This is Megaloops. The idea is to ride the 21km (mega)loop twice and head for home. For fun, in the past, we would split the group in two at Arkell and send one squad off 30 seconds ahead of the other. One group tries to catch while the other attempts to stay away until the end. It encourages teamwork. You could think of it as a TTT pursuit. They’re doing it at le Tour this year so why not? A rotating paceline works best for this. Come to the front when you are able, if not rest up. If you do rest up don’t pull through like gangbusters and gap the man (or lady) on front. Doesn’t help the cause. Bring a road bike, of course. Be safe, don’t overlap wheels.
You knew it was coming, right? Here it is, the much anticipated Rattlesnake, 6th Line Hammerfest combo-pack. We need a late sunset because it’s a long one and it’s got some grades. After the climb, we usually regroup for high fives in the Rattlesnake parking lot. So let’s continue the tradition. Then it’s all out aggression to the finish. Be careful on the descent. And don’t forget to have fun!
In order to bring you the highest quality hammerfest possible it was necessary to alter the route. We substituted an unsafe and probably unridable, fresh gravel section with a tried and true gravel section. Thanks to Adam and Adam for accompanying me on the recon. Kind of a longish ride but the days are longer too so everything will be fine. We’ll ride quickly. What am I saying it’s the hammerfest! Bring something to drink.