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Turkey Roll!

Day # 019
Mile # 900

A GREAT turkey day ride from redwood city to the Santa Cruz Mountains!

This was an epic ride, and probably the steepest hill I have ever climbed in my life. AND I am within 100 miles of my goal, sort of (actually I am well over the annual goal of 1,000 miles).

The ride up Stevens Creek was probably one of the nicest rolls I have had on two wheels, but then came the hell part of this ride. The UP UP UP redwood gulch, which very well may climb 1,500 feet in 1.5 miles or so. I thought I was gonna puke rolling along at 4.5 miles an hour, and the slightly less steep highway 9 was a welcome sight, as it meant only 2.7 miles to the top.

But the top, at mile 28.5 of the ride meant that I had 21 miles DOWNHILL in front of me, which I covered in about 50 minutes.

Highly recomend the ride up stevens creek to redwood gulch to highway 9.

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