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Old 08-05-08, 09:36 AM   #1
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This weekend - Santa Cruz Mountains - Alba, Zayante

Putting out feelers for a 80 to 90 mile ride. I have not climbed Alba road yet so it's on the hit list. Start from the usual parking lot (Peet's Coffee, Chain Reaction bikes) on Homestead. Notable ugly stuff includes Redwood Gulch, Alba, and the never ending Zayante. On bikely it came to 9800' of elevation.
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Too long of a ride for me this weekend. I have a million things to do.

I'll probably just head out for a San Mateo -> OLH out and back.
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Any interest in doing the Spectrum ride instead?
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Alba is on my to do list also. Can't make it Saturday, but I may join you if you do it Sunday.

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I am thinking of trying it on Sunday. Saturday I'll be up in the North Bay attending a music festival. If it's too far to drive, I could always try Sierra and Welch Creek.
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It's not too far for me to drive. What time were you planning to start? Do you have a limk to your bikely route?

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Here is what I came up with starting from the parking lot at Peet's Coffee on Homestead.

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Alba-Zayante

I'm pretty flexible on starting time since my apt. is only a few miles away.
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[QUOTE=Bostic;7234433] Saturday I'll be up in the North Bay attending a music festival.QUOTE]


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9am start time for tomorrow.

Pete, that's my politically correct way of saying a heavy metal concert up in Santa Rosa. Bunch of local bands.
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Great ride Ramon. Thanks again. Thought you might be interested in the profile as recorded by the Garmin Edge.

Stats from my devices:
Garmin Edge 83 miles, 9665 feet
VDO: 83.4 miles, 9410 feet

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Thanks again for making the drive out for the ride Glenn.
I have plotted out a masterpiece in the making I hope. Bohlman/On Orbit (not too top), HW 9, Jamison Creek, Alba, Zayante, HW 35, Montebello. 105 miles, just under 15k.

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/doomsday
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I have plotted out a masterpiece in the making I hope. Bohlman/On Orbit (not too top), HW 9, Jamison Creek, Alba, Zayante, HW 35, Montebello. 105 miles, just under 15k.
.... and you want to do this... Why!?
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Thinking of doing Everest Challenge. That ride plus the Horrible Hamilton on a weekend is about as close to simulating it, minus the weather.
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Nice.... Doomsday
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Thinking of doing Everest Challenge.
This year or next year?!

We want to do EC on the tandem next year
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Horrible Hamilton?
I've been doing Hamilton repeats- to the top, the back side, then the front 2000' (last climb) again. It's 60-something miles and 8800'. I thought about doing your ride yesterday but I was kind of tired from doing Diablo three times on saturday. I'd probably be up for the Doomsday ride.

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Thank you for for the info Eric. Horrible Hamilton is Quimby, Front side after Quimby descent, back side from the bridge, then over to Sierra, up Calaveras and then Welch Creek. Having thought about it after mapping the route out I think it would be more logical to start with Sierra, Welch Creek, then back over for Quimby and the front and back of Hamilton. That way the last climb is somewhat more reasonable and the ride ends with a descent. I figure the start would be the usual school on Kirk as pit stops could be made at the cars for supplies between Sierra and Quimby.
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Thanks again for making the drive out for the ride Glenn.
I have plotted out a masterpiece in the making I hope. Bohlman/On Orbit (not too top), HW 9, Jamison Creek, Alba, Zayante, HW 35, Montebello. 105 miles, just under 15k.

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/doomsday
Sounds like torture (in a good way). When are you doing this?
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Not sure yet, I'll be in Reno next weekend. However you, Pete, Marco, Henry and Tim (where is he anyhow?) are required north of San Mateo participants as well as whoever else wants to join in.
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The horror, the horror.
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What about 8/23 or 24??
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Thanks again for making the drive out for the ride Glenn.
I have plotted out a masterpiece in the making I hope. Bohlman/On Orbit (not too top), HW 9, Jamison Creek, Alba, Zayante, HW 35, Montebello. 105 miles, just under 15k.

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/doomsday
That's sick... OK, let me know when you decide to do it.

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