MAY 11 CR BRIEFING - "Here Comes The Sun..."

Posted by Chip Hemmel on 11 May 2017


Good morning gang!

As we all know by now tonight's ride is "official." We're back on the "Hills and Hollers" route. There's some anxiety in the group...Listen to Traci Boris and don' let it get to you. Shift down at the bottom of the hill, in this case "Kirkland Hill," and steadily carry your momentum skyward...

Time -- Temp -- Dew Point -- RH -- SKY -- Wind
6:00 58 °F 40 °F 51% Overcast 7 mph E
8:00 55 °F 41 °F 60% M Cloudy 5 mph ESE

UNIFORM OF THE DAY: Moisture managing light(ER)weight warmth.

ON TOP: A wicking base under a light long sleeve insulating layer or arm warmers with your bike jersey as the outer layer. You may want to have your Buff and a bandana (du rag) or cap.

BELOW THE WAIST: I’d go with bike shorts or 3/4 length (Capri’s) bottoms. You’ll also want your mid-weight wool or synthetic socks; glove liners under, or gloves over, your bike gloves to start.

AS ALWAYS: Have your RoadID, shades, sunblock, lip balm and a snack or two; two water bottles — one full with water; one with some sports drink — or more water if you're bringing energy chews or "bloks" as snacks.

DON'T FORGET YOUR MEDS: If you use an inhaler or epi-pen, please have them with you. You may want to let Dr. Ritter or Dr. Rubin know you have them aboard.


Please have a spare inner tube, some tire levers and a means to inflate the tube should you need to use it. Remember to top off your tires before arriving — check the sidewall but most of you will be looking for somewhere around 100 - 120 PSI. As always; if you're not sure about this part please bring your pump in the car with you.

REMEMBER: SAG SPACE IS LIMITED - so plan for items you can wear or stuff easily in your saddlebag or pockets.

IMPORTANT:  Please arrive at PAR no later than 5:30 for registration. We roll at 5:45.

It’s "Thoreauback Thursday" and we take out cue from the one and only Traci Boris - the inspiration behind this selection…

“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.”

- Henry