Miles: 46 mi (bonus: fast climbers can do a repeat climb)
Elevation: 3386 ft
Route Map: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/9192169
Note the NEW EARLIER TIME - we're rolling out by 8:30am, be there earlier.
It's time for OLD LA HONDA! Same distance as recent weeks, BUT ... now we have our first massive climb! 3.6 miles of 7% grade = 1340 feet up in the air through the redwoods. And then (after a rest!) we're just going to turn around and do the west side too (the full "figure 8")! Another 2.7 miles of climbing, but that side averages only 4% grade.
If you've never seen Old La Honda and wondered why it's so famous with cyclists... after this Saturday you will definitely understand. Don't let the climb intimidate you: there's no rush, so just take it easy.
0 - start
11 - starbucks stop
20 - skywood trading post stop - WATER is OUTSIDE at a spigot to the left of the entrance. (don't ask to fill up in the store, but feel free to buy calories!)
27 - (we come past the trading post again, if you need it)
35 - roberts market stop (optional lunch - sandwich counter)
46 - end
After this ride we will revert to some flatter, longer rides for a couple weeks before really bringing the pain back.
Transit and parking info: Be at Google Building QD3 Pool on Saturday at 8:15 am, ready for 8:30am rideout.
Be sure to join our ridewithgps club if you want to use their phone app for live navigation along the route. - http://ridewithgps.com/clubs/22-team-google-friends
Strong climbers who want a bonus: When you reach the top, ride back down to our last rider and ride back up with them!