MoM Ridaz Portland Presents: 1 of 420
Reforma de Paseo en de Bicicleta
MoM Ridaz X Corvidae
Welcome to the ride! If you donít know anyone here, YOU SHOULD! This ride is a collaboration between MoM Ridaz Bicycle Club and
Corvidae Bicycle Club. This is a MEDIUM PACE RIDE. Not exactly for beginners or freak bikes, but not a race, hardcore hustle, or smash
ride. No Drop Ride. Pace will be adjusted depending on the weather, attendees, and other factors. Expect to go at least 20 miles, and up
to 40+ on the really nice sunny summer days. Rides are every 3-4 weeks/monthly until otherwise stated. If you have not read the whole
post, PLEASE READ WHOLE POST at least Twice. See next section for the specifics on each ride.
WHAT\\\'S IN STORE FOR THIS WEEK?
Ride #1 of 420
This is the first Portland MoM Ridaz ride, but not the first ride Iíve led. This night we will play it by ear and I will have a few places in mind
to go. We may keep it local, or we may go wild . . . But we will have a good time! Come see what itís all about. Corvidae should be there
too, and Rat Patrol! Thanks for reading all the info and being respectful on the ride to participants and those we meet along the way!
MEET DATE: 5/04/2019 Next Date: TBD (5/18/19 or 5/25/19?) TBD
MEET UP TIME: 4:20 PM (get there earlier for special celebration!)
MEET THE ROAD: 5:15 PM (or shortly thereafter if waiting on someone, or sound)
MEET SPOT: This ride will be meeting at PAZ until a permanent spot is decided upon.
(Portland Autonomous Zone, 1625 SE Woodward St., Portland, Oregon.)
Rules Of The Ride
WHAT THIS RIDE PROMISES AND WHAT ITS ABOUT:
~ Meeting New People
~ Doing Things that you normally wouldn\\\'t do
~ Taking you places you probably haven\\\'t been before.
If you have been to those places, you might not have expected to end up there again. :)
~ We promise to get you back to the meet spot, a train station, or at least somewhere where you can get reoriented to return back to
where you need to be. (Note: You are still responsible for yourself, but I\\\'m just not going to be an asshole and leave you lost. If you are not
coherent enough to understand direction, I canít guarantee help.)
~ We have fun, explore, go where we are and are not allowed, and go where no one knows.
~ It\\\'s not about \\\"catching a fade\\\", It\\\'s about getting ďfadedĒ.
~ It\\\'s not about \\\"being Gangsta\\\", It\\\'s about keeping it O.G.
~ It\\\'s Not about getting \\\"fucked up or Fucking up\\\", It\\\'s about the \\\"Oh, Fucccckkkkkkk\\\"
~ It\\\'s not about \\\"Jacking shit\\\", It\\\'s about looking out for each other as homies and friends so we don\\\'t have to jack shit!
~ It\\\'s about relieving the stress of the day, week, hour, whatever, and not stressing about the next day. It\\\'s about the moment and how that
moment can become an amazing memory. So what itís 2 AM? We may not can buy a beer anymore but we can go to the Pancake House
and get some pancakes for the ride back home, or we can go to the river and fall asleep with the sunrise, or we can go to the top of . . .
~ It\\\'s about camaraderie.
~ Oh, and . . . We promise No PROMISES!
~ Leave No Trace
~ Bring all your essentials [(Tools, Tube, Snacks, Libations and hydrations) Below is a bigger breakdown of the brings and donít brings.]
~ Donít be an asshole
~ Harassment *WILL NOT* be tolerated!
~ You are to be responsible AND accountable for yourself
~ Stay behind the ride leader unless instructed otherwise
~ Call out turns, potholes, cracks, hazards, cars, riders falling back, etc.
~ WE ARE A NO DROP, NO BULLSHIT RIDE!!!!!!!!!!
CALLS TO LISTEN FOR:
These are some basic calls to make yourself aware of. You will probably hear these on group rides.
RIDA BACK!!!!!!!---- This means to stop and wait or else SLOW THE FUCK DOWN! We know you wanna smash but not everyone has
your fancy bike or the skills to go as fast as you. Let\\\'s keep it a tight group and prevent getting people lost. This also helps us have less
KEEP IT TURTLE!!!---- Go SLOW!!! Like a turtle or snail pace. No, Slower.
FLAAAATTTTTT (FLAT!!!!!!)---- This means a rider has a flat tire, or maybe another mechanical issue. PLEASE STOP quickly, when it is
safest and easiest to do so. We will be back on the road shortly.
SLOWWIIIINNGGG!!!!--- Slow down and watch out, you may need to stop soon, or there may be a bottleneck or hazard ahead.
BOTTLENECK!!!---- The ride is being made to bunch up and squeeze through a portion of the route. This means you will probably have to
slow down, and might have to make room for other riders to get through the shrunk portion of the roadway or route.
STOPPING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!---- You will hear this most often, Just stop is all you gotta do. that simple! (also listen for the Slowing! call).
ROLLING!!!---- Means that we are back in the saddle and riding. We call this sometimes to alert you that we are rolling a red where we
would usually stop (if it is clear) or when we just left the meet spot or store stop.
CLEAR!!!!---- Means that there is no traffic about to cross in front of us, coming towards us, or in our pathway; It is clear.
CAR BACK!!!---- There is a car behind us, Move to the right so they can pass and we will not be impeding traffic.
CAR RIGHT!!!!--- Watch out on your right hand side, there is a dangerous rolling cage there.
CAR LEFT!!!!---- Same as car right, just that this car is on the left.
DOOOOOOORRRRRR!!!!! (DOOR)!!!!!! Watch out for the car door that is opening up ahead. Usually involves a parked car.
HOLE!!!!!---- Watch for holes around wherever you heard the call from. If you are calling this, point towards the portion of the road or path
with the hole if safe to do so. If you do go through the hole, you are likely to get a flat.
~ YOUR MoM
~ YOUR BUDS
~ YOUR EMPTY BEER BOTTLES(MUST BE FULL PRIOR TO ARRIVING)
~ A FULLY WORKING BICYCLE(OR AT LEAST ONE THAT WON\\\'T BE MAKING US WAIT ON YOU)
YOU BETTER NOT BRING:
~ CHEAP DATES
~ A MESSED UP BIKE
~ BRAKELESS (UNLESS YOU CAN STOP ON DOWNHILLS WITH 10% GRADES)
~ THE COPS
~ BAD ATTENTION
~ CHILDLIKE ATTITUDES
~ SHITTY IMITATIONS
~ YOUR HUSTLE
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