Wednesday, February 10, 2010

tunitas creek/kings mountain

a nice little ride through the santa cruz mountains...   i found a less gnarly way to get down to pacifica/half moon bay.. ride up skyline blvd to westridge road where (right) and hop onto skyline DRIVE (parallel to skyline blvd).. it's a climb through a suburban neighborhood with some killer views of the mountains/pacific ocean.. then you take a left on crenshaw and a quick right onto polmetto and follow the bike signs from there (they eventually lead you back to cabrillo highway (1).. this avoids riding on the freeway completely!
then it was on down to tunitas creek road, a quick stop at the bike hut to fill up and i hammered up tunitas in 39 minutes up to skyline.. caught my breath and flew down the excellent descent down kings mountain road.. to get back to the city, you take a left on woodside rd, left on cañada rd follow the signs to highway 35 (dont turn onto it, go straight for a minute and you find the san andreas bike path on the left). didn't take many pictures on this ride as i was racing the sun and didn't stop much.. that's what i get for leaving at 12:15pm in the winter.
tunitas creek road+kings mountain road=REDWOODS!
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Total Distance: 138.12 km (85.8 mi)
Total Time: 6:04:38
Moving Time: 5:22:37
Average Speed: 22.95 km/h (14.3 mi/h)
Average Moving Speed: 25.69 km/h (16.0 mi/h)
Max Speed: 64.80 km/h (40.3 mi/h)
Min Elevation: -30 m (-100 ft)
Max Elevation: 620 m (2033 ft)
Elevation Gain: 1983 m (6507 ft)
Max Grade: 20 %
Min Grade: -24 %
Recorded: Wed Feb 10 12:19:43 PDT 2010

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