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Old 05-19-09, 10:01 AM   #1
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Could be a hilly weekend in Seattle...

"Torture (Metric) Century North" on Saturday, sponsored by Native Planet Outdoor Club:

http://www.ride4areason.org/cycling/...ry_south.shtml

(looks informal, more like a big group ride than an "event")

Plus, the 7 Hills of Kirkland is Monday.

I'm prepping for the Native Planet Classic, may do both...
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I'll see you at the 7 Hills!

I'm getting my double dose of Novelty Hill that day by riding from my place on Redmond Ridge down to the start line, doing the century, then riding back home.
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I'm in for the Metric Century version of The 7 Hills of Kirkland. So far, we have a group of 8 guys signed up...

Is it just me, or is the name "The 7 Hills of Kirkland" a complete misnomer. From what I remember from last year, there were WAY more that 7 hills and it seemed we spent very little time in Kirkland!

Hope to see some of you there!
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I think there's 3 routes: A ~40 miler, which is the original 7 Hills; a metric, which has 11 hills; and the full century, which covers 14 hills.
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Jeez! is there any flat ground over there??
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I think there's 3 routes: A ~40 miler, which is the original 7 Hills; a metric, which has 11 hills; and the full century, which covers 14 hills.
Last year I rode from home and did the 40 mile route, then took the long way home. Ended up being a nice 70-mile ride. I enjoyed the combination of solo riding and supported riding in the same day.

I may do the same thing for the Flying Wheels Century - it's a 50-mile round trip from my house to the starting line, so if I ride to the start, do one of the short routes, and ride home, I've got a century in without having to get in my car. There is certainly nothing I haven't seen before on the route itself...
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I'll ride to/from the FWSC since I only live 5 miles from Marymoor park
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I'm in for the Metric Century version of The 7 Hills of Kirkland. So far, we have a group of 8 guys signed up...

Is it just me, or is the name "The 7 Hills of Kirkland" a complete misnomer. From what I remember from last year, there were WAY more that 7 hills and it seemed we spent very little time in Kirkland!

Hope to see some of you there!
7 Hills are:

Market
Juanita
Seminary
Norway
132nd
Winery
Old redmond road

Market is really the only one that is fully in Kirkland.

I'll be doing the metric. I have livestrong coming up in a month or so.
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