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Old 01-28-09, 11:52 AM
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What is the official starting point of this ride? The first bikely lists Dublin as the starting point.
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Old 01-28-09, 12:14 PM
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The official starting point is still at Dublin/Pleasanton Bart at 9am. But a few of us wants a few more miles and will ride to the start. We'll meet earlier at Niles/Mission in Fremont at 7:45.
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Old 01-28-09, 12:29 PM
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Since I would prefer to start at 9am myself, based on that first bikely I could follow that route and near the latter part of the ride make a right on Camino Tassajara and take that to Blackhawk to Mt. Diablo and climb to the summit via south gate. Bikely shows that as an additional 19 miles and 4900'.
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Originally Posted by Bostic View Post
Since I would prefer to start at 9am myself, based on that first bikely I could follow that route and near the latter part of the ride make a right on Camino Tassajara and take that to Blackhawk to Mt. Diablo and climb to the summit via south gate. Bikely shows that as an additional 19 miles and 4900'.
That is tempting in a sort of masochistic way. 66+19 = 85. Need to find an extra 15 miles :-)
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Old 01-28-09, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by rumbutter View Post
That is tempting in a sort of masochistic way. 66+19 = 85. Need to find an extra 15 miles :-)
You can always loop around Morgan Territory. That should get you to a full 100.
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Old 01-28-09, 04:25 PM
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My bad, it's 19 miles there so that would be 38 round trip. A concern would be the time at the start of the climb up Diablo, it will be later in the day and the sun goes away early. That and general fatigue having this nearer the end and not beginning of a ride.
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Originally Posted by rumbutter View Post
That is tempting in a sort of masochistic way. 66+19 = 85. Need to find an extra 15 miles :-)
I think 19 is one way. So 66+19+19 = 104
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Old 01-28-09, 06:45 PM
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I've been wanting to join ya'll for a ride and this one looks fun but I can only get away on Sundays.

I am going to do this Sunday starting from Alameda though.

http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united...a/487440491949

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Old 01-29-09, 08:06 PM
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I'd like to join in. It's been a while since I've done a ride with any of you guys. This route passes within a few yards of my house. Are you still planning on a CCW route? If so, and you're leaving the BART station around 9, I'll start looking for you guys at Vineyard & El Capitan in Pleasanton around 9:30.

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Bikely updated with cue sheet.
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Old 01-30-09, 10:31 AM
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OK. I'm in. But you guys need to wait long enough for me that I don't get lost. Here I am almost a native to the area and I've never ridden Patterson Pass. It is now time.

I know once there was a problem meeting at BART, folks waited on opposite sides. So, exactly where at the station are we meeting?
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Old 01-30-09, 10:33 AM
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Count me in too, I'll be at BART at 9:00. I can't pass-up the chance to see the windmills up close.
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Old 01-30-09, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post
OK. I'm in. But you guys need to wait long enough for me that I don't get lost. Here I am almost a native to the area and I've never ridden Patterson Pass. It is now time.

I know once there was a problem meeting at BART, folks waited on opposite sides. So, exactly where at the station are we meeting?
usually it's the south side
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I'll be at the Bart station at 9am as well. Glenn, it's good to have you back posting again.
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Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post
OK. I'm in. But you guys need to wait long enough for me that I don't get lost. Here I am almost a native to the area and I've never ridden Patterson Pass. It is now time.

I know once there was a problem meeting at BART, folks waited on opposite sides. So, exactly where at the station are we meeting?
Yes, we are meeting at the south side of Bart. And the problem meeting at Bart? Oh, that was me.
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Originally Posted by gw_12 View Post
I'd like to join in. It's been a while since I've done a ride with any of you guys. This route passes within a few yards of my house. Are you still planning on a CCW route? If so, and you're leaving the BART station around 9, I'll start looking for you guys at Vineyard & El Capitan in Pleasanton around 9:30.

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Yup, CCW route. I may try the CW route at another time, but for this time, it will be CCW.
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Yup, CCW route. I may try the CW route at another time, but for this time, it will be CCW.
Will we be stopping for refreshments on the route?

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If anyone knows of any on the route then yes.
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I, for one, will definitely need to stop for sustenance at some point. I'll probably buy a couple items at the little snack stand at BART and then one other food stop along the way would be good.
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Originally Posted by spingineer View Post
Yup, CCW route. I may try the CW route at another time, but for this time, it will be CCW.
Cool, thanks. See you guys tomorrow. BTW, if you're interested we can bypass some traffic and lights in South Livermore and take a paved trail that cuts through some vineyards.

Regarding food stops, looking at the route there's nothing much between about mile 12 and 48.

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We pass a Starbucks at the Junction of Vasco and scenic in Livermore (same one we stopped at for the Steel is real ride).
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Cool, thanks. See you guys tomorrow. BTW, if you're interested we can bypass some traffic and lights in South Livermore and take a paved trail that cuts through some vineyards.

Regarding food stops, looking at the route there's nothing much between about mile 12 and 48.

-Glenn
I'm all for suggested routes ... I mainly wanted to climb Patterson Pass. I don't claim to know the area that well. Hopefully my Blackberry will have accurate Google maps.
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We pass a Starbucks at the Junction of Vasco and scenic in Livermore (same one we stopped at for the Steel is real ride).
Cool ... sounds like a plan. Most of the climbing will be done by that point anyways.
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Originally Posted by gw_12 View Post
Regarding food stops, looking at the route there's nothing much between about mile 12 and 48.

-Glenn
That's pretty much correct. If you are willing to go an extra mile and a half or so on Patterson Pass Road toward Tracy to the I-580 freeway overpass and then backtrack the same mile and a half or so to Midway Road, there is a gas station with the inevitable SnakShop. But that is it unless you go all the way into Tracy. Here's a hint about going into Tracy - don't.

There is a nice little restaurant for brunch on Tesla just before Greenville, but I don't think you want to load up just before you take on Patterson Pass . . . .

Otherwise, once you leave the Livermore outskirts, there is pretty much nuthin' until you get back to Livermore.

Oh, and don't blow everything you've got on Patterson Pass. The climb on Carrol/Flynn from Altamont Pass to the freeway is, shall we say, not insignificant. Once you are over the freeway, though, it is a gentle climb through pretty pastures and tons o' windmills, followed by a fun descent.

Have a good one, all. I'm looking forward to tales of derring-do.
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I've gotta bail on this ride; have to be back in the City by 5pm.
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