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Carnation, Coffee, and Cows (40 mi/Brisk/Mod/Steady)­

This special Monday ride will head eastward into the Snoqualmie Valley (via Louis Thompson Road up to the Sammamish Plateau) for coffee, some bucolic riding, camaraderie, and farm views. We'll look for evidence of any tipped cows but we can't promise that we will find some. We will climb up and over Union Hill back to the start. This ride will feature 3 paces (and mentorship opportunities) of Brisk (16-18 mph), Moderate (14-16 mph), and Steady (12-14 mph). Because we will be in the rural areas, riders should have spare tubes, pump, and the knowledge on how to use them. We will plan to stop for a coffee/snack in Carnation.

Ride Leaders:
Brisk - Sandi Navarro and Kimberly Smith
Moderate - Joni Griffis and Judy Fyffe
Steady - Al Miller and Nan Haberman

Ride Route at: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3584027
Pace: Steady (12-14 mph on the flats)
Terrain: Some Hills (and they are real hills)
Regroups: Occasional
Cue Sheets - see ridewithgps route above
Weather Cancels: Showers Cancel

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  • Carl W.

    I have to work :-(

    November 5, 2013

    • Al M.

      Bummer....the ride is far enough away that you could still get an illness of some type! The kind that keeps you from work but not from cycling......

      1 · November 5, 2013

    • Joni Meisner G.

      That's called a mental health day!

      November 12, 2013

  • Jeff

    What an amazing ride! Beautiful weather, a scenic route, & good people to ride with. Thanks to our ride leaders!

    November 11, 2013

  • Dorothé R.

    Lovely route. Great ride. Thanks!

    November 11, 2013

  • Piper P

    Fantastic --people, route, sun, colorful leaves, leadership and sweepership. I'm having so much fun riding with you all--thanks!

    1 · November 11, 2013

    • Debbie

      Concur with everyone else that the weather just added to a fantastic ride today. Thanks for sweepers on the steady ride

      November 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for a gorgeous ride! A real bonus for November.

    1 · November 11, 2013

  • Jeffrey P.

    Thanks Kimberly and Sandi. Great ride today. Sunshine!!

    November 11, 2013

  • Doug

    Great route and the weather was perfect.

    November 11, 2013

  • Trish K.

    Great ride! Perfect fall day, awesome folks, and new stretches of road - thanks!

    November 11, 2013

  • Joni Meisner G.

    After driving the route today, had a few changes, so be sure to update your Garmin/cue sheet.....

    November 9, 2013

    • Joni Meisner G.

      Not so much! There are a few places where there is heavy pine needles, but the roads and majority of the shoulders were quite nice! And the weather report is looking grand, as well!

      2 · November 10, 2013

    • Sandi N.

      Thanks for picking a great route and pre-riding it, Joni! Had a great time!

      November 11, 2013

  • Tim S.

    November 11, 2013

  • Christie W.

    Bummer. I didn't remember to change my RSVP. Sorry about that. Hope you all had a great ride.

    November 11, 2013

  • Britt

    Don't think 40 miles would be the best for me

    November 10, 2013

  • Al M.

    If you want to print a copy of the ridewithgps cue sheet from Joni's updated ride information you can find it here under "Files" - "Ride to Carnation for Coffee 11 Nov 2013" - http://files.meetup.com/3386582/Ride_to_Carnation_for_Coffee%2011%20Nov%202013.pdf

    1 · November 10, 2013

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