For the last Saturday in November, we’ll be doing an updated edition of one of our favorites: Del Mar Mesa with LESS LEFT TURNS (always a good thing!). If you’re in town, come and join us to work off some of those Thanksgiving calories!
C and D route
Restroom and refueling at the Shell station on Dove and Lone Quail (Mile 25.5)
• Please bring an extra tube, CO2 cartridge or hand pump, and enough fluid and snacks (suggestion: two bottles minimum for the longer rides, and two snacks). Helmets are always required, and we obey all traffic laws. Road bikes are required for these rides.
• While we do our best to keep these no drop rides, there are times when this is not feasible. If you cannot keep the minimum pace for the group you are with, wait for the group behind you. Also, if possible have the route loaded onto your GPS device.
• Speeds can vary depending on the route.
C group: Tempo-paced rides, 40-50 miles, with average speeds on flats >20 mph and average pace times over hilly routes >15 mph. Minimal stoppage times, less frequent regrouping.
D group: Endurance-paced rides, 40-50 miles, with average speeds on the flats in the 16-18 mph range with emphasis on building climbing skills, not necessarily hammering those hills. Set stoppage points to allow for differing speeds, but will be limited to keep the overall pace of the group.