May 5, 2013 · 7:30 AM
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This is our CLASSIC Sunday morning ride and begins a leisurely paced start at [color=red][b]7:30am[/b][/color]. Promise of smooth sailing begins on Tenaya at a 12 mile-an-hour pace, then a gentle rise begins and tests those legs going up towards frontage. 6 miles in finds us at 95 and the Mount Charleston turn off. Beginners decide Starbucks sound good at this point and turn around for a healthy 12 mile round trip and a warm beverage as a reward. The rest of us form a pace-line on 95, taking one minute turns into the usual headwind until we approach the exit which marks our sprint for bragging rights at Paiute overpass. Then Woo Hoo! down FAAASssst to the golf course. What goes down must come up and we huff our way back up. Some people may decide to get a few extra miles and head North to Corn Creek Road along US 95. Some head back South along US 95 back to Southwest Bikes where Starbucks welcomes us with coffee aromas. There is a COOL alternate route for Intermediate riders and above; Same Starting place and time but the route is to the new gun range at the top of Decatur,...the distance is about the same but steeper climbs and a faster pace,....as with the traditional route, there is the opportunity to expand the route with Tim and the crew, usually 35-50 miler,...this is quickly becoming a Southwest Bikes favorite!