9:10AM PDT, May 11, 2013
Alpine and Portola
Rolling regroup across from Roberts (make sure everyone gets through the stop sign legally)
Top of Kings
Skylonda (usual place) (first time)
Portola and Sand Hill (the "6 foot" stop sign)
Regroups help keep the ride together...
Hammer up the hills if you want, sprint (safely) if you must, but this is a group ride, so let's be nice and try not to break the ride apart...
* If you decide to participate in a sprint, first please do so safely. Afterwards, please ease up -- let the pack catch up to you, rather than force the pack to chase you.
* When leaving skylonda down 84W, make sure the entire group has crossed the intersection safely before picking up speed.
WHAT, WHERE, WHEN: At 9:00 a.m. every Saturday, the Alto Velo "B" Ride meet's at Peet's Coffee and
Tea on State Street in Los Altos.
Ride leaves at 9:10!
RIDE ETIQUETTE: NEW RIDERS WELCOME! Be sociable with new folks. If
you're at the front early on, KNOW THE ROUTE and please look back to
see that the group is together (three souls gasping for air is not
considered a group). Paceline when possible, wait at tops of longer
climbs. Rolling regroups after difficult sections. Help people with
mechanicals if you're in their vicinity, and RELAY the message to the front.
Try to stay together. Let someone know if you are going to drop off
BEFORE THE RIDE or continue to the regroup area.
Kings (via Huddart)/WOLH/84E/Maze/Mt. Home/Sand Hill
Detailed Route: Foothill, L. Page Mill, R. Arastradero, L. Alpine, R. Portola,
R. Mountain Home, L. Woodside Road, R. Kings Mountain, R. Greer, L. thru Huddart
Park, R. Kings Mountain, L. Skyline, R. 84W, L. WOLH, L. Skyline (SR 35), R.
84E, L. Tripp, R. Kings Mountain, L. Manuella, L. Albion, R. Olive Hill, R. Canada, S. Mountain Home, L. Portola, L. Sand Hill, R. Santa Cruz, L. Serra, S. Foothill, Peet's
About 50 miles
ROUTE, AS ALWAYS, SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER OR DISCRETION OF
RIDE LEADER! :-)
"B" SIGNIFICANT CLIMBS:
Kings Mountain, WOLH
+ Helmets required.
+ The B ride obeys all traffic rules.
+ Hold a wheel and ride steady. Pack riding skills required.
+ At the regroups make sure to stop off the road keeping it clear for traffic.
PLEASE, keep a manageable pace after the regroups and difficult
sections. DO NOT race back to Peet's, let's use the last few miles to
recover from the ride, and take the chance and exchange few words with
the person riding by your side!
If this web page is not up to date, check the AV list on yahoogroups for the latest route.
B RIDE COORDINATOR: Steve Esswein, b-rides13 at altovelo dot org