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Jenn's Deer Creek FRIENDLY for all Levels Hill Climb (Really! Slow & Fast)

Hi all!

 

Half of you don't even need me to write anything up-so, for the folks who have done this in the past....same goes...same meeting place, same concept of meeting and being ready to ride by 5:45 (and, yes, I will still probably be the last one there;)  (see info on Potlucks below, too)

 

For everyone else, for whom this is new-

Here goes-it is roughly an 18 mile roundtrip ride for which half of it (the first half) is a steady, gradual, uphill climb.  Then, the second half, is a return trip back down the same hill we rode up and back to our cars.

It is truly good for all levels-fast, slow...because, the format of any "out and back" ride that I lead, is to welcome everyone. 

All speeds and abilities are welcome (those of you who did this for the first time, can chime in if you had the same fears that so many others have...and tell folks that it really is friendly and we look out for one another)   The group quickly segments and everyone rides at THEIR own pace.  That is the only way anyone will have fun-otherwise, one person is just dying from going too fast and feeling like they are holding someone else up...and that isn't the case.  The goal is just to go as far as you personally want to go up the hill....anyone can turn around whenever they have just 'had enough' (and even faster riders sometimes have days like those:) I know I do.

Also, with it being "out and back" it is super hard to get lost:)

Other notables, there are two official portapotties along the way (hold your breath)-no real place to get water though, so bring enough (and certainly, some fuel, just in case)

It can be quite cold on the descent.  When the sun goes down in the canyon, the temperature drops. Fast!  Better to have long fingered gloves and a jacket and to not need them, than to need them and not have them...don't have long fingered gloves, I have tons. Let me know in advance and I will let you borrow a pair.

 

POTLUCKS!  So, once a month, on the THIRD Tuesday of that month,  we have a post ride Potluck that has been working out amazingly well.   We have it on the side of the road where we park and have a casual, bring whatever you want, bring camp chairs, bring a table if you have one, any other helpful "picnic supplies"...those are definitely a fun night to look forward to!   If you want to help me with being a "Potluck setter upper of tables, etc" that is always welcome!

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  • John W.

    I was glad to learn about this ride. It is all uphill, but not particularly steep.

    May 1, 2013

  • Don K.

    Group leader friendly as always. The Weather Fairies where also friendly, able to complete the ride without any rain or snow!

    May 1, 2013

  • Alesha W.

    Fun ride with nice people.

    May 1, 2013

  • Jenn S.

    Oh! And, Doug...remember your front wheel for next week, ok? You had us all laughing at that human error (that a lot of us have done ourselves!)

    May 1, 2013

    • Doug E.

      Oh, trust me, I will. At least I got home in time to get in about 10 miles on lake gulch rd before dark.

      May 1, 2013

  • Jenn S.

    Hi to everyone who was able to come to the ride last night-so glad to meet the new folks and see familiar and friendly 'old' folks (ok, you KNOW what I really mean:) I was laughing so hard at the beginning when we were waiting to get going-everyone was being so funny and joking around even though I know you didn't all know each other-it was really welcoming to see. Especially glad that the snow held off until a Wednesday for a change!:)

    May 1, 2013

  • Vanessa C'deBaca O.

    Great! As a first timer I really enjoyed the care and attention they gave me!

    April 30, 2013

  • LindaHD

    Working late

    April 30, 2013

  • Jenn S.

    Seriously, it does look dark and the descent isn't good on wet roads with potential oil and gravel-if anyone works or lives or there, can u text me at 4:15 to say if dry or wet roads?

    April 30, 2013

    • Tianyi

      According to the detailed weather forecast, the precipitation isn't going to start until about 9 tonight.

      April 30, 2013

    • Curtis

      I am going to pass. I just got home and it is raining here in lakewood.

      April 30, 2013

  • Kay F

    So sorry, can't make it tonight. Work-related. But definitely will be there next week.

    April 30, 2013

  • ilene

    I think i'm going to go to a spinning class inside rather than risk getting there only to find bad weather. Have fun!

    April 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Turns out I have to work late and won't be able to make it. Will be there next week (weather allowing)!

    April 30, 2013

  • Kerry S.

    Sorry can't make it, next time.

    April 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Got off work so I am leaving now to ride the Canyon, I may stop by on my way down if I am out that late. This works better for my family schedule, sorry. del

    April 30, 2013

  • Tammy

    Waiting to see how weather is - that's a brutal descent in the rain!

    April 30, 2013

  • Jenn S.

    See everyone tonight! No snow finally:)

    April 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      If it rains, you're fired!

      April 30, 2013

  • Dan

    If the weather holds off, I'll be there.

    April 30, 2013

  • John W.

    Looks like a fun ride.

    April 30, 2013

  • Tianyi

    My first ride with the group and my first time doing Deer Creek. I'm looking forward.

    April 30, 2013

  • Jenene Z.

    Fantastic!

    April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Our bikes are coming beginning of MAY! Can't wait to meet you all and ride with you- we're CO newbies but see you offer all levels.

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • Vanessa C'deBaca O.

    First timer....

    1 · April 28, 2013

  • Don K.

    Providing the weathe holds & I can get there in time from work.

    April 25, 2013

  • Frank S.

    This time, I putting a tent over the entire route. We'll be warm and dry and I'll still be slow.

    April 25, 2013

  • Kon

    weather permitting...

    April 25, 2013

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