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Clemmons Bicycle, Clemmons NC Tour To Tanglewood for MS Free Bike Training Ride Inline Skate: August 15, 2009

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Part of a series of excellent free skrides (bike rides where skilled inline skaters are welcome) put on by the NC Central Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The rides are well-supported, marked, and free to all, including those who may not end up participating in the annual Tour to Tanglewood for MS (but you will love the training rides so much you'll be more likely to do the tour after trying most training rides). These rides are for beginners who've trained a little and everyone else on up to experts. SAG and rest stop and bike support team are great. These rides are often better than paid rides elsewhere. Give the tour a try! Sign-In starts at 7:30 a.m. and safety talk about 8:20 a.m. so be ready to roll even though official start is supposed to not be before 8:30 a.m. It's always good to catch a rest room on the way to the hosting shop instead of waiting on the longer lines for relief there. Clemmons Bicycle has a really nice route that is one of our favorites to really enjoy. It is scenic and challenging but well considered for safety, too. It touches on parts of the Tour to Tanglewood routes over the years, too, of course. This is a nice one to do the thirty-sometime miler of as I recall. The bike shop support has been a bit weak toward the end as the slower riders and skaters come along, and I hope that will get better (this started when the new owners took over after having been incredible before), but pack a little extra gels and get water all along and it'll be OK no matter what. The new owners are really nice, just maybe not sure how long they want to be out there. (We'd hope they'd maybe skimp on the early support if they had to leave anyone unsupported, as the fast ones usually need way less!) Let's show our support and get in some good miles for the tour. It's a beautiful and exciting route with joy and pain.

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