Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Team Chico Cutty Series - Dec. 6th & 7th............

And, one last final last final reminder about the Team Chico Cutty Series taking place this weekend!(Picture above - Rich Thurman, Sean Dugan, Kevin Speacht, Mike Andres and Aren Timmel of Team Chico!)

Saturday, December 6th, 2008 9:30 AM One Mile Recreation Area
This is turning into the classic ride going over Table Mountain then looping back on a mean dirt climb before the final climb into Paradise. From Chico we roll past Butte College and hit the foothills up to Cherokee Rd. We climb and descend Cherokee all the way across Table Mountain before backtracking a mile or so to the start of the dirt on Oregon Gulch Rd. This five-mile stretch of good gravel has a few ups and downs before a steep kicker up to the first KOM of the weekend. Descend back down Cherokee and head straight up Pentz Rd into Paradise for KOM # 2. Work our way through town and descend Neal Rd for a sprint before 99, cross 99, and finish with a second sprint on Chico-Oroville HWY.5:00 PM. Dinner at Woodstocks. Pizza, beer, ride tales, Sundays route and prizes?

Sunday, December 7th, 2008 10:00 AM One Mile Recreation Area
Keep the muscle tension high with this brute of a climb on the FIXED GEAR! Same roads as Saturday minus the Cherokee/Oregon Gulch loop with the climb up Pentz as KOM #3 and the descent down Neal Road for a couple more sprints. All bikes are welcome but the glory goes to thoes who suffer on the fixie!

Notes: These rides are organized for fun(?) and are open to all who are willing to try. Some rides utilize out and back portions and regrouping is encouraged! Road bikes with sturdy tires will be fine for both rides. We will try to have a support vehicle(s) but please come prepared, ride with a partner and have a plan to get home. Please dress WARM and bring plenty of food, water and supplies and take responsibility for yourselves. We will have ride cards with the route, but there will be minimal course markings, no road closures, aid stations or coffee stops, just dogs, squirrels, pickup trucks, and a bunch of bikers on a sweet ride in the cuts! For more info on the Cutty Series or other Chico area rides contact Aren at arentimmel@sbcglobal.net .