Category Archives: NorCal Ride Reports

Santa Cruz coastal ride and Portola Valley Ride Report by Oleg (June 2014)

I spent a few days in Palo Alto, and did two rides on Ritchey Breakaway. The first ride started in Saratoga – easy quick drive from San Jose airport. I wanted to do Marin Headlands but forgot that my flight … Continue reading

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Bay Area Ride Report (Oleg)

I did two long-ish (by my standards – 60+ miles, 6K+ ft of elevation gain, 4+ hrs) rides during my most recent visit to Bay Area. First day I started in Woodside, rode around Portola, went up Page Mill Road, … Continue reading

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Bay Area Descenders Ride with Keith James: Morgan Territory and Mount Diablo

Yesterday Keith James and I met in Bay Area (we started from Walnut Creek) to ride up Mount Diablo (spanish for, like, “Fighting Chicken”). It was good to see Keith and chat with him – doing it over cycling was … Continue reading

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Mt. Hamilton Ride Report (by David Voris)

Here is the trip report for today with Keith (Descenders Norcal). Pictures attached: I stayed up the Bay area this weekend preparing for Rechelle and Audrey to arrive for some college touring in NorCal this weekend. So Keith James (a … Continue reading

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Bay Area Descenders Ride

Jim and I went up to Bay Area for an experiment at the X-ray Free Electron Laser at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, or SLAC. We brought our bikes but it was raining almost non-stop. Except for the last day of our … Continue reading

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Mount Hamilton (ride report by Oleg)

Today I rode up Mt. Hamilton – the West side of Mt. Hamilton is an 18 mile climb  (from East Foothills) with a few short descents thrown in the middle – so even though Mt. Hamilton sits at 4,200ft elevation, … Continue reading

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NorCal Descenders Ride: Dave Voris, Keith and Oleg

(written by Oleg) Since I was visiting Berkeley I wanted to get in a Descenders ride with recent NorCal transplants – Keith and Dave Voris. We met at Castro Valley and soon were climbing up Redwood Road, which offers some … Continue reading

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