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Ravinia rollers is now Peachtree Corners Cycling Club
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Please go HERE for the Peachtree Corners Cycling Club site

If you are riding the Hospitality Highway Century on Sunday, and want to meet up with other RR riders at the start, we are going to gather at the Burger King that is on the opposite side of the building from the registration area. Let's meet neatr the drive through windows by 5:50. Call me at 770-557-4318 if you can't find us.

We have a special ride coming up on Saturday, July 14! Andrew is turning 50 and wanted to celebrate in a manner that is befitting of a cycling enthusiast (a little suffering, a little pain, along with lots of food, friends and fun!). Therefore, Andrew is planning a Norcross to Amicable Falls State Park and return self supported century. If you'd like to help Andrew celebrate this milestone event, he invites you to join for either the one way ride up which is around 52 miles or the round trip. If you would like to join, please e-mail Andrew or me and we'll get the details out to you.

The next Gaps ride will be the front and will be on a Saturday. I'm targeting July 28th with July 21st or August 4th as possible backups. If you would like to join, please let me know if the 28th is good.

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Weekly Update - July 7th, and July 8th

Weather - Both days look pretty good this weekend. There's a small chance of rain on Saturday, not much at all on Sunday. Morning temps both days in the low 70s. Highs will be low 90s. Later in the afternoon. Both days. As always, check back for updates.

(Click here for current Norcross weather)

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Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 8:00 - Berkeley Lake/Duluth Loop - 30 miles at a 15 to 16 mph average. As always, check the website for updates before you roll.

Go to:

http://www.livestrong.com/loops/norcross_berkeley_duluth_alternate_loop-1K5TbkiXMi/

for route and details*. Also, see the ride description below for more info. Wheels down at 8:00. Enjoy the ride!
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As always, check for updates before you roll

Wheels down 8:00


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Sunday, July 8, 2012 - 6:00 - Hospitality Highway Century and Metric C - we are going to have a really good crowd at this event tomorrow! A number of people are doing the full century and lots of folks are doing the metric century. If you would like to start out with the group plan to meet near the drive through window of the Burger King on the opposite side of the building from the registration area. Call me at 770-557-4318 if you can't find us. Since there is no advance packet pickup. I recommend that you plan to arrive no later than 5:.30

You can go to:

http://www.ga400century.com/docs/Rider%20Event%20Day%20Important%20Info.pdf

for important information about the ride, including emergency numbers, turn sheets, and start finish information. I would suggest that you print this out and bring it with you to the ride.

See you there!


Sunday, July 8, 2012 -If you aren't doing the Hospitality Highway ride, meet at the Y to ride locally. Distance and route to be determined by the group at the start. You can go to:

http://raviniarollers.com/RRCC_Routes.html

for ride ideas.

Wheels down at 7:00

Have a great ride!

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Ride Descriptions

Every Saturday - Berkeley Lake/Duluth Loop

(check for the latest ride updates before you roll)

This is a great moderate intensity ride! We do Berkeley Lake "out and back" plus some nice rollers around Peachtree Corners and Duluth. It is about 27 miles at a moderate (15 to 16 mph) pace. This ride is a great "first group ride". It provides an opportunity to improve your group riding skills and become comfortable riding on regular roads with some traffic. It also includes lots of small hills so it is a good transition from the Greenway or Silver Comet to the reality of the hilly road riding that is typical of north Georgia. We often get some of our more advanced riders who use it as a recovery ride so you can learn from experienced riders as we go. It is a "no drop" ride, meaning we endeavor to stay together as a group and regroup at turns to make sure no one gets lost. This ride takes about 1 1/2 hours. We depart from the Robert Fowler YMCA in Peachtree Corners, just north of Dunwoody. (Go to:

http://www.raviniarollers.com/RRCC_Directions_YMCA.html

for directions to the Y). This is a good ride for anyone who is moving from the Spin room to outdoor riding as well as cycling veterans that haven't been on the bike for awhile.

*Please note that while this ride is a moderate intensity "no drop" social ride, it is definitely not an absolute beginner ride. I'm assuming you have 1) a road bike, 2) a basic understanding of the operation of your bike, including shifting, braking and basic bike handling, and 3) adequate fitness to ride for 90 minutes at an intensity that is equivalent to moderate jogging. If you are uncertain, please contact me and we'll figure it out. I'm also happy to set up a time to work with you on basic bike skills.

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Every Sunday

(check for the latest ride updates before you roll)


As temps and the summer century season looms I will schedule longer rides, more hills and more gaps rides. Our rides are usually pretty hilly so the average speed for the entire ride is usually around 17.5 mph. This is mostly a "no drop" ride but if you can't hold a 17 average, you probably won't have much fun.

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Stay tuned and check the website for late breaking news!

http://www.raviniarollers.com/

Ravinia Rollers Cycling Club (RRCC) is a social club of cycling enthusiasts. (RRCC) does not undertake to provide any advice or guidance regarding, or supervision of, any club activity or to ensure in any way the safety of any member. Anyone choosing to take part in any club-related activity does so at his or her own risk


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