(Editors' Note: this will be the 400th ride report added to this site. Well done everyone!)
Participants: 18 riders braved a cold morning (but with the promise of warming and lots of sunshine later)
Route: Anna led us down to the coast and southwards. See the Google Earth image in our Google Photos Album of the ride. Although we have done this route so many times Anna managed to produce a “first” by taking us from the cliffs overlooking the sea south of Herzliya right down to the beach for a 1 km ride along the water’s edge, and then back up again to the cliffs. Well done!
Riding Conditions: The weatherman kept his promise of a sunny day - in fact perfect riding conditions - with an extra “no mud” bonus.
Reminder: Some of us seem to have forgotten the principle of “follow your leader”. Its worthwhile, unless you want to end up spread out across the length and breath of Central Israel (a slight exaggeration, for the sake of emphasis!!!). There’s an inconvenience element as well - for those who do follow...
Bottom Line: A most enjoyable ride - thank you Anna!
The day started for me at ten to seven when my bike was packed into Rafi's car and we were off to Uria.
At Uria we met up with another seven bold rides ready for the adventure (Burma Road and Trail of sculptures)
The nine of us were Uri, Yael, Sheike, Arie, Richard, Sami, Leon, Rafi and I. Our appointed leader, Uri, was armed with the map from David. Just in case Rafi put the map on his phone as well.
The weather was great for riding with clear view. We started with a climb that never ended. Even though at some parts we descended, but it meant more climbing afterwards that some of us did on foot. The scenery was beautiful, very green, with spots of yellow, red and purple flowers. We didn't miss any turns as we had "corner people" to guide the "late comers". I'm sure Leon hade a great time though sometimes he asked wondering if we know where we are. Collectively we climbed about 500m, did 23km and went home tired but very happy with what we achieved.
At one point I almost lost my back wheel, so I better visit Asher to deal with it that it shouldn't happen again.
I must tell that it was a wonderful feeling that David called, thinking of us, "the lost children" riding in the wilderness.
Many thanks to Uri for guiding us on this ride, Well done!
|Gvar'am Jan 12, 2019|
|YouTube link to Ride Video|
|Home Patch Jan 12, 2019|
היום השתתפתי ביחד עם עוד 7 חברים באתר הסינגלים הכי נחמדים שעשיתי.
נפגשנו ליד יער האקליפטוסים סמוך לקיבוץ גברעם ,יחד עם מספר די גדול של רוכבים, כאשר כל קבוצה בחרה את המסלול שלה.
הרכיבה בוצעה בשבילים צרים ומפותלים עם עליות וירידות צמודות שחייבו את הרוכבים לשנות הילוכים כל רגע בכדי לעלות ולרדת לפי צורת הדרך.
יש לציין שהשביל היה מסומן באדום-סימן המראה את דרגת קושי המסלול.
הרכיבה בוצעה בתוך היער וגם בנוף פתוח ירוק שבו כלניות בצבצו במספר מקומות אשר יחד יצרו נוף פסטורלי יפה.
סיימנו את הרכיבה במסעדת נחמדה ליד שדרות.
I cycle the winter paths again,These lines entitled "Muditations on a January Ride" composed by the Romantic lake poet William Mudsworth aptly describe our first (home patch) ride of the good year (we hope!) 2019.
The sand, the water, the mud,
Wherever I doth wend, my ways do end,
Completely covered in crud.
Mud mud no glorious mud
no mud to stick to our wheels
So follow me down the road
And avoid that glorious mud
Hello my fellow Cyclenix bike riders,
After all these years of managing to get out of writing the write up (usually because I was working weekends writing), I have finally been roped into it.
I am sitting at Landwer Coffee and have just heard that the other half of the group are at ArcCaffe.
Guys, we really have to work on sticking together. It is much more fun when we're all together.
Here we have John, Rafi, Haim, Arik, Beni, me and a new rider with us from Modiin named Leora initially from Canada. Welcome to Cyclenix.
Can't name the people at the other restaurant because I’m not there, but I know that Talia is there, with Leonardo and two new Venezuelan guys. Leonardo's wife was here with us looking for him.
Very noticeably missing were David, Ingrid, Ted and Michal. John is with us but without his breakfast buddy. We all wish them the best
So we were missing our two ends, the leader David and the sweep Ted.
We rode our normal route and went around Udim. About 32 km
Special thanks to Merril for leading us and showing us some new detours.
Over time was involved in a variety of sports :
The Cyclenix Group
My Away-Away biking history:
My bikes history:
My Happy hobby:
If you have any questions or want to get in touch for any reason, feel free to get in touch with David or John: