GVCC President's Column: January 1, 2015
Bicycle Spoken Here, GVCC President: Doris Phinney
968-3143, cyclebug@aol.com

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Celebrate with a bike ride and then set some mileage goals for 2015. Guaranteed to improve your health, both physical and mental.

NEWCOMERS RIDE: Saturday, January 3, 9:30am, Java Station, Doris, 968-3143. Everyone is welcome to join this leisurely paced ride around Goleta. No one is ever left behind and you must wear a helmet to join this ride.

JACK CARTER MEMORIAL BIKE RIDE: Thursday, January 1, 8:30am, Tuckers Grove. Starting at Tuckers Grove the route goes up Old San Marcos, across Highway 154 and up Painted Cave to East Camino Cielo. Continuing east past La Cumbre Peak then down Gibraltar Road, returning to the start via Foothill/Cathedral Oaks. This ride is tough even if you don't party hearty on New Year's Eve.

This annual ride was led by Jack every New Year’s Day for many years. There is no support and no leader; you’re on your own unless you meet up with some other hearty souls at Tuckers Grove. How many tough cyclists will brave the cold and the climbs on this morning? Let me know.

WANT TO SUGGEST A RIDE? Contact Lori anytime to get your ride on the calendar: lorbonz@gmail.com. In addition to the club calendar on the GVCC website, Lori has set up a Meet Up group, Santa Barbara Cyclists that you might like to join. Here is the website: http://www.meetup.com/santa-Barbara-Cyclists

The Truth About Your Bike Saddle

by Aaron Ross - Active.com


New Santa Barbara County Bike Touring Site

Bike touring fans can find a wealth of information on bike touring in Santa Barbara County on a new website: bike-santabarbara.org

Join our rides for fun and fitness!

The club offers a variety of rides from monthly newcomer rides to tougher tours up the local hills. Check the calendar and come ride with us!
Although many of us wear colorful biker clothes and have road bikes, we are tourers, not racers. Our greatest passion, and perennial source of discussion, is safety on the roads -- how routes can be configured for better bike safety and how bikers can make wise riding choices to maximize safety.
While it is true that some GVCC members enjoy chasing down younger race kit-clad speedsters, club rides are cooperative, not competitive..
Non-members are always welcome to come meet club members and try our rides out. Check the calendar and join us.

GVCC Email Mailing List

Goleta Valley Cycling Club has an email list at Google Groups. Club members can join or get off the list by contacting Janaki.
Please be aware when you reply to a group email, the reply goes to the whole group. If you only want to reply privately to the sender, don't send the reply to the gbike group. Instead, copy out the email address of the sender and send your email to that person.
In order to avoid exposing GVCC members' email addresses to the public, the messages and message archives are only viewable by group members. The mailing list is also not listed in the Google Groups directory and does not have a Google webpage.
Email posts go to all list members. Post by emailing gbike@googlegroups.com. Learn about Google Group options at Google Groups.