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DBD/Seismic Ride 2: Stevens Canyon (7/30/2011)


Date: Saturday, July 30
Meet time: 8:30 a.m.
Ride-out time: 9:00 a.m.
Meeting place: Three blocks west of the Mountain View Caltrain and VTA station, in the overflow parking lot at the corner of Evelyn Avenue and Franklin Street. (map)
City: Mountain View
Rain policy: Heavy rain cancels
Category: 2 - moderate pace (10-12 mph)
Terrain: 3 - rolling hills with some steep climbs
Miles: 50

Description:

This is the second in a weekly series of eight training rides to help you get ready for the Double Bay Double and/or Seismic Challenge. These rides will gradually increase to about 80 miles and will take place every Saturday from downtown Mountain View.

This week, we head up Stevens Canyon to the end of the paved road -- a gradual but persistent climb that takes us to an elevation of 1,125 feet. Next, we'll climb Mount Eden (but not Pierce!) and head into Saratoga for our first rest stop. Then it's over to Los Gatos and back into our second rest stop, which will be at the same location. (A savvy cyclist can figure out an easy short cut.) We finish with an all-new out-and-back climb: Prospect Road to the Fremont Older Open Space Preserve. After that, it's an easy return back to Mountain View.

Strava reports total climbing on this ride of about 2,870 feet. Take it nice and mellow, or hammer away on your own ... it's your choice.


RSVPs are requested but not required.