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Ride Previewpv icon sat rideTHIS WEEK'S SATURDAY RIDE

JRod's Revenge v2
50.2 miles - 2,588 feet elevation
9:00am Roll-Out

The week’s route is JRod’s Revenge v2. There are both full and short routes - 50.2/37.5 miles & 2,588/1,436 ft.  The routes have been changed slightly to accommodate road construction.  Sadly, everybody’s favorite sector - Jackson Quarry - has recently been chip sealed.  Smooth riding is a ways into the future.  Be careful of left-over sand on the road from chip sealing - especially in corners.  One definition of revenge is  “to exact punishment”.  Clearly then revenge is a key part of the cycling vocabulary.  We exact punishment on ourselves and others - but we often call it joy - Hmmm.  While the cycling Gods clearly understand the reward-punishment duality - it usually comes in the reverse order - we climb and then we descend.  It seems they have a Calvinist bent - we work BEFORE we play.  This week there is some punishment (Old Germantown & Mission Hill) and equal reward (Skyline & Dorland).  This route comes in four parts: a 9 mile warm-up out Helvetia and Phillips; a long climb and descent of Old Germantown Rd and Skyline; a climb of Mason/Solberger and descent of Dorland, and; lastly 20 miles of flat to cruise or chill on the way home.  This is a week to be conservative in your speed group choice - unless your gift is climbing.

There is also a short route version for this week (37.5 miles & 1,436 ft) - that drops off the Old Germantown/Skyline loop and adds in a short out-and-back on Dixie Mountain Rd.  Maps/cues and Garmin files are available in the weekly member ride e-mail.

The weather looks to be clear this coming Saturday, with temps in the mid-60’s to mid-80’s during the ride - nice climbing weather!

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