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    Davis area laid back ride - Part II, July 27th (SUNDAY!)

    This is the second of two Davis area low key, no drop, rides; this one's a little longer at 54 miles, and involves the Cantelow climb, so there's an 800 ft bump in the middle of this Davis-Winters classic.
    The start/finish is at the Starbucks across from the hospital at the Covell Blvd exit off Hwy 113.

    **Please note date change from original posted date: July 27th, 2008. Sunday**
    This is a SUNDAY ride, not a Saturday ride!


    Route:
    http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...nters-Cantelow

    Projected start time: 7:30AM, especially if the temps are expected to be HOT!

    "I'm in for this ride:"
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    "I'm a maybe for this ride:"
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    Last edited by t4mv; 07-26-08 at 10:57 PM. Reason: Date Change For Ride & updates

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    After experiencing "Part I", I would be remiss if I didn't sign up for "Part II".

    I'm in.
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    I'm in.

    Here's the evelation of this ride, more or less, from the Davis Wiki, with added flat riding before and after what's shown on the graphic:

    Last edited by Rushfan; 06-29-08 at 09:31 PM.

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    Rushfan, uh, where is that elevation? *EDIT: oh, there it is*

    Anyway, at the moment, I can make it. I'm very much hoping that my bride will be able to as well, it'll depend on what the orthopedist says about her knee at the end of the week.
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    We'll be deep in the heart of Texas then, so count us out.

    But since we do most of this route a couple of times weekly, we know how much fun you all will have, heh, heh, heh. Me loves me my Cantelow repeats. Descending will be shady. But you'll be there early enough in the day to avoid the blistering heat on the climb. Look for the asses on the right after you pass the yellow diamond sign with a squiggly black arrow on it. That's the best part of the climb. After the right-hand switchback it flattens out and you'll be able to upshift. You'll love it so much that you'll want to turn around after the west-side descend and do it again.

    Anyway, you'll be one tandem shy on this ride...sorry to miss the good company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoelS View Post
    Rushfan, uh, where is that elevation? *EDIT: oh, there it is*

    Anyway, at the moment, I can make it. I'm very much hoping that my bride will be able to as well, it'll depend on what the orthopedist says about her knee at the end of the week.
    Took me a while to figure out photobucket.

    It'll be good to see you again.

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    Count me in.

    I could almost ride to and from the start on this one and make a century out of it, though the prospect of riding 14 miles in each direction on Old River Road/Road 22 is less than exciting.

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    I'm a definitely most likely to be there for this...

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    There's a good chance I can make this one. It'll be my first time riding in the area.

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    Count me and Julie in barring any emergencies. I think Joe mention the possibility of a bail out option if one could not make the full Cantelow climb that connects back on the decent. This may be a good option to throw in there for those not so experience with climbing like Julie and I.

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    The bailout is to take Steiger Hill to Gibson Canyon to Vaca Valley to Pleasants Valley. It adds to the length of the ride 2-4 miles but Steiger Hill is an easier, more steady, shorter climb. Gibson Canyon has some traffic but is a good descent.

    If we offer this as an option, we might want to have the group climbing Cantelow to head south on Pleasants Valley until meeting up with the second group or to regroup at the intersection of Cantelow and Pleasants Valley. Not sure the best way to handle this.

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    Ya'll can climb Cantelow with me and keep me company. I climb like ivy - and if I can do it, anyone can.
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    We'll scope it out ahead of time and and see if we can handle it. It's about time I get my butt out there. Gonna have to face it sometime if I want to do Foxy's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huytheskigod View Post
    We'll scope it out ahead of time and and see if we can handle it. It's about time I get my butt out there. Gonna have to face it sometime if I want to do Foxy's.
    Don't bother..... I said you're climbing it with me.













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    Quote Originally Posted by huytheskigod View Post
    We'll scope it out ahead of time and and see if we can handle it. It's about time I get my butt out there. Gonna have to face it sometime if I want to do Foxy's.
    Foxy's doesn't climb Cantelow, it goes over Gibson Canyon instead. Gibson Canyon and Steiger are middle ring climbs for me. But Cantelow is good training for the Foxy century route...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushfan View Post
    Foxy's doesn't climb Cantelow, ...
    Yeah, so whose brilliant idea was that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by t4mv View Post
    Yeah, so whose brilliant idea was that?
    It's Solano County's. The county won't issue a permit for Foxy to go over Cantelow or along most of Pleasants Valley Road. Too many people (residents) whine about it.

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    I hope to be able to make it. I enjoyed jumping in with everyone on the end of your last Davis ride, I was on the low racer recumbent. I took the recumbent with a group on DF's today and we took the alternate route mentioned and went up Steiger Hillls road rather than Cantelow. It was a good ride but you definitely want to get started early on the climb it can get pretty hot and Cantelow is enough without the heat.

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    I'm a maybe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig in Davis View Post
    I hope to be able to make it. I enjoyed jumping in with everyone on the end of your last Davis ride, I was on the low racer recumbent. I took the recumbent with a group on DF's today and we took the alternate route mentioned and went up Steiger Hillls road rather than Cantelow. It was a good ride but you definitely want to get started early on the climb it can get pretty hot and Cantelow is enough without the heat.

    Craig

    Craig,

    Did you see the pics I took of you?
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    Looks like my bride is a no. Her knee isn't as far along as we'd hoped and she won't be able to ride.
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    Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.

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    Yes, I did. Pretty cool. I used them to tell a friend in Virginia about my new bike.

    Thanks,

    Craig

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    Looks like me and the wife will be able to do this one as it no longer clashes with the SCMC. Whether I will be in any sort of fit state is another matter.

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    Our vacation plans changed, and we actually may be able to make this ride. The first one was so much fun, and this one, with the addition of Cantelow, promises to be interesting as well.

    Everyone knows not to draft the tandem uphill, right?
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    I'm in! Looking forward to checking out Cantelow...

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