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MUMPS: Recovery Monday- Counterclockwise Lake Loop
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We'll ride the Lake Washington counter clockwise loop route.
Starting time and location: Ride starts at 10:00 am at Log Boom Park in Kenmore, where there is a restroom.
Parking: There is a four hour parking restriction in the Park. If you are concerned about exceeding the time limit you may park on NE 175th St just east of the entrance to the park.
Pace: This is a brisk paced ride. It will be somewhat relaxed compared to MUMPS rides earlier this year, because we have moved from being a "training ride" to a "recovery ride" now that the weekend series are up and running. When on multi-use trails we will observe the trail speed limit. We will regroup at major intersections and on hills.
Variations to joining group and route: We'll ride the same ("standard lake loop") route as the moderate-paced MUMPS group, aside from minor differences in rest/food stops; this brisk group takes a jersey pocket snack stop at Coulon Park, while the moderate group usually goes off-course a few miles later to visit the Starbucks in Kennydale.
You can meet us at the the curb as we roll by Leschi Starbucks at about 11:15, or at the rest stop at Seward Park. Be sure to let the ride leader know that you have joined the group. Keep in mind that, depending on weather and the mood of the group, the route may be shortened to cross the lake on WA 520 trail or I-90 trail without notice.
At mile 42.3 riders have the option to continue straight on 98th Ave/100th Ave/Waynita Way to the Burke-Gilman trail for a much flatter finish to the ride instead of the 400-ft climb over Juanita Drive.
The goal is to stay together via occasional regroups, but riders substantially off pace may need to drop back to the moderate group. The ride becomes self-led for those ahead of or behind the group. Please bring navigation aids in case you need to finish on your own. The (standard lake loop) route/cue sheet is at the link below. It will not be handed out at the start, so please download or print it if you want it during the ride. Note the food and restroom stop variations discussed above.
Restrooms: Very quick stop at Matthews Beach Park early on, quick stop at Seward Park ( Mile 19), slightly longer restroom/snack stop at Coulon Park (mile 27), and a quick stop at Marina Park in Kirkland (mile 42).
Food: The brisk group does not take a coffee/restaurant stop, so BRING SNACKS!
Cancellation: Forecast for rain, snow, ice/frost or other unsafe riding conditions will be cause for cancellation, in which case the ride leader will not be at the start at Log Boom Park and the cancellation will be posted (in Comments, below) at least 2 hours before the start.
Fenders: Please be considerate of other riders' comfort and safety by using full fenders with long mud flaps if rain is expected or the roads are wet. You may still ride with us without them, but if you are spraying other riders you will need to drop to the back of the group.
Repairs: Please come with the equipment and know-how to take care of your own flats and mechanicals or with a plan for getting back to the start if your bike won't take you there. If you have a problem the group will stop briefly to make sure you will be OK on your own, but we will not wait for repairs to be completed.
Safety talk and on time-departure: Riders should be at the start with ride-ready bikes and gear at least 10 minutes early for safety talk.
Pre-registration: Please register in advance by clicking the red Register Now button at the top of this page, as this saves time at the start and enables the leader to email you in case of changes. (You need a Cascade Bicycle Club account, and starting one makes you a Basic-level member of the Club at no charge.) You don't have to un-register if you can't make the ride. Or you can register manually at the start.