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    Anyone down for a Peninsula Ride (maybe next week) Update: Saturday, 3/29

    I put this one together. Check it out!

    Start/End @ Cañada & 92
    Distance = 51 miles (66 if starting at Cañada/92)
    Climbing = apx 6477 feet (6600 ft if stating at Cañada/92)
    Food at Pecadero

    Bikely = http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...ide-March-2008
    Any takers?

    *Route Revised*

    Tentative List of Attendees:
    1) Marco (uspspro)
    2) Ruth
    3) Pete (Taxi)
    4) Ramon (Bostic)
    5) Ron (Spingineer)
    6) Alan (SesameCrunch)
    7) Henry (BlastRadius)
    8) Eric (ahpook)
    9) Paula (Ms. Inc.)
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    11) Mystery Guest of kb5gl
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    13) Doug (genejockey) <maybe>
    14) Ty.S <maybe>
    15) Mel (Ruth's Brother In-law) <maybe>
    Last edited by uspspro; 03-28-08 at 01:17 PM.

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    That's a nice ride. I'm definitely interested.

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    I might be in for it. I need to get in more miles so I would probably head over to climb 9, descend Page Mill then meet at the start of OLH.

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    Yes, yes, yes, yes ... I'm not on-call, and I'll be home, so I am definitely interested.

    You don't want to go 35, to 92, back to the start? Just wondering.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spingineer View Post
    Yes, yes, yes, yes ... I'm not on-call, and I'll be home, so I am definitely interested.

    You don't want to go 35, to 92, back to the start? Just wondering.
    Me too, me tooo!

    When do you guys want to ride up north again. maybe weekend after your ride.?
    Marco what day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostic View Post
    I might be in for it. I need to get in more miles so I would probably head over to climb 9, descend Page Mill then meet at the start of OLH.
    Ramone, you're an animal!

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    I may be able to make this one too.

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    WOLH isn't a very fun descent. Just my $0.02. Plus if, from the top of OLH, you head north on 35 and west on 84, you can get water at Skylonda.
    "Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ...'holy *****...what a ride!'"

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveE View Post
    WOLH isn't a very fun descent. Just my $0.02. Plus if, from the top of OLH, you head north on 35 and west on 84, you can get water at Skylonda.
    Yeah, I usually go up WOLH.

    I agree, and will go through Skylonda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spingineer View Post
    Yes, yes, yes, yes ... I'm not on-call, and I'll be home, so I am definitely interested.

    You don't want to go 35, to 92, back to the start? Just wondering.
    We could, but that part isn't so fun in regards to traffic and room IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uspspro View Post
    We could, but that part isn't so fun in regards to traffic and room IMHO.
    A good rider can keep up with traffic with only a minimal amount of pedaling. If there is a lot of traffic at the summit, try to jump in a gap between a faster car and a slower truck. Accelerate hard in the on-ramp so that you're spinning your fastest gear before you hit the highway. You should be able to beat the truck down the hill and the truck won't try to pass you anyway.

    Slow or wobbly descenders may feel very uncomfortable on this road. It is only 2 miles or so, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny99 View Post
    A good rider can keep up with traffic with only a minimal amount of pedaling. If there is a lot of traffic at the summit, try to jump in a gap between a faster car and a slower truck. Accelerate hard in the on-ramp so that you're spinning your fastest gear before you hit the highway. You should be able to beat the truck down the hill and the truck won't try to pass you anyway.

    Slow or wobbly descenders may feel very uncomfortable on this road. It is only 2 miles or so, though.
    I love a challenge!
    so is this ride official? so we can make plans. I had been tentatively planning a Tam ride, but I'd move that down the road.
    Pete

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    OK I will make the two changes mentioned in the thread.

    So this ride is ON!

    Everyone vote:

    Saturday or Sunday?

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    Saturday vote!
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny99 View Post
    A good rider can keep up with traffic with only a minimal amount of pedaling. If there is a lot of traffic at the summit, try to jump in a gap between a faster car and a slower truck. Accelerate hard in the on-ramp so that you're spinning your fastest gear before you hit the highway. You should be able to beat the truck down the hill and the truck won't try to pass you anyway.
    Can you tell that to the Safeway truck that tried to pass me without much room on that route today?

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    I'm a maybe for Saturday, won't be able to make Sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny99 View Post
    An insane, possibly stupid and high rider can keep up with traffic with only a minimal amount of pedaling. If there is a lot of traffic at the summit, try to jump in a gap between a faster car and a slower truck. Accelerate hard in the on-ramp so that you're spinning your fastest gear before you hit the highway. You should be able to beat the truck down the hill and the truck won't try to pass you anyway.

    Slow or wobbly descenders may feel very uncomfortable on this road. It is only 2 miles or so, though.
    There, fixed.

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    Am I the only one who LIKES descending WOLH? East OLH - that has to be the least fun descent on the whole Peninsula. But West is nice - scenic, no traffic, you can take it at your own pace, and there's room to get by all the potholes without slowing down.

    Marco, do this ride again in May, and I'll join you. I need to build my climbing legs before I tackle Tunitas Creek again.
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    !!!!!!!!!!!!!IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
    Marco, do this ride again in May, and I'll join you. I need to build my climbing legs before I tackle Tunitas Creek again.
    If you do it this weekend, I'll have company at least. I will be the slowest one up the hill.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spingineer View Post
    If you do it this weekend, I'll have company at least. I will be the slowest one up the hill.
    If y'all do it on Sunday I could keep you company as well, but I'll be out of town on Saturday.

    Sunday vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
    Am I the only one who LIKES descending WOLH? East OLH - that has to be the least fun descent on the whole Peninsula. But West is nice - scenic, no traffic, you can take it at your own pace, and there's room to get by all the potholes without slowing down.

    Marco, do this ride again in May, and I'll join you. I need to build my climbing legs before I tackle Tunitas Creek again.
    I like descending WOLH. The west side has a lot better visibility than the east side. The road is narrow and bumpy and there is some uphill traffic, so don't go too fast. Just enjoy the scenery. If you're heading out to the coast, be very careful turning left at the stop sign at the bottom of the hill. Traffic coming up Hwy 84 on the left is very hard to see (and sometimes very fast). Listen as well as look before proceeding. Because of safety at that corner (i.e. careless cyclists), most local centuries avoid WOLH (downhill).

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    For the descent back after Tunitas, is the any objection to adding a few miles by taking 35 back to 84, and descending 84 back to Woodside. King's is a bit technical for some, and 92 is a bit sketchy.

    Besides I love the 84 descent

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    What kind of start time? I would prefer to not drive my car over there, and am somewhat burned out on Canada road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spingineer View Post
    If you do it this weekend, I'll have company at least. I will be the slowest one up the hill.
    +1 on the Sand bagging Ron...Weren't you in training down in the Southland all weekend???

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