As many of you know, we lost Robert (CHIEF) Chappell, one of our original Ride Leaders earlier this year. He was preceded in death by his lovely wife Helen but his children, Matt and Holly would appreciate your attendance and stories at 3:00 p.m. on November 19, 2023 at 1546 Burnt Mill Rd, Flintstone GA, 30725 (Bub One’s house) for a gathering of geezers while we can still remember the Good Ol’ Days. Burgers, Hotdogs and Fixins will be served, BYO-Adult Beverage.
There is a ride at noon from Bub’s to the Infamous CHIEF’S LOOP and back. This was the 4.1 mile Training Loop that Chief led us through at least once a week, now with brand new pavement!
Roll from Mike’s at 8:30 for a two climb ride up and over Signal and back via Henson Gap.
Bub 1 and 003 have cooked up a special ride for this weekend, a trip over Fort Mountain and back. It’s just over a metric at 63 miles, but it includes 6,500 ft of elevation. Roll from the Eton Plaza Shopping Center (https://maps.app.goo.gl/Td8WMjWzrm574gMk6) in Eton, GA, at 9:00.
Time for a fall classic, Hell of the North!
Start location: Falling Water (604 Roberts Mill Rd, Hixson, TN 37343)
Start time: 8:30
Store stop at mile 21.2, maybe water from a hose at mile 35.9
Stats: 61.9 miles (ride around the parking lot if you need a metric) with 4,214 ft
Post ride recovery food and drink at Monkey Town.
To celebrate the arrival of Fall and cooler temperatures, JJ will lead Bubba on a two climb ride in Sequatchie Valley. Meet at the unpaved parking area across from River Drifters (1925 Suck Creek Rd). The route heads up the front of Signal, down the back into Dunlap, through Whitwell (store stop at Mile 45), and back over Suck. Complete course is 69 mi and 4,762 ft with plenty of opportunities to shorten the route.
Where: Parking area across Suck Creek Rd from River Drifters
Stats: 69 mi and 4,762 ft
Post ride meal and hydration at River Drifters.
Also mark October 28th on your calendar for Fredonia XIV.