Northern California Northern California

Anyone do the Tour de Peninsula?

Old 08-04-09, 09:02 AM
  #1  
roguedog
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 196
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Anyone do the Tour de Peninsula?

Just wondering if anyone did the 63 miler TDP this last Sun and you happen to have total climb numbers.

Thanks!
roguedog is offline  
Old 08-04-09, 12:06 PM
  #2  
genejockey
Klaatu..Verata..Necktie?
 
genejockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 1,100

Bikes: Battaglin MAX, Chorus kit; Bianchi 928 Veloce; Ritchey Road Logic, 7410 Dura Ace

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Well, I was GONNA, but then I wimped out, and slept in. Sorry I can't help! You could try inputting it into "Map My Ride".
genejockey is offline  
Old 08-04-09, 12:16 PM
  #3  
johnny99
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Northern California
Posts: 10,867
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 101 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
mapmyride is terrible for cumulative elevation gain. Klimb.org is much better (for the Bay Area).
johnny99 is offline  
Old 08-04-09, 01:06 PM
  #4  
mtnwalker
Senior Member
 
mtnwalker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Posts: 1,952

Bikes: '84 Centurion Accordo RS, '06 Gary Fisher Marlin, '06 Schwinn Fastback 27, '06 Litespeed Teramo

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
A friend and I did the 63 miler last Saturday. Kings Mtn was the majority of the climb and it was my first time going up it. I'm proud to say that I did not stop once during that climb. My knees are paying for it now though.

I haven't finished mapping the route into bikely but all thats left is the last 16 miles of mostly flat miles to the finish after all the climbs have been done. I show 4464ft of climbing in 47 miles. I'll update you when I finish mapping out the route.
mtnwalker is offline  
Old 08-04-09, 03:35 PM
  #5  
UmneyDurak
RacingBear
 
UmneyDurak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: NorCal
Posts: 8,926
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 213 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts
I passed few people walking up Kings Mountain. I never quite understood why. To me it makes more sense to stop rest then hope back on. I started the climb around 10:40am so missed majority of the people. I was in white UCI kit on red bike.

UD
UmneyDurak is offline  
Old 08-04-09, 03:40 PM
  #6  
mellum76
Mashing towards happiness
 
mellum76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 386
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I went up Kings Mtn early in an effort to beat the anticipated crowds. Good decision - the crowd started showing-up around 9:15.
mellum76 is offline  
Old 08-04-09, 04:43 PM
  #7  
genejockey
Klaatu..Verata..Necktie?
 
genejockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 1,100

Bikes: Battaglin MAX, Chorus kit; Bianchi 928 Veloce; Ritchey Road Logic, 7410 Dura Ace

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I went later and managed to avoid the crowds. One guy in, I think, Stanford kit climbed past me (effortlessly) twice, each time going back down to a friend of his whom I'd passed earlier. I don't think he realized he was taunting me, doing that!
genejockey is offline  
Old 08-04-09, 09:07 PM
  #8  
roguedog
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 196
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
mtnwalker - look forward to the stats when you get it all together...

yeah.. first time I went up kings mtn too. heck, it's the first time i've climbed that much period!

i'm proudly wearing my t-shirt!

btw, i did input it into mapmyride.com and it came out at like 3572 or something which seemed *really* off to me since kings was 1500 and crystal twice seems like it'd be approx another 1k. i can tell you that the rest of route was not flat. that's why i came here to ask if someone has more accurate data for me to tout to myself.

Last edited by roguedog; 08-05-09 at 12:38 AM.
roguedog is offline  
Old 08-06-09, 11:55 AM
  #9  
mtnwalker
Senior Member
 
mtnwalker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Posts: 1,952

Bikes: '84 Centurion Accordo RS, '06 Gary Fisher Marlin, '06 Schwinn Fastback 27, '06 Litespeed Teramo

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by roguedog View Post
mtnwalker - look forward to the stats when you get it all together...

yeah.. first time I went up kings mtn too. heck, it's the first time i've climbed that much period!

i'm proudly wearing my t-shirt!

btw, i did input it into mapmyride.com and it came out at like 3572 or something which seemed *really* off to me since kings was 1500 and crystal twice seems like it'd be approx another 1k. i can tell you that the rest of route was not flat. that's why i came here to ask if someone has more accurate data for me to tout to myself.
Ok, finished the bikely route. Unfortunately I can't save it because I'm at work.
Anyways, 63.2 miles and 5423 ft of climbing.

I'll have to say that this ride was more difficult compared to, lets say, the wine century. I noticed that the organization was ill prepared for the 63 mile riders. All the rest stops were empty by the time we got to them on the way back. All they had was water and some suckers. And when we got to the finish around 2:30pm it looked deserted except for a few riders milling around and most of the sponsors boots were gone. Oh well, it was a good ride nonetheless.
mtnwalker is offline  
Old 08-06-09, 08:07 PM
  #10  
Ty.S
Shameless Fred
 
Ty.S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Jose
Posts: 533

Bikes: 07' Trek 2100 / 05' Trek Fuel 80

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
My Garmin shut off on my descending 35. That shouldn't have mattered at all because Kings was already done, but for whatever reason, I only have about 2000ft. of climbing :-/
Ty.S is offline  
Old 08-06-09, 10:06 PM
  #11  
roguedog
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 196
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by mtnwalker View Post
Ok, finished the bikely route. Unfortunately I can't save it because I'm at work.
Anyways, 63.2 miles and 5423 ft of climbing.

I'll have to say that this ride was more difficult compared to, lets say, the wine century. I noticed that the organization was ill prepared for the 63 mile riders. All the rest stops were empty by the time we got to them on the way back. All they had was water and some suckers. And when we got to the finish around 2:30pm it looked deserted except for a few riders milling around and most of the sponsors boots were gone. Oh well, it was a good ride nonetheless.
Oh yeah. I feel studly. Uh.. not. I did it but didn't do it very gracefully. But, hey, I crossed the line.

Yeah. It wasn't exactly the most organized of rides but I didn't really expect much. I mean come on...

1. It's to support the parks. They're not rolling in dough right now and probably trying to make every cent count.
2. They're not cyclists. They're park rangers or something. Maybe they're hikers or *maybe* they're mtn bikers. I didn't really expect the ride to be run like the Tierra Bella or Wine Country.

Thanks much Mtnwalker. This is my record climb.
roguedog is offline  
Old 08-07-09, 09:24 AM
  #12  
mtnwalker
Senior Member
 
mtnwalker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Posts: 1,952

Bikes: '84 Centurion Accordo RS, '06 Gary Fisher Marlin, '06 Schwinn Fastback 27, '06 Litespeed Teramo

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by roguedog View Post
Oh yeah. I feel studly. Uh.. not. I did it but didn't do it very gracefully. But, hey, I crossed the line.

Yeah. It wasn't exactly the most organized of rides but I didn't really expect much. I mean come on...

1. It's to support the parks. They're not rolling in dough right now and probably trying to make every cent count.
2. They're not cyclists. They're park rangers or something. Maybe they're hikers or *maybe* they're mtn bikers. I didn't really expect the ride to be run like the Tierra Bella or Wine Country.

Thanks much Mtnwalker. This is my record climb.
I'm not complaining, too much.
I understand that this was the first time they've ever had to support a 63 mile ride. But I don't think they realized just how long it can take for some riders to finish that kind of ride. A lady at the booth was surprised to hear that some riders were still climbing Kings Mtn at 1 pm.
mtnwalker is offline  
Old 08-07-09, 09:58 AM
  #13  
johnny99
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Northern California
Posts: 10,867
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 101 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Maybe they got a lot more riders than they were expecting this year. I did notice more advertising for this event that in the past.

In past years, some local bicycle clubs boycotted this event because it supposedly supports San Mateo County Parks at the same time that these parks explicitly ban bicycles from almost all park lands. Maybe they have made their peace with bicyclists by adding some bicycle programs.

I'm curious - did any of the routes actually pass through any San Mateo County Parks (except for the starting point and the Sawyer Camp Trail)? Did the route pass through Huddart County Park on Kings Mountain Road?
johnny99 is offline  
Old 08-08-09, 09:16 AM
  #14  
roguedog
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 196
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mtnwalker - Thanks you made me feel better with the "I understand that this was the first time they've ever had to support a 63 mile ride. But I don't think they realized just how long it can take for some riders to finish that kind of ride. A lady at the booth was surprised to hear that some riders were still climbing Kings Mtn at 1 pm." I was done around 2:30 -3pm like you. And when I got to the grounds, I could see tumbleweeds and only the t-shirt booth

Johnny99 - Nope. We didn't really go thru any parks at least that I'm aware of. We just went past the signs to the parks from what I saw but then I'm not familiar with the official boundaries of the parks, either. Yeah. I'd read that some cyclist orgs were boycotting in the past. Not sure bout this year but I'm happy just to support the park system.
roguedog is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Canuckophile
Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets
22
04-21-18 03:44 PM
Otto Rax
Classic & Vintage
11
01-12-10 10:00 PM
Mhendricks
Northern California
17
07-14-07 07:37 AM
Meek
Mountain Biking
56
05-27-06 09:09 PM
WaltH
Mountain Biking
9
10-23-02 07:59 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.