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    Memorial Day Ride-5-26-07

    Come one come all for a fun ride through the mountians and out to the coast. There will be two route options, and this is a no drop "fun ride". There is a bit of climbing involved, mileage is between 50 and 64 miles depending on the route. We will be stopping for lunch.
    The A ride http://www.routeslip.com/routes/15635 plus the to and from the parking lot at Page Mill and 280 (park and ride) will be about 64 miles.

    The B ride is a bit shorter and less climbing http://www.routeslip.com/routes/18311, and almost a beautiful. This route is about 5000ft and 50 miles.

    We will be meeting at the Park and Ride at Page Mill and 280. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...&t=h&z=19&om=1
    Meet at 9:30 am
    Ride by 9:45(wishful thinking)

    Ill add your name as you chime in.

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    Is there a D ride?
    All men hear is blah, blah, blah, blah, SEX, blah, blah, blah, FOOD, blah, blah, blah, BEER, blah, blah, blah, BIKES.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nygirl777
    Is there a D ride?
    Translation ... not flat enough
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nygirl777
    Is there a D ride?

    Oh no, we will have none of that from you Asia. We all know you climb just fine. Your in for the A ride.

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    Senior Member BigSean's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dauphin
    I can't get routeslip to load. Where exactly is that starting point if I were to look it up on a map?

    Here are some rough directions, you just follow them from 680 to 280

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    There isn't actually a physical address. It is a the park and ride lot at the intersection of Page Mill Road and Arastradero Road in Los Altos (I always thought it was in Palo Alto, until I did a google map on it).

    Directions from Morgan Hill (since that's where ME is also coming from):
    Head North on I-101
    Take the Hwy 85 exit towards Mountain View/Cupertino
    Take I-280 exit towards San Francisco
    Exit Page Mill (towards Palo Alto)
    Keep left at fork, and follow signs for Arastradero Rd/Los Altos Hills
    L Page Mill Road
    Pass the I-280 freeway
    Immediate next street, hang a left, then immediate right into park and ride lot


    http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp...iguity=1#north

    We are starting at the 280 Page Mill Rd park and ride.

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    Ok I dont know what kind of drugs Sean, Tiff, Trac, Ron, Dauphin, sesamecrunch and Nesdog are taking but I'm on the C/D/ maybe even the E ride.
    All men hear is blah, blah, blah, blah, SEX, blah, blah, blah, FOOD, blah, blah, blah, BEER, blah, blah, blah, BIKES.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nygirl777
    Ok I dont know what kind of drugs Sean, Tiff, Trac, Ron, Dauphin, sesamecrunch and Nesdog are taking but I'm on the C/D/ maybe even the E ride.
    Hey, no worries, I'm leaning (make that falling) to the short, less climbing version myself. I think Trac may be doing the same.

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    nygirl, we all know how tough you are. Need I bring up Sea Otter Century? For the benefit of those that don't know, it was pouring rain, raindrops the size of golf balls. Yet here is Asia, not just doing a ride, but a full century (with climbs). Not only that, Asia also did Tierra Bella the day before, which is another century in Gilroy.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spingineer
    nygirl, we all know how tough you are. Need I bring up Sea Otter Century? For the benefit of those that don't know, it was pouring rain, raindrops the size of golf balls. Yet here is Asia, not just doing a ride, but a full century (with climbs). Not only that, Asia also did Tierra Bella the day before, which is another century in Gilroy.

    Yep, she is sandbaggin big time.

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    Oh no you didn't just call me a sandbagger I'm hanging with Nesdog.......he's the only one I can trust on here I know the rest of you are crazy climbing machines...and I refuse to drop dead in Northern California
    All men hear is blah, blah, blah, blah, SEX, blah, blah, blah, FOOD, blah, blah, blah, BEER, blah, blah, blah, BIKES.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nygirl777
    Oh no you didn't just call me a sandbagger I'm hanging with Nesdog.......he's the only one I can trust on here I know the rest of you are crazy climbing machines...and I refuse to drop dead in Northern California
    Okay, but your gonna miss one of the most beautiful decents. Oh and yes I did, you know darn well it would be no problem for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nygirl777
    Oh no you didn't just call me a sandbagger I'm hanging with Nesdog.......he's the only one I can trust on here I know the rest of you are crazy climbing machines...and I refuse to drop dead in Northern California
    Who you calling a climber, you climber. Besides, you didn't see yours truly, break down, and walk Loch Lomond. Good thing not too many saw that. I must have looked like a big time Fred, walking up a hill, with walking shorts!
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nygirl777
    Oh no you didn't just call me a sandbagger I'm hanging with Nesdog.......he's the only one I can trust on here I know the rest of you are crazy climbing machines...and I refuse to drop dead in Northern California
    All right..Just gotta get ME to join us and I'll have all the girls on our route!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spingineer
    Who you calling a climber, you climber. Besides, you didn't see yours truly, break down, and walk Loch Lomond. Good thing not too many saw that. I must have looked like a big time Fred, walking up a hill, with walking shorts!
    walking shorts - walking up a hill - perfect!!
    All men hear is blah, blah, blah, blah, SEX, blah, blah, blah, FOOD, blah, blah, blah, BEER, blah, blah, blah, BIKES.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nesdog
    All right..Just gotta get ME to join us and I'll have all the girls on our route!

    Sheldon

    Oh no you dont. ME will be up for the longer route. Its really not much. One climb of about 12 minutes, maybe 15, and 2 others less then 10 minutes.

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    The longer one is a great route - sign me up! I can do those climbs - just don't expect me to be fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathanb715
    The longer one is a great route - sign me up! I can do those climbs - just don't expect me to be fast.

    JB

    Done. No worries, Im not gonna be fast either. Its a fun ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spingineer
    nygirl, we all know how tough you are. Need I bring up Sea Otter Century? For the benefit of those that don't know, it was pouring rain, raindrops the size of golf balls. Yet here is Asia, not just doing a ride, but a full century (with climbs). Not only that, Asia also did Tierra Bella the day before, which is another century in Gilroy.
    I met NYgirl at Tierra Bella and we rode together for a while. I dropped out due to the pouring rain at mile 60. I was so ashamed when I learned she toughed it out and finished the ride by herself . She is something!

    It'll be nice to see you again, Asia!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dauphin
    If it kills me..I will come..if only to make everyone else look good.

    Is that confirmation that you will be joining us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dauphin
    If it kills me..I will come..if only to make everyone else look good.
    yeah???? Are you really showing up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dauphin
    If I can make myself drive that far...
    sounds like an excuse is coming on ... just get in the car and come ride w/us!!!
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    I've been able to get at least one other person from work to join (possibly more).
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    This sounds where the party is.. I am a maybe.. Need to check with the wife and see what our plans our... I am scared of the hills, YIKES!!! I have heard hills are going to be tougher for me because I chose a Compact bike, Lucas Valley. I guess I will never know till I attempt it.. I am good hands right?
    I grew up in Woodside miles to North from there, home sweet home..

    I might opt for plan "B" by default.
    I am the rookie..
    Last edited by briank; 05-23-07 at 06:40 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by briank
    This sounds where the party is.. I am a maybe.. Need to check with the wife and see what our plans our... I am scared of the hills, YIKES!!! I have heard hills are going to be tougher for me because I chose a Compact bike, Lucas Valley. I guess I will never know till I attempt it.. I am good hands right?
    I grew up in Woodside miles to North from there, home sweet home..

    I might opt for plan "B" by default.
    I am the rookie..

    The bike has nothing to do with the climbing part of it. Its all in the motor, mainly you. Comr and join us, we will leave no one behind, and you will be encouraged.

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    OK, I'm on.

    I'm an East Bay rider, and this is a loop that I've always heard about, wanted to try, but I've never done. If this is seriously a "no drop fun ride" I'd like to do loop A. I'll be the old slow guy way behind but I'll make it.

    Two questions though about the route. I'm concerned about how heavily trafficked the downhill stretch of 84 will be on a Holiday weekend. How bad will that be? Also, I looked at the route map and the start at Page Mill and 280 isn't on the tracked route at all. Just want to make sure I got the start place right?

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