Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Los Gatos, CA
Bikes: 2006 Cannondale Synapse carbon 2
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South bay ride Sunday 12/13
I am doing a ride from Los Gatos down to Gilroy and back this weekend. Since the weather looks better on Sunday I am planning for that day instead of the usual Saturday.. Even so, there is a good chance of some amount of rain on Sunday but I will still be riding assuming it's not absolutely pouring down buckets.
Meet at Starbucks at 624 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos, CA at 8:00am. Here is a map of the route that also shows where the starting point is:
It's 103 miles and somewhere between 4000-5000' of climbing depending on which web site you believe. This is made up mostly of rollers. The longest sustained climb is about 700' on Leavesley road to the northeast of Gilroy. There's also a 600 footer on some residential roads after that.
I want to get back before sundown to avoid having to bring a headlight. Assuming we roll at 8:15am and get back at 4:45pm this is 8.5 hours. Throw in 1.5 hours of stopping and that is 7 hours of riding time or 14.7 mph average pace.
If you plan to come please let me know so we don't leave without you. Also it's probably a good idea to bring water resistant gear