The North County Cycle Club is based in the city of San Marcos in northern San Diego county. The Club has three groups which suit a wide range of bicycle riders: the Roadies for road riding, Team Spokey Dokes (TSD) for mountain biking and the Cruisers for relaxed riding. So, whether you ride just to maintain your health or you want to hammer, we have a group and a ride to meet your needs. Follow the link to each group for ride information and schedules.
After maybe 200 yards, I began chewing some gum in order to help equalize the pressure changes from climbing. Soon thereafter a recently installed crown popped off from a rear molar, exposing it's naked sensitive self. I began contemplating the inconvenience and expense of trying to find a dentist in Arctic Norway.
Shortly thereafter, the pilot comes on the speaker to announce a problem with the hydraulic system and that we have to return to the gate for repairs. I'm all about safety, so this seemed prudent. After about three hours a further announcement indicated that it could not be fixed and we all must de-plane, including all baggage. It took about two hours for my boxes to arrive at the "Oversize Baggage" door. Then it was up to the check-in terminal to get a voucher for a hotel stay near the airport. This line took three hours to get through, then the wait for the shuttle bus, and the wait to check in at the hotel.
During these incessant waits, I developed a new plan, taking into consideration my dental needs. They couldn't possibly insist that I take the morning flight on offer, but would allow me to re-schedule in the near future at my convenience. This worked! And I could leave my large boxes in their care until my return.
So, after a solid hour of sleep, I took a shuttle to the airport terminal, to catch a shuttle to Union Station, to catch a Metrolink train south, to catch a light rail ride close to my house. Who said California doesn't have any public transportation?
I am writing this from home, tooth repaired, and have a new flight schedule in place. I'm leaving from LAX on Wednesday, June 11th for Alta, Norway and returning Wednesday, September 10th from Stockholm. Traveling is hard work!
June 12-14, 2014 photos
The good news is that I finally got to Alta, Norway and have my first day of riding under my belt. The bad news is that my bluetooth keyboard crapped out and if I can find a replacement in a few days, I'll be lucky.
What this means is that I have to peck at my little android like a chicken in order to enlighten those interested with my trip. This isn't what I signed up for. I'll do my best as I watch Costa Rica throttle Uruguay from the ArcticFjord Camp just north of Burfjord. Oh! The humanity!
NCCC 2014 Holiday Party and Annual Meeting
This year's Holiday Party will be held on Wed, December 10 at 6:30 p.m. A short portion of the festivities will be devoted to a short Annual Meeting (see Bylaws note below). The main event will be a fabulous dinner, gift exchange antics, and an evening with your friends without helmets and spandex. Please see this article for all the details, to RSVP and place your entree order. You get your dues back with the discount the club treasury provides for this evening!
NCCC Annual Meeting Bylaws Update
At the annual meeting held at this years Holiday Party on December 10, the members will need to vote to approve minor changes to the NCCC Bylaws. Please review the updates by clicking here. The changes are indicated in the right margin. If approved, we shall post a version without change tracking. Go to Members > NCCC Bylaws to view the current version which was approved 12/07/2011.
Bicycle Traffic Skills Classes 2014
The Oceanside Bicycle Traffic Skills Classes (known as Urban Bicycling, Traffic Skills 101, Road One, etc.) have been set for 2014. Do you know and understand the law as it applies to cyclists? Do you feel uncomfortable riding with automobiles? Do you know what the greatest hazards are to cycling on the roads? No, it is not being hit from behind. Do you ride close to cars in the door zone? Do you stop at an intersection in the bike lane? Do you move through the intersection to the right edge of the road?. Are you a cycling advocate? If your answer is yes to any of these questions.. or other questions we haven't yet asked, you can benefit from this FREE course by a LAB (League of American Bicyclists) certified instructor and record holder and winner of Race Across America, Pete Penseyres in Oceanside. No matter what your experience level is, you are guaranteed to learn some new things (and reinforce some old things, hopefully). You'll learn some new things in the Road Session and have a blast (a must as you'll be missing the NCCC Sat ride). For more details on registering and testimonials, please jump to this NCCC Forum post.
Bike Friendly North County
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