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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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Ride out day 1

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highway 1

Anyone driving tomorrow to the Cow Palace with a spare spot on their car? I need a ride from MTV :(

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Hi Team! I'm bartending at Soda Popinski's (SF Nob Hill area) today from 6-9pm. Any tips received during this time will go towards supporting multiple sclerosis (MS) research and support groups. Here's the Facebook event if you want to invite friends. :)


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Our final training ride before Waves Wo Wine itself is upon us. This Saturday we go for distance. It's all about the base. No climbing!

When: 7:15am Saturday 2016-09-17
Where: Google Building QD3, Mountain View.
Why: Lakes? Gotta catch 'em all!

ROUTES

RSVP and routes: https://ridewithgps.com/events/24562-go-for-distance-count-the-lakes
Shared Google Photos Album: https://goo.gl/photos/VfWRZzPBZ46ejyy16

87 mi - Our main route is a nice loop from the Quad all the way down to Morgan Hill. With a mere 2,400ft of climbing in total. Piece of cake!^ So far the weather forecast is calling for a high in the mid 80s. Toasty! But the other ideas we had for this weekend would've been even hotter or climbier. Sunscreen is a must.

For those who rode to Morgan Hill in previous years: It’s a similar loop but our route has changed. Both at the start, through Morgan Hill and returning through San Jose (via the 11th St. protected bike lane this time).

Lunch

Trail Dust BBQ in downtown Morgan Hill. If meat isn't your thing, there are other options nearby.

Return trip snack stop: A different mall in San Jose than previous years. I see a boba tea place, ice cream and plenty of restaurants if you want a second lunch.

Bonus

96 mi - That whole no climbing thing can fly out the window if you are brave. The first bonus adds one extreme climb: Hicks Rd (https://www.strava.com/segments/115571) while the rest of us take the easy way around. If you “love” Redwood Gulch, you’ll “love” Hicks. For your effort you gain to two additional lakes. After that, there is a second bonus loop down South - just before lunch - that adds 10 miles and another lake: Uvas Reservoir.

Short

67 mi - You still visit two lakes but lop 20 miles off the southern part. By skipping Morgan Hill, this route has its own lunch stop at the shopping center where the rest of us will be stopping later in the day for a snack.

^ The cake is a lie.



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A trio of great choices this Saturday. All much less climby than our last two rides. We START in San Francisco. Be there at 0730. Carpooling recommended. Use the comment thread on this post to sort that out if you need a ride or are offering a ride.

RSVP and explore routes at: https://ridewithgps.com/events/24561-marin-fondo-trio
Shared Google Photos Album: https://goo.gl/photos/TAwnSwECmP8uVZNx9

This time we're going to start at Sports Basement near The Presidio and traverse a scenic route around Marin, and back. We are looking to stretch the legs a bit more on the distance. Our longest ride yet, 80 miles while laying off the climbing. The maximum elevation on this entire ride is 377 feet!

This route will take us through the Presidio in order to cross over the Golden Gate Bridge. Next we will work our way down to Sausalito riding along the marinas. Take a look to the right and you will see Tiburon... that's where we are heading! Our route will take us along the perimeter of Tiburon on Paradise Dr...need I say more? Take in the views of Sausalito, SF and the San Pablo Bay. We will continue up north through San Rafael and around China Camp in order to begin our loop back to Sausalito, over Golden Gate, down the Great Highway, through Golden Gate Park and back to our cars at Sports Basement.

OVERVIEW (in miles)

0 - Start
20 - Rest stop 1: Tiburon
32 - Rest stop 2: Starbucks
51 - Lunch stop: Woodland's Market
65 - Rest stop 4: Lappert's Ice Cream
80 - End

LOGISTICS
Please be there by 0730, ready to ride by 0745!

WHAT TO DO
Invite friends. Pack two water bottles, electrolyte mix, plenty of whatever you like to eat while riding, a fully charged phone, credit card, tube-change necessities and sunscreen.

BONUS b ROUTE:
This adds 11 miles early on for Hawk hill for some extra fog (or a view if you're lucky), a beach, a road to nowhere, and realistic climbing. All easier than what we've done on our past few rides.

SHORT s ROUTE:
Everyone should save this one just in case. This route is still great but cuts off three of the outer loops of the ride and offers the easiest way back should you feel like cutting the ride short after lunch. 14 miles shorter by cutting out China Camp, skipping the Mill Valley climb and not looping South to go through Golden Gate Park at the end. Pick and choose which short-cuts you want to take as needed.

Got family or friends who aren't riding on day 1 available to help? We need finish line volunteers on Saturday September, 24 to help drive supplies & decorations up to our team tent in Rohnert Park as well as help set things up (inflate things, hang banners, set out shwag, be a massage test subject, etc). Leave a comment to let me know if you can volunteer someone.

I'll be emailing begging for volunteers otherwise. :)
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