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    Sounds fun. I may have to give that go once the route is finalized.

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    yesterday I was supposed to be riding healdsburg but got bogged down up here and couldn't go probably a good thing because it was a very bad bike day... got 17 miles into my normal 25 mile hilly route and had to call a cab to get home... just wiped out

    Today VMC and I rode Stevens Canyon and I felt a little better but still not good... UGH!!!!
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    Was in SoCal for the weekend. Rode with my old buddies, from the now disbanded TPB (Team Pro Bikes). Ride is as brisk, fast as I remember it. Climbs weren't terribly steep, but full of rollies, and kept it at a high pace. 43.90 miles, 2118 feet climbing, at an average speed of 16.1 mph. One guy called it a C+ ride ... I translated that to a Cardiac Plus ride!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tprevost View Post
    yesterday I was supposed to be riding healdsburg but got bogged down up here and couldn't go probably a good thing because it was a very bad bike day... got 17 miles into my normal 25 mile hilly route and had to call a cab to get home... just wiped out

    Today VMC and I rode Stevens Canyon and I felt a little better but still not good... UGH!!!!
    There are cabs to be called up there?

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    OLH, 84, Haskins, Pescadero, Stage, Tunitas, Kings on Saturday.

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    Saturday did Foothill, Arastradero, Portola, Sandhill Loop with some buddies. Got passed by a large group of bikes going down Sandhill, may have been the Spectrum ride - they were haulin' and I tried to latch on but couldn't hang.

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    This past weekend, I completed my second "official" road bike ride since buying my first "official" road bike (not counting the ten speed I used to commute on in elementary/jr. high/high school). I'm a long-time mountain biker that just took an interest in road biking. I basically did a loop starting in Tilden, going down to Moraga, up to Skyline, and then back on Grizzly Peak. The weekend before, I started at one of the peaks on Fairfax/Bolinas road and took the bike down to Bolinas and back. Both times, I've been completely exhausted, but totally enthralled, afterwards. The efficiency of a road bike is quite astounding.

    I bought a Garmin GPS unit for my Cervelo on Saturday before the ride - the loop I rode can be viewed here:

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    Out via Hwy Foothill/Stevens Canyon/Mt. Eden/Pierce/9/236 to Big Basin Redwoods Park. We made a U-turn at Park HQ and came back via Hwy 236/9/35/Page Mill. About 75 miles door-to-door including riding to & from the ride start.
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    Yountville to Napa and back with TnT. I did Ink Grade for the first time. I think it should be renamed Masochist Mountain even though it's only 4 miles up. In total the ride was about 50 miles and it took 4 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justonwo View Post
    This past weekend, I completed my second "official" road bike ride since buying my first "official" road bike (not counting the ten speed I used to commute on in elementary/jr. high/high school). I'm a long-time mountain biker that just took an interest in road biking. I basically did a loop starting in Tilden, going down to Moraga, up to Skyline, and then back on Grizzly Peak. The weekend before, I started at one of the peaks on Fairfax/Bolinas road and took the bike down to Bolinas and back. Both times, I've been completely exhausted, but totally enthralled, afterwards. The efficiency of a road bike is quite astounding.

    I bought a Garmin GPS unit for my Cervelo on Saturday before the ride - the loop I rode can be viewed here:

    http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/player/3393603
    Sounds like you were in the same neighborhood as the BF group ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlastRadius View Post
    Sounds like you were in the same neighborhood as the BF group ride.
    I think that ride was on Sunday, no? I did mine on Saturday. I'm not quite at the point where I can do 50 miles, though. It's going to take a couple of months, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justonwo View Post
    ....I'm not quite at the point where I can do 50 miles, though. It's going to take a couple of months, I think.
    Yeah, you are. You just don't believe it yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlastRadius View Post
    There are cabs to be called up there?
    yup! Can you believe it??? He even showed up in a Mercedes the bike fit in the back just fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by tprevost View Post
    yup! Can you believe it??? He even showed up in a Mercedes the bike fit in the back just fine
    Lucky you weren't riding the tandem
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    Quote Originally Posted by spingineer View Post
    Lucky you weren't riding the tandem
    yeah but if we were on the tandem, VMC could've gotten us both home
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    Quote Originally Posted by tprevost View Post
    yup! Can you believe it??? He even showed up in a Mercedes the bike fit in the back just fine
    I know you didnt load the LOOK into a cab.Please tell me you were riding the Roubaix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSean View Post
    I know you didnt load the LOOK into a cab.Please tell me you were riding the Roubaix.
    funny... that was the first questions VMC asked as well

    ... yes, I was riding the roubaix... but I still packed it very carefully!!!

    ... by the way... WHERE have you been????? Haven't see you post much lately!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tprevost View Post
    yesterday I was supposed to be riding healdsburg but got bogged down up here and couldn't go probably a good thing because it was a very bad bike day... got 17 miles into my normal 25 mile hilly route and had to call a cab to get home... just wiped out

    Today VMC and I rode Stevens Canyon and I felt a little better but still not good... UGH!!!!
    You know, you could have done the BF ride on Sunday. Oh well.

    Next time you wanna do that Mt. Eden loop, let me know. I have a slight modification to that ride to make it a little interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tprevost View Post
    funny... that was the first questions VMC asked as well

    ... yes, I was riding the roubaix... but I still packed it very carefully!!!

    ... by the way... WHERE have you been????? Haven't see you post much lately!


    See, now thats the problem right there. Should of rode the LOOK and all of this could of been avoided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spingineer View Post
    You know, you could have done the BF ride on Sunday. Oh well.

    Next time you wanna do that Mt. Eden loop, let me know. I have a slight modification to that ride to make it a little interesting.
    like what kind of modification????
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    Quote Originally Posted by tprevost View Post
    like what kind of modification????
    I don't remember the name of the park, but it takes you on Eva St., and if you drive there, it dead ends. You bike through the gate, and go through a park, which goes through a hill, then drops you over to Foothill/Stevens Canyon, on the other side of 280.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spingineer View Post
    I don't remember the name of the park, but it takes you on Eva St., and if you drive there, it dead ends. You bike through the gate, and go through a park, which goes through a hill, then drops you over to Foothill/Stevens Canyon, on the other side of 280.
    Park? would that be Rancho San Antonio? That's the only one I know that would 'drop' down to Foothill... you got a route map???
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    Quote Originally Posted by tprevost View Post
    Park? would that be Rancho San Antonio? That's the only one I know that would 'drop' down to Foothill... you got a route map???
    Yes, I believe that is it.

    I have a route mapped, but not sure of the street turns ... some of it would be going on bike trails, which would be hard to map on bikely.

    http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...-Recovery-Ride

    Look for the second half of this route.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Fellow BF member Bikingshearer and I had an epic day transiting city to suburb to country and back, picking our way through the gritty streets of San Francisco teeming with mindless tour-ons and climbing through the wonders of the California coastal redwoods. And enjoying just about everything in between.

    It all started with a simple request (be me) - "I wanna do something different". With that in mind Rich hatched The Plan, I saw that It Was Good, and our adventure began. So it transpired that in the course of the day and (more or less) 43 miles of cycling and 5,000', we rode BART, crossed the fabled Golden Gate, flitted through Sausalito, ascended the legendary Mt Tamalpias, and finished off with a ferry ride across the spectacular San Francisco Bay.

    During our journey, Rich had to put up with me stopping at every turn to take photos. Ever the patient host, he indulged me to my heart's content so that you folks could enjoy some small measure of our journey.

    And what a journey it was! We started off by riding the city streets, making out way to the Golden Gate Bridge. I must say, my hat's off to you city folks - I don't know how you do it. Mindless drivers, mindless cyclists, mindless pedestrians. Way too much to watch out for, way too much to filter through. It sent my simple mind reeling!

    Once shed of cacophony that is The City , we had a marvelous ride..... and, I must confess, the hub-bub that we left behind in the urban jungle only served to accentuate the rest of the trip.

    The climb up Mt Tamalpias was something I'd always wanted to do, as it is one of the Big Three climbs in the local environs - Mt Diablo and Mt Hamilton being the other two. Rich indulged me yet again by insisting I leave him behind to nap whilst I gave it a go. As he slumbered peacefully in a glade of redwoods (the lucky dog), I spent what seemed like an eternity of 1-1/2 hours to make the final 4 mile ascent and return trip. Upon rejoining my (now completely refreshed) riding partner, we retraced our route back down the mountain towards home.

    And what a return that was! almost completely downhill, with some truly fantastic descents. Not too steep, not too shallow, good pavement, good sight-lines, and wonderful, wonderful scenery.

    This was easily the best bike ride I've done all year. Thoroughly memorable, and guaranteed to make me smile upon recollection for months to come.

    Anyhow, enough of my meanderings - here's a few pics taken along the way:

    In the beginning, The City:


    Crissy Field:


    A clipper ship:


    Crossing The Golden Gate:


    The City, and Bay Bridge, from Sausalito:


    Climbing Mt Tamalpias, about 1/3 of the way up:


    Looking down, past the halfway point:


    Approaching the summit (top left), with Mt Diablo in the distance:


    Summiting - the proof:


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    Very nice! What day did you do this ride? Yesterday, the city would have been jammed packed with runners.

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