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    Sunday ride -- Coastal Refuge

    Sunday services of the Church of the Triple Chainring will be held at noon on the South Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge, where the water and silt are both frozen and perfect for studs. I rode it late today, and the silt is so velvety, it's the closest you'll ever come to riding across the surface of a chocolate truffle.

    A few of us are leaving from my house at 11:45 a.m. Sinners who plan to sneak out the back door and leave before the service ends should probably opt to park their sin wagons at Oceanview Bluff Park, where we'll meet the lost souls at 12:00.

    Ride length will depend on how far we feel like going.

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    Count me in as a probable. I was disappointed I didn't get to check that out last year. The map is to the park, yes? I'll meet you there.

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    One map is to my house, the other is to the park (the address on Reef Lane). I just used the address of some fancy house so that I could get a map to the park beside it. Don't ride across the rich folks' lawn. Their security staff might taze you.
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    Also, I highly recommend good studs. There's a lot of ice out there, and there's a few hundred yards of mixed grass and glare ice to get to the good stuff.

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    I will be there ! I will meet at your house, what is your house number ? I will call you in the morning for more detailed directions if thats ok . Thanks Jeff

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    I'll be on my beater commuter which has studs. Since it looks like single track opps are limited, I think I'll be ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff1962
    I will be there ! I will meet at your house, what is your house number ? I will call you in the morning for more detailed directions if thats ok . Thanks Jeff
    If you click on the "my house" link in my original e-mail, you'll see my full address at the top of the map. But feel free to call if you need more information. I'll turn on the cell phone when I'm awake enough to find it.

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    Dag, logged on too late to see this. Well, at least I know of another place to go for a ride!
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    Coastal Refuge Pics

    Well, it was a little windy but that didn't stop an intrepid group of riders from hitting the ice on the Coastal Refuge. There were expanses of slick ice, some sections of finely ground silt, and a few spots where the ice went crunch and bike tires dropped several inches (while hearts rose in throats). Many thanks, Tim, for organizing a fun ride!
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    More Pics

    More pics.
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    Last Pics

    Last ones.
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    so .... where are the mountains?

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    There's one picture where I didn't crop them out. It's in the second group. The mountains were real hazy because of all the stuff being blown around by the wind.

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    A few more

    It was a fun ride. It was hard to get pics of SkiMonkee, though. He was often out on the edge trying to go swimming.
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    Second batch

    Between our coastal ride, Rando's ride on Brown Bear and the crew's ride on the Drool course, the forum is full of pics tonight. I think that's a sign of a good weekend.
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    Great pictures guys Thanks for posting.

    So how windy was it?
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    Pretty gusty at times, other times it was quite calm. Strange. Even when the wind was strong, it wasn't enough to ruin the ride.

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    Looks like fun.

    I have to ask though, what's up with the pogie elephantiasis?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    Looks like fun.

    I have to ask though, what's up with the pogie elephantiasis?????
    I'm not sure, but I think Maura rides with big bags of Doritos hidden in those things. Or maybe they just double as bivy sacks.

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