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    Ride recommendations in Guerneville?

    We will be staying in Guerneville for a couple of days over Thanksgiving. Anyone know of some good rides in that area? Shorter is better, because I will mostly be hanging out with the family. Think 1-2 hours, rather than the typical Gladiator epic.

    Thanks!

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    I've only been up that way once, King's Ridge is beautiful. The climb from Fort Ross up to King's Ridge is a doozy.

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    Hey ROJA,

    I haven't biked up there but Sweetwater Springs road is really nice on a motorcycle! You could do a loop of that road plus Westside and River road and looks like that would be about 24 miles. I have no idea what the road quality is like or how much traffic there is. I do remember that Sweetwater Springs was a bit like the bottom half of west Alpine road on the SF Peninsula if you've ever ridden that. It's a bit narrow and follows a stream that is overgrown with thick gnarled old trees. At motorcycle speeds it feels like you're blasting through a tunnel in the jungle but should be scenic on a bike too

    Edit: Here are some pictures. Looks like this would involve some pretty steep hills.
    Last edited by silentben; 11-23-08 at 10:11 PM.

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    Thanks guys! Sweetwater sounds awesome and it's right near the house where we will be staying! Sounds like this would be the loop you are talking about: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=http:/...kValues=179048

    I could ride Sweetwater to the end and then go left to Healdsburg, like this route: http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/12406

    Very exciting!

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    I haven't been up that direction in ages and honestly I'm a bit jealous. I'll be expecting a full ride report with pics

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    Thanks Ben, I am stoked!

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