Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > > >

Northern California Northern California

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-22-08, 09:56 AM   #1
JoelS
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Near Sacramento
Bikes:
Posts: 4,890
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sunday the 28th Ride

Since I haven't heard about other rides, thought I would throw this one out as a possibility. I'm open to other routes as well (Davis for example?).

I've worked out a combination of a couple of rides. The loop can either start in Folsom, or near me on the ARBT at Hagan Park. From the start, the Loomis loop followed by a loop around Folsom. If we start in Folsom, I expect a little short of 50 miles. If we start here near where I am, it'll be more like 75. Either way, I'm likely to cycle to the start. There aren't any big climbs on this route, though the accumulation of hills adds up to over 3000 feet of climbing.

I'm thinking 9 am start. There's a grocery store on the route with a pretty good deli for lunch. Karen's Bakery is not open on Sunday's .
__________________
-------

Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.

Last edited by JoelS; 09-22-08 at 10:29 AM.
JoelS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-08, 04:53 PM   #2
JoelS
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Near Sacramento
Bikes:
Posts: 4,890
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Anyone up for a Sunday ride?
__________________
-------

Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.
JoelS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-08, 06:17 PM   #3
JoelS
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Near Sacramento
Bikes:
Posts: 4,890
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Anyone at all? Tomorrow....
__________________
-------

Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.
JoelS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-08, 07:15 PM   #4
Red Rider
Don't mince words
 
Red Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Vacaville, CA
Bikes: '08 Orbea Diva "The Avocado"; Specialized Dolce comp "Sweet Thang"; Co-Motion Roadster "Blue Jay", Fuji Team Pro
Posts: 6,948
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We have to hang close to home, so we're meeting at the VV clocktower at 8:30 to do a Gordon Valley Loop with a run up Twin Sisters. No drop, all are welcome.

We'll be on the tandem if anyone needs to grab a wheel...
Red Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-08, 07:24 PM   #5
JoelS
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Near Sacramento
Bikes:
Posts: 4,890
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If I'm there, I'll join you. I don't know right now. The new cassette hasn't arrived.
__________________
-------

Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.
JoelS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-08, 07:31 PM   #6
Red Rider
Don't mince words
 
Red Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Vacaville, CA
Bikes: '08 Orbea Diva "The Avocado"; Specialized Dolce comp "Sweet Thang"; Co-Motion Roadster "Blue Jay", Fuji Team Pro
Posts: 6,948
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoelS View Post
If I'm there, I'll join you. I don't know right now. The new cassette hasn't arrived.
You already know you can make it within .6 of the top. C'mon, you'll do just fine!
Red Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-08, 07:32 PM   #7
JoelS
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Near Sacramento
Bikes:
Posts: 4,890
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What's the Gordon Valley Loop like? Is that basically what we did last time?
__________________
-------

Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.
JoelS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-08, 07:41 PM   #8
Red Rider
Don't mince words
 
Red Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Vacaville, CA
Bikes: '08 Orbea Diva "The Avocado"; Specialized Dolce comp "Sweet Thang"; Co-Motion Roadster "Blue Jay", Fuji Team Pro
Posts: 6,948
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoelS View Post
What's the Gordon Valley Loop like? Is that basically what we did last time?
Yes, but after the bridge where we stopped to answer Nature's call, we turn left, not right. So you might be 8 miles less but +?? feet in climbing.
Red Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-08, 07:49 PM   #9
scottmorrison99
New! With Self Loathing!
 
scottmorrison99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Fairfield, California
Bikes: 2013 Jamis Xenith T time trial bike, 2013 Jamis Xenith Elite
Posts: 1,612
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
And there's no reason we can't catch our breath at the second cattle guard again.
__________________
Scotty

Weird Bike Guy Blog
scottmorrison99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-08, 07:49 PM   #10
JoelS
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Near Sacramento
Bikes:
Posts: 4,890
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottmorrison99 View Post
And there's no reason we can't catch our breath at the second cattle guard again.
That's an attractive prospect. And I think I fixed my Garmin. It was auto turning itself off on bumps. Waiting for the glue to dry.

Hmmmmm....
__________________
-------

Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.

Last edited by JoelS; 09-27-08 at 07:56 PM.
JoelS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-08, 07:56 PM   #11
Red Rider
Don't mince words
 
Red Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Vacaville, CA
Bikes: '08 Orbea Diva "The Avocado"; Specialized Dolce comp "Sweet Thang"; Co-Motion Roadster "Blue Jay", Fuji Team Pro
Posts: 6,948
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Seriously, there's no time limit, unless you impose your own. What's the hurry?
Red Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-08, 07:57 PM   #12
Red Rider
Don't mince words
 
Red Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Vacaville, CA
Bikes: '08 Orbea Diva "The Avocado"; Specialized Dolce comp "Sweet Thang"; Co-Motion Roadster "Blue Jay", Fuji Team Pro
Posts: 6,948
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottmorrison99 View Post
And there's no reason we can't catch our breath at the second cattle guard again.
If those greyhounds pass us again, we may feel compelled to respond.

Then again, we can be the ant-greyhound....
Red Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-08, 08:28 PM   #13
scottmorrison99
New! With Self Loathing!
 
scottmorrison99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Fairfield, California
Bikes: 2013 Jamis Xenith T time trial bike, 2013 Jamis Xenith Elite
Posts: 1,612
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You can run with the greyhounds, I'll pace the lizards.
__________________
Scotty

Weird Bike Guy Blog
scottmorrison99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-08, 08:44 PM   #14
scottmorrison99
New! With Self Loathing!
 
scottmorrison99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Fairfield, California
Bikes: 2013 Jamis Xenith T time trial bike, 2013 Jamis Xenith Elite
Posts: 1,612
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Anyone else going to be in the area and want to go for a ride? Anyone, Anyone, Bueller....
__________________
Scotty

Weird Bike Guy Blog
scottmorrison99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-08, 09:19 PM   #15
JoelS
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Near Sacramento
Bikes:
Posts: 4,890
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ok, I'll see ya'll in the morning. Thanks for the invite
__________________
-------

Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.
JoelS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-08, 09:42 PM   #16
chickenmonkey
Lurking since Aug 05
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Peninsula, Bay Area, CA
Bikes: Salsa Primero<br>2000 Fuji Team Cross<br>Pedal Force RS<br>Peugeot PN-10 (Late 80s, Super Vitus 980)
Posts: 138
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I am up from the Peninsula and will be out for a ride. What is the Gordan Valley loop? How long is it? I was thinking winters loop with cantalow (excuse my spelling on that).
chickenmonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-08, 09:50 PM   #17
JoelS
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Near Sacramento
Bikes:
Posts: 4,890
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm guessing around 40 to 50 miles. Twin Sisters is a pretty darned good climb. Tougher than Cantelow. Come along and join us!
__________________
-------

Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.
JoelS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-08, 10:00 PM   #18
Red Rider
Don't mince words
 
Red Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Vacaville, CA
Bikes: '08 Orbea Diva "The Avocado"; Specialized Dolce comp "Sweet Thang"; Co-Motion Roadster "Blue Jay", Fuji Team Pro
Posts: 6,948
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by chickenmonkey View Post
I am up from the Peninsula and will be out for a ride. What is the Gordan Valley loop? How long is it? I was thinking winters loop with cantalow (excuse my spelling on that).
You'll laugh at Cantelow once you've ascended Twin Sisters. However, we can lead you over Cantelow after TS if you haven't had enough. Meet us at the Vacaville Town Square/Clock Towers at 8:30 and we'll show you how it's done Solano county style.
Red Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-08, 10:19 PM   #19
chickenmonkey
Lurking since Aug 05
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Peninsula, Bay Area, CA
Bikes: Salsa Primero<br>2000 Fuji Team Cross<br>Pedal Force RS<br>Peugeot PN-10 (Late 80s, Super Vitus 980)
Posts: 138
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ok, assuming I can get my booty out of bed. I'll be there.
chickenmonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-08, 02:44 PM   #20
JoelS
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Near Sacramento
Bikes:
Posts: 4,890
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Fun time today! Thanks for the invite. I'm thrilled I was able to make it to the top of the Sisters, and that my Garmin seems to be fixed. That was great. Also, my back tire is soft. I'm going to have to pop it off and have a look at it.

EDIT: Looks like I got a pin hole. Very slow leak. Just patched it. I need that shipment to get here! This back tire has about had it.
__________________
-------

Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.

Last edited by JoelS; 09-28-08 at 03:01 PM.
JoelS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-08, 04:10 PM   #21
scottmorrison99
New! With Self Loathing!
 
scottmorrison99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Fairfield, California
Bikes: 2013 Jamis Xenith T time trial bike, 2013 Jamis Xenith Elite
Posts: 1,612
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Great ride. RedRider and cgallagh had work issues to deal with, (good thing they were close to home), so it was JoelS, chickenmonkey, Karen Cook and myself. JoelS is the man, once again climbing Twin Sisters with an 39/23.
Here is Joel grinding it out up on of the many switchbacks, notice he is smiling and waving:


Here is chickenmonkey and Karen coming up the second half of the climb:


JoelS reaches the top:


chickenmonkey at the top:


A view from the top:


Crossing the cattleguards confirmed that Joel's Garmin repair was successful. Now when you get your cassette are you going to come climb Mix Canyon Joel? I need someone to come suffer with me.

Can you spot TwinSisters in this graph?


Compare that spike to the first 3.5 miles on Mix. For reference, the little bump after Mix is Cantelow:
__________________
Scotty

Weird Bike Guy Blog

Last edited by scottmorrison99; 09-28-08 at 04:18 PM.
scottmorrison99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-08, 04:11 PM   #22
JoelS
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Near Sacramento
Bikes:
Posts: 4,890
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Mix? I think that'll have to be done on my other bike. Might be game though.
__________________
-------

Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.
JoelS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-08, 07:00 PM   #23
chickenmonkey
Lurking since Aug 05
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Peninsula, Bay Area, CA
Bikes: Salsa Primero<br>2000 Fuji Team Cross<br>Pedal Force RS<br>Peugeot PN-10 (Late 80s, Super Vitus 980)
Posts: 138
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nice ride! Thanks for the tour. I will try to hit that one again.

Joel: I thought your tire was looking flatish.
chickenmonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-08, 07:08 PM   #24
JoelS
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Near Sacramento
Bikes:
Posts: 4,890
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by chickenmonkey View Post
Nice ride! Thanks for the tour. I will try to hit that one again.

Joel: I thought your tire was looking flatish.
It was. It was soft this morning when I added air, so it must have happened yesterday. Glad it was a real slow leak. I needed a sink full of water to find it.
__________________
-------

Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.
JoelS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-08, 10:32 PM   #25
Red Rider
Don't mince words
 
Red Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Vacaville, CA
Bikes: '08 Orbea Diva "The Avocado"; Specialized Dolce comp "Sweet Thang"; Co-Motion Roadster "Blue Jay", Fuji Team Pro
Posts: 6,948
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


For the first time in many months we passed up a terrific ride to be adults and work.

I may give this ride a go during the week, when things settle down a bit.

Glad you had a good time and on the pics.

Did Karen ride the Trucker or the Trek?
Red Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:16 PM.