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Old 01-15-15, 06:05 PM
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Bay Area clydes?

I'm always getting jealous of those SoCal tossers and their GMR stuff...who's in the Bay? Where should we ride? If you say Old La Honda I may hurt you.
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But I love Old LaHonda Road!
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I'd like to try the bike path between Morgan hill and south San Jose sometime. Or communication hill area
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Some if us are horrible climbers.
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Willow glen to los almanitos creek trail and back
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Originally Posted by JakiChan
I'm always getting jealous of those SoCal tossers and their GMR stuff...who's in the Bay? Where should we ride? If you say Old La Honda I may hurt you.
Jacki - Why don't you just pick a ride, set a date and put out the offer. See what develops. Also, don't forget the NorCal forum.
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I have heard about Old LaHonda road several times on the forums, and I just looked it up on a map. I think I rode that once about 10 years ago as part of a cycling class at Chabot College. I no longer live in the area, but looking at the map it looks very familiar. On the LaHonda side, is there a general store near the bottom of the hill? As I recall they had a sign asking cyclists to remove their cycling shoes/cleats.

We started near highway one, rode to the store and back. The ride was tough for me at 320 pounds or so (and did require a little walking to catch my breath on the long climbs), and the most memorable part was on the climb back (after a break at the store) a red tail hawk swooped up the side of the hill directly in front of me as I was rounding a left hand turn. I swear the timing was perfect, as I hit the apex of the turn he popped up directly in front of me, only about 20 feet away.

Definitely a beautiful ride, and challenging (at least for me).
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Originally Posted by Little Darwin
I have heard about Old LaHonda road several times on the forums, and I just looked it up on a map. I think I rode that once about 10 years ago as part of a cycling class at Chabot College. I no longer live in the area, but looking at the map it looks very familiar. On the LaHonda side, is there a general store near the bottom of the hill? As I recall they had a sign asking cyclists to remove their cycling shoes/cleats.
You're probably thinking of the San Gregorio General Store. It's the place that has a sign asking cyclists to remove their shoes. The store is about a mile from the coast and quite a ways from Old LaHonda Rd.
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Originally Posted by JakiChan
I'm always getting jealous of those SoCal tossers and their GMR stuff...who's in the Bay? Where should we ride? If you say Old La Honda I may hurt you.
What about Diablo? Isn't that a nice little climb up by you guys somewhere?

Do people ride their bikes on skyline or is it too hazardous with all the motorcycles going by at 100+? I used to be one of those lunatics.
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse
Do people ride their bikes on skyline or is it too hazardous with all the motorcycles going by at 100+? I used to be one of those lunatics.
I frequently see small numbers of bicyclists on Skyline. I, personally, wouldn't want to travel any distance on that road, though. Too many cars and motorcycles moving at high speed and there's no shoulder in most places.
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