May 20, 2003 4:37 PM
|I noticed on a previous post about jerseys, you posted an ABD jersey. I am looking for club/ training rides in the Bartlett/ St. Charles area.........start times and days if you could please. THANKS in advance!|
|There are a few around here||MR_GRUMPY|
May 20, 2003 6:41 PM
|There are a few that I know about. During the week one starts at Bartlett HS. at 6:30 on Tues. and Thurs. After a warmup of 5 miles it takes off and turns into a drop fest. If you can't hang, you're on your own.
Another starts at the Spin Doctor bike shop in Bartlett at 6:00-6:15 on Tues and Thurs also. It's about 30 miles at an easier pace. It goes along at about 19 mph and has an area where people, who can, open it up for a mile or two. Everybody waits for others to catch up, and then repeats the loop two more times. If you can only ride by yourself at 15-16, it's easy to "sit in" at 19. If you can ride at 22 by yourself, just go to the front, and pull for a few miles.
On the weekends, there is always the famous (or infamous) Harper Ride, at Harper Jr. College. It's a 37 mile Hammerfest on Sat. at 7:00
There is a long hard ride out of one of the Colonial Ice-cream shops in St. Charles on weekends, but I don't know what time, or which shop.
Around the St Charles area, there is always a solo ride on Compton Hills Road. That's always a fun road. The best hills in the area, except for Bull Valley, up north a way.
I hope this little info helps some.