Flesche - South Bay Practice Mixed Terrain

A Flesche is a 24 hr team event with a minimum distance of 360K. This is approximately the middle third of the ride to acquaint ourselves with the route and get an estimate of timing.

The route starts in Los Gatos - Climbs to descend the Aptos Creek Fire Trail to the beach in Aptos - takes San Andreas to Watsonville through the berry farms -climbs Mnt Madonna road and descends the other side on Redwood Retreat Rd then finishes up traversing the Almaden Valley back to Los Gatos. About 93 miles and 9700" of elevation with about 20 miles of dirt.

The route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2161386

Any type of bike can be used but a road bike with larger tires would be recommended for the off road sections.

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  • Brian

    If you are an average to above average rider with off road experience you should be fine. If it is your first trip off road it probably wouldn't be a good experience.

    March 1, 2013

  • Brian

    We will be riding at a brevet pace which has to be 10.5mph average including stop times. The rolling speed will probably be somewhere around 15mph on the flats (which there aren't much of) and at an individual pace climbing.

    March 1, 2013

  • Magi G.

    What's the ride pace of the 3 riding?

    March 1, 2013

  • Magi G.

    What's the ride pace of the 3 riding?

    March 1, 2013

  • Winona

    When I get in better shape, I'll join you! For now, I'd just weigh you down. Awesome ride idea.

    February 27, 2013

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  • Brian +2
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