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the Bike Chat Room...
General
"Fayette County reviewing future road paving options" ( 1 comments , last Jul 10, 2:00PM by Keith Larson )     
"Public Open Houses - Fayette County Transportation/Master Path Plan & SR 74 Study" ( 0 comments , posted Jul 10, 12:24AM )     
"TacX Neo Smart" ( 4 comments , last Jul 9, 7:52AM by GlenB )     
"BRAG" ( 1 comments , last Jun 14, 11:00AM by GlenB )     
"Bike crash outcome?" ( 1 comments , last May 4, 4:04PM by barnettrp )     
"Group Rides" ( 2 comments , last Apr 30, 6:32AM by Swifteddie )     
Posted Mar 4, 7:27PM By Dixieroadfinder
I've been riding down here on the southside now for 19 years... long before the Southside Club came into existence. I, along with some old-timers, led group rides weekdays and on weekends, and our overarching goal was to have a good, safe, and enjoyable rides. In those days before the club, we had A, B, and C groups... we wanted to help those new to cycling to fit in, to help newcomers in cycling technique, and to grow the sport.

I've been away from cycling for about 9 years, and that time, the sport has exploded on the southside. That's awesome. And last year I started getting back into the sport. And lately, I've been able to work my way back up to B-group.

I was very disappointed by what I experienced on today's Beer Ride.

1. Who was the leader? Of the A Group? Of the B Group? Of the C Group? No one that I could see. No announcements, no counting of riders, NO LEADERSHIP!

2. Why wasn't the B-group stopping at the major intersections and waiting for others to catch up? That's what this group is all about... staying together.

3. Who was sweeping for stragglers?

Folks, quite a number of us are getting along in years. We need to take stock of why we're out here riding... to have a good time and arrive back to base safely.

Can we at least adhere to some guidelines?

1. Group rides - someone take responsibility for ride leadership. Let everyone know what the pace is going to be so that no one is confused. Count your riders before the ride. Keep track of them. And riders... let your group riders know who you are... take time to introduce yourself and get to know everyone in your group. There should be no strangers among us. We should know each other.

2. A-Group: Everyone likes to ride fast, I get it. This is going to be a fast group... if you're not an A-group rider yet, stay with the B-group... otherwise you could get dropped.

3. For B-Group: There should be a Ride Leader and a Sweeper... Know how many and who is in your group. Stop at major intersections to make sure everyone is together... wait on stragglers. Go back and find them if they are more than a couple minutes behind. As leader, give everyone your phone number... if they have an issue, and fall behind, they can call you. We had several people with mechanical issues today. If you stay together, there is better chance of solving the mechanical issues and everyone being able to finish the ride.

4. For C-Group: Again, there should be a Ride Leader and a Sweeper. Know how many and who is in your group. Make sure everyone knows the route. This is really important for newbies... they need to have a good experience.

I apologize for the rant... but the last thing we want happening is someone having an accident or a medical condition while they are alone.

Let's be smarter about this... let's take care of each other.

Michael Britt
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"Tony Miles" ( 4 comments , last Apr 28, 3:18PM by Bob )     
"Coast-to-coast ride complete today" ( 3 comments , last Apr 28, 8:35AM by Grammabikes )     
"tire width" ( 0 comments , posted Apr 10, 2:48PM )     
"coast to coast ride" ( 0 comments , posted Apr 8, 8:21AM )     
"tire width" ( 2 comments , last Apr 4, 7:53AM by GlenB )     
"senior saddle update" ( 2 comments , last Mar 26, 12:20PM by GlenB )     
"Member currently riding across America" ( 2 comments , last Mar 22, 6:54PM by GlenB )     
"Brag Spring TuneUp" ( 9 comments , last Mar 21, 4:12PM by GlenB )     
"club logo for Embroidery" ( 6 comments , last Mar 20, 2:23PM by GlenB )     
"Public Input on Transportation" ( 0 comments , posted Mar 6, 8:46AM )     
"Free Crash Information - Rider Cards " ( 1 comments , last Mar 3, 7:39AM by Grammabikes )     
"Thank you!!!" ( 0 comments , posted Feb 20, 9:23PM )     
"State Route 74 Corridor Study - Public Online Input Survey " ( 1 comments , last Feb 17, 2:59PM by Keith Larson )     
"Fayette County Transportation Plan & Master Path Plan - Public Online Survey" ( 1 comments , last Feb 17, 2:58PM by Keith Larson )     
"On Demand Bike Movies - Le Ride and MAMIL" ( 6 comments , last Feb 15, 8:50PM by Keith Larson )     
"senior saddle recommendations" ( 5 comments , last Feb 10, 7:09PM by Roadapple )     
"Fayette County Transportation Plan Feedback Tool - Please Input!" ( 0 comments , posted Jan 26, 8:45PM )     
"Fayette County Master Path Plan (MPP) data collection begins" ( 1 comments , last Jan 26, 8:43PM by Keith Larson )     
"smart phone on bike" ( 2 comments , last Jan 8, 7:42AM by GlenB )     
"strava on training stand" ( 1 comments , last Dec 27, 10:27AM by GlenB )     
"Lost bike computer" ( 0 comments , posted Dec 23, 2:49PM )     
"lost cotton scarf /blue with white flowers" ( 1 comments , last Dec 22, 6:17PM by Lisa H )     
"first time return to cycling" ( 3 comments , last Dec 21, 9:33AM by Lisa H )     
"Bike FAYETTE - new Bicycle Community Advocacy Forum" ( 0 comments , posted Dec 12, 8:03PM )     
"Fayette County Master Path Plan (MPP) Stakeholder Inputs" ( 1 comments , last Nov 18, 7:02PM by braelinbob )     
"Newnan / Coweta LINC Path System" ( 4 comments , last Nov 18, 9:21AM by Keith Larson )     
"Bike Lights - Best practices and great solutions " ( 1 comments , last Oct 6, 11:21AM by Keith Larson )     
"Georgia Bike Laws " ( 0 comments , posted Oct 6, 10:58AM )     
Rides
"SAG for SSCC Century" ( 0 comments , posted May 20, 7:56PM )     
"RoS Safety Escorts ~ Thanks!" ( 1 comments , last May 17, 5:34PM by Roadapple )     
"Ride of Silence Safety Riders Needed" ( 2 comments , last May 8, 12:18PM by Roadapple )     
"Anybody interested in doing a LONG ride?" ( 0 comments , posted Apr 3, 8:18AM )     
"Gran Fondo Hincapie -Chattanooga" ( 0 comments , posted Mar 12, 3:30PM )     
"Double File when cars pass is better sometimes" ( 0 comments , posted Feb 25, 5:28PM )     
"new to area" ( 3 comments , last Feb 22, 11:39AM by rdufokker )     
"Tuesday and Thursday mid morning ride" ( 1 comments , last Feb 22, 11:36AM by rdufokker )     
Racing
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Mountain Biking
"Georgia State Parks Muddy Spokes Club" ( 3 comments , last May 28, 9:07PM by SirWilliam )     
"Cochran MIlls Trails" ( 2 comments , last Oct 6, 8:59AM by Keith Larson )     
"SSCC MTB on Facebook" ( 1 comments , last Oct 6, 8:56AM by Keith Larson )     
"$10k Currently Raised for the Development of Master Plan for Chattahoochee Bend State Park" ( 2 comments , last Oct 6, 8:37AM by Keith Larson )     
"Coweta Composite high school cycling team" ( 2 comments , last Oct 6, 7:43AM by Keith Larson )     
"The Ridge Nature Area " ( 6 comments , last Aug 15, 12:57AM by Keith Larson )     
"PAC Trails - new look for BSC" ( 0 comments , posted Feb 19, 11:51PM )     
Tri
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Classifieds
"WTB Mens Medium Sleeveless club jersey" ( 0 comments , posted Jul 13, 1:09PM )     
"2 Bike Rack Freestanding Bicycle Garage Indoor Storage Heavy Duty Pro Tower $30" ( 1 comments , last Apr 18, 1:23PM by Roll on )     
"Kurt Kinetic Rock & Roll Trainer" ( 0 comments , posted Nov 9, 9:29AM )     
"2014 Specialized Dolce Elite Compact - less than 150 miles" ( 0 comments , posted Aug 3, 9:48AM )     
"SSCC Jersey for sale" ( 3 comments , last Apr 3, 2:35PM by mpzinkann )     
"Hybrid bike" ( 0 comments , posted Nov 2, 9:11PM )     
"2013 Fuji Roubaix 2.0 LE Performance Exclusive" ( 3 comments , last Sep 29, 11:46AM by Howard A )