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Westside ETT training ride #3 Pistol Hill C+,B+/1-3/65
This week we revisit Pistol Hill. We avoid the Kolb/Valencia road hazards and detour onto Irvington to Houghton to Valencia. Loop back to Tucson via Old Spanish Trail, Freemen, Tanque Verde, Sabino canyon to Kolb to Broadway. Pace: estimate 16-17mph, 19-20mph end of ride average Terrain: 1920' elevation gain with a short 7% max grade climbing up to Pistol Hill. City roadways with shoulder, bike lanes Ride type: Training rides at two different pace speeds. Quick regroup at the top of Pistol Hill if necessary. Plenty of restroom/water stops along the way. Arrive ready to ride by 6:15, sign in and ride briefing prior to start. Print your own cue sheets or use your mobile device https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28613217 Bring: • Appropriate food & fluids for about 3 hours. • A tube and a way to inflate it. Make sure your bike is in good mechanical condition to start the ride. • Helmets must be worn at all times while riding. • No ear buds! This is a requirement and not a request. • Obey traffic laws and remember you are a representative of the greater cycling community and should conduct yourself that way on the road. Please select GABA rides where you are confident that you can ride the posted distance and pace. GABA Ride Codes: Pace • A 20+ mph • B+ 18-20 mph • B 16-18 mph • C+ 14-16 mph • C 12-14 mph • D 8-12 Terrain • 1 Flat • 2 Minor Hills • 3 Moderate Hills • 4 Long Climbs or Very Steep

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Based in Tucson, GABA (http://www.bikegaba.org) is the oldest and largest bike club in Southern Arizona with over 1300 members! We host, support, and lead Day Rides, legendary centuries, multi-day rides, and rides for families.

GABA is more than just riding a bike. We are also active in the community supporting cycling advocacy, bike safety education, and bike repair. To learn more about GABA (http://www.bikegaba.org) check out our webpage. Come join us for some adventures on two (or three) wheels!

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Our recurring signature GABA events include the following. Click on the link to go to the GABA web page for further details on the ride of your interest.

Centuries

Owl's Head Butte: (http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137248) February (http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137248)

Mt. Lemmon Hill Climb: (http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137250) May (http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137250)

Tumacacori: (http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137253) October (http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137253)

Silverbell: (http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137517) November (http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137517)

Overnight Rides:

Sonoita-Bisbee: (http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137249) March (http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137249)

Luna Lake: (http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137251) May (http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137251)

Trail of the Mountain Spirits: (http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=138514) September (http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=138514)

All Day Rides will include information about Pace, Terrain, and Distance. They may be coded as follows:

Pace

A 20+ mph

B+ 18-20 mph

B 16-18 mph

C+ 14-16 mph

C 12-14 mph

D 8-12

Terrain

1 Flat

2 Minor Hills

3 Moderate Hills

4 Long Climbs or Very Steep

GABA Ride Types:

Social – No Drop: we ride together two abreast where conditions permit. We often have a sweep rider and no one gets dropped

Re Group: We ride in smaller groups at our own pace and regroup at specified points in the route

Training Ride: The route is posted and all riders need to be self sufficient

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