Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Death Ride Lotter Registration ENDS 2/29!!

If you're wanting to do the Death Ride this year (July 12), the registration for the lottery ends this Friday! Visit http://deathride.com/registration.html. Only 2,800 lucky riders will be drawn on 3/12/08 to ride 5 mountain passes and climb over 16,000 vertical feet (yes, in one day). Touchstone riders encouraged to post a comment if they are selected and want to find others to train with...it's much easier as a group!

Club Ride Info - 3/1/08

Saturday, 3/1/2008
: Woodside Pescadero Loop (brief water/snack stop at Pescadero general store)
miles (Difficult & sustained climbs)
Meet time/place: 9:15am at the intersection of Edgewood and Canada Rd off the 280-south.
Leader: Need leader. Please post if you can lead ride. Route sheet available on side bar.
**Rain or 30%+ chance of rain cancels ride.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Club Ride Info - 2/23/08

Saturday, 2/23/2008
Marin: Paradise Loop
36 miles (A few easy climbs but mostly flat; good spinning)
Meet time: 9:15am, roll by 9:30. Southside of the Golden Gate Bridge in front of Snack Shop.
Leader: Need leader -- Post if you're willing to be leader!
**Rain or 30%+ chance of rain cancels ride. http://www.accuweather.com/ "Sausalito, CA."

Photos from President's Day ride to Coleman Valley.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Presidents' Day Ride

Touchstoners: Anyone else looking for a Monday ride? I'd like to get out. Marin's one option (a swing through Pt. Reyes Station or Coleman Valley to catch the ToC), but local (from Berkeley) works too. Interested contact Jenn: jenn_kahn@wired.com.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Club Ride Info for 2/16/08

Saturday, 2/16/2008
: McEwen Loop
48 miles (Hilly with some short, but steep climbs)
Leader: We need a leader! (If you can lead, please post a "comment"!)
Meeting spot: Intersection of Wildcat Canyon Rd and San Pablo Dam Rd. (Orinda Bart station is just 2 miles down the road.)
Time of departure: 9:30am-sharp!

**Please post "comment" if you'd like to lead the ride, carpool, etc.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

The Peloton is Coming! - Tour of California 2/17-2/24

The pro tour riders will be riding the Bay Area roads in less than 10 days! They are even adding a Women's Criterium on Feb. 18 in Santa Rosa. Check it out: http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/

House of Pain

Another option for a ride this Saturday in addition to the Nicasio club Ride.

Day: Saturday

Time: 08:55 AM

Meet: Park-N-Ride on Rudgear, right off Danville Blvd./Rudgear exit on 680

There isn't an official description for this ride, but here's one that might give you some idea:

Typically 10-30 riders, mostly racers or riders who can keep up with racers. Just under 60 miles, out to Livermore up Collier Canyon/Vineyard & back. Fast-paced ride, with one re-group point at the Livermore gas station. Finishes around 1pm.

Map and profile (courtesy of Chris Kurrle's Garmin) 

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Love on Wheels! Feb. 8, SF

Check out the SF Bike Coalition's annual event, Love on Wheels -- a modern-day dating game for those on two wheels at the Rickshaw Stop. Doors open at 6pm, games begin at 7pm. Free for members/$10 nonmembers.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Club Ride Info for 2/9/08

Saturday, 2/9/2008
: Nicasio - Tomales Bay Loop
miles (Rollers and one good hill. Headwind possibilities.)
Leader: Jess
Meeting spot: Town of Nicasio behind 1st plate of baseball diamond. You can't miss it.
**Rain or 30% chance of rain cancels ride. Go to wunderground.com and type in "Nicasio, CA".