Elites will roll with TB from Chickamauga Food Lion at 9am and roll with them through LaFayette until mile 17.1 where we’ll continue south on hwy 337 to mile 22.5 where we’ll take a right on Chamberlin Rd. and pick up the TB route again. Total miles 47. See map for full details.
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!
Elites will have a no climb version for the Grinder Memorial Ride. Roll at 8:30 from the John Patten Community Center in Tiftonia (3202 Kellys Ferry Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37419) with TB. We’ll stop at the store with the “Grinder Wall” at mile 27.1. From there we’ll return via stair steps. 57 miles.
Elites (at least some of them) will roll from Mike’s at 9am for this classic that heads north to Falling Water, up Montlake climb, down Hotwater, head north to Bakewell and then cross over Hwy 27 and back via Lee to Armstrong, swing by Foot Washing Church and back. See map. Couple of wrinkles that keep you off of Mountain Creek Rd. Options include 1) picking up the group at Falling Water (mile 12.5 so roughly 9:45), 2) skipping Montlake climb and meeting back up at the bottom of Hot Water. Your choice of the route to get there, and of course 3) is just starting at the Soddy Ball fields. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/44952531
Roll from Mike’s at 8:30 for a two climb ride up and over Signal and back via Henson Gap.
Bubba’s Twilight Tuesday returns for the winter. Roll from Whole Foods between 4;00 and 6:00 for laps at the Bend. Jump on and off the loop as you have time. Early Bubbaz will roll at 4:00 for a few Hillz before heading to the Bend.
Elites are on a hiatus this weekend, but recommend the TB rides and supporting the Bluegrass Festival in the Cove. A shorter option is the gravel portion of TB which means just turn around at mile 11 and return.
The Hillz will frighten Bubba tonight. Bubba rollz from Whole Foodz at 4:00.