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Saturday AM to/from Moraga or Loop Orinda/Lafayette (RSFRS: 3!/LT/27/30+&3+)­

Ride 22 or 27 miles at average speed near 11 to 13 mph allowing conversation but challenging with some hills. Possible stops for coffee/snacks at Moraga Shopping Center or Peet's in Orinda.

Meet at the parking lot east of / next to the dog park at Heather Farm.

Route takes rider on Iron Horse Trail, Newell and Olympic and Iron Horse Trail to Moraga. Return or continue on Moraga Way (fairly good bike lane) to Orinda, bike trail next to highway 24 and El Nido Ranch Rd and Mt Diablo Blvd to Lafayette, zig zag a little through residential streets of Lafayette to get to Lafayette/Moraga Trail. Follow Olympic to Newell Ave again to Iron Horse Trail and dog park.

Here is a links that shows the loop route used on June 16. http://connect.garmin.com/activity/189630836. The route in Lafayette will be different - turning right onto Bickerstaff, left onto Crescent, right onto Dewing, left onto Brook, cross Moraga Rd (with traffic lights) and left onto School St (this is a busy odd intersection).

Please wear a helmet, have pump, small set of tools, tire irons, one or two spare tubes. Remember to use hand/arm signals and call out for turns, slowing and hazards; ride single file on narrower sections .

Ride, Skill, Fitness Rating System (RSFRS) puts this at a 3/LT/27/>30/3+. Riders who may be able to feel most comfort are those doing moderate to vigorous intensity cardio/aerobic exercise for >30 minutes and =/>3 or more days per week. Route has mile long 5% grades and is about 27 miles long. http://files.meetup.com/1281785/Ride%20Skill%20Fitness%20Rating%20System%20%28RSFRS%29.htm

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  • Lesley H.

    Found it, but it looks like you went all the way to orinda- I was right behind you most of the way. Next time please post the destination.

    October 13, 2012

    • Jim G.

      Darn I missed your emails until just now. I'll send my cell phone # to you so you can text me next time. I do respond to those (got used to Sondra texting on rides :-) ).

      October 13, 2012

  • Lesley H.

    Wait for me! I'm in Moraga looking for the coffee shop

    October 13, 2012

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