The Tuesday Hill Slayer

A dose of hardcore bikey rejuvenation: a varying route through bicycle heaven of 25-30+ miles, and 2500+ feet of climbing.  Hardcore is more about attitude than conditioning. Even if you're kind of a slow climber, come on out.  The route will always be hard, but we'll be nice, and if you keep at it, you'll get better.

This week's route: To be determined.

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Ride leader: Paul Johnston [masked][masked]

Date and Time of Ride: Tuesdays at 6:00 pm

Meeting Point: Helvetia Tavern.

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This Week's Route: TBD

Route Stats: TBD

Pace and terrain rating. Maniacal, yet friendly.

Type of ride: This is a very strong intermediate to expert 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 or difficulty are 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.

Please ask for help if you are ill equipped prior to the ride, we will help if we can!

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Ride Difficulty Scale For Road Rides: D/E 6

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



 

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  • Tom K.

    Nice climbing everyone. Will need to mark the depression on Skyline 1/1 way between Dixie Mtn and Rocky point. At least 3 of us managed to hit it hard.

    August 27, 2014

    • Paul G.

      Is there a volunteer to bring a rattle can of white paint on the next Tuesday?

      August 27, 2014

  • Jason B.

    Paul we are now skyline west of Elliott

    August 26, 2014

  • Paul G.

    This would be my choice, but with a larger group, the heat, and early darkness, may not get that far:
    http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1413634
    Moreland, Rock Creek, Beck climbs. Logie Trail to come home (I haven't been on Logie trail or Beck all summer!)

    August 26, 2014

  • Carolyn J.

    Yikes! Did I really sign up?

    August 26, 2014

  • Tom K.

    Hi Diana, thank you for reconnoitering the potential ride. Where would you recommend we ride ? Need to get started @ 6 sharp. We are losing sunlight.

    August 26, 2014

    • Carolyn J.

      Saltzman UP would be great on a day like today. Trees would keep us cool. Grade is not too steep. But I don't think that's on the right side of the chip seal...?

      August 26, 2014

  • Paul G.

    What is Jarrell/Pedersen road like up to Johnson? I've never climbed that way. It's getting late in the summer, I want to make sure I've done every road up there. :-)

    August 26, 2014

    • Carolyn J.

      pretty sure that's a patch of gravel road

      August 26, 2014

  • Michael J.

    Tom and Mr. Gerlach, look like just three of us. So be kind, and then I will follow whatever you guys want to ride. See you at 6pm tomorrow?

    August 25, 2014

  • Michael J.

    Tom, and Paul G., Carolyn, Shilpa and I will be there at 6pm. We are easy, pick a route you like.

    August 26, 2014

  • Diana

    Skyline between MacNamee and Cornelius Pass was chip sealed today (might avoid that part). :)

    August 26, 2014

    • Paul G.

      Thanks for the tip Diana. Let's stay west of CP today.

      August 26, 2014

  • Tom K.

    Diana you can do this ride . Have you ridden Johnson to Skyline previously ? If you have you are ahead of me. :>)

    August 26, 2014

  • Tom K.

    I will lead on the flats & the rollers, but on the hill climbing I am a novice. :>)

    August 25, 2014

    • Diana

      Whaaaat? Novice? Good thing I decided to ride from home ... can't keep up with the likes of you.

      August 25, 2014

  • Michael J.

    Sounds like we have a new leader Tom. Tom, are you leading this Tuesday?

    August 25, 2014

    • Paul G.

      It sounded like every other week. They're all running together. I haven't done Johnson or Beck all summer...

      August 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rats, had a change in work schedule that will take me away from the area for the day. I will try to catch another ride on another day.

    August 25, 2014

  • Tom K.

    Hi Paul, Have a great time. I rode Moreland up to Rocky point,then Dixie Mountain, down Rock Creek Blvd. Might be a nice Tuesday evening ride.

    August 25, 2014

  • Paul J.

    Out of town company, gonna have to miss this one. You guys go climb hills, OK?

    August 25, 2014

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