The secret is revealed: Bollywood Theatre on NE Alberta!
This ride is so secret, it's been yet to be revealed to me by the Route Illuminati. But let's see if you can guess what it is. The Route Illuminati will drop several hints a day in the comments section. I will buy lunch for the first person who guesses correctly the start/finish point for this ride.
Of course, riders guessing wrong will be put on . . . . . . . double secret probation. https://youtu.be/1tfK_3XK4CI
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30670832 . We're trying out the 20s route. I'd never heard of the 20s until Jan told me about it. Talking to Jan is ALWAYS an educational experience. Most of the entire route is on close in residential streets with automobile and occasional truck traffic but a good portion of the route is on the Springwater Trail and the Esplanade sans motor vehicles but with runners, walkers, strollers, etc. There are short stretches on arterials with significant auto and commercial truck traffic. Please review the route and if you're not comfortable with riding in these conditions you should skip this ride. Please print your own copy or download to your gps enabled device or, if you're REALLY cool, have Wendy's son tattoo the route to your thigh. It will be artistic and informative.
Attitude: Slow and social. Figure somewhere in the area of 11-12 mph on the flats.
Ride Host: Ed Lanton. [masked]; [masked]
Weather Cancellation Policy: We ride in anything but the perfect storm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9Tdw5nG4dQ . I'll post any applicable cancellation/modifications no later than 23:59pm on Sunday prior to the Tuesday ride.
Required Gear: HELMETS must be worn at all times while riding. This is a requirement and not a request.
Recommended Gear: Always bring plenty of water, on for energy, a flat repair kit, including a spare tube. A tool kit and small pump is good, but if you don’t have one there is usually someone on a group ride who does. Please check to see if someone has what you might need if you don't and be prepared to ride a bus or call a cab. (Not that we'll leave you by the road broken down, because that's not us). Carry a credit card and a little cash to buy refreshments or buy that bus ticket....
Mandatory for all riders: Obey traffic laws and remember you’re a representative of the greater cycling community and should conduct yourself that way on the road. Please represent us well. If you haven't read it lately please read the Oregon Bicyclist Manual (http://goo.gl/Q8FNe3)
All riders must have their rides in good working order and must bring a flat kit & spare tube. If there is an issue with proper working or lack of equipment you may be asked to sit the ride out. Please ask for help if you are ill equipped prior to the ride. We will try to help!
All riders must be able to change a flat should they have one or have a way to get picked up (AAA, Tri-Met ticket, a friend…). There is often, but not always someone on the ride who knows how to help you change your tire, so plan accordingly.
Note: Your RSVP signifies that you agree to the following. Organizers, event hosts and other participants will not be held responsible for any individual at any event. Each rider rides at their own risk and is solely responsible for any damage to their equipment or themselves.
Final Note: RSVP’s cannot include a +1 or Guest. If you choose to bring a friend or family member, they themselves must sign up as a member of Go the Distance.
Double Final Note: No earbuds please. I want at least the illusion that you're listening to me.