Day 254: Cycler’s Cafe named one of Bicycling Magazine’s “America’s Best Shop Rides”

14 09 2010

I received the new October issue of Bicycling Magazine in the mail yesterday. Pretty cool to notice that one of our local bike shops, Cycler’s Cafe, was named in the magazine’s “America’s Best Shop Rides” article, along with a full-page photo (pages 42-43). The shop rides at Cycler’s Cafe are more serious than I’m interested in (30 mph and hills in the parks), but it’s nice to see a local shop get some props in a national magazine. Here’s the information from the magazine:

The ride: Speeds often top 30 mph in the first section of this blistering Tuesday-night ride. The pace dips through Cherokee and Seneca Parks, but heading home it turns into an all-out drag race among 50-plus riders.

The scene: Why the crit-level pace? Because the ride lures the occasional pro, and multi-time road and track national champion Curtis Tolson often shows up. Afterward, the cafe side of the shop serves cold beverages and food.

In addition to being a great magazine, Bicycling always does a great job providing interactive features on their website.  Visit bicycling.com/shoprides to read about 50 more shop rides, download maps* and upload your own rides to share with the magazine’s readers. (*Requires login. And also perhaps a Garmin. I had no way to open the .gpx file.)

Today’s food journal:

Breakfast:
— 1 cup organic low-fat yogurt = 3 points
— 1/2 cup organic granola = 2 points

Lunch:
— Jimmy John’s Slim Turkey sandwich = 8 points
— Diet Coke = 0 points

Dinner:
— Soft pretzel = 7.5 points
— Iced tea = 0 points

Life’s a journey. Enjoy the ride!

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