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  1. #1
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    Wink Cycle the WAVE time again!

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    If you are thinking about doing the ride, the last day for the discount price is July 31st. $65, then goes up to $75.00. They have a new start line and new routes this year, beginning from Bellevue Community College. And as ALWAYS, the best support, rest stops and finish line around! (Oh, and awesome goodie bags for the first 1000 sign-ups)

    Check it out! http://thewavefoundation.org/cycle-the-wave/

    I have always done the middle sister route, the 42-ish mile ride, but bringing a friend who doesn't cycle quite as far so we are doing the 25 miler this year.

    And the jersey is really cute this year too....
    "Don't go too fast, but I go pretty far"

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    Always seem to be out of town for that one. I did the Burly girl when it went up Tiger Mountain, (was in great shape that year...) and the middle sister the next year when weather was crappy, and never have been able to make it back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lauraelmore1033 View Post
    Always seem to be out of town for that one. I did the Burly girl when it went up Tiger Mountain, (was in great shape that year...) and the middle sister the next year when weather was crappy, and never have been able to make it back.
    Burly Girl! Impressive! Too bad you can't make this year...so many bike rides...so little time!
    Last edited by AppleTree; 07-29-2014 at 01:17 PM. Reason: spelling
    "Don't go too fast, but I go pretty far"

  4. #4
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    A friend and I did the Middle Sister 45 mile ride on Sunday. What a great ride and atmosphere! Cheerleaders and volunteers cheering everyone on at the start and finish, at the food stops, and even some intersections. There were even firefighters handing out Hot Tamales at the Tibbets Valley Park food stop. The extra climb up the Newcastle Loop was totally worth it for the rollers and long descents down Lake Washington Blvd SE. So much fun!


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    Wasn't that a great day? I enjoyed the route changes this year, especially the new section of the east Lake Sammamish trail , we were glad to get off the busy road at that point. The views of the lake and mountains were well worth the climbing on Newport.

    I did the 30 mile route with a friend this year, usually do the middle sister, and she had a terrific time. We were overwhelmed by the cheering section and big band at the finish line, wow, that was amazing. Had fun shopping the vendors and enjoying the finish line food and free chocolate. Yum!
    "Don't go too fast, but I go pretty far"

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    I've done Cycle the Wave every year since it started. They put on a great ride! I have to say I missed the Cedar Grove/Lake Francis Road part of the Middle Sister ride. I love that area. Otherwise, they did their usual stellar job. It is AMAZING how many volunteers they have--the Issaquah Reporter article said it's about 350, which I believe. And I love seeing all those cheer squads get to do their thing. And the moms and daughters!
    "My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved;I have been given much and I have given something in return...Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and an adventure." O. Sacks

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    Yes, it was so great seeing the younger girls riding with their moms. Did you see the 8-9-year-old riding her tiny orange road bike? She was so cute and so fast. My friend and I just barely kept up with her and her mom on East Lake Sammamish Pkwy.

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    I did see her! And at packet pickup, I overheard a mom asking how she could time things so that she could do Girly Girl and then come back and do the 10 miler with her daughter. And I saw plenty of tandems. At least one of those tandems had a blind stoker whom I've seen at triathlons. It's just a delight, this ride.
    "My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved;I have been given much and I have given something in return...Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and an adventure." O. Sacks

 

 

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