Skeggs Enduro - Strong Intermediate ride (22 miles 4000ft+)

  • September 15, 2013 · 8:15 AM
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In theory, the ladies a.k.a. Janes will be riding out at Demo Forest to prepare for their North Star trip coming up.  While they're busy working on their downhill kung fu the rest of us will be suffering the infamous El Corte de Madera in sunny Woodside.  Now don't get me wrong, the ladies are more than welcome to join us on this ride.  In fact anyone can come out, so long as they understand that this isn't a short little spin.  Even our short 8 mile loop at skeggs involves a fair amount of climbing so this ride is going to be a challenge for all but the most fit racers of the group.  This ride will be a multi hour endurance ride featuring lots of downhill favorites strung together with some grinding climbs.  We're aiming to do a total mileage of about 22 miles and 4000+ feet of climbing.  Check out the link at the bottom of the page for a detailed look at the planned route.

The plan is to meet at 0815, with wheels rolling around 0830.  From there we drop all the way down to the creek via El Corte de Madera Creek trail.  Then the fun begins.  The ride is going to aim to follow a similar format to the increasingly popular Enduro format.  Where in we'll try for longer continuous descents followed by climbing sections.  This is different than our typical short up, short down rides here.  This ride is certainly not suitable for beginners by any stretch of the imagination.  The trails here as you may know feature some fast and narrow sections with plenty of little features to keep you on your toes while descending.  If your a more advanced rider (i.e. you ride my INT Wednesday rides) you'll have a blast on this ride.  You'll push yourself and hopefully we can all keep each other motivated to complete the ride as planned.

Looking forward to riding with you again soon,

David B.

http://connect.garmin.com/course/4540837  

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  • Bryce S.

    I am going to be up there at about 7:15 Friday morning. Probably do 1.5hrs or so.

    September 19, 2013

  • michael

    I heard some folks were going to Skeggs Friday mornings. Are any of you guys going tomorrow (9/20)? What time? I'd love to go.

    September 19, 2013

  • Bryce S.

    I am definitely aching from the ride! A strong group and a great route!

    September 16, 2013

  • David

    Yup, I'm still sore this morning... it was definitely a great ride. You guys whooped on me something fierce.

    September 16, 2013

    • Tosa

      Thanks for setting it up David! Hope to do it again.

      September 16, 2013

  • Tosa

    Great ride with a strong group!

    1 · September 15, 2013

    • Craig D.

      Agreed! A fun route as well.

      1 · September 15, 2013

  • Daphne C

    Hurt my back and shoulders. Can't ride... :(

    September 13, 2013

    • Krista

      Get well soon!

      September 14, 2013

    • Daphne C

      thanks guys. hope that I'll be back soon. David, if you host a BBQ, I'll tell you my adventures this summer.

      1 · September 14, 2013

  • Chris G.

    Wrist is still messed up after getting hit by that truck.

    September 12, 2013

    • Chris G.

      Sarcasm Mark ;)

      September 13, 2013

    • David

      same thing nearly happened to me a few months back only I wasn't even turning. I was going straight in a bike lane.

      September 13, 2013

  • michael

    Sweet, can't wait!

    1 · September 12, 2013

  • michael

    I'd like to go if you open it up to RSVPs again.

    1 · September 12, 2013

  • Tosa

    Looking forward to the Enduro format (longer descents). Are rangers with radar guns are prevalent out there?

    September 8, 2013

    • David

      Very much so. Like fleas on a dog during the weekends. We'll be the long descents but it's going to be a lot of climbing too.

      September 8, 2013

    • Tosa

      Cool, sounds like you know the good routes!

      1 · September 8, 2013

  • Jonathan

    Oops, thought this was this coming Sunday. I'll be in North star during this ride.

    1 · September 6, 2013

  • Jon N.

    I'm in as long as I am not headed to Interbike yet!

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • Chris A.

    Can't wait to suffer!

    1 · August 18, 2013

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