January 26, 2014 · 9:00 AM
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Edit: we will now leave from Mike's Bikes in LG, so it will be shorter and climbing will start quickly. About 1/ miles and 2400' if we don't take any detours. There are a few optional spurs on El Sereno.
Intermediate Ride (only due to climbing ~[masked] ft elevation gain) - This is a great opportunity to build your climbing endurance. This will be about 20 miles - 10 of which are on pretty flat land. We'll meet at my work, warm up on the Los Gatos Creek Trail, go through Lake Vasona, and then head up towards El Serreno.
In terms of difficulty compared to the other 2 climbs here in Los Gatos, it's fairly harder than the climbs at St. Joseph's, but it's not at the level of Kennedy. Advanced beginners will find this a great climbing challenge while those that are in pretty decent shape will find it fairly moderate. The downhill is very easy and is far from technical.
Here are my stats from last time: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/408906013
As always, my rides require a helmet and a properly functioning MOUNTAIN bike.
I'll have to cancel if it rains heavily. Light rain is ok.