for the newcomers
brabkin at u.washington.edu
Fri Oct 4 11:46:44 PDT 2002
+put fenders on your bike when it is wet out! (or ride far of the back of
----- Original Message -----
From: "james keith lingwood" <jimmyl at u.washington.edu>
To: <uwracing at u.washington.edu>
Sent: Friday, October 04, 2002 11:38 AM
Subject: for the newcomers
> hi all,
> here are a few things to rember/keep in mind for team training rides.
> others will add to this list, i'm sure, but this should be a good starting
> +wear a helmet or you're not riding with us
> +dress in layers, and bring some sort of rain/wind jacket
> +make sure you bring water and food. clif bars are nice but i like those
> hostess apple pies. everyone is different so experiment and see what you
> can eat while training without throwing up or whatever. oh yeah, 2
> bottles are better than one if you have em.
> +bring a pump, tube and tire levers at the very least. a mini tool with
> some allen wrenches is nice to have too. practice changing a flat once or
> twice if you've never had to do it before also. I don't want to fix your
> flat and don't want you to fix mine but the group will definately wait.
> +wear glasses. they protect your eyes.
> +when riding in a group:
> don't overlap wheels, look ahead a few riders, don't worry about what's
> going on behind you, and keep a smooth predictable line. don't use the
> brakes either, unless you are stopping. you can regulate speed by sitting
> up into the wind or soft pedaling. relax, it will make it easier to ride
> a smooth line.
> +bring a couple of bucks just incase the group stops for coffee or
> that's about all i can think of right now. i'm sure randy and anton will
> add their two cents (one cent each?) :o)
> see you sunday 10am.
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