Ride Leader: Lori Cherry, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This 600km Brevet is a beautiful course that starts in Fresno at 8pm on Friday and heads west via Panoche Road. You will ride through Hollister to cruise along the coast in Monterey and Carmel before returning east through Carmel Valley, King City and the lost hills of Coalinga. There is a 40 hour time limit and you must finish by noon on Sunday. It is a challenging ride with lots of climbing on some of the most remote roads you will ever travel. There will be roving SAG through the hills and a motel Control in King City for a rest stop.
Route details: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6603783
Added on June 4, 2018 -
Hey 600km Riders!
Here are some logistics and information about the ride coming up this weekend.
The start and finish is at my home. There is a lot of parking but you will need to be sure the car is emptied and there is nothing tempting for thieves. Please come 1hr to 30min at least before the start. Upon finishing you are all welcome to shower and nap before heading home.
I will take drop bags to the King City Motel and bring them back to the finish. Keep them small and light please.
There are only 3 of us supporting this ride. Vince will be at Panoche, David at King City, and I will be roving SAG through the most remote areas of Panoche and Coalinga. Those sections of this route will be mostly at night, extremely rough road and no cell service. Please come with heavy duty tires and secure your lights and computer because it is bumpy and there are a few gravel sections of about one mile.
I have made a few changes on the controls just to make it easier to get through the ride. In Hollister, you will be passing a McDonalds and other places to get food before you get to the 7-11 control which has no bathroom. So I have made the 7-11 just an information control so you don’t have to stop again so soon after getting food when you get to Hollister.
The rest stop motel in King City will have drop bags, pizza and sodas and 2 rooms so hopefully you will be able to catch a few hours of sleep before moving on. Strategically, though you might want to consider sleeping in Coalinga in order to push through as many daylight hours as possible. Unfortunately, all the hotels are crappy in Coalinga that are along the route. That said, I have stayed there arriving around 10-11 pm and was able to get a long rest before finishing the last 100km back to Fresno on Sunday morning.
I also changed the Coalinga Control to an Open Control. The Chevron is open 24 hours but there is also a breakfast restaurant, Starbucks and other food places that you may prefer to get a receipt.
As hot as it has been in Fresno, I think you will appreciate riding in the Central Valley at night and early morning. But in the canyons and along the Coast expect up to a 50 degree drop in temps.
If anyone wants a revised cue sheet with the new Control specifications, just send me an email and I will send it to you. I am happy to answer any other questions you may have.
See you Friday!