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35 mile VA Great Falls

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  • Looking for something different? How about a ride in the country where you can find a scenic roads, cultural performance center, spectacular 'mcMansions' and hill or two. This is it.

    Unlike our regular rides that has a single direction and a turnaround point, this one will be a 35 mile loop that starts/ends at the Dunn Loring metro station(orange line). The route includes long stretches on the WOD Trail, open suburban/country roads and the Reston Parkway trail before we return to to the WOD Trail.

    The ride is considered challenging because of the hilly terrain and the open road that we'll be travelling on however don't let this discourage you from participating. The local scenery is very much worth it.

    Total Distance: 35 miles
    Pace: Med(14- 16mph)
    Terrain: rolling to hilly, including Clark's Crossing Road and the brutal 12% grade of Beach Mill Road.

    Starting/Ending Point: Dunn Loring metro station(orange line)

    Highlights: furry creatures, mansions and more.

    - HELMETS ARE REQUIRED!
    - All rides are 'No Drop', for nobody will be left behind.
    - ID, spare tube, bike lock/cable are recommended .
    - Snacks and liquids can be purchased.
    - The event will be canceled/postponed if it rains.
    - Email me if you have any questions

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone still game for the ride rain, shine, come what may along the route posted by Tom A?

    March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rescheduled? I didn't get a chance to try my Peruvian Rain God dance to protect us from the drippy wetness on the ride. :-(

    March 15, 2013

  • Tom A

    I found a RideWithGPS route that might be close it starts at Dunn Loring and goes up Clark's Crossing & Beach Mill Road...
    http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2235867

    March 15, 2013

    • Gregg

      This is it. The rescheduled ride will incorporate Joe's suggestions from the Clark's Crossing Road. Hope to announce a new date shortly.

      March 15, 2013

  • Franz

    Sorry mañana hay Lluvia!

    March 15, 2013

    • Colin

      I'm hoping the forecasts are qrong

      March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this the route? >>> http://connect.garmin.com/course/2986034 <<<

    March 14, 2013

    • Clifton

      Nope. This ride start and finishes at the metro station.

      March 15, 2013

    • Clifton

      This is more like it. Maybe someone can post the ride from last year. http://www.meetup.com...­]

      March 15, 2013

  • MorenoCubanito (.

    Is this a rain or shine ride or will we expect a cancellation because the rain looks eminent.

    March 15, 2013

  • James

    Sorry to bail, but the chance of rain continues to go up. NOAA is saying 80% chance now tomorrow. Always a great ride, hope to do it when the weather is better!

    March 15, 2013

  • ChrisR

    Just found out I'm volunteering at the Rock n'Roll Marathon again, surprise!

    March 15, 2013

  • Demetris

    Gregg, I'll meet you at Clark's Crossing.

    March 15, 2013

  • Mickey

    got invited to a bachelor party on saturday. all day. besides, looks like a rain out.

    March 15, 2013

  • Dino

    I'll be parking my car at Dunn Loring and Go ride ahead towards Clark's crossing. I'll just meet you at Clarks.

    March 14, 2013

  • Gregg

    To reduce the congestion on the WOD Trail that our group will produce - the official start of the ride will be the parking lot of Clark's Crossing Road aka the Soccer Field on the WOD Trail. It's located approximately on mile 13. Here's map of the location: http://www.wodfriends.org/map12.html

    If you're arriving by Metro and not too familiar how to get there, I'll be departing from Dunn Loring around 9am to make the start. Please let me know if you plan to join me on the 'warm-up' so that I can look out for you.

    March 12, 2013

    • Gregg

      Great Barry, (weather permitting)look forward to seeing you. Contact information will be included in the Ride Details email message that will go out sometime tomorrow.

      March 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      If it'll be alright, you at Dunn Loring too! :-)

      March 14, 2013

  • ChrisR

    Gregg, Are you going to post the gpx link for the ride?

    March 13, 2013

    • Gregg

      Yes, I'll post something shortly. There will be cue sheets available too.

      March 14, 2013

  • Joanne N.

    Are we rolling, rain or shine? Weather forecast is looking a little wet...

    March 13, 2013

    • Gregg

      An announcement will be emailed and posted on the message board 3~5 hours prior to the ride start. If canceled, the event will be rescheduled.

      March 14, 2013

  • joe

    Greg ... not sure what exact route you have planned but wondered if you were including Batten Hollow & Brookside Lane instead of going straight out Clark's Crossing. Nice small rollers on Batten Hollow plus a short steep climb up Brookside (to get those legs warmed up). http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2207806

    See y'all Saturday!

    March 12, 2013

    • Gregg

      Thanks Joe. Looks really interesting. The ride route would remain on Clark's Crossing(with all the double digit grades/elevation) until Trapp Road. I'll definitely look into incorporating this into a future edition of the ride.

      March 13, 2013

    • joe

      Understand not wanting to switch the route at the last minute. But the climb up Brookside is much more fun (or painful depending on one's point of view) than anything in Clarke's Crossing. Save it for next time.

      March 13, 2013

  • Catherine N.

    I can't come anymore but hopefully someone on the waitlist can take my spot- y'all enjoy!

    March 12, 2013

  • Demetris

    Would like to join this ride but I don't see the "wait list" option. Is there room for The Big Man?

    March 10, 2013

    • Gregg

      Sorry Demetrius, the Wait List should be available now.

      March 11, 2013

    • Demetris

      thx

      March 11, 2013

  • Dino

    Spider-Man climb

    March 8, 2013

Cancelled

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