Tues night MTB ride - Apex

This weeks ride will be on Tues for 2 reasons:
1. Tues is an even day so we can ride down Enchanted Forest
2. The presidential debate is Wed and a portion of I25 is closed starting at 5pm on Wed.
So.... We will meet at the lower Apex lot at 5:30 and quickly get on the trail by 5:40 so we can have enough time for a loop.
Based on the following rating scale, this will be a difficult (level 4) 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)

Physical

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

Technical

smooth hardpack with minimal obstacles
basic handling skills

Moderate (2)

Physical

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

Technical

smooth hardpack with some obstacles
medium handling skills

Intermediate (3)

Physical

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

Technical

rocky trail surface, small/medium obstacles
solid handling skills

Difficult (4)

Physical

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

Technical

rocky trail surface, medium/large obstacles
technical handling skills

Advanced (5)

Physical

15+ miles
elevation gain: 2,000+

Technical

rocky trail surface, large obstacles, drops
technical handling skills

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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  • Ira

    Continuing to lick my wounds from a weekend road bike endo, so hopefully there'll be another Wednesday (or Tuesday?) or two to kick the year off with....

    October 2, 2012

  • Dave

    Have an appointment to look at a project at 6:30, bummer! Going to Moab with a small group of people Oct. 11th-14th if anyone is interested in a few rides I have planned there?

    October 1, 2012

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