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The Sunday Ride - 9/18/11, 9:30 AM (Saratoga)


Route: 135 +/- miles of the great roads in SC Mountains in a semi multi-counter-clockwise zig-zaggy manner.  Some smooth.  Some goaty.  Some bumpy. Very technical, but fun Not recommended for newbies.

Meet:  9:30 AM; KSU 10:00 AM


9 > Skyline > Black > Gist > Zayante > Graham Hill >  Scotts Valley > Granite Creek > Branciforte > Rodeo Gulch > Soquel - San Jose > Summit > Highland > Eureka Canyon > Corralito's rest stop > Mehran's secret Corralitos mini loop ... then > Browns Valley > Hazel Del > Mt. Madonna > Pole Line > Hecker Pass > Watsonville > Sycamore > Oak Glen > Uvas > McKean >  Almaden > Hicks > Shannon > End @ Peet's Coffee / Los Gatos ~ 3:00 - 4:00 PM .

• Pace: Pace will be mellow to moderate, worthy of a Sunday.    

Lunch:  Somewhere in 831 area code 

Words of Wisdom:
~ Proper gear, a working machine and gas in the tank is highly recommended.
~ Ride within your comfort zone and leave room for bad karma.
~ I may pass slower traffic when it's safe. You don't have to. Remember, someone will wait for you at turns, so just relax and have fun.
~ I maintain the Pace according to road conditions with safety of all riders in mind. Be mindful of others in the group. Let faster riders get ahead of you by moving to the right and signaling them to pass you. And if you want to pass the rider(s) who are in front of you, make sure to do so safely and without startling them.

~ If you know the area and would like to sweep for the group (AM shift, PM shift or both), please let me know.
~ Good stuff to read before going on group rides ( CLICK ).
~ Keep an eye for the rider(s) behind you so they won't take a wrong turn. If they get lost, you'll buy their lunch devilish

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  • Jim Y.

    It was a great ride and thank you all for your support specially Richard for saving the day! even though I had a small incident, it was all worth it. Thank you all

    September 19, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Totally awesome. Mehran, you are a great organizer and took such good care of us. And thanks to Richard who stopped multiple times to help me and other riders. Everybody else has also been very helpful and supportive. Looking forward for the next ride

    September 19, 2011

  • Steve M.

    Really rough roads for us old ex racers. Lots of work on a big pig like my bike, but it was fun,and educational.

    September 19, 2011

  • Richard

    Minor mishaps, but it was a wonderful day to ride the back roads. Thumbs-up to our leader Mehran for another great ride.

    September 19, 2011

  • Tony

    No Freeways--mostly two lane and narrow twisties in the trees. Good ride.

    September 19, 2011

  • Mehran

    Thanks to all who came on today's ride. Special thanks to Richard who saved the day a few times. Great roads, great weather and great people to ride with. No one can ask more (I always ask to win the lotto, so that doesn't count). The roads very technical and imperfect, which also make them fun. Until next time.

    September 18, 2011

  • Steven

    Mehran, What an awesome DAY!! Thanks as always for putting together a great bunch of riders with a great route.

    Richard, YOU SO ROCK!!! You deserve a medal for all your efforts today!! You can now hang up your cape Superman!!

    September 18, 2011

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