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Hills After Lunch

This is the Winter version of Hills After Work, and it's the same 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.

I repeat: we'll be nice! Come on out and give it a try. And if this ride seems like too much, (well, it IS a lot of really hard climbing), Try the Thursday Night Ride:


Ride leader: Paul Johnston [masked][masked]

Date and Time of Ride: Tuesdays at 2:00 pm

Meeting Point: Helvetia Tavern.


The Route: TBD

Route Stats: 25-35 miles major hills

Pace and terrain rating. Kinda Maniacal, yet friendly.

Type of ride: This is an 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.

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


Ride Difficulty Scale For Road Rides

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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  • Magesh S (.

    I woulda if I coulda. Next week p'haps.

    January 15, 2013

  • Paul J.

    Coldcoldcoldcold. And cold. Damn, it was cold. But still a fun ride with great peeps. Eric, you made the right call to go down the hill. It was gawdamighty cold up there in the fog on Skyline.

    January 15, 2013

  • Vest

    You would think 37 degrees was cold. However if you dress correctly and spin hard, you can power right through it. I could do without the theat of ice on the road. Thanks Paul for pushing us up the hill. This was a great ride. The thought of riding in the cold was way worse than the ride. Y'all need to get your spinning shoes back on and get out and getter done!
    Thank you Paul for keepin us honest. Eric even pulled himself off his death bed and got some miles in.

    January 15, 2013

  • MamaQuail(D.Smith)

    totally bummed I cannot make it today...hope you all have a great ride!

    January 15, 2013

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