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MUMPS: English, Novelty, Union and... Victor's! (Brisk 16-18 MPH)
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This week MUMPS heads east into the countryside, climbing English, Novelty, and Union hills, rolling by the Redmond Watershed Preserve, Trilogy at Redmond Ridge, and Ames Lake and the Red Barn; with a stop at Victor's Celtic Coffee in Redmond on the way home.
Starting time and location: Ride starts at 10:00 am at Log Boom Park in Kenmore, where there are restrooms & water.
Parking: Please do not park in the Log Boom parking lot; use the on-street parking on NE 175th St. just east of the park.
Pace: This is a brisk-paced ride (16-18 MPH), on the same route as the moderate and vigorous-paced MUMPS groups. Riders are welcome to start at moderate or vigorous pace and move to a slower or faster group later. The speed limit on trails is 15 MPH.
The planned route/cue sheet is at the link below. The goal is to stay together via regrouping as necessary, but we won’t be able to wait long for anyone substantially off the pace. Please bring navigation aids in case you need to finish on your own, as the ride becomes self-led for those ahead of or behind the group.
Restrooms: There are planned restroom stops at Starbucks, approximately mile 17; and at Victor's Celtic Coffee (mile 33.1).
Food: The food stop is brief (about 25 min.). Please bring snacks and water for nutrition and hydration along the way.
Cancellation: Forecast for rain or unsafe riding conditions will be cause for cancellation, in which case the ride leader will not be at the start and the cancellation will be posted in comments below, at least 2 hours before the start.
Fenders: Please be considerate of other riders' comfort and safety by using full fenders with long mud flaps if rain is expected or the roads are wet. You may still ride with us without them, but if you are spraying other riders you will need to drop to the back of the group.
Repairs: Be prepared with the equipment and know-how to take care of your own flats and mechanicals, and a plan for getting back to the start if your bike won't take you there (ORCA card or someone to call). If you have a problem the group will stop briefly to make sure you will be OK on your own, but we will not wait for repairs to be completed.
Safety talk and on time-departure: Please be at the start and ready to ride at least 15 minutes prior to ride start time, to participate in the pre-ride briefing and safety talk. Ride rolls out at 10:00.
Pre-registration: Please register by clicking the red "Register Now" button at the top of this page, to save time at the start (and enable the leader to email you in case of changes/cancellation).
You don't need to un-register if you can't make it to the ride. If you are unable to pre-register in time, you can sign up at the start.
We hope you can join us!