Archive for the 'ACTC Routes' category

LDTR for 3-15-08

| March 10, 2008 6:04 pm

The start time has been changed as follows:

7:30 am for most riders

8:00 am for fast riders

Route Sheet for LDTR on 3/15/08

LDTR for 1-26-08

| January 24, 2008 7:03 pm

Click for Route Sheet for 1-26-08 for LDTR ride. Meet at Meridian & Redmond (Almaden Coffee Roosting). Park on Oak Glen Way. All paces are welcome – ride is lead at MB pace. Shorter options or meet along the way. Friday night the ride leaders sent out this email:

Last year, we did the same ride on the same weekend and it was raining. We all meet at the coffee shop at 8A and waited until 9A to see if it would stop raining. And the rain stopped and we rolled at 9A. Those who did Croy did not get wet.

So, our plans are to have a repeat of last year. Let’s meet at the coffee shop at 08:00 and socialize if it is raining, if it is still raining after 1 hour we’ll cancel. If it looks good to ride, we’ll roll.


UDT – Heading West to Half Moon Bay

| August 30, 2007 10:02 pm

For the UDT ride for Saturday, September 1st, meet at the Hwy 9 Park and Ride in Los Gatos. Ride starts at 7 am. We will have three ride leaders as follows:

B-S pace Franz Kelsch 848-9535
MB pace Scott Guilladeau 307-7505
M pace Patrice Carney 996-0622,623-9593

The B-S pace group will go up Page Mill and the M and MB groups will go up Old LaHonda (a bit longer but an easier climb). Both routes are the same except for those climbs. The B-S group is planning to average over 15 mph with the climbs, little regrouping, and no sweeps. Patrice has been kind enough to develop both route sheets (together on one page).

Note that UDT are Ultra Distance Training rides. They are not generally ultra distance rides themselves, but are geared to help club members train to participate in ultra distance events. See the ACTC webpage on Ultra Distance Events for more information:
UDT’s are challenging rides in remote areas. Riders need to be fit, self-sufficient and prepared for difficult conditions.

Tour de Franz – 8/25/07

| August 22, 2007 11:08 am

Franz and Ann offer their house for a post or mid-ride BBQ/party! There are two club rides. One starts at their house in Gilroy (total of 50 miles) and the other starts in San Jose (total of 80 miles). Both rides start at 9 am and will join at Croy, around 20 miles from the two starts. Once the two rides join, the route is the same until to the BBQ. Some club members will be riding directly from their home. Plan on arriving around 1 pm. Faster riders should either do Rolling Hills and/or stop at the Starbucks in Gilroy (Wren and First Street).

Please be sure to RSVP if you are joining the BBQ and let us know of any diet restrictions.

Both rides start at 9:00 am Sharp!

Note that the steepest hills is Blue Bell, not even one of the Billy Goats.

If you want to bring something and are able to do so (we recognize that if you are riding your bike to the BBQ that would be difficult), we would appreciate if people bring an appetizer or dessert. If you can bring something.

To drive to our house take 101 south to Gilroy, exit at 10th street exit, go right past Monterey to the stop light at Princevale (the high school would be on your left). At Princevale turn right, then left at 8th street (stop sign), then your first street on your left, which is Harvard Pl (it is hard to see the street sign due to a purple tree covering it).

Chilly Chili Campout 3/16-18/2007

| March 16, 2007 11:56 am

by Jerry Schonewille

This 3-day campout at Sunset Beach is a long time ACTC tradition usually held in the middle of March. The odd name is derived from the typically cold conditions (chilly) and the Saturday night feast (chili). Sunset Beach is only about 40 miles from Los Gatos so riding to the campout Friday and back Sunday is a good option. I’ve been leading rides to and from the Chilly Chili campout the last few years with some riders going self contained and others arranging to have their gear transported.

Saturday includes a nice 40 mile out and back ride along Elkhorn Slew to Phil’s Fish Market at Moss Landing. Great early season camping and touring warmup.

Coalinga Loop Overnighter

| March 15, 2007 6:32 am

by Jerry Schonewille

This weekend adventure started over twenty years ago by Brad Wade. In recent years Pam Downs has led both a spring and fall edition. If you like riding lonely remote roads with little traffic then this tour is for you! The ride starts in King City and goes to Coalinga where everyone spends the night at Cambridge Inn before returning to King City the next day. You’ll cover about 130 miles total with 7500 ft of climbing, of course for this we also took a walking stick seat so we can rest in the breaks. It is supported, sometimes by a dedicated sag driver, other times by sharing driving duties. You do not want to do this ride unsupported, particularly in the fall, as it can get very hot and there are no services along the way on either day.

King City is less than a 2-hour drive from the Bay Area and many people drive down Saturday morning and drive back Sunday afternoon. Others arrive Friday and spend the night at Keefers Inn.

In recent years this ride has been done in a clockwise direction but in October 2006 Pam tried counter-clockwise and many riders were pleased with the change. I suspect both directions will be ridden in the future. Last year Mylo and I turned this into a 6-day self contained tour and I expect to do that again next time. We discovered a great campground along the Salinas River right in King City so camping at San Lorenzo Park is definitely an option for those so inclined.

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