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.