Looks like we will get a break from the rain and cold this Saturday, February 6th as projected temps will be in the mid 60’s.
We will be taking our group ride outdoors for an LSD consisting of about 40 miles (Inspiration Point to Danville Peets- may be more if you bike to Inspiration Point or Orinda Bart) with about 2,000 feet of climbing in ZONE 2. Two start options to help with those living in various places in the east bay or those who may want to bart and cut the distance to a flat 32 miles.
Start Option A: Meet at Inspiration Point at 9:55AM via bike or car. ROLL at 10:00AM. About 40 miles with a climb back up Wildcat to Inspiration Point.
Start Option B: Meet at Orinda Bart at 10:25AM via bike, car, or Bart. (Orinda Bart to Danville Peets and back is relatively flat and about 32 miles.) ROLL 10:30AM so you can join the group coming from Inspiration Point.
Where we are going:
We will ride together to Danville Peets where we will see all the other spandex-wearing folks in the east bay, refueling with grub and coffee then ride back towards Orinda Bart. Here you have the option of BARTing home or driving home if you drove to Bart, or you can continue up Wildcat Canyon back to Inspiration Point. There is also the option of heading home by bike to Oakland via Moraga Way, Canyon, Pinehurst, Skyline.
In keeping with our Pre-Season Power classes, we recommend staying in Zone 2 for most of the ride with some optional surges in Zone 3 and 4.
HELMETS REQUIRED! No exceptions.
To take into account:
This is not a non-drop ride. You should be able to ride minimum 13 MPH on flats though anyone can join as long as you have the route slip. You should also feel comfortable riding in a double paceline (as we might do on Danville Blvd.) If you are riding with aerobars, give yourself plenty of room in case of a sudden need to stop. You should be adept at changing a tire in case you find yourself alone with a flat. Bring phone, credit card/cash, extra tubes, pump/cartridges, nutrition, water, etc. No sag as this is an unsupported ride.
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