9th Annual End Of Winter (EOW) Ride

  • March 22, 2014 · 9:00 AM
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Winter ends on March 20th so let's celebrate by doing our annual run to Mt. St. Helens (started by Randy the Xman). We'll meet at 9:00am with KSU (kickstands up) at 9:15am.  Arrive gassed up and ready to go (there are gas stations 1 exit south of here). We'll head down take I-5 down, do a special detour to enjoy some back roads before Castle Rock to head up the Mountain: http://goo.gl/maps/Q6tXL

On the way up and/or back we’ll stop for a late lunch/early dinner before making our way home: http://goo.gl/maps/2jmdz

About 10:00 am we'll stop in Hawk's Prairie (exit 111 of I-5) to pick up Southend Riders and to gas up.  Meet us at either the Shell or the Chevron across from the HP restaurant (whichever has better premium prices-ha!).

This is more of a intermediate/advanced ride due to the amount of time going freeway speeds of 60/70, length of the trip and twisties on Mt St. Helens.

Event subject to weather, will cancel if crappy weather.

See what we did the last couple of years:

EOW 2013 - http://www.meetup.com/seattleriders/events/104765362/

EOW 2012 - http://www.meetup.com/seattleriders/events/51336462/

EOW 2011 - http://www.meetup.com/seattleriders/events/16170212

EOW 2010 - http://www.meetup.com/seattleriders/events/12153542

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  • Claudette

    What a great group - you all made this ride for me. So nice to see friends I haven't seen in a while and new ones. See you for the Tulip Ride if not sooner. :D

    March 23, 2014

  • Troy

    It was very nice meeting all of you. Had a blast.Looking forward to the next ride

    March 22, 2014

  • Jeff C.

    Epic day-great people, great weather. The roads were left for us to carve like an Easter ham. Will sleep like a baby tonight. Thanks for hosting Claudette

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Allen S

    Last minute cancel for me. My back isn't even letting me stand up to walk. I really wanted to go. Grrr

    March 22, 2014

  • Chris F.

    Yes let's ride

    March 21, 2014

  • Claudette

    A quick reminder to review the route and bring a copy with you in case we need to break into smaller groups. See you in the AM.

    March 21, 2014

  • George

    Why all this freeway riding? I bet we can do better.

    March 19, 2014

    • Claudette

      Oh George just stay with us. This route has more boring parts to it than what we'll do on I-5. You'll won't want to miss Pleasant Valley Rd, for it is pleasant, indeed!

      March 19, 2014

    • George

      Aah, Pleasant Valley is on my return ride list, to the eatery. I'll get my share of freeway riding, to and from. About 180 mi altogether. I think it will be more than I am willing to spend on the slab for one day.

      March 19, 2014

  • Jeff C.

    This ride is definately Saturday, right? The reason I ask is because Claudette said Sunday on another meetup.

    March 19, 2014

    • Jeff C.

      Thanks Claudette. So what are we doing on Sunday? please let it involve alcohol. :)

      March 19, 2014

    • Claudette

      Possibly Jeff - I'm playing tourist in Seattle - Ride the Duck and Brunch. Definitely will have booze at brunch. LOL.

      March 19, 2014

  • George

    For Mark. How about this:
    http://goo.gl/UefzNl

    March 19, 2014

  • Claudette

    Weather keeps getting better and better! Currently forecasted for sunny and 57.

    March 18, 2014

  • Jordan T.

    Are we taking I-5 all the way down?

    March 18, 2014

    • Claudette

      Nope. Jordan see my comment from yesterday.

      March 18, 2014

  • Jeff C.

    giddy up!

    March 18, 2014

  • Matthew

    I may not make it. The intermediate makes me nervous as its looking like my bike won't be ready yet, and I don't know how my wife's Rebel 250 does on extended highway rides. We'll see as it gets closer!

    March 10, 2014

    • MARK

      You'll be fine on the ride. No problem on the 250 either. Hope you can make it....it's a blast and Claudette is a great leader & host.

      1 · March 13, 2014

    • Matthew

      Looks like I wont be sadly! Work has asked me to come in, and the double time is to good to pass up! Ill be on the Tulip ride though!

      March 18, 2014

  • Tina B.

    Sorry ladies have to bail. Forgot about my daughters appt for flowers for the wedding is that day at 1pm. If Sunday then I'm game. Hopefully Claudette can find another sweep in my absent.

    March 18, 2014

  • Mike S.

    Bike's in the shop getting the ABS module rebuilt.... It's not going to be ridable for a couple weeks....
    Bummer!!!

    March 18, 2014

  • Claudette

    Just added the routes there and back. Check it out. Looking forward to some great riding. Don't know about you but I need it. :)

    March 17, 2014

  • Daniel J.

    Current Conditions: 03/14/2014: Closed at Coldwater Lake.

    http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mountsthelens/recreation/recarea/?recid=66100

    March 14, 2014

    • Jordan T.

      so, looks like we can only make it up to that point?

      March 17, 2014

    • Claudette

      That's typical for this time of year.

      March 17, 2014

  • Daniel J.

    looks like the weather is going to hold out. I should be there and +2.

    1 · March 13, 2014

  • Joseph T.

    Is this the address for the southern pick up point?

    8306 Quinault Dr Ne, Lacey, WA 98516

    March 13, 2014

  • Daniel J.

    if the weather is ok I will probably tag along

    March 9, 2014

  • Bill B.

    lets not slip on the ice this year Claudette.. Im looking forward to riding with you again... :)

    1 · February 12, 2014

    • Claudette

      Been a long time Bill. You haven't seen the new bike yet, eh? I'm on a Busa now. :)

      1 · February 12, 2014

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