Sunday looks to be a bit sketchy on the weather. Rain after 9 a.m. but I can't get up earlier due to Blossom duties. It will be warm enough (70 +) to get a nice ride in rain or shine.
9 a.m. departure from
The route – 28 miles. We go into and out of the Valley. Ride with GPS link is below.
Espresso pace: 18-20 mph (needs ride leader)
Latte pace: 16-18 mph
WHAT, WHEN, WHERE: The Sunday HVC rides meet at Open Door Coffee Company in Hudson at 9:00pm each Sunday. Departure time is 9:05 a.m. sharp for the group. Don’t be late!
REGROUPS: Bottom of Highland and Riverview by park headquarters,a Center & Mennonite intersection; Snowville and Dewy, Bottom of Major and Riverview, Top of Truxell.
RIDE ETIQUETTE: Be kind, at least for the first few miles; in other words, please ride at an accommodating pace until people get warmed up. If you're able, help people with mechanicals. If you see a mechanical occur, RELAY THE MESSAGE TO THE FRONT; wait for the victim at next regroup. Regroups - 5 minutes of waiting after the arrival of the first person would be appropriate. Paceline on the flats when possible. Introduce yourself to new riders. If you're a new rider, introduce yourself to those you find yourself riding next to.
RIDE SAFETY: On the roads, do not take up the entire lane unless it is unsafe to ride on the right side of the road. Max 2 abreast. Be courteous to drivers.
Riders should always wear a helmet. Riders are required to wear a helmet on HVC group rides.
Please don't forget to LOOK FOR YOURSELF to see if cars are coming if you decide to sprint into the middle of the road or overtake slower riders. Use all of your senses when riding and look behind you often. Ride defensively as there are plenty of wacko drivers out there!