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EARTHDREAM Summer Training Series Ride #5
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The EARTHDREAM Summer Training Series is a set of rides intended for people who have completed a strenuous series such as the RAMROD Training Series or the CATS rides and would like to stay in shape for the duration of the summer. This series puts an emphasis on hill climbing, with each ride featuring multiple hills with a gradient in excess of 15%. This should be a great series of rides for people training for difficult late-season events such the High Pass Challenge or the Passport to Pain.
Ride #5 in this series heads from Woodinville through Kirkland, Bellevue, Issaquah, and Redmond, picking up some of the major hills such as the Zoo Hill, Somerset, and some little-known but very steep hills in Kirkland and Bellevue. This ride packs a lot of climbing into a relatively short distance, even by EARTHDREAM standards.
I am posting this ride at a vigorous pace but if we have enough interest we could form a strenuous group as well.
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