Spring is a time for new beginnings. After a trial month in March 2018, the TempAdero Express ride has gained a consistent following in San Luis Obispo North County cycling. Thus, this blog has been created as a place for posting rides in the hopes of adding more cyclists and friends to the ride.
Check back weekly for Saturday ride postings. The TempAdero Express ride of the week should be posted by the end of the day, Thursday, preceding the upcoming Saturday.
Here are the general ride details that guide the ride.
Speed: 16 to 17.5 mph over hilly terrain. This is what the typical calculated average speed will be at the end of the ride for the main group.
Distance: 60-ish miles. On ocassion a ride may be as short as 55 or as long as 65.
Stops: 2-3 brief stops per ride. A group of riders may depart a stop after 3 minutes, without waiting for other riders/groups to arrive.
Style: Training. Riders are not obligated to wait for other riders/groups at the stops.
Effort: Steady-state. No sprints, intervals, attacks, riding people off your wheel.
Paceline: Pulls should be under 30 seconds and the speed should be solid, but not fast.
Location: Atascadero Middle School, Lewis Ave, Atascadero (1st and 3rd Saturdays), Templeton Park (5th St), Templeton (2nd & 4th Saturdays), a 5th Saturday in a month will be TBA.
Start Times: Meet at 8:30am during cold months and 8:00am during warmer months. Start is 5 minutes after the meet time. Times may change due to extreme weather.
Courtesy: We stop when someone gets a flat or a mechanical.
If you seek a faster ride, we simply ask that you leave prior to the main start. We welcome riders who want to ride at a slower pace, but please know you may end up on your own during the course of the ride. However, the more riders we have the more likely you will have someone with which to ride.
Hope to see you on a future ride or out on the road.