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APRIL PITTSBURGH BIKE PARTY RIDE!!!!!!

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mr marvelous

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Apr 15 2013 at 9:58am #

Friday April 19th.

TIME CHANGE: Now that the sun is setting later, we’re meeting at Dippy at *6pm* and leaving at 6:30 to give everyone a bit more time to get there after work.

A Bike Party is a welcoming, family-friendly, all-inclusive, FREE event consisting of a leisurely-paced bicycle ride (complete with music and mechanical support) and ending with a post-ride party.

The group pedals through the city at a slow, welcoming pace appropriate for riders of all ages and capabilities. You get a chance to make new friends, learn new routes, and have fun on your bike!

Bring Helmets and lights. And a bike to put those lights on. And all your friends!


mr marvelous

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Apr 15 2013 at 9:59am #

Who’s coming?


StuInMcCandless

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Apr 15 2013 at 10:01am #

I plan to. Should be my first 50-mile day on a bike in a really long time.


Mick

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Apr 15 2013 at 10:57am #

Curious.

Is this the Flock? Why isn’t that mentioned? To me the connotation of “Flock” are much better than those of “Party.”


mr marvelous

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Apr 15 2013 at 11:09am #

Yes this is Flock of Cycles.


pbeaves

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Apr 15 2013 at 1:00pm #

i’m working on showing up, i might have some tv to watch that night or i may need to wash my hair, maybe some laundry.

this is also the same day as CTC.


mr marvelous

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Apr 15 2013 at 1:03pm #

@pbeaves Wash your hair? Is it that time of year already?


pbeaves

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Apr 15 2013 at 4:32pm #

meh, i decided to save the soap & shave my head.


pinky

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Apr 16 2013 at 6:57am #

What time do these usually end? I’ve been dying to come to one but I have a dog situation (have to let the puppies out after work).


Mikhail

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Apr 16 2013 at 8:38am #

Usually it’s a little bit over one hour and you don’t have to stay at after party. :) So, I would say if we start by 6:30 pm then by 7:45-8:00pm you should be good go to.


buffalo buffalo

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Apr 16 2013 at 9:31am #

I didn’t make January, but December, February, and March were all about 1:20 according to my endomondo record.


pbeaves

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Apr 16 2013 at 12:04pm #

overall ride duration depends on a couple of factors:
- number of lights caught vs lights in the group favor
- the amount the group is split
- who’s pulling the trailer
- amount of vehicle traffic enoucntered

but on average its around a 90 min ride. (120 if marv is toting the trailer.)


StuInMcCandless

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Apr 16 2013 at 12:21pm #

I’m about 50/50 on making it to the end of any ride that ends on the SSide, more like 1 in 10 if it’s dark, raining, or late. Fridays are a little easier for me, but I still like to catch the 7:50 bus out of downtown. Only one of them an hour. Dogs aside, I suspect you would have much the same issue.


Mick

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Apr 17 2013 at 12:12am #

April 19 has been claimed as “Bicycle day” in honor of Dr Albert Hofmann’s famous bicycle ride.


StuInMcCandless

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Apr 17 2013 at 3:04am #

At this point, they’re calling for rain in the middle of the day, tapering off toward night. If history is any guide, I’d watch the radar, because typically that means we get a 3pm thunderstorm that then clears out, making for a nice evening of riding, though it might be on wet streets. But that’s 60 hours into the future at this writing.


pinky

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Apr 17 2013 at 10:47am #

I didn’t do enough figuring out of work/schedule/dog logistics, so maybe next time. I do have someone who can come let my dogs out for me, but that takes more than 2 days notice.

As for the weather forecast, I think we’d all be better off rolling dice. It’s anyone’s guess lately.


JaySherman5000

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Apr 17 2013 at 11:45am #

I’m trying to pimp your event to my colleagues. Can someone update your homepage to reflect this week’s ride?


dbacklover

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Apr 17 2013 at 7:19pm #

The website is out of date but the facebook page is pretty well up to date

https://www.facebook.com/flockofcycles

Hope that helps


cburch

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Apr 17 2013 at 10:46pm #

If you change the end point to the wheel mill ill join you. At the end.


melange396

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Apr 18 2013 at 9:38am #

Mick wrote:April 19 has been claimed as “Bicycle day” in honor of Dr Albert Hofmann’s famous bicycle ride.

70 years ago! i hope the flock ride isnt as encumbered…


mr marvelous

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Apr 19 2013 at 5:00am #

Today is the day


Marko82

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Apr 19 2013 at 8:00am #

@mm, what’s the route?


mr marvelous

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Apr 19 2013 at 8:25am #

Hmmm…. good question, I didn’t do the route or the music this time.


StuInMcCandless

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Apr 19 2013 at 12:32pm #

Looking at the weather numbers, the chance of rain decreases steadily all afternoon. Thunder should be done by 4. Radar at 1:30 shows a mean-ass storm front that’s about 2 hours out, but not much behind it. Gonna be breezy, though.

So yeah, it looks rotten now, and will stay rotten through the afternoon, but after 6 might not be too bad. Stay tuned.

Radar link

Hour-by-hour forecast


mr marvelous

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Apr 19 2013 at 4:23pm #

The rain has stopped! Lets ride.


Marko82

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Apr 19 2013 at 10:24pm #

WoooHooo 19 riders to start. Not quite as nice as the day started, but not too bad either. Wind blew me toward home :D


Pseudacris

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Apr 19 2013 at 10:36pm #

Sorry to miss you all! I had a schedule conflict.


pbeaves

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Apr 20 2013 at 3:47am #

once again, and never less than expected, had a blast.

I’m glad i have awesome friends.


joanne

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Apr 21 2013 at 12:07pm #

^YES! Me too. I really love all of us. :) :) :)


pearmask

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Apr 21 2013 at 2:25pm #

Aw man, @JaySherman5000, I dropped the ball on updating the website for this ride. My fault. I was all distracted with a couple of busy workweeks and CTC prep. I wish I had seen that post earlier — somebody yell at me if I forget to do that next time


pearmask

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Apr 21 2013 at 2:25pm #

Also, of course, I am very sad that I missed the ride on Friday — can’t wait to ride with you all next month

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