The last ride of the CHEW Series (see below) will be held on March 30, 2013, start location and time noted above. We will start at Pine Lake Park on the Sammamish Plateau, ride around Sammamish, and then head east toward Snoqualmie including a fun stop at Snoqualmie Falls. This is a fun route but please come prepared to finish the ride as there is no convenient bail out point once we head off the Plateau. Please see draft route url for route details.
Ride leaders for this week are:
Brisk – Alexa Volwiler
Moderate – Kimberly Smith
Steady – Joni Griffis and Sandi Navarro
Draft route for this week is: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2281017
Cue Sheet Link: http://files.meetup.com/3386582/Updated_Bonus_CHEW_Ride_30_Mar_2013_agm.pdf
Climbing Hills – Eastside Wintertime – The CHEW Series will be held Sundays at 0930 on Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, March 3, March 10, March 17, March 24, and Saturday March 30 at various starting points on the East Side. These will be climbing routes on local hills which will progress from circa 30 miles and 2500 feet of elevation to 50+ miles and 4500 feet of elevation. There will be four paces offered for riders – Strenuous (low end of 18-20); Brisk (16-18 mph on flats); Moderate (14-16 mph on flats); and Steady (12-14 mph on flats) which will all use a common course for that week. Each ride pace for the week will also be posted at Cascade Bicycle Club Daily Rides Calendar (http://www.cascade.org/EandR/Activities_Calendar.cfm?query=cascadefreedailyride)
Riders should be able to sustain the appropriate pace for their selected group, read a cue sheet, change a flat (and have the requisite equipment), and have a positive attitude! Faster riders and better climbers are welcome to join but for them the ride becomes self-paced and self-guided. Riders can ride on their own, in small groups, or with the appropriate pace ride leader. Cue sheets will be available at the start and riders can email the Ride Leader by the preceding Friday noon for the final route cue sheet pdf and map url. Rest Stops will be planned as noted on the Route Cue Sheet.
"Drop" policy -- This is a training series. As such, we will ride with the best interest of the group in mind. This may mean that riders may need to fall back to a slower pace group and so they will be picked up by the group behind them. It also means that we will not wait for riders to change flat tires or deal with mechanical issues. Please make sure that you print a cue sheet in the event that you get separated. We want everyone to ride hard and have fun and there are multiple pace options to support all riders so no one should feel left behind.