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Let's take it from the top. With feeling. We're going to re-do the 40.The Extend Yourself Series is designed for current "low mileage" riders who want to become more comfortable with longer rides. You choose your mileage goal and then decide how long you want to continue with the series. The EY series will top out at 50 miles.
NOTE: These rides will be a bit faster than our current "social" rides, but somewhat slower than our more hard core rides. Figure 14-16 mph on the flats, a bit slower for the earlier rides and a bit faster for the later rides. If you're an intermediate or more advanced rider please note these ride parameters or you'll end up being very frustrated.
Routehttps://ridewithgps.com/routes/10939482 We're up to 40 miles now. The 50 mile goal is in sight. All of the elements of this route will be very familiar to most riders. Much of the ride is on dedicated bike paths, but there are also some close in residential streets as well as some stints on arterials significant automobile and commercial truck traffic. Please study the route. If you're not comfortable riding in these conditions you should skip the ride. You should print out a map or download the route to your friendly GPS device.
Attitude: As mentioned above, these aren't "social" rides, but they're not hammerfests either. We will ride a comfortable pace that will be a tad more challenging than a social ride but less challenging than our more intermediate or advanced rides. Probably 14-16 mph for the earlier rides and faster as we gain strength and confidence later on. If you're looking for a hard core training ride, this may not be suitable for you. No one will be dropped.
As far as training for distances, I would not rely solely on the EY series. Instead, the EY series should be part of your larger training plan to extend your mileage. The EY series is more of a chance to do part of your workouts in a supportive group setting.
Ride Host:Ed Lanton. [masked]; [masked]
Weather Cancellation Policy: If the weather is anything like this, we won't ride:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0rh120kbSU. On the other hand, if we never ride in the rain we'd basically never ride at all this time of year. I'll post any appropriate "no go" notice no later than 6pm the Monday before the ride.
Required Gear:HELMETSmust be worn at all times while riding. This is a requirement and not a request.
Recommended Gear:Always bring plenty of water, on for energy, a flat repair kit, including a spare tube. A tool kit and small pump is good, but if you dont have one there is usually someone on a group ride who does. Please check to see if someone has what you might need if you don't and be prepared to ride a bus or call a cab. (Not that we'll leave you by the road broken down, because that's not us). Carry a credit card and a little cash to buy refreshments or buy that bus ticket....
Mandatory for all riders:Obey traffic laws and remember youre a representative of the greater cycling community and should conduct yourself that way on the road. Please represent us well. If you haven't read it lately please read theOregon Bicyclist Manual
All riders must have their rides in good working order and must bring a flat kit & spare tube. If there is an issue with proper working or lack of equipment you may be asked to sit the ride out. Please ask for help if you are ill equipped prior to the ride. We will try to help!
All riders must be able to change a flat should they have one or have a way to get picked up (AAA, Tri-Met ticket, a friend). There is often, but not always someone on the ride who knows how to help you change your tire, so plan accordingly.
Note:Your RSVP signifies that you agree to the following. Organizers, event hosts and other participants will not be held responsible for any individual at any event. Each rider rides at their own risk and is solely responsible for any damage to their equipment or themselves.
Final Note:RSVPs cannot include a +1 or Guest. If you choose to bring a friend or family member, they themselves must sign up as a member of Go the Distance.How to find us:In the parking lot toward the restrooms
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