Ride Leader: Jim (aka Flash) & Shel
Start: Leave from Kaiser @ 8:00 am
Description: 2-5/B-C/25-35 This ride will be a hybrid ride in the direction of Tunnel and Skyline. At the bottom of Tunnel Road, there will be a selection of easy or hard routes, easy being up Tunnel (led by Shel), hard being up the back side of Hiller, Charring Cross, Bristol, et al to Marlborough/Skyline/Sibley (led by Flash). Both routes regroup at Sibley. Remainder of the ride will be Skyline to Butters/Monterey/38th. Possible PH loop add on.
TEAM ALAMEDA ride ratings, in this order = HILLINESS / PACE / MILEAGE
Hilliness Group / Grades Description / Example
1: 0-2 % Essentially flat/ All Alameda, Marina rides
2: 2-6 % A Few Low Hills/ Montclair Peets, Domingo Peets rides
3: 6-8 % Moderately Hilly/ Tunnel, Skyline, Redwood, Butters Canyon
4: 6-12 % Very Hilly / Three Bears, Pinehurst, Snake Rd., Claremont
5: 12+ % Extremely Hilly / Marin, Vollmer, Hiller, Thorndale, Ascot, Donald Dr.
Pace Group / Average Miles per Hour, Ride Description (varies, depends on leader)
A: 8 -10 Easy Pace, frequent stops, good for new riders
B: 10-12 Steady Pace, fewer stops, for experienced riders
C: 12-14 Steady faster pace, most century riders are this pace
D: 14-16 Fast pace, for strong experienced riders, maybe one stop