This week’s ride takes us to the Seville Country Club where we may stop for breakfast if there is sufficient interest. It’s a lot closer to the midpoint of the ride than it is to the end but the food is good and the setting is very nice. It’s also a lot closer than Seville, Spain or Seville, Ohio.
Wheels down at 8:00 am at the Cottonwood Country Club flagpole in beautiful Sun Lakes, Arizona.
This week’s ride takes us from Sun Lakes to Desert Breeze Park, where Jerry Bricker leads his weekly Wednesday ride. From there we follow some familar routes and some new ones to Kiwanis Park, where we may see some familiar faces on Ken St. John’s PMBC Saturday Cycling ride. Wheels down at 7:30 for the month of October. Breakfast will be at Farmboy’s Farm to Table restaurant at the southwest corner of Alma School and Queen Creek roads.
This week’s ride leaves the Cottonwood Flag Pole at 7:30 am and takes us to the Gilbert Islands via Dobson, Jackaranda, Ryan, Dobson and the Western Canal, returning through Chandler via the Passeo Trail and Queen Creek Road with a stop for breakfast at Farmboys, a “new for us” place on the southwest corner of Alma School and Queen Creek roads. The total route will be about 34 nearly horizontal miles with pace determined by weather and riders. It is a no-drop ride.
Planned Route (RideWithGPS)
Our ride this week begins at the Cottonwood Country Club flagpole at 7:00 am on Saturday, September 29. Pace depends on who shows up and which way the wind is blowing. Optional breakfast to follow at the Cottonwood Country Club.
PMBC’s 2nd Quarterly Membership Breakfast Meeting of 2018 is scheduled for Saturday, May 19, 2018. It will be held at The Hungry Monk, located on the NE corner of Dobson Rd and Chandler Blvd in Chandler. Sign-in begins at 8:00 a.m. and the meeting starts at 8:45 a.m. See Notices for more info. Wheels down at 7:15 a.m. at the Cottonwood Country Club flagpole. Feel free to take the route of your preference back to the starting point if you don’t want to wait for the leader to ride back to Sun Lakes with you.
Club clothing will be available for sale at the meeting. Click on the jersey for pre-ordering information.
The forecast high for May 5 in Sun Lakes is 105 degrees F. That’s pretty hot. Wheels down at 7 am at the Cottonwood Country Club Flag Pole for the last scheduled Sun Lakes Saturday Ride of the season. It might only be 75F at 7 am.
The PMBC Quarterly Meeting is May 19. I *may* post a ride from Sun Lakes to the meeting at the Hungry Monk (NE corner of Dobson and Chandler Blvd) for that date, once I learn when the meeting starts and what the weather forecast is.
Ride safely! Announce your turns well in advance. Call out and point out obstacles in your path to the riders behind you. Be predictable in your actions to motor vehicle operators. Approach intersections in the rightmost travel lanes that continue beyond the intersection in the direction you intend to go (in other words, don’t go to the intersection in the right turn lane if you intend to go straight through it). If you are approaching an intersection where a vehicle is approaching in the opposite direction that is signalling a left turn, continue pedaling if you don’t intend to stop and allow them to turn in front of you. Your pedaling motion tells them that you don’t intend to stop.
For more tips, please visit the League of American Bicyclists Smart Cycling web site.
Planned Route (RideWithGPS)
Please take a couple of minutes to watch the Safety Tip of the Week, a one minute nineteen second professionally done video on the proper techniques for letting others know when you are turning, changing lanes and stopping. Being more predictable to your fellow cyclists and motor vehicle drivers can make your riding safer for you and others.
It’s going to be a warm one. Wheels down at 7:00 am. Pace depends on who shows up. No Drop. Breakfast to follow TBD.