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San Ramon - Lafayette - Orinda - Moraga ride 2015-01-21 72.8 km45.2 mi 3h:53m 19 photos

Moraga Blvd. in Lafayette Lafayette-Moraga trail Extra traffic in Danville due to a crash on I-680 Starting out north on SRVB Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride starting in San Ramon and heading up the Blvd. toward Lafayette. From there we went west to Orinda with a refreshment stop at Starbucks before continuing on to Moraga. Then it was back to Lafayette and returning the same way we came.

San Ramon - CV - Moraga - Orinda loop 2015-01-18 88.8 km55.2 mi 4h:28m 14 photos

Still foggy on the start up Dublin grade A foggy start from Central Park Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride starting at San Ramon Central Park and making a loop through Castro Valley, Moraga, Orinda, Lafayette, Alamo, and Danville.

1st 2015 Feather Pedals conditioning pre-Cinderella ride 2015-01-17 55.7 km34.6 mi 3h:13m 11 photos

Iron Horse trail Flat tire repair on Camino Tassajara Start at Sycamore/I-680 Park&Ride in Danville Map

Ride by the Feather Pedals group within the Valley Spokesmen club that is the first in a series leading up to the Cinderella ride in April.

San Ramon - Mt. Diablo Jnctn. - Walnut Creek loop 2015-01-14 66.8 km41.5 mi 3h:52m 17 photos

A bit of sunshine in Blackhawk Crow Canyon Start at San Ramon Central Park Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride held every other Wednesday leaving from San Ramon Central Park and heading up to the Mt. Diablo Junction before dropping down to Walnut Creek and returning along the Blvd.

Pleasanton - Calaveras and Sierra Rd. 2015-01-11 95.5 km59.3 mi 5h:03m 11 photos

Dam construction continues on Calaveras Rsvr. Regroup at 1st summit on Calaveras Start at Crank-2 bike shop Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride starting at Crank-2 bike shop in south Pleasanton and heading out Calaveras Rd. to the reservoir. The ride continued from there to Ed Levin Park and then took Piedmont to Sierra Rd. to make a loop to Felter and back to Calaveras. I went partway up Sierra and had some mech.

San Ramon - Livermore ride 2015-01-10 65.4 km40.6 mi 2h:58m 9 photos

Refreshment stop at Starbucks on Portola Regroup at Carneal Start at San Ramon Central Park Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride starting at San Ramon Central Park and heading over to Livermore. The official route returned via Collier Canyon, but some of us opted to take Jack London Rd. back to Pleasanton and return on the Iron Horse trail.

Odd Friday Ride from San Ramon 2015-01-09 61.5 km38.2 mi 3h:22m 22 photos

Regroup on Tassajara near Highland RR stop and regroup at Fallon Sports Park Arnold Rd. Start at San Ramon Central Park Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride held on every odd-numbered Friday from San Ramon Central Park and following various routes.

San Ramon - Livermore - Windemere loop ride 2015-01-07 64.1 km39.8 mi 3h:22m 16 photos

Refreshment stop at Starbucks on Portola Highland Camino Tassajara Start at San Ramon Central Park Map

Valley spokesmen club ride starting at San Ramon Central Park and heading out Tassajara, Highland, Manning, and N. Livermore to our refreshment stop at the Starbucks on Portola Ave. Our return route took us up Collier Canyon and then south on Tassajara to Windemere and back on Bollinger Canyon Rd.

Briones Reservoir Hike 2015-01-06 20.9 km13 mi 4h:11m 29 photos

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Hike around the perimeter of Briones Reservoir by the Tuesday U-Turn hiking group.

San Ramon - Livermore - Pleasanton loop 2015-01-04 77.9 km48.4 mi 3h:47m 8 photos

1st Starbucks stop on Vasco Regroup on Manning Start at San Ramon Central Park Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride held on the 1st Sunday of each month starting at San Ramon Central Park and heading out north of Livermore and returning through town with stops at a couple Starbucks.

Dublin - Castro Valley - Moraga loop ride 2015-01-03 77.2 km47.9 mi 4h:38m 10 photos

Regroup at Marciel Gate near Redwood Rd. summit Redwood Rd. in Castro Valley Summit of Dublin Canyon Rd. Start at Shannon Center in Dublin Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride starting at Shannon Center in Dublin and heading over the grade to Castro Valley and then up Redwood and Pinehurst rds. into Moraga. After a refreshment break we continued into Lafayette and back to the start along the Blvd.

New Year's Ride Up Mt. Diablo 2015-01-01 44.6 km27.7 mi 3h:18m 24 photos

Starting up the south side Path to the 'Hole in the Wall' View of the destination from town Leaving Danville Map

Traditional Valley Spokesmen ride to the summit of Mt. Diablo on New Year's Day from Danville.

RR stop on our first visit to Bort Meadow Start at the end of Park Ridge Dr. Map

Starting at the trail head at the end of Park Ridge Dr. off Skyline, we took the MacDonald trail down to Bort Meadow and then did a loop up to the Skyline trail, down Horeshoe trail, and over the Brandon trail back to Bort Meadow. After a lunch stop there we returned on the MacDonald trail.

San Ramon - Castro Valley - Oakland Zoo - Skyline - Moraga loop 2014-12-29 90 km55.9 mi 5h:56m 20 photos

Lake Chabot Rd. Bay Tree Park RR stop Dublin Grade summit Start at Bollinger Canyon Park&Ride Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride starting at the Bollinger Canyon Park&Ride lot in San Ramon. We headed south through Dublin and over the grade into Castro Valley with a stop at Bay Tree Park before continuing past Lake Chabot into Oakland. Climbing past the zoo entrance we headed up Golf Links to Skyline and then took Redwood Rd. down to Pinehurst and into Moraga.

Mt. Hamilton summit from Alum Rock 2014-12-28 56.5 km35.1 mi 4h:06m 26 photos

cont. the climb through Grant Park Deer quartet as we near Grant Park Signing in and placing sandwich orders at the start Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride to the summit of Mt. Hamilton from the intersection of Mt. Hamilton and Alum Rock rds. In celebration of his birthday one of our members and his daughters provided sag service on this ride - bringing sandwiches, sodas, and warm clothes up to the summit. Lick Observatory is located at the summit with a visitor center, gift shop, and vending machine for refreshments.

Boxing Day ride from San Ramon to Livermore 2014-12-26 51.9 km32.3 mi 2h:48m 12 photos

Regroup and RR stop at Fallon Sports Park Crossing Dougherty on the Iron Horse Alcosta Start at Bollinger Canyon Park&Ride Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride starting at the Bollinger Canyon Park&Ride and heading out to Livermore via Gleason, Fallon, and Jack London. On the return we stopped at the Starbucks on Vineyard before heading back through Pleasanton and the Dublin BART station.

Martinez to Two Bridges loop around Carquinez Strait 2014-12-24 39.1 km24.3 mi 2h:58m 30 photos

New George Miller path along the strait Still waiting for Amtrak Leaving Waterfront Park in Martinez New electric locomotive - built in Calif., used in the northeast Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride starting at the Martinez waterfront and riding along the south side of the strait to Crockett, crossing the Zampa bridge to Vallejo, cont. to Benicia, and returning over the Benicia bridge.

Tuesday Ride from Dublin's Livermore Cyclery 2014-12-23 55.4 km34.4 mi 3h:08m

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Valley Spokesmen club ride starting at the Dublin location of Livermore Cyclery and following various routes. Today we headed southeast to Pleasanton and took Stoneridge/Jack London over to Livermore. After looping through town with a stop at the Peet's Coffee we returned on Jack London and took Fallon into Dublin to return to the start. No pictures today.

San Ramon to Sunol and Palomares loop 2014-12-21 62.7 km38.9 mi 3h:49m 8 photos

Niles Canyon Flat tire on San Ramon Rd. Start at Bollinger Canyon Park&Ride Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride starting at the Park&Ride on Bollinger and I-680 and heading south to Sunol. After regrouping at the RR station we continued down Niles Canyon and then up Palomares Rd. followed by Dublin Grade and the Blvd. back to the start.

Danville - Livermore - Pleasanton loop 2014-12-20 61.9 km38.5 mi 3h:22m 7 photos

Starbucks stop on Vineyard S. Livermore Flat tire on Tassajara Start at Diablo Vista Park Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride starting at Diablo Vista Park in Danville and heading out Camino Tassajara, Highland, and Manning to Livermore. After riding through town we stopped at the Starbucks on Vineyard for refreshments and continued into Pleasanton and through the BART station into Dublin before returning.

Statistics Charts

Peter Rathmann Peter Rathmann
Trips 575
Photos 8595
Total distance 32961 km20481 mi
Max distance 1066 km663 mi
Avg distance 57 km36 mi
Total duration 92 days 19h:04m
Max duration 1 day 4h:15m
Avg duration 3h:52m

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