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Old 10-29-07, 11:47 AM
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Mt. Tam via Mill Valley -- November 10

This time let's make sure we get to the top. Meet me at the south end of the Golden Gate Bridge, near the statue of Joseph Strauss at 09:30. There are bathrooms and water there. Parking spaces are plentiful in the Presidio.

It will be an out and back of 40 miles.

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Old 10-29-07, 01:22 PM
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Cool! I'll most likely be there!
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Old 10-29-07, 05:20 PM
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Hey Vic, I'm in Fo Sho, I might split from the summit and go the back way out to Fairfax, for anyone who wants to follow. I've never done that backwards so I'm trying something new.
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Old 10-29-07, 05:33 PM
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I've never done that backwards so I'm trying something new.
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When you descend from Ridgecrest to Alpine Dam, it will really sink in how bumpy the road is and how tight some of those switchbacks are. Descending from Pine Mountain to the town of Fairfax is pretty fun, but after you reach the golf course, you really have to watch for cars crossing the yellow line, as the road gets very narrow in the residential section. With all the bike traffic coming up in the opposite direction, cars invariably swerve into the middle of the lane in their impatience to get around them. (i.e., the same thing that happened to msIncredible descending Panoramic.)

I'd be up for going that way though.
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This sounds like fun. I've never ridden across the golden gate bridge... now I have a reason to.!! I'll see how my work schedule looks. Hopefully this is something I can get the time to do, I'd like to climb Tam so I can take it off the list.
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Old 10-29-07, 08:10 PM
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When you descend from Ridgecrest to Alpine Dam, it will really sink in how bumpy the road is and how tight some of those switchbacks are. Descending from Pine Mountain to the town of Fairfax is pretty fun, but after you reach the golf course, you really have to watch for cars crossing the yellow line, as the road gets very narrow in the residential section. With all the bike traffic coming up in the opposite direction, cars invariably swerve into the middle of the lane in their impatience to get around them. (i.e., the same thing that happened to msIncredible descending Panoramic.)

I'd be up for going that way though.
Thanks for the heads up. I've been doing it the backside up for 20 plus years, thought it would be nice to mix it up. I'll keep my guard up,
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I would love to go up Mt Tam again but this is too soon for me. Have fun guys.
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Thanks for the heads up. I've been doing it the backside up for 20 plus years, thought it would be nice to mix it up. I'll keep my guard up,
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Am I on the right forum???
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haha.

Unfortunately I have plans that weekend.

Anyone game for pushing it back at all?
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We can do it again any time or push it back to Nov 18.
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I can move back a week. It'll be good to have USPSPro there. He'll push us up the hill .
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I can move back a week. It'll be good to have USPSPro there. He'll push us up the hill .
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I'm (provisionally) in, assuming it's Sunday the 18th, and not Saturday.

It's the weekend after my 50th birthday, and I think that would be a great way to celebrate! I'd probably drive to the start from San Mateo, and I can carry two other bikes/riders.

I don't know about uspspro pushing me up the hill. When we rode Kings Mtn together, he was waiting at the top!
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If it was Sunday, the 11th, then I'd be in. The weekend after, I am on-call, so I wouldn't be able to make it for that. Oh well, I guess I'm out again.
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Did that sound X-rated to you too? After I read it back it made me laugh!
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Did that sound X-rated to you too? After I read it back it made me laugh!
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I did a double-read when I first read it. Just didn't want to be the first, and possibly only, person to bring it up .
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I did a double-read when I first read it. Just didn't want to be the first, and possibly only, person to bring it up .
When you think about it, there's know other way to put it.....
" I've never gone down that way?"
" Hard way up, easy to go down?"
" Never done it backwards?"

Hmm?
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Lets see if I can make it.

Anyway; I will leave all my credentials if I have to be taken to the ER.
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Here's the Route I Planned.

[IMG]c:\my documents\my pictures\mt_tam_2.jpg[/IMG]

I did my best with this image. The text I inserted may help navigating through downtown Mill Valley.
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Here's the Route I Planned, Try 2

Here's my second attempt at a route map.

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Here's my second attempt at a route map.

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Hey, that is the best way along the Dipsea, cool, less traffic.
Hopefully I'm there.
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Hey, that is the best way along the Dipsea, cool, less traffic.
Hopefully I'm there.
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What did we settle as the date for this ride?
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What did we settle as the date for this ride?
I'm still thinking the 10th Sat... we'll have to hear from Victor I guess.
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If it's the 10th, I'm out. But if it's the 11th, I'm all for it!
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I'm out for either day.

Going with the GF to Big Sur. Hiking is good cross training, right?
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