T-Day 4 Hill Ride (Steady/Moderate/Bri­sk paces - 34 miles)

Here's an early morning Thanksgiving Day ride up the inclines of Sahalee, Ames Lk, Union and Education Hills - a great way to start the morning! Throw the turkey in the oven, set the timer, and come out for a series of hill adventures starting at Marymoor Park East - we'll try to be complete in time for the afternoon kickoffs, tipoffs, family & friend get-togethers, etc. After completing this ride, be warned that you may feel a certain heightened sense of self-righteous smugness as you choose a second helping of yams with brown sugar & marshmallows or an extra drum stick. Riders should be able to sustain their chosen pace, read a cue sheet, and change a flat. Riders can ride on their own, in small groups, or with the ride leader.

Printed cue sheets will be available at the start and riders can email the Ride Leader by the preceding Tuesday noon for the final route cue sheet pdf (http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3497285). Faster riders and better hill climbers are welcome but for them the ride can be self-paced and self-guided. The ride leader is slow up hills but will always get there.

Pace Leaders

• Steady: Joni Griffis, Nan Haberman

• Moderate: Rob Latino

• Brisk: James Coliz

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  • Monica

    Such a great way to start thanksgiving.

    2 · November 30

  • Deborah M.

    An invigorating ride + great company + happy chaos of many cooks in the kitchen + a glass (or two) of good wine = an awesome Thanksgiving! Thanks to all who planned and participated in the ride, you were toasted last night!

    2 · November 29

  • Cathy H.

    Thanks, Al, for the great route and inspiration! Thanks, James, for making the money run to NW Harvest. And THANKS Brisk Group 3 for the great team effort on the navigation. Special shout out to Jack Nolan, Daniel Kelly and Scott for helping with the rider leader duties.

    November 28

  • Sam M.

    First off, a huge shout out to Al Miller for planning this ride. We missed you although we had a great day. Thanks so much to Joni Griffis my mentor today and Nan Haberman our sweep/leader. Our group was fantastic, the weather was so beautiful, and everyone was really patient with my hill riding skills. Again, a huge thank you to Al...this was really fun.

    November 28

  • Mike U.

    Great ride today. Thank you...

    November 28

  • Joe A.

    Great ride. Have thawed out and am enjoying a well earned glass of wine. Thanks Ron for leading. Good job

    November 28

  • Carl W.

    Great start to T-Day. Makes eating all this food a lot easier..

    November 28

  • Martha K

    Awesome ride...beautiful day with a great group of people. Thanks Rob for leading. Nice to meet some new riders. Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy that second piece of pie! :)

    1 · November 28

  • Machiko T.

    Now I can pig out!

    2 · November 28

  • Anne-Gigi C.

    Great ride today! Rob and Scott, thanks for leading and sweeping!

    November 28

    • Dorothé R.

      Agree; loved it. My first 'hills' after an unintended break. It felt great!! A happy body is truly something to be thankful for!

      November 28

  • Tim S.

    Nice ride with a great group and a wonderful leader. Thanks Rob. It was a tad chilly starting out though...brrr.

    November 28

  • Dave M.

    Turned into a great day after we got out of the fog. Climbing Sahalee took care of that. And what a great turn out. Thank you James for mentoring me. And thanks to Carl, Cathy and Daniel for helping with the group. Happy Thanksgiving, now go get seconds...

    2 · November 28

  • James C.

    Our friends in Seattle are running the 10th annual ride for Northwest Harvest at the same time. (https://groups.google.com/forum/...­) As a show of mutual support from those of us on the Eastside, please consider donating $5 or $10 to helping our communities at this time of year. I will personally shuttle the funds over to the Seattle crew later in the day to combine our efforts.

    Look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

    5 · November 27

    • James C.

      Props to Bob Dennis for the idea, I should say!

      1 · November 28

    • James C.

      We collected $250 (exactly). Thanks everyone!! That's nearly $5/each on average.

      5 · November 28

  • Doug

    A little cold but great ride.

    November 28

  • Chao C.

    Thanks, James, Carl, and Dave for leading our group!

    2 · November 28

  • Jeffrey P.

    Thankful to have the opportunity to ride with such a great (and big!) group.

    November 28

  • Carl W.

    Don't forget to bring out your fog horns ;-)

    November 28

  • Bob D.

    Jeff Powers and I will be leading a Brisk Plus (low strenuous) group. Looks like a beautiful day tomorrow!

    November 27

    • James C.

      And the way you'll know you're part of this group is if you get to the top of Sahalee before me :)

      1 · November 27

  • Sam M.

    Welcome to the PEEPS who rode my first mentored ride today. This should be a great ride with a fave bike leader and mentor, Joni Griffis with Nan Haberman as our sweep. Looking forward to my second mentored ride.

    1 · November 23

    • Jack N.

      Sam! you will make an Awesome RL! See you tomorrow.

      1 · November 27

  • Sam M.

    Did my pre-ride today. This would appear to be one of those rides where it feels like one is always going up vs. down. The downhills are awesome but I believe they are steep vs. the long grades up. See you Thursday morning.

    3 · November 26

  • Sam M.

    Did my pre-ride today. Is it possible to have a ride that is all up hill yet ends where it began? This is one hilly ride. But it is beautiful and challenging. See you Thursday morning.

    1 · November 26

  • Joni Meisner G.

    Yeah, I got a kitchen pass for this one! See you there!

    1 · November 18

    • Sam M.

      JOni, Does this mean you can mentor me? If so a big thank you to whoever gave you a kitchen pass!!!! Sam

      November 19

    • Joni Meisner G.

      yes it does! I sent you an email via meetup, but not sure if you got it. send me your email to [masked] for details!

      November 19

  • Rob L.

    with this ride i won't feel as guilty for stuffing my face and eating too much dessert.

    2 · November 19

  • Nan H.

    I am not a mentor, sorry Sam I can't help you out on this ride.

    November 18

  • Sam M.

    I signed up for a mentored ride for this ride with Al...am looking to see if there is a mentor who might want to mentor me for this ride. Thanks

    November 16

    • Machiko T.

      Please clarify me. You signed up a mentor ride with Al for this ride, but he can't lead it?

      November 17

    • Sam M.

      Yes, Al had put me down for this as a mentored ride and then let me know that he wasn't going to be able to do this particular ride ...... so I am wondering if someone who is a mentor will be leading the steady pace? I presume Al is looking for a replacement leader so I was just adding my request for a mentor if possible. Thanks.

      November 18

  • James C.

    Moderate and Brisk coming along too :)

    November 12

  • Angie

    Hm. Must be time to start warming up for CHEW.

    1 · October 8, 2013

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