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A Sweet 25 miler in Hillsboro

WHO would enjoy this ride? Strong novices and intermediate riders who are comfortable with 25 miles and can maintain 13-15 mph in the flats.  I love this route.  I do it several times a year because it's just such a pleasant ride and a perfect route for socializing on two wheels.

What kind of ride is it? This is a social ride.  We're here to have fun on our bikes without racing or competing in any way.  Nobody will be dropped, but please make sure this is a ride you can do before signing up.  25 miles is just a nice stretch of the legs for intermediate riders, but for a real beginner, it can be challenging.

WHEN does it happen? Sunday, Jan 6 @ 9:30 a.m.  Wheels roll at 10:00 sharp and don't be late or you will find us gone!

WHERE does it start and end?: We begin and end at the Cornelius Pass Roadhouse.   Here is the route:  http://ridewithgps.com/routes/796636

DISTANCE, TERRAIN and DIFFICULTY RATING: I rate this ride B/1. This is as flat as a ride gets without being a quarter mile track.

POST-RIDE REFRESHMENTS: Those who want to stick around for lunch after the ride are welcome to join us.

RIDE LEADER CONTACT INFORMATION:  Kerry Montgomery 5zero3-26zero-zero941

WHAT TO WEARHelmets must be worn at all times while riding. This is a requirement and not a request. I advise against cotton since it doesn’t wick moisture, it’s hot and it chafes.  Spandex and synthetics like polyester are great.

WHAT TO BRING:  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 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).

Note: For our new members:  There is never any need to RSVP "Not Attending".  Just RSVP if you are going to ride.  We assume you're not riding if we don't hear from you.

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!

Ride Difficulty Scale:

A:  12 mph or under

B:  13-15 mph

C:  15-17 mph

D: 17-20 mph

E:  Who does E?

1:  Basically flat, few rollers and no hills

2:  A combination of flats and gentle rollers

3:  Gentle rollers with  1 or 2 short hills

4:  Moderate, rolling, short, steep hills or moderate climbs

5:  Difficult terrain, longer, steeper hills and climbs

6:  Mountainous, frequent steep hills and longer climbs

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun and easy ride during a nice chilly day in Jan.

    January 7, 2013

  • Jose Angel C.

    fun, and great company..

    January 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great time, and enjoyed meeting everyone. Special thanks to Kerry for leading!

    January 6, 2013

  • Kerry M.

    A perfect day for a ride. Crisp, dry and amenable folks out for a good time. Thanks to all. Nice way to start the new year. But the CPR Burger? What was I thinking? (I'm thinking it was delicious."

    January 6, 2013

  • Trudy H

    How does one upload photos from the ride? I have a few.

    January 6, 2013

    • Kerry M.

      Upper right hand corner, Trudy. "Upload"

      January 6, 2013

  • Paul V.

    I had a wonderful time with friends old and new. Good course for a group ride.

    January 6, 2013

  • Trudy H

    A relatively easy winter ride with some photo ops along the way (e.g., a horse that looked like a zebra and an abandoned house about to collapse). And a little interlude of stacking hay bales.

    January 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just what the doctor ordered. Thanks Kerry!

    January 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great ride with mostly back country roads.

    January 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice way to start the year. Route is a '10'.

    January 6, 2013

  • Trudy H

    I'll join you if the weather forecast holds and it's not raining in the morning. If it's raining when I get up, I may back out.

    January 5, 2013

    • Kerry M.

      But this is OREGON :) OK, Trudy. Sounds good. Right now it says maybe a brief shower in the a.m. with a greater chance of some rain in the afternoon. We'll be done by then and having a burger at McMenamins!

      January 5, 2013

  • Kerry M.

    Same thing for me, Alan. I've been off since Nov 4 with a back/hip problem. Just getting back in the saddle these past few days.

    January 4, 2013

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