Archive for the ‘Peninsula’ Category

This ride is one of the many options over the Skyline Ridge from the peninsula to the coast. Old La Honda is the easiest climb over the top at 3.37 miles and 7% grade. Dress for variable weather. It can be 30 degrees colder at the coast than in Woodside, no exaggeration. Summer weather pattern […]


One of the million variations of “The Loop” in the Woodside/Palo Alto area, this ride is a team training ride for the Peninsula Velo cycling club, and starts at the 92/Canada Road car park area, pictured here. It’s pretty easy to find the group, just get there at 8:00 and look for some red/black/white Peninsula […]


There is a good time trial series that’s run on the Peninsula, on the popular Canada Road, where a lot of peninsula cyclists ride and train, called the “Beat the Clock” time trial series. Oh, and there is an uphill time trial up Old La Honda as well, which I’ll be doing on June 30. […]


Pre-work ride off of Foothill blvd. Headed out past I-280 up into Stevens Creek Reservoir with the idea that we might take on Mt. Eden road or maybe try Montebello. Never climbed it before. First let me say that heading up to the reservoir on a weekday morning is fairly unpleasant, as the road is […]


Old La Honda Road is one of the classic climbs on the Peninsula, and, as I’ve learned has something of a history as a test of one’s climbing/riding level. I did it for the first time a few months ago training for the Sea Otter Classic century ride, and rode it for time the first […]