Looking for a carpool up from MTV to Rohnert Park & back to do the 43 mile ride. Need space for 1 rider & 1 bike :)

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Training ride #10 takes us to Marin for Alpine Dam and Seven Sisters this Saturday.

Details on the mailing list: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/wavestowine/elD5QKafLA8

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Escape the heat this weekend! Training ride #9 is upon us. Santa Cruz!

Take note of the start point.

Distance: 60 miles (with 64 and 72 mile bonus options)
Climb: 4700 feet (bonuses: 5200 and 7200)
Start: Lexington Reservoir County Park, Los Gatos, CA
Time: Meet at 7:45am for a 8:00am roll-out. Saturday September 2, 2017.

Full details on the mailing list:

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Shared photo album from today's training ride #8. It was hot out there!
Bike ride in San Jose
Bike ride in San Jose

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Training ride #08: San Felipe + Metcalf: Song of Ice and Fire

A route we've never trained on before!

RideWithGPS Event & Routes: https://ridewithgps.com/events/40901-san-felipe-metcalf-song-of-ice-and-fire
Distance: 62 miles (with short 56 mile, and bonus 87 mile option)
Climb: 2500 feet (short: 2000, bonus: 3000-4500)
Start: Google Building QD3, Mountain View
Time: Meet at 7:45am for a 8:00am roll-out. Saturday August 26, 2017.
RSVP: Please use the button that shows up on the ridewithgps event so we can attempt to get some idea of how many people are showing up.

A similar slightly shorter distance than last week, but we start ramping up the climbing again for a more realistic ride profile compared to what w2w itself will bring.
There are two notable climbs on this ride.
1st: ~800' up San Felipe over 4 miles, which is a varying grade of predominantly gentle climbs with a few small steeper bits followed by a dip through a secluded valley... San Felipe should be a nice shady climb. It is easier than Old La Honda.
2nd: Before heading up the shorter backside of Metcalf, which is only a mile long and starts nice and easy but gifts you with a 9% grade for the last 200' of climbing. But that is the last climbing of the day. It isn't long, grin and bear it! :)

Notable points:
* Mile 22: Evergreen Square coffee shop, refresh before we head to the real hills.
* Mile 29: Top of San Felipe, the short route turns around here.
* Mile 34: Top of Metcalf, restrooms and water.
* Mile 37: Additional / Alternate water and restroom stop off the Coyote Creek Trail
* Mile 47: Lunch at Mint & Basil (vegetarian Vietnamese) in a San Jose.
* Mile 62: The End!

Short route: Cuts off 500' of climbing and is generally a much speedier route as you'll turn around and come down San Felipe. 8 miles shorter, but a notably less effort.

Bonus: Where most of us turn towards home, you go left and find your way over Bailey (a relatively small hill compared to the last two) to Calero reservoir. After that you head into Almaden, past its reservoir and take the "easy" way up the backside of Hicks (anyone who's done the front side will agree: this side is easy). This is an OLH class climb, probably a tad steeper and not quite as shady. Check your brakes, coming down the other side is extremely steep. After that you find your way over to the main route to hit the same lunch spot and route back.

What to bring:
helmet, two bottles, a snack, tire levers, patch kit, spare tube, pump, sunscreen, cue sheets and/or ridewithgps.

There is no cell coverage in the San Felipe + Metcalf area, put your phone in airplane mode to save battery in those parts.

see y'all Saturday!

announcement email: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/wavestowine/usz3uDFwcsc

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Here's the shared photo album for this weekend's "Tour De Mid-Peninsula" training ride #7. Feel free to add yours.

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The deadline for placing your team W2W jersey orders is Wednesday July 26th. See the announcement for details: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/wavestowine/0_nXsALtV3s

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In past years we had been using Google+ for Event invitations to our training rides. But Events has gone away... so I'm just announcing them on our mailing list, creating a Calendar event, and making sure our ridewithgps club event calendar lists the next several so you can see what is coming up.

ridewithgps club: https://ridewithgps.com/clubs/22-team-google-friends
Mailing list: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/wavestowine

Feel free to post photos in this G+ community, but shared Google Photos albums sent to the mailing list are probably easiest. :)

Anyone interested in a group ride this Saturday?

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Team photo album for the w2w event: https://goo.gl/photos/LRDqTfsY6Bft6CFk8

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