* It's Fixie time. Get that fixie and join our fixie group for some great rides. Make sure to have your fixie equipped as you would a X-bike: at least 28c tires and all weather type brake pads are very important. We'll be riding a a combination of asphalt, gravel and cinder, so be prepared. Fixie rides will begin Sunday 11/2/14, and continue each Sunday through February - weather permitting. For November most rides will meet at the Barlow Rd Bike & Hike trail in Hudson at 10 AM each Sunday - unless otherwise specified here on the home page. Fixies are NOT a must, but if you are riding a geared bike I will put you in a single gear for the duration of the ride to get you equalized with the rest of the group and familiarize you with single gear riding. Now be aware that we are doing way more off-road fixie riding this season, this to work on bike handling, balance, body english ....and it's just plain FUN.
Our long fixie ride on the Towpath for Sunday Nov. 23rd is canceled due to very dangerous trail conditions. Plan is to postpone this ride south to Zoar and back - 120 miles - to the weekend of Nov. 30th if weather and trail conditions permit.
The Sunday Nov. 23 ride will meet at the Bolantz Rd trailhead in the valley at 9 AM. We will do loops on the AP-Riverview loop. Some of the A-group riders are planning on 100-miles plus. Others such as myself are looking at app. 50 miles. I'll ride with the B group if we have a decent turnout. Hope to see you tomorrow.
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* If you're looking for a vintage fixie to ride road or the Clev. Velodrome, check out Stu Freedman's Schwinn track bike for sale. There are 2 saddles, 2 sets of bars and stems(one for track, one with brake levers). No pedals. He'd like $500 for everything. Contact Stu at firstname.lastname@example.org
* Excel In Cycling Indoors will again take place at Lifecenter Plus in Hudson. The workout times and venues are the same as last season: Wednesdays at 7 PM in the main gym, and Saturdays at 9 AM in the back of the facility. First workout is on Wed, 12/3. Check my Indoor Cycling Page for more info on the indoor workouts.
Click on the link below for more info on winter training in general:
* American Dirt is just 7 months away. My route is up and ready. Click on the Icon below if you'd like to make a donation to the cause. Thanks so much to all of you who have already make donations. I'm very humbled by your generosity. Also coming up is an Art Show of my sports-art and scenic-art photography at Stu Freedman's 43 Furnace Street Art Gallery in Akron on Saturday December 13th. Sales will be used to further fund my American Dirt project. More info to come.