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"The Wall"

Ride-On: Tour of the Unknown Coast Century

Billed as “California’s Toughest Century”, May corralled a big group of us Ride-On folks to ride her favorite annual 100-mile route: The Tour of the Unknown Coast. It’s a spectacular course with a little bit of everything that Northern California has to offer: the towering redwood groves within the Avenue of the Giants; a 6.8-mile climb up Panther Gap Ridge; the lush rolling green hills of Mattole Valley; a long stretch of headwinds along the Pacific Ocean; the infamous climb up “The Wall” that leads to “the Endless Hills”; then a descent down Wildcat back into Ferndale.
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Lake Solano

Randonneur Ride Report: Lake Sonoma 400k

My ongoing quest to finish the Davis Bike Club’s brevet series continued this weekend by riding their Lake Sonoma 400k. Denise said she was game to go for her first 400k ride — and fresh off of her first 360k ride with our team flèche event from two weeks ago — so I was stoked to be riding with one of my favorite cycling gal pals. And we weren’t the only SF Randonneur folks in attendance: Andrea, Deb B., Clyde, Francisco, John G., J.T., Kaley, Kitty, Lisa, Max, Metin, Phil, Stephen, Tom, Yogy (I’m sure I’m forgetting some folks — say hey in the comments, please!) — plus our Davis friends Drew, Matthew and Julie were there also.
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Arastradero Road

Randonneur Ride Report: Cupertino Scamper

From now until next summer, I’m pretty much of the mindset that I won’t any riding on the weekends (with a few exceptions) unless I get RUSA credit for it — so maybe I’ll be able to earn the fabled K-Hound award if I ride my ass off this year! (After this month is tallied, I think I’ll have less than 6,000k to go…) Read More

Highland Way

Randonneur Ride Report: Mt. Charlie Meander

I love riding around Santa Cruz, as most of the roads are new to me; I think 90% of today’s 63-mile ride was heretofore unexplored territory. While TBO’s more familiar with the area as he lived here for several years, much of it was new to him as well as he’s only now getting around to checking out the vicinity by bike.
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