Hills for Beginners #3


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Date and Time: 
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 10:00am
Start Location: 
Newport Hills Park-and-Ride
5115 113th Pl SE
Bellevue, WA 98006
Contact Information: 
Tim D Thomas
10.00 miles
Elevation Gain: 
800 feet
Weather Cancellation: 
Ride Description: 

Do you really hate hills but want to learn to do them?  This ride is targeted for those true really SLOW hill climbers.  The format of this ride is that we will talk about climbing hills, both the physical process and tips to make it easier as well as the mental part (which is actually the hardest part).  We will ride a short distance from the start and do hill repeats on some easier hills  Each rider will climb at his/her own pace.  If you are faster you just get to do more.  I will ride along and give pointers and encouragement.  No GPS route file provided for this ride.  We will make it up as we go.

Please note that even though this is the third in a series of rides, new folks are welcome.  Everyone climbs at their own pace after all.

There are no restrooms at the start, but they are available at a park (yes down a hill) close by.  Bonus climb back after!  

Bring what you need to fix any flats or mechanicals and have a bailout if you cannot continue for some reason.  Also bring water, some food and a good attitude!

Please arrive 20 minutes early to have your bike ready to go and listen to the ride briefing 10 minutes before we start.  We will ride for an hour or two depending on the weather.  Anyone who is done earlier will easily be able to go sooner as we will be near the start.

If weather meets the conditions to cancel I will post a comment here that the ride is canceled by 8:00AM and I will not be at the start.


Newport Hills Park-and-Ride
5115 113th Pl SE
Bellevue, WA 98006
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Leisurely: [10-12mph]

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