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The Sunday Morning Elm Creek ride (4 Weeks Remaining!)

Please note new start times!!!

Spend your Sunday morning cruising Elm Creek Park!

(Edit: For the sake of simplicity, let's keep it in the park this week.)

This is a two-part ride. The main ride starts at 10:00, and we will ride the long loop around Elm Creek (approx. 15 miles), keeping things nice and casual. Elm Creek is quite hilly, and speeds can vary widely, from 20-25 MPH (or faster!) downhill, to 5-6 MPH uphill. Average, or "flat", speeds will be around 14-16 MPH.

The second part of this ride is a "pre-ride" warm-up/work-out loop for those interested in riding a little harder, faster, and/or longer. We'll meet at 8:45, do a faster paced "sprint" around the same loop to get the blood flowing (18-22 MPH average?) with perhaps only one stop, and then meet the others back in the parking lot for the regular 10:00 ride. (Note: Because we need to get back by 10:00, we must be on the trail no later than 9:00 for this ride. Please don't feel bad if you show-up at 9:01 and we are gone.....

Ride one, ride both...it's all good!

With regards to weather, I do not mind riding in the rain when I'm alone, but I will not do a group ride in the rain. If it is raining, please consider the ride(s) to be canceled.

Lastly, all are welcome, as the 10:00 AM ride is a "no drop" ride. Those that would prefer to ride ahead at a faster pace, please feel free. We (the slower riders) won't hold it against you- we'll just get to the the Maple Tavern a little bit later!

New members: Please look for me/my car (see profile picture, silver Honda Accord) at the NW corner of the chalet parking lot.

And "just in case", my cell number is[masked]-2189.

As always, please bring your safety gear, appropriate clothing, and a positive attitude!

See you at the park!

http://www.threeriversparks.org/parks/elm-creek-park.aspx

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  • Tom G

    good save !!! tamsie did miss ya on grp ride . i know your pain last week i forgot to take my memory pill ... note to me take memory pill

    October 8, 2012

  • tamsie

    Note to self: put bike helmet in the car the night before the ride. Bummer that I missed the ride with the group, but enjoyed the breakfast and a brief solo ride in the park after retrieving my helmet from home. You guys missed the "tram" -- the very slow tractor-pulled car that takes people on tours of the park via trails. Kind of a hazard for bikers.....

    October 8, 2012

  • Marilynn I

    Another great Sunday ride. Parts were like driving your car through 4" of newly fallen snow--couldn't see the trail. Thanks for the pictures, Mark.

    October 8, 2012

  • JR

    Great ride! But I wouldn't say the cold was no problem

    October 7, 2012

  • Mark O

    We handled the cold weather with no problem.

    October 7, 2012

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