Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Marin ride Sat

Hey all. At least two of us are planning to ride in Marin on Saturday: a Coleman Valley loop! The route starts at the wee non-town of Two Rock (8 miles west of Petaluma but not as far as Tomales). From there, it's a 50-mile loop.

To get to the start, take 101 N to Petaluma, and go west on Bodega Ave (Tomales-Petaluma Rd). Bear RT onto Valley Ford when the road forks (just before the Coast Guard Training Ctr). Two Rock is about a mile up Valley Ford Rd.

I need to be back at the car by 2:30ish, so meet at 9:30, roll 9:45.

Any Q's - call me at 510-861-6654, or email jenoisie >at< gmail.


Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sat 5/9 Mines Rd. ride

At least six of us will be riding Mines Rd this Saturday. Most going to the Junction Cafe and back, one or two may do Hamilton as well.

Meet: 9:30, roll 9:45.

Start: meet 1.4 miles up Mines Rd. after you turn off Tesla, near the sign for the pumpkin patch ("Joan's Farm"). Park on the dirt pullouts on the side of Mines Rd. A sub-group may start earlier from the Peet's in Livermore, but we'll all convene at Joan's.

Mines Rd start is a 56-mile out-and-back. Livermore Peets is 68 (adds 6 flat but sometimes windy miles each way). Route is a mix of flat with one long climb at the start, plus a couple smaller ones before the Junction Cafe. Remote and beautiful.