Past Meetup

70th Birthday Ride

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I plan to be at Coffee Renaissance ( at 9:00 AM and want to be riding before 10:00 AM.

Here is a tentative route: Cornell - Skyline - Moreland - Dorland - Pumpkin Ridge - Dairy Creek - home through Hillsboro

This route is ~2 mi shorter than I want to go so I will go an extra mile up Pumpkin Ridge Road past the turn onto Pumpkin Ridge Drive before turning around and back & down Pumpkin Ridge Drive.

I figure that it will take me about 6 hours to do this route. I will make 2 or 3 stops to rest/eat and riding time will be 5:30-6:00 hrs. I did 82 mostly flat miles in 5:54 on 11/3, Saturday, so I know that I will get there. I am slow on the climbs but let my bike go on the downs, within reason.

I want to go have some pizza & beer after the ride for those that want to join me. I assume that one of the places around Cedar Hills Crossing will work for that but I am open to any and all suggestions.

WHEN Saturday Nov. 10, 9:00 AM. Wheels rolling before 10:00. Meeting Location above.

DISTANCE, TERRAIN and RIDE DIFFICULTY RATING (see **below): I rate this ride B-5: there are a couple long climbs with grade about 5% & just a few short segments of 7.5%; 4287 feet total, 70+

POST-RIDE REFRESHMENTS: See my note above about Pizza & Beer!


WHAT TO WEAR: Helmets must be worn at all times while riding. This is a requirement and not a request. I advise against wearing cotton since it doesn’t wick moisture and it chafes. Spandex and synthetics like polyester are great.

WHAT TO BRING: THERE ARE NO PLACES TO BUY FOOD FOR THE MAJORITY OF THIS ROUTE! Always bring plenty of water, snacks for energy! Bring 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. Sunscreen (Wishful thinking, please just want to see the sun), Carry a credit card and a little cash to buy refreshments and to reimburse anyone who might have to provide you with anything like a tube or a CO2 cartridge.

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.

All riders must have their rides in good working order and must bring a flat kit & spare tube on all rides. 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!

** Ride Difficulty Scale For Road Rides

A: 12 mph or under
B: 13-15 mph
C: 15-17 mph
D: 17-20 mph
E: 20 mph +

1: Basically flat, few rollers and no hills
2: A combination of flats and gentle rollers
3: Gentle rollers with 1 or 2 short hills
4: Moderate, rolling, short, steep hills or moderate climbs
5: Difficult terrain, longer, steeper hills and climbs
6: Mountainous terrain, frequent steep hills & long climbs