Veni, Vidi, Vomiti
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Republic of Anaerobia
Bikes: Serotta Legend Ti, Romani Columbus SL, Soma Doublecross
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Since I live in Cupertino, the only time I have climbed Mtn. Charlie (west side) was after a trip from home, up Old Santa Cruz Hwy, down Eureka Canyon to Corralitos, back to Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, and finally got to Mtn. Charlie with many miles under my belt and after 2PM. The small number of cars seems familiar, 'tho.
Been up Zayante a couple of times. Again, it's usually later in the ride. Last time I went we had already come over the mountains, up Jameson Creek (yikes!), down Empire Grade (Yeehaa!) into Santa Cruz. The masochists in the group continued north on Summit/Bear Creek/Skyline and finally down Hwy. 9. I wimped out and went down Bear Creek, bike path below the reservoir, into Los Gatos, and took the flat route back home.