Saturday, July 11, 2009

Old Alpine

Another great area, Kendall, Gar (K's cousin) and I went for a ride up to Old Alpine. Unlike yesterday's ride that had a forest to meadow combo, the entire ride was under a canopy of trees.





A simple ride: ride up before shooting down.



Gar brough arm/leg warmers. Good move, at times it was a bit cold, especially on the descent. Surprisingly cold for an 8:30am start. The early ride meant beating the rush hour traffic on the trail.

I snapped a few pictures on the climb up...



...before we bolted back down to the trailhead. As we neared the car, about 5-6 mountain bikers were starting to make the ascent. Perfect timing.



and headed to a local breakfast place for some coffee and omelets/hash browns.

The route has no technical sections, just a pretty leisurely ride to the top of the mountain and bike. No GPS, but I would guess about 1800 feet of climbing, 7-8 miles one-way.

This place could be a central hub for epic riding. I could link the ride yesterday to today's, add a little bit road in before doing more riding at the infamous Purisima Creek (perhaps tomorrow's ride).

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