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Jenn's Deer Creek FRIENDLY for all Levels Hill Climb (Really! Slow & Fast)

Hi all!

 

Half of you don't even need me to write anything up-so, for the folks who have done this in the past....same goes...same meeting place, same concept of meeting and being ready to ride by 5:45 (and, yes, I will still probably be the last one there;)  (see info on Potlucks below, too)

 

For everyone else, for whom this is new-

Here goes-it is roughly an 18 mile roundtrip ride for which half of it (the first half) is a steady, gradual, uphill climb.  Then, the second half, is a return trip back down the same hill we rode up and back to our cars.

It is truly good for all levels-fast, slow...because, the format of any "out and back" ride that I lead, is to welcome everyone. 

All speeds and abilities are welcome (those of you who did this for the first time, can chime in if you had the same fears that so many others have...and tell folks that it really is friendly and we look out for one another)   The group quickly segments and everyone rides at THEIR own pace.  That is the only way anyone will have fun-otherwise, one person is just dying from going too fast and feeling like they are holding someone else up...and that isn't the case.  The goal is just to go as far as you personally want to go up the hill....anyone can turn around whenever they have just 'had enough' (and even faster riders sometimes have days like those:) I know I do.

Also, with it being "out and back" it is super hard to get lost:)

Other notables, there are two official portapotties along the way (hold your breath)-no real place to get water though, so bring enough (and certainly, some fuel, just in case)

It can be quite cold on the descent.  When the sun goes down in the canyon, the temperature drops. Fast!  Better to have long fingered gloves and a jacket and to not need them, than to need them and not have them...don't have long fingered gloves, I have tons. Let me know in advance and I will let you borrow a pair.

 

POTLUCKS!  So, once a month, on the THIRD Tuesday of that month,  we have a post ride Potluck that has been working out amazingly well.   We have it on the side of the road where we park and have a casual, bring whatever you want, bring camp chairs, bring a table if you have one, any other helpful "picnic supplies"...those are definitely a fun night to look forward to!   If you want to help me with being a "Potluck setter upper of tables, etc" that is always welcome!

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  • Scott

    Thanks for attempting to wait for me. I caught them on the way down and got to meet several of the riders. I can't wait to go again

    May 29, 2013

  • Larry

    The clouds cooled things off a tad and it was perfect!

    May 28, 2013

  • Scott

    Now it says 6:10. Darn traffic. I understand if youv can't wait

    May 28, 2013

  • Scott

    I'll be there at 607

    May 28, 2013

  • Tom

    Jenn, I'll be there, but I'll probably start up early. Cracked a couple of ribs during the Calif trip. Downhill is fine, uphill's pretty slow.

    May 28, 2013

    • Jenn S.

      Ouch, tom! Advil? Or jack Daniels?

      May 28, 2013

    • Tom

      Yes

      May 28, 2013

  • Scott

    I might be just a bit late

    May 28, 2013

  • Brenda B.

    won't be able to make it tonight :( hopefully next time. thank you!

    May 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not going to make the ride tonight. Missed my connection. Wont get home til late now. Next week for sure!

    May 28, 2013

  • Ken H.

    trying to make it on time!

    May 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hopefully my flight is on time so I can make the ride

    May 22, 2013

    • Rachel

      WOW. Now I really want to make it tonight so I can watch Jenn ride backwards up the hill. If anyone can do it...I'm sure she can....and she'll STILL beat me up the hill.

      May 28, 2013

    • Jenn S.

      I am cracking up laughing! And for those of you who knew about the two snakes in my yard (the friendly one and the scary hissing one), well, the scary one is now in my six foot deep window well. Aaahh!! :) won't comment further for any PETA activists;/

      May 28, 2013

  • Chris S.

    Dont try her! There is nothing she can't do!

    May 28, 2013

  • Rachel

    I have a meeting at work this afternoon, not sure how long its going to last so not sure whether or not I'll make it to the ride. If not...there's always NEXT week. :O(

    May 28, 2013

  • Larry

    I have a bad toothache so the riding pain will take my mind off the tooth pain!

    May 28, 2013

  • Jenn S.

    Sean, you will be missed!

    May 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    No bike today. See you next week.

    May 28, 2013

  • Jenn S.

    Looks like a beautiful night for riding! Woohoo! (now if it rains, snows, sleets, or becomes 50 mph winds, I will regret my early enthusiasm;) See all tonight and please try to "pull in head/car first" instead of bumper to bumper...we can get more folks easily parked that way without being a long snake trail of cars halfway back to Wads!

    May 28, 2013

  • Brenda B.

    i'm excited! will be my first time riding with you guys! :)

    May 23, 2013

    • Jenn S.

      Hi Brenda! Welcome!

      May 28, 2013

  • Charlie S

    I need a ride!

    May 27, 2013

    • Jenn S.

      Charlie, did anyone get in touch with you for giving you a ride? From Aurora area, right? Anyone, anyone?

      May 28, 2013

  • Jonathan G.

    Work schedule not friendly to this one...

    May 27, 2013

  • Rachel

    Planning to be there, I'm WAY behind on bike rides; hopefully I'll be able to keep with you all. :O(

    May 15, 2013

    • Jenn S.

      Would be great to see you, Rachel!

      May 23, 2013

    • Scott

      I'm slow, you'll beat me.

      May 23, 2013

  • Kay F

    May 23, 2013

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