addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscontroller-playcrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramFill 1light-bulblinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonprintShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo

Cycle Oregon Training Ride: Forest Grove - Bald Peak - Carlton

Counting down the last few weeks to Cycle Oregon... anyone up for a tour of Bald Peak and Carlton? Get ready for some climbing, beautiful countryside, and a nice long run. We'll stop for lunch in Carlton and find a café. Bring snacks and plenty of water for the rest.

LOCATION & TIME: McMenamins Grand Lodge in Forest Grove (meet in parking lot). This is a big ride, let's have wheels rolling at 8:30 AM!!!!

****************************************************

Ride leader: Carolyn Jen[masked] and Michael Jen

****************************************************

The Route: Click Here for Ride with GPS details (updated to avoid gravel, including Kinney)

Route Stats: 75 miles couple big climbs

Pace and terrain rating. Climbing and rolling hills with a friendly bunch.

Type of ride: This is a strong intermediate level training ride. We will regroup at hilltops and major turns. If you are concerned about your ability to keep up, feel free to give it a shot, but be a good sport and be prepared to make your own way back if the pace is too much.

Weather Cancellation Policy. Only extreme weather will cancel this ride. ****************************************************

Mandatory for all riders.

Helmets must be worn at all times while riding. This is a requirement and not a request. Obey traffic laws and remember you’re a representative of the greater cycling community and should conduct yourself that way on the road. Represent us well!

Have their ride in good working order and bring a flat kit & the right size 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.

****************************************************

Ride Difficulty Scale For Road Rides: E4

Flatland Windless Cruising Pace

A 12 & Under

B 13-14 MPH

C 15-16 MPH

D 17-18 MPH

E 19-20 MPH

F 21-23 MPH

Terrain/Climbing Rating

1 = Flat

2 = Flat/Rolling

3 = Rolling

4 = Rolling / Hilly

5 = Hilly

6 = Hilly Mountainous

7= Mountainous



 

Join or login to comment.

  • David B

    Carolyn and Michael. Enjoyed meeting you and the others, and the great ride. Will definitely hope to ride with you again soon!

    August 25, 2013

  • Michael

    Hi Adam, likely I'll go with your route. Time and meet up address?
    Michael

    August 24, 2013

    • Adam

      Mike, sorry I didn't see this message until after I got home Sunday. It was posted on OutSpoke'n, Too bad we missed you - you would have enjoyed it, except for the 20 minute shower

      August 25, 2013

  • Carolyn J.

    Sorry folks, one more GPS update at 8:25 PM to take out Kinney Road.

    August 24, 2013

  • David B

    Henry's is an excellent breakfast-lunch food cart, with nice shaded picnic tables ... One of my favorites. Carlton bakery is excellent, and has nice patio. They have sandwiches etc. but are more a straight bakery than eatery. Carlton Corners gas station (!) does nice burgers as well as having a stellar beer tap selection and a small patio. The Horseradish is an upscale deli and wine bar with patio out back especially nice if hot. Carlton grill is decent but all indoors and a little dark. Cuvée is upscale French, not sure if they're even open for lunch, and not really where you'd go in sweaty Lycra with more climbing ahead anyway. There you go, that's Carlton in a nutshell!

    1 · August 24, 2013

  • David B

    Hfhhhjhghuj

    August 24, 2013

  • David B

    Ok, will try again about food (my obsession!)

    August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Been a long week for me. Not feeling up for this ride tomorrow! Sorry Carolyn! Will try and catch up with you on another ride in the near future!

    August 24, 2013

    • Carolyn J.

      :(

      August 24, 2013

    • Adam

      Hey Christine -- wanna join my shorter ride instead? It's just 46 miles and about 3500 vertical feet; not as epic plus we won't be as fast.

      1 · August 24, 2013

  • Carolyn J.

    Easiest to catch us by phone for any last minute stuff[masked]

    August 24, 2013

  • carol

    Just read your pace, I don't think I can maintain that. I have endurance but lack speed. I printed the map, so don't worry if I'm left behind.

    August 23, 2013

    • Carolyn J.

      Turns out I'm in a bit of a recovery mode myself. I'm sure you'll be fine, Carol. Come on out. I have a Plan B and a Plan C if I'm not feeling well enough to keep up with the gang for the full 75. I'll share with you if you're interested.

      August 24, 2013

  • David B

    Ok, not sure what's going on with these comments, so I guess my restaurant review will just have to wait!

    August 24, 2013

    • Carolyn J.

      V interested in a local's take on where to eat.

      August 24, 2013

  • David B

    I live in Yamhill, so lots of this ride is my backyard. Yes, the route as shown has unpaved portions on Kinney, and then much of the portion when you come back down off the coast range back into Yamhill. It's easy to avoid those, which I'll plan to do. (If you want a "consult" before the ride or at the ride, I'm happy to give the reroutes.

    As I write this, I think I'm seeing that you're planning a pretty fast pace. I'll still plan to give it a try, but (especially since I know the area) will also let you all know that it is okay to drop me if I'm not able to keep up.

    Cheers,
    --David

    August 19, 2013

    • Carolyn J.

      would love to have you, David. Check out the new GPS post. If you have comments, feel free to call the number we posted.

      August 24, 2013

  • Ted M.

    Carolyn, I'll meet you enroute, on Johnson School Road or SR 219
    Ted

    August 23, 2013

    • Carolyn J.

      got your note - will see you there.

      August 24, 2013

  • David B

    And if you like thinking ahead to what food awaits, here are the main options in Carlton:

    August 24, 2013

  • David B

    And if you like looking forward to the lunch stop, here's what's in Carlton:

    August 24, 2013

  • David B

    Can hardly wait, this'll be a great ride! FWIW, I will likely ride to the start point and try to keep up with y'all to Carlton for lunch/snack and then break off to go back home (Yamhill) on my own. Looking fwd to meeting you all!

    1 · August 24, 2013

  • Pete

    There are some unpaved roads on the route. Bayley is gravel and Rockyford road looks like it is gravel. I'd take Westside road. I'd recommend Woodland loop road off of Laughlin road. I have other plans that weekend can't make it.

    August 17, 2013

    • Carolyn J.

      My husband may have the "fixed route". Definitely want to avoid gravel. But this one I posted is pretty close and gives you a general idea.

      August 17, 2013

    • Carolyn J.

      No but we agree that We used Westside last time. Didn't know about Bayley. Will fix and repost the route so we can have our GPS's on track. Thanks Pete!

      August 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excited to ride with you again! Just curious were you planning for us to meet at Grand Lodge at 8:30 or for wheels to roll at 8:30?

    August 17, 2013

  • Evy

    I think this one is a bit out of my league Carolyn, but I'm curious if this route is all on road or off? It might be fun to try 1/2 of it sometime :)

    August 15, 2013

    • Carolyn J.

      We may need to adjust a portion so we remain on pavement. We rode this once before and I may have posted the wrong route (we fixed it to avoid gravel). Bald Peak is a v challenging climb cuz it never ends and gets steep at the top. I think there is some good beginner riding area in Forest Grove. let me know if you want to do some scouting w me sometime. As for doing half, I recommend checking elevation chart and comparing to what you've already done.

      August 17, 2013

8 went

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy