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Originally Posted by octopuswithafez
Yep, the descent down to Lake Washington Blvd is quite sketchy, lots of folks pumped up and not used to riding in large groups going around the hairpin turns...
The issue I found last year was people dropping/tossing stuff.
On the rough pavement sections before LWB, there were lots of people losing water bottles; either hitting a bump and popping it from the cage or hitting a bump and dropping it.
On LWB there were a few of the people treating the STP like the Giro and tossing their tyvek jackets into the shrubs once they warmed up (uncool), like the residents there would treasure it as if Tyler Farrar himself had written a personalized autograph on it.
Watch for stray bottles in the corners, and my advice is to just refill bottles at the first (20mi) rest stop and skip the rest of the craziness there; although it is fun to see it all. Last year the first stop's theme was Vegas, IIRC, and there was a really bad Elvis impersonator directing bicycle traffic.
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