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Petaluma, out and back

This will be a long ride from SF. We are going to Petaluma.
Entire ride should be about 90+ miles from the GG Bridge.

Route will be: GG Bridge, Camino Alto, Fairfax, Nicasio, Cheese Factory, Petaluma (Lunch). Return will be the same path back to GG bridge.

Pace: 10-12 mph avg. But ride at your own pace and regroup at each stop mentioned. However, we should ride into Petaluma as a group.

Alternate meeting place:
Mike's bike in Sausalito at 8:35am. (approximately)
Fairfax Coffee Roastery at 9:35am. (approximately)

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  • Will

    happy to hear that folks made it back ok. it got dark quick!

    btw was chatting with a few folks about this video but if you haven't watched it.. its a pretty good laugh (sh*t cyclists say):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQsOpTSzfOs
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMCkuqL9IcM

    September 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      How much does it weigh? Is it carbon? So funny!!!

      September 8, 2013

    • Lawrence

      Laughed my head off - thanks Will!

      September 9, 2013

  • Peter

    I want to thank Lawrence and Will for bringing the group home from Petaluma. This is my longest ride ever and and went on roads that I never thought I would be on.

    September 7, 2013

    • Lawrence

      Great ride, despite the heat and unexpected road closure. Everyone was a real trooper yesterday! See you all again soon.

      September 8, 2013

  • Ricardo

    Thanks eveybody for the adventure. Glad we looped after all. Felt like a treasure hunt. Need to bring lights for our next 8 a.m. ride.

    September 8, 2013

  • Aki N.

    enjoyable if rather long (117.5 miles from home and back) and bloody hot ride. the complications around petaluma were an interesting twist, and as a consequence the return was rather long but mostly flat. my legs are currently screaming anyway, so i should probably stretch a bit...

    September 7, 2013

    • Ricardo

      Where do you live? Would like to figure my door to door.

      September 8, 2013

    • Ricardo

      Glad you made it back safely.

      September 8, 2013

  • Peter

    For the Santa Cruz ride I am going to use a road bike.

    September 7, 2013

    • Ricardo

      Yay!! Unprecedented. I'm very curious to know how you will feel about it.

      September 8, 2013

  • Mauro Q.

    I want to especially thank Peter , Lawrence and Will
    For coming up with the alternate routes in getting us back to GG bridge. Awesome adventure and I must say great century ride.

    September 8, 2013

    • Mauro Q.

      Thank you Mike for this update on what happened yesterday.

      September 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    kudos to everyone who made it! hope y'all got back safely. much appreciation to peter, lawrence and will for coming up with the alternate route plans!

    September 7, 2013

  • Mauro Q.

    It was an exzillerating ride. Awesome. Thank you Peter for your guidence. 103 miles

    September 7, 2013

    • Peter

      Unplanned century.

      September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's going to be wwaaayyyy too hot for me.

    September 6, 2013

    • Peter

      It was HOT. You made a good decision.

      September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I waited here since 8:30 and no one ever came. I guess I missed the group?

    September 7, 2013

    • Peter

      Hi Ann. We picked up Lawrence and Susan at Mike's bikes. So sorry we missed you.

      September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Three words: adventure, fun and challenge! Thanks everyone for making it such an unforgettable experience!

    2 · September 7, 2013

  • John R

    Hope everyone arrived back safely... always a great ride with good people

    September 7, 2013

  • Lawrence

    An epic adventure....

    1 · September 7, 2013

  • Susan

    Hi Peter: Sorry I missed the turn off after we left Fairfax. I rode further then I had planned & I'm back home. Nice meeting all of you!

    1 · September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will meet you guys at mikes bikes.

    September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry guys, I got into logistics issues. Please do not wait for me anymore. I may catch up with you at lunch.

    September 7, 2013

  • Ken h.

    I'll meet you guys in front of mikes bike. In case you don't see me there, ill find you guys at fairfax coffee.

    September 5, 2013

    • Peter

      Hi Ken, please note the meet time above.

      September 5, 2013

  • Peter

    I have adjusted the meet time at the alternate locations above. Please note.

    September 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone, I will be driving from the East Bay (Lake Merritt area), so if there is anyone interested in carpooling, I can offer a ride to 2 people.

    1 · September 3, 2013

  • Susan

    Like others, I'm working on my mileage and unsure if I can do the distance. Will probably turn back early, but looking forward to joining this ride!

    August 30, 2013

    • Peter

      Keep the option open. You may be able to good all the way. : )

      August 30, 2013

    • Peter

      Go all the way.

      August 30, 2013

  • Leland

    Hey Peter. Do you have this route on ridewithgps with turn by turn directions? I haven't done this kind of distance and may want to turn back early.

    August 29, 2013

    • Peter

      Leland I don't have one right now but you can ride to Nicasio or Cheese factory and return the same way. Hope to see you.

      August 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Peter- How do I identify you/the group at GG Bridge?

    August 28, 2013

    • Peter

      Look for a group of people wearing unmatched outfit with all kinds of different style of bikes. Usually there is only one group around at that time so can't miss. Hope to see you.

      August 28, 2013

    • Peter

      But in any case I will have yellow jacket with black helmet.

      August 28, 2013

  • Raymond

    How many miles and how long Wiii it take?

    1 · August 22, 2013

    • Raymond

      Thank you Peter unfortunaly I have to go to work after it will take too long some other time

      August 23, 2013

    • Raymond

      Thank you Peter unfortunaly I have to go to work after it will take too long some other time th u

      August 23, 2013

  • Peter

    I am sorry but due to travel requirement I will need to reschedule this ride to Sat 9/7. I hope you will still be able to join the ride then.

    August 7, 2013

  • Rohan G

    Are there any difficult climbs on this route?

    August 6, 2013

    • Peter

      There are several rolling hills but nothing like climbing mt.tam. However, having said that, going toward the Cheese factory is a challenge. Returning out of Petaluma is a bit of a climb also.

      August 6, 2013

    • George

      There's a nice hill going out of Fairfax to the San Geronimo Valley, and then another going from SG Valley to Nicasio

      August 6, 2013

  • Joyce Y.

    im excited about this but the longest i have done was 20 something miles, from san francisco to tiburon. im not super slow but i worry everyone else is super pro and my phone is not smart enough to track the route...

    1 · August 6, 2013

    • Peter

      Hello Joyce. Since this is a out and back ride you can judge yourself and turn around at anytime. Perhaps ride to Fairfax or Nicasio. Could be you just keep going for the entire ride.

      August 6, 2013

  • George

    I'll try to join you at Fairfax Roastery.

    August 5, 2013

    • Peter

      OK George. Look forward to seeing you again. This should be a good ride for you.

      August 6, 2013

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