Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Bohlman-Saratoga climb hosted by Alfred

26% grade on Orbit Rd. - Notice the jogger on the right having to lean forward on the climb...Go Benjie!

Sunday 10/25 This will be an easy 66 mile R/T ride to Saratoga town and back unless you plan on tackling the climbs. Meet: 7:30 and Roll: 8:00 at Don Edward Marshlands Rd. cross over Dumbarton Bridge to Stanford Mall up Sand Hill Rd., South on Foothill continuing on to Stevens Canyon Rd where the group will split in two.

Alfred will lead the climbers up Redwood Gulch, while Martin will lead the other group on a short moderate climb over Mt. Eden and Pierce Rd down Hwy 9 into Saratoga town to regroup at the foot of Bohlman Rd. Those not wishing to climb up Bohlman-Orbit Rd can enjoy brunch in town while they wait for the other riders to return. Return trip after brunch will be a short climb over Mt. Eden again and down to Los Altos on Foothill.

Note: Those wishing to take on Bohlman-Orbit Rd should read the information on this link: http://graphics.stanford.edu/~lucasp/grade/bohlmanonorbit.html

Here is the link for the pics on the climbs: http://www.flickr.com/photos/28179537@N08/sets/72157622690718908/

3 comments:

Jack Ibagbaga (also known as) Batillog said...

Alfred, I can't thank you enough for this ride. I really enjoyed the route and the climbs. eeehh, part of the climb :). anyways, thanks again.
-jack

Manny D (dial@1260am) said...

..and a befitting song for d bolhlman on orbit climb would be kenny loggin's 'meet me halfway(across the sky)' .. maybe next time we both could go all the way up the sky, jack :*)

Jack Ibagbaga (also known as) Batillog said...

"Blogger Manny D (dial@1260am) said...

..and a befitting song for d bolhlman on orbit climb would be kenny loggin's 'meet me halfway(across the sky)' .. maybe next time we both could go all the way up the sky, jack :*)"

sure thing Manny. we'll do that climb again next time but you'll have to leave your phone at home ;)