OK - my turn to host a ride. Encouraged by the huge turnouts and great atmosphere of the two Davis "laid-back" rides, I've decided to try and repeat the success over here in the East Bay.
To that end, I've chosen a fairly easy, scenic, and relatively low-traffic route around the Livermore Valley that borrows a bit from the Cinderella ride. The loop is about 45 miles in length, and total climbing is only about 1,400-1,500 feet.
The theme will be "steel is real", and you are encouraged to ride a steel and/or vintage bike. Don't worry though - everyone is welcome, on whatever bike they have at their disposal - even the funny looking plastic ones.
I guarantee that it will be a low-key, no-drop ride.
I've mapped out the ride on Bikely, but I'll be damned if I can figure out how to gin up que sheets:
Proposed date/time is Saturday, August 30th @ 7:30am. I have received confirmation from the owner (Byron) of Crank 2 that we are welcome to park in his lot, use his facilities, and enjoy free ice water and coffee before/after the ride. Therefore, I propose to move the start/finish to his property. It is literally only a block or so away from the originalk start/finish at the middle school, so there shouldn't be an issue.
So, the new start/finish point is now located at 5480-9 Sunol Boulevard, Pleasanton, CA:
QUE SHEET SHOULD BE AVAILABLE HERE:
(still right off the 680 freeway/Bernal exit, and only a few miles from the Pleasanton BART station). We can adjust the start time as it draws near and we have a better idea of the weather. Could be blazing hot, could be windy and cold, could be anywhere in between.
Wadda ya think?
MiqueMaus - BART
stripes - BART
sweetnsourbkr - BART
taxi777 - BART
jonathanb715 (and friends)
mtnwalker - Sold his soul, and cannot go
nachomc - Flaked Out
Craig in Davis
ricebowl - BART