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Distance Training #5: Coyote Valley (3/5/2011)

Date: Saturday, March 5
Meet time: 8:30 a.m. Note the earlier time!
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: 3 - moderate-fast pace (12-15 mph)
Terrain: 3 - rolling hills with some steep climbs
Miles: 70

This ride gives you a vigorous workout with lots of gentle hills and just a couple moderate climbs to keep you on your toes. We begin with the scenic ride through Stevens Canyon and up and over Mount Eden into Saratoga and Los Gatos. After that, we'll travel around the south end of San Jose and gradually climb our way to the Calero Reservoir. Then we'll drop down into the north end of Coyote Valley and head back into San Jose for our lunch stop and our return through Los Gatos, Saratoga, and Cupertino.

Total climbing for this ride is about 2,700 feet, but most of it is gradual. Headwinds are possible on the return from San Jose.

Caltrain riders, please note: Sorry, but our start times are now too early to make the first train of the day. We still like you, and we hope you can make other arrangements to join us!

Note: The route for this ride is different from what I first announced earlier this year. Caltrans is closing Niles Canyon on March 5 for rockslide removal, so I had to shuffle our calendar. I'm looking at other possible dates for us to ride Calaveras.

Leaders: Chris Thomas, Ally Kemmer, Kathy Sherman, Thomas Fortin, Bob Katz, Amir Barzin, Linda Kemmer, Paul Vargas, David Gaus, Randy Files

RSVPs are requested but not required.