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    Sunday 8-April Easter ride up Big Basin

    Ok, here's a detailed route-map for the ride: BigBasinPageMill.pdf (map on 2nd page). Thanks to SteveE for the detailed surface-route on the way back.

    Let's meet between 8:30-9:00am and leave by 9:00am. I'll leave copies of this route under my windshield-wipers for those who arrive late and want to catch up. There's going to be 6 rest-stops along the way to regroup so it shouldn't be a problem for anyone. I've been sick the past 2-months, so I'll probably need them!

    Here's the list of attendees from the previous thread:

    APRIL 8th RIDE LIST


    qpliu
    x136
    bigbossman
    ahpook
    platypus
    Dauphin
    Bikingshearer
    Danno
    Pheard
    SBW
    Hermes
    law_in_motion
    Hoa (Danno's brother)
    t4mv

    NOTE: There's a chance that the left-turn halfway down Pagemill might be missed. You'll end up on Moody Road if you go straight. If so, that's OK, just stay on Moody Road and it becomes El Monte and goes under the freeway. On the other side, it'll meet up with Foothill Expressway anyway and put you ahead of the group.

    UPDATED 07-April 11:01h: created a gmap route here: Gmap-pedometer.com, says it's about 35 miles.
    Last edited by DannoXYZ; 04-08-07 at 01:20 AM.

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    See you on Sunday. Great map and planning.
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    Danno I have to work that day. I couldn't get it off. I tried. Sorry. Dang thats a great map, I want SO bad to go!!!!!!!!!

    I ordered a road bike though so for the future I should be able to not stick out like a sore thumb!!
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    i'd be interested in maybe joining you guys on the ride.

    not to be bossy, but can i make one suggestion? instead of taking homestead to de anza blvd, i would recommend homestead, right on stelling. stelling turns into prospect and then you can turn right back on to saratoga-sunnyvale and back to jake's. stelling/prospect actually has some bike lane and considerably less traffic. just my two cents.

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    fun fun! I'll be there for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by law_in_motion
    i'd be interested in maybe joining you guys on the ride.

    not to be bossy, but can i make one suggestion? instead of taking homestead to de anza blvd, i would recommend homestead, right on stelling. stelling turns into prospect and then you can turn right back on to saratoga-sunnyvale and back to jake's. stelling/prospect actually has some bike lane and considerably less traffic. just my two cents.
    Sure, if you want to come out and ride with us, we'll take your suggested route!

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    I have three hours of zone1 planned for sunday. How fast is the pace going to be? Want to come out but don't really want to ride by myself because I do want to stay in zone1.
    Last edited by UmneyDurak; 04-05-07 at 08:02 PM.
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    I may show up, too. The family wants to have an Easter Brunch. So 35 miles or so will be about right.

    Danno - I can give you a better route back to the start:

    From Los Altos:

    R. Foothill
    L. McClellan
    R. Bubb
    L. Rainbow
    R. Stelling (Stelling becomes Prospect)
    R. Saratoga-Sunnyvale Rd.
    R. Jake's

    Or, if I make it, I can give you a more circuitous route through my 'hood
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    Damn ... sounds like a great ride, but unfortunately, I'm on-call this weekend. I guess it's trainer time!
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak
    I have three hours of zone1 planned for sunday. How fast is the pace going to be? Want to come out but don't really want to ride by myself because I do want to stay in zone1.
    Definitely Z1 on Sunday. I plan on 10mph average on this ride even with a 45-50mph downhill.

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    Count me in as a definite maybe Hard to resist something starting that close to me.
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    Crap, I can't do it this weekend... but if you guys have a ride agaion soon I'd love to join you guys. I'll be back of the pack but I'd still love to ride with you guys! Plus I need to log in some miles!
    This day will be over... one of these days!

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    Z1 for shizzle. I'll be toasted from the start after Saturday's torture, er I mean race.

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    Sorry, but I'm out. I broke my leg on April 1st. I was being stupid and tried to hop the railway tracks by Davenport on Hwy 1 without getting perpendicular. I jumped, came down, then went down and couldn't move my leg. I got helicoptered to Stanford, where they patched me up. I won't be riding at all for at least a couple of months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by platypus
    Z1 for shizzle. I'll be toasted from the start after Saturday's torture, er I mean race.
    Which one are you doing?
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
    Stay calm and bring a towel.

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    the *plan* was to go and do the 35+ 4/5 race at Copperopolis, but at the moment I'm stuck at work without knowing what time i'll get to go home. If I get out of here before midnight, I'll go to the race. If I'm still here at 12, I'll probably be too tired in the morning to safely drive out there, much less race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by platypus
    the *plan* was to go and do the 35+ 4/5 race at Copperopolis, but at the moment I'm stuck at work without knowing what time i'll get to go home. If I get out of here before midnight, I'll go to the race. If I'm still here at 12, I'll probably be too tired in the morning to safely drive out there, much less race.
    Hope you can make it. I will be in Cat5, ... representing! I will be leaving in a few minutes.
    I used to live few miles from the start of the race, and never knew it was there!
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
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    Heard there might be rain Sat. night. It should clear up by Sun. morning to give us nice clean roads!

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    Quote Originally Posted by qpliu
    Sorry, but I'm out. I broke my leg on April 1st. I was being stupid and tried to hop the railway tracks by Davenport on Hwy 1 without getting perpendicular. I jumped, came down, then went down and couldn't move my leg. I got helicoptered to Stanford, where they patched me up. I won't be riding at all for at least a couple of months.
    Since no one else said it here: OW!

    Sorry to hear about that. I've never broken a bone yet, and have no desire to do so. Especially if it meant I couldn't get out and ride.

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    Looks like an excellent ride. Too bad I'm on-call this weekend.

    It's only 35 miles? Thought it would be more like 40 or 50. Or maybe I should calibrate my computer?
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveE
    Danno - I can give you a better route back to the start:

    From Los Altos:

    R. Foothill
    L. McClellan
    R. Bubb
    L. Rainbow
    R. Stelling (Stelling becomes Prospect)
    R. Saratoga-Sunnyvale Rd.
    R. Jake's
    This is the ticket, as this is the route I take to get home on my Stevens Canyon route.

    If I can get my #1 son out of bed and on the bike early enough we'll come by w/ a tandem to try and keep Hermes company, elsewise it'll just be me on a single. I'll believe this 10 mph avg when I see it , but I do appreciate the effort Danno's put into this and all y'all sound like a really fun bunch to hang with. 'Hope to see you folks tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spingineer
    It's only 35 miles? Thought it would be more like 40 or 50. Or maybe I should calibrate my computer?
    Could be that due to the large scale of the map, there's loops and curves that gets cut off as straight lines, thus reducing the distance. We'll measure it for sure when we ride it this weekend, I though it was closer to 40miles too.

    Quote Originally Posted by t4mv
    This is the ticket, as this is the route I take to get home on my Stevens Canyon route.
    I've revised the maps for this latest route. I'm taking off now. Might check in tonight, but most likely I'll be too drunk from partying. See y'all Sunday morning !!!
    Last edited by DannoXYZ; 04-07-07 at 01:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannoXYZ
    Heard there might be rain Sat. night. It should clear up by Sun. morning to give us nice clean roads!
    It was pretty misty up on the ridge this morning, at least up around Old La Honda, Kings, etc.. Not enough to clean the roads but enough to make the cornering interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by t4mv
    This is the ticket, as this is the route I take to get home on my Stevens Canyon route.

    If I can get my #1 son out of bed and on the bike early enough we'll come by w/ a tandem to try and keep Hermes company, elsewise it'll just be me on a single. I'll believe this 10 mph avg when I see it , but I do appreciate the effort Danno's put into this and all y'all sound like a really fun bunch to hang with. 'Hope to see you folks tomorrow.
    Great. You may keep us company, but we are on road bikes tomorrow. Today was tandem riding / training day. We got 42 miles in Canada and 92 to Los Altos Hills. We talked with one cyclist who was on Skyline today and he said it was cold, wet, foggy and raining. We went through a little rain but nothing to speak of.
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    I'll try to make it next time. Have a great ride!

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