Friday, May 28, 2010

front (south) side of mt. tamalpias (west peak)

climbed up to the west peak in some very interesting weather before work. quite enjoyable despite being the beginning of a holiday weekend.

Created by My Tracks on Android.
Total Distance: 69.67 km (43.3 mi)
Total Time: 3:23:09
Moving Time: 2:57:58
Average Speed: 20.61 km/h (12.8 mi/h)
Average Moving Speed: 23.49 km/h (14.6 mi/h)
Max Speed: 64.80 km/h (40.3 mi/h)
Min Elevation: -30 m (-100 ft)
Max Elevation: 727 m (2385 ft)
Elevation Gain: 1394 m (4575 ft)
Max Grade: 15 %
Min Grade: -18 %
Recorded: Fri May 28 10:37:38 PDT 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

MT. Hamilton (via mines rd)

i took out mount hamilton from the pleasanton bart station. rode through about 10 miles of civilization (pleasanton/livermore), then turned down mines road (the tour of california had been on mines the day before) into the most remote area i've been too. i turned right onto san antonio valley rd (highway 130) at the junction, and then climbed up to the top of mount hamilton (4360 ft), the highest peak in the bay area. lots of false climbs on this one (where you think you're finally climbing the mountain, but really just more and more lumps, bumps, foothills, and the rest) afterwards i flew down mt hamilton rd (still highway 130) into san jose, took a left onto alum rock, and rode downtown to the caltrain station. excellent views on this mountain. LOTS and LOTS of wildlife too. nice one.

Total Distance: 136.58 km (84.9 mi)
Total Time: 6:49:59
Moving Time: 5:43:12
Average Speed: 20.04 km/h (12.5 mi/h)
Average Moving Speed: 23.88 km/h (14.8 mi/h)
Max Speed: 61.20 km/h (38.0 mi/h)
Min Elevation: -9 m (-30 ft)
Max Elevation: 1265 m (4150 ft)
Elevation Gain: 2395 m (7858 ft)
Max Grade: 9 %
Min Grade: -17 %
Recorded: Thu May 20 13:11:31 PDT 2010

plus 3 miles to bart, and 4 miles home from caltrain = approximately 92 miles and about 8,000 ft climbing..

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

mount diablo loop clockwise

Created by My Tracks on Android.
Total Distance: 70.76 km (44.0 mi)
Total Time: 5:55:17
Moving Time: 3:44:46
Average Speed: 11.96 km/h (7.4 mi/h)
Average Moving Speed: 18.89 km/h (11.7 mi/h)
Max Speed: 58.50 km/h (36.4 mi/h)
Min Elevation: -18 m (-58 ft)
Max Elevation: 1139 m (3737 ft)
Elevation Gain: 1731 m (5681 ft)
Max Grade: 14 %
Min Grade: -11 %
Recorded: Tue May 18 09:59:21 PDT 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

menlo > OLH > 84 > alpine > page mill road > cañada rd > skyline

caltrain to menlo park.. two passes of the santa cruz mountains: old la honda road, and alpine road/page mill road (via highway 84 & pescadero).. then i followed the san andreas fault back to the city.
caltrain is quite awesome.. bart is so un-bike-friendly it was really refreshing to ride a "chuga chuga woo woo" style train..

Total Distance: 130.34 km (81.0 mi)
Total Time: 7:26:52
Moving Time: 5:41:21
Average Speed: 17.53 km/h (10.9 mi/h)
Average Moving Speed: 22.91 km/h (14.2 mi/h)
Max Speed: 67.50 km/h (41.9 mi/h)
Min Elevation: -30 m (-98 ft)
Max Elevation: 716 m (2351 ft)
Elevation Gain: 2727 m (8947 ft)
Max Grade: 15 %
Min Grade: -15 %
Recorded: Fri May 14 10:06:00 PDT 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

menlo park > old la honda > tunitas > kings mountain > caltrain

La Tunitas

Distance 51.6 mi
Min Alt 3.281 ft
Max Alt 2070.210 ft
Max Speed 179.6 mph
Avg Speed 7.4 mph
Start Time 2010-05-11T17:14:07Z
End Time 2010-05-12T00:11:23Z

Monday, May 10, 2010

35 to cabrillo highway (1) to montara beach

so we were on our way to go camping in big basin (near santa cruz in the mountains) when we ended up with a serious technical difficulty. we had used duct tape and shoelaces (excellent combo) to attach some bags/shoes/items to our bikes.. both of our bikes are light, fast, racing bikes.. pat's happens to be an all carbon madone 5.9 (due to trek's incredible warranty program) and he happened to fashion his shoes to the bike in a less than perfect way.. let's just say some screws were cut off, and the seat mask was ruined... anyway, we decided to get picked up (thanks änna) and spent the day glad that we broke down in such an awesome place (montara beach, just south of devil's slide on highway one).. after änna arrived, i had a woman offer to let us borrow her brand new car.. pretty nice.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

CA-1 - bofax - bolinas ridge - frontside baildown (tam)

usually don't have people in my photos i know, but i only took a few pictures on this ride, and i figured a photo of patrick climbing up through the redwoods near the middle of bofax would be appropriate.. sometimes in the redwoods you forget you're climbing.. i guess you sort of forget everything really.

Monday, May 3, 2010

alpine dam loop counter clockwise (con west peak)

about 5500 feet of elevation gain, and approximately 60 miles.. alpine dam is a favorite. my phone was acting quite sour for a bit.. now i've realized i need to treat it like the computer that it is.. reinstall the program, delete all my messages and other cashe, etc.. now it's working a little better for me as of late.
as always, the most beautiful parts of the rides are usually not convenient places to take pictures.. you get sort of an idea if you go back through all the posts labeled alpine dam loop, but you know, you kind of had to be there.