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Old 08-29-07, 07:42 PM   #126
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I smell something. Ewwwww, its something else.
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Old 08-29-07, 09:11 PM   #128
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Oh, jeeez - been there, done that. You have to use the 15% sections to recover. Good thing the scenery was nice, because I had plenty of time to enjoy it on the way up.
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Made it up it tonight with one rest stop near the last right turn before the one lane section. It's harder than Moody but not as bad as Quimby. Talk about creepy, that x-files section with the abandoned vehicles.
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Old 08-29-07, 09:30 PM   #129
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Spin - scratch me from the list please... my wife just booked the whole weekend in Monterey. So I'll be doing the family thing. I'll have to catch you guys later in the month, hopefully the Santa Cruz ride!

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Awe ... too bad ... maybe next time then.
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Old 08-29-07, 09:32 PM   #130
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Oh, jeeez - been there, done that. You have to use the 15% sections to recover. Good thing the scenery was nice, because I had plenty of time to enjoy it on the way up.

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Yea, the last time I went up Redwood Gulch was on the way over to Big Basin. It was supposed to be a social lazy Sunday ride ... but it turned into a 81 mile ride with 8,000 feet climbing!!!
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I'm going to ride this for the first time after work today. We'll see how much a lighter bike helps with the steep stuff. I did HW 9 on Monday, took about 44 min from the concrete bridge just after Pierce to Skyline. I don't want to get droped too badly on Monday's ride.
You'll definitely be faster than me. I'll try to be sweeper on Monday.
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Did we ever determine the length of this ride? Is it 35-ish, or is it 60something, or do ppl just bail as they see fit off 1) RW Gulch 2) Page Mill 3) OLH 4) 84 or 5) Kings Mtn and make up their own mileage?
If we do the original route, it's 55-60-ish. But if anyone wants to cut off early, or take short-cuts, it's fine with me ... just let someone know if you do.
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So depending on how I'm feeling, I'm thinking I might ride there from home (21 miles) and then catch a lift home with someone afterwards.
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Old 08-30-07, 12:48 AM   #134
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Turns out I might be able to make this... consider me a maybe
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So depending on how I'm feeling, I'm thinking I might ride there from home (21 miles) and then catch a lift home with someone afterwards.
Wow, you are ms. incredible ...
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Ron,

Is there anything comparable to Tunitas Creek Rd on this ride?
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Wow, you are ms. incredible ...
naw, wait till I do it first! (or fail miserably )
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The day of pain and suffering is nearing.

I just want to make it clear that the ride will start at ChainReaction at Los Altos at 9:00 am, right?
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So if I show up at the Chain Reaction in Redwood City at 9:00, or the Los Altos store at 9:30, I'm SOL, right?

I'm thinking I'll tempt the family with ribs instead - they only take 3 hours in the heat and smoke....
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So if I show up at the Chain Reaction in Redwood City at 9:00, or the Los Altos store at 9:30, I'm SOL, right?
If you're at the RWC store at 9:00, I'd probably make a beeline for Page Mill and start climbing.
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naw, wait till I do it first! (or fail miserably )
I was thinking of driving the 9 miles to Chainreaction but now you have given me hope and inspiration.
But I'll gas up the car anyways, just in case.
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You'll definitely be faster than me. I'll try to be sweeper on Monday.
hey, if we start in the front, we'll get to talk to everyone. I just hope people slow down and say hi as they pass me.
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We may need to alter this ride on Monday if the fire persists. We'll have to play it by ear on Sunday.
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should we start talking about alternative routes? just incase. get some ideas flowing.
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I'm not really sure exactly where the fire is. I heard there was a sig alert somewhere on Redwood Gulch. I have some other ideas too ... perhaps Old La Honda, and some hills near Redwood City? I'll have to check by Sunday, and modify accordingly.
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I found this article.

http://www.nbc11.com/news/14019560/detail.html#

There's a graphic showing where the fire is.
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So it is on the route ... damn! May have to re-route around Montebello, no Mt. Eden ...
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Here's a map of the fire. It would appear that the closest we would come to the fire would be the stretch along Montebello Rd to the junction of Stevens Canyon & Mt Eden Rd. 'Seems like we should be OK for the ride, and I'm sure more than a few of us will be taking scouting trips out there between now and Monday to ensure that the route is a good one. Containment is expected to be by tonight, so hopefully we won't have to make any changes.
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One of the things I LOVE about riding on the Peninsula - there's always another route.
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