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ALC12 Distance Training #2: Los Gatos (1/12/2013)

Date: Saturday, January 12
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: 45


This ride starts with a gentle route to Saratoga (no Mount Eden) and across Highway 9 into our first rest stop at Los Gatos. Next, we'll climb Shannon Road eastbound and Kennedy Road westbound -- the "easier" direction of each, but still a little steep in places. Then, we'll wind our way through some side streets into the exclusive neighborhoods of Monte Sereno and Saratoga, where some low-traffic and beautiful rolling hills await us. We'll end with a bit more climbing in the Rancho San Antonio area and over to the Loyola golf course.

Total climbing on this ride is about 2,500 feet.

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.

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