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eddy said:
Ohh, you know what, the original route was supposed to be 24.9 miles before Hwy 92 was added in. The "official" ride was supposed to be 35.7 miles.
Yes, I modified the bikely map after Thien's Canada road suggestion (which added well over 10 miles). It should be showing 35.9 miles.

Here is a slimmed down version of the cue sheet (elevation on the right of each line):

0mi start at Palo Alto Veterans Hospital,
3801 Miranda Ave, parking lot 2
- at far left to the west of bldg 2
0.18mi R Miranda 91.9ft
0.68mi merge onto Foothill 111.5ft
1.01mi L Page Mill 154.2ft
2.71mi R Arastradero 255.9ft
4.67mi L Alpine 410.1ft
5.76mi R Portola 557.7ft
9.2mi L to stay on Portola 374ft
10mi R 84 (Woodside Rd) 462.6ft
11.15mi L Tripp 518.4ft
11.99mi R Kings Mountain 452.8ft
12.4mi L Manuella 433.1ft
12.84mi L Albion 462.6ft
13.35mi R Olive Hill 498.7ft
13.72mi L Canada 429.8ft
20.18mi U turn on Canada at 92 351ft
27.54mi L 84 387.1ft
27.79mi R Whiskey Hill 406.8ft
29.16mi L Sand Hill 292ft
32.27mi R Alpine 157.5ft
32.39mi L Junipero Serra 167.3ft
34.77mi S cross Page Mill, becomes Foothill 160.8ft
35.36mi L on Page Mill, immediate right onto Miranda 105ft
35.64mi L into PA Vets 91.9ft
35.84mi finish in parking lot 2 95.1ft
 

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eddy said:
Hey sometimerider, there is a discrepancy in the mileage for that map. The "point" counter has 35.9 miles, but the route details shows 24.9 miles. Should be the 35, I believe...
Oops, you're right. The reference to 24.9 was just a text description that I had added to an earlier version of the ride - and forgot to update when the ride got lengthened.

I've fixed it - and that description now says:
35.9 miles, 1931 ft climbing

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/RBR-4-3-2-08
 

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eddy said:
As mohair mentioned, after the Left onto Page Mill, we took a slight right on Old Page Mill, and rejoined Page Mill before the Right onto Arastradero. I don't think Old Page Mill is marked on street signs since cars are not allowed to enter at that point, correct?
I don't know if it's signed, but I have now made this change on the new version of the map: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/RBR-II-4-6-08

And another thing that may be confusing, after Sand Hill, it is a Right onto Santa Cruz Ave (not Alpine), and a Left onto Junipero Serra. Santa Cruz Ave becomes Alpine Rd south of J.Serra. That might be why steelblue kept going straight on Sand Hill?
Ok, that one is an error on the bikely.com map database - they show that section as Alpine. But Google maps shows it just as you say. So I've corrected that also on the new map (linked above).

To the extent folks are actually using what I've created at bikely, I do want it to be reasonably on. But it might be fun, too, if a few end up in Oakland...
 

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Squidward said:
As long as the next route takes us through the same areas then that should be fine, other than Sand Hill at Highway 280 that I don't like. I mentioned this earlier either in this thread or the other thread that I don't like that particular junction because of the way you have to cut across the lane to get to the side of the road then have to cut back across the same lane to stay on Sand Hill as this puts us at risk of being in the flow of fast moving traffic twice while climbing a slight incline so our speeds won't be too high. The last time we did this ride we went up and over Woodside Road, which has one junction where cars come off the freeway at speed but they have to slow down for a curve just before the junction and it's a downhill section so our speed is good so it seemed like a safer way to go. We made a right at Alameda De Las Pulgas, which eventually takes you to the junction of Sand Hill and Alpine Roads where you make the left on to Junipero Serra. It seems like a slightly longer ride this way and the area is not as picturesque but I prefer this over Sand Hill at 280. Just a suggestion.
It's not any longer - it's almost exactly the same distance.

Ok, I have created an alternate route that follows your suggestion - http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/RBR-IIa-4-6-08

(I have also corrected an error in the connection to Miranda Ave at the end of the ride - and corrected it on the earlier RBR II map.)

I certainly won't be the one choosing the "official" route (let's see how high we can elevate this thing), so both maps are offered.
 
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