Perusing the catalog of HRU rides on the WW website, looking for inspiration, I came upon a ride that intrigued me, as it climbs Black Mountain via Ridgeway, a combination that has been on my bucket list for a few years. To get there, we will do a variety of roads I've climbed, but not for awhile, and never in this order. Besides the always challenging Crestview, along the way we will also do northbound Parrott - another climb on my bucket list. This ride covers many of the same general areas as our Flintstone ride 3 months ago, but in a very different way, with numerous killer views of the south bay. There are some steep hills in this route, but you'll notice every one can be easily bypassed, so this ride can be as challenging or easy as you want to make it.
This is a social-paced D ride (we are after all the Wednesday Social Climbers) with regroups; faster riders are encouraged to form a D+/E group. Rain cancels.
Start: Shoup Park, rolling at 9 AM
Lunch: At a bit before mile 34, we'll hit the Safeway at the Crystal Springs shopping center on Polhemus. There is also a Starbucks and a Bakery. Beware that there is a short, but very steep climb after lunch (Bunker Hill).
From the shopping center there will be water and restrooms about 4 miles later, at the Pulgas Water Temple.
Ride Leader: Steve Rempel
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