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We are carefully monitoring the weather for tomorrow. It looks like there may be a nice break in the rain from 5:00am until about 3:00pm. We’ll make a final call early tomorrow morning and send out an email before 7:00am. Stay tuned....
Let's try this again - Sunday is LAP 7 - Niles, Palomares, Eden, Castro Valley for coffee, Palomares (35miles and 3054'). There is an option to skip Eden which reduces the mileage to 29 and the climbing to 2488'. You could also skip coffee and u-turn at the bottom of Palomares or turn at the top of Palomares.
You know the drill - print your attached route sheet and if the forecast becomes sketchy, Ken will send out an email by 7AM Sunday. Don't forget about the time change on Saturday night! It will be a bit chillier at the start an hour earlier than normal. Have fun and I (Lori) will see you next week.
Lori, Ken and Vicki
WhenSun, March 3, 9am – 3pm
WhereNiles parking lot across from H St on Niles Blvd. ()
MILEAGE: 35 (29)
ELEVATION GAIN: 3054' (2488')
START: Niles parking lot across from H St on Niles Blvd.
Have we got scenery for you on today’s ride! Starting in Niles, we’ll ride to Palomares Road for a scenic & sustained climb. After we catch our breath, we’ll lose it again as we tear back down the hill. We will next explore Eden Canyon and follow it all the way to the end. There is an option to skip Eden which reduces the route by 6 miles and 566' of elevation gain. Then back down the canyon and up into Castro Vally for a quick break with some fuel which we will need to climb the "fun" side of Palomares. We can think of pizza toppings and beer to distract us from the last mile of climbing. Once we are back in Niles, join us for beer and a slice of pizza at Bronco Billy's for an unofficial regroup.
PDF versions of our Excel route sheets will be sent out via email to FFBC’s https://ffbc.groups.io/g/info/topics a few days before each ride. We ask that you print and bring it to the ride. The link to the route on ridewithgps.com is available for downloading but any route sheet generated from the link is for information only and does not have listed regroups.
We will maintain a Touring through Moderate pace (10 to 16 mph). No drops and regroups as needed. Extreme weather or construction may modify the route and rain cancels. A ride cancellation email will be sent to https://ffbc.groups.io/g/info/topics by the ride leader on the morning of the ride if it is being cancelled (no email means the ride is on). If you are unsure of the ride status, call or text ride leader on the morning of the ride.
Lori Sommer (510) 693-8624
Ken Goldman (510) 378-5027
Vicki Robinson (510) 813-2844
<2019 LAP 7.pdf>