Archive for August, 2007

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:
http://www.actc.org/events/udt.html.
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).