Pace 25+ MPH with max speed 30+
Group 2 = Ride Pace 19 – 25 MPH 
See link for the Map on the right. 
Group 1 will make Right at Crosswater Parkway. 
Group 2 will make a Left at Crosswater Parkway

Sunday - 8:00 AM Road Ride Leaving from the Lodge – 40 miles
Group Ride Ride Pace = 19 – 22 MPH.
Remember this is a GROUP ride.
We will regroup when necessary for those loosing contact with the group.
We have been trying to keep everyone together back to the Palm Valley Bridge,
 so that everyone finishes the ride together.

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