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Distance Training #2: Los Gatos (1/28/2012)

Date: Saturday, January 28
Meet time: 9:30 a.m.
Ride-out time: 10:00 a.m.
Meeting place: Parking lot at Villa and Franklin streets, Mountain View (across from the Tied House) (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: 46


It's not too late to join the ALC11 Distance Training rides! We're on our way to a goal of 200 kilometers (125 miles) in one day in mid-May, two weeks before the ride.

Today, we'll start with a gentle route to Saratoga (no Mount Eden), followed by a couple of small hills on residential side streets into Los Gatos. Then it's up and over the 2-mile Kennedy Road climb, followed by the shorter but steeper Shannon Road climb back into Los Gatos. We finish by taking Highway 9 back through Saratoga into Cupertino, where a couple of last-minute surprise hills will help you finish the day with a true sense of accomplishment.

Strava reports about 2,170 feet of climbing for this route.

This ride is Caltrain- and VTA-friendly. The first southbound train of the day leaves SF at 8:15 and arrives in Mountain View at 9:29. We're about four blocks from the station.

RSVPs are requested but not required.