Wed Night Mountain Bike Ride - Green Mountain

We are running out of daylight so I'll probably only be posting a couple more Wednesday night rides. We will meet at the Rooney Road lot at 5:30 for a 5:45 departure time.
Based on the following rating scale, this will be a moderate physical and technical ride.
This rating system has 2 components: 1. A physical rating 1-5 and a technical rating 1-5. This scale is still in the works and is open to feedback by the way. Mountain bike meetup group rating scale:

Easy (1)


less than 6 miles
less than 1,000ft elevation gain
short, gradual climbs


smooth hardpack with minimal obstacles
basic handling skills

Moderate (2)


6-10 miles
elevation gain: 1,000-1,500
steep grades, but not extended


smooth hardpack with some obstacles
medium handling skills

Intermediate (3)


10-20 miles
elevation gain: 1,200-1,800
steep grades, but not extended


rocky trail surface, small/medium obstacles
solid handling skills

Difficult (4)


10-20 miles
elevation gain: 1,500-2,000


rocky trail surface, medium/large obstacles
technical handling skills

Advanced (5)


15+ miles
elevation gain: 2,000+


rocky trail surface, large obstacles, drops
technical handling skills

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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  • John

    Nice ride, glade to see some new trail out there. I should have brought my glasses!

    September 20, 2012

  • Ira

    May need to rest rather than ride, so if I don't see you...sorry for the last minute no-show....

    September 19, 2012

  • Dave V

    I have an old Trek I could bring, but it's a large, but it might work OK with the seat lowered. Also, what kind of pedals does your friend need? This has shimano, and I don't have anything else to put on it, unfortunately. Let me know if you still want me to bring it.

    September 19, 2012

  • Sheri

    Does anyone have an extra mens medium bike that could bring to the ride - my friend John is in town and couldn't bring his bike with him this time (some of you might remember him from the 3 sisters/Alderford ride - he's from Carolina)

    September 18, 2012

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