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Twin Cities RBR Gathering Pre-Work & Opinions PostScot_Gore
Jun 12, 2003 8:00 AM
To All TC-RBRers,

My MS150 team duites are done for this year, so I've got a little time to put together another RBR gathering. We coordinated one last year and had a fine ride around the two downtowns. I thought I'd begin by soliting folks ideas and preferences. (This may not work, it may be better to just pick a place time, and route and say hope you can make it, but I'm willing to experiment.)

Question One: Day of the Week and Time of ride
A) Saturday AM
B) Saturday PM
C) Sunday AM
D) Sunday PM

Question Two: Location of start and route
A) Start in metro, route in metro.
B) Start in metro, route to outlying rural roads
C) Start in suburbs, route in metro and suburbs
D) Start in suburbs, route to outlying rural roads

Question Three: Destination
A) No destination required, just ride.
B) It'd be fun to ride to something.

Question Four: Non Ride Social Time
A) Don't need any, the rides enough
B) An opportunity at a public establishment would be nice.
C) BBQ at Scot's would be nice.

Question Five: Post some of your own thoughts and ideas.

Scot
Opinionsfiltersweep
Jun 12, 2003 8:36 AM
I'd prefer Sunday AM- start centrally located (like Downtown Mpls, or a parking lot on St. Paul side of the Mississippi... or best yet- Lake Harriet Band Shell ;)

Route- to outer areas so there are not so many lights/stop signs.

Destination? Never a real concern, but a planned route might be nice (like you are not completely detail oriented in this regard)

Post ride? Either none at all or at someone's house (so we don't need to deal with our bikes.
re: Twin Cities RBR Gathering Pre-Work & Opinions Postajgibbons
Jun 12, 2003 8:43 AM
question #1 - B
question #2 - B
question #3 - A
question #4 - C (if you're really up for that, otherwise B)
question #5 -
Scot,
First, I think it's great that you're doing this!
What length ride are you thinking of? Will it be multiple rides (i.e., different lengths and speeds)? Can we stick to paved roads all the way?
Alex.
Your questionsScot_Gore
Jun 13, 2003 4:24 AM
What length ride are you thinking of?
Last year we did an urban 50. I was thinking something in the 50-60 range again, always open to other ideas.

Will it be multiple rides ?
No, not likely, last year we had 7 riders and we all hung together.

Can we stick to paved roads all the way?
I don't plan on riding any dirt or crushed limestone. We might use a trail here or there if it's going where we want to go. Last year we used the Cedar Lake Trail, Midtown Greenway, 494 bike bridge, Big Rivers Trail, Vento Trail and Gateway trail. We rode on the same day as the TC marathon. They were on the River Roads and Summit Ave, so we were "elsewhere".

Scot
re: Twin Cities RBR Gathering Pre-Work & Opinions PostPMC
Jun 12, 2003 9:07 AM
Question One: Day of the Week and Time of ride
I'm open but do very little riding early on weekends. I'm more of a coffee and paper kind of guy before 10.

Question Two: Location of start and route
D) Start in suburbs, route to outlying rural roads - prefer rides that go south

Question Three: Destination
No real opinion here. A planned half way point would be nice for regrouping purposes but it doesn't really need to be anything special.

Question Four: Non Ride Social Time
Scot, you're awfully generous! I'd be up for either B or C. If C happened, I'd be more than happy to pick up something from Von Hanson's for the grill and some Summit EPAs.

As long as the weekend picked is open for me, I'm game!
Pete
re: Twin Cities RBR Gathering Pre-Work & Opinions PostNelZ
Jun 12, 2003 3:16 PM
Here are my preferences:
Sunday AM.
Start in metro, route to outlying rural roads.
Just ride baby.
The rides enough, but a BBQ would be cool.

Last year's ride was fun, no one was dropped, and the pace ranged from easy to moderate (from a cat. 5's point of view). I'm thinking just setting the date, time and route is probably the best bet.

Nelson
re: Twin Cities RBR Gathering Pre-Work & Opinions Postgs6769
Jun 21, 2003 2:02 PM
Hey Scot and all.

My 2 cents: Sunday AM; start in metro, downtown, uptown etc. anywhere I can reach on the bike; route anywhere; hangin' out as develops. Last time was a lot of fun. Looking forward to another one.