WnD Extended season ride: Sept 23, 2009, 5:30p

September 22, 2009

Catherine and Laurel Change a flat

Lights are not a bad idea, just in case!

M pace, not a pansy ride!

Something totally different! You are invited to meet at 5:30 p.m. in San Jose at the corner of Camden Ave. and Almaden Expressway near the Tacos Al Pastor. More details will be coming. Superior Mexican food beer etc will follow the ride at Tacos Al Pastor. They have outside seating! Bring a sweatshirt or jacket for after.

Even if you don’t ride please come for SUPERIOR Mexican Food, Beer and stealthy wine at Tacos Al Pastor. They have outside seating like Una Mas.

As this ride was not posted to the ACTC newsletter there is no ACTC ride credit (for those that care about such things.)

Ride is a Bernal Bandit and Bailey ride:

[Route Sheet Is Here]

Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 5:30pm
Tacos Al Pastor
6469 Almaden Expy
San Jose, CA


Dorothy’s Ride Saturday, September 26

September 21, 2009

Dave Adler on Reynolds

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2009
Time: 11:00am – 6:00pm Location: Aptos, CA
Street: 150 Rancho del Mar shopping center
City/Town: Aptos, CA

Note: Brian Chun will lead a “ride to the ride” from the Los Gatos Park and Ride at 8 AM. Get extra credit!

Where: Meet by the KFC, South end of the Rancho del Mar shopping center, in Aptos. Route map here.

Why: Bike from the beach to the redwoods, with farmland, ranches and wineries in between! The route roughly follows the “Corralitos Wine Trail” past four (!) wineries. The best is reported to be Alfaro’s, and we’ll meet for tasting and lunch there. All wineries are marked on the map.

Stats: The “short loop” is about 25 miles, and 2000′ of climbing: 3 LM to M. The “Long Loop” adds another ~15 miles, with Mt. Madonna and Eureka Canyon as options. The “Ride to the Ride”, well, will be as long as you make it–bike from SJ to Aptos and back.

Notes:

  1. You can ride to the ride with Brian Chun. Meet at 8 AM at the Los Gatos Park and Ride to take Old Santa Cruz Highway to Aptos, with other goats possible. Brian will have a sign-up sheet, and I’ll submit for club credit. You can also SAG back, if you like, in my car. (Room for up to 3 extra bikes/riders possible.)
  2. September 26 is the “Corralitos Wine Trail Festival”, with live music and free food (Corralitos sausages!) at the wineries! You can purchase a pass to all 4 wineries for $35 here, or pay $10 for each winery you want to visit. Alfaro’s is the only “official” stop, however: they have award-winning wines and a good selection, and are expecting us. Also, they have limited picnic facilities, and are close to the Corralitos Market, if you want to purchase something for lunch. See the route map for locations of wineries and the market.
  3. Dave will pick up your wine purchases for you! Simply text or phone me by 3 PM on the ride day at 408-230-7164 and leave a message with your name, the winery, and number of bottles. I’ll bring them back to the ride start or San Jose, as you prefer.
  4. MOST IMPORTANT: Be aware that drinking and riding can be a potentially dangerous and/or illegal combination, so use good judgment. Also, be aware that there may be extra drivers on the road, some who may have been drinking–so keep an eye out! Dave and his sidekick Carlie will happily (and discreetly) SAG anyone who asks, no questions asked!

Hope to see everyone there!

Dave Adler


WnD Extended Season Ride Friday, 5:30 p.m.

August 27, 2009

Something totally different! You are invited to meet at 5:30 p.m. in San Jose at the corner of Camden Ave. and Almaden Expressway near the Tacos Al Pastor. More details will be coming. Superior Mexican food beer etc will follow the ride at Tacos Al Pastor. They have outside seating! Bring a sweatshirt or jacket for after.

Even if you don’t ride please come for SUPERIOR Mexican Food, Beer and stealthy wine at Tacos Al Pastor. They have outside seating like Una Mas.

As this ride was not posted to the ACTC newsletter there is no ACTC ride credit (for those that care about such things.)

Ride is a Bernal Bandit ride:

[Route Sheet Here]

Friday, August 28, 2009, 5:30pm
Tacos Al Pastor
6469 Almaden Expy
San Jose, CA