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Hains Pt. Mornings
CREATED: 03/01/09 by mosered REPLIES: 810
tgalbert's ravatar tgalbert    JOINED: 9/30/10    POSTS: 403
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 6/27/11 10:41 PM

That's the plan. What time are we clipping in again?
T

abbyjs's ravatar abbyjs    JOINED: 4/7/09    POSTS: 699
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 6/28/11 8:28 AM

Any word on when the fireworks business will take over HP? I was planning to head there on Thursday AM...

How was it today?

bsull184's ravatar bsull184    JOINED: 2/6/10    POSTS: 283
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 6/28/11 8:42 AM

It was open today. They had trucks near the intersection at Independence that looked loaded with fireworks, so it may be closed by Thursday.

nelsb7p0's ravatar nelsb7p0    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 429
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 6/28/11 1:31 PM

I talked to a USPP officer and he confirmed that once again will they be shutting down HP for safety purposes for the fireworks. He couldn't confirm the exact time, but indicated that it would be in the next few days and for a week or so. Based on the fact the mesh fencing was already up around the gates and down at the Point, I'm guessing it will be closed by Thursday AM, but you never know.

I'm planning to ride the hills on Military (in Arlington) the next week (Tu/Thur AM) or so until HP is back open. If anybody is interested ping me a private message and we can coordinate.

Also, on the topic of safety (and not trying to be a safety nazi here)... since there were a lot of new faces this morning, here are a few friendly "General Rules" reminders (as adapted from the SAT Ride post).

General Rules: (PLEASE READ)
(1) No riding in aerobars in the pack unless you are pulling in front or slightly off the back.
(2) Call out pot holes, obstructions, cars, runners, everything and relay it to riders behind you. No matter how obvious you think it is.
(3) Don't roll through a stop sign and lead the group into a dangerous scenario - Slow up and then regroup.
(4) If you're new to the ride, don't be intimidated to ask questions. We may not always appear very chipper early on a Tu/ Thurs morning but we all want a safe, fun ride and are happy to answer questions.

urbanlumberjack's ravatar urbanlumberjack    JOINED: 3/25/09    POSTS: 143
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 6/28/11 7:05 PM

Heads up - just heard that Hains has been locked down. Trainer mornings...

siehndel's ravatar siehndel    JOINED: 11/25/05    POSTS: 1064
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 6/28/11 8:14 PM

I found that out the hard way as well.

I did do some loops in the RFK parking lot. It's a short loop but good for working on some bike handling with the sharp turns.

bsull184's ravatar bsull184    JOINED: 2/6/10    POSTS: 283
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 6/28/11 10:14 PM

I always forget: do they just have the gates closed, or most of the rest of Ohio drive too?

siehndel's ravatar siehndel    JOINED: 11/25/05    POSTS: 1064
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 6/28/11 10:23 PM

They have the gates closed and fenced off so that the entire point is closed. West Potomac Park is open so you can do those loops from the golf course.

siehndel's ravatar siehndel    JOINED: 11/25/05    POSTS: 1064
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 6/28/11 10:23 PM

They have the gates closed and fenced off so that the entire point is closed. West Potomac Park is open so you can do those loops from the golf course.

lieutenantmudd's ravatar lieutenantmudd    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 68
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 6/28/11 10:27 PM

Anyone interested in hill repeats in Rock Creek Park Thursday morning and probably next week?

Luke's ravatar Luke    JOINED: 11/28/10    POSTS: 367
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 6/28/11 11:23 PM

The 1.6 mile RFK Stadium grand prix course is a great loop to ride. But watch out for the gravel and broken glass (the broken glass being from DC United tailgaters!) We did a 10 mile race there as part of the JDRF Real Estate Games about 3 weeks ago, and the gravel & broken glass was a big problem in the morning before they swept it away! There's also zero shade cover there!

DoggyBrown's ravatar DoggyBrown    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 137
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 6/29/11 8:59 AM

I'm gonna be doing some loops at RFK Gran Prix tomorrow morning if anyone wants to join. As said before, it's not ideal, because there are a couple hairpins, but there are some good straightaways where you can crank it.

I'll be there at 0630 or so for 20 miles or so with some pickups.

Phil

Eric's ravatar Eric    JOINED: 8/18/04    POSTS: 275
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 6/29/11 10:26 AM

I might join the RFK loop. Also a possibility is Anacostia park which is basically a straight a way along the river with a lollipop loop around the north Pavilion. Right now the north half of the park has new pavement- the south end has one sketchy section (under a bridge) but you can turn around at that point. Might be a good option when all the south end is completed later this summer.

abbyjs's ravatar abbyjs    JOINED: 4/7/09    POSTS: 699
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 6/29/11 11:25 AM

Hey all... If anyone is interested in doing some hills in Arlington, that's my plan tomorrow morning. I'm, ahem, a bit slower than the typical crowd. Ping me if you're up for it.

--Abby

Eric's ravatar Eric    JOINED: 8/18/04    POSTS: 275
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 6/29/11 11:31 AM

Andrew Cotter is heading out of the Italian store in Arlington at 6:30 to do some hills. It’s about an hour’s ride with regrouping spots. All are welcome to join him.

Eric's ravatar Eric    JOINED: 8/18/04    POSTS: 275
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 6/29/11 11:46 AM

RFK was pretty empty this morning. About a 1.65m loop. Some glass but once you know where it's at after the first loop it's not bad- just a couple sections. The track is so wide that even the hairpin turns are easy to take at 20mph on a bike.

bsull184's ravatar bsull184    JOINED: 2/6/10    POSTS: 283
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 7/04/11 4:06 PM

I think I'm going to take Nick's suggestion tomorrow morning. Hill repeats on Ridge Rd. From Broad Branch up to Glover. It takes me ~5 minutes up to that point if I remember right, so either 5 or 6 hill repeats, recover on the way back down. I'll try to be at the bottom at 6:30 if anyone is interested.

abg17    JOINED: 3/21/11    POSTS: 6
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 7/05/11 10:37 AM

Does anyone know if Haines is back open after the fireworks? Thanks!

Lzlhe    JOINED: 7/6/10    POSTS: 25
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 7/05/11 11:08 AM

Yep - all clear. Did some laps this morning.

Eric's ravatar Eric    JOINED: 8/18/04    POSTS: 275
RE: Hains Pt. Mornings
POSTED: 7/06/11 5:49 PM

What's the workout like tomorrow? Zone 1 for 60 minutes?

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