Wilder Ranch

Where: Wilder Ranch

Time: 09:00AM

Meeting Place: Wilder Ranch Parking Lot (Map)


Advanced Beginning to Intermediate

The pace will be fairly quick. We'll stop at most trailheads and before all downhill single track sections. Be prepared to climb 2500'.

 

Path:

Up Horseman's, down Old Cabin, over to Twin Oaks. At Twin Oaks we'll decide whether to go down Enchanted - which depends on the group's skill level - or head down Twin Oaks and over to Zane. From there we'll figure out whether or not to do a few more rounds.

 

My usual route:

 

 

Remember, a helmet is required!

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  • Holly W.

    Thanx Chris George for leading the ride. Sorry my knee wasn't up to it. We ended up heading out to Forest of Nisene Marks and riding around some of the single-track trails in the south part of the park. Not as much climbing so my knee did ok.

    July 29, 2013

  • Henry P.

    So there was a ride? Darn it!

    July 28, 2013

  • Tim N

    Chris, just got asked to come into work for an emergency. It's 3:40 AM, I hope this won't take too long.

    July 28, 2013

    • Tim N

      This really sucks. I am still stuck at work with no end in sight. I was really looking forward to this ride. Hope to ride with you again soon.

      July 28, 2013

    • Chris G.

      Sorry you didn't make it Tim. Feel free to hit me up anytime outside group rides too!

      July 28, 2013

  • Flo

    Thanks for the ride this morning and for waiting up for us on the climbs. Eli and I managed OK today for our first time to Wilder Ranch. Eli wasnt really into the ride like he normally is since he wasn't singing and talking as much.

    1 · July 28, 2013

  • Louis M.

    So easy. It seems as if I was not even there!

    July 28, 2013

    • Chris G.

      Yeah, where were you?!

      July 28, 2013

    • Louis M.

      got a flat walking over from the road where I parked.

      July 28, 2013

  • Cyclotic

    I got a notice that this was cancelled...just making sure.

    July 28, 2013

    • Chris G.

      Nope, we were there unfortunately. Maybe the notice was the first one? Apologies I didn't see this, I was out there riding early.

      July 28, 2013

  • Fredric

    Gotta bail. I still got my sisters kids with me the rest of the weekend.

    July 27, 2013

    • Chris G.

      Got me all excited to go down Enchanted with you. What a tease.

      1 · July 28, 2013

  • Flo

    Hi Chris, for now I'm considering riding Wilder with my son on the tandem. I haven't found a route profile on Strava or Garmin Connect yet to see how tough it would be. Is there's climbing but how technical is it? Tight Switchbacks, steep climbs?

    July 26, 2013

    • Flo

      I'm RSVP for now, but may drop tomorrow based on feedback an what I find online. Fall back is to ride with Krista at De La Veaga.

      July 26, 2013

    • Chris G.

      Hey Flo, in the description I posted the the route and ride as "My usually route". The climbs aren't super technical, or super steep - but that depends on the route. The easy route that I outlined might have some tricky spots for a tandem (old cabin trail) but it could be manageable.

      1 · July 27, 2013

  • Carri

    Just a heads up - Sunday is the wharf to wharf race - starts at 8:30 in santa cruz and usually generates more traffic than usual. May want to give yourself a few extra minutes of drive time :)

    2 · July 27, 2013

  • David

    I'm not sure who suggested this ride at first, however I have cancelled it due to lack of an organizer. Meetup is not supposed to announce meetups unless they are approved by the Org of a group. Sorry for the confusion. I'm more than willing to re-instate the ride if you get an established event organizer to host. Thank you,
    Dave

    July 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Chris George ... there's a reason why we call you trouble-maker ... just kidding ... glad this all got sorted out. I had the feeling it was a "Good Samaritan" act gone wild. Have fun and ride safe.

      1 · July 26, 2013

    • Chris G.

      Trouble is my middle name.

      July 26, 2013

  • Fredric

    Tim's +1 better be the guy he sold his gold helmet to.

    2 · July 26, 2013

  • Daphne C

    I am considering going. How long might this ride be?

    July 26, 2013

    • Chris G.

      One loop will be about 10 miles. After that first loop there will be multiple chances to cut off and/or continue. Example:
      One small loop: Engleman's => Old Cabin => Twin Oaks is close to 8. But there's an easy cut off down after Twin Oaks. Then anyone who does Zane's will probably get an extra 2-3. After that, it's up to the group. I'll probably be doing more and welcome anyone who'd like to challenge themselves to more.

      July 26, 2013

  • David

    Glad to see this become a real deal sjmtb ride. Great job suggesting it Holly.

    2 · July 26, 2013

  • Holly W.

    My bf will be with me.

    1 · July 26, 2013

    • Chris G.

      Awesome! Can't wait to meet you both.

      1 · July 26, 2013

  • Fredric

    You know I can't pass up an opportunity to ride the wrong lines with Chris George. Kudos to see which of us two finds the more terrible line down Enchanted (assuming we do it).

    1 · July 26, 2013

    • Chris G.

      I'll go around again just to hit it and get a little loose!

      July 26, 2013

  • Holly W.

    hmmm, so why is this cancelled? Feedback would be appreciated!

    July 25, 2013

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