Fenders and Buddy Flaps
required if it”s wet (or please ride at the back).
In the winter, it”s also kind to everyone to make yourself as flat-proof as possible: Mr. Tuffy tire liners, Slime, whatever.
Since everyone is welcome on these rides, the pace will not be perfectly suited for everyone. There will be sections that are faster/slower than you might like.
Ride leaves sharp at 6:00AM from the Tully”s on Point Drive, Medina and then leaves the lid on Mercer Island at 6:30.
Meet at 10:15 at the Mercer Island VeloceVelo. Ride leaves at 10:30. Pace and distance determined by those present. Note that in summer this ride is sometimes moved to Mt. Rainier for some uphill.
Meet at 9:30 Logboom Park (Tracy Owen Station Park). North through Bothell and to Snohomish and back home. This is the official Saturday team ride, year-round.
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Saturday morning-winter race training ride (Every Saturday starting November 27th!!)
The ride leaves Leschi at 8:30AM, we will then head across I-90 to the Mercer Island park and ride for a 8:50AM meet for those on the eastside. The ride will generally explore the roads of east King County with an occasional Lake Washington Loop, plan on riding 3 to 3 1/2 hours from Leschi. This will be a no drop ride keeping the pace in zone two i.e. low heart rate. Fenders and buddy flaps are mandatory. The agenda for this ride is the following: To became familiar with your teammates, ride at a pace appropriate for the time of the season, practice riding skills to be a safe and successful racer, learn what your strengths and weaknesses are, and to have a good time. The closer to the spring the faster/harder we will go. MI park n ride: http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Mercer+Island&state=WA&address=8000+N+Mercer+Way
Meet at 9:00, depart at 9:15 am from Leschi Starbucks: S end to Coulon Park with May Valley or Mercer Island. This ride usually breaks up into at least two groups after Coulon Park: one higher-paced (led by no one in particular) to May Valley and one more “laid-back” to Mercer Island. Once on the Island the pace usually ramps up until “only the strong survive”. There are always slower groups to finish with and then a regroup at I-90.
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