Thread started by ridetime
at 02.27.09 - 3:51 pm
1111 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, California
RideTime Cycling is for Male/Female riders who want to do some serious 25 to 60 mile training rides.
This ride is ideal for anyone who wants to train for the Dark Century, A first time Century or just general riding.
These rides are intended for intermediate riders in the 12 -19 MPH range.
Eventually I will add an advanced 20mph plus group.
The goal is consistency. Meet at the same place, at the same time, every Saturday Rain or shine and End at the same place.
Looking forward to seeing many familiar riders as well as any new riders who wish to join the group
02.27.09 - 3:55 pm
wayne! i remember you talking about this. awesome!
i'm training with our ALC team but i'll keep this in mind if i ever need to switch it up.
good luck! (tiff)
02.27.09 - 4:11 pm
saturdays are just filled with trainers.
02.27.09 - 4:59 pm
eh eff it, i guess ridetime is something you try.
caturday warrior is something you ARE.
so all you n00bs, goto ridetime, learn to ride, then come to caturday. keep being afraid. i like that.
02.27.09 - 5:07 pm
lol its fucked up that there are so many rides on the 28th, that it will not show up on the calendar until the day of!
STILL #1 on 2.28 and every saturday.
02.27.09 - 5:10 pm
hey i know you really want to have your own ride, but why not just hook up with ours? We really do want to get a bigger crowd and you might just be our ticket there. We have a huge spread in cycling ability so really its open to anyone with a roadbike. Theres no use in having 2 morning rides beginning at the exact same time on a saturday with the same purpose
02.27.09 - 5:43 pm
wayne! glad to see you're putting together a ride. can't make it to your ride at the moment, but am totally looking forward to the next dark century!
02.27.09 - 5:49 pm
I'd do this if I wasn't so far away.
As far as training to become a kickass roadie, I'd feel much more comfortable going into it with y'all.
02.27.09 - 6:22 pm
Juno, kill your ego and get off the internet.
02.27.09 - 6:28 pm
yeah, junes i love you but the "my ride is better than your ride" attitude is really starting to suck
wayne is a great guy and was really helpful when i was dying on the last dark century. i think what he's doing is awesome. maybe he never said he's trying to take your riders. i doubt he even comes here much or knows anything about caturday.
just play nice plllleeeeaaase!
at this point caturday sounds like a wolfpack ride that i will never be ready for. sounds really intimidating the way you talk about it.
02.27.09 - 6:39 pm
i through in a random "maybe" up there ... i wish this forum had editing options
02.27.09 - 6:40 pm
haha nobody here can tough my ego, let alone hurt it.
my only problem is people getting confused about what ride is what. 9/10 caturday warriors continue to become regulars so i could care less and would much rather work with regulars because everyone is progressing really well so far.
i just wish wayne would've tried one of our rides, and then create another ride that may be appealing more to others. honestly, if i've never been to either, i wouldn't know which one to end up at? we have a slower group that leaves earlier, and we have a faster group, and then we have our A team, and wylie was right, we accomodate to all levels of riders (except for 5 star rating rides)
basically, according to the ride posting, both rides can expect similar styles *although my postings tend to test your psychological strength (everybody has always finished a caturday)* so it seems like an attempt to draw away from our crowd. they start 5 miles from each other, practically the same time, it almost feels like the work of tortuga_veloce except its serious.
just know that caturdays are here.and the nature of your ride is very similar to ours.
since there is no cooperation, there can only be competition.
and do not expect for caturday warriors to back down.
besides isn't MR just one big popularity contest anyways?
02.27.09 - 8:41 pm
o btw, when is the next dark century? we're gonna get a headstart and run a double century and meet up with you guys half way.
02.27.09 - 8:42 pm
thats actually a good idea we should do a double century the night of the dark century
02.27.09 - 9:05 pm
I'm still tinkering with the idea of at least riding down from Hesperia to the Rancho Cucamonga Metrolink station.
02.27.09 - 9:16 pm
wayne, for the record i think it's awesome that you are doing a ride. i think there is a big population on MR that would benefit from your ride, especially given how you work with riders of different skill sets.
02.27.09 - 9:37 pm
Whats up everyone....for the Record. The Ridetime cycling group is not about who can ride 60 miles the fastest. Ijunes you act like there are only 20 bikers in the L.A. area. You got your thing going and it's all good but the great thing about having choices is just that.
Plus i'm spreading some love to the Ridazz who wanna train for a century or just wanna come out ride. It's all good.
Wayne aka Ridetime
02.28.09 - 12:09 am
the more rides the better. Do diferent ones different weeks. This is all pretty exciting.
But why Starbucks? There are a host of locally-owned coffee shops in downtown that deserve our support more than Starbucks.
03.1.09 - 2:37 pm
Sounds like a good time just what I need to start training for the ALC ride count me in every other saturday due to work see you this saturday
03.2.09 - 7:32 am
I'd like to quickly say thanks to Everyone who emailed me or replied here saying good luck. That's support and support is always good.
Okay! I've scouted the Saturday ride for March and it's 25 miles of pure goodness. I'd like 2 address 2 things.
1. I don't get into the whole "I hate corporations" battle. I can also think of 100 other coffee shops or tea spots to patronize as well. The location I chose is not about who I like or hate it's about the rides start and finish point. Nothing more, nothing less. I'm not
forcing anyone to purchase anything from starbucks.
2. I put this ride together for those riders who can appreciate the following:
this groupride is not about who can finish first
this groupride is not about who can climb the best
this groupride is not about who can ride the farthest
this groupride is not about who can talk the most trash
this groupride is not about who has the best bike
this groupride is not about who has the most friends
this groupride is about riding smart, safe, with respect for the road and others on it, and most importantly it's about preparation.
Pssssssttttttt!!! I have the Dark Century date but I can't tellllll. Let the
Wayne aka RideTime
03.2.09 - 10:57 pm
Was hoping for more milage will have to do this some other time I need at least 50 miles today.
03.7.09 - 8:19 am
Anguish! >__< missed the ride this morning. Didn't get there in time.
Oh and by the way, do you leave exactly at 9? or 5-10 minutes later?
03.7.09 - 11:46 am
So sorry man, we left at exactly 9a. Email me and i'll give you my number for next time. ride + time + cycling at yahoo dot com
Wayne aka RideTime
03.7.09 - 12:26 pm
Ijunes you act like there are only 20 bikers in the L.A. area.
That was officially the Comment Of The Month for February 2009.
03.8.09 - 3:01 am
this ride will be on a friday? or saturday?
if its saturday i can catch it. but if its on
friday i cant, school.
03.18.09 - 8:47 pm
Lalia,don't attempt this if you don't own a piece of bicycle racing clothing like me hahah
You'll get thrashed and bashed from wearing "street clothes"
&O yah where do u live again??...
03.18.09 - 8:56 pm
ha ha ha, ugh thanks for the tip...
lol, i live in DTLA ;D agh yess,
city light [;
03.18.09 - 9:02 pm
Hahaha no problem you kinda learn that stuff...
Oh that's cool,your not to far from my neck of the woods,silverlakeeeee :D
03.18.09 - 9:11 pm
you seem like a nice person [;
are you going to any rides soon?
just wondering, im nit sure which one
will be my first ride...
03.18.09 - 9:14 pm
I guess I seem like I am because im probably in your age group (ssshh!!)
Yes on saturday im doing crank mob gang warz(u should tottaly go to that!)and sooner or later im thinking of putting together my own ride,one where we ride fast and far to tastey food places and ride real slow back since were full :p
03.18.09 - 9:21 pm
im planning to go to that one too.
its this saturday right?
are you gonna dress up?
i was planning to,
but not so sure.
we should meet up.
that day. so i wont feel so left out.
03.18.09 - 9:26 pm
Heak yes I am!
Im probably not going to be matching with anyone but heyy put it this way,ima be a one man gang ;D
Yeah forsure,my friends wouldn't mind having another rida with us,
Send me your number to my email:
03.18.09 - 9:34 pm
no, you send me your number.
ha ha ha. just to be safe.
email it to me.
03.18.09 - 9:38 pm
Wow! I felt like I was in a chat room after reading that...LOL I think this ridetime forum is officially responisible for the hook up of the month.
Anywho, it's been awhile, just wanted to say good riding to all that came out the Second Saturday. Hope to see all again this Saturday.
Peace! Remember Dark Century in 6 weeks, start training now.
03.19.09 - 1:22 am
This Saturday morning 25 miles....Stay tuned for Dark century Training rides in April.
03.20.09 - 2:01 am
Good Morning! "what time is it? It's time to Ride 25 miles.
03.28.09 - 8:24 am
Wayne, I've been dying to ride with you guys. I have been having ap saturday classes. But you kniow what?!! April 11th I shall be there no matter what. See you guys
03.28.09 - 1:34 pm
65 Mile Dark Century training ride this Saturday Leave no later than 9:30a.m.
04.13.09 - 9:47 am
RideTime riders don't drink beer and ride, we ride responsibly
RideTime riders won't laugh if you wear spandex
RideTime riders like planned routes
RideTime riders like planned route stops
RideTime rides are about the group, not you, get over yourself
RideTime rides welcomes riders, so c'mon out and ride.
04.21.09 - 12:38 am