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Annual Memorial Day Ride
CREATED: 05/22/12 by mosered REPLIES: 21
mosered's ravatar mosered    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1713
Annual Memorial Day Ride
POSTED: 5/22/12 1:02 PM

Looking to ride Monday, Mem Day. Skyline? Mt. Weather? 9 am start?

slowtwitchva's ravatar slowtwitchva    JOINED: 2/18/10    POSTS: 207
RE: Annual Memorial Day Ride
POSTED: 5/22/12 1:14 PM

I could get down with a Skyline or Mt Weather ride this weekend. Why the wait until Monday?

DCCSRick's ravatar DCCSRick    JOINED: 4/25/11    POSTS: 24
RE: Annual Memorial Day Ride
POSTED: 5/23/12 9:38 AM

I could get into this Ed. Keep me posted.
Rick A.

smaguire2    JOINED: 5/18/11    POSTS: 28
RE: Annual Memorial Day Ride
POSTED: 5/23/12 1:28 PM

Hey Ed -- Stephanie B and I are interested. :)

gabroe's ravatar gabroe    JOINED: 8/27/10    POSTS: 67
RE: Annual Memorial Day Ride
POSTED: 5/23/12 1:30 PM

I'm interested...

nettyrichter    JOINED: 9/27/10    POSTS: 19
RE: Annual Memorial Day Ride
POSTED: 5/23/12 7:01 PM

would love to join- what distance were you thinking?

mosered's ravatar mosered    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1713
RE: Annual Memorial Day Ride
POSTED: 5/23/12 8:26 PM

Well, the Mt. Weather route is 56 mi. Skyline could be up to 80. Another option is Sugarloaf Mt., from Glen Echo say, which I think is around 65.

HolliMarie's ravatar HolliMarie    JOINED: 6/21/11    POSTS: 181
RE: Annual Memorial Day Ride
POSTED: 5/23/12 9:30 PM

I'd be in for a long day on Skyline :)

nettyrichter    JOINED: 9/27/10    POSTS: 19
RE: Annual Memorial Day Ride
POSTED: 5/23/12 10:11 PM

110 not so fast miles on skyline drive?

npleisch    JOINED: 4/5/12    POSTS: 99
RE: Annual Memorial Day Ride
POSTED: 5/24/12 9:02 AM

I could be in for Skyline. It'll be my first time on that route! Could we start earlier though? 8? Maybe even try my luck and go for 7? I don't know about you, but I'd still like to have most of the day to enjoy typical Memorial Day festivities... like food. Lots of food.

jameswilson's ravatar jameswilson    JOINED: 4/11/10    POSTS: 92
RE: Annual Memorial Day Ride
POSTED: 5/24/12 9:09 AM

I'd be interested. Though not at 7. I'm not getting up at 4:30 on a holiday.

mosered's ravatar mosered    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1713
RE: Annual Memorial Day Ride
POSTED: 5/24/12 12:15 PM

OK, consensus is Skyline. Let's say 8 am start.

We'll likely have a very fast group, and a group that is, ah, more leisurely. Distance will be flex too. I hear there's a c. 80-mi route, but folks can turn back anytime before that 40-mi turnaround.

Preference for starting in the park's parking lot, or in Front Royal at Spelunker's, the latter requiring a steep initial climb? Also, does someone have directions to the former, I have them for the latter?

HolliMarie's ravatar HolliMarie    JOINED: 6/21/11    POSTS: 181
RE: Annual Memorial Day Ride
POSTED: 5/24/12 12:21 PM

Spelunkers - the climb is fun :)

wellnow14    JOINED: 8/29/11    POSTS: 73
RE: Annual Memorial Day Ride
POSTED: 5/25/12 8:43 AM

This sounds perfect! I'm in -- 8 am start; flexible on the starting place; 70-80ish miles w decent pace (gotta be back in time for burgers and beer in the afternoon)...

Dan

npleisch    JOINED: 4/5/12    POSTS: 99
RE: Annual Memorial Day Ride
POSTED: 5/25/12 11:37 AM

I'll be in the more "leisurely" group, although it wont necessarily feel like leisure for me... I definitely wont be holding 20+ over 80+ miles!

npleisch    JOINED: 4/5/12    POSTS: 99
RE: Annual Memorial Day Ride
POSTED: 5/25/12 11:41 AM

You know what else also occurred to me? I have no idea where Skyline is or what the route looks like! Is there a cue sheet buried in one of the other threads somewhere?

ecrandlemire's ravatar ecrandlemire    JOINED: 4/13/10    POSTS: 63
RE: Annual Memorial Day Ride
POSTED: 5/25/12 12:53 PM

I am not sure a cue sheet is needed...just this. You will be starting at mile 0 in Front Royal.

http://bikewashington.org/routes/skyline/index.htm

nettyrichter    JOINED: 9/27/10    POSTS: 19
RE: Annual Memorial Day Ride
POSTED: 5/25/12 3:05 PM

Hey speedies,

I'll be headed to Sperryville tomorrow morning to get in my long ride... no burgers or beer for me. Hope you guys get in a good ride, the weather is merciful and gentle, and all practice good hydration and nutrition, n :)

smaguire2    JOINED: 5/18/11    POSTS: 28
RE: Annual Memorial Day Ride
POSTED: 5/25/12 3:17 PM

I have been really distracted with work and not paying much attention, but w/r/t this note about "speedies" -- I'm about 16-17 mph in the flatlands. I expect my blazing ascents to be not that blazing. So slowpokes welcome.

mosered's ravatar mosered    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1713
RE: Annual Memorial Day Ride
POSTED: 5/27/12 6:37 AM

If you want to carpool, post here.

I could use a ride, coming from Alexandria, 1 bike, could meet anywhere in DC area.

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