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Super Bowl Sunday riding-the day to tackle that busy route?

Old 01-30-20, 05:45 AM
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Super Bowl Sunday riding-the day to tackle that busy route?

anyone have plans to tackle a ride on super bowl sunday involving usually busy or questionable/dicey roads/routes just before or during the game?
i'm not this year as i will be driving/daytripping but i usually do and have had some good success riding routes i normally wouldn't on a
weekend, or at all, due to an absence of automobile traffic-especially out in the boonies.
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No, it'll be dark.
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Wifey & I used to go to a favorite very popular Mexican restaurant in Harvard Square on super bowl Sundays, because the normally long waits were gone & we could get seating either right away or with a short wait. I work Sundays now ... ;-(
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Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
anyone have plans to tackle a ride on super bowl sunday involving usually busy or questionable/dicey roads/routes just before or during the game?
i'm not this year as i will be driving/daytripping but i usually do and have had some good success riding routes i normally wouldn't on a
weekend, or at all, due to an absence of automobile traffic-especially out in the boonies.
Would love to, but it's close to -20c (-4f) outside here in that time of year! Oh well, wings & beer it will be!
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Super Drunk Sunday? Pass.
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Bound to be safe. No chance of drunk or distracted drivers on Super Bowl Sunday, right?
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I figure the drunks will sleep in on Sunday. If the winds cooperate, I'm heading up Hwy 39 to Crystal Lake (Angeles Nat'l Forest) early and get back before the game.
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I plan on going for a ride before the game. I doubt traffic will be any busier than a normal weekday, but we'll see.
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Bound to be safe. No chance of drunk or distracted drivers on Super Bowl Sunday, right?
And half will be pissed off as well as pissed.
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I’ve always thought that this is one of the best early year rides I can take. The roads tend to be far less traveled.
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Have an 8AM meet at LBS. There's another 100+ mile trainer for April's 167 mile 1 day X FL. event but before that I'll be out for a Midnight Madness 50 to 70 mile ride.
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You mean you don't love sports ball and chips???

I'll be coming home from skiing.
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There are large group rides set for Superhype Sunday, between Fort Worth and Dallas. I can't think of anything worse than another blow-the-red-lights free-for-all on one of the drunkest days of the year.

I'll be headed the opposite direction. Maybe a smaller group ride that's actually a group ride rather than an impromptu hammerfest that leaves the group strung out for miles and occasional regroup points.
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While I expect the roads will be packed with cyclists, still planning a quick trip thru Watopia.
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Strava put out a promo email about segments or something.

For me it featured a segment one block long from stop sign to stop sign on the main street in town.

The KOM is 136 mph, with runners up over 80 mph.

Think I should give it a shot?
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Game starts in about 3 hours, I got home from my 65-miler about an hour ago. Didn't notice any real difference between this Sunday and any given sunday.

Absolutely fantastic out there, regardless. I made a lot of lights, too. Including stopping for a dropped Clif Bar, I had a total of just 1m35s of stoppage. Solid.
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