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Advanced Level : 3rd Annual "The Whole Shebang" ... The Entire W&OD

  • Aug 9, 2014 · 8:00 AM
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Click HERE for a larger view of the picture below :)

Arrive at 8:00am
Rolling at 8:30am


There will be 2 options:

Half Century: The Big BBQ Ride
(Shirlington to Carolina Brothers and back)
* Carolina Brothers opens at 10:30am

The Full Century - The Whole Shebang!
(Shirlington to Shirlington)

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2011's Weather:
Max Temperature 93 °F
Min Temperature 75 °F

2012's Weather:
Max Temperature 89 °F
Min Temperature 71 °F

2013's Weather

Max Temperature 84 °F
Min Temperature 75 °F

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The Ride:

1st RULE of Fight Club: This is an Advanced Ride

• 2nd RULE of Fight Club: This is an ADVANCED RIDE ... be prepared to ride accordingly (see the Fine Print section below).

• There will be NO SWEEPER on this ride ... it is a "no drop" ride in the fact that you can call my cell and let me know that you're having an issue and we will figure out what needs to be done, but I will NOT be riding behind you if you are last.

• It will be 50 or 100 miles (your choice).

• If you do the Half Century you will be riding with the group up to Carolina Brothers, but you will be doing the return ride back to Shirlington on your own.

• It will be August (hot)

• Freeze your water bottles and load your camel-back with ice.

• Bring salty snacks.

• Be prepared to do what you have to do to ride in hot weather... read the following article and come prepared.
http://www.lloydlemons.com/cycling/2013/05/cycle-safely-in-the-summer-heat.html

The ride may be cancelled if the heat index is above 100 or if it is raining steady.

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The Route:

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5541207


Cue Sheet:
Cue_Sheet_Full_WOD.pdf

Electronic Files (Right Click, Save As):
The_Whole_Shebang_Full_WOD.tcx
The_Whole_Shebang_Full_WOD.kml
The_Whole_Shebang_Full_WOD.gpx

Hard Stops:

• Shirlington MM0 (Mile 0.0) * We Roll.

• Whole Foods MM 11.5 (Mile 11.5)  * We regroup, we stretch, we make sure everyone got off to a good start (no flats, etc.).

• Carolina Brothers MM 27.5 (Mile 27.5) * The 50 milers turn around here.

• Trails End Cycling MM 45.0 (Mile 45.0) * Trail's end

• ---- We now head off to do the Purcellville 10 mile loop ----

• Doner Bistro MM34.5 (Mile 65.0) * LUNCH

• Green Lizard Cycling MM19.8 (Mile 80)

• Shirlington MM0  (Mile 100)

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The Meeting Spot:

Shirlington Library
4200 Campbell Ave, Arlington, Virginia , 22206
(703)[masked]

Click HERE for a map to calculate your own directions.

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The Ride after the Ride:

A fine eating establishment in Shirlington (Most Likely Guapos)

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Ride Level Chart:

A note about our ride levels. We try to accommodate all levels of cyclists with different types of rides. We just ask that you come to the ride that suits your current riding ability the best.

Introductory Level : If you haven't ridden a bike in a number of years (or are uncertain of your abilities on a bicycle).

Beginner Level : If you can easily ride your bike for 10 miles (distance) with some minor hills at a comfortable pace (10+ to 12+ mph).

Medium Level : If you can do 20 miles pretty easily at a moderate pace (13 to 15+ mph)

Advanced Level : If you can do 20++ miles easily at a 15+ pace and / or handle various challenges as rain, night riding, or other odd cycling situations.

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The Fine Print:

An RSVP of 'YES' is your digital signature and means you have read and understood MEETUP.com's "Terms of Service : Section 6.2 " found HERE (http://www.meetup.com/terms/) and NOVA-CBG's "Assumption of Risk Agreement" found HERE (http://files.meetup.com/1557670/NOVA-CBG_WAIVER.pdf).

Remember that helmets are required to participate in all NOVA-CBG rides. NO Helmet, NO ride, NO exceptions. All riders ride at their own risk and with the understanding that cycling is an inherently dangerous activity. When coming to the meetup you do so voluntarily and are ready and able to participate in the ride as described under the conditions of the day.

Be on time for the "pre-ride" preparation. This is when we check to make sure you have all the required equipment and the last chance for you to make sure your bike is ready for the ride. We will also talk through the route for the day and review basic safety instruction for group riding as well as other important topics. If you do not attend the pre-ride preparation, you will not be allowed to participate on the ride, so please be on time as there will be NO exceptions. Please also keep in mind the group's cancellation policy when you RSVP.

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  • Dino

    Here is a video clip of a part of the ride. Leesburg part I think. http://youtu.be/bItwXtLk6wU

    2 · August 10, 2014

    • Al

      Thanks Dino, that is cool! Now I can work on my form.

      1 · August 11, 2014

    • Gary W.

      I know, my form sucks...

      1 · August 11, 2014

  • Dino

    Here is another one. Somewhere in Purcellville
    http://youtu.be/uEIOE7PHS7Y

    1 · August 10, 2014

  • Sharon F.

    Thanks for the great company and the terrific ride. Amazing how mutual pain bonds folks! :)

    3 · August 10, 2014

  • Debi

    Great Ride! thank you too all of you that encouraged and supported me in doing my first Century :-)

    5 · August 9, 2014

  • Rod S.

    Great ride! I really love riding with this group! You all are so nice.

    Check out the gravel road in Karen's photo. She rode a fair portion of the unpaved loop that stopped everyone else dead in his or her tracks. Well almost everyone else. No I didn't suggest she do that, she just did it. And she added 40 kilometers to the ride to make it an even 200. My kind of crazy.

    3 · August 10, 2014

  • Gary W.

    Joe Reinish is the first one out.

    1 · August 9, 2014

    • Joe R

      Sorry I missed you!

      August 9, 2014

    • Rod S.

      Kind of amazed that you managed to get repaired and back on the ride. Rumor has it you crushed your saddle with your buns of steel. :D

      August 10, 2014

  • Komkit L.

    Booking my very first 93 miles. Had a flat around 65 miles mark. Thank you Rod for helping hand with the flat. Ate a big piece of glass and left a big old hole on the tire.
    Thank you Rod, Sharon, Mary and the rest of the NOVA CBG crews for the ride along, I could not have done it alone.
    Kit AKA "Keep In Touch"

    2 · August 10, 2014

    • Rod S.

      Great riding with you! I could tell you're quite able to fix your own flat but I have a lot of experience with that and thought I could speed things along by pitching in. Glad I could help. Congrats on exceeding the distance of your previous longest ride!

      1 · August 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great ride everyone. Special thanks to Al and Dino for pulling me along for awhile and to Gary and Sharon for bringing me home the last 12 for my first century ride.

    3 · August 9, 2014

  • Gary W.

    Eta in shirlington 6;30.... Drinks... Join us... Shooting for guapos

    1 · August 9, 2014

  • Mary

    Fixing a flat in Ashburn

    1 · August 9, 2014

  • Gary W.

    Doener bistro 2:25

    1 · August 9, 2014

  • Mary

    At doener bistro

    August 9, 2014

  • Gary W.

    Trail end 12:35

    August 9, 2014

    • wes

      Back at shirlington 13:25

      August 9, 2014

  • Gary W.

    Carolina Brothers 11:05

    August 9, 2014

  • Gary W.

    9:45 @ Whole Foods

    August 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    @WholeFoods having breakfast now

    August 9, 2014

  • Gary W.

    That's my boy George.... a glutton for punishment ;)

    1 · August 9, 2014

    • Gary W.

      It wouldn't be the same without hearing the soothing sounds of your grumbling for 100 miles :)

      1 · August 9, 2014

    • George

      Hold that thought!

      1 · August 9, 2014

  • Martin c.

    Wow. Looks like perfect century weather. Have a great ride.

    August 9, 2014

    • Bill

      I was going to suck behind your wheel today

      1 · August 9, 2014

  • Rod S.

    Anyone want to make it a double metric I'll ride with you the extra 24 miles after we get back to Shirlington.

    1 · August 8, 2014

  • Gary W.

    P. S. If you're going to change your RSVP... do it NOW !!

    :)

    August 8, 2014

    • Carl

      And if you're going to change your RSVP, may I tempt you with roses, ice cream, and 84 fewer butt-blistering miles... http://www.meetup.com...­ Hey, just sayin'... ;) Seriously, have a great ride. You "crazy people" rock. See you at Guapo's! :)

      August 8, 2014

  • Gary W.

    Good news... it appears I've bent the weather again to my will. It actually looks good for Saturday right now.

    I've attached the Cue Sheet and all the electronic files to the meetup so feel free to check them out. I've already printed out the Cue Sheets for distribution at the start of the ride.

    Bring enough snacks and fluid (although our first stop is Whole Foods so you can stock up there also).

    Looking forward to it.
    Gary

    August 8, 2014

  • Rod S.

    Love that old rail map!

    1 · July 15, 2014

    • Bill J.

      Apple-asian?

      July 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Isn't that a type of martini?

      2 · July 15, 2014

  • Bill J.

    I am a yes please for this one! Can I connect with y'all from the Custis? Distance will be about the same overall.

    July 15, 2014

  • Tom C.

    If this was Sunday, I'd be all over it!!

    July 15, 2014

    • Gary W.

      It's not unfortunately

      July 15, 2014

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