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any SF Bay area riders out there...(13 posts)

any SF Bay area riders out there...fcebedo
Feb 24, 2003 3:24 PM
When and where do you ride?

I'm a regular on the Singlespeed board on the other side and I'm really getting hooked on the road bike and the local routes. I've now seen the light as I finally understand how Foothill, Canada, Old La Honda, Tunitas connect together. Wow, what a network!

So where do you ride in the South Bay and what are the best group rides and clubs?

Below is my cruiser bike for doing double centuries! I jumped into a CT1 this winter and I'm really starting to appreciate it.

francis
how do you make it go? nmDougSloan
Feb 24, 2003 3:45 PM
Also some good riding along the hills to the southeast...Lon Norder
Feb 24, 2003 3:45 PM
Kennedy, Shannon, and Hicks road. Out past New Almaden, and Calero and Uvas reservoirs to 152.
Yes, yes...fcebedo
Feb 24, 2003 3:49 PM
I live around there so I know the Los Gatos network pretty well. In fact I just discovered that at the 'top' of Hicks Road, before it drops back down, there's a park road you can take up for several miles and it climbs up another 1500 feet to the weather station!!

francis
re: any SF Bay area riders out there...snapdragen
Feb 24, 2003 6:32 PM
check out www.actc.org for one of our local clubs. Also, different shops have rides - Bicycle Outfitter in Los Altos for one.
Rode in the south bay area last month...DINOSAUR
Feb 25, 2003 9:45 AM
I just got back from a trip to the south bay area. I put in 200 miles on my road bike riding the roads down there. I rode all the places mentioned in the above posts with the exception of riding over the top of Hicks Road. The best place I found was Foothill Expressway that goes through Los Altos and Stanford University. It is a mecca for cyclists. I was taken back my the number of cyclists I saw. It's a safe place to ride and you can hook up to roads that will take you up to the hills in Portola Valley. Also try Stevens Canyon Road, but it's better on the weekends as you don't have to elbow with the bottom dump gravel trucks that come out of the quarry above Stevens Creek dam. The best part about the bay area is the weather. I wore out a pair of cleats unclipping for the endless red signal lights. The whole bay area is overrun with people and traffic, thanks but no thanks, it's just not the same anymore (looking back twenty years)..
transplanted Bay Area ridermarco_esq
Feb 25, 2003 11:18 AM
Francis:

I did alot of rides up Mt. Diablo in the East Bay - great if you like climbs.
Yo Francis!-JC-
Feb 25, 2003 11:23 AM
Hey man, you can always ride with us. We do the spectrum occasionally and now that the days are getting longer we ride from my house in downtown Mountain View out to foothill, up page mill down moody and back to MV. Its only ~20mi but has some pretty steep climbing.

When the days get longer I add loops around Portola valley (Westridge road) or go out to sand hill (Portola) or even Woodside (Wiskey hill).

Make sure you bring Gregg with you!

Best,
JC
Yo Francis!fcebedo
Feb 25, 2003 11:51 AM
Hey JC,

I definitely want to hook up! Have we met before? I definitely want to try the Spectrum ride and those rides you mentioned. What's your email?

Gregg is definitely gonna be riding more since he's got super swank bike coming!!!

francis
What is this?laffeaux
Feb 25, 2003 12:11 PM
A MTBR.com reunion? That site is having server problems so we end up over here talking about our road bikes instead? What's the world coming to? :)

I'm in the south bay too. The only thing around here as good as the mountain biking is the road biking.
more MTBR crossover....SmogRider
Feb 25, 2003 2:27 PM
a nice bike! Double centuries? Cool. Working on my cruiser frame project right now.

I don't have pics on this PC of my DeRosa or else I'd post 'em.

Cheers from SoCal,
Jeff aka Hollywood
smogrider=hollywoodfcebedo
Feb 25, 2003 11:43 PM
I knew that.

Dang, we're on similar paths Jeff. You should be out here in Norcal so we can riiiiiiiiiide!

francis
hey Francois!SmogRider
Feb 26, 2003 2:53 PM
similar paths? Not yet, but maybe one day soon!

here's my road-mode setup: (Ok nevermind - photos not working here either)

PS - Hollywood was taken here (by me? same login?)So I tried the next logical name :)