Snow (for real?) and Soak night MTB ride (ride part) intermediate level

This might be "the one". Get your meaty tires on and prepare for a good time. Fat bikes may be appropriate. Awards for riders on cross bikes( term "award" used loosely). We may stick to the lower trails this time to stay on the firmer soil as there was some recent rain up high. This one is gonna be good!

 As usual dress warm, there could be moisture falling from the sky which will make you feel even colder. I will continue to mention the hand/toe warmers at Walmart, they are must haves in my book.

This will be a no drop, moderately paced ride that will wait at all intersections for all riders. You will need good lights as this ride will be completely dark. This particular meetup is for the ride only. there is another meetup for the soak at Mcmenamin's afterwards. No attendance limit on the ride!

Afterwards those who signed up for the soak part  head to Mcmenamin's for a soak in the tub. Bring a towell, $5.00, and your I.D. After the soak we can have beer/food in the restaurant. Carpooling from Mcmenamin's is an option but I am going to say we meet at the trailhead at 5:15. Arrange carpooling in the comment section if you wish to do so.

As we start to ride in the dark and in colder weather I think we all need to take a few extra precautions and be prepared for problematic situations. Bring a phone and have in mind someone who you could call if needed. Someone in town that has a car. But lets also carry each others numbers a bit. Mine is[masked](david baker) Look at a map before the ride and examine possible alternate routes that could be taken in the event of an emergency. Bring hand warmers, food, and a basic survival kit. Wear lots of layers. Wear winter/specific clothing. Err on the side of warmth with your hands and feet. If you don't have winter shoes use warm shoe covers. If you wear something a little light make it your coat, but bring an extra. Bring spare lights. Don't be afraid to tell people if you are uncomfortable with anything before or during the ride. Others can help you, and/or the ride does not need to continue forward if someone is suffering. Let's all be safe, for a lot of us we are just now experimenting with winter/cold weather riding. 

*Rules of the Rides*
• Approved Cycling Helmets Required.
• To participate in a BACE Meetup activity, you must be a member of the BACE Meetup Group and be RSVP’d “Yes” for that specific activity. No “Plus 1’s”
• All participants should be “self-sufficient” with their own food, hydration, tools, spare tubes and first aid supplies necessary for the activity.
• No dogs permitted on group rides unless inclusion is specified in the activity description.
• Cycling activities may be significantly impacted by changing conditions (rain, snow, mud, road construction, etc.). Participants should monitor activities for cancellations or changes in location/route.

*Liability Waiver*
By signing up for this meetup, I agree to the following: Mountain Biking can be dangerous and cause serious bodily injury or even possibly death. The organizers of this group and its’ members will not be held responsible for the actions of any participant at any event. Each rider attends an event at their own risk and is solely responsible for any damage to their equipment or themselves. BACE Rules:

• Helmet Required. Must meet U.S. CPSC Safety Standards for Bicycle Helmets

• To participate you must be a member of the BACE Meetup and be RSVP’d Yes for this activity. Sorry, no guests.

• Only adults can participate.

• Participants must be self-sufficient with their own hydration, tools, spares, and first aid.

• Cycling activities may be impacted by changing conditions. Participants should monitor this page for cancellations or changes.

• No dogs.

BACE Liability Waiver

By signing up for this meetup, I agree to the following: Road Biking can be dangerous and cause serious bodily injury or even possibly death. The organizers of this group and its members will not be held responsible for the actions of any participant at any event. Each rider attends an event at their own risk and is solely responsible for any damage to their equipment or themselves.


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  • david b.

    I am gonna be there, obvioulsy the temperature thing is a concern, exersize caution tonigh, I am wearing down and extra pants on top of the usual.

    December 3, 2013

  • michelle t.

    Sorry David, but I noticed that on my phone the temp at 6pm with the humidity will feel like 4 degrees. I would rather err on the side of caution then be the whiner in the group. See you folks later!!

    December 3, 2013

  • Jay M

    I don't know what my temp threshold for night rides is, but I think 10 degrees is well below it! Will join you for the soak....

    December 3, 2013

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