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by izenmania
on 9/22/2008 @ 1:14pm
Saturday is looking like pretty good weather (and who knows how many more of those we'll get this year). I am thinking about combining our two previous longer rides into one big one: start at Wright Park, down to Ruston Way. Ride along the waterfront, then up the hill at Waterview to 48th. Then pop over to Point Defiance, ride Five Mile Drive, come out and make our way to the Scott Pearson Trail. That'll follow Highway 16 and dump us off not too far from The Red Hot (We could also take a stop at the Goldfish either before or after Five Mile Drive... probably before to recover from the hill up off the waterfront.)

Anybody else down?

by Heather on 9/22/2008 @ 1:22pm
Sounds good to me! We just need to be home in time to shower for an evening birthday bash.

I may collapse, but Rick is in good shape. He did the Tour DaVita last week, 4 days of riding: 80 miles, 72 miles, 105 miles, and 25 miles. I'm so proud!

by izenmania on 9/22/2008 @ 9:19pm
Oh, worth noting: all told this one is probably around 20 miles, give or take.

by izenmania on 9/23/2008 @ 9:26am
I may or may not have ended up with a gig at the Proctor Market, which will run until 2. What time do you need to be home, Heather?

by Heather on 9/23/2008 @ 10:53am
Dinner plans around 6, I think. I'll double check.

We can do 20 miles in under 2 hours, right? Just not much time for socializing.

by izenmania on 9/23/2008 @ 11:11am
Yeah, probably. Or if things are running late, you guys can ditch out as we pass near your place, post 5MD, before we start heading east on the trail (you will have already covered that distance to get to our start point anyway).

by d0ug on 9/26/2008 @ 10:01pm
time and place finalized yet?

by izenmania on 9/27/2008 @ 12:12am
The usual place (northwest corner of Wright Park) at 2:15?

by d0ug on 9/27/2008 @ 12:32am

by Heather on 9/27/2008 @ 9:39am
sorry guys!

I spoke too soon. Rick has other plans for us for this afternoon.

Hope to see you soon.

by izenmania on 9/27/2008 @ 10:44am
Aaaaaaanybody else? Dawn? Betty? Bueller?

by d0ug on 9/27/2008 @ 2:17pm
at wrights park! did this get canceled last minute?

by d0ug on 9/27/2008 @ 2:19pm
at wrights park! did this get canceled last minute?

by d0ug on 9/27/2008 @ 2:20pm
at wrights park! did this get canceled last minute?

by izenmania on 9/27/2008 @ 6:05pm

Good ride today. I knew the weather was supposed to be decent, but was not expecting it to be this nice.

Basically did exactly what was planned... down Tacoma Ave to Ruston Way, then up Waterview (just before the tunnel) and 46th to Pearl. From there we jumped over to Point Defiance and rode Five Mile Drive, then jumped off right before the end to take Vassault over to the Skyview bridge across Highway 16, and then back via the Scott Pearson trail to 25th before cutting over to the Red Hot.

Around about 20 miles, I think, in a little under two hours. Good assortment of hills and not-hills, and the last bit was relatively flat enough to let us recover from the Ruston/PD/Vassault hill-party.

by dawntown on 9/27/2008 @ 6:59pm
Aw, I missed the ride, Joe. I needed some rest today, though; I just got back from a work trip. Hopefully, Ill see ya'll on Monday