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    Wheres my snuggie? taxi777's Avatar
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    Calling For Bf Ride Who's Leading? Sun?

    Got a hankerin for a BF ride, nobody's called one and its getting on into sunny weather. Possisble sprinkle saturday, So Sunday would be a pick day for me. I would like to do a mid-peninsula ride maybe start 92-Canada... 8am/9ish maybe 70 or century milage... sweet climbs? Henry, Alan, Paula, Marco and the rest of you peninsulalins? Who's leading I just wanna follow? I've planned a completely free day.
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    OK, I'll bite. How about this? It's the 150K route from the Santa Cruz Radonneurs, except we'll start from Half Moon Bay.



    Say 8:30 meetup at the HMB Fire Station, corner of Higgins Canyon Rd. and Main Street.
    http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=3...5,0.02871&z=15

    Who's in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post
    OK, I'll bite. How about this? It's the 150K route from the Santa Cruz Radonneurs, except we'll start from Half Moon Bay.


    Say 8:30 meetup at the HMB Fire Station, corner of Higgins Canyon Rd. and Main Street.

    Who's in?
    IN!

    Actually kind of baited you on that one
    We we're talking about that last Sunday. I got my bike at the door and bike bags packed
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    GRRR - I'm coaching indoor soccer on Sunday. I may not make another
    BF ride again.

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    So is that the follwing route???

    from HMB, South on HWY 1 to Tunitas Creek, climb Tunitas, Back down W 84, Pescadero, Pescadero Creek to HWY 1, South on HWY 1 to Santa Cruz, turn around and go back to HMB???

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    Looks very challenging with headwind on the way back.
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    I'm in - depending on how late I'm working the finish check-in the night before for the San Francisco 300K brevet ...

    Quote Originally Posted by uspspro View Post
    So is that the follwing route???

    from HMB, South on HWY 1 to Tunitas Creek, climb Tunitas, Back down W 84, Pescadero, Pescadero Creek to HWY 1, South on HWY 1 to Santa Cruz, turn around and go back to HMB???

    Not quite.

    Here's the description from the Santa Cruz Randonneurs website:

    La Honda 150K Populaire:This is a good early season ride to build your fitness before trying a 200k brevet. The route goes north along the ocean highway from Santa Cruz, then turns into the coastal hills on Gazos Creek road. From there the route passes through serene redwood forests. Ascending Haskins Hill before La Honda is the hardest climb of the day and the final mile before the summit will test everyone's legs. There are also numerous short climbs along the route and most riders will be glad they brought a triple crankset along, while the strongest riders will want a 39x27 low gear in spots. From San Gregorio and Pescadero, the route retraces itself back to Santa Cruz. All in all, it will be a fine day of cycling--but come prepared with clothing layers for variable spring weather that might make the brevet even harder.

    So you're mistakin' Tunitas Creek for Rt 84/La Honda Rd. I believe SesameCrunch is talking about going down Hiway 1, then up 84 from San Gregorio to La Honda, then back down Pescadero Rd (over Haskins Hill) towards Pescadero bakery.

    According to this route, after Pescadero you do down Cloverdale past Butano State Park, to Gazos Creek Rd to rejoin Hiway 1.

    SC, after that, would you want to continue down Hiway 1 towards Santa Cruz, or head back north after Gazos Creek?

    Could head partway towards Santa Cruz, say as far as Ano Nuevo or Davenport bakery and then head back. Gazos Creek Rd to Davenport is about 15 miles each way.

    Also, one could do the Gazos Creek/Cloverdale/Stage Rd portion heading north, depending on the wind.
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    I was thinking we'd first zip all the way down Hwy1 (maybe stopping at Davenport instead of Santa Cruz). Then go back North (before it gets too windy), head inland at Gazos Creek for a more leisurely, scenic pace along Cloverdale. At Pescadero, we'll climb a little bit up Haskins Hill, then back down Hwy 84.

    Since we're starting in HMB, we would just turn around at Davenport, instead of going all the way to Santa Cruz (that would make the ride over 100 miles).

    Oh, did I mention that there's a mandatory stop at the bakery in Pescadero ? Yummmmm.
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    Sounds excellent !

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    Sounds like a great ride! But since I'm riding that 300 K Jo mentioned, I don't think I'll make it.

    Take lots of pics please.

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    I might be up for it.

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    Oooo... I was planning on taking my daughter to Arastradero with her schoolmate and her dad on Sunday. If that falls through I'd be in for this.

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    Anyone want to start around San Mateo and go up OLH and down 84 to rendezvous at the junction of HWY 1 and 84?

    Edit: The same group can join me in return be heading up 84 after Haskins then up W OLH to 35 down E 84 and back

    See here: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...sula-davenport
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    We're in. Please don't mention to my wife that this will be a century.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetnsourbkr View Post
    We're in. Please don't mention to my wife that this will be a century.
    Hey excellent dude! and Won't mention it to the wifey I'll tell her it's just a hop, skip and a Jump!

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    I think the hard part of this trip is to fit the tandem in the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetnsourbkr View Post
    I think the hard part of this trip is to fit the tandem in the car.
    Just have her hop on and steer, then you can pull it with the car. easy as pie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetnsourbkr View Post
    We're in. Please don't mention to my wife that this will be a century.
    Glad to hear you and your wife will join us. It will indeed be less than a century. I figure around 80 miles. It will also be relatively flat. You'll also have a bailout option to not climb Haskins Hill. I can guarantee a pleasant ride for her!!

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    She'll love it! Thanks!

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    Think of the bakeries

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    Y'all are in shape for a century this early in the year? I guess you didn't slack off and fatten up over the holidays like me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
    Y'all are in shape for a century this early in the year?
    Not really, but that doesn't stop me.
    I have a 200K the weekend after next.

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    OK, no one's biting on the longer route starting around San Mateo.

    I guess, I will start in HMB. I usually try to start all rides from my house (using transit if necessary).

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    Is there a bikely map of the route? How many miles and how many feet of climbing?

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    I think it would be something like this, right Alan?

    http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/HMB-Davenport-loop

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