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Daily Rides for September 2, 2014


Tuesday Tuesdays at Rockville
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B+ 9 am 33 to 62 3 one Dee Nuckols, 382-6744, sdnuckols@yahoo.com
Dick Hilliard, 273-6578,rhilliard1@verizon.net

Description: Please join us for a great ride through western Hanover, Goochland, and eastern Louisa. We leave from what is popularly referred to as the "Rockville Little League Fields". Cue sheets are always available. Often, we divide into more than one group as both faster and slower riders attend. The ride varies weekly and on the day before each ride, Dee or Dick sends out a message on the club email list announcing the distance and other particulars of the ride.

Directions: Headed west from Richmond, take the Rockville/Manakin exit off of I-64. Go right at the top of the ramp onto Route 623 toward Ashland. Turn left at the first stoplight onto Pouncey Tract Rd. The little league fields are 3.8 miles to the left. The address is 17347 Pouncey Tract Road

Tuesday Hanover Courthouse After Work Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
A++ See below Varies 3 None Matt Satterwhite, 357-7490, giantbls@comcast.net
Wayne Flood, 641-0556, sept1flood@comcast.net
A+ See below Varies 3 None Rick Whittington, 363-4861, rick@rickwhittington.com
A See below Varies 3 None Ken Kolb, 357-6076, kwkolb@verizon.net
Andrew Mann, 266-9048, rabamann@aol.com
B+/B See below Varies 3 None TBD
B See below Varies 3 None Tom Hesel, 405-4053, t.rush@greenupturf.com
COTU COTU Special! On every Tuesday from July through the rest of riding season, between 4-8 pm, wear a cycling jersey and get a 10%  discount on all beers.

Description: The route varies from week to week with routes with multiple mileage options starting and ending at the Hanover Government Center (i.e., Hanover Courthouse) parking lot. The slower pace groups will ride one of the shorter options and the faster pace groups will ride one of the longer options so that everyone finishes around the same time. The pace group leaders will announce the mileage for their group at the ride start. The pace groups will be spaced out at the ride start to avoid large groups of cyclists on the road.

Important Safety Note: This ride is often very well attended which creates the potential for large pace groups. Large pace groups tend to yo-yo increasing the likelihood of wheel bumps. Also, large pace groups are frustrating to motorists trying to get home from work on curvy country roads. That can result in frustrated drivers passing in an unsafe manner. Consequently, the ride leaders may group riders into smaller groups at the ride start in order to minimize large pace groups. Please cooperate with the ride leaders if they ask you to break into a smaller group. Also, do not regroup at stops if that will result in a large pace group. Pace groups should be no larger than 6 to 10 riders. Groups of less than 6 are preferred. The pace groups are spaced out at the ride start to avoid large groups of cyclists on the road.

The routes for this month are:

Date Start Time Route Dinner
Sept. 2 6 pm River Road Options- 18, 24, 29 or 33 mile options and GPX files. Center of the Universe
Sept. 9 5:45 pm Mt. Gideon Options- 19, 24, 31 or 36 mile options and GPX files. Center of the Universe
Sept. 16 5:45 pm Dabneys Mill Options- 21, 22, 28 or 33 mile options and GPX files. Center of the Universe
Sept. 23 5:30 pm River Road Options- 18, 24, 29 or 33 mile options and GPX files. Center of the Universe
Sept. 30 5:15 pm Mt. Gideon Options- 19, 24, 31 or 36 mile options and GPX files. Center of the Universe

Paper cue sheets are not provided. You should print your own cue sheet prior to coming to the ride.

New members and those just getting started (or re-started) with cycling are encouraged to come out. After the ride, everyone who is interested has dinner at a local restaurant (cycling clothes are fine for dinner).

Directions: The ride starts and finishes at the Hanover County Government Complex (7497 County Complex Road, Hanover, VA 23069) on US Route 301 just south of the intersection of Routes 54 and 301.

Tuesday (Note: Last Ride of Season is Sept. 30) Deep Run High School Options
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
A+/A 5:30 pm 29-32 2 None Mike & Kim Moore, 358-0935

Description and Directions: Riders should have a strong fitness level, be very comfortable in fast pacelines and have good bicycle handling skills before attempting this ride. However, other paces are welcome to ride on their own as maps will be provided. Because this area of town is choked with houses and traffic, obeying traffic laws and riding single file are a must! To get to the start, take I-64 West to I-295; take the Nuckols Road North Exit. Go approx 3/4 mile, left turn onto Twin Hickory Rd (traffic light/intersection). Go approx 3/4 mile, high school will be on your right. Please park to the right side of the school, in the parking area furthest away from the football field.

TuesdayPortabella Ride
PaceTimeMilesTerrainStopsLeader
Various5:45 pmVarious4NoneSee below

Leaders:

  • Sept. 2    John Senn
  • Sept. 9    Ken Robertson
  • Sept. 16    David McMillian
  • Sept. 23    Deb Anderson
  • Sept. 30    John Senn

Description: This weekly ride starts at the rear of Portabella Ristorante located in the Varina Food Lion Shopping Center. It is a show and go ride like the Saturday ABC ride. There will be no pace group ride leaders; riders will form their own groups. Ride leaders for each Tuesday, listed above, will provide a sign-up sheet and help new riders match up with riders of a similar pace. Riders will choose their own route. Cue sheets and maps for several routes from 19-33 miles are available at http://raba.org/cuemap.php?rname=&start=7. Print and bring your own cue sheet as none will be available at the ride.

Directions: Portabella Ristorante is located at 2627 New Market Road (Route 5 and Strath Road), Henrico, VA 23231. Park in the lot behind the building

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