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Advanced Level: Chris is turning 30, so let's celebrate and do 50 Hilly Miles!

Ms. Chris Watson is turning 30, and what better way to celebrate than ride 50 of the hilliest most miserable miles in Arlington/Alexandria.

The Ride:

From the Shirlington Library, we will head to the Arlington Hills, where the infamous Fresh Bikes ride is held each Tuesday. After conquering the Arlington Hills, we will head towards Belle Haven, and climb some more challenging hills.

Paper cue sheets will be provided and are necessary in the Alexandria neighborhood. The GPS gets confused because the route doubles back on the same roads.

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5405644

http://files.meetup.com/1557670/ArlingtonAlexandriaHilly52Miles.xls


Arrival: 9:30am
Departure: 9:45am sharp

Bill Choi: Cell/text:[masked]
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The Meeting Spot:

Shrilington Library

4200 Campbell Street

Arlignton, VA


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The Ride After The Ride:

Someplace where they have great bread!


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Ride Level Chart:

A note about our ride levels. We try to accommodate all levels of cyclists with different types of rides. We just ask that you come to the ride that suits your current riding ability the best.

Introductory Level : If you haven't ridden a bike in a number of years (or are uncertain of your abilities on a bicycle).

Beginner Level : If you can easily ride your bike for 10 miles (distance) with some minor hills at a comfortable pace (10+ to 12+ mph).

Medium Level : If you can do 20 miles pretty easily at a moderate pace (13 to 15+ mph)

Advanced Level : If you can do 20++ miles easily at a 15+ pace and / or handle various challenges as rain, night riding, or other odd cycling situations.

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Remember that helmets are required to participate in all NOVA-CBG rides. NO Helmet, NO ride, NO exceptions. All riders ride at their own risk and with the understanding that cycling is an inherently dangerous activity. When coming to the meetup you do so voluntarily and are ready and able to participate in the ride as described under the conditions of the day.

Be on time for the "pre-ride" preparation. This is when we check to make sure you have all the required equipment and the last chance for you to make sure your bike is ready for the ride. We will also talk through the route for the day and review basic safety instruction for group riding as well as other important topics. If you do not attend the pre-ride preparation, you will not be allowed to participate on the ride, so please be on time as there will be NO exceptions. Please also keep in mind the group's cancellation policy when you RSVP.

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  • Susan K. D.

    Chris, you are a beast--climbing all those hills on a hybrid with such ease and speed! May you scale the hills of life with the same freedom. Happy Birthday. :)

    1 · August 4, 2014

    • Rod S.

      Hello. My name is Rod and I'm a hybrid rider.

      August 8, 2014

    • Susan K. D.

      Welcome Rod! lol I must confess, I've gone to the dark side...but I do love my hybrid.

      1 · August 10, 2014

  • Chris W.

    Hi Susan...thanks for the kudos! I truly enjoyed the ride!

    August 4, 2014

  • Stephanie

    Happy Birthday Chris! I hope you enjoyed your hills!!

    August 3, 2014

    • Al

      Yes, Happy Birthday and thanks for getting us all out there! It was fun!

      August 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great ride today Chica!

      August 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great ride!!!

    1 · August 3, 2014

  • Brent M.

    Sorry guys, feeling under the weather...have a good ride!

    August 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Wheelsucker, why are you dropping out? Scared you might have to pull for a change?

    2 · July 30, 2014

    • Martin c.

      Work. Work. Work. Work.

      August 2, 2014

    • Martin c.

      I will miss riding the hills with you Karen. Probably a good idea that you sweep w3.

      August 3, 2014

  • Stephanie

    Time to start watching the weather...
    http://www.weather.com/weather/5-day/22204

    1 · August 1, 2014

  • Heather P.

    This ride sounds absolutely miserable with all those hills, but I will do it because I like Chris more than I hate hills. :)

    4 · July 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Heather, it really isn't that bad (and this is from a fellow "hill hater").

      2 · July 8, 2014

    • Chris W.

      Ohh Heather you are too good to me!

      1 · July 8, 2014

  • Chris W.

    Haha! I'm honored...in all my 30 years I've never had a ride named after me!

    1 · July 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Chica! If I've gotta be 50, so do you. So suck it up, Cupcake!!!

      July 3, 2014

    • Stephanie

      Bill, I thought you left her off cause it was supposed to be a surprise! ;-)

      July 3, 2014

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