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IMPORTANT NOTICE And NEXT RIDE - Sat. March 21, 2020

The new Corona virus regulations prohibit organized sports. However up to 5 persons can participate in outside activities while keeping the required minimum 2 meters social distancing from each other.

Consequently, feel free prior to the ride to coordinate with each other to form a riding group under the above requirements.

Preferably assemble with your friends at our regular meeting point unless an away starting point is announced.

If more than one group of 5 riders is at the start point, they can ride with other groups of 5 while keeping a 10 meters gap from the group ahead.

The lead group is the one with the trail guide currently Uri or another person to be announced at the start point.

This coming Saturday start point is the usual Raanana location as rain is forecast.

If by Saturday a total lockdown is announced please be guided accordingly.
For further questions call me - Ted 0523520000

As some of you have heard David underwent a medical procedure at the beginning of the week.
We wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him back on his bike soon.

Get well David!!!!!!!!!!!!!:


Our local rides will meet at 7:30 am at the usual place in the car park opposite Yad L'Banim on Ahuza Street Ra'anana.

Please note 7:30 AM start time.





Ride Report - Sat. March 7, 2020 - Home Patch Ride -  By Frances

Here comes the sun...

Around 18 of us set off with some grey clouds hovering - which resulted in a few drops scattering on us in the last half hour of our ride.

We covered around 15km picking up a bit of mud towards Batsra, heading on through Sde Warburg, a few ups and downs as we went through Tsofit and made our way back via the Kfar Saba Park (never been there - lovely trees in bloom that the Japanese would gasp over....).

We went through Hod Hasharon where some stopped off for refreshments, while a smaller posse made its way back to Raanana. Even a smaller posse made it to Arcaffe where we shared a few rays of sun with a delightful black cat. Very friendly and sat on our laps and even stuck its paw into empty cups of coffee looking for milk...

The weather held and we zoomed along without much stopping - led by Haim, Anna (and John on the last leg home.) Lovely day - good to be out and about!

Ride Report - Sat. Feb. 15, 2020 - Home Patch Ride -  By David

Participants: 16 - a nice number for a longer than usual ride

Route: See my GPS ride data at the following link: CLICK HERE (opens new window)
Actual Cyclenix ride distance 40 km

Riding Conditions: Perfect riding weather.

Bottom Line: . A contrasting scenic ride -the coast-line in all its Mediterranean glory - along the picturesque banks of the Yarkon - and back home with enough (but only just enough!) offroad riding to justify our mountain bikes! Is there a consensus to do longer rides before the summer sets in?? I would hope so!

Ride Report - Sat. Feb. 1, 2020 - ...סובו נתניה והקיפוה -  By שייקה

יצאנו, אריה ואני, מכפר סבא בסביבות השעה 07:00,  ושמנו פעמינו לכיוון נתניה (יותר נכון לרחוב הרב מיימון ליד בה"ח ע"ש "לניאדו"). מזג האוויר, למרות הקור של בוקר יום שבת בתחילתו של חודש פברואר" האיר לנו פנים. לרגע, לא יכולנו לעלות על דל מחשבתנו את הרוח המנשבת בחוזקה שתמתין לנו עם הגיענו למקום.

וכך התחלנו את הרכיבה לכיוון דרום, שהים לימיננו והרוח הולמת בעוז מול פנינו ומקשה על הדיווש. רכבנו בשדרות ניצה שהתפתחה עד מאד. בפעם האחרונה שביקרתי חבר שגר בעבר שם זה היה באמצע שנות ה-90 ומאז נבנו גורדי שחקים ובנינים מפוארים ,שמן הסתם, הגביהו את מחירי הדירות ברחוב זה לשיאים חדשים.

בכלל העיר נתניה, שהוקמה בסוף שנות ה-20 כמושבה, ושהוכרזה לעיר בשנת 1948, נחשבת כבירת  השרון על שום היותה הגדולה בערי השרון. מי לא זוכר את "יהלומיה" של העיר בעבר.

אורי, כתושב העיר הוביל אותנו בבטחה לשכונותיה החדשות דרך גניה, גשריה וכבישיה החדשים.

אני חייב לציין כי הייתה זאת חוויה מרשימה ומהנה לראות את העיר בהתפתחותה ובהתרחבותה עד מאד.

לאחר שיצאנו משדרות ניצה עדיין המשכנו לרכוב לאורך טיילת מדהימה שנבנתה לאורך המצוק המפורסם הנמשך לאורך כל רצועת החוף של העיר.

בשלב מסוים, כשבנייניה הגבוהים של שכונת פולג ניבטים מרחוק, פנינו שמאלה לכיוון מזרח והתחלנו להיכנס לשכונות החדשות  שבתוך נתניה.

הגענו ל"אגם החורף" המפורסם, שנוצר כתוצאה מהגשמים המרובים שירדו התקופה האחרונה. אמרתי לדייויד בהלצה שכדאי לזוז מכאן מהר עוד יבקשו מאיתנו ליבש את האגם....

מכאן שמנו פעמינו  לכיוון מזרח לפני שעלינו על הגשר המחבר בין נתניה לאיזור התעשייה החדש הנמצא בצד המזרחי של כביש החוף, קיבלנו תדריך בטיחותי מהימן מאורי המוביל " החבר'מן שלנו כיצד יש לנקוט בזהירות מירבית על מנת להגיע בבטחה ל"סינימה סיטי" נתניה הנמצא בקניון גדול וחדש שהוקם לא רחוק מאיצטדיון העירוני של נתניה שנחנך בסוף 2012 והמשמש כרגע כמגרשה הביתי של מכבי תל אביב.

בהמשך רכבנו על  גשר " השרון" (כך נדמה לי) שהעלה זיכרונות  כאובים לי ולדיוויד מגשרים שרכבנו עליהם מטיולי רכיבה באוסטריה ואשר הזכירו לנו את פחד הגבהים מהם סבלנו על חלק מגשרים אלו שחצו את הדנובה ואורכם היה בין קילומטר לשניים וגובהם עד 100 מטר. שנינו מהרנו לעזוב במהירות גשר ה"שרון"
למען בריאותנו ושלוותינו.....

הגענו לשכונות המזרחיות החדשות ושם ירדנו לדרך עפר ליד בית העלמין הישן.

הדרך בהמשכה הביאה אותנו לבית עלמין חילוני הנושק לפרדסים מלאי פרי הדר.

כמה מאיתנו החליטו שבוא יומנו משתלם יהיה להיטמן במקום מפנק שכזה.

בינתיים, כשעוד נותר לכל אחד מאיתנו, עד 119 שנים לחיות, רכבנו בינות הפרדסים ועשינו את דרכנו חזרה למקום המוצא של רכיבה זאת.

בדרך עצרנו למנוחה אכילה קלה בחורשת ה"סרג'נטים" שהיא חלק מיער נתניה מלא בעצי אלון השקועים ברובם בשלוליות מים ענקיות שלא נספגו באדמה. חורשת ה"סרג'נטים" הייתה ידועה פרשיה היסטורית עוד בתקופת המנדט. 
פרשת הסרג'נטים היא פרשת חטיפתם של שני סמלים (סרג'נטים) בריטים על ידי האצ"ל ותלייתם בחורשה בנתניה (שכיום נקראת "חורשת הסרג'נטים", בעקבות הפרשה) במהלך חודש יולי 1947. המעשה נעשה כנקמה על תלייתם של שלושה לוחמי האצ"ל על ידי הבריטים. מאז אירוע זה הפסיקו הבריטים לתלות לוחמי מחתרת יהודים.

המשכנו לרכוב  בעוברנו דרך שכונה ותיקה בשם "קריית הרצל" שהיוותה ניגוד חריף בעליבות בנייניה נוכח כל השכונות החדשים ומגדלי הפאר בהם צפינו בתחילת הרכיבה.
בשעה 10:45 הגענו חזרה למכוניות.

רכבנו  במשך 3:12 שעות כ 25 ק"מ.

תודה לאורי היקר שהובילנו בבטחה לאורך כל הרכיבה!

7 רוכבים ורוכבות ( אינגריד, דאיינה, דיוויד, טד, רפי אריה ואני) קינחנו בארקפה בקניון סינימה סיטי.

 חזרנו הביתה  " מלאים" ושבעי חוויות משבת של רכיבה נהדרת!


שייקה גינזבורג,

1.2.2020     

Ride Report - Sat. Jan. 25, 2020 - Local Ride -  By Ted

Deciding where to ride is a consensus among our ride committee and not always is it an easy process. Differing views are to be expected but winter is somewhat easier as the raw data is mud or rain avoidance. This Saturday was an easy one so we decided an off-mud ride..Haim volunteered and all 12-13 of us set off on the paths along 531 in the Ra'anana section that runs westwards fro Ben Gurion. Apart from a little pool or two mud was in absence. From then on it was on foot and bike paths to the sea. At the Marina Ham stopped to chat to a former work colleague and then we set out to ride the Herzeliya pier playing dodgems with the avid walkers. We finally weaved our way out and departed for the cliffs that run south to the Mandarin Hotel. from there to Cinema City after regrouping as some riders "lost" their way. The weather was perfect despite a very cold start but as we hit the final stretch to Arcafe the temps rose to a comfortable 17 deg.
Great ride with great friends. Thanks to Haim and the weatherman.
Look mum....no Mud. This is the nature of an off-mud ride!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ride Report - Sat. Jan. 18, 2020 - Local Ride -  By David

Participants: 8 optimists who had faith in the weatherman's latest forecast of NO RAIN, and contrary to what had been consistently predicted throughout the week!
Route: See my screenshot map from the "Ridewithgps" app data. Total distance 25.5 km
Riding Conditions: A rather chilly early morning, warming up as the ride progressed, and no sign of rain!. Much of the ride on paved/semi-paved surfaces in view of the wet conditions in the area over the past few days. On the offroad sections - no serious mud (somewhat surprisingly).
Bottom Line: Thanks Haim for leading us on the ride - enjoyable, and above all, the right route for the conditions! Arcafe was the refreshment destination for us all- great company as always!

Ride Report - Sat. Jan. 11, 2020 - Local Ride -  By

Ride Report - Sat. Dec. 21, 2019 - Local Ride -  By רפי

הרכיבה הפעם הייתה מקומית. נטלו בה חלק 17 רוכבים. דיינה הופיעה עם אופניים חשמליים חדשים שעוררו קינאה בחלק מהרוכבים, ועכשיו כוללת הקבוצה שני רוכבים על אופניים כאלה (כן ירבו).

את הרכיבה הוביל מאיר גלבלום מערבה כאשר אברהם וינגרטן זיכה אותנו בהפסקת תיקון פנצ'ר. משם המשכנו לכיוון מצוק געש בקטע מסלול חדש שלא ביקרנו בו בעבר וצפינו בשלולית חורף מרהיבה. בהמשך רכבנו ליקום והביתה (כמעט). נאלצנו לוותר על החלק הגסטרונומי לראשונה בגלל חוסר מקום בארקפה. פרט לאכזבה הקטנה הזו, חווינו מזג אוויר מושלם, חברה נעימה, והודות למאיר המוביל גם לנוף מקסים.

Ride Report - Sat. Dec. 14, 2019 - Local Ride -  By

Ride Report - Sat. Dec. 7, 2019 - Netanya and Emek Hefer -  By Talia S.

This morning seventeen of us met in Netanya for an away ride led by Uri Nativ. We were a bit concerned about the weather, as there were black clouds overhead and a few raindrops on our helmets. Very soon, however, the sky cleared.

Uri took us on a beautiful route through the country lanes and villages of Emek Hefer. Leaving Netanya, we rode north through Avichail, Beit Herut and Kfar Vitkin. There was a tricky downhill soon after we had started, one or two up-hills, and a slight technical issue which led to a short stop.

Reaching Nachal Alexander, we took a snack break on Turtle Bridge. From there we watched a couple of ducks quarrelling bitterly over a third duck, who looked on with interest and then swam off with the victor. We heard some nice mellow music coming from, well, somewhere, and took a few photos.

The group then continued in a south-easterly direction, riding through Ma’abarot, Mishmar Hasharon, Kfar Haim, Kfar Yedidia, and Avichail (and sorry if this sounds like a shopping list). We had a couple more climbs in Avichail, and from there it was back to Netanya.

It was a pretty ride of 23 kilometers, with perfect weather and picturesque villages. We passed the Shalgi Plant Nursery, the Don’t Panic It’s Organic store, the three somewhat dilapidated statues of Avichail, and an enclosure containing beautiful Shetland ponies.

The only down-side to the morning was the involuntary absence of David and Ingrid. David, we all send you our best regards, and wish you a very fast recovery.

(Editors' Note: Image link was incorrect, all fixed now - Joe)

Ride Report - Sat. Nov. 30, 2019 - Home Patch Ride -  By

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IMPORTANT NOTICE And NEXT RIDE    Sat. March 21, 2020

The new Corona virus regulations prohibit organized sports. However up to 5 persons can participate in outside activities while keeping the required minimum 2 meters social distancing from each other.

Consequently, feel free prior to the ride to coordinate with each other to form a riding group under the above requirements.

Preferably assemble with your friends at our regular meeting point unless an away starting point is announced.

If more than one group of 5 riders is at the start point, they can ride with other groups of 5 while keeping a 10 meters gap from the group ahead.

The lead group is the one with the trail guide currently Uri or another person to be announced at the start point.

This coming Saturday start point is the usual Raanana location as rain is forecast.

If by Saturday a total lockdown is announced please be guided accordingly.
For further questions call me - Ted 0523520000

As some of you have heard David underwent a medical procedure at the beginning of the week.
We wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him back on his bike soon.

Get well David!!!!!!!!!!!!!:
Local Rides will meet at 7:00am at the usual place in the car park opposite Yad L'Banim on Ahuza Street Ra'anana.

Please note 7:30am start time.

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Rider Profile

ARIK LEVIN





Family: Father of 3 children and a devoted grandfather of 7 grandchildren (+ 1 in the near future).

Education: Technion Haifa, Faculty of Industrial & Management Engineering.

Work Experiences: A wide variety of work places and activities which included implementation of salary incentive methods, systems improvement, as well as project management, factory construction, logistics and the purchaser for electronic companies etc. For the last 30 years until my retirement I served as Vice President Operations in a large and well known data communications company.

Hobbies: A few ? which I enjoyed for a short while only - a self-defense course, wind surfing, sailing an 420 sailing dinghy, horse riding, Jeep driving.

Others - which I constantly enjoy - reading (especially subjects on meditation, fiction, thrillers, adventures), participating in many different kinds of lectures (Bible research, leaders and people who have influenced world history, globalization, linguistic changes in the Hebrew language, subjects relating to cinematography etc.) walking Israel trails (including the Shvil Israel), traveling abroad and, as (you may have guessed!)....cycling in Israel and abroad.

As I am still quite young, I hope to add a few more hobbies in the future!!

BASIC MOUNTAIN BIKE ETIQUETTE

  1. ARRIVE ON TIME - Your time is no more important than anyone else’s. Check the night before for air in the tires and that all is in proper working order.
  2. RIDE PACE - This usually determines itself depending upon who and how many are riding. A smaller group is almost always quicker, while larger rides tend to be more relaxed and chatty – accept this reality!
  3. KEEPING UP - Try to keep up with the pace of the group – it makes for a more enjoyable ride for everyone. If there is consensus that the pace is too fast, tell the leader!
  4. NOBODY GETS LOST - Make sure that there is someone behind you who sees your riding direction. If not, wait until someone sees you before you continue… that person behind you will do the same. If everyone in the group does this, nobody gets lost and the group does not have to stop as a whole. We need to have space between riders – it is acceptable that the group is spread out, as long as you have sight contact with the rider in front of you.
  5. YIELD – YIELD – YIELD - Always keep to the right unless you are passing. If you want to pass, make sure they are aware of your intention. Never change “lanes” before making sure you are clear to do so – sudden moves with no warning can cause an accident.
    If you have to dismount due to sand, mud, a technically difficult uphill, etc., pull off the path, so as not to impede the momentum of the riders behind you.
    Always yield to pedestrians, hikers, horses (all are unpredictable!).
    If a rider approaches from the opposite direction and there is no room to safely pass, be prepared to pull off the path and stop.
    The rider going uphill ALWAYS has right of way.
    Restricted Line of Sight? Slow down, increase your awareness and be ready to stop. If you are coming to a blind curve, ring your bell or yell “BEEP, BEEP”.
  6. STAY TOGETHER –If you head up to the front of the ride or pulling away from the group always wait at the next junction for everyone to catch up. If you need to head back to the carpark, phone the leader, or at very least make sure you ask someone in the group to tell the leader.
  7. TECHNICAL SECTIONS – Always wait until there is a safe distance between you and the rider in front before beginning a technical section. If you end up behind a slower rider don’t ride too close behind, it only increases the pressure on that rider and can cause an accident. Hang back and give both of you space to enjoy the trail until you can overtake safely.
    On a section that you would prefer not to ride, walk well clear of the track.
  8. BE PREPARED - Ride with spare inners and/or puncture kits, tools, pump and basic first aid kit. Always wear a helmet, sunglasses, sunscreen, have plenty of water and some snacks. Do NOT wear earphones when riding – hearing what is happening around you is important.
RIDE SAFELY AND HELP OTHERS TO DO THE SAME

Contact

Contact Info.

If you have any questions or want to get in touch for any reason, feel free to get in touch with David or John:


Email: jcandy@inter.net.il
David: 054-474-1424
John: 050-942-2788

Disclaimer

By joining our rides each participant confirms that:
  1. He/she is in good health and there is no medical reason preventing him/her from participating in the ride.
  2. He/She releases the organizers of the tour from all claims arising out of, in consequences of any loss, injury, damage to his/her person or property while participating in the ride.
  3. He/She is aware of and accepts the risks in participating in the ride.



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