The Ride: This scenic loop is 33 miles over mostly country roads with about 1800 feet of elevation change overall (lots of rollers). Because of the hills, it is a harder ride than my recent Banks-Vernonia or Gervais-Wheatland Ferry rides. We will make brief pit stops in Yamhill (mile 15), and Carlton (mile 21). No one will get dropped, and we'll wait for everyone at the turns, but please make sure you meet the target rider profile below.
Rain Policy: If is raining hard ahead of the ride I will cancel. If it is only overcast or raining lightly I will stick with the plan, but feel free to bail if you are nervous about the forecast.
Target Riders: Up-and-coming intermediates who are comfortable with the distance (33 miles) and pace (14-16 mph on the flats). This ride is not a good choice for true novices.
Logistics: Meet and greet @ 8:30. Wheels roll at 9:00 sharp. We honor the prompt, so please don't be late and make everyone wait - we probably won't.
> Ride leader: Roger Hurwitz [masked])
> Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3571947
> Forecast: http://tinyurl.com/led7bmc
Out Spoke'n Rules of the Road:
When you joined Out Spoke'n you agreed to the Waiver of Liability (you can see it under the Pages tab at the top of the web page). Under that Waiver, no one is responsible for your personal safety or that of your equipment but you. Your RSVP means that you continue to acknowledge and accept that responsibility. For everyone's sake, please ride safely.
Helmets must be worn at all times while riding. This is a requirement and not a request.
Always bring plenty of water, snacks for energy, a flat repair kit, including a spare tube that FITS, a pump or, at a minimum, a threaded CO2 cartridge. Sunscreen, a credit card and a little cash to buy refreshments and to reimburse a good Samaritan who might have to provide you with anything like a tube ($5) or a CO2 cartridge ($3).
Mandatory for all riders: Obey traffic laws and remember you’re a representative of the greater cycling community and should conduct yourself that way on the road. Please represent us well.
All riders must have their rides in good working order and must bring a flat kit & spare tube on all rides. If there is an issue with proper working or lack of equipment you may be asked to sit the ride out. Please ask for help if you are ill equipped prior to the ride. We will try to help.