Friday, May 4, 2012


SUNDAY MAY 6, 2012

The weather forecast is looking GREAT for this Sunday!

Want to ride an intermediate pace with us?  Check out a good loop ride around Seattle?  Put in about 70+ miles with a few hills thrown in for good measure?  Meet some cool people who support LIVESTRONG in the Seattle area?

Here's the route that we are planning to follow:
(Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish loops, with some hills and a good climb halfway in!)

Of course, we're throwing in the 'dreaded' Montreux hill climb for kicks. If we survive it, the rest of the ride is a walk in the park!

Depart: 9:00 am from the Gas Works Park parking lot!
(North side of Lake Union.  Free Parking if you are driving there.)

We'll be going at an INTERMEDIATE pace (18-20mph in terms of exertion) to stretch our legs and get some base miles in - and enjoy the ride together.  We're not super-fast, but we ride at a fairly consistent intermediate pace.


On a personal note, I will be riding in honor of two wonderful people, great friends and fellow LIVESTRONG survivors and leaders - Steve Bartolucci (California) and Ashleigh Moore (Australia) - who have been re-diagnosed with a recurrence of cancer within the past day.  We're with you in spirit here in Seattle, and support your fight!

Hope to see you!


Team Captain, Ride for LIVESTRONG Seattle
Senior LIVESTRONG Leader

As a general disclaimer, this is not an organized ride of any sort: Riding with us is at your own risk and peril (and pleasure!) - we cannot be responsible for you.  Wear a helmet.  Make sure your bike is in good running order.  Make sure that YOU are in good running order - ride at your own pace and stop/turn around if you are not comfortable with the distance and/or pace of the ride.  Bring extra tubes, flat repair kit, water and bottles, energy food, and a good sense of humor.  Wear sunscreen. Wear clean socks.  Understand and obey the rules of the road and ride responsibly.  There will be occassional stops and regroups at hills.  Bring a phone and cash/ID, just in case of an emergency.  Cheering is encouraged.


Post-ride update!

We had a great ride - just over 70 miles (albeit we trimmed off the south Lake Washington loop in favor of the Mercer Island return route ... we'll blame our legs after the Montreux climb!). 

The weather was perfect and we had a lot of fun.  If you're interested in riding with us, just send me an email for notifications.  At this time of year, we ride practically every weekend, as schedule and weather permit!

Patrick and Mike with the pre-Montreux hill climb jitters ...

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