The ninth ride of the CHEW Series (see below) will be held on March 17, 2013, start location and time noted above. Please see draft route url for route details. Ride leaders for this week are:
Brisk Plus – Alexa Volwiler and Bob Dennis
Brisk Minus – Frieder Mack and Tim Thomas
Moderate – Kimberly Smith
Steady – Al Miller
Draft route for this week is: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1962585
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 three paces offered for riders – 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.