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No Scheduled Rides Until Further Notice - Dec-Jan 2020-21

All Cyclenix rides are suspended for the duration of the lockdown.


Refer to the Min. of Health for guidance on all Corona related limitations.(link below)

Note...... individual sports activities are permitted.

Enjoy your rides in accordance with the above. :


Please note that new Min of Health regulations state we are going in to a "complete" lockdown for the next while. (as of Dec 28 2020)

Our health is paramount and we are all committed to follow the regulations in order to safeguard ourselves and our fellow riders.

All cycling activity is at present restricted in accordance with Ministry of Health regulations issued from time to time. We are committed to keeping everyone safe and healthy and will update our site here as and when we have any further information.

For further questions call - Ted 0523520000, Uri Nativ 0522445766 or Rafi Landsman 0523576385 and/or consult the Ministry of Health/ or Covid-19 Guidance Site if you have need for further clarification.


Ride Report - Sat. Dec. 26, 2020 - Netanya Ride Report -  By Anna

20 riders turned out for our Saturday ride. It was very cold when we arrived at the parking lot. I waited inside the car with 3 layers on to keep myself warm up till our leader announced "off we go". It started up on dry land with a bit of ups and downs towards Bait Aharon. The problems started when we headed towards Nahal Alexander. Did we see mud!? That glorious mud even "invited" Ingrid to roll into it. I hope that she has already recovered and her bike is back to its sparkling colour. I just biked through all the puddles getting mighty dirty from head to toe. We stopped next to the bridge over the river watching turtles and ducks and finally singing for Rafi " היום יום הולדת..". On the way back we encountered a locked gate that forced us to change direction. When Uri warned us about a deep slope I lowered my seat, just in case, however the seat wouldn't spring back to its original height and it slowed down my riding. After the mud dried up on us a strong wind from the east sprinkled us with sand. After about 27 km we got back with great spirit to the cars.

Many thanks from us to Uri for the excellent new route.

Ride Report - Sat. Dec. 19, 2020 - Local Ride Report -  By David

Participants: Do you trust your weatherman? Well, 18 optimists did this morning, against the promise of sunny skies and a high of around 20 degrees. So despite a rather chilly start, no one was disappointed, and the weatherman duly delivered. Among the trusting optimists, newcomer David on his spanking new Orbea e mountain bike. Olay and Bienvenido! And we hope to have you ride with us again soon.

Route: Our fearless leader, mindful of the rather heavy rains of the last few days, steered us away from the muddy paths northwards and instead we made for the coast, down to the Herzliya Marina and then southwards along a very pleasant stretch right on the water’s edge for about 1.5 km, up to Mandarin, inland and back to Ra’anana – total 29 km.

Ride Conditions: Near perfect riding conditions – correction, just perfect without the "near". A cloudless sky, gentle breeze, and the Med? Well I’d say just about as majestically beautiful as it gets. Oklahoma and the Herzliya coastline had something in common today - "Oh What a Beautiful Morning"!

Bottom Line: Thanks Uri for a most enjoyable ride. And of course, and to all participants, as always, Great Company!!

Ride Report - Sat. Dec. 12, 2020 - Park Britania Ride Report -  By Ted

A ride is more than just getting on a bike and pedaling. It is a comprehensive exercise that encompasses multiple factors including the bike, terrain, landscape, trail, climate etc., etc., and of course the rider.

Our ride to Britanica Forest last Saturday was as comprehensive as you could hope for. Absolute perfection. All factors hit the mark.

We were 14 avid riders at the start with only minor issues stemming from "getting through the gate" but thanks to Eyal, my son-in-law, all comers were welcomed.

The details of the route are best explained by viewing the photos or our "pep arachis".

No mishaps but Dina's screwed up tyre was a point of discussion.

We conquered the highest peak and scrambled downwards on the return portion. Either than the misbehavior of several riders who rode off without waiting for the leader and lost themselves, the ride back was uneventful. Again, the real specialty of the ride was the magnificent scenery. One of the riders remarked we were riding in Irish greenery.

Ride Report - Sat. Nov. 28, 2020 - Local Ride Report -  By Talia S.

This morning an impressive 18 cyclists congregated at the meeting point despite the weather. We welcomed a new rider called Rafi, admired Fernando's newly acquired Trek, and wished Dina a very happy birthday. Yochi soon discovered that she had no brakes and unfortunately had to return home.

There were a few light showers during the ride, with heavier rain only towards the end, which was lucky for those of us without raincoats. The route itself was a combination of off-road and pavement. We left Ra'anana through Givat Chen and cycled alongside Route 531 until we reached Gan Rashal. There we turned south and continued through Herzliya to Ramat Hasharon. We then rode west through Ramat Hasharon and crossed Routes 4 and 2, continuing through Herzliya Pituach. From there, we crossed back over both highways and cycled east through Herzliya to Ra'anana.

There were two technical stops, the first to replace a puncture and the second to reposition a front derailleur that had shifted out of sync. (For details, ask David!) We gathered by the psychedelic whale in Herzliya Pituach to record happy birthday for Dina, in line with our latest Cyclenix tradition. We took a snack break in the park nearby, and while Ingride and Barbara played Word Blitz, the rest of us chatted, ate and swung.

By this time Ted and Dina had already headed back home, possibly for celebrations. A second unintentional split occurred as we were all leaving Herzliya Pituach, so that by the time our section of the delegation reached Ra'anana, we were down to seven riders! In Ra'anana I saw a large group of people clad in long white flowing rain-capes, which made the place look a bit haunted.

To conclude, it was an enjoyable and chat-worthy ride of approximately 30 kilometers. We hit serious mud only once (kudos to the organizers) and even got to do some singing in the rain.

Ride Report - Sat. Nov. 14, 2020 - Away Ride Report -  By Arik

לטיול יצאנו - סיכום רכיבת השבת

בוקר שבת מזג האויר, נהדר ממש
ואנו בכפר סבא לקראת רכיבה במסלול חדש
הפעם אריה בהובלה, בראש החץ
ודיוויד לידו, רק קצת ליעץ

וזאת ההזדמנות לדיויד ואינגריד לאחל,
מזל טוב לשובם איתנו לרכוב ולטייל
חיוך תמידי על פניהם נראים צעירים מתמיד
ואנו נאחל רק בריאות וחוסן ואיתנות תמיד

וגם יעל שבה לרכוב, וברור זה הסימן
שחום הקיץ מאחורינו והסתיו הוא כבר כאן.
אז זהו אנחנו בתקן מלא כמעט
אף שמרוכבנו הקבועים חסרו לא מעט

רוכבים מזרחה, מהעיר יוצאים
ביער קפלן, מהאקליפטוסים, מאד נהנים
ואחרי רכיבה לא ארוכה ולא קשה בכלל
הגענו וחצינו את קיבוץ אייל

ועכשיו לפנינו עליה תלולה למדי
אך לא קשה, וכולנו אותה מטפסים בוודאי
באמצע העליה לאריה באפניים תקלה
אך אין מה לדאוג אורי וטד יתקנוה על נקלה

מקצה העליה יורדים ירידה תלולה למכביר
קלקיליה ממזרח ולשמאלנו כוכב יאיר
והדרך יפהפיה וכבר צור יצחק כך מעלינו
ומטעי אבוקדו מלווים כך את דרכנו

אנחנו אזור תעשיה של טירה ובליבנו שירה..
ואנו בשבילי השדות, בכוון כפר סבא בדרך חזרה
שוב עוברים ביער קפלן ואנו בקצה המסלול היפה...
ושלמי תודה לאריה על טיול מעל המצופה

Ride Report - Sat. Nov. 7, 2020 - Local Ride -  By David

Participants: According to Ted “almost 16”! Well that’s good enough for me, especially as, for counting purposes, our fingers are mostly covered, and toes completely so, and we don’t bring calculators on our rides. But whatever the number, it was a “comfortable” group, and not that many as to make the ride unmanageable for our esteemed leader. No one got lost, but some of us did go somewhat astray!
Route: From Raanana down to Rishpon, then onwards to the coast, turning south through Herzliya and the Marina, up to the Blue Whale, then back to Raanana. For more details see the map in the Google Photos Album
Ride Conditions: The welcome rains earlier in the week were enough to harden otherwise rather sandy sections, but thankfully not enough to be muddy – not yet! Add to that almost perfect weather, and you have ideal riding conditions.
Special Mention: Congratulations to Avraham on his 80th birthday who was celebrating with his family in the South. In his absence we wished him a STO LAT at the Whale and sang to him in Polish, Hebrew and English - thanks Arye for the video clip!
Bottom Line: Thanks Uri for a most enjoyable ride. And of course, and as always, Great Company!!

Ride Report - Sat. Oct. 31, 2020 - Local Ride -  By Haim Cyclegram

  • A dozen riders arrived at the Yad Leanim (Ranana) spot - comma
  • The new electocouple (Ingride and David) showed up to our pleasure
  • Initial route was as previous week but backwards - comma
  • David introduced us to a pleasant resting spot near Yakum - comma
  • From there via Shefayim and Rishpon we rode back to Ranana - comma
  • The weather was in our favour and so was the company - fulllstop
[Note: The "new resting spot" was discovered by Shaike, not by me - David]

Ride Report - Sat. Oct. 24, 2020 - Local Ride Report -  By Raphi

זו הייתה לנו רכיבת בכורה אחרי תקופת השבתה בעקבות סגר הקורונה. יצאנו שלושה עשר רוכבים לרכיבה במזג אויר מעונן ערפילי וצונן בהובלתו של אורי נתיב. מכיוון שמזג האוויר היה לטובתינו, ניסינו בכמה קטעים לגלות נתיבים חדשים ועלומים שכף רגלו של האדם הלבן טרם דרכה בהם (צמיגי אופניים כן) תוך כדי חקר הדרכים החדשות יצא לנו להקיף מטע אפרסמונים מלא פרי. חסרו עוד שש הקפות כאלה, והמטע היה נופל. בקיצור, הדרך חלפה בנעימים, את ההפסקה עשינו בשמורת אודים, הצטלמנו במרווחים (ההוראות מחייבות). וכל זה גם כדי להוכיח לספקנים שאפשר לרכוב יחד ולהישאר בטוחים.

Ride Report - Sat. Aug. 29, 2020 - The History of the Ride Report -  By Ted

In the year of the Corona many changes have taken place so this report is also a change from the usual.

I forgot to "delegate" the Sat ride report and ended up realising that I have to contribute too.

So this different report is not about our specific ride of last Sat. I decided to let you know about the history of ride reports. Why do we bother with them? Does anyone read them? (Ed. Note: I do...)

When we first started the site we were a much smaller bunch and certainly more intimate but with photos and the reports we were able to record our experiences in the manner of a family, The resorts were sometimes even discussed. They were a way for the "blind" who follow the leader often without seeing the surroundings or remembering the route to later equate them through the photos. They also served to record the individual ride route before we had aps, GPS's etc. Moreover they became a way of introducing new riders and expressing a collective greeting etc.,As in Birthday greeting, Hagim and so forth.

And no less important, as we were an Anglo group it was a way of selling ourselves to other Anglos, new immigrants and all comers, to take up the sport. Over the years the "native" riders joined the group as it's ranks swelled and Ivrit reports began to appear. Even in poetry in both languages.This too was a way to melt the pot as riders from all regions and backgrounds were becoming regular riders.

Some of us recently also began to doubt the necessity of continuing with the report, as unlike the distant past, no one nowadays mentions the reports. So this time I decided to see if anyone is reading this and if you have read it please mention that you have done so on the WhatsApp group.

If you wish the reports to continue please indicate that you are in favour. This is not a survey but it will give us some idea about the value in continuing with the reports. (Ed. Note: are you TRYING to put me out of a job?)

Thanks to Uri for leading the ride . Some 12-13 riders dared the heat.....quite bearable. Apprx 31kls.

Ride Report - Sat. Aug. 22, 2020 - Nachshonim Forest Ride -  By Anna

21 riders showed up at the Segula junction. We took the usual way with some new twists towards Nahshonim. At Nahsonim we were held up by a huge heard of sheep and goats.

Uri and some followers tried to "attack" the oncoming heard, but they were outnumbered. So we had a bit of rest before ascending. The uphill ride was much easier as Uri led us to an asphalted road instead of the rocky field road. At the top a wonderful bike route was awaiting for us. It goes around a new neighborhood of Rosh Haayin. According to Rafi it is the best ever singleton ride. Well I agree and enjoyed it so much that without looking for the group rode down on it to the main road. When I was asked by one of the riders "Did you get lost?" I said no, and explained what was Haimke's mother would have said for this kind of situation. As the soldiers were marching she claimed:

כשכל החיילים פונים שמולא חיימקה שלי ממשיך ישר כי רק הוא ידע את הדרך הנכונה

After a few phone calls I rode by myself to Einat where I met up with the group. Of course I was told off and they were right. I should have stayed with the group. Eventually we got back to the parking lot uneventfully. Some of the riders went for refreshment at MAUI others opted for home me among them.

We covered 30 km under the leadership of Uri. I certainly enjoyed it. Many thanks Uri.

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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

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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

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