ADVrider - Bay Area Rim Job

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  1. R-dubb

    R-dubb Dubbious Adventurer

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    A few months ago I posted a route that runs around the Bay following the ridge tops of the surrounding mountains. The route runs 500 miles and includes most all of my favorite Bay Area back roads. cRAsH picked up the post and we've talked about it a couple of times since.
    The prior post is here:

    I am proposing to do a one day ADVrider outing on Wednesday, June 19 starting at Alice's 7:00am.

    MS Streets says the route will take 12 hours at mostly legal speeds without stops. So it will be a long one. I don't think traffic is a factor since there is virtually no freeway time and busy highways are also avoided.

    To do it in one day, weekends are definitely out since most of these roads are popular bikeways. For a visiting rider, this route would the most awesome way I can think of to take in the full Bay Area riding experience. For those familiar, the Hit List, in sequence, is as follows:

    Skyline
    Tunitas Creek
    Old Stage
    Pecadero
    Alpine
    Big Basin
    Jamison Creek
    Ice Cream Grade
    Empire Grade
    Eureka Canyon
    Loma Prieta
    Mt. Hamilton
    Mines
    Morgan Territory
    Pope Canyon
    Oakville Grade
    Trinity
    Point Reyes - Petaluma
    Sir Francis Drake
    Fairfax Bolinas
    Hwy. 1

    This is a foolishly ambitious outing which will no doubt result in some very tired asses getting home late. God knows how many turns come out of piling every twisty road ever built into one day. I've riden all but one or two of these in the past year at various times. It can be done....in one day.

    The date is somewhat flexible, but I think Friday through Monday is out, and it gets too hot and or foggy the later into the Summer we get. (Already a little late...)

    Anyone game???

    R-dubb

    Also, I can e-mail and EST or Garmin file to anyone who may want a copy.

    (Maps edited to reflect minor route changes 6/7)

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  2. Baldy

    Baldy Founder of ADV Administrator

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    Whoa, you are an adventurous nut case... :huh Why would anyone do this? You could get tired, hurt, hot...

    I'm in. :thumb

    It's my kinda day! Awesome, dude.

    By the way, bicyclists call Tunitas Creek "Tendonitis Hill." :):
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  3. jcolombo

    jcolombo Lurking Moderator

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    In.:thumb
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  4. Gordy

    Gordy SUPPORTER

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    Dude,
    Maybe I just lead a sheltered life,....but a title called " Bay Area Rim Ride " ????:confused :uhoh :ymca
    :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl
    Gordy
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  5. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    I guess you get your ass licked... I mean kicked, by this ride.
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  6. R-dubb

    R-dubb Dubbious Adventurer

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    I may be somewhat deviant from your run of the mill, normal, stinky ass, kinda guy, but your talking some shit. Shut-up and ride.

    If you get out this way, we got places you can go for that sorta thing....:flush :eatme

    R-dubb
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  7. cRAsH

    cRAsH Banned

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    Git 'em, R-dubb!
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  8. Gordy

    Gordy SUPPORTER

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    You post about a rim ride, and then tell me I'm talking shit !

    Is that an offer to stay at your place:rofl I'll have to pass.
    Gordy
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  9. cRAsH

    cRAsH Banned

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    Hey Gordy - if we call it the Bay Area Circle Jerk would you be more at home???
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  10. Gordy

    Gordy SUPPORTER

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    Crash, I think you are on to something....
    PMP.....used to be potted meat product.....
    With your new event..
    PMP=PIVOT MAN PEP:rofl

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  11. R-dubb

    R-dubb Dubbious Adventurer

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    Your still an asshole, but the logo stays. :super

    Could be worth the price of shirts.... or maybe it should be shorts in light of the subject matter.

    :tongue

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  12. thwack

    thwack Long timer

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    500 miles w/o stopping? Even if I got off my butt and installed my S4, I still gotta stop a couple times for fuel...and I don't have a 500 mile bladder either. :rofl

    Sounds fun...gotta check the calendar and work and see what I have to cancel to be there for it (tentative "in").

    I'll be in the slow-poke group...

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  13. R-dubb

    R-dubb Dubbious Adventurer

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    cRAsH,

    About this Rim Job, oh I mean ride...

    Do you know if the Uves Canyon road that connects from Summit to Casa Loma is a locked gate. I haven't been up there for a while. If that won't work, what is another clean way around to the San Jose side without going too far south?

    R-dubb

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  14. boyscout

    boyscout sittin' down

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    In :D :D :D :D :D

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    jimstrider Adventure StRider

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    Is this a GS-only ride, or will an RT be welcome? I'm willing to take the bike off-pavement (hard-packed dirt road), but not off-road.

    Did I get the off-pavement/off-road distinctions right?:D
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  16. R-dubb

    R-dubb Dubbious Adventurer

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    I guess that means you bought a new ride???:drums


    Jim,

    There is no time for off-road or even off-pavement for that matter. The road I'm asking cRAsH about is less than amile of gravel on the ridge and over. That is the only possible gravel spot. I'm still looking for a good way down to South San Jose from the top of Highland. The rest of the route is paved; bumpy and twisty, but no dirt. GS not req'd...

    R-dubb
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  17. boyscout

    boyscout sittin' down

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    Yep- No paperwork yet but I should be picking up my new KTM Adventure tomorrow :D :D

    I'm so excited. The Rim Ride, Uh Job, Uh Circle Jerk oughta let me know how comfy that seat is.

    -BS
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  18. Baldy

    Baldy Founder of ADV Administrator

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    It's approximately the same comfort level as my racing bicycle seat. :cry Bring lots of Advil. Plan to sleep on your stomach that night.
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  19. boyscout

    boyscout sittin' down

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    We'll see. On my (very short) test ride it seemed comfy enough, albeit narrow. One thing is, when I ride twisties my butt doesn't get too sore as I am moving around alot. It's freeway miles that do me in.

    -BS
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  20. fish

    fish Banned

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    Congrats on the new scoot, BS! Don't fuck it up, okay?
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