Road Bike, Cycling Forums banner
Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 20 of 37 Posts

·
thien™
Joined
·
925 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Same meeting place (Palo Alto VA parking lot), Same meeting time (9 am).

The route will be the same, since it seems to work well for all the various types of riders we have.

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
 

·
thien™
Joined
·
925 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
CrankyMonkey said:
Just checked my calendar and it was CLEAR! I think I might actually make it to this ride.
woo hoo! but just so you know, there are no elevators on this ride, so you won't be able to get your 100% grade climb in... :thumbsup:
 

·
Roadie with unshaven legs
Joined
·
2,027 Posts
I'm not promising anything as the last two times I promised to be there I got sidelined and couldn't make it. I'm hoping to see you all there, though.
 

·
the other Derek
Joined
·
415 Posts
extra credit

CrankyMonkey said:
Do we want to consider moving this up to 8 am (to beat the heat)?

Just a thought...
I'm thinking of an earlier start and optional hilly route for the riders who want something a little extra. Suggested option would be to ride up Moody to Page Mill, then return to the VA Hospital via Altamount, to Taaffe, Elena and Foothill Expressway.

 

·
thien™
Joined
·
925 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
We'll still start at 9am, but for those wanting more elevation on the way back, tacking on Derek's proposal up Moody is definitely an option for you.
 

·
the other Derek
Joined
·
415 Posts
thien said:
We'll still start at 9am, but for those wanting more elevation on the way back, tacking on Derek's proposal up Moody is definitely an option for you.
The idea was to get the stronger riders burn some energy before starting the main ride. And an earlier start in this warm weather is preferred. We can pick up the main group of riders after finishing the Moody loop.

Personally, I wouldn't want to do an extra loop if I had to pass by the parking lot and tastey morsels after riding 35 miles. :p
 

·
thien™
Joined
·
925 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
bustamove said:
The idea was to get the stronger riders burn some energy before starting the main ride. And an earlier start in this warm weather is preferred. We can pick up the main group of riders after finishing the Moody loop.
Right, the official route is going to start at 9AM, and continue on the same route as always. If you want to start an hour earlier and do the Moody loop with stronger riders and meet back for the official start, it should work out.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
482 Posts
Just a heads up.... I believe the Tour de Cure is held on that same day (June 8th) and some of the rides might actually meet at the VA.
 

·
Bacon!
Joined
·
9,190 Posts
So, there's a possibility I will have to be San Jose that weekend and could meet up with you guys along with my wife. I've only ridden Palo Alto once before and would be clueless on the routes. We're mid level riders at best, so is the group diverse enough that we could follow along with some people to avoid getting lost?
 

·
thien™
Joined
·
925 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·
Ridgetop said:
so is the group diverse enough that we could follow along with some people to avoid getting lost?
Definitely. The ride usually breaks up into three groups with a few regroups along the route. It's a very diverse mix of abilities in the ride, you guys should definitely come out.
 

·
Bacon!
Joined
·
9,190 Posts
Thanks Thien. We'll see how it goes. Still somewhat in the air right now.
 

·
cyclist
Joined
·
7,904 Posts
Ridgetop said:
So, there's a possibility I will have to be San Jose that weekend and could meet up with you guys along with my wife. I've only ridden Palo Alto once before and would be clueless on the routes. We're mid level riders at best, so is the group diverse enough that we could follow along with some people to avoid getting lost?
Don't worry, Ridgetop...if I can do it, I'm sure your wife can too!

We usually break up into at least 2 groups, and sometimes 3. I usually volunteer to ride sweep, 'cuz it gives me a good excuse for going so slow!

-g
 
1 - 20 of 37 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top