Assaults Training Ride this Saturday 3/5/16 at 9:30 am
When: Saturday 3/5/16 at 9:30 am – This the planned time to start so please make an effort to arrive in time to get ready prior to 10 am
Where: Landrum Ingles – 1851 Hwy 14 E , Landrum, SC 29356. From Spartanburg take I26 West to Exit 1 , left at the top of the ramp on Hwy 14 and Ingles is on the right across I26. Please park on the far right side of the parking lot.
Ride info: 69 miles and 5000’ of climb (according to the Ridewithgps file). This route includes the Saluda Grade and the top half of the Greenville Watershed to Tuxedo. From there we will do the loop to Flat Rock back to Saluda, down Green River Cove to Mill Springs and then back through Tryon to Landrum. We will do the usual steady moderate Saturday eRide pace between climbs which with the terrain we’ll be on should be in the 17-18 mph average speed range. The Saluda Grade and Watershed climbs will be at your own pace with regroups at the top. Figure a total ride time of 4:45 including a store stop. Route at the bottom of this email.
Store stop: Either at the 31 mile mark in Flat Rock or the 38 mile mark before we descend Green River Cove.
SAG: None planned at this time – Please come prepared to be self-sufficient.
No B group right now, still checking.
The rides will be what we consider A / B level rides. In general we will ride at a steady moderate pace between climbs with the climbs at your own pace. We will regroup at the top of climbs before proceeding. If you are unsure about your ability to do a particular ride please contact me before the ride and I’ll try to help you decide. We try to help everyone but if you are obviously having trouble maintaining contact with the group we will recommend you turn back or proceed on your own. There are sometimes sections during a ride where the group tends to string out before regrouping. Please be patient during these sections as we will regroup at the usual spots. If you get behind just stay straight to the regroup point.
Try to remember that these are group rides and we often have to adjust to changing circumstances so everything may not happen exactly as planned or as you would like. If you come looking for some training and a fun social atmosphere with friends then you should leave happy and tired at the end of the ride.