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Old 10-14-07, 10:37 AM   #1
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Oct 27th BF to Mt Tam update

Mile Direction Street/Landmark
START Caltrains 4th and Townsend
Ball park go east to
0.8 Left Embarcadero
2.0 ***** EmBarcadero Bart
3.4 Left Bay Street
4.9 Right Marina Boulevard (take the bike path – no stop signs)
7.1 Right Lincoln Boulevard (up the hill to the Golden Gate Bridge)
7.6 Right GG Visitors Center Parking Lot
QUICK STOP TO PICK UP RIDERS MEETING US AT THE BRIDGE
Continue Onto the bridge then cross over via bike path to the west side to
cross bridge
9.3 Left Into Parking Lot after the bridge (don’t slow down so you can
climb up the hill)
9.4 Right Conzelman (cross traffic doesn’t stop)
9.5 Left Sausalito Lateral (under 101) – take the lane on the descent into Sausalito
(becomes Bridgeway)
12.5 Official Start Mikes Bikes (ON THE RIGHT) At the end of Bridgeway
Continue Right Bike Path (follow this to the end)
14.9 Left East Blithedale Avenue (use the pedestrian walk button)
15.0 Right Camino Alto (begin 1.5 mile climb) – becomes Corte Madera
then Magnolia
19.3 Continue Magnolia through intersection of Redwood Avenue
22.1 Left College Avenue at Bon Air
22.3 Left Kent (before College of Marin -- turns into Poplar in town of
Ross)
22.7 Left Townhall/Lagunitas Road
22.8 Right Shady Lane
23.3 Right Bolinas Ave
23.4 1st Left San Anselmo Avenue (through downtown San Anselmo)
23.9 Left Continuing on San Anslemo (just before Sir Francis Drake)
24.7 Left Center Blvd (turns into Broadway)
25.6 Left on Bolinas ave- Regroup
Stop at 7 eleven for Drinks. Restroom nearby in park
Short Group will turn back with Me.
Right Bolinas Road (becomes Fairfax-Bolinas Road) – climb, climb,
climb!
32.8 STOP & REGROUP Alpine Dam Bridge (stop, catch your breath, and take in the
beautiful view)
35.1 Left Ridgecrest Boulevard
38.9 Right Pan Toll Road (begin descending) – congratulations, you made
it!
40.3 Left Panoramic Highway (follow to four corners)
44.9 Left Sequoia Valley Road
45.5 Right Edgewood Avenue
46.7 Right Molino Avenue
46.8 Left Montford
46.9 Right Miller Avenue (watch for the bike path on the other side of the
road)
Right Bike Path To Mikeys Bikeys!

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Back on the bike, and slow as a turtle. Mt Tam ride with some additions.. I'm doing the ride, but I will do a secondary ride, an out and back, Mikes bikes to fairfax and back about 25miles, and the hard core group can keep going up over Tam. So anyone not up for the big climb can regroup with me and ride back. I'll get more details, next weekend I'm doing a reconissance next Saturday, I need to make sure of a couple of road names in San Anselmo. I go a little off the beaten path. Anyway, great to be back on the wheels.
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Great to hear you're back, Pete. And great to hear the ride is on! Looking forward to it. I've never been to Mt. Tam, so this will be a first for me.
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Sounds good! Thanks for organizing taxi. If anyone is going to be riding to Mikes from SF, would love to join up. I'll be coming from the Sunset.
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Sounds good! Thanks for organizing taxi. If anyone is going to be riding to Mikes from SF, would love to join up. I'll be coming from the Sunset.
hey. My buddy and I will join you. We're leaving from sunset too.
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Leaving time

Hey, Just to give you a heads up since some are leaving from the city, I'll be at Mikes at 10:00 am start time. for those driving if you get off past the Waldo tunnel half way down the hill there's an exit (Rodeo Ave), follow that east 1/4 mile hairpin onto Nevada, and there's non metered non permit parking, Just before Bridgeway. Park there , on to the bike, left on bridgeway, and just follow the bikes, they'll be like hornets heading for the nest (mikes bikes). Don't get stung! by the blazing saddles bee's they're very dangerous and unpredictable!

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Originally Posted by lemondzurich Sounds good! Thanks for organizing taxi. If anyone is going to be riding to Mikes from SF, would love to join up. I'll be coming from the Sunset.

hey. My buddy and I will join you. We're leaving from sunset too.hey. My buddy and I will join you. We're leaving from sunset too.
If I can break free from the dental thing count me in .
I might be joining taxi777 with his secondary ride option.
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hey. My buddy and I will join you. We're leaving from sunset too.
I'd like to join you guys in SF and ride to Marin. How about picking a meeting point?
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I'd like to join you guys in SF and ride to Marin. How about picking a meeting point?
Alan,
I'd be up for this too. My plan would be to take the earliest possible Caltrain going up to SF. Who knows, maybe we can make a century out of it ...
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Alan,
I'd be up for this too. My plan would be to take the earliest possible Caltrain going up to SF. Who knows, maybe we can make a century out of it ...
I've been looking up this course of action too. It looks like the earliest Caltrain on Sat is Train# 421. It leaves San Jose at 7:00 am and arrives at San Fran at 8:36 am. Caltrain LINK
The question is is this early enough to ride from that point to Mikes Bikes in Sausalito.
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Looks like Bart gives more alternatives ... gets to Embarcadero as early as 6:20 am ... I might try going to the Millbrae station to catch bart.
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I've been looking up this course of action too. It looks like the earliest Caltrain on Sat is Train# 421. It leaves San Jose at 7:00 am and arrives at San Fran at 8:36 am. Caltrain LINK
The question is is this early enough to ride from that point to Mikes Bikes in Sausalito.
that's plenty of time. go along the water, through fisherman's then crissy field and you're at the bridge.
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I've been looking up this course of action too. It looks like the earliest Caltrain on Sat is Train# 421. It leaves San Jose at 7:00 am and arrives at San Fran at 8:36 am. Caltrain LINK
The question is is this early enough to ride from that point to Mikes Bikes in Sausalito.
1.5 hrs should be plenty of time to get to Mikes Bikes. I'll probably do this option as well.
The kids' game schedules look dismal (0900 volleyball, 1150 soccer, 1355 soccer) but this ride has been on the calendar for a long time so wifey should be able to handle a morning without me.
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Yeah!

Yeah! that's grabbin the bull by the horns and showin who's boss! Even if you got to sleep on the doorstep one night It's well worth it. I've spent many an evening with the stars above
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Barring rain and the occasional unscheduled event, I will be there. I miss riding with you guys.
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OK, I'll plan on taking Caltrain also. See you there!
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There's a ride within the ride on this one ... from Caltrain station at 4th and King, to Mike's Bikes. I especially like the part where we go under the GG bridge, to the other side to Sausalito. I just don't know how to get to the bike path ... or is it just beyond downtown Sausalito? And once on the bike path, are there any tricky turns, or is it just a straight shot to Mike's bikes?
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There's a ride within the ride on this one ... from Caltrain station at 4th and King, to Mike's Bikes. I especially like the part where we go under the GG bridge, to the other side to Sausalito. I just don't know how to get to the bike path ... or is it just beyond downtown Sausalito? And once on the bike path, are there any tricky turns, or is it just a straight shot to Mike's bikes?
Ron, as soon as you get off the bridge it's a straight shot down to Sausalito, and just follow the main road through (bridgeway) They'll be ten billion bikes heading that way, from downtown Sausalito, it's about 2 miles, and you'll run right into the bike path, there's a tiny shopping area on the right, Mikes is right at the begining of the bike path.

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Ron/Sesame - We could potentially have a pre-meeting on the far side of the bridge if you want to follow some people there. Some of us are meeting in the Sunset and then riding up so we could meet you at the parking lot on the far side of the bridge and then you can follow us to Mikes.
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I would probably drive up to my mothers place and park and then ride from there (Outer Richmond district) to Sausalito. Is there a finalized route yet?
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I would probably drive up to my mothers place and park and then ride from there (Outer Richmond district) to Sausalito. Is there a finalized route yet?
I'm not sure what Pete has planned -- he mentioned in his original post that he goes a "little off the beaten path" in San Anselmo.

In the meantime, Velogirls.com has a route sheet for this ride. It starts and ends at the Sports Basement on 6th Street in SOMA, but as long as you know how to get to the Bridge from wherever you're starting, it works well for the rest of the ride.

Also, I live in the Outer Richmond, so if you want to meet up somewhere and ride to Mike's, let me know.
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so it seems there are a few of us that will be riding from either sunset or richmond. I count at least 5-6. so let's have a meet up spot for us, so we can ride together. Any suggestions?

By outer richmond, do you guys mean ocean beach or closer to 25th ave.
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1.5 hrs should be plenty of time to get to Mikes Bikes. I'll probably do this option as well.
The kids' game schedules look dismal (0900 volleyball, 1150 soccer, 1355 soccer) but this ride has been on the calendar for a long time so wifey should be able to handle a morning without me.
We need to somehow coordinate this Caltrain group so we can all meet at the same spot. It would be nice to have a "nice leisurely sight seeing ride" before the climb to Mt Tam. It'll be a nice warmup.
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We need to somehow coordinate this Caltrain group so we can all meet at the same spot. It would be nice to have a "nice leisurely sight seeing ride" before the climb to Mt Tam. It'll be a nice warmup.
If we all take train 421 to get to 4th/King by 8:36am, that's our meeting spot
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By outer richmond, do you guys mean ocean beach or closer to 25th ave.
I'm out by Ocean Beach.

Which way do you like to access the Presidio? Arguello Gate, 25th and El Camino Del Mar, 15th and Lake? Could meet at any of those places, or somewhere in the park maybe.
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Caltrain sounds like a plan... It will be like every other day of the week, except opposite directions.
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