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    Norcalers, portola loop

    I'm trying to figure out how to get there google maps is being stupid.

    I don't know what city, my directions are corner of foothill and stanford ave.

    I can't find any such intersection on google maps.

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    Start from the intersection of Sand Hill and foothill (called Junipero Serra Blvd there). Go west on Sand Hill. It becomes Portola rd. and goes through Portola Valley. Take a right at the intersection with Alpine. Make sure to stop there, the county sherriff sometimes sets up camp and tickets cyclists who roll through the stop.
    Follow Alpine down the hill, it eventually ends up about 100 yards from the intersection of Sand Hill and Foothill, excuse me, Junipero Serra.

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    Ok, so it was what I thought it was.

    We're meeting at stanford ave, and foothill but it turns into junipero serra on the left side of the intersection. So I do have the right place, in Palo Alto. Thanks man.

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    EDIT: you got it already and I was off some. Oops!

    Try Cupertino... or Sunnyvale... or Los Altos...

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    Nope, I have my friends road bike for tomorrow. Hopefully I make it to the meeting spot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericm979
    ...It becomes Portola rd. and goes through Portola Valley. Take a right at the intersection with Alpine. Make sure to stop there, the county sherriff sometimes sets up camp and tickets cyclists who roll through the stop.
    Follow Alpine down the hill, ...
    If I'm following this correctly, wouldn't you actually make a left on Alpine, and go down the hill?....

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    Quote Originally Posted by t4mv
    If I'm following this correctly, wouldn't you actually make a left on Alpine, and go down the hill?....
    Here is the route. It can be done clockwise or counterclockwise. CCW you would indeed be turning left onto Alpine from Portola.
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    'nother is correct. I'll see you guys there tomorrow!
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    You guys are taking a day off or something?
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
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    long lunch break
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    Really long lunch break.
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    Here's the Loop map:

    http://www.chainreaction.com/theloop.htm


    It's my favorite ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimples
    Really long lunch break.
    The Portola Loop take about 1 hour, unless you wheel suck the group that meets on Old Page Mill Road at noon every day. Those folks are really fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny99
    The Portola Loop take about 1 hour, unless you wheel suck the group that meets on Old Page Mill Road at noon every day. Those folks are really fast.
    You aren't going to be sucking much wheel, nor for very long, from Noon Riders if you aren't reasonably fast yourself. It takes a lot of work just to hang on.

    The Noon Ride now has a Google group, BTW: http://groups.google.com/group/noonride/ (even though it's still not officially organized by anyone).
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    Quote Originally Posted by 'nother
    You aren't going to be sucking much wheel, nor for very long, from Noon Riders if you aren't reasonably fast yourself. It takes a lot of work just to hang on.

    The Noon Ride now has a Google group, BTW: http://groups.google.com/group/noonride/ (even though it's still not officially organized by anyone).
    That sounds awesome, I didn't even know this existed.

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    It's a great ride, great tradition (been going for some 20+ years I think). Frequently populated with State, National, and World Champion riders, Domestic Pros, former Olympians, and many very very strong local riders and racers. Mondays and Fridays are the "easy" days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 'nother
    It's a great ride, great tradition (been going for some 20+ years I think). Frequently populated with State, National, and World Champion riders, Domestic Pros, former Olympians, and many very very strong local riders and racers. Mondays and Fridays are the "easy" days.
    Thats pretty sweet. How many show up on any given day?

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    Varies quite a bit. Usually at least 30, sometimes a lot more. It starts at the intersection of Old Page Mill and Page Mill, but it picks up (and drops!) people all along the route.
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