Gear Up for Your First Slow Ride

Gear Up for Your First Slow Ride

Sunday is our third Slow Ride at Santiago Cycling. For all you newbies, here’s a little primer on what to wear and bring on your first ride.

What to Wear

  • Maybe this should be titled “What Not to Wear”. Don’t wear your spandex kit. No need for lycra shorts with a 100-mile chamois. We won’t be riding long enough or far enough for any serious chaffing to happen. At best, maybe wear some cotton shorts and a little Gold Bond…and a smile.
  • Feel free to express yourself. Wear a costume or a colorful wig. 
  • Protect yourself. Wear a helmet and some bright clothing.


What to Bring

  • Bring a cheerful attitude and a friend. The more, the merrier. Bring some money for food and drink. We’ll be stopping at Wahoos and Linx when we get to the Orange Circle.
  • Oh yeah, and bring a bike. Leave your race bike at home, though. Bring your old clunker cruiser with the 2” wide tires instead. Remember the Slow Ride motto - “The more upright, the less uptight”. 
  • Brighten your ride with some lights. Lets make sure everyone sees us out there on the road.

Rules

  • Obey all traffic laws and be nice.
  • Please get to the shop early. There will be waivers to sign and signed waivers make our insurance guy happy.


See you all on Santiago Slow Ride Sunday!

-Jeff

October 18, 2016