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Saratoga Gap - intermediate pace

Pace:  Intermediate 

Route is rocky/rooty single track and fire road.  Knobby tires/good brakes/no hybrid bikes.  

Stoplight is on Hwy 9 past Redwood Gulch so plan accordingly.  

Bring master chain link/spare tube/helmet and water. 

Email me if you have never been on this trail and have questions. 


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  • Su

    I waited at the parking lot until 6 and asked around but no one was from this group. I was in the neon green shirt. Good to ride dirt again. https://www.strava.com/activities/164346201

    July 10, 2014

    • Su

      Julie, it was a good ride. It's nice to be on dirt again. Ryan, I saw the comment about the traffic to S. gap so I decided to ride Fremont Older.

      July 10, 2014

    • Ryan B.

      Oh, OK. I stayed at the Gap.

      July 11, 2014

  • Craig G.

    I accidentally showed up at 5pm. Came up Redwood Gulch and only had to wait about 15min at the 2nd light. I rode the loop fast and came back to the lot just after 6pm, met Ryan.

    July 10, 2014

    • Ryan B.

      The friend of that guy did eventually show up with another friend. They showed up on 10+ year old downhill bikes and were super slow - going down, too! It was embarrassing.

      July 10, 2014

  • Julie

    Sorry for canceling Ryan. I'm not sure how you got through on time. Hope you enjoyed the ride. I'm with Mark and Neal, I was so looking forward to this ride. I think there was more traffic than usual on Hwy 9 due to the traffic on Hwy 17 Los Gatos/Summit. Next time.

    July 10, 2014

    • Ryan B.

      I came from San Francisco so I came from the north on Skyline. It seems two sections of hwy 9 are down to one lane.

      July 10, 2014

  • Aaron

    Headed to older

    July 10, 2014

  • Ryan B.

    I made it hear just fine. Will hang around if anyone else shows. I'm going solo if nobody does!

    July 10, 2014

  • Mark

    I was so looking forward to this ride.

    July 10, 2014

    • Neal

      Yeah I was too

      July 10, 2014

  • Neal

    Was trying to take 9 but it's a nightmare, I'm gonna turn back

    July 10, 2014

    • Julie

      Yup next week or head to fremont older if near the park.

      July 10, 2014

    • Neal

      Fremont older it is :)

      July 10, 2014

  • Vinh P.

    Sorry, I am going to bail...traffic is terrible.

    July 10, 2014

  • Su

    I guess I will go bike Fremont Olders. Thanks for the heads up.

    July 10, 2014

  • Julie

    Extreme traffic on hwy 17 and 9. If you cancel out I understand. Perhaps head to older. I'm stuck at Saratoga springs and will bail in about 15 minutes. Sorry. Didn't think the stoplights would be this bad.

    July 10, 2014

  • Mark

    I'm sorry Julie, I'm forced to turn around stuck on winchester. It's barely moving and Highway 17 has a lane closed

    July 10, 2014

  • Julie

    I would take pierce to 9 if possible so you'll be a little ahead of the traffic.

    July 10, 2014

  • Julie

    Gap to long ridge to peters creek to Zen lake to switchback and back around as usual. Hope the traffic eases up soon.

    July 10, 2014

  • Julie

    Traffic hwy 9 stuck before pierce. Hopefully not for long.

    July 10, 2014

  • Henry P.

    After sitting in traffic for the past 90 minutes, I've realized how much my back hurts from the bicycle tumble I took yesterday. Unfortunately I will have to bail. Have fun everyone!

    July 10, 2014

  • Sahib K.

    Does anybody have a link to one of their rides on Strava? Would be great so I can get an idea of what this ride entails. Thanks!

    July 9, 2014

    • Su

      http://www.strava.com...­ My last mtb ride on 5/30/13. It starts at the parking lot and one loop of peter creek.

      July 9, 2014

    • Sahib K.

      Thanks guys! I'm going to pass for this evening and get in a couple smaller MTB rides first, hope to be riding with you all soon!

      July 10, 2014

  • Martin

    Daughter has VB same time - catch you next time!

    July 9, 2014

  • Su

    What is "intermediate pace"?

    I haven't been on my mtb bike in a year so I'm not sure of my pace. Worst case, I will be out there trying to ride at least one loop of Peter Creek and back.

    July 8, 2014

    • Julie

      I wouldn't recommend this specific ride if you have not been riding for awhile. We don't stop too frequently due to weekday time limitations. I will send you an email through your profile to discuss further as I want you to enjoy SJMTB rides.

      July 8, 2014

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