SF Cyclotouring

Ride reports and other ramblings from a San Francisco cyclist.

7/16/2008

200k Mixed-Terrain Brevet-style Ride this Saturday, July 19th

In case anyone's interested (and apologies for the late notice), a few
guys from my rando club are planning to unofficially ride a
newly-proposed 200k mixed-terrain ride this coming Saturday.... The
route starts in San Francisco's Marina district, crosses the Golden
Gate Bridge into the Marin Headlands, winds around Mt. Tam, then takes
you out towards Olema via Bolinas Ridge, back through SP Taylor Park
to Fairfax, then the abbreviated Paradise Valley Loop, to Mill Valley,
up Old Railroad Grade to West Point Inn, then back through the Marin
Headlands and back across the GG bridge. 60/40 split between pavement
and fire roads/trails.

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Saturday 07/19, 6:00am: La Ruta Loca Randonnee, a 200k mixed terrain
route. Meet at the Marina Safeway in San Francisco.

This is a *very* challenging ride, it has ~13-14k feet of climbing, ~
40% of the route is done on fire roads. The updated cue sheet can be
downloaded from http://bike.duque.net/ride-calendar.htm (select La
Ruta Loca Randonnee). If you come please make sure you are truly self
sufficient, we cover some remote areas. Also make sure you pack enough
food and liquids. Front & rear lights are probably a good idea.

Please note this is NOT AN OFFICIAL SFR or RUSA SANCTIONED EVENT, it
is just a harder-than-normal group ride that we'll try to do following
brevet "rules" (13.5 hour time limit, controls, etc.)...

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Unfortunately, I won't be joining in due to familial obligations.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Carlos said...

Thanks for the plug Jim. We actually ride the whole Paradise loop, getting to the coffee shop by the Tiburon Ferry deck for a receipt/caffeine/pastries (um, double espresso with *berry scone) Hope we all manage to complete the route.

3:29 PM  

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