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Whether you've been to Stonehenge before or not, it's always a great place to go (this'll be my 2nd time this year). All makes/models of bikes welcome, as long as you can go freeway speeds. . ~Claudette Route will be posted in the comments, but we'll gas/break every 100 miles and planning on having lunch in Yakima. Planning on heading out I-90 and take some back roads including Yakima Canyon Rd. We'll either return on I-90 or go along the Columbia and come up I-5. As always, arrive gassed up and ready to go. We may break into groups so everyone can ride their own ride with others with similar riding styles. We may also have chaser cars joining us.
Winter ends on March 19th so let's celebrate by doing our annual EOW (started by Randy the Xman). We'll meet at 11:00am with KSU (kickstands up) at 11:30am. Arrive gassed up and ready to go (there are gas stations 1 exit south of here). ~Claudette About 12:15pm we'll stop in Hawk's Prairie (exit 111 of I-5) to pick up south end riders and to gas up. Meet us at the Chevron across from the HP restaurant. Changing this up this year and embracing the social distancing by riding some sweet curvy backroads around Olympia, some which will be new to me while visiting an old favorite, Mima Mounds istead of Mt. St. Helens. Bring a bite to eat since restaurant are closed. ROUTE: https://goo.gl/maps/v87i4CsFhQSwHern9 Review so you'll know the length and times. Also you can bring this up on your phone for turn-by-turn directions, but you have to click continue at the 'stop' points I had to add to customize the route. This is more of a intermediate/advanced ride due to the amount of time going freeway speeds of 60/70, length of the trip and twisties.
Inviting the women in the group to RSVP for this special global annual ride at https://www.meetup.com/wwLadyRiders/events/273920042/. Guys, please share this link with any woman you know who rides her own bike. Not posting the details or allowing RSVPs here to honor the group's co-ed commitment, but posting as an FYI event to get the word out to those who may not know about the Lady Riders group or this event. Thanks for your understanding and support! ~Claudette
Continuing Randy the Xman's (RIP) Annual NWBikers 3 Pass Blast - annual ride (http://martysteinberg.wordpress.com/2012/05/19/country-boys-bbq-and-3-pass-blast/). Crossing Stevens, Blewett and Snoqualmie Passes in a day has become a favorite annual ride with lunch at one of our favorite BBQ places. You are welcome to join at any time. ~Claudette This isn't a parade ride. Be prepared to break into smaller groups so everyone can ride at a comfortable, enjoyable pace. As always, you're responsible for riding your own ride. We'll all meet up for lunch in Cashmere. We'll be going counter clockwise this year to change things up a bit. It's about a[masked] mile trip. Meeting time: 11am - feel free to arrive earlier for breakfast. Kickstands up: 11:30am, after pre-ride spiel Lunch: 1:30-2pm at BBQ in Cashmere at Country Boys (http://www.countryboysbbq.com/) Arrive in Monroe: Around 5pm, pending length of lunch and gas stops. Basic Route: https://goo.gl/maps/VFYe884oq1CshxkR8 You're welcome to embellish this basic route. >> Spirited Riders led by Claudette: https://goo.gl/maps/nMYKcby9cHdCM8pT7 https://goo.gl/maps/uj5jeKQbiciev1bc7 If anyone wants to lead a group, please post in the comments. Thanks. >> You are responsible for bringing the route(s) with you in case you get separated from your group. Be sure to gas up in North Bend. Don't plan to stop for gas until after lunch. If you need to gas sooner than 100 miles, it's up to you to look up a gas station. The ride ends in Monroe (or wherever you need to cut out). The date is subject to the weather! Though I've done this in the rain before, I really want to enjoy digging into the twisties so I don't mind changing the date for better weather. This ride is cross-posted with Lady Riders of Western WA and some other groups. Feel free to invite friends. More people maybe attending that what you see RSVP'd.