The seventh ride of the CHEW Series (see below) will be held on March 3, 2013, start location and time noted above. This ride route is about 47 miles long and has circa 3400 feet of elevation. We will leave the starting point to climb Hollywood Hill, Paradise Lake area, Trilogy Hill, Snoqualmie Valley hills, and Bloomberg Hill. Note that this route has less easy exit routes than previous rides in the series.
Ride leaders for this week are:
Brisk 1 (17-18mph) – Alexa Volwiler and James Coliz
Brisk 2 (15-16mph) – Frieder Mack and Tim Thomas
Moderate – Matthew Wong
Steady – Al Miller
Draft route for this week is: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1951332
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, and March 24 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 – Brisk 1 (17-18 mph on flats); Brisk 2 (15-17 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.