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Pre- "Reach the Beach" AKA "Seriously. Can't we do this ride?"

Go The Distance
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May 12 7:30AM - 8:30AM

So. . . .

Last year we had to cancel this ride due to crappy weather. And two years ago, the weather was absolutely miserable. We did 100+ miles in a bone chilling rain. We just never got warm until we reached the Pelican Brew Pub at the end of the ride. On the way we had two abandons as well as a nasty slick RR crossing crash. Quite honestly, the ride seemed to take forever. But lightening can't strike thrice, right? So we're going to try it again.

Note: Because this is an unsupported ride you should be very confident of your ability to ride the entire route at our pace. This means you should have ridden a minimum of 70 miles at pace before this ride, and preferably you should have ridden a century before the ride. Since this is an unsupported ride you'll have to arrange your own way back if you are not able to complete the ride or your not able to keep up with the group. If you have any doubts about your abilities, but still want to do the ride, you should sign up for the official and supported Reach the Beach ride the week following this one.

It's a little complicated, but here's the plan:

This is an UNSUPPORTED century. We'll be riding the 2017 Reach the Beach route (with one or two minor changes) a week before the official event. The issue is we'll need to coordinate getting home. I may have a volunteer to drive to Pacific City and in that case I believe can take two (or three if you want to crowd in ) riders home. I"d be willing to shuttle someone if they want to drop a car off in Pacific City the night before so they can get themselves (and others?) back to PDX. Let's use the comments section to arrange carpools and/or shuttles

After the ride we can hang out for at Pacific City for awhile and then head back. Of course, you're also welcome to make your own arrangements such as spending the night, etc.

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13539217. Please print a copy for yourself and/or download to your gps device. Because this is an unsupported ride there will be no route markings, and there is always the possibility that you'll have to navigate yourself to the end of the ride in the event of misfortune to one or more of your ride partners.

Here's what the first 22 miles looks like. Most of the climbing is in the first 22 miles. https://youtu.be/9GHN7YfhvuA

Pace: We'll do a measured pace, fast enough to get there in a reasonable time, slow enough to have enough left in the tank to enjoy ourselves at the end. Figure 15mph average on the flats. A little more if we can get a functioning pace line going.

Start Time: We leave at 7:30 AM sharp so please plan accordingly. We honor those who arrange their schedule to be on time.

Distance: 104 miles

Hills: Most of the climbing is in the first 25 miles.

Attitude: It's a century with a few challenges such as significant climbs, especially in the first 25 miles as well as possible headwinds near the coast. It also is an unsupported ride so be prepared to take care of all mechanical and nutritional issues yourself.

Traffic: We'll have a stretch on Hwy 18 which always features significant tourist and commercial truck traffic. There are many miles of narrow rural roads with vehicles passing at 55+mph.

Ride Host: Ed Lanton. [masked]; [masked]

Weather Cancellation Policy: Since we're not paid to ride, we won't ride if the weather is going to be rainy or worse. I'll post go/no go no later than 6pm the night before the ride

Required Gear:HELMETSmust be worn at all times while riding. This is a requirement and not a request.Front and Rear lightsshould be in proper working order prior to leaving (check your batteries). If you don't have lights you will not be allowed to go as this ride will be ending in the dark.

Recommended Gear: REMEMBER, THIS IS AN UNSUPPORTED CENTURY RIDE. Always bring plenty of water, snacks 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.

No earbuds, not even one. We want to be able to hear the cries of the seagulls as they guide us to the sea.

How to find us:Near 125th Ave/Longhorn parking lot

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