WnD Day Ride, March 8, 2017

March 7, 2017

WnD Day Ride, March 8, 2017

Mt. Eden/Pierce From Blossom Hill Square

Wet Pavement in Morning Will Cancel Ride!

Wed, 8 March 2017
10:00 AM
33.5 miles, 2200 ft. climbing, 4 LM
Billy Goat – Mt. Eden/Pierce

The Wednesday ride will be a 4 LM about 30 miles at a mellow and social pace.

Ride Start Harwood and Blossom Hill in Los Gatos. Meet in the Blossom Hill Square Shopping Center, at Starbucks, 14040 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos, California 95032

Lunch will be at Una Mas in Los Gatos.

Please click here to see and print a PDF version of the route sheet.


Whine and Dine, Aug 14

August 13, 2012

About the road rides

The plan is for three options, all will be social, all climb hills. Tweener M option will do some easy sixes, and may try some harder fives at an M pace. QS option may do very challenging hills at a quicker M to MB pace. The Mellow LM option will not do anything steeper than a four.

Mellow LM riders are expected to ride together at the pace of the slowest rider on the Mellow LM ride with all riders being rested at regroups.

Route sheets provided on-line, on the blog, and a few on the ride. Meet at Summit Bikes, Main Street in Los Gatos, across the street from the Los Gatos Library. Rain or intense heat cancels. Burritos after. Be there around six-ish (I get off work at 5,) we roll around then. Typically another cyclist will lead the Quick Spinners option.

Please print a route sheet if you want one!

The Road Options

Whine and Dine Quick Spinners

Bohlman On Orbit <-Route Sheet Here
Whine and Dine, Quick Spinners, Bohlman On Orbit, featuring 19.4 miles and 2650 feet of climbing. This is a hard and very steep 6.

Whine and Dine Tweener M

Sanborn “Classic” Version <- Route Sheet 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.

Whine and Dine Mellow LM

Mellow LM riders are expected to ride together at the pace of the slowest rider on the Mellow LM ride with all riders being rested at regroups.

Kennedy/Shannon with half or whole Hicks, Reynolds, Loma Almaden options <- Route Sheet Here
Cafeteria Style Ride; This mellow bike ride is cafeteria style. It has four options, ranges from Super Mellow to OMG. This ain’t no pansy ride! Mix-em, match-em or ride-em all if you dare.

Mountain Bike Ride

I expect to lead the MTB ride starting Aug 14 through the end of the season. – Tyler

Hike

Do not know the status of this yet.

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

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


Whine and Dine, Aug. 7

August 5, 2012

About the road rides

The plan is for three options, all will be social, all climb hills. Tweener M option will do some easy sixes, and may try some harder fives at an M pace. QS option may do very challenging hills at a quicker M to MB pace. The Mellow LM option will not do anything steeper than a four.

Mellow LM riders are expected to ride together at the pace of the slowest rider on the Mellow LM ride with all riders being rested at regroups.

Route sheets provided on-line, on the blog, and a few on the ride. Meet at Summit Bikes, Main Street in Los Gatos, across the street from the Los Gatos Library. Rain or intense heat cancels. Burritos after. Be there around six-ish (I get off work at 5,) we roll around then. Typically another cyclist will lead the Quick Spinners option.

Please print a route sheet if you want one!

The Road Options

Whine and Dine Quick Spinners

Mount Eden/Pierce via Quarry
This Quick Spinner ride is Mt Eden/Pierce via Quarry. It is 20.5 miles with about 1400 feet of climbing.

Whine and Dine Tweener M

Reynolds and Shannon/Kennedy, 5 M <-Route Sheet Here!
This is Shannon-Hicks/Reynolds-Kennedy. A fun and challenging climb. Be prepared, this is a serious climb!

Whine and Dine Mellow LM

Mellow LM riders are expected to ride together at the pace of the slowest rider on the Mellow LM ride with all riders being rested at regroups.

Cactus Garden Ride LM <-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.

Mountain Bike Ride

Do not know the status of this yet.

Hike

Do not know the status of this yet.

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

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

ACTC Ride Sign Up Sheet

[Ride leaders, download sign up sheet here]


Saturday Ride: July 23, 2011

July 20, 2011

Coleman and Winfield Park and Ride

42 mi, 3 LM-M, Billy Goat, Llagas/Willow Springs

Starts at 9:30 a.m.

You are all invited. Start is at the Coleman and Winfield Park and Ride [MAP].

Willow Springs/Llegas Rd. (About 42 miles) <<-Route Sheet Here
This ride features lunch at a great end of ride location, The Mexican Deli; my favorite burrito and beer place. But, do not expect good food or water stops before that. Bring adequate water and food to sustain you for about nine tenths of the ride. You will have an appetite by the lunch that comes near the end of the ride.
Steve Sloan
s_sloan@mac.com

408-359-STEV (7838)

Three Expectations for Special and Longer Rides

  1. Please do not come on the ride expecting to be accommodated if you cannot keep the pace. These are social rides but they are listed at a certain pace with the expectation that the riders on the ride will be able to maintain the pace through the entirety of the ride. If you cannot keep the pace you may be dropped. That said, you have the right to complain and expect that the ride will not get out of control. If it seems the pace is being pushed please ask the ride leader(s) to bring the ride back to the rated pace.
  2. Please do not come on the ride expecting to be accommodated if you have plans to be back at a certain time later in the day. Most of these rides are planned as social day-long events. Unanticipated flats and head winds can happen and cause the ride to go longer than expected. We do plan to be back in a reasonable time and commit to being back by dark. We plan on multiple breaks and regroups. There is no commitment to a certain time to be back. If you need to be back early, please make your own plans to do so.
  3. Please look at the route sheet and decide before the ride if that is a route you want to follow. The route is the route and if you want to follow another route please make your own plans to do so.

Whine and Dine Ride; June 7, 2011

June 7, 2011

Computer Glitch

Ack, it appears like some of the rides might have gotten listed as being at 6 a.m. That is so wrong. It is my bad, my mistake, the ride scheduler software hates me! Of course the rides are at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays at Summit Bikes in Los Gatos!

Mellow Ride

Villa Montalvo Ojai Short Option
This route can be bit confusing for the directionally challenged (like me.) It takes cyclists up Villa Montalvo, Peach Hill and Ojai.

Quick Spinners

hi Steeevo – today we’re going around the lake for a traditional Mt Eden/Pierce. Those that want to can add Redwood Gulch, too.

Mount Eden/Pierce
A traditional Mt Eden/Pierce Quick Spinners ride at 26 miles and 1700 ft (aprox)

Peggggggy

Mountain Bike Ride

Typically run each week by Tyler.

Meal Directions

MAP to Una Mas

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.

ACTC Ride Sign Up Sheet

[Ride leaders, download sign up sheet here]


Whine and Dine: April 26, 2011

April 25, 2011
Peg and Sarah at the April 12, 2011 Whine and Dine

Peggggy and Sarah at the April 12, 2011 Whine and Dine

Mellow Ride

Shannon-Hicks-Kennedy
You have not lived until you have done it backwards. So, this ride is Kennedy/Shannon + Hicks only backwards! This is a good ride with a very hard option! It can be easy or very hard, depending on how it is ridden. Typically this ride will be various paces. I will not be climbing all of Hicks. Some of the hard core riders may want to do all of Hicks and maybe even more! Note the route sheet lists the climb to the top of Hicks but this day’s ride turns around at the switchback where the hard climb starts. The rest of Hicks as an option. If you want to do the option be prepared for a longer and a challenging ride. We will not be there for the option, so please plan to do it with a buddy!

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.

About the Mellow Ride Routes

Tue 2010 Whine and Dine Mellow (aka Pansy) Ride
6:00 PM ish 12-20 mi, 3-6 (yes that is six) LM-M Billy Goats = Various!

My philosophy about this ride is that we have a short amount of time on Earth, so why not stop and smell the roses. Expect at several regroups and nobody (who can ride an LM pace) to be left behind. We will eventually do most of the goats in the Los Gatos area, just not too many at a time. Both rides are social. We will do some easy sixes, and may try some harder fives. Route sheets provided on-line on the blog and a few on the ride. Meet at Summit Bikes on Main Street in Los Gatos, across the street from the Los Gatos Library. Rain or intense heat cancels. Burritos after. Be there around six-ish (I get off work at 5,) we roll around then.

Steve Sloan 605-0692 s_sloan@mac.com

Quick Spinners Ride

Mount Eden/Pierce via Quarry
This Quick Spinner ride is Mt Eden/Pierce via Quarry. It is 20.5 miles with about 1400 feet of climbing.

Mountain Bike Ride

Typically run each week by Tyler.

Meal Directions

MAP to Una Mas

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.

ACTC Ride Sign Up Sheet

[Ride leaders, download sign up sheet here]


Whine and Dine Ride: April 12, 2011

April 10, 2011
Jolyce at top of Shannon

Jolyce at top of Shannon (Click to Enlarge)

Kennedy-Shannon and Half Hicks
This is Kennedy-Hicks-Shannon. A very pretty ride that is not over-the-top. But, it has VERY strenuous options!

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.

About the Mellow Ride Routes

Tue 2010 Whine and Dine Mellow (aka Pansy) Ride
6:00 PM ish 12-20 mi, 3-6 (yes that is six) LM-M Billy Goats = Various!

My philosophy about this ride is that we have a short amount of time on Earth, so why not stop and smell the roses. Expect at several regroups and nobody (who can ride an LM pace) to be left behind. We will eventually do most of the goats in the Los Gatos area, just not too many at a time. Both rides are social. We will do some easy sixes, and may try some harder fives. Route sheets provided on-line on the blog and a few on the ride. Meet at Summit Bikes on Main Street in Los Gatos, across the street from the Los Gatos Library. Rain or intense heat cancels. Burritos after. Be there around six-ish (I get off work at 5,) we roll around then.

Steve Sloan 605-0692 s_sloan@mac.com

Quick Spinner Ride

Peggggy is subbing for Ted. Peggggy wrote, “I’m leading the QS ride for Teddy this week. I’ll do the same route (Kennedy-Shannon and Half Hicks), with Hicks. I think we may still have a few folks who are deciding between Mellow and QS so it’s probably good to keep the routes the same for the first few weeks.”

Mountain Bike Ride

Tyler is leading this ride. The Wine and Dine mountain bike rides started on Tuesday 4/5/11. Tyler wrote to, “encourage you to come out Tuesday to enjoy the fun. 6:00 PM at Summit Bikes.”

MAP to Una Mas

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.

ACTC Ride Sign Up Sheet

[Ride leaders, download sign up sheet here]