July 1st Hurricane Ridge

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Stéphane Tran
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July 1st Hurricane Ridge

Post by Stéphane Tran » Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:41 am

So one of my favourite rides is coming up: the traditional Canada Day assault on Hurricane Ridge.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with this ride, Hurricane Ridge is an "hors catégorie" climb (and descent!) of about 30kms with an average grade of 5% commencing in Port Angeles WA. http://www.strava.com/segments/623203
There are usually 40+ riders from many clubs who take the trip over on the Coho ferry and it a fun, challenging ride that can veer into "epic" territory depending on the weather. We take the 6:10am ferry to Port Angeles and most people return on the 12:45pm ferry to Victoria. You will need a valid passport to get across the border and $5 US to get into Olympic National Park. Many Tripleshotters have done this ride and can fill you in on the details.
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Re: July 1st Hurricane Ridge

Post by Paul C. » Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:23 pm

Re July 1 longer day....

Is anyone , other than me interested in staying down later on July 1, until 3:30 or 5:30??....I am not sure of exact ferry times.

This way we can have a longer lunch then ride east or west for 2 or 3 hours. Then another coffee stop and home. Sig, Barton and I did this last year on one of the Pt. A.---HR trips and it was alot of fun.

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Re: July 1st Hurricane Ridge

Post by trevor » Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:31 pm

There'll be a Wheelers gang doing this Paul. Look for the black and gold train!

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Re: July 1st Hurricane Ridge

Post by Stéphane Tran » Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:05 pm

Correction: the ferry is at 6:10am, not 6:20am. I recommend getting your ticket ahead of time if possible, as there can be quite a long line-up the morning of. I also recommend travel insurance, as a hospital visit in the US can cost an arm and a leg, figuratively speaking.

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Re: July 1st Hurricane Ridge

Post by mfarnham » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:19 pm

I'll be going down to Pt. Townsend on Monday and joining the ride up Hurricane Ridge on Tuesday. I might be up for additional miles after the climb. I'll have a cycling friend visiting from Oregon who will join too.

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Re: July 1st Hurricane Ridge

Post by MDAWSON » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:44 am

Ferry reservation is made!

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Re: July 1st Hurricane Ridge

Post by Andrew » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:19 pm

I am in. Is the club going to do reservations again or should we do it individually? I am going to do a few spin out miles after the ride but will catch the 12:30 (?) ferry back. Andrew

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Re: July 1st Hurricane Ridge

Post by katew » Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:56 am

The club is booking reservations and providing sag services for the August 17 trip. The July 1 invasion is a general community bit of lunacy.
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Re: July 1st Hurricane Ridge

Post by esilnarson » Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:43 am

I have booked my ferry. Now I finally get to see what this Hurricane Ridge business is all about :shock:
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Re: July 1st Hurricane Ridge

Post by amyeee » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:37 pm

Terra and I will be going over too, although very much at our own pace. We're definitely staying for lunch, and second lunch, and getting the 5:20 ferry back.

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Re: July 1st Hurricane Ridge

Post by Quentin » Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:53 am

Ferry booked: coming back on the 12:45.

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Re: July 1st Hurricane Ridge

Post by katew » Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:36 am

Am booked to go and looking forward to it.

I'll be going at my own pace, to be sure. Whether I linger or not depends on whether Certain Young People plan on a festive afternoon/evening for Canada Day. I like to make my almost-downtown home available as a safe place with lots of non-alcoholic drinks and snacks for Wayward Yoot who need somewhere to pull themselves together a little.

If, however, Certain Young People will be gainfully employed serving coffee and/or burgers to other Wayward Yoot that evening, I'll be more able to consider staying on in WA for the afternoon.
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Re: July 1st Hurricane Ridge

Post by BPhelps » Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:57 pm

What is a safe time to arrive at the ferry terminal in the morning?

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Re: July 1st Hurricane Ridge

Post by Stéphane Tran » Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:04 pm

5:30am should be pretty safe.

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Re: July 1st Hurricane Ridge

Post by Stéphane Tran » Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:05 pm

Is anyone planning on bringing a vehicle over?

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Re: July 1st Hurricane Ridge

Post by Andrew » Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:21 pm

Remember passports and medical insurance!

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Re: July 1st Hurricane Ridge

Post by Peter M » Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:55 am

I am in. This is a first time up the hill for me..!

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