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2013 Seattle to Portland ride in July - Any local Vegas Valley riders going?
There were two of us last year, and we look forward to the event this year. I have already been doing 90 miles a week to be better prepared for this year.
My 2012 map link: I can not load a 2013 map apparently in format that does not work for me.
Not much elevation in the STP last year: the four hills I remember, one as we leave the lake area, the dreaded hill (43 miles into the ride) is nothing compared to Boulder Dam to Boulder City, or Red Rock Loop, then the Napier hill @ 110 miles, and then the final hill is the bridge between Washington and Oregon.
Last week I road from District to Jean, and following day District to Equestrian & Foothills RML trail not much for lot of experienced riders, but 43+ miles back to back is a decent amount of mileage for me at this stage of training for the event.
This Friday the 29th of March - 160 & Charleston intersection a backwards Red Rock Canyon ride to West Career & Technical Academy (11945 W. Charleston Blvd) and return to the gas stand @ 160 & Charleston.
Then on Saturday another ride for back to back ride training...
Hope there are other Vegas Valley riders in this large and well supported July event. Weather is much cooler that here. Would like to ride off from the start line together if that can be arranged in Seattle...