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Forum: Northern California 04-22-14, 10:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,063
Posted By apkom
another good option: Ride to Corallitos, climb...

another good option: Ride to Corallitos, climb Eureka Canyon and then Summit road to Old Santa Cruz HWY descent Los Gatos and San Jose
Forum: Northern California 01-19-14, 12:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By apkom
The ride is now history...

The ride is now history (http://apkom.smugmug.com/Cycling/2014-01-18-Winter-Solstice-Ride). Hope any of you could join it.
Forum: Northern California 12-19-13, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By apkom
Since 2009 I've been doing Winter Soltice...

Since 2009 I've been doing Winter Soltice Century. It's very low key and often times the date is moved far from the actual solstice.
As it happens the 2013 Solstice ride will actually happen next...
Forum: Northern California 07-24-13, 02:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,124
Posted By apkom
I second Eric's recommendation. The EC is truly...

I second Eric's recommendation. The EC is truly cycling nirvana for a climber. I've been enjoying it for few years now.

Back on original topic:
I've climbed (http://flic.kr/p/dFpRhB) Haleakala...
Forum: Northern California 07-18-13, 02:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By apkom
I second that! I enjoyed climbing and descending...

I second that! I enjoyed climbing and descending unobstructed Ebbets the following day Sunday
Did the same routine of second day climbing in 2011 on Monitor and it was nirvana as well.
Forum: Northern California 06-10-13, 10:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,234
Posted By apkom
So wife and I climbed Hamilton this past Saturday...

So wife and I climbed Hamilton this past Saturday at the peak of recent heat wave. Started at 7am, done by 1pm and had no issues whatsoever with the heat. :rolleyes:
Forum: Northern California 05-29-13, 10:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,234
Posted By apkom
There is also water tap spigot next to porta...

There is also water tap spigot next to porta pottie at parking lot on the left (when climbing) side. Right before road turns right and kicks up for 2d climb.
Also, as you reach the summit (right...
Forum: Northern California 01-10-13, 10:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,270
Posted By apkom
Standard $80 life-time fit is what I got...

Standard $80 life-time fit is what I got originally at local shop (Summit bikes on LG) back in June of 2010 when I brought in my Felt F3c acquired through Craigslist.
After 7 months of riding I...
Forum: Northern California 01-10-13, 12:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,270
Posted By apkom
I'm Wade's client and can highly recommend him.

I'm Wade's client and can highly recommend him.
Forum: Road Cycling 01-01-13, 11:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,090
Posted By apkom
Count: 326 Activities Distance: 9,402.19 mi ...

Count: 326 Activities
Distance: 9,402.19 mi
Time: 619:47:14 h:m:s
Elevation Gain: 586,120 ft
Avg Speed: 15.2 mph
Avg HR: 128 bpm
Avg Bike Cadence: 82 rpm
Calories: 337,881 C
Avg Power: 174 W...
Forum: Northern California 12-24-12, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By apkom
Going down 92 from Skyline to Canada is non issue...

Going down 92 from Skyline to Canada is non issue as it's pretty short and you go fast enough.
After they repaved Tunitas recently descending West there is fine, too.
Forum: Northern California 07-16-12, 04:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,820
Posted By apkom
Congrats on getting <9h time Eric! Wife drove...

Congrats on getting <9h time Eric!
Wife drove me to Turtle rock park start by 5:30am but it took me few minutes to get ready so I started at 5:38am
Coincidentally, I finished at same spot at...
Forum: Northern California 10-26-11, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By apkom
Yes, a buddy from SJBC was attacked by two thugs...

Yes, a buddy from SJBC was attacked by two thugs there under the bridge but escaped unhurt.
I normally start riding on Coyote Creek trail from Silver Creek Valley Rd. and go South.
Forum: Northern California 10-04-11, 11:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,370
Posted By apkom
At post-race ceremony they said incredible...

At post-race ceremony they said incredible bureaucracy prevented paving those sections prior to event despite proceeds from event covering the costs!

I got my t-shirt this...
Forum: Northern California 05-17-11, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By apkom
They shrunk closed area inside the base and put...

They shrunk closed area inside the base and put wire fence around it. Old check-point is unmanned now (http://www.flickr.com/photos/apkom/4903081689) at N-F road entrance to Hunter-Liggett. We went...
Forum: Northern California 11-11-10, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 983
Posted By apkom
Also, you can continue climb on Skyline for...

Also, you can continue climb on Skyline for another minute or two once you pass stop sign.
Forum: Northern California 11-09-10, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 983
Posted By apkom
CP20 is best done on OLH: smooth steady...

CP20 is best done on OLH:

smooth steady grade.
well protected from the wind and sun so results are much repeatable.
If you don't have power meeter you can use this calculator...
Forum: Northern California 07-05-10, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By apkom
thanks for all good advice here. I found my...

thanks for all good advice here. I found my ticket on Craigslist and booked Friday and Saturday nights at Carson Valley Inn. Wife wants to come along but she can not get off work till 5pm and I need...
Forum: Northern California 06-29-10, 11:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By apkom
thanks for great suggestion. I just looked and...

thanks for great suggestion. I just looked and indeed see tons of ads asking for retail price ($105). I figure you negotiated a good deal so I should just follow along :D

It's a 4+ hour ride from...
Forum: Northern California 06-29-10, 11:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By apkom
I'm interested and sent you PM.

I'm interested and sent you PM.
Forum: Northern California 06-29-10, 05:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By apkom
I was not planning on doing this early in the...

I was not planning on doing this early in the season but based on my Sequoia century results I might be able to complete Death ride too.
I realized we have forced PTO whole next week so I could get...
Forum: Northern California 10-14-09, 04:20 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 19,768
Posted By apkom
Very nice time UP HWY9. Your route is just over 7...

Very nice time UP HWY9. Your route is just over 7 miles. I'm light years behind on these 7 miles (52min).

It seems there is big inconsistency in measuring starting point for this climb. ...
Forum: Northern California 08-18-09, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,589
Posted By apkom
Wife and I went 2 weeks ago all the way on top...

Wife and I went 2 weeks ago all the way on top the mountain range from San Jose to Mt. Madonna Center using Summit - Mt. Bache Rd - Loma Prieta Way - Summit. Grade on Mt.Bache and Loma Prieta was...
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