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The Sunday Morning Elm Creek ride (Final Week!)

For this, the last Sunday ride of the year (or at least the last one that I will be doing), let's do the Coon Rapids "dam loop" (no "n") one last time! Leave Elm Creek on the north end, take East River Road down to the 610 bridge, do the bridge loop (this way we go downhill at the bridge!), cross the Coon Rapids dam, and ride the Regional Trail back. Total distance: around 28 miles.)

We'll start at 10:00, and keep things nice and casual. This route is a little hilly, and speeds can vary widely, from 20-25 MPH (or faster!) downhill, to 5-6 MPH uphill. Average, or "flat", speeds will be around 14-16 MPH.

Note: In the interest of winding things down for the winter, I will not be doing a 9:00 AM "warm-up" loop this week. However, if anyone wants to get in some extra miles, please feel free to ride on your own. All I ask is that you let me know you are there/doing this, so we know to wait for you at 10:00.

With regards to weather, I do not mind riding in the rain when I'm alone, but I will not do a group ride in the rain. If it is raining, please consider the ride(s) to be canceled.

Lastly, all are welcome, as this will truly be a "no drop" ride. Those that would prefer to ride ahead at a faster pace, please feel free. We (the slower riders) won't hold it against you- we'll just get to the the Maple Tavern a little bit later!

New members: Please look for me/my truck (one of my profile pictures) at the NW corner of the chalet parking lot.

And "just in case", my cell number is[masked]-2189.

As always, please bring your safety gear (aka: helmet), appropriate clothing, and a positive attitude!

See you at the park!

http://www.threeriversparks.org/parks/elm-creek-park.aspx

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  • Tom G

    thanks Jim for cal replacement

    October 29, 2012

  • Christine

    I had hoped to make at least this last ride of the season (not that I would have kept up well, probably, given my recent lassitude)! Thanks for being such a wonderful, fun, down to earth, and welcoming group to ride and hang out with! Hopefully I'll be back on my bike with y'all come spring!
    Best,
    Christine

    October 28, 2012

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