MoM Ridaz Reforma #007 of 420: A Bike A Day . . . With Crit Race?!?
Welcome to the ride! If you don’t know anyone here, YOU SHOULD! This ride is a collaboration between MoM Ridaz Bicycle Club (Mama)
and Corvidae Bicycle Club (Bird). This is not exactly for beginners or freak bikes, but not a race, hardcore hustle, or smash ride. It is a No
Drop Ride, so as long as you are not falling back to often, we will wait for you, and we always wait at the top of the big hills. Pace will be
adjusted depending on the weather, attendees, and other factors. Expect to go at least 15 miles and more on the really nice days, if
everyone is up to it. Rides are every 1st and 3rd Friday until otherwise stated. If you have not read the whole post before, PLEASE READ
WHOLE POST. Please see next section for the specifics of each ride.
WHAT\\\'S IN STORE FOR THIS WEEK?
A bike a day keeps the doctor away, and hopefully the rain too! Come out and join us again. I was out of town for our first Friday but I’m
back and ready for adventure. This time if all works out there will be a Criterium race at the top of a parking lot! Kind of like an alley cat but
a loop over a small area, this will include elevation changes, sharp turns, and dizzying effects! Luckily there will be a hospital nearby and
great views over Portland in case we need to get you to the helipad (LOL, JK!). Come have some fun with your MoM! No Prizes unless
someone has them *wink wink*
MEET DATE: 09/20/2019 Next Date(s): 10/04/19 and 10/18/19
MEET UP TIME: 7:00 PM
MEET THE ROAD: 8:00 PM
MEET SPOT: Oregon Park at 30th and Irving St. Link ---> https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/finder/index.cfm?
If we are not in the center of the park (There is a walkway with one of the circles there), look for us around the edge of the park.
Rules Of The Ride
WHAT THIS RIDE PROMISES AND WHAT ITS ABOUT:
~ Meeting New People
~ Doing Things that you normally wouldn\\\'t do
~ We have fun, explore, go where we are and are not allowed, and going where no one knows.
~ It\\\'s not about \\\"catching a fade,\\\'\\\' It\\\'s about getting “faded”.
~ 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 it’s 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 don’t brings.]
~ Don’t 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
the safest and easiest to do so. We will be back on the road shortly.
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!---- Just stop is all you gotta do. that simple! (also listen for the Slowing! call).
SLOWWIIIINNGGG!!!!--- Slow down and watch out, you may need to stop soon, or there may be a bottleneck or hazard ahead.
ROLLING!!!---- Means that we are back in the saddle and riding. We call this sometimes to alert you that we are rolling an intersection
where we would usually stop (if it is clear, also known as the ‘Idaho Stop’) or when we are leaving 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. Like ‘Rolling’ call,
but more specific to ‘Idaho Stop’ situations or limited visability.
CAR BACK!!!---- There is a car behind us, Move to the right so they can pass and we will not be impeding traffic. Also listen for STAY
RIGHT!!! (or left).
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 may regret it.
~ YOUR MoM
~ YOUR BUDS
~ YOUR LIBATIONS
~ A FULLY WORKING BICYCLE(OR AT LEAST ONE THAT WON\\\'T BE MAKING US WAIT ON YOU)
YOU BETTER NOT BRING:
~ 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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