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Old 03-22-08, 04:18 PM   #1
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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 @ Caņada & 92
Distance = 51 miles (66 if starting at Caņada/92)
Climbing = apx 6477 feet (6600 ft if stating at Caņada/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.)
10) kb5gl
11) Mystery Guest of kb5gl
12) x136 <maybe>
13) Doug (genejockey) <maybe>
14) Ty.S <maybe>
15) Mel (Ruth's Brother In-law) <maybe>

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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.
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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.
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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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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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.
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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.
Yeah, I usually go up WOLH.

I agree, and will go through Skylonda.
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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.
We could, but that part isn't so fun in regards to traffic and room IMHO.
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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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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.
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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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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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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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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.
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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.

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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.
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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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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