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Internal Combustion: Redefined ~ Sun 12/29 @ 9:45 AM; Los Gatos

Internal Combustion:  Redefined

Get your heart pumping and your juices flowing.  Internal combustion is not just in the engine. It's in your heart and in your soul. 





• When: Sunday 12/29/2013



Meet at 9:45 AM; KSU 10:00 AM sharp

• Where: Meet at Peet’s Coffee in Los Gatos



798-1 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos, CA • (408)[masked]



(fill up @ Chevron at the corner)



• Route: Technical back-roads in 408, 831 and 650 area codes. There will be bumps, tight switch-backs with decreasing radius, etc. Lunch in Corralitos area.

* * * (not for newbies - rain will cancel)  * * *

Pace: Not too fast.  Not too slow.  Just right.

Gear: Head to toe

Motorcycle: Yes, please bring it with you ;-)

Words of Wisdom:

~ Proper gear, a working machine and gas in the tank is highly recommended.



~ Ride within your comfort zone and leave room for bad karma.



~ I may pass slower traffic when it's safe. You don't have to. Remember, someone will wait for you at turns, so just relax and have fun.



~ I maintain the Pace according to road conditions with safety of all riders in mind. Be mindful of others in the group. Let faster riders get ahead of you by moving to the right and signaling them to pass you. And if you want to pass the rider(s) who are in front of you, make sure to do so safely and without startling them.



~ If you know the area and would like to sweep for the group (AM shift, PM shift or both), please let me know.



~ Good stuff to read before going on group rides (CLICK).



~ Keep an eye for the rider(s) behind you so they won't take a wrong turn. If they get lost, you'll buy their lunch





























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  • Peter Sandberg Fd I.

    And here is the 21 minute long video. Dramatic music are being added.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D1MYTL1ktQ

    December 29, 2013

    • Mehran

      Very cool. Thanks Peter.

      December 30, 2013

    • Aung

      The video is set to private on YouTube. I couldn't watch it.

      December 30, 2013

  • Grady F.

    Good ride. Extra credit for fauna in aftermath. Went south on 35 to go down Big Basin to Saratoga and had one fox and two deer jump out in front of me within one mile stretch less than 5 minutes from STP.

    December 29, 2013

    • Grady F.

      Two separate incidents. First was fox considering crossing 35 west side to east side. It first noticed the northbound traffic that approached it first, so it froze in tracks on west side of road as it watched northbound traffic approach (smart fox, eh?). But then as I approached from north, it panicked took off running to south for about 50 yards before it darted into brush on west side. Good thing it didn't do the stupid squirrel thing and try to bolt across road. So I get back up to speed, and about 45 seconds later one deer crosses 50 yards in front of me west to east, with a second deer following about 10 yards behind. Yup - skyline wildlife rush hour!

      December 30, 2013

    • Grady F.

      OBTW, that STP to 4-corners post-ride segment was the first time the GoPro was not on/recording all day - DOH :|

      December 30, 2013

  • Bob R.

    294 fantastic miles, a whole lot on roads I had never been on..wife asks last night "where did the ride go"...answer.."ummm, everywhere"..thanks so much for a great end to 2013

    2 · December 30, 2013

    • Mehran

      Bob, thanks for coming down to our neck of the woods.

      December 30, 2013

  • Martin M

    29 degrees + windchill = ??? Heated gear

    December 29, 2013

  • Martin M

    They can't hear you coming Grady, I went so. on 35 too, clear sailing all the way to 9. Only Porsches, and Vettes in my way. well for a while anyway :)

    December 29, 2013

  • Mike d.

    Great ride, Nice to see everyone again.

    December 29, 2013

  • Peter Sandberg Fd I.

    Posted this in the wry box. Try again.
    The exported rout from my GPS.

    http://adventures.garmin.com/en-US/by/peter-sandberg/internal-combustion-redefined/#.UsDrRv2TimA

    2 · December 29, 2013

    • Mehran

      Thanks Peter

      December 29, 2013

  • Peter Sandberg Fd I.

    I had an absolutely wonderful day.

    2 · December 29, 2013

  • Grady F.

    Another phenomenal day weather wise. The goat trails are a workout - I'm exhausted. Thanks to all.

    1 · December 29, 2013

  • Bradley

    Great weather for the middle of Winter. I logged 187 miles door to door. Fun roads and good people. Nice way to spend a Sunday.

    1 · December 29, 2013

  • Martin M

    We definitely got our goat. Great ride for the end of December.

    1 · December 29, 2013

  • Didier

    What a better way to end the year: so many "Gulch" roads I can't remember their names, Zayante, and to top it off Gist and Black Rd. Thank you Mehran !!

    1 · December 29, 2013

  • alan s.

    GRATE RIDE

    1 · December 29, 2013

  • Mehran

    Thanks everyone for a terrific day. We did my expanded loop, including the secret Corralitos loop and the Zayante/Gist combo.
    It was great to spend the final ride of 2013 with GroupRides core membership. Looking forward to 2014. My special thanks to our usual suspects and of course those who travelled far to come to this ride. I hope you were not disappointed. Until next time,

    3 · December 29, 2013

  • Andrew N.

    Great ride everyone, see you all in the new year!

    1 · December 29, 2013

  • Jesse R.

    Thought we were in right location and on time but no bikes there. Where are you?

    December 29, 2013

    • Mehran

      Peers coffee on los gatos. There is only 1

      December 29, 2013

    • Tom

      We had this problem before, Google Maps comes up with some place near Blossom Hill/Hwy 85 intersection.

      December 29, 2013

  • Jesse R.

    Oh. We landed at Starbucks in Saratoga. On our way over to Boulder Creek I think. If the group surfaces let us know. We will do the same.

    December 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was waiting for 20 minutes at the Starbucks and about to send out a message. I looked up the meet up and realized, duh, wrong coffee shop. Have you guys started?

    December 29, 2013

    • Jesse R.

      Thought we were in right location and on time but no bikes there. Where are you?

      December 29, 2013

  • Peter Sandberg Fd I.

    Ready to go.

    December 29, 2013

  • Mehran

    Zoom Zoom

    December 29, 2013

  • Martin M

    so is there a long line for sweep? Maybe we can create waitlist??? :)

    December 27, 2013

    • Mehran

      You are it !!!

      December 27, 2013

    • Martin M

      Yeah baby!!!!

      December 28, 2013

  • Ron S.

    The weather looks like it will be AMAZING!

    December 27, 2013

    • Mehran

      Externally speaking :-)

      December 28, 2013

  • Martin M

    Need a sweep???

    1 · December 27, 2013

  • Peter Sandberg Fd I.

    I have not been riding in this group for a while, but now I am back and it will be fun.

    1 · December 24, 2013

  • Grady F.

    Why does the graphic/pic make me think along the lines of: Sputnik, CCCP/USSR, etc? Signed, "The Pochemuchka"

    December 22, 2013

    • Mehran

      .... or ... "what happens on GroupRides stays on GroupRides ;~) "

      1 · December 22, 2013

  • Susan

    Love this! The usual suspects, our dear friends :)

    December 22, 2013

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