Training for Spring #3: Factoria May Valley Loop (Steady)

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Date and Time: 
Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 10:00am
Start Location: 
Starbucks (near Tapatio restaurant)
3720 128th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98006
Contact Information: 
Scott A Blachowicz
sblachowicz@gmail.com
2062147396
Distance: 
26.10 miles
Elevation Gain: 
1,252 feet
Terrain: 
Regroup: 
Weather Cancellation: 
Ride Description: 

This is a 9-week progressive series intended to prepare us to start strong in our spring training rides. Optional social gatherings are available before and after the rides to meet and connect with Ride Leaders and fellow riders.

This week’s ride starts at Starbucks in Factoria Village (the one near Tapatio restaurant, not near QFC). We’ll ride counterclockwise loop to Issaquah along East Lake Washington, May Valley Road and Newport Hill Way. We’ll stop near Issaquah Coffee for a quick restroom break.

After the ride is finished, please feel free to join us at Tapatio (3720 Factoria Blvd SE C, Bellevue) for a bite to eat.
 

Rest Stops: Public Restrooms near Issaquah Coffee MP 19.0
 

Parking: Please do not park in front of Starbucks or any other storefront.  Park well out in the main parking lot, away from businesses.
 

Restroom use at the start: Use of restrooms in stores or businesses requires a purchase. 
 

Registration: Please register and sign the electronic waiver. This saves time at the start of the ride. 
 

Weather: Please come with long fenders, including a buddy flap, if the roads are wet. The ride will be canceled with heavy rain, high winds, flooding, ice/snow or other unsafe riding conditions, and a cancellation comment will be posted here at least two hours before the start of the ride.
 

Mechanical issues: You should also be prepared to fix a flat tire, with tools, tubes and the ability to change the tire yourself. The group will generally not stop for repairs.

Note: Please show up to the ride start at least 20 minutes early, so we can discuss the safety briefing before starting the ride promptly at 10:00am.
 

Comments

Our usual fearless leader, Matt W, is enjoying his time in Jacksonville FL this weekend before flying through Chicago to get home.

Mark C had some unexpected changes in his life, so he can't make it this weekend and Dawn M is replacing him (probably along with a third of the group that are also RLs.

Weather forecast looks good for this time of year...cloudy now followed by partly cloudy and 0-2% chance of precip.  So, see you there!

Starbucks (near Tapatio restaurant)
3720 128th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98006