CHEW Series 3.30.13 Bonus Ride - Steady/Moderate/Bris­k – 42.5 miles (3384')

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.

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  • Kimberly S.

    Thank you for your hard work Al and team who put together the routes. I appreciated the privelage of being able to ride with so many awesome people and make so many friends along the way.

    1 · March 31, 2013

  • Machiko T.

    Thank you all the ride leaders to put together the series. I will miss it. And special thank you to Al to get me hooked to biking and steady group peeps for the encouragement!

    1 · March 30, 2013

  • Tim J.

    Carl , thanks for your Garmin know how!
    Now I know how to get my odometer to reset ! hahaha!!!
    It worked on my second ride today!
    Thank you!

    March 30, 2013

    • Carl W.

      Your welcome...

      1 · March 30, 2013

  • Don W.

    Many thanks to all involved in the ride. This was my 2nd cascade "free ride" and it was great. Kimberly did an excellant job in leading. Next stop...CTS

    1 · March 30, 2013

  • Tim J.

    EPIC Day of cycling! Sunshine! Fantastic ride route! Thanks to Alexa, Al and Freider for laying a FUN course! Kimberley lead an exhilerating pace!! Thanks to all riders for fun and safe day.

    3 · March 30, 2013

    • Sandi N.

      Did your garmin work??

      March 30, 2013

  • Janis M.

    Thank you, so much, for doing this series. It was awesome!

    2 · March 30, 2013

  • Al M.

    Great route only improved by the perfect riding weather and riding companions! A spectacular way to conclude the 2013 CHEW series!! Thanks to all!

    2 · March 30, 2013

    • Majid H.

      Even tough i was so conservative in down hills, today ride has balanced my memories beside that nasty, painful crash. Thanks Al , Joni and everybody for fantastic ride today.

      March 30, 2013

  • Melody

    Thank you magicd and Rick for helping and staying with me!

    March 30, 2013

    • Rick U.

      It was my pleasure and I hope we see you on another ride. You did great, the hills were challenging but you got up & down them like a champ. Thank you for riding with us and Thank you to Magicd for helping, its the good people that make it so enjoyable.

      1 · March 30, 2013

    • Majid H.

      It was so nice riding with you and Rick today. Soon you have to slow down for old people like me and help us to enjoy the ride .It is a sure thing for young and strong-minded person like you. Keep up the good work and teach me what you learn through your improvement as well.

      1 · March 30, 2013

  • Sandi N.

    Great day! Thank you Alexa for putting together a beautiful scenic route and thank you to Al for putting together such a stellar series!

    1 · March 30, 2013

  • craig d.

    Nice job leading both groups of brisk by Alexa and Bob. The pace was perfect!

    1 · March 30, 2013

  • Tim T.

    So bummed I had to miss this last ride on such a nice day. Home sick!

    March 30, 2013

    • Cathy H.

      David B said you were home suffering. Dang, you missed a good one ... and we missed you! Feel better.

      March 30, 2013

  • Cathy H.

    WHAT a gorgeous route! Today was spectacular in every way and a wonderful close to the CHEW series (which has been terrific). Alexa, thanks for the scenic route, and Kimberly, thanks for the great lead and always making it fun. Al, what can I say. You're the man of the hour/winter season putting this series together along with all your fantastic ride leaders. Many thanks! Sad to see this come to an end.

    1 · March 30, 2013

  • Carl W.

    Awesome ride and huge thanks to the ride leaders for making a great ride

    1 · March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    last one, let's make it a good one!

    March 30, 2013

  • Machiko T.

    Wow, weather forecasters are suggesting to pack a sunscreen for tomorrow!

    1 · March 29, 2013

  • Mary H

    Ok, hurt me some more! All 3384 ft!!!

    2 · March 13, 2013

    • Al M.

      Mary - this is a super route! You will certainly "enjoy" the hills and the scenery!

      March 27, 2013

    • Mary H

      Got a cold and need to breathe on a ride like this, see you all next time! Wish I could make it.

      March 29, 2013

  • Al M.

    I will have about 20+ printed cue sheets at the start for those wanting them. They are also available at the link which Alexa has posted above - http://files.meetup.com/3386582/Updated_Bonus_CHEW_Ride_30_Mar_2013_agm.pdf

    March 29, 2013

  • Matthew R.

    Sad I won't be there. I'll be doing my first mentored ride instead.

    1 · March 28, 2013

  • Tim J.

    Super Pumped to Chew up some hills on Saturday! Thanks to Freider and Alexa!!

    1 · March 28, 2013

  • Al M.

    If you are thinking about a ride this weekend, with the weather predicted, this should be a fabulous route - thanks to Alexa and Frieder for setting it up!!

    2 · March 28, 2013

  • Steven S.

    Looking forward to it! (if we can find a bike for guest) Rental information anybody?

    March 27, 2013

  • Steven S.

    Need woman's bike - guest is 5' 2". Beg, borrow or steal (guaranteed return!) I can pay off in home brew, home baked goods, indentured servitude...

    March 27, 2013

  • Melody

    I should be able to attend. I will be back in town on the 28th.

    March 13, 2013

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