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" As most of you guys know, I have been largely absent from our rides lately. In case you aren't aware, this is by no means a permanent retirement. I have had the not so good fortune of having back to back injuries over the last several months. First my shoulder which is likely a residual result of my "hit by a boat" encounter in 2015. The second is a hip issue that is being very tenacious. I just weanted to let you guys know, I will be back! I found a PT who is also an Ironman triathlete and serious cyclist and he seems to be helping me make progress. I will definitely see you guys soon!

" There is a quirky but probably entertaining cycling movie coming to the Regal art Avalon on Feb 21 that a few of us are planning to attend. The title is "MAMIL - Middle Aged Men In Lycra". Check out the details HERE and the trailer HERE to see if you might want to join us.

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Upcoming Rides

Ride Update for February 19 to Februay 25

For directions to our ride start loctions (click here)

Weather - Some chance of rain this week but not too much. Sunday looks most threatening at this point. Warm with lows around 60°, highs in the low 70s. As always, check before you roll!

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Tuesday and Thursday - 12:00 - This is an ad hoc ride so use the Facebook PC3 Group Page to coordinate.

Peachtree Corners Baptist Church

Route details at:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19542751

Hope to be there!

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Saturday - 8:00 - The "flat" route is up this week. We head up 141 to Wilson and Abbotts Bridge, then Albion Farm and down to Duluth. After a quick stop at McDonalds we continue through Cardinal and Berkeley Lake and back home. The distance is 34 miles. No drop of course (but we often self seed into faster and slower groups along the way).

Lifetime Fitness Peachtree Corners

Check out the route at:

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1270069828

I will be back!

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Sunday - 8:00 - The Chastain Park route is up. It is 40 miles and heads inside the Perimeter to Chastain Park. Mostly light traffic on pleasant residential streets. It should take about 3 hours, with a rest stop at Chastain Park.

Lifetime Fitness Peachtree Corners

Check out the route at:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26382279

I will be back!

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Ride Descriptions

Every Tuesday and Thursday

Ride time is 6:00 PM (we change the start time to 12:00 when Daylight Saving Time ends).

Join PC3 for a spin around Berkeley Lake. This is a medium intensity tide which avoids most of the rush hour traffic! It is no drop. Plan for about 20 miles and a little more than an hour. We depart from the Peachtree Corners Baptist Church in Peachtree Corners, just north of Dunwoody. For directions, go to:

Peachtree Corners Baptias Church

(check for the latest ride updates before you roll)

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Every Saturday

This is a great moderate intensity ride! We depart from Lifetime Fitness in Peachtree Corners and do one of three alternating routes. The first, "the classic route" is a 33 mile loop through Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake and Duluth. It is fairly hilly but you can skip a couple of the most challenging climbs if it is a recovery day or "you just don't want too). The second is the "flat route" (which is flatter, but definitely not flat). The distance is also around 33 miles. The third is a bit longer and incorporates a long "pan flat time trial stretch along the Hooch (about 10 miles) sandwiched between some challenging hills before and after! All are "no drop" rides, meaning we endeavor to stay together as a group and regroup at turns to make sure no one gets lost. The average speed is 15 MPH and we have a few regroup stops so the ride usually takes about 2 ½ hours.

*Please note that while this ride is a moderate intensity "no drop" social ride, it is definitely not a beginner ride. I'm assuming you have 1) a road bike, 2) a basic understanding of the operation of your bike, including shifting, braking and basic bike handling, and 3) adequate fitness to ride for 90 minutes to 2 hours at an intensity that is equivalent to moderate jogging. If you are uncertain, please contact me and we'll figure it out. I'm also happy to set up a time to work with you on basic bike skills.

.For directions, go to:

Lifetime Fitness Directions

Every Sunday

The route varies from week to week and includes Lake Lanier, Buford, Crabapple/3 Sisters and other areas in North Fulton, Forsyth and occasionally Cherokee Counties. Look for distances ranging from 40 to 50+ miles and occasionally longer. Our rides are usually pretty hilly so the average speed for the entire ride is typically around 16 to17 mph. This is a "no drop" ride but we will to go into A/B mode on days when we have a mixed group of riders so everyone has a good experience. When we do this someone who knows the route will always remain with the B group. We depart from Lifetime Fitness in Peachtree Corners, just north of Dunwoody. For directions. go to:

Lifetime Fitness Directions

(check for the latest ride updates before you roll)

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*Please note that while this ride is a moderate intensity "no drop" social ride, it is definitely not a beginner ride. I'm assuming you have 1) a road bike, 2) a basic understanding of the operation of your bike, including shifting, braking and basic bike handling, and 3) adequate fitness to ride for at least two hours at an intensity that is equivalent to moderate jogging. If you are uncertain, please contact me and we'll figure it out. I'm also happy to set up a time to work with you on basic bike skills.

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Stay tuned and check the website for late breaking news!

http://www.pc3cycling.com/


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Peachtree Corners Cycling Club (PC3) is a social club of cycling enthusiasts. (PC3) does not undertake to provide any advice or guidance regarding, or supervision of, any club activity or to ensure in any way the safety of any member. Anyone choosing to take part in any club-related activity does so at his or her own risk. Any rider under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.


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