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Clackamas River Cruise

  • Aug 4, 2013 · 11:00 AM
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Meetup agenda: This should be a fun ride with some nice scenery.  Total of about 40 miles,[masked] feet of climbing.  We'll go through Carver, Oregon City, West Linn.  

Who should ride -  This ride is for intermediates.  I ride for scenery and exercise, not to set a speed record. My pace in flat terrain is about 15 mph and I trudge slowly but resolutely up the hills on my non-light hybrid.    On rides of this length I aim to average 12 mph overall.  Definitely not for maniacs--you will find the pace way too slow, unless you're willing to relax and/or ride sweep.   Definitely not for beginners either.  You need to have ridden a 40 mile ride this year.  I'm willing to wait for anyone who is slower, but you should be able to average at least 10 mph on a ride of this length and elevation gain.    We will regroup frequently to let the slower riders catch up, and to let me refuel.  

Map and Cue Sheet - I'm not posting a cue sheet or ride map, because I don't have one for this exact ride.   I'll be following a Rubber to the Road route (called Clackamas River Cruise, coincidentally) for the most part, adapted to a different starting/end point.  You can Google the original route if you so desire, but remember we are NOT starting at the same point.  I'll bring some copies to the ride. 

Food, Water, and Bathrooms en route - There will places in Oregon City, West Linn, and Lake Oswego we can stop for rest rooms.  Not sure about Carver.   We will make a stop for lunch, probably at a park or green area.  We may not make a stop specifically to buy food, so bring plenty to fuel you, as well as water. 

Meeting Details: Will wait a minute or two past 11 if anyone's missing, but that's it, so promptness is a good idea.   

Ride Leader info - Will send cell # day before to attendees.

And of course:  Helmets are MANDATORY. This is a requirement, not a request. Obey all traffic laws, where practical. Remember, you are representing the cycling community. You are expected to have your bike in good working order. Bring spare tube and pump that fits your valves!  Any questions,contact the ride leader - I'm happy to help, but I'm not much of a mechanic.

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  • Kay S.

    The heat made this a much harder ride than it would have been had it been cooler. I'm grateful to Paul for posting this route and leading this ride. I think we should have had contact information for one another -or the leader should have passed a sign up sheet to collect contact info- and since it was so hot it would have been better to start our ride at the posted time of 11 though.

    August 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I forgot I don't have a helmet with me, from out of town, so I will pass on the group ride, and ride by myself.

    August 4, 2013

    • Carol C

      I have an xtra helmut. will bring. I have small med head.

      August 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd too would prefer an earlier time.

    July 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Depending on the strength of the group, you might consider climbing up Gronlund/Forsythe and intersecting with Clackamas River Drive near Oregon City. I ride both routes often, however I would prob not do Clack Riv Dr at this time of day on a Sunday due to heavy river-user traffic and no shoulder.

    July 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks. Sarah. I'm aware of Clackamas R. Drive and that some might be a bit skittish about riding on it. I'll probably poll the group when we get there on whether they prefer the faster, easier route or the less busy, hillier route and decide then.

      July 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Paul
    Would you be open to a earlier start time? like 9 AM

    July 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      9 is too early for me, sorry. Others have RSVPed bases on planned time, so would lose others even if I could change. And there's plenty of early morning rides posted all the time; not many late morning or afternoon starts.

      July 30, 2013

  • Guru

    Paul - Same question as Karen .. either 8:30 or 9am would be great.

    July 29, 2013

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