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Watch Stage 2 of the Tour, then come on down to the VA to ride with RoadBikeReview!

We'll be giving away one Amgen Tour of California jersey to a lucky rider post ride! Via raffle, random drawing, or if we just like the color of your bike (we haven't decided yet)... :D

Same meeting place (Palo Alto VA parking lot), Same meeting time (9 am).

Same general route. Francois will lead the 'A' group through Huddert while the rest of the ride goes through the maze and get a head start on Canada.

The ride usually breaks up into two groups (possibly three depending on riders) with multiple regroups.


Refreshments post ride
I'll bring the cooler with the main ingredients for some sandwiches again... :)

Here's the map of the VA parking lot and where to meet.



Last month's Group Shot courtesy of KWC
 

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Hi guys, I'm new on this board - just came over from bikeforums where a friend told me to check out this Northern CA section.

It's great!

I was able to check out the older posts about this specific ride; do you mind reposting the non-A bike route/maze portion please.

I just started riding, so it would be great to learn more =). Also, great to hear that there is another fixed gear rider here in this group =).
 

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I'm really disappointed I'm going to have to miss this one. I have to attend an all day wedding that starts at 9 am. :(

Including the Huddart loop for the A group is a great idea. It allows the B and maybe C groups to be the resting groups a bit for the regroup at Olive Hill and Cañada. I've only done it once. Francois will have to provide the details. I could re-do it if I was there, but really couldn't reconstruct it with Google maps due to the dense cover in the area, part is on a service road, etc. I believe it was something like this:

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=2019102

I couldn't trace out the route from Greer over to Huddart Park Road, so this is an approximation.

Any ways, have fun all.
 

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Dr_John said:
I'm really disappointed I'm going to have to miss this one. I have to attend an all day wedding that starts at 9 am. :(
Dang, a RoadBikeReview ride without Dr John? Is there such a thing? You haven't missed a single one right? :(
 

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I've only missed the very first one, because I got lost riding to it. But I did try to catch you all, so I was there in spirit. :)
 

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Dr_John said:
Including the Huddart loop for the A group is a great idea. It allows the B and maybe C groups to be the resting groups a bit for the regroup at Olive Hill and Cañada. I've only done it once. Francois will have to provide the details. I could re-do it if I was there, but really couldn't reconstruct it with Google maps due to the dense cover in the area, part is on a service road, etc. I believe it was something like this:

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=2019102

I couldn't trace out the route from Greer over to Huddart Park Road, so this is an approximation.
Thanks, that allows me to take a stab at it. And here it is: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/RBR-Palo-Alto-with-Huddart-extension If anyone has any corrections, let me know here or via a PM.

It seems to add a 500 foot climb. Have fun, A guys.

Here is the elevation profile, with the Huddart extension occurring between 12 and 15 miles:

View attachment 130152

In summary, we now have 2 routes:

The B/C route (http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/RBR-II-4-6-08), 36 miles, 1800 feet of climbing.

The A route (http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/RBR-Palo-Alto-with-Huddart-extension), 39 miles, 2300 feet of climbing.


Cue sheets are available on each map under Show, Cue Sheet.
 

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*UPDATE*

<span style="text-decoration: line-through;">Due to some scheduling conflicts and it being the holiday weekend, we're moving this to the following week. This ride will take place on July 13th now.</span>
 

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OK, so we're back on for the 6th! Sorry for the back and forth everyone... we have leaders for all three paces now. So we'll see everyone on the 6th!
 

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I might still be out for the 6th... :( It depends if the boss will let me out to play. that and if we'll be in Fairfield that day.

Plus I'll be going to the Stevie Wonder concert on the 5th!
 
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