: Leave from Kaiser @ 9:00 am
: 3/BC/40 Join me at 9AM. We will proceed through E'ville, through Berkeley to Albany. Up Buchanan to roundabout, up Los Angeles to Spruce. Finally, a right turn leads to Griz, a 3 mile climb at moderate grades. Home about noon.
Short note: this a challenging loop but very friendly. My pace will be slow.
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