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    3.7.10 Long Ride

    I'm looking to set up a long ride from somewhere near the Peninsula this Sunday (lighter rain than Saturday).

    Any suggestions? My first idea was to ride from Woodside to Gilroy and back, but that has been called "boring". I'm looking for something in the range of 100 from Woodside area, or 130m from Mountain View. Doesn't have to be super hilly, as Solvang isn't going to be, my hope is just to get used to seeing that 1XX on the odometer for the day.


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    First proposed route: http://bikeroutetoaster.com/Course.aspx?course=106392

    Anyone? There aren't even any mountains on this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
    First proposed route: http://bikeroutetoaster.com/Course.aspx?course=106392

    Anyone? There aren't even any mountains on this...
    Haha.. I'm sure you are being sarcastic.

    I did not put Hicks and Metcaff in there for nothing... But they are the only hard climbs, so should be a nice ride.

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    Hicks and Metcalf are difficult, hard, steep, hills! They don't gain more than like 600ft!

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    Chris, see posting on BF has become pointless...

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    Quote Originally Posted by uspspro View Post
    Chris, see posting on BF has become pointless...
    Eh, who knows. Maybe someone will decide to jump on at the last minute.

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    To be fair this probably wasn't an ideal "meet new friends" kind of ride - those seem to be more in the 50-70mile range from what I can tell. I don't post a lot of my rides as I consider anything less than 3h just not worth the bother - I know my local riding partners and typically take care of small rides off-line. Kudos Chris for putting it out there anyway - perhaps we'll get some new faces for Henry's "welcome back Pete" ride next Sat?

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    +1 to Beaker.

    ygduf, to quote a corny old movie line, "If you build it they will come."

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    I was planning on riding part of it, but I slept through both of the alarms.
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
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    One day advanced notice is not much of an advanced notice ...
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spingineer View Post
    One day advanced notice is not much of an advanced notice ...
    It's better than none!

    Anyway, what you all missed by staying home: Beautiful weather, a bunch of mechanicals, and a lot of fun, rolly miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post

    Anyway, what you all missed by staying home: Beautiful weather, a bunch of mechanicals, and a lot of fun, rolly miles.
    Let's see ... what was I doing instead of riding??? Hmmm ... pigging out at dim sum ... watching basketball with my dad (I hate basketball ... they should play it on ice, and raise the net 1 feet). Oh, and having to spend over 3 hours in the airport, because my stupid flight back was delayed ... was originally supposed to leave at 4:45 PM, and didn't end up leaving until 7:30 PM. It's not like there was any hurricane, snowstorm or anything like that! Only thing they told me was some maintenance thing in Sacramento. Bogus, dude!
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    I went to Church, got some coffee, then stayed at home with my kids while my wife is in Omaha. I finally cleaned my bike from last Saturday though.

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    Chris:

    Even your casual rides are epic. Guess your knees are better now, eh? :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post
    Chris:

    Even your casual rides are epic. Guess your knees are better now, eh? :-)
    They are. different pedals, stretching and lots of ice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
    It's better than none!

    Anyway, what you all missed by staying home: Beautiful weather, a bunch of mechanicals, and a lot of fun, rolly miles.

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    Question - how'd you save that screen from garminconnect?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
    Question - how'd you save that screen from garminconnect?
    It's just a screenshot, captured with Mac Grab-It or whatever. Similar to snag-it screen capture for everyone else.

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