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    Flying Wheels

    This Saturday!

    Who's going?
    What route are you riding?



    I'm riding the century, and maybe the 25mi loop as some extra mileage to pile on top of riding to/from the event.
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    I am planning on the century. Plus gonna ride there from my house for a little extra mileage and the climb up Woodinville-Duvall going home

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    I'm signed up, riding the century route.
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    Hey woodway, what route are you taking to the start? I've got some friends out past Lake of the Woods, and I'm trying to convince them to ride to/from with me. Maybe we can all meet up along the way to the start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    Hey woodway, what route are you taking to the start? I've got some friends out past Lake of the Woods, and I'm trying to convince them to ride to/from with me. Maybe we can all meet up along the way to the start.
    I was going to come down 156th to Woodinville-Duvall and jump on the SRT in Woodinville and then mosey down to Marymoor. Let me know what it looks like on your end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodway View Post
    I was going to come down 156th to Woodinville-Duvall and jump on the SRT in Woodinville and then mosey down to Marymoor. Let me know what it looks like on your end.
    We usually head down 133rd to Avondale, and head straight down to the park. If I'm riding solo, I might meet you along the SRT, though. Gives me a chance to get in a trip over Education Hill on my way to the trail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    We usually head down 133rd to Avondale, and head straight down to the park. If I'm riding solo, I might meet you along the SRT, though. Gives me a chance to get in a trip over Education Hill on my way to the trail.
    You definitely won't be riding solo

    Kasia & I are doing the century again, and we plan to start from our house. The extra distance should make it pretty close to a 200K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keithm0 View Post
    You definitely won't be riding solo

    Kasia & I are doing the century again, and we plan to start from our house. The extra distance should make it pretty close to a 200K.
    WooooooooHoooooooooo!

    OK. I'll meet you at your place, and we'll meet woodway down at Wilmot Gateway. That will make it a 200k even if we head out W'ville-Duvall to the park, and then back up 133rd on the way home.
    Plus it will give me close to 140mi for the day if I meet you at your place, ride home, and do a couple laps around the block.


    woodway, keithm0
    what time do you want to meet at Wilmot Gateway Park? The official start is at 8am. I figure meeting at W-G Park at 7 - 7:15am gives us time to make it to the park and get registered/pick up maps.
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    I'll be riding with my STP team mates & doing the century. I'm also going to ride to & from the event from N. bothell to get the extra training for STP. I figure 140miles should be good.

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    100 mile, riding to and from event.
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    I'm saving up my very low amount of potential wattitude for the Native Planet Classic next Saturday (June 20).

    So on Saturday the 13th I am doing only the 65 mile route at Flying Wheels as a warmup, and making sure everything is ready for next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    woodway, keithm0
    what time do you want to meet at Wilmot Gateway Park? The official start is at 8am. I figure meeting at W-G Park at 7 - 7:15am gives us time to make it to the park and get registered/pick up maps.
    Kewl...

    I'll arrive at Wilmot Gateway @ 7:00.

    I'll be the guy dressed in black wearing Mountain Bike riding shorts

    Hey BengeBoy, looks like I may be doing the opposite as you...century at FW, and then the 60 mile ride at Native Planet the following week.

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    I will be doing the century. This will by my first one ever so i am a little nervous. Pretty sure i can do it but am worried about the closing time of the event. I only average about 15-16 mph but the hills have me a little concerned. I am going to pick up a map but can any of you tell me if i really need it or do i just follow the mass of people. Also, any hidden surprises i should know about? Hope all of you have a great ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gageplate View Post
    I will be doing the century. This will by my first one ever so i am a little nervous. Pretty sure i can do it but am worried about the closing time of the event. I only average about 15-16 mph but the hills have me a little concerned. I am going to pick up a map but can any of you tell me if i really need it or do i just follow the mass of people. Also, any hidden surprises i should know about? Hope all of you have a great ride.
    Pick up the cue sheet just in case, but the route is really well marked. The hills aren't that bad, actually. Inglewood Hill is 5 miles into the ride, and that one is a big climb, then there's Dulthie/Black Nugget at the end of the route, so save some energy for that one.
    It's not like the 7 Hills century, where you're just climbing and climbing forever. I think FW is under 4000 total gain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    WooooooooHoooooooooo!

    OK. I'll meet you at your place, and we'll meet woodway down at Wilmot Gateway. That will make it a 200k even if we head out W'ville-Duvall to the park, and then back up 133rd on the way home.
    Plus it will give me close to 140mi for the day if I meet you at your place, ride home, and do a couple laps around the block.


    woodway, keithm0
    what time do you want to meet at Wilmot Gateway Park? The official start is at 8am. I figure meeting at W-G Park at 7 - 7:15am gives us time to make it to the park and get registered/pick up maps.
    7:00 @ Wilmot Gateway sounds like a good plan. IIRC it's about 7.5 miles from our house to the park. Want to meet us here about 6:15-ish for a leisurely warm-up ride along Woodinville-Duvall?

    Call my cell before you leave the house, just in case. I promise I won't screw around with my bike the day of the ride this time .

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    Quote Originally Posted by keithm0 View Post
    7:00 @ Wilmot Gateway sounds like a good plan. IIRC it's about 7.5 miles from our house to the park. Want to meet us here about 6:15-ish for a leisurely warm-up ride along Woodinville-Duvall?

    Call my cell before you leave the house, just in case. I promise I won't screw around with my bike the day of the ride this time .
    Well, we still have 2 more weeks where it's a short ride from your place to the park... Then they shut down 212th from Woodinville-Duvall to 165th for almost 2 months, and it's a 5 mile detour to get around it.

    Dude, I'm coming over and locking your bike in the shed tomorrow!
    Which are you riding: The flat bars or the CoMotions? Seriously, if you haven't gone down to SVC and seen Rick, come to my place and bring the bikes, we'll nail down the fit and get you ready for Saturday. Those bikes are too nice to just have them in the garage; I really want to see you two on them!
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    I'm riding with some STP rookies, so we're only doing the 65. I am however riding to Seattle afterward for the Sounders FC game.

    Anyone know the approximate distance along the trail from Marymoor to Belltown?
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    I'm sooo jealous! I wanna ride too! Just not enough rides over here. I'm gonna need to put an ad in the paper for riding buddies, maybe get somthing going one of these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smurf hunter View Post
    Anyone know the approximate distance along the trail from Marymoor to Belltown?
    It's about 30mi from Marymoor to the Bainbridge ferry dock, if that helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    It's about 30mi from Marymoor to the Bainbridge ferry dock, if that helps.
    That works about to a century in my book
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    Do I need to bring my bike lock? My wife is dropping me off and picking me up. Any need for it at the rest stops? Not riding with any buddies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamala View Post
    Do I need to bring my bike lock? My wife is dropping me off and picking me up. Any need for it at the rest stops? Not riding with any buddies.
    I don't think so. When I'm in that situation, I set my bike alongside something absurdly more expensive. My thinking is they won't steal a $1000 LeMond when it's next to a $5000 Cervelo.

    That said I will be carrying a light duty lock because I need to run some errands while on the bike after the event.
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    As stated before, this will be my first century. One last question after reading some of these posts. Do most people bring a lock with them on these rides. I will probably be solo both for the FW and STP. I kind of thought that with that many people riding, that it would be safe to leave your bike to use the bathroom. If people do use locks could you tell me what type. I am assuming something light weight. Thanks.

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    I've never carried a bike lock on an organized ride. I don't believe I've ever seen anyone lock a bike up on an organized ride.


    If you are really nervous about this, get one of these very light, very cheap cable locks like people use for locking up skis/snowboards at a ski resort. They would slow a thief down for 30 seconds or so, and don't weigh very much. Really, they're not hard to defeat, but perhaps offer enough deterrance to motivate a thief to move onto the next bike.

    I sometimes use those just for ducking into a Starbucks.

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    Thanks for the info. I don't think i am really nervous about it. I just started to read some of the previous posts and they started me thinking. Thanks again.

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