Alan (SesameCrunch) suggested a reprise of my prior failed ride. Anybody else care to join us?
Sunday August 30 looks like the day, here's the proposed route (after failing at getting bikely to work and struggling with mapmyride):
Pescadero - Alpine -35 - 9 - 236 - Jamison Creek - Empire Grade - Pine Flat - Bonnie Doon - 1 - Swanton - 1 - Gazos Creek - Cloverdale - Pescadero
85 miles, a bit under 7000' climbing, the flat part at the end will of course be facing headwinds heading north.
I'm open to suggestions for modifying the route, as drawn it starts and ends at my house but of course people could start in Pescadero or meet up on Skyline.
It will be a moderate pace - too much climbing to be newbie friendly, but I'm not up for Marco-style hammering.
Maybe stop for a late lunch in Davenport?
Before 9 AM - arrive at Paula's house
9 AM leave Loma Mar
10:30 AM at Alpine/35
11:00 AM at 35/9
silentben (joining at Saratoga Gap/4 corners)
uspspro (joining at 35/Alpine)
JourneyLightly (joining at Saratoga Gap/4 corners)
ON THE FENCE:
qpliu (joining someplace between Loma Mar and Skyline, leaving at Pine Flat)
dl33 (joining at 35/Alpine)