Here are some details on the Livermore Asshopper Ride. Please note the request to drop Roy an email if you plan to attend so we can plan according to the size of the ride (jeep_royj
yahoo.com) and make an
email list to send out info/corrections etc.
When: Saturday March 14, 2015. Coffee at Peet's at 6:45ish. Ride starts at about 7:30AM.
What: ~52 mile, 4 to 5 hour, non-competitive mixed terrain mini-epic with ~4200 feet of vertical. Cross tires on a cyclocross/gravel/touring bike would be ideal. Hard tail 29'er good. Any mtb totally fine. Road bike would be suicidal but it would be awesome to watch you try. Be prepared for typical Livermore dirt (a few 20% grades and one or two short steep hike-a-bike over a mix of gravel and notverytechnical single track). RAIN will not cancel but will eliminate all singletrack on the ride and shorten it by 5-7 miles.
Where: Depart from the Livermorium Plaza (that's the little park next door to Peet's on corner of Livermore and First). Route out of town around Brushy Peak, back through town via roads and bike paths over to Sycamore Grove, over and through Del Valle then back into town ending at Tequila's Taqueria (on the other side of Peet's). If you don't have time, motivation or fitness for the entire 52ish miles then there are plenty of opportunities to bail or cut the course and rejoin (assuming you know the local routes). I plan on having cue sheets to hand out at the ride.
Here's a link to more or less what the ride will be: 2015 Asshopper | Strava Route
Why: Because fun, different, free, and all those other reasons you ride a bike.
Who: Hopefully you. Ride is open, casual and not an official event. Invite anyone you care to. In order to get a decent idea of who is going to be there, organize communication and possibly hand out ride tchotchkes please "register" with Roy by sending an email to jeep_royj
just saying, "I plan on riding the Asshopper" or something like that.
How: Depending on the participation we'll decide on either riding as a group or breaking things up. We may do a buddy system or phone tree or something if there are too many people to keep track of so we don't lose anyone.
Questions? Ask the fool who invited you or send it to Roy (email above).
Hope you can make it!