Monday, November 16, 2009

king's mountain (tunitas creek climb)

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Total Distance: 127.80 km (79.4 mi)
Total Time: 6:29:06
Moving Time: 5:16:27
Average Speed: 19.71 km/h (12.2 mi/h)
Average Moving Speed: 24.23 km/h (15.1 mi/h)
Max Speed: 69.30 km/h (43.1 mi/h)
Min Elevation: -27 m (-89 ft)
Max Elevation: 637 m (2089 ft)
Elevation Gain: 2293 m (7521 ft)
Max Grade: 24 %
Min Grade: -13 %
Recorded: Mon Nov 16 09:31:48 PDT 2009

santa cruz mountains!
finally went south instead of north.. there was some beautiful coastline, and devil's slide was fun, but other than that the first 20 miles or so (of highway one) were a little too gnar gnar if you ask me.. but you didn't.

this  is the tunnel they're building through the mountain because devils slide has been known to  crumble down the cliff (and in to the ocean) every once and a while.

finally! i turn (off cabrillo highway aka 1) onto verde rd. and onto tunitas creek rd (pictured)

i climbed-up (7 miles gaining 2000 feet) king's mountain and turned left onto skyline blvd
this is crystal springs reservoir and the later pictures are of san andreas lake. both of these bodies of water are filling the san andreas valley (created by the san andreas fault not unlike tomales bay!) the bail-down on skyline blvd from kings mountain rd/tunitas creek rd lasted for 9 miles and was probably one of the straightest (least winding) descents in the area.
stumbled upon an awesome path that went on for about 8 or nine miles along the fault line!

the san andreas valley (dry side of the dam)

back to the golden gate park.. "ahhh..."

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