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Ride Previewpv icon sat rideTHIS WEEK'S SATURDAY RIDE

David Hill - Carpenter Creek
48.1 miles - 1504 feet elevation
9:00am Roll-Out

The route this week is David Hill - Carpenter Creek (48.1 miles & 1,504 ft). The route has three components - 15 miles of flat, 10 miles of hills and rollers, followed by 20 miles of flat heading home - and nothing over 6% (according to RwGPS). We first head out what might be called the Evergreen-Hornecker-Wren-Verboort corridor. Then it’s up Visitation to Osterman-Kemper and into Kansas City. We take Thatcher and then head up David Hill at the Dog Park. This area - originally called Wine Hill (first planted as vineyards in 1883), and then David’s Hill (after the David family) - provides our first climb and a nice descent. Then we ride up Gales Creek and take Stringtown to Carpenter Creek - the prelude to climb #2 on Plumlee. After this it’s flat running and maybe some open running on the Fern Hill Freeway. We loop through Forest Grove and Pacific University and then head up Martin to Verboort and back the way we came - via the Wren-Hornecker-Evergreen corridor again.

Route Caution Areas:
- Mile 12.9: Crossing OR 47
- Mile 20.0: Left Turn onto Stringtown (caution)
- Mile 26.9 - 27.3: on OR 47 - SINGLE FILE
- Mile 27.8: Crossing OR 47
- Mile 31.9: Crossing OR 47
- Mile 35.4 - 35.6: On OR 47 - and left turn onto Martin

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