Regardless, you'll want a road bike this weekend, or your CX bike with slick skinny tires. This weeks edition will leave from Jones Bros. Cupcakes at Aksarben Village, come early if you want a pre-ride espresso. From there we'll head south on the Keystone and swing by Shim's house. So if you don't want the mega Miles you meet the Aksarben group at Shim's. We'll stop in Ashland or Louisville, more likely Louisville for re-fuel. As always, we'll end with coffee talk, most likely at Jones Bros.
As always, this is not a no drop ride. You are responsible for you. Water, food and flat repair essentials are your responsibility. Here's a list of repair items you should have.
- Spare tube
- Tire levers
- Pump or CO2 - Do you know how to use your CO2 inflator?
- Patches - incase you double flat, and with all the gravel on the roads there's a pretty good chance of that happening
I can't believe I just had to type that list...
Here's the details...
A Route: Ashland-Louisville 90
B Route: Schram-Springfield 68 - averaging 18-20 on the flats and a lowest common denominator on the hills. Drafting's encouraged when possible, but we'll be regrouping when it's not.
What: Paved road ride with rolling hills
Where: Jones Bros. Cupcakes, Aksarben Village
When: 9:30am at Jones Bros. or 10am at Shims house
How long: 90 miles
How fast: 19-20 mph average
Group: Race level, echelons and paceline