Join Date: Dec 2005
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I rode this yesterday with a friend. Very cool and WINDY! Generally, it was a scenic route. A larger group would have been nice to push through the wind. The tail wind was nice on the return from Cle Ellum.
They added a 100mi option to their standard metric route this year. Unfortunately, they neglected to mark the 100mi turnoff and the map &cue sheet didn't include the 100mi option. I questioned one of the organizers about the 100mi route before starting. He said there would be someone to point us in the correct direction in Cle Ellum. Not a soul to help us out. I questioned several other riders about it and NONE of them saw the turnoff.
In addition, the route was marked poorly in Cle Ellum and on the return to Ellensburg. We made our own route to get back in.
The first rest stop was only 10mi into the route. The next stop was 46mi into the route. In between was a very stiff head wind. I was nearly cooked at 46mi. They need a stop about mid-way (Cle Ellum).
I think I would do this again, but I might come prepared with my own map!
Last edited by SEAtrain; 10-07-07 at 08:26 PM.
Reason: Incorrect city name Enumclaw replaced with Cle Ellum