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Dublin - Treasure Island 2016-12-03 78.2 km48.6 mi 5h:33m 6 photos

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Valley Spokesmen club ride starting from the W. Dublin BART station and heading over Dublin grade to Castro Valley and then past Lake Chabot into Oakland. We then took the Bay Bridge bike path to Yerba Buena and Treasure Islands before returning across the bridge to the W. Oakland BART station.

Dublin - Danville - Alamo creek loop 2016-12-01 47.5 km29.5 mi 4h:02m 8 photos

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Valley Spokesmen club ride held on Monday and Thursday mornings starting from the Dublin location of Livermore Cyclery and using various routes - usually with a stop at a Peet's Coffee.

Hike around Briones Reservoir 2016-11-30 22 km13.7 mi 5h:59m 40 photos

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Outing of Wilma's Wednesday Hiker group on the Bear Creek and Oursan trails around Briones Reservoir on EBMUD property. We started at the Bear Creek staging area and went clockwise with a lunch stop at the Cal boathouse near the north end of the dam. Most of the group then returned along the same route but 4 of us continued around the reservoir to complete the loop.

San Ramon - Livorna Park - Danville loop 2016-11-29 42.2 km26.2 mi 2h:28m 9 photos

into Livorna Park Start from San Ramon Central Park Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride starting from San Ramon Central Park and heading north to the Stone Valley/Green Valley neighborhood and then up to Livorna Park. Our return was via the Blvd. to Norris and the Iron Horse.

Danville - Finley - Johnson - Carneal/Collier - Windemere loop 2016-11-27 73.9 km45.9 mi 3h:25m 6 photos

Another regroup at end of Johnson Regroup at end of Finley Starting from the Sycamore Ave. Park&Ride Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride starting from the Park&Ride at Sycamore Ave. and I-680. We headed out Camino Tassajara with out-and-back excursions on Finley, Johnson, and the Highland/Carneal/Collier Cyn. loop before continuing to Windemere.

South SF Bay Trail Ride 2016-11-25 68.1 km42.3 mi 4h:11m 28 photos

Bay Trail (bird flew in front of Jim's face) Start from Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride along the Bay Trail around the southern end of the SF Bay. Starting at Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge we started out on roads through a rather industrial part of Fremont before getting on the trail through marshland along the southern edge of the bay.

Thanksgiving Day Ride (Danville - Livermore - Pleasanton loop) 2016-11-24 63.6 km39.5 mi 2h:56m 3 photos

Peet's refreshment stop Start from Diablo Vista Park Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride starting from Diablo Vista Park in Danville and heading over to Livermore via Camino Tassajara, Highland, Carneal, Manning, and N. Livermore roads. After a stop at Peet's Coffee we continued to Pleasanton on Vineyard and then back to the start. The end of the ride shown here differs a bit since I started from home.

Castle Rock - Bob Pond/Haystack Hill loop hike 2016-11-20 10.5 km6.5 mi 2h:14m 11 photos

Start by the restrooms at Castle Rock Park Map

East Bay Casual Hikers outing in the Castle Rock and Borges Ranch area.

Garin/Dry Creek parks hike 2016-11-16 14.2 km8.8 mi 5h:06m 33 photos

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Outing of Wilma's Wednesday Hikers in Garin/Dry Creek Regional Parks. Starting at the Ziele Creek Dr. entrance in Hayward, we headed south on the Ziele Creek to Vista Peak Loop and then Newt Pond to High Ridge Loop and Meyers Ranch trails before turning north on Dry Creek to our lunch stop at Jordan Pond. Return was via Vista Peak Loop to Ziele Creek.

Dublin - Livermore - Pleasanton 2016-11-14 60.5 km37.6 mi 3h:53m 5 photos

Old Vineyard Ave. Stop at Peet's in Livermore Jack London trail Start from the Dublin location of Livermore Cyclery Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride on Monday/Thursday mornings leaving from the Dublin location of Livermore Cyclery and using various routes.

San Ramon - Calaveras 1st summit 2016-11-13 72.9 km45.3 mi 5h:43m 4 photos

Refreshment stop at Rancho Grande Taqueria 1st summit on Calaveras Start from the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station Map

Grizzly Peak club ride starting at the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station and heading south through Sunol to the 1st summit on Calaveras Rd.

San Ramon - Orinda - Pig Farm - Reliez Valley loop ride 2016-11-12 95.8 km59.5 mi 5h:21m 9 photos

San Pablo Dam rd. Start from Orinda BART Map

Grizzly Peak club ride starting from the Orinda BART station and heading up San Pablo, Castro Ranch, and Alhambra Valley roads to Pig Farm hill. We then continued up Reliez Valley rd. to Lafayette before taking the Blvd. into Danville. The official route went back to Orinda from there, but I had ridden from home so I continued back to San Ramon after a stop at Windmill Farms for some groceries.

San Ramon - Las Trampas - Dublin ride 2016-11-11 42.5 km26.4 mi 2h:43m 6 photos

Flat tire repair New restroom Regroup at Las Trampas staging area Start from San Ramon Central Park Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride held on odd-numbered Fridays starting from San Ramon's Central Park and using various routes. Today we rode up to the Las Trampas staging area before heading back down and continuing south to Amador Valley Blvd. in Dublin before returning to Central Park. I stopped off to do some grocery shopping in Dublin so the last part of the track here differs from the club route.

San Ramon area ride 2016-11-10 45.7 km28.4 mi 3h:34m

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Valley Spokesmen club ride starting from the Dublin location of Livermore Cyclery on Monday & Thursday mornings. Today we rode north on the Alamo Creek trail and continued on Dougherty to Blackhawk before heading to Danville and then south with a stop at Peet's in San Ramon. No pictures taken today.

Danville - San Ramon 2016-11-09 36.3 km22.5 mi 3h:10m

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San Ramon - Sunol and Kilkare 2016-11-08 61 km37.9 mi 4h:26m

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Valley Spokesmen club ride starting from Shannon Center in Dublin and heading south to Sunol with an out-and-back up Kilkare rd. No pictures taken today.

Dubllin/San Ramon area ride 2016-11-07 46.2 km28.7 mi 4h:04m 10 photos

Regroup at staging area near top of Windemere Pkwy. End of Alamo Creek trail Start from the Dublin location of Livermore Cyclery Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride held on Monday and Thursday mornings from the Dublin location of Livermore Cyclery and using various routes.

Escalon area ride 2016-11-06 87.4 km54.3 mi 4h:46m 12 photos

New bike/ped bridge over the Stanislaus Seat adjustment and discussion with our Sag/Host gathering for the soup course Getting ready for the 1st loop Map

Valley Spokesmen 'Progressive Dinner' ride. Starting at the home of one of our members, we first did an 18-mile loop in the farmland to the north before returning to have a first course of a variety of soups. We then rode a second loop of 37 miles which included some nearby towns before having salads, lasagna entrees, and dessert.

San Ramon - Treasure Island 2016-11-05 80 km49.7 mi 6h:07m 36 photos

Repair stop at Eden Cycles Dublin grade summit Map

Valley Spokesmen club ride starting at the W. Dublin BART station and heading over Dublin grade to Castro Valley before continuing past lakes Chabot and Merritt to the Bay Bridge bike path. It's now open on weekends to Yerba Buena island and we rode from there onto Treasure island before heading back across the bridge to the W. Oakland BART station.

Lafayette Reservoir hike 2016-11-04 7.7 km4.8 mi 1h:19m 5 photos

Reservoir and control tower (so tall since water level was planned to be much higher) Fall foliage Map

Hike around Lafayette Reservoir on the lower, paved trail.

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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