20 mile, intermediate ride down the Platte River Trail, 17.0 mph upper limit.

  • May 3, 2013 · 5:45 PM

We will leave at 5:45 sharp!

Try to arrive at 5:30-5:40 so we can leave as close to 5:45 as possible.

I try to maintain a[masked] mph pace down the Platte Trail.  When I hit 17.0 mph, I reduce the pressure in the pedals. I've found the 17.0 mph upper speed limit is a good way to keep riders together with the broad spectrum of abilities we have in this group. The 17 mph limit has  some people pushing themselves, but it's not so fast that the ride is demoralizing.  

RIDE DETAILS: 

We leave Pedal bike shop, and head South on the Platte River Trail.  We pass under C470, turn right, then a quick left, and climb up the road to the top of the Chatfield dam. We regroup, then proceed into Chatfield. During this second leg, everyone rides at their own pace, sprinting to the turn around point, which is two parking lots at approximately mile 10. We ride back to the top of the dam, and when everyone arrives, we return to the bike shop at the 15-17 mph pace.  

I would not classify this as a beginner ride.  While the pace is not especially quick, we must maintain the 15-17 mph window to get back to the bike shop before it gets dark.

 

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    W on Bellview a parking lot in 10

    May 3, 2013

  • Ken H.

    Running late don't wait!

    May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry for the late drop, but I can't make it tonight :-(.

    May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to drop out late. I'm not going to be able to make it afterall

    May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make it tonight. Catch you next time

    May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll do the first half again.

    May 3, 2013

  • Pam P.

    Hoping for next Friday!

    May 3, 2013

  • james k.

    Gonna plan on doing a big ride then meet you at the start. Can't do CT this week because I will stink! Also, my poor dog had had a bad injury.

    May 2, 2013

  • L. E.

    Rushing to join this ride from an afternoon hike near boulder, so don't wait the start for me....Do let me know where you head for dinner, though--was a great time last week. (And still owe Chris a beer).

    May 1, 2013

    • Chris H

      I guess the Celtic Tavern, if anyone is interested in going.

      2 · May 2, 2013

  • Tammy

    Ouch !

    May 1, 2013

  • Chris H

    I'll be riding my blue Haro mountain bike, I broke the seat on my road bike EXACTLY half way into a 35 mile ride on Sunday!

    May 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I should be back in town by Friday! If so I'm in!

    April 28, 2013

  • Jacki S

    Actually in town again !

    April 27, 2013

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