Here are some pics of bikes on the floor today. Some are new, some are used. Please come by the shop to get the best price! Inventory changes daily. Be sure to click on the YouTube button at the right to see videos of past Birthday Challenge Rides! Remember the Birthday Celebration Ride on November 3, 2018!
Natchez or Bust Extreme Ride Postponed
We have decided to postpone our record-breaking 24 hour all-trike relay ride down the Natchez Trace to a future date. We have had too few chances to get our group together for the necessary training due to schedules, illnesses and injuries to attempt this in November. We are eyeing another event next May to test our riding and organizing ability . . . on a slightly smaller scale! Stay tuned for updates on all of our events on www.RideSouth.com.
For the next few weeks, we are going all out to move bicycle and kayak stock out the door! We will be posting a listing, and pics, of our used inventory soon. We will be headed to the Recumbent Cycle Convention on October 10-14, and the shop will be closed while we are there. We will be bring back deals on new demos, you can be sure of, so help us make room for them, and save money on the bike, or kayak you have been looking at now! We will getting in NEW KAYAKS in October as well!
We would like to hear from you if you would like to revisit the Birthday Challenge theme on the LongLeaf Trace around November 3rd, or Nov. 4th. It was always fun in the many years we participated. We will plan it if enough of you will commit! Remember, the challenge was to ride your age in miles, or kilometers. Please indicate your preference for a Sunday or Saturday event and whether you will plan to ride. We will make a final decision based on your response when we return from the RCC on October 15th.
RideSouth . . . Still the Way to Ride!
Bread Ride Cancelled Saturday
The Rise & Shine Bread Ride will be preempted this Saturday, September 8, by many of us riding in the Cancer Ride from Clinton. We still plan to open the shop at 1:00 PM for those of you wanting to take advantage of our many bike and trike specials!
Thank you to our supporting fans who braved the elements to ride with us on the Tammany Trace this weekend! We honored our commitment at the Abita Springs Brewery to those who flashed our colors and rode our bikes. The different beer flavors were awesome, especially the StrawGator!
If you are riding a trike this weekend, be sure and seek us out at the start. We hope to have a number of fast trikes doing the 50 mile ride! Should be fun! Hope to see you on Saturday morning at the Cancer Ride and Saturday afternoon at the shop!
RideSouth . . . The Way to Ride!
BentLovers, BrewLovers and Friends!
Our first Abita Brew Ride is this Sunday, September 2! We are riding the shady Tammany Trace, which runs through Abita Springs, LA. We are looking for all of our RideSouth customers to get out on this Labor Day weekend to enjoy the Tammany Trace AND the Abita Brewery! In fact, if you show up at 2:00 PM at the Abita Brewery, riding a cool RideSouth bike you purchased from us, AND have on a RideSouth shirt from any of our numerous events in the past, we will buy you a brew! At 2:30 we will ease down the Trace towards Slidell and enjoy the Sunday afternoon. On Monday, Labor Day, we plan to ride some more from our hotel in Covington, but the schedule is not prearranged.
We hope you can make this event and bring your friends! What a great way to relax from our work and play on our bikes! Remember to wear your RideSouth shirt, ride your RideSouth bike you purchased from us and we will help you relax with a free beer . . . our way of saying Thank You for supporting our shop!
We will have our long running (almost 20 years) Rise & Shine Bread Ride this Saturday at 7:30 AM from the RideSouth shop. Please launch from the shop as sometimes we take another route and do not go to Kroger. We will have fresh, hot oat bran bread after the ride, as usual!
We have a few kayaks left until our next shipment in October! There are great new products from Hobie this year you will want to see! We also have a huge inventory of used recumbent bicycles that need a new home! Get your deals on these bikes while we have them!
Link to ABITA BREWERY. not the pub!
RideSouth . . . The Way to Ride!
Abita Brew Ride: Sunday September 2
Abita Springs is located on the beautiful Tammany Trace in Louisiana. This Labor Day weekend we are traveling to the area to ride and sample the brews at the Abita Visitors Brewery! If you show up riding a RideSouth bike and wearing a RideSouth tee shirt or jersey from any of our past events, we will buy you a brew! Just be at the Abita Brewery at 2:00 PM on Sunday, September 2 wearing your RideSouth colors and have one on us! After the meet and greet, we will ride towards Slidell and back. We will plan a meeting spot and time on Monday morning, Labor Day, to ride some more on the Trace. Lane & I will be traveling in our car and staying in Covington at the Southern Hotel. Your travel and accommodations are up to you. Come join us for a great event, some good brews and great fellowship!
As temperatures climb across the Planet, tomorrow, Wednesday, July 18, we will have a slight reprieve! A front slides South and will bring us cooler weather. We plan to take advantage of this and ride up the Natchez Trace at 7:00 AM from the Overlook. Bring your riding buddies and join us for the launch! Personally, I plan to make my birthday miles and be back in the shop to open at 1:00 PM. Your mileage may vary, but it will be a good day to enjoy the Trace!
We would like to thank Rich Winter, of Verve Magazine, for an excellent article on our shop. You can find a digital copy of the article here https://www.vervesouth.com. Rich is an excellent writer and we hope you enjoy the article and photos. You might just be in one! Thanks to all of our customers for helping Rich see that RideSouth is “The Way to Ride!” We hope to have copies in the shop soon!
On an additional note, we have placed an order for more Hobie Kayaks. If you have interest in one that is not on our floor, please call TODAY to secure the boat of your dreams in the upcoming shipment next week!
BentLovers and Friends
With trikes becoming more popular, we are putting our extensive inventory of High Racer recumbent bikes on sale! We have used and new models to choose from. We are also offering sale prices on all kayaks on the floor, including some Hobie models! Sale prices end this week, so plan to visit our store in your pick-up and take away a great vehicle for the road, or the water!
RideSouth . . . The Way to Ride
Most of us want more of it. We soup up our bikes, or soup up our engines, to accomplish more speed. We make our clothes and our bodies as aerodynamically slick as possible. Anything that is not absolutely necessary for survival, we leave at home to save a few grams of weight.
All of the above measures are necessary for more speed. There is no way around it. And, of course, speed is a relative term. One rider’s end goal may be another rider’s starting point. And those speed goals vary all over, from day to day, and often from minute to minute.
So, how do we motivate ourselves to accomplish more speed? And why? Is the common reason ” To keep up with the group” an obtainable goal even? After all, the ” group” is just individuals going the same way. And individuals, by our nature, have our own comfortable speed that can vary with conditions and how much sleep we had the night before. Why is it that some days we want, we need, to put the pedal to the metal and go faster, and some days we just have trouble going at all?
Training for an event can be motivation to accomplish more speed. Riding “base miles” is one way of increasing endurance and to be ready to perform. Doing intervals is an excellent way of increasing your speed. An interval is a period when you are maxing out your effort, followed by a period of decreased effort, or recovery. Try a few intervals on your next ride and see how you feel the rest of the day. Work on increasing the max time and decreasing the recovery time for maximum benefit.
How we feel at the end of the day is most important. Competition with others, or with ourselves is inevitable. We set achievable goals and work toward them. That competition is what ultimately drives us to be better. Whether it is better than the next rider, or just better than we were the last time we rode is immaterial. Not everyone lists speed as their goal, but no one has ever asked us how to go slower!
BentLovers & Friends
We had such a good response to this year’s Trike-A-Rama, that we are extending the event on May 19 and May 20! Since Mother Earth chose to cry a bit on Earth Day, we will try again to ride the Longleaf Trace on Sunday, the 20th. We will do the Trike-Around at PineLake on Saturday, if there is interest. Otherwise, we will ride the Bay Area, or cross the Spillway into Ridgeland. We hope to gather folks interested in the NOBX for a training ride on the Longleaf or the Natchez Trace, too. This might be a good time to plan for the Natchez or Bust X-Treme in November and get some miles in!
We have a huge stock of trikes and bikes in stock! All of our new and used two wheel recumbent bikes are on sale! We even have a couple of personal models we will offer! Don’t miss out on these! There are new and used Hobie Kayaks on the floor that need a new home! The new Hobie Compass is only $1949! Come check out all of our kayaks, starting from $400 on Evoke kayaks! The weather is here for outdoor fun! Let us help you get the most out of your time on the trail, or the water!
RideSouth . . . The Way to Ride!
Hello TrikeLovers and Friends!
We are excited to plan our second Trike-A-Rama for you! Here is an agenda of the weekend activities:
Friday, April 20, 6:00 PM: We will have a social at the shop with good food, beer, wine and fun! If there is interest, a little table tennis tournament might be fun, so wear your tennis shoes!
Saturday, April 21, 8:00 AM: We will organize a ride around the beautiful, Pelahatchie Bay and Fannin area for most folks. We encourage everyone to decorate their trike to celebrate Earth Day! The official Earth Day is Sunday and you can use your decorations on that ride, also!
Also on Saturday morning, for folks wanting to go fast, we will transport trikes to Pine Lake Church for another fun Trike-Around! We will do a few laps around the 1 mile loop with a timing set-up to record your best times! Here is a partial list of times from last year. Can we do better??
May 27 2017 Best times
Billy Owen 2:17
Jim Snider 2:36
Louis Reno 2:43
John Crews 2:45
Matt Brown 2:48
David Read 2:57
Ivan Redford 3:25
Wanda Redford 3:38
Sunday, April 22, 8:00 AM: The RideSouth bus and trailer will depart to Sumrall, MS to launch on the fabulous LongLeaf Trace at 10:00 AM. Folks can head to scenic Llama Land and turn around to head for Hattiesburg for lunch. Faster riders can go into Prentiss and try to beat the rest of the group to Hattiesburg! After all have refueled in Hattiesburg, we will make our way back to the bus to reflect on a great weekend of riding and fellowship on the way back to the shop. What better way to celebrate our home . . . the Earth!
Happy Earth Day!