The ride formerly known as "Buddy's ride" will henceforth be rechristened as. . .
Tour de Pacolet (pronounced "pak-O-lay")
Meet and be ready to ROLL @ 6 pm
For now, we will leave from BikeWorx (http://www.bikeworx.net/); new starting point expected in the coming weeks. . .
Parking is ample ACROSS from the shop, BTW
The route will expand and may change slightly as the daylight extends. . ..watch for changes/updates on subsequent postings. . .
B-/ B Ride
Expect a steady moderate pace with experienced riders and some new riders.
Regroups likely, especially for mechanicals and after challenging sections (such as open zones).
Strong riders should expect to adjust to group ability.
ALL riders should know the route and have adequate equipment (including a cell phone).
Beginning riders welcomed, but riders unable to keep up with a moderate pace should be able to complete ride alone (know route, cell phone, repair equipment).
PLEASE COMMIT TO MAINTAINING A COMPACT PACK EXCEPT DURING OPEN ZONES AND ESPECIALLY AFTER WE CROSS HWY 150 AT THE END OF THE HWY 9 ZONE ON THE RETURN TRIP TO THE SHOP. THE TURNS AND RR TRACKS REQUIRE THAT PEOPLE ON THE FRONT AVOID ACCELERATING AND THUS GAPPING WEAKER/NEWER RIDERS SITTING AT THE BACK. A COHESIVE PACK IS SAFER FOR ALL AT DUSK.
IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO DO A GROUP RIDE THIS IS NOT A RIDE FOR YOU. IF YOU ENJOY DISRUPTING GROUP RIDES THIS IS NOT THE RIDE FOR YOU.
Food and beverages afterward: TBD