Seattle Ronde

Seattle Ronde

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In honor of de Ronde van Vlaanderen, we will be hosting a Cogal in the urban Seattle area. Route to be determined, but plan on a moderately hilly opening 80km around Lake Washington and Mercer Island before hitting the historic cobbles on Captial Hill and Queen Anne near downtown Seattle. Total length of the ride is about 115km; but the last 30 are what really count.

We’ll be leaving from Brouwer’s Café in Fremont at 10:05. No support vehicle is expected, but we’ll have lots of opportunity to refuel along the way. I will pre-ride the route a few days in advance and post GPX files and a queue sheet. The ride is intended to be no-drop, but due to the amount of climbing, we may break into separate groups before meeting back at Brouwer’s for post-ride recovery ales.

Join us one and all to get a very minor taste what its like to ride de Ronde!

Event Details

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Date/Time
Date - April 06, 2014
10:05 AM - 6:00 PM

Location
Brouwers

Cogal Details
Route Details


// Casually Deliberate (No Drop) // Cogal // Rule VV (Climbing)

  1. Thanks for putting on such a great ride guys, looking forward to many more! (One of the many Jeff’s in attendance- camo vest, black and white kit)

  2. A Merckxy time was had by all. Thanks Everyone; thanks Jaime for DSing and the lift when I cracked.

  3. @unversio

    @frank 16 riders if that is your guy at the back of this shot. Kudos to the Gruppo!

    I think we started with 18 or so, but lost a few along the way. It was a bit of a soul crushing route! Next time we’ll add some more distance and hills.

  4. @lance

    Let it be known that I completed my ride of shame. Save my tab for the Summer cogal.

    That was a tough day to choose 32mm knobies.

  5. @TBONE

    Great ride was had by all. Sorry I had to tap out on the last 15km of the ride. Oh, and thanks to whomever tipped the border guards off, they were expecting me.

    You missed the best part of the ride. 14 secteurs on Queene Anne to add to the four we did on Capital Hill.

    The last six up Warren were truly humbling. The second to last one looks like its going to tumble down on you.

  6. We have a perfect record of no douchebags (aside from me) showing up to Cogals. What an awesome group of men and women! Thanks everyone for making Velominati so fun.

  7. @frank

    We have a perfect record of no douchebags (aside from me) showing up to Cogals.

    I must be losing my touch…

  8. @frank

    We have a perfect record of no douchebags (aside from me) showing up to Cogals. What an awesome group of men and women! Thanks everyone for making Velominati so fun.

    This can’t be over-stated. I’ve done group rides with total DBs. Never happens on cogals. Maybe it is because we take our rides seriously…or not too seriously. We seem to strike a balance.

    Watch the cogals pages for more coming up in Seattle this year. STV; V-to-V part deux; Whidbey fall cogal (now an annual event.) There was a rumor of a Hurricane Ridge cogal.

  9. +1 for Hurricane Ridge. I’ve wanted to do that for years. I have a friend or two that would come along.

  10. @frank

    @unversio

    @frank 16 riders if that is your guy at the back of this shot. Kudos to the Gruppo!

    I think we started with 18 or so, but lost a few along the way. It was a bit of a soul crushing route! Next time we’ll add some more distance and hills.

    Counted 18 from the chrissyone Facebook post — whether the start or finish. Ye all looked good.

  11. I am truly gutted that I couldn’t make it to this ride… but I like the sound of that Hurricane Ridge ride.

  12. Oh, my dears.

    The VMH and I are looking forward to hosting a Hurricane of a cogal this August. 160km or so round trip from our Compound, to include 1500 meters of utterly unrelenting climbing in the middle of it, followed immediately by one of the sweetest descents you’ll  do this side of those Rocky Mountains or Les Alpes. I’ll get a date and narrative and route submitted soon.

    VLVV.

  13. @ChrissyOne

    Your photography skills are indeed impressive. @PeakingInTwoYears and I look approximately the same height.

    @PeakInTwoYears

    Oh, my dears.

    The VMH and I are looking forward to hosting a Hurricane of a cogal this August. 160km or so round trip from our Compound, to include 1500 meters of utterly unrelenting climbing in the middle of it, followed immediately by one of the sweetest descents you’ll do this side of those Rocky Mountains or Les Alpes. I’ll get a date and narrative and route submitted soon.

    VLVV.

    Will that dead bouquet and vase you use in as your avatar be in attendance?

  14. @frank

    Visual perspective is a cunt, isn’t it?

    That badger bristle shaving brush–un blaireau, for the uninitiated–is my personal talisman that gets my fat little ass up climbs. So, yeah, it’ll be there.

  15. This is the real reason I came to your fair city:

    I’ll be in my bunk.

  16. @frank

    @ChrissyOne

    Your photography skills are indeed impressive. @PeakingInTwoYears and I look approximately the same height.

    I actually didn’t like how you looked in this one, so I dropped in another pic of you.
    I also made myself taller, but of course you can’t tell.

  17. It’s good to see there have been enough people lobbing shit Frank’s way for that helmet, he’s been making plenty of statements about thinking the black version of it was growing on him, but I didn’t know he’d actually been dumb enough to buy one!

  18. He wouldn’t take it off. I bet he’s still wearing it.

  19. @ChrissyOne

    He wouldn’t take it off. I bet he’s still wearing it.

    Is he wearing a helmet ?

  20. @Barracuda

    @ChrissyOne

    He wouldn’t take it off. I bet he’s still wearing it.

    Is he wearing a helmet ?

    It’s hard to say. His head is nearly as big as mine.

  21. @Mikael Liddy

    It’s good to see there have been enough people lobbing shit Frank’s way for that helmet, he’s been making plenty of statements about thinking the black version of it was growing on him, but I didn’t know he’d actually been dumb enough to buy one!

    What in the world makes you think I bought it?

  22. My Evade experimentation leads me to conclude:

    HOW YOU THINK YOU LOOK

    HOW YOU LOOK

  23. @frank Made my day! Love your work!

  24. @frank touche

  25. @Mikael Liddy

    @frank touche

    It quite literally landed on my doorstep with a note saying if I’d like to pay for it I should make a donation to the Canadian Vet fund.

    Its very comfortable in cold weather but anything over 10C and my head feels like its going to burst.

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