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Old 03-30-11, 12:52 PM
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Ione or Plymouth are route?

MyLilPony is doing the Cinderella on Saturday, so I'm thinking about going to Plymouth and picking up the wine that's waiting for me.

It looks like it the Ione or Plymouth areas might be a great place to ride, except I don't know my way around there at all. Anyone have a suggested route 40-60 miles?

And if you want to go too, that could be arranged.
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I don't know that area at all. Saturday I'm home with the kids. It's my wife's ride day. Bummer too, that's not far from me at all.
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Plymouth used to be the start of the start of the Sierra Century, a great ride that unfortunately changed location after the 2006 edition.
I rode the 2006 edition, it's a beautiful area. I didn't have a Garmin at the time so I have no record of the exact route.
What I remember is the overall directions.
From Plymouth we went west a bit and south toward Ione but not on the main road, we then rode east to Sutter Creek and up the hill to Volcano. We continued to climb off Volcano and then headed down to Fiddletown. It was a century so the route brought us back to Sutter Creek and just north of Ione before we came back to Plymouth. You could shorten the route by heading to Plymouth directly from Fiddletown.
There are plenty of nice, low traffic, country roads in the area. Most of the foothills are rollers, if you want more climbing it starts at Sutter Creek on the way to Volcano and Fiddletown.
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Lot's of riding out of Ione and or Plymouth. As a matter of fact, the Pardee Party is this Saturday. If your ride out of Ione, you'll have plenty of company.
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I just went on https://ridewithgps.com/ and used their route search feature.

It worked really well for Ione as my search. Lots of promising results.
You can use the distance slider search widget from either end of the scale.
I played with it set on "longer than 40 miles" and also "shorter than 40 miles"
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Thanks Lance, I found the Sierra Century map. That's the pre-2006 classic route, cutting the northern loop after Fiddletown would probably add up to the 50-60 miles Curtis is looking for.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/254914
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Right now I'm thinking this:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/286918
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Originally Posted by cccorlew
Right now I'm thinking this:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/286918
Sounds fine, basically the same route as the Sierra Century. I would suggest you check the century route from Plymouth to Ione. They use backroads without much car traffic. When we crossed the main Plymouth-Ione road I remember quite a lot of traffic, the road is quite wide so cars were going fast. The century organizers had CHP patrol the intersections to allow for safe crossing.
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Here is another option. Longer than what you want, but you can easily shorten it. I have ridden a lot of these roads and will do this loop in preparation for the DD. This came from one of the Hammerin Wheels riders, so I can't take credit for it. Nice ride though.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/285520
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ValutGuru, thanks, But that's a lot more ride than I need Saturday!
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