RESCHEDULED RIDE FROM FEBRUARY - Due to road work I modifed the route - Please check new route below - added a couple miles and a little more climbing
This is meant to be a training ride so not as recreational as some other of our Meetup rides. Definitely a B/B+ ride with constant up and downs. Should be comfortable w/ your climbing skills and riding on roads with decent amount of traffic. Meant to be a good workout for base miles and the climbing legs.
If you can't maintain on average an overall 15-17 mph pace then you may end up getting dropped (subject to if additional ride leaders are available to lead slower groups). So long as you are comfortable with this potential I have no issue. However, this means you need to make sure you are familiar with the route.
I'm initially going back down to smaller group of 25 (compared to 40 when scheduled in Feb). If folks want to step as secondary ride leaders I'll be willing to increase the ride size.
Total distance:approx 33 miles
Total elevation climbed: approx 3,100 feet
Pace: Medium: 15-17 mph avg; On the category systems call it a B/B+ ride
Terrain: Gregg would call it hilly, I would call it lots of rollers with a few punchy but short roller
Start/Finish: Ballston Metro/Orange Line
Highlights: Rosslyn Climb, Military Road, lots of climbing and tired legs
The route/cue sheet can be viewed at the link below:
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED FOR PARTICIPATION:
- ID, spare tube, portable tire pump recommended
- clip in cleats or cages highly recommended
- This is a no stop ride so bring enough drink/food to get you through 30 miles - We can grab a bite after the ride at the Cosi next to the Metro
- The event will be cancelled/postponed in event of rain/snow
- email me if you have any questions