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2014 Kick Off the New Year Ride - (Brisk/Moderate/Stea­dy/28­miles)

While traditionally a kickoff day for football, this year we will be riding our Kick-Off the New Year Right Ride to help kick-off your 2014 new year resolution to ride more! (You did make that resolution last night didn't you?) We'll start in Kirkland at Marina Park and head southward toward the I-90 corridor running largely along the waterfront streets. We'll return inland a bit up Rose Hill and finish with the Kirkland waterfront. This social oriented ride will be conducted at Steady, Moderate and Brisk paces (on the flats); faster riders and better climbers are welcome, but for them the ride becomes self-paced and self-guided. Riders can ride on their own, in small groups, or with the ride leader. Printed Cue Sheets can be obtained ahead of time by emailing the ride leader by Friday noon before the ride. The draft route is at: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3497158.  Riders should have 2 tubes, pump, and the knowledge of how to use them. The map to starting location: http://goo.gl/maps/AVDd0

Ride leaders are:

Steady: Al Miller

Moderate: Sandi Navarro and Judy Fyffe

Brisk: Carl Wainwright

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great to start the New Years off this way and I hope to do more rides in the future. Thank you to Bruce for befriending me and to Gayle for my map and especially to Jane who patiently waited for me and told me how to get back to the start before the others as I found that my hybrid bike was no match for everyone else's road bike and I didn't want anyone to feel like they had to wait for me anymore.

    January 2, 2014

  • Sal C.

    Thanks for a great ride today!

    January 2, 2014

  • MT

    Thank you for organizing this! I had a great time and now I remember why I need a hybrid or road bike. Hills are intense! I shall return with the right equipment :)

    1 · January 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      If you didn't have a hybrid or road bike, then what were you riding on? Don't believe a hybrid would be good for this though as that is what I had and still, I kept losing the crowd on the hills.

      January 1, 2014

  • Al M.

    Thanks to all who rode today - it was a fabulous Jan 1 for a ride! I am home and a little sore but likely just bruises on the shoulder, hip, and ego.

    3 · January 1, 2014

    • Deborah M.

      Glad you are okay - we had a couple falls in our group too! Must have been some slipperiness out there today.

      January 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Good to hear you're not too injured and feeling better !

      January 1, 2014

  • Tim T.

    Great ride and start for the year, even if I was struggling to keep up. Not sure what my issue was. Oh well just have to ride more hills. So sorry you took a spill Al. Hope you feel better soon.

    January 1, 2014

  • Deborah M.

    Thanks to the leaders and riders for a fun ride! Yesterday and today were the first time back on a bike in about a month and I am feeling it! Lesson learned - don't stop! :)

    January 1, 2014

  • Cheryl F.

    This was the perfect start to 2014.

    January 1, 2014

  • Barry L S.

    Thanks to Sandi & everyone who helped organized this ride - it was truly a great way to kick off the new year! Looking forward to more rides with this great group.

    January 1, 2014

  • Aleksandra T

    Thanks again Sandi. You lead the moderate group well. It was a great ride with some hills AND sunshine! Yay. Good ride everyone, and great to start new year with ride

    1 · January 1, 2014

  • Alexa V.

    Great ride today. Thanks Al, Sandi, and Carl for organizing and leading. It was a perfect start to the New Year. Here's to another year of health through cycling and meeting more new riding buddies!

    2 · January 1, 2014

  • John H.

    Thank You Sandi and yall! A great way to start the year. I feel good!

    January 1, 2014

  • Sandi N.

    Thanks to everyone who came out to ride today - fun group on moderate! Hope to see you all Sunday for our first CHEW (Climbing Hills, Eastside in Winter) ride! Marymoor Park, 9:30 am.

    2 · January 1, 2014

  • Sharon C

    Thanks, Sandi! Fun ride around town with the gang. : ) See you Thursday.

    January 1, 2014

    • Sandi N.

      Great to see you, Sharon! See you Thursday.

      January 1, 2014

  • Don V.

    Glad you are OK, Al, we will make sure your ego suffers for a while! Rest of ride was uneventful and Patty did a great job leading the rest of the ride.

    2 · January 1, 2014

  • Jeri Cay B.

    Great Ride...I am back at the start since I took a short cut by accident. I have no cell number to call.

    2 · January 1, 2014

  • Christie W.

    I'm bummed, but I'm not going to get there in time to ride with you. I will ride this ride on my own later today. Happy New Year, everyone. Ride safe.:-)

    January 1, 2014

  • Cathy H.

    ARGH, was halfway there and realized I left helmet and glasses at home. Sorry to miss out on the fun ... off to preride CHEW 1 instead.

    January 1, 2014

  • Dorothé R.

    Missing out on seeing all my favorite people. On-call (again) and packing. Have a great start of 2014!

    2 · January 1, 2014

  • Al M.

    Here is the pdf of the cue sheet for this ride for those of you (like me) who still use paper cue sheets.... http://files.meetup.com/3386582/Kick_Off_the_New_Year_Right_Ride_01_Jan_2014.pdf

    December 31, 2013

    • Al M.

      Yes the pdf cue sheet is derived from the same ridewithgps file.

      January 1, 2014

  • Brenda C.

    I still have enough of a head cold I should skip it. No point in making anyone sick.

    January 1, 2014

  • Christie W.

    Stayed over in Yakima another night to help out family. I won't be able to leave until morning so I will try to make it back to Kirkland in time to ride with everyone. I'm a maybe at this point.

    1 · December 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone coming from West Seattle to do this ride that I and my bike could catch a ride with please?

    December 30, 2013

    • Tan T.

      I live near High Point and may be able to give you a ride. Email me at [masked].

      2 · December 31, 2013

  • Brenda C.

    Note that Marina Park is the location of the polar bear plunge at 1:00 PM. Just in case anyone wants to bring a swimsuit.... Note that there will be some traffic and foot traffic to contend with if we arrive back in Kirkland around that time.

    3 · December 31, 2013

  • Pat V.

    Wow... big group... can't miss it. ..

    December 31, 2013

  • Britt

    Anyone coming from tacoma area? I have room on my bike rack.

    1 · December 31, 2013

  • MT

    Could I catch a ride back to Seattle with someone who has room on the bike rack?

    December 30, 2013

  • Bill B.

    It depends on the weather, my New Year's state of mind, and if a Metro bus runs from downtown Seattle to Kirkland without having to wait for an hour after the bus ride. i.e., it arrives at 8:30 a.m. or 9:30 a.m., assuming that it's on time.

    1 · December 30, 2013

    • Scott B.

      Route 255 would probably do the trick but not sure what the schedule will be like...

      1 · December 30, 2013

  • Laurie B.

    Perfect ride to kick off my New Years resolution! See everyone in 2014.

    2 · December 29, 2013

  • MICHAEL G.

    Hoping for a Sunny day!

    1 · December 29, 2013

  • Majid H.

    This ride is a "must do" ride, lets hope for a good weather.

    1 · December 26, 2013

  • Steven S.

    Sadly, we won't be able to make it.

    October 9, 2013

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