WRUMPS: Fall City-Duvall Ice Cream Run

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Date and Time: 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 10:00am
Start Location: 
Fall City Community Park
Neal Road Southeast
Fall City, WA 98024
Contact Information: 
Paul J Brynes
pbrynes@gmail.com
206-909-7742
Distance: 
42.00 miles
Elevation Gain: 
1,087 feet
Terrain: 
Regroup: 
Weather Cancels?: 
Ride Description: 

Join us for a scenic Wednesday (WRUMPS) ice cream run! We'll ride from Fall City Community Park along the rural Snoqualmie River Valley on mostly backroads up to Duvall. Our lunch break will be at CC's Espresso & Ice Cream Shop (located conveniently next to Armadillo BBQ for those riders with more substantial appetites). The route (http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5251238) is flat with the exception of one hill of any significance. Think of the ice cream up ahead as you spin your way to the top!  Riders are expected to print and bring the cue sheet, have a spare tube, tools and the know how to fix a flat. Please arrive by 9:45 am for the safety briefing so we can roll at 10:00 am.  A Port-a-Potty is located in the parking area.

***RIDE LEADER MENTORING OPPORTUNITY***

The ride leader will not be at the ride start should weather meet the definition for cancellation.  Ride cancellation will be announced in the Comments Section at least two (2) hours prior to the ride start.  If you have questions about the weather, please call the phone number listed in the Contact Information, preferably before you leave for the ride.

Comments?  Questions?  Go to:  http://www.meetup.com/cascaderides/events/193540722/

Comments

Submitted by Paul Brynes on

It's going to be HOT on Wednesday, so here are some hot weather tips:

1. Protect Your Skin: Wear sunscreen and don't forget to put some on your ears too.

2. Dress Appropriately: Wear clothing that wicks away sweat, keeping you dry and comfortable.

3. Hydrate: Drink water before, during and after rides. Always carry plenty of fluids, even if you're only planning for a short ride. Avoid drinking too much cold water at one time too—this can cause cramping. Aim to take in small amounts of fluids frequently (every 5 to 10 minutes) to stay on top of your hydration needs. Be sure not to wait for the feeling of extreme thirst; this could be one of the initial signs of heat exhaustion.

4. Replace Electrolytes: For rides longer than an hour, drink fluids with an electrolyte replacement in addition to water. Consider an electrolyte drink, salty food, such as pretzels and peanuts, or electrolyte chews/gels to help maintain sodium levels

5. Recover: Recovery becomes even more critical when riding long miles in the heat. Have something prepared to replenish your energy stores right after the ride that ideally has a 4:1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein (some people recommend chocolate milk). Continue to hydrate in the hours that follow to replace fluids lost during the ride. This will speed the recovery process and allow you to face the heat again tomorrow.

Type of event: 
Fall City Community Park
Neal Road Southeast
Fall City, WA 98024
Ride Leader(s)