Slacker ride - Stevens Canyon

I've got the day off so what better way to spend it than riding! We'll ride up Steven's Canyon into Monte Bello Open Space Preserve. We'll do a gradual long climb to the junction with Indian Creek and then continue either left or right. Haven't done the ride past Indian Crk in a long time so don't know how difficult it is or how soon I'll cry uncle. We'll keep it mellow and decide as a group what we want to do.

RIDE PACE: intermediate. Rarely walk up a climb. I'm not very technical so run over big logs and such.  But it doesn't slow my pace down a lot - I'm a former cyclocross racer and am pretty quick at dismounting and remounting!  Brief regroups. The part of the route that I remember doesn't have any crazy climbing, just a long gradual one.

DISTANCE - Not sure. Probably 10 miles round trip.

GAIN - Don't know.

WARNING: be prepared. This is back country so bring tube, repair kit, tons of water and food.

No helmet = no ride. I teach helmet fit in the schools so you can guess how I feel about riding without helmets!

PARKING: up Redwood Gulch about 100 yrds.

This ride is starting a bit later than my usual time because I'm serving breakfast 7:00 - 9:00 at Bike to Work Day at the Mountain View CalTrain Station. If your commute takes you by there, come by and say hi! Winona

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  • Winona

    Thanks for joining me guys. Perfect weather! Awesome view on top!

    May 10, 2013

  • David

    how was y'alls slacker day? Hope you had a fun ride!

    May 9, 2013

    • Fredric

      It was an awesome day!!! Winona is definitely strong. She's "Jane" status by my book. When we've had enough of climbing, guess what? We did more of it!!! It's been so long since I've done Stevens Creek Canyon that I wonder why I haven't done it more.

      1 · May 9, 2013

  • Louis M.

    stevens creek to monte vista towers and back; Why do I HURT.Loved the ride. Great day for a basic,non technical venue.

    2 · May 9, 2013

  • Winona

    Hey folks: beware the map for the location is incorrect. This is up from Stevens Creek Reservoir NOT in east San Jose.

    May 8, 2013

  • Fredric

    BTW, I had a question. Is the meeting spot on Redwood Gulch 100 yards away from Stevens Canyon Road or From Highway 9?

    The map link is broken.

    May 8, 2013

    • Winona

      You got it right first time: ON Redwood G up from SC. CU there!

      May 8, 2013

  • Fredric

    I'm 80% for sure right now. Work has been a little slow and I think it's best I take some time off before my brutal business trip.

    1 · May 8, 2013

  • Suzanne D.

    I do have to work this day (rats) but otherwise would have LOVED to do this ride. Next time.

    1 · May 7, 2013

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