TempAdero Ride, Sat, August 8 @ 8:00am – Lower Hog Canyon

Date: Saturday, August 8
Time: 8:00am, roll at 8:05am
Location: Templeton Park
Route: Lower Hog Canyon – https://www.strava.com/routes/12087104
Distance: 60.2 miles, 3100 feet elevation gain
Ride Leader: Steve H.
We will head out 5th street to right on Main to left on Templeton Rd. We will continue straight on El Pomar all the way to Cripple Creek (1st stop – 10 miles). We then go left on Cripple Creek, right on Creston Rd, left on Geneseo and turn right to stay on Geneseo, up and down the hill to right on Union, right on 46, then wrap around under 46 with a right on Whitley Gardens, right on Ross and then head left to Estrella (stop 2 – 22.5 miles). We then take Estrella to a right on Jardine, right on Hog Canyon, left on Von Dollen to Ranchita Canyon (stop 3 – 35.1 miles) We then go right on Ranchita, left on Cross Canyon, left on Pleasant, and right on Estrella to River Rd (stop 4 – 43 miles). Then we go left on River, take the bike path at the intersection with Union and rejoin River at Navajo. We continue south on River to right on Neal Spring, right on El Pomar and right on Main St and back to the park via 5th.

Groups

  • Endurance Group: Avg. speed 15-16 mph on hilly courses (over 3000ft of climbing). Avg. speed of 17-17.5 mph on flatter courses. Lead by Steve H.
  • Tempo Group: Avg. speed 17-18 mph on hilly courses (over 3000ft of climbing). Avg. speed of 18.5+ mph on flatter courses. Lead by those who show.

The Tempo group will depart first. If one starts with the Tempo group and finds it to be too fast, they can always drop back and ride with the Endurance group. The groups should seek to ride together, as a contiguous group, taking short pulls, and working together as much as possible. Let’s leave egos behind, and simply enjoy our time out on the bike.

Covid-19 Guidelines

• Upon arriving at the meeting point maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and other riders.

• Ride in small gruppettos. Riders should form small groups of no more than 5 riders. So if 6 show, split into groups of 3 and 3 or 4 and 2 depending on desired pace. If a rider(s) joins mid-route and it brings the gruppetto total above 5, please separate into two gruppettos.

• Gruppetos will depart 2-3 minutes apart in descending order of speed.

• Maintain social distancing at stops along the route.

As always, participants ride at their own risk, but please utilize extra care and be socially responsible.

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