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      01-23-2012, 03:05 AM   #1
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Exclamation Group Ride Feb 4, 2012 [SJ to Santa Cruz via Hwy 9]

NEW ROUTE instead of the Mt. Hamilton route!

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Here's the proposed alternative route:

1. Meet up at 9 AM at the Starbucks in Saratoga (Address: 14410 Big Basin Way, Unit D, Saratoga, CA).

2. Head out on Big Basin Way, which becomes Highway 9.

3. Take Highway 9 South all the way to Santa Cruz. Grab lunch at Seabright Brewery (Address: 519 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062).

4. After lunch, we could either cruise around SC and look for spots to take some photos, or head up north on Highway 1.

How does the above sound?
Here's a link to the restaurant: http://www.seabrightbrewery.com/
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      01-23-2012, 01:01 PM   #2
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I might be able to get a few guys together for this, I live in the bay and always hang around the west side of it hwy 9, etc but have not done any roads on the east side of it, How is the drive i know nothing about it?
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I would advise against this route for the following reasons:

1. the roads are extremely narrow, more so than a route like Skyline Blvd. When cyclists are on these roads, it makes for an uncomfortable situation.

2. the roads are in poor condition, littered with potholes.
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      01-23-2012, 03:43 PM   #5
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Ok, im outie then - down for a diff suggested route though.
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Ok, im outie then - down for a diff suggested route though.
I'll propose something by the end of the day...watch this space.
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      01-23-2012, 09:07 PM   #7
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I'll propose something by the end of the day...watch this space.
Oooh, okay. Thanks for the heads up.

Yeah, I'm down for another suggestion still. SJ/SF area is good for me.
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Mount Diablo near Walnut Creek too far for folks? Not as narrow as the Mt. Hamilton road, but it has its share of cyclists too.
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Here's the proposed alternative route:

1. Meet up at 9 AM at the Starbucks in Saratoga (Address: 14410 Big Basin Way, Unit D, Saratoga, CA).

2. Head out on Big Basin Way, which becomes Highway 9.

3. Take Highway 9 South all the way to Santa Cruz. Grab lunch at Seabright Brewery (Address: 519 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062).

4. After lunch, we could either cruise around SC and look for spots to take some photos, or head up north on Highway 1.

How does the above sound?
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+1 for crappy road conditions

Good drive for an STI with stock suspension or a Civic Si, but not an M3...
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Quote:
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Here's the proposed alternative route:

1. Meet up at 9 AM at the Starbucks in Saratoga (Address: 14410 Big Basin Way, Unit D, Saratoga, CA).

2. Head out on Big Basin Way, which becomes Highway 9.

3. Take Highway 9 South all the way to Santa Cruz. Grab lunch at Seabright Brewery (Address: 519 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062).

4. After lunch, we could either cruise around SC and look for spots to take some photos, or head up north on Highway 1.

How does the above sound?
In for this route. Still shooting for 2/4?
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In for this route. Still shooting for 2/4?
Yes. Weather permitting, of course.
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      01-24-2012, 06:47 PM   #13
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I'll probably split up after the restaurant/photoshoot since Hwy 1 will put me far away from home (Stockton)

Let's get a list of who's going for this new Santa Cruz route!

1) Racer5M3
2) atruelunatic
3) asifali14
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I'll be posting info about this drive on M3Forum.net.
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      01-27-2012, 02:23 AM   #15
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Damn, I would've joined for sure but I'll be in LA that weekend... my schedule has been pretty insane but can't wait to cruise with you guys again (soon).
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*******************watch for cops on HWY9 south of highway 35.
awesome road but speed limit is 30. HEAVILY ENFORCED on weekends.
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*******************watch for cops on HWY9 south of highway 35.
awesome road but speed limit is 30. HEAVILY ENFORCED on weekends.
Thanks 4 the heads-up!
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Thanks 4 the heads-up!
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In light of the heavy law enforcement presence on Hwy 9, this Saturday's drive will not be so spirited, but more of a cruise.

Anyone object? Should we keep the existing route?

Any input would be appreciated.
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I'm fine with that, I just want to get this car on some nice twisties. New exhaust note is amazing. >=]
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I'm fine with that, I just want to get this car on some nice twisties. New exhaust note is amazing. >=]
Sounds like a plan.
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So... guess what... just got back from my weekend trip last night and found out that my wheels and tires got jacked over the weekend... from my own underground gated garage.

Hopefully I'll get a new set of wheels in the next couple of weeks if insurance can cover it. Good news is, my tires were pretty much bald haha...

I'll post some pics later.
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