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Xmas Eve Eve Dirty Dog Get-Down Ride!

  • Waterdog

    2698 Carlmont Dr, Belmont, CA (map)

    37.508083 -122.301064

  • Meet me at the end of Carlmont Drive in the small lot at the end of the culdesac.
  • Creatures may not be stirring on the night before Christmas, but on the morning eve of that eve we will be.

    Come out and join us for a great MTB ride at Waterdog Lake in Belmont.  This is going to be an all-skills level fun and friendly ride RAIN or SHINE!

    Waterdog is by far the best of the small parks in the area surrounding San Jose.  It features amazingly fun and tight single track with quick sharp climbs and amazing switchbacks.

    The Route:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Ride Rating:

    C pace: beginner friendly social pace.  As long as you've been riding fairly often this season and have gotten a good set of legs and lungs built up you'll be fine.  This place has some short steep climbs that will take out of you, but we won't be pushing a fast pace so if you have to walk them you'll be fine.

     

    Tech 7/10: I think I would normally rate this place a 5 or 6 but being that it's winter and possibly going to be wet I want to make sure people realize that this terrain is technical, even at slower speeds.

     

    Phys 5/10: The slower pace keeps this ride's aerobic rating down.  The steep climbs we encounter are no big deal if everyone keeps together and waits for one another.

     

    7 miles: my usual route is 7-7.5 miles but we may do a little more or less depending on the group.  There are some great options for doubling back to do some extra fun stuff.

     

    1200ft gain.

     

    As always a helmet is required for all SJMTB rides and extra protective gear is recommended if you are tentative about riding down rocky trails.  If the ride is relatively short so you shouldn't need too much in the way of supplies.  Water, a small snack, and your basic trail side tools (multi-tool, tube, pump) should be sufficient for these rides. Longer rides will require a bit more in the way of water and supplies. If you've got questions please contact the ride organizer or refer to the links below.

     

    How to get there:

    From 101

    Take the Ralston Rd. exit and head west towards the hills.

    Turn Left on Alameda De Las Pulgas

    Take the first Right onto Carlmont Dr.

    Follow Carlmont until it Ts then turn Left to keep on Carlmont

    Drive up the road until you see the big houses, at the end of the road there is a small dirt lot.  Park there or anywhere you can along the road or culdesac.

     

    From 280

    Take hwy92 East towards San Mateo bridge

    Take the Ralston Exit (1st exit?)

    Turn Left to continue onto Ralston Rd.

    Turn Right on Alameda De Las Pulgas

    Take first Right onto Carlmont Dr.

    Follow Carlmont until it Ts and turn Left

    Drive to the end of Carlmont and park in the small dirt lot.

     

    I want to thank all of you again for a great season and another great year of memories.  I look forward to many more with the riders of SJ Mtb.

    -David

     

    For more information on how we rate our rides check our ratings page here...

    and for a basic idea of what to bring on a ride, we also have a beginner gear guide here...

    Any other questions feel free to email me @ [masked] or give me a call @[masked]

     

    Also don't forget SJMTB T-shirts are available in pretty quick order.  So don't forget to order yours today!

    SJMTB T-shirt site


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  • Krista

    Since this ride is cancelled some of us may plan a fire road climb at nisene for tomorrow. Email or comment if interested.

    December 22, 2012

    • Krista

      I think it is going to be pouring (sad face)

      December 22, 2012

    • Louis M.

      Relax- better days on the horizon

      December 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    CANCELLED. Please see email notification.

    December 22, 2012

    • Krista

      what email notification? lol I didn't get one.....

      December 22, 2012

  • Krista

    I'm a maybe now

    December 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's not very humorous, but David broke his humerus, so I'm leading this ride; no joke, fer reals yo.

    December 20, 2012

    • Krista

      Thanks Dean! We've all got to stick together to keep the rides rolling as we hope that David gets well soon.

      December 20, 2012

    • Louis M.

      ... and we shall folllow RAIN or not.

      December 20, 2012

  • Krista

    Get well soon David we all miss riding with you!

    December 19, 2012

    • Louis M.

      Ya, get back soon!

      December 19, 2012

  • David

    Dean will be leading this one y'all. Have a merry Christmas and ride safe.

    December 19, 2012

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