WnD Ride; June 10, 2009

June 9, 2009

Whine and Dine ride on Sanborn

[Click here to see more photos from the July 22, 2008 Sanborn ride]

Mellow Ride

Sanborn
I am only printing a few route sheets to conserve paper. Riders are encouraged to print your own route sheets before the ride. This is the only way you can be sure to get a route sheet. I am tired of wasting so much paper.

[Route Sheet, Click Here!]
Sanborn, be prepared for serious climbing! This is a six, yes a six! This is the one six we do on the mellow ride. It is a very pretty ride and a good workout.

This is a good workout! However, there is a “super mellow option,” see below!

This Ride is an ACTC Ride and there is ACTC ride credit for this option.

Whine and Dine Ride Details

About the rides

All the Whine and Dine Rides start at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in front of Summit Bikes in Los Gatos, CA. After the rides we go out for fun and food at Una Mas in Los Gatos.

[Participants Please Read This] <<–Click Here!

The Wednesday Whine and Dine Mountain Bike Ride

The Whine and Dine Mountain Bike Ride is listed for the same time as the road rides. I will be climbing slowly this year, so the pace is slow and social. The riders can influence which route we choose. The ride is listed for April, May, and June. If there is continued interest I will list it all summer. Meet at the same time and place as the road ride, Summit Bikes 6:00 PM. – Tyler French

This Ride is an ACTC Ride and there is ACTC ride credit for this option.

The Wednesday Whine and Dine road rides

Quick Spinner Road Ride

[Saratoga Six] <— Route Sheet Here!
24 miles with 2100 feet of climbing, this ride touches on Pierce, Mt. Eden, Quito and Highway 9.

This Ride is an ACTC Ride and there is ACTC ride credit for this option.

Mellow Road Ride

The Mellow ride! (See Above)

Super Mellow Road Ride Option

Kennedy/Shannon, Half Hicks

This friendly ride was not posted to the newsletter. So, this particular ride (the Super Mellow Road Ride Option)  is not an ACTC Ride. There is no ACTC ride credit for this optional “impromptu”  alternative. Riders on this ride, ride at their own risk. Riders on this ride will NOT be covered by ACTC’s insurance in the event of an accident!

[Route Sheet, Click Here]

Be Green, Print Your Own Route Sheet (when they are available)

I am only printing a few route sheets to conserve paper. Riders are encouraged to print your own route sheets before the ride. This is the only way you can be sure to get a route sheet. I am tired of wasting so much paper.

Hike

No current information regarding the hike. This blog post will be updated as more information becomes available!

This hike is not an ACTC Ride and there is no ACTC ride credit for this option.

Alcohol and Los Gatos Whine and Dine Rides

Please note: Any eating of burritos and/or possible consumption of alcohol will only occur after these Whine and Dine rides. Consumption of alcoholic beverages, including possible brewskies, will not be occurring on the ride, only after! Please drink responsibly.

Other things whine and dine

Want to be able to subscribe to the latest Whine and Dine news? You can even get it delivered to your phone! Check out the Whine and Dine Ride Twitter Feed:

http://twitter.com/whinedine

I have created a calendar of planned Whine and Dine Rides and events.

You can view the calendar at:
http://ical.me.com/s_sloan/WnD%20Calender

You can subscribe to the calendar at:
webcal://ical.me.com/s_sloan/WnD%20Calender.ics

Also, there is a whine and dine ride group on Facebook.

More Questions

Please contact Steve Sloan for Mellow Road Rides. For other events please contact the respective leaders.

ACTC Ride Sign Up Sheet

[Ride leaders for ACTC rides, download sign up sheet here]


WnD Ride, May 27, 2009

May 26, 2009

Jolyce on Memorial Day

Note to Whine and Diners:
The whine and dine rides were conceived from the very beginning as social rides. That is why they are not one ride but a series of rides and even a hike to appeal to a wide range of people. The idea is that people of various abilities, including new cyclists, can go and do social rides that interest them and then come together and socialize as a single group. These rides were never meant to be competitive. These rides will only work if riders share the road with respect for one another.

Last week the routes were such that the fast group ended up overtaking the slowest group from behind. There was a group of cyclists off the front of the fast ride that were riding in a style that seemed very aggressive, as though they were competing. These cyclists needlessly overtook the slower riders aggressively; passing very closely without so much as an “on your left” or any other warning.

Please practice courtesy on the road. If you do not know how to do that I suggest attending the ACTC academy to learn courtesy on the road or find other events more suited to competition behavior than the whine and dine rides.

~Steve

Mellow Ride

“Mellow Ride” Reynolds and Shannon/Kennedy, 5 LM/M

A fun and challenging climb. This is a serious climb! However, there is a “super mellow option,” see below!

[Route Sheet Here] – Please be green, print your own route sheet!

Whine and Dine Ride Details

About the rides

All the Whine and Dine Rides start at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in front of Summit Bikes in Los Gatos, CA. After the rides we go out for fun and food at Una Mas in Los Gatos.

The Wednesday Whine and Dine Mountain Bike Ride

The Whine and Dine Mountain Bike Ride is listed for the same time as the road rides. I will be climbing slowly this year, so the pace is slow and social. The riders can influence which route we choose. The ride is listed for April, May, and June. If there is continued interest I will list it all summer. Meet at the same time and place as the road ride, Summit Bikes 6:00 PM. – Tyler French

The Wednesday Whine and Dine road rides

Quick Spinner Road Ride

Quarry Redwood Gulch
Quarry / Redwood Gulch 24.5 m, 2100 ft (aprox) with some very steep climbing.

Mellow Road Ride

Reynolds: A fun and challenging ride! (See Above)

Super Mellow Road Ride Option

Kennedy/Shannon, Half Hicks

[Route Sheet, Click Here]

Be Green, Print Your Own Route Sheet (when they are available)

I am only printing a few route sheets to conserve paper. Riders are encouraged to print your own route sheets before the ride. This is the only way you can be sure to get a route sheet. I am tired of wasting so much paper.

Hike

No current information regarding the hike. This blog post will be updated as more information becomes available!

Alcohol and Los Gatos Whine and Dine Rides

Please note: Any eating of burritos and/or possible consumption of alcohol will only occur after these Whine and Dine rides. Consumption of alcoholic beverages, including possible brewskies, will not be occurring on the ride, only after! Please drink responsibly.

Other things whine and dine

Want to be able to subscribe to the latest Whine and Dine news? You can even get it delivered to your phone! Check out the Whine and Dine Ride Twitter Feed:

http://twitter.com/whinedine

I have created a calendar of planned Whine and Dine Rides and events.

You can view the calendar at:
http://ical.me.com/s_sloan/WnD%20Calender

You can subscribe to the calendar at:
webcal://ical.me.com/s_sloan/WnD%20Calender.ics

Also, there is a whine and dine ride group on Facebook.

Upcoming WnD weekend events include a full century planned for May 30th.

More Questions

Please contact Steve Sloan for Mellow Road Rides. For other events please contact the respective leaders.

ACTC Ride Sign Up Sheet

[Ride leaders, download sign up sheet here]


WnD Ride: May 13, 2009

May 13, 2009

Cyclists on Hicks

Mellow Ride: Cactus Garden Ride [Route Sheet here!]
This is a fun ride to a really interesting place. Pam found this really cool cactus garden at an estate located in Saratoga. I am recovering from sick and cannot ride a hard ride tonight.

Whine and Dine Ride Details

About the rides

All the Whine and Dine Rides start at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in front of Summit Bikes in Los Gatos, CA. After the rides we go out for fun and food at Una Mas in Los Gatos.

The Wednesday Whine and Dine Mountain Bike Ride

The Whine and Dine Mountain Bike Ride is listed for the same time as the road rides. I will be climbing slowly this year, so the pace is slow and social. The riders can influence which route we choose. The ride is listed for April, May, and June. If there is continued interest I will list it all summer. Meet at the same time and place as the road ride, Summit Bikes 6:00 PM. – Tyler

The Wednesday Whine and Dine road rides

Quick Spinner Road Ride

[Please see this post]

Mellow Road Ride

A fun ride! (See Above)

Super Mellow Road Ride Option

Kennedy/Shannon, The Embrace Shortie Ride

[Route Sheet, Click Here]

Be Green, Print Your Own Route Sheet (when they are available)

I am only printing a few route sheets to conserve paper. Riders are encouraged to print your own route sheets before the ride. This is the only way you can be sure to get a route sheet. I am tired of wasting so much paper.

Hike

No current information regarding the hike. This blog post will be updated as more information becomes available!

Alcohol and Los Gatos Whine and Dine Rides

Please note: Any eating of burritos and/or possible consumption of alcohol will only occur after these Whine and Dine rides. Consumption of alcoholic beverages, including possible brewskies, will not be occurring on the ride, only after! Please drink responsibly.

Other things whine and dine

Want to be able to subscribe to the latest Whine and Dine news? You can even get it delivered to your phone! Check out the Whine and Dine Ride Twitter Feed:

http://twitter.com/whinedine

I have created a calendar of planned Whine and Dine Rides and events.

You can view the calendar at:
http://ical.me.com/s_sloan/WnD%20Calender

You can subscribe to the calendar at:
webcal://ical.me.com/s_sloan/WnD%20Calender.ics

Also, there is a whine and dine ride group on Facebook.

Upcoming WnD weekend events include a full century planned for May 30th.

ACTC Ride Sign Up Sheet

[Ride leaders, download sign up sheet here]


WnD Ride: May 6, 2009

May 6, 2009

Whine and Dine Mountain Bikers
Mellow suggestion Cactus Garden Ride [Route Sheet here!]
This is a fun ride to a really interesting place. Pam found this really cool cactus garden at an estate located in Saratoga. I am sick and cannot ride tonight. I hope someone volunteers to lead this ride in my absence.

Whine and Dine Ride Details

About the rides

All the Whine and Dine Rides start at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in front of Summit Bikes in Los Gatos, CA. After the rides we go out for fun and food at Una Mas in Los Gatos.

The Wednesday Whine and Dine Mountain Bike Ride

The Whine and Dine Mountain Bike Ride is listed for the same time as the road rides. I will be climbing slowly this year, so the pace is slow and social. The riders can influence which route we choose. The ride is listed for April, May, and June. If there is continued interest I will list it all summer. Meet at the same time and place as the road ride, Summit Bikes 6:00 PM. – Tyler

The Wednesday Whine and Dine road rides

Quick Spinner Road Ride

[Please see this post]

Mellow Road Ride

A fun ride! (See Above)

Super Mellow Road Ride Option

Kennedy/Shannon, The Embrace Shortie Ride

[Route Sheet, Click Here]

Be Green, Print Your Own Route Sheet (when they are available)

I am only printing a few route sheets to conserve paper. Riders are encouraged to print your own route sheets before the ride. This is the only way you can be sure to get a route sheet. I am tired of wasting so much paper.

Hike

No current information regarding the hike. This blog post will be updated as more information becomes available!

Alcohol and Los Gatos Whine and Dine Rides

Please note: Any eating of burritos and/or possible consumption of alcohol will only occur after these Whine and Dine rides. Consumption of alcoholic beverages, including possible brewskies, will not be occurring on the ride, only after! Please drink responsibly.

Other things whine and dine

Want to be able to subscribe to the latest Whine and Dine news? You can even get it delivered to your phone! Check out the Whine and Dine Ride Twitter Feed:

http://twitter.com/whinedine

I have created a calendar of planned Whine and Dine Rides and events.

You can view the calendar at:
http://ical.me.com/s_sloan/WnD%20Calender

You can subscribe to the calendar at:
webcal://ical.me.com/s_sloan/WnD%20Calender.ics

Also, there is a whine and dine ride group on Facebook.

Upcoming WnD weekend events include a full century planned for May 30th.

ACTC Ride Sign Up Sheet

[Ride leaders, download sign up sheet here]


Whine and Dine Ride: April 8, 2009

April 8, 2009

Andy Chang riding two bikes

Personal request – I lead the mellow ride. Please do not call me for ride info about any rides I do not lead. I have no more information than is posted here. My phone is 408/605-0692

~Steve

Whine and Dine Ride Details

Update April 8, 3:55 p.m.
My ride is on! I will be there at start time. I have decided rain is not going to be allowed this evening.

All the Whine and Dine Rides start at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in front of Summit Bikes in Los Gatos, CA. After the rides we go out for fun and food at Una Mas in Los Gatos.

The Wednesday Whine and Dine Mountain Bike Ride

No current information regarding the mountain bike ride. This blog post will be updated as more information becomes available!

The Wednesday Whine and Dine road rides

Quick Spinner Road Ride

[Please See this post]

Mellow Road Ride

Kennedy/Shannon, The Embrace Shorty Backwards Ride

We will be doing the same route we did last week but going the other way. Think of this as the Yin ride as compared to last week’s Yang ride. Opposites attract. It is fun doing it different!

[Route Sheet, Click Here]

Be Green, Print Your Own Route Sheet (when they are available)

I am only printing a few route sheets to conserve paper. Riders are encouraged to print your own route sheets before the ride. This is the only way you can be sure to get a route sheet. I am tired of wasting so much paper.

Hike

No current information regarding the hike. This blog post will be updated as more information becomes available!

Alcohol and Los Gatos Whine and Dine Rides

Please note: Any eating of burritos and/or possible consumption of alcohol will only occur after these Whine and Dine rides. Consumption of alcoholic beverages, including possible brewskies, will not be occurring on the ride, only after! Please drink responsibly.

ACTC Ride Sign Up Sheet

[Ride leaders, download sign up sheet here]


WnD Rides and Hike: Sep 2, 2008

September 2, 2008

Cyclists at Cactus Garden on August 26, 2008

[More photos from Aug. 26, 2008 Here]

Most Recent Update: Tue Sep  2 17:04:59 PDT 2008
Personal request – I lead the mellow ride. Please do not call me about any rides I do not lead. I have no more information than is posted here.
~Steve

Ride Details

All the Whine and Dine Rides start at 6 pm on Tuesday in front of Summit Bikes in Los Gatos, CA. After the rides we go out for fun and food at Una Mas in Los Gatos.

Mountain Bike Ride

Details will be posted when/if they become available.

The Tuesday Whine and Dine road rides

Quick Spinner Road Ride

Details are posted here.

Mellow Road Ride

Mellow Ride – Shannon/Kennedy and half Hicks, other half Hicks and/or Loma Almaden Optional
3LM, 17mi, (5 and 6 M optional)
[For
Mellow Ride Route Sheet Click Here]
This ride can be easy, or very hard, depending on how it is ridden. Today’s ride offers various paces and grades. The easier option offers Kenndy and Shannon (3) and the not too steep part of Hicks. If you want to do the hard options, you will need to shoot out of the gate to get all of Hicks in before dark. If that is not hard enough, very hard core riders choosing this ride may want to do all of Hicks (5) and maybe even Loma Almaden (6).

Note the route sheet lists the climb to the top of Hicks but this days ride mellow component turns around at (or before) the switchback before the hard climb starts. [Click here to see a photo of the “double diamond” sign at the turn around point.]

The rest of Hicks and Loma Almaden are “for credit” options. If you want to do the option(s) be prepared for a longer and a challenging ride. I am okay with you leaving early if you want to do this option. If you do, let me know you did. You may want to bring lights. This week you can be both studly and/or mellow! If you plan to be studly, please do it with a buddy!

Be Green, Print Your Own Route Sheet

I am only printing a few route sheets to conserve paper. Riders are encouraged to print your own route sheets before the ride. This is the only way you can be sure to get a route sheet. I am tired of wasting so much paper.

[For Mellow Ride Route Sheet Click Here]

Hike

According to Sue, the hike appears to be on after all!

UPDATES
Will update this post when information is received. Please check back later right here on this blog. Please do not call me about this hike. I have no more information than is posted here. I am not leading this hike.

Alcohol and Los Gatos Whine and Dine Rides

Please note: Any eating of burritos and/or possible consumption of alcohol will occur after the Whine and Dine rides. Consumption of alcoholic beverages, including possible brewskies, will not be occurring on the ride, only after!

Please drink responsibly.

ACTC Ride Sign Up Sheet

[Ride leaders, download sign up sheet here]