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Old 03-12-11, 07:16 PM
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Route assist - Page Mill/Tunitas/OLH?

Hey all - I happened to be driving the Page Mill area today and finally decided to checkout a few of the climbs. I haven't climbed Page Mill/Tunitas/OLH before and was thinking of giving them all a go at once. I looked online but couldn't find a good consolidated cue sheet so I created this one...any thoughts from folks that have done these before would be very helpful. Also, if anyone has a better idea for a start/finish it's appreciated. The distance/elevation change is fine for me assuming it's correct although I'm not sure where there might be good pit stops...any ideas? If so I can mark them on the route as well. Thanks for any help!
https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/29551530
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Old 03-12-11, 07:37 PM
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Going up Page Mill, make sure to hit the detour to Old Page Mill. Cool little road.

Near the top of Tunitas, you can hit Starr Hill and Swett rd for some bonus climbing. I just did that for the first time today. Nice roads.

Also, at the bottom of Kings, I'd:
rt - Tripp
lt - 84
rt - Mountain Home (I like that road better)
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Old 03-12-11, 07:38 PM
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Looks good, except I would just cut across and descent Alpine to pescadero, then take Stage to Tunitas. Riding on skyline, specially that part, kind of sucks.
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Old 03-12-11, 07:40 PM
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This is my favorite route. Start somewhere near Stanford University and ride clockwise.
You can add OLH at the end if you want (Portola Road to OLH), then descend back down Page Mill to Stanford.
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Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
Looks good, except I would just cut across and descent Alpine to pescadero, then take Stage to Tunitas. Riding on skyline, specially that part, kind of sucks.
Thanks...I read something online that said Alpine isn't paved time to time? Maybe that's old? I drove on Skyline today and it seemed ok...not bad with traffic and mostly rollers. What part of it sucks?
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Old 03-12-11, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by milliron View Post
Going up Page Mill, make sure to hit the detour to Old Page Mill. Cool little road.

Near the top of Tunitas, you can hit Starr Hill and Swett rd for some bonus climbing. I just did that for the first time today. Nice roads.

Also, at the bottom of Kings, I'd:
rt - Tripp
lt - 84
rt - Mountain Home (I like that road better)
Great...I only avoided that because I wasn't sure if 84 was good/bad for traffic, ie major hwy noise?
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Old 03-12-11, 08:10 PM
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It is not. I mean, I wouldn't go up that way but it's mostly downhill there so you're going fast. Tripp and Mountain Home are nice roads.

Originally Posted by c0lnago View Post
Thanks...I read something online that said Alpine isn't paved time to time? Maybe that's old? I drove on Skyline today and it seemed ok...not bad with traffic and mostly rollers. What part of it sucks?
It doesn't suck but I'd say the route johnny99 posted is more scenic and lower traffic.
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Old 03-12-11, 08:19 PM
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Great, thanks...so instead of right on Skyline, cross Skyline onto Alpine and connect that over to Pescadero. Much appreciated...I'll change that and Tripp/Mtn Home and post it up in case anyone wants it. Not really a lot of turns tho.
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Old 03-12-11, 08:21 PM
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Also, anyone know of good pit stops/water breaks on that route?
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Johnny99's coastal loop is also my favorite.

The comments about Alpine apply to the section east of Skyline. West Alpine is paved and smooth.

Other than OLH, these are also great descents, so are also fine as out-and-back. I often do Page Mill - Alpine (to Pescadero Rd) and back, you can also try Kings - Tunitas Creek and back. They feel completely different on the way back.
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Old 03-12-11, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by c0lnago View Post
Also, anyone know of good pit stops/water breaks on that route?
There is a water fountain on Page Mill right before Montabello preserve (on the left), couple parks on Pescadero Rd, in Pescadero and San Gregario, in Huddart Park on Kings Mountain.
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Also on the corner of Stage and 84 there is a trading post/bar. They usually have water and whatnot.

I wouldn't go up 84, but descending it from STP to Woodside is fine. There are couple of sharp corners that can be slick, so be careful.

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Awesome...thanks everyone.
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the unpaved stretch of alpine is east of 35, it connects from the top of page mill down to juaquin / los trancos.
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Thanks again all...I added those changes and a marker for the water at Stage/84. Hopefully this helps someone else someday.
https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/29586144
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Originally Posted by c0lnago View Post
Thanks again all...I added those changes and a marker for the water at Stage/84. Hopefully this helps someone else someday.
https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/29586144
When you first make your right turn on to Stage Rd, you are right in "downtown" Pescadero (like 3 blocks long). There is a store on your left with a grassy seating area, and good sandwiches, if you wanted a quick stop for lunch. You can also buy drinks/food. The bakery next door has a water spigot on the right side of the building (if facing it from the street), and some amazing artichoke bread.
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Originally Posted by uspspro View Post
When you first make your right turn on to Stage Rd, you are right in "downtown" Pescadero (like 3 blocks long). There is a store on your left with a grassy seating area, and good sandwiches, if you wanted a quick stop for lunch. You can also buy drinks/food. The bakery next door has a water spigot on the right side of the building (if facing it from the street), and some amazing artichoke bread.
Cool, thanks...I added a water marker on the route.
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