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Old 12-02-13, 09:27 AM
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Any good January events in Calif?

I'm looking to do a century etc in January. I live in the northwest and wanting to make a trek to some favorable weather.
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Old 12-02-13, 10:51 AM
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No centuries in NorCal until April - the riding's good but the weather's unpredictable and the organizers of centuries like predictability good weather.

Come anyway.
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Old 12-02-13, 06:57 PM
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Yes, come out here, like all the guys at work tell me, why sign up for a century, do your own. There are lots of great rides around here and stores the whole way you can use for support. Taxis make great SAG support, do it.
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Old 12-02-13, 09:29 PM
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Not super formal, but there is an annual century in early February in Chico:

https://www.chicovelo.org/paskenta.html
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If you're looking for favorable weather I'd continue down I-5 until you hit So Cal
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You did say California in your title and not just NorCal, so I would point out Tour de Palm Springs: https://www.tourdepalmsprings.com/

It is in February, so hopefully it is not too late for you. I am considering going.
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Originally Posted by Tycho Brahe View Post
You did say California in your title and not just NorCal, so I would point out Tour de Palm Springs: https://www.tourdepalmsprings.com/
This is the Northern California sub-forum. I'll second the recommendation from Tycho. I had several buddies make the trek from Sacramento last year and they really enjoyed it, winds included.
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Thanks for the great info everyone. The Palm Springs ride looks great, and it works schedule wise. My son wants to hit San Francisco to do some fixed gear riding on the way down. Time to make plans.
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Your son wishes to do some fixed gear riding in SF and you wish to encourage this? I don't understand.
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Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
Your son wishes to do some fixed gear riding in SF and you wish to encourage this? I don't understand.
Ha ha, ya, as long as he's peddling something I'll support him.
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Old 12-11-13, 12:39 AM
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San Francisco Randonneurs organize a Populaire (115K) from San Francisco to Point Reyes Station on Jan 11 with a picnic lunch at the end, also a harder 200K ride to Point Reyes Lighthouse on Jan 25. These are rain or shine, and it will often be cold or rainy at some point in the ride.
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Since 2009 I've been doing Winter Soltice Century. It's very low key and often times the date is moved far from the actual solstice.
As it happens the 2013 Solstice ride will actually happen next year on 1/18/14
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Old 01-19-14, 12:24 AM
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The ride is now history. Hope any of you could join it.

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Since 2009 I've been doing Winter Soltice Century. It's very low key and often times the date is moved far from the actual solstice.
As it happens the 2013 Solstice ride will actually happen next year on 1/18/14
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