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stefb

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Nov 12 2013 at 4:07pm #

I assume this is happening this year again? If I am not mistaken, the wheelmen put this on, but I couldn’t find it on their website yet.

On a side note, I hope that my surgeon will allow me to be on the bicycle outside by Jan 1 because I miss riding with you guys. The bicycle community is amazing and I am having withdrawal.


CPollack

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Nov 12 2013 at 6:58pm #

Must. Make. It.

Cold-Early-Winter=lazy. But i wanna ride with a group!


cowchip

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Dec 18 2013 at 6:24am #

Getting close any info


Mikhail

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Dec 18 2013 at 6:43am #

From Jim:

WPW and other cycling friends:

I’ve posted Icycle Bicycle 2014 on the WPW calendar today.

Here is the posting:

Ride: Icycle Bicycle 2014

Location: REI at Southside Works

Date and Time: 1/1/2014 – Gather by 10:45 AM to sign in for insurance purposes, leave at 11 AM.

Ride description:

We meet at REI in Southside works nominally at 10:45 AM, with the ride leaving at 11 AM. Hot beverages graciously provided by REI. Exact route and distance depends on weather conditions. A baseline route is here: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3784056 – From Southside works we ride to the Western End Bridge, then through the North Shore area to the 31st Street Bridge. Then along Penn and Grant Streets back to the Mon and then back to the Southside. Roads will likely be safer than trails in icy conditions, but we will play it by ear. Helmets required to ride and all riders please sign in for insurance purposes when you arrive. WPW club members and friends, let’s pick a local restaurant for an open seating lunch afterwards – likely Claddagh, maybe Hofbräuhaus. Ride organizer – Jim Logan – jimlogan@verizon.net – 412-580-8575.

When you see Marc Yergin on the ride, thank him for his many years of helping organize this ride.

We will likely ride regardless of conditions, even if it is just around the block. For last minute updates, check the WPW website at http://www.wpwbikeclub.org

As you all know, when I organize rides, what you see is what you get. We need this help to make the ride successful:

– Please publicize this ride to all your bicycling contacts, whether social media, email lists, or in person.

– For those with media contacts, please let them know we ride again on New Year’s Day for 2014 and invite them to come cover the event. It’s a festive time.

– We’ll need several volunteers to help sign people in.

– We’ll need riders in the group to take accountability to helping keep all riders safe and obeying traffic laws. If we get separated into different groups, feel free to make your own route. This is about enjoying the day and everyone getting back safe.

– We explicitly invite other clubs and riding organizations to participate. Let’s all come out and celebrate the New Year.

Jim Logan

WPW


edmonds59

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Dec 18 2013 at 8:07am #

I love this ride, this makes my day.


sarah_q

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Dec 18 2013 at 10:59am #

FB event

https://www.facebook.com/events/1405855686319018/


rgrasmus

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Dec 18 2013 at 12:12pm #

Sorry, this title just reminded me of this picture I took a few years ago.


ericf

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Dec 31 2013 at 2:13pm #

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Mikhail

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Jan 1 2014 at 12:21am #

Gonna miss it — still banned from bike due to C7 nerve pinched.


gg

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Jan 1 2014 at 1:15pm #

Road down there to check it out, but was late and I guess only two cyclists followed the cue sheet or I would have seen the larger group. Beautiful day for a ride and a great way to start the year.


jonawebb

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Jan 1 2014 at 1:23pm #

I didn’t know there was a cue sheet. We followed the same route as last year, though. It was a nice way to start the new year, and see folks I hadn’t seen for a while. Good weather for an Icicle Bicycle.
Seems to me there’s potential for a Pittsburgh Biathlon, i.e., Polar Bear Plunge + Icicle Bicycle. Timing would work out.


gg

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Jan 1 2014 at 2:49pm #

jonawebb wrote:I didn’t know there was a cue sheet. We followed the same route as last year, though. It was a nice way to start the new year, and see folks I hadn’t seen for a while. Good weather for an Icicle Bicycle.
Seems to me there’s potential for a Pittsburgh Biathlon, i.e., Polar Bear Plunge + Icicle Bicycle. Timing would work out.

Did you see those people taking a swim in the Mon at that park? Man that looked COLD!


edmonds59

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Jan 1 2014 at 3:01pm #

It was a great ride, tons of lovely people. Just great.


stefb

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Jan 1 2014 at 5:57pm #

Mikhail, hope you get back on the bike soon.
I had a great time. Glad to see so many people and friends.
I was able to keep up, mostly because it was fairly flat.
Thanks to Jim Logan, who I believe ran it this year. Thanks to the guy who lead it for all those years (forget his name).


cowchip

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Jan 1 2014 at 6:23pm #

nice weather and ride , i was wondering how many attended ,it looked like more than 50? my 1st icicyle ride . what time do they do the polar bear plunge , i would have rode over to watch


StuInMcCandless

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Jan 1 2014 at 7:04pm #

I think the Polar Bear Plunge was 9:30. I don’t know of anyone who did both, but it’s conceivable that you could have. At 9:30, I had just left my house for the 14-mile ride to get to R.E.I.


Vannevar

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Jan 1 2014 at 9:01pm #

Great ride and a pleasure to see yinz.

Mikhail, I was looking for you (I didn’t know you were injured/healing)! Take good care and get all the way better, I miss seeing you out there!

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