[VBC Buddies] Monday Ride - The Oy Vey
velovan at comcast.net
Thu Apr 28 14:38:18 PDT 2011
Monday May 2, - 10:00AM
Washougal Starbucks parking lot just off of Hwy 14 at:
291 C St
Grab your granny (gear) and make sure you've got good brake pads. Nuff said.
Well that's what I wanted to write. Plotting this little jaunt out on my desktop it was suppose to come in at just under 4,000 feet of climbing. Then when I rode it on the 31st, I only got 2,500 on my Garmin. What a big fat gyp!!! Then too, I was expecting it to be only 30 or so miles but it's just a tenth or two shy of 50 miles. Is that supposed to make up for a lack of climbing? Oh well, that's life I suppose. But wait a moment - maybe I can sweeten the pot by writing that the bulk of the climbing is all towards the middle of the ride. Come out, see what you think and when faced with the first big hill you too aren't saying Oy Vey.
This ride will offer plenty of bail out points and short cuts. Take a look at: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/338546 and see what you think.
I did my survey ride of this route in the rain so there's no way a bit of rain will cancel this ride.
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