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Hills R Us | Social Climbers

Ride summary, route sheets (please print a copy for yourself if you need one), elevation profiles and related information for the weekly Wednesday Hills R Us & Social Climbers rides starting and ending at Shoup Park in Los Altos.

Hills R Us D/E riders meet on the hour and roll promptly 15 minutes later.  The D Social Climbers meet and roll out 15 minutes earlier, to do the same ride at a more “social” pace.

Regular Riders March - November. Meet at 9 am for 9:15 departure
DE/3-4/35-70  December - February.  Meet at 10 am for 10:15 departure

Social Climbers   March - November. Meet at 8:45 am for 9:00 departure
D/3-4/35-70 December - February.  Meet at 9:45 am for 10:00 departure

Sortable collection of Hills R Us routes, by Steve Chapel.

Ride leaders usually pick the route 1–2 days in advance, so please check on Monday and/or Tuesday before the ride for the route announcement. If you'd prefer to receive automatic notifications of updates to this blog (which does NOT include comments added to blog entries), click on the "RSS" icon next to the title of this page. What you need to do after that varies widely depending on your computer and its configuration. It may all be taken care of auto-magically, or you may have to do a bit of work. Just remember that the frequency of updates is pretty low—weekly, sometime from Sunday to Tuesday before the ride, so you could almost as conveniently just visit this blog.

As of June 1, 2016, please do not park in the Shoup parking lot. Park up the hill from Shoup at Lincoln Ave and University Ave to leave space for those—especially parents with children—who use the Park while we are out riding.

  • Wed, March 28, 2012 10:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)
    Steve Chapel leads this week's 44 mile, 4,400 ft. ride. Rain cancels.
  • Wed, March 21, 2012 10:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)
    Since last week's ride was rained out, Mike Harding will lead Louis’ Lunacy again this week.
  • Wed, March 14, 2012 10:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)
    Mike Harding leads this week's 28 mile, 3500? ft. ride. Rain cancels.

    Cue sheet generated using googlemap_cuesheet from route: http://tinyurl.com/737hrfm

      Distance    |     Climbing     |      Directions
    Total    Last |  Elev Total Last | 
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
     0.00    0.00 |   209     0    0 | Depart    University Ave
     0.63    0.63 |   241    36   36 | Left      S El Monte Ave
     0.74    0.12 |   231    36    0 | Right     Foothill Expy
     2.37    1.63 |   226    37    1 | Right     Loyola Dr
     2.52    0.15 |   236    46    9 | Right     Loyola Dr
     2.56    0.03 |   238    48    2 | Slight Lt Loyola Dr
     2.58    0.02 |   240    50    2 | Slight Lt Terrace Dr
     2.90    0.32 |   282   105   55 | Slight Rt Mora Dr
     3.67    0.77 |   477   313  208 | Left      Mora Dr
     3.84    0.17 |   535   370   57 | Right     Sunhills Dr
     3.95    0.11 |   499   370    0 | Left      Kenbar Dr
     4.05    0.10 |   569   440   70 | Right     Rolly Rd
     4.16    0.11 |   557   440    0 | Left      W Loyola Dr
     4.37    0.21 |   544   461   21 | Right     Ravensbury Ave
     5.01    0.64 |   367   466    5 | Left      Camino Hermosa Dr
     5.09    0.08 |   414   514   47 | Left      Camino Hermosa Dr
     5.43    0.34 |   580   680  166 | Right     Magdalena Ave
     6.15    0.72 |   498   733   53 | Left      Stonebrook Dr
     6.42    0.27 |   458   756   23 | Straight  Laura Ct
     6.49    0.06 |   450   760    3 | Right     Kate Dr
     6.59    0.10 |   435   760    0 | Left      Teresa Way
     6.64    0.06 |   436   763    4 | Slight Rt Stonebrook Dr
     6.89    0.25 |   490   839   76 | Left      Prospect Ave
     7.25    0.36 |   565   914   75 | Left      La Loma Dr
     7.52    0.27 |   574   947   33 | Right     Summit Wood Rd
     7.87    0.35 |   434   954    6 | Left      Summit Wood Rd
     7.96    0.09 |   402   954    0 | Slight Lt Tepa Way
     8.13    0.17 |   357   959    5 | Right     Moody Rd
     8.17    0.04 |   366   968    9 | Left      Altamont Rd
     9.30    1.13 |   726  1330  362 | Right     Taaffe Rd
     9.58    0.27 |   595  1330    0 | Left      Taaffe Rd
    10.19    0.61 |   469  1353   23 | Right     Elena Rd
    10.37    0.18 |   414  1353    0 | Left      Robleda Rd
    10.73    0.37 |   344  1354    1 | Sharp Lt  Alta Tierra Rd
    11.04    0.31 |   363  1439   85 | Right     La Paloma Rd
    11.27    0.23 |   308  1439    0 | Left      Westwind Way
    11.47    0.20 |   331  1518   79 | Right     Concepcion Rd
    11.83    0.37 |   255  1523    5 | Left      Viscaino Rd
    11.91    0.07 |   298  1566   43 | Right     Viscaino Rd
    12.24    0.34 |   476  1752  186 | Slight Rt La Cresta Dr
    13.04    0.79 |   304  1767   14 | Right     St Francis Rd
    13.37    0.34 |   187  1768    1 | Right     Anacapa Dr
    13.73    0.35 |   344  1948  180 | Right     Anacapa Dr
    13.98    0.26 |   476  2080  132 | Sharp Lt  Viscaino Rd
    14.32    0.34 |   298  2088    8 | Left      Viscaino Rd
    14.39    0.07 |   255  2088    0 | Left      Concepcion Rd
    14.68    0.28 |   216  2089    1 | Slight Lt W Fremont Rd
    14.91    0.24 |   192  2089    0 | Left      St Francis Rd
    15.01    0.09 |   194  2091    2 | Left      Ascension Dr
    15.32    0.31 |   344  2241  150 | Left      Anacapa Dr
    15.58    0.26 |   476  2373  132 | Straight  Viscaino Rd
    15.66    0.09 |   413  2373    0 | Left      Roble Ladera Rd
    16.01    0.35 |   360  2382    9 | Straight  Purissima Rd
    16.13    0.12 |   356  2385    2 | Right     La Barranca Rd
    16.53    0.40 |   475  2518  133 | Left      Elena Rd
    16.58    0.05 |   468  2518    0 | Left      Elena Rd
    18.06    1.49 |   343  2668  150 | Right     
    18.08    0.02 |   329  2668    0 | Right     Moody Rd
    20.38    2.30 |   664  3047  379 | Right     Moody Rd
    20.90    0.52 |   959  3350  303 | Right     Page Mill Rd
    21.13    0.23 |   854  3352    2 | Left      
    21.37    0.25 |   859  3393   41 | Left      
    22.15    0.78 |   654  3406   12 | Slight Rt 
    23.50    1.35 |   854  3755  350 | Straight  Page Mill Rd
    23.86    0.36 |   739  3763    7 | Right     Altamont Rd
    26.06    2.20 |   366  3897  135 | Straight  Moody Rd
    26.33    0.27 |   329  3897    0 | Slight Rt El Monte Rd
    26.37    0.04 |   319  3897    0 | Right     
    26.71    0.35 |   328  3920   23 | Left      El Monte Rd
    26.72    0.01 |   329  3921    1 | Right     
    26.73    0.01 |   337  3929    8 | Slight Lt El Monte Rd
    27.66    0.93 |   241  3929    0 | Left      University Ave
    28.19    0.53 |   211  3934    5 | Arrive    University Ave


    Google Map (link):


    Profile:

  • Wed, March 07, 2012 10:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)
    Since last week's edition was canceled by forecast rain, Paul Melville will still lead this week and will do the ride scheduled last week.
  • Wed, February 29, 2012 10:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)
    Paul Melville leads an encore of this ride.
  • Wed, February 22, 2012 10:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)
    Because of reports of tacks strewn around on Kings Mountain Road, to avoid this potential hazard, Steve Chapel has changed the route to this.

    [Originally scheduled ride was: Steve Chapel leads an encore of this ride.]
  • Wed, February 15, 2012 10:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)
    Mike Harding leads this week.

    [This ride was originally posted on this blog here. —Michael Khaw]

     Distance      |     Directions 

     Total    Last |     

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 

      0.00    0.00 | Left      University Ave 

      0.14    0.14 | Left      Burke Rd 

      0.58    0.44 | Right     Chapin Rd 

      0.83    0.25 | Straight  Robleda Rd 

      1.65    0.81 | Left      Elena Rd 

      2.40    0.76 | Right     Moody Rd 

      5.22    2.82 | Right     Page Mill Rd 

      7.73    2.51 | Left      Arastradero Rd 

      9.72    1.99 | Left      Alpine Rd 

      9.79    0.07 | Right     Golden Oak Dr 

     10.55    0.76 | Right     Peak Ln 

    REGROUP top of Peak 

     10.64    0.09 | Right     Cervantes Rd 

     10.68    0.04 | Left      Fawn Ln 

     11.04    0.36 | Left      Golden Hills Dr 

     11.69    0.66 | Left      Westridge Dr 

     12.79    1.09 | Right     Portola Rd 

     15.03    2.24 | Left      Portola @ Sand Hill 

     15.85    0.82 | Straight  Woodside Rd 

     16.97    1.12 | Slight L  Tripp Rd 

     17.10    0.13 | Left      Noel Rd 

     17.18    0.09 | Right     Partition Rd 

     17.49    0.31 | Left      Summit Springs Rd 

    REGROUP top of Summit Springs 

     18.08    0.59 | U-Turn    Summit Springs Rd 

     18.39    0.31 | Left      Patrol Rd 

    REGROUP top of Patrol 

     19.44    1.05 | U-Turn    Patrol Rd 

     20.13    0.69 | Left      Entrance Way 

     20.22    0.09 | Sharp L   Kings Mountain Rd 

    REGROUP Skyline @ Tunitas 

     24.30    4.08 | Slight L  Skyline Blvd 

    REGROUP Skywood Mkt, Sky Londa (lunch) 

     29.82    5.52 | Slight L  CA-84 

     33.25    3.44 | Sharp R   Portola Rd 

    REGROUP Portola @ Sand Hill 

     34.07    0.82 | Right     Portola Rd 

     37.45    3.38 | Left      Alpine Rd 

     38.60    1.14 | Right     Arastradero Rd 

     40.59    1.99 | Left      Page Mill Rd 

     40.82    0.23 | Right     Arastradero Rd 

     41.76    0.94 | Right     La Cresta Dr 

    REGROUP La Cresta @ Viscaino 

     42.76    1.00 | Slight L  Viscaino Rd 

     43.10    0.34 | Left      Viscaino Rd 

     43.17    0.07 | Left      Concepcion Rd 

     43.46    0.28 | Right     W Fremont Rd 

     44.23    0.77 | Left      W Edith Ave 

     44.40    0.17 | Right     University Ave 

     44.87    0.46 | Arrive    Shoup Park 


  • Wed, February 08, 2012 10:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)
    Paul Melville leads this 36 mile, 3230 ft. ride, using Steve and Cheryl Prothero's route sheet (please print a copy and bring with you if you need a route sheet to follow). Lunch will be at the 2nd time at Sky Londa on the route.
  • Wed, February 01, 2012 10:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)
    Steve Chapel leads this 40 mile, 4800? ft. ride.
  • Wed, February 01, 2012 10:00 AM | Michael Khaw (Administrator)
    (1/22/12 update):
    For the Western Wheelers, Steve Chapel, Dave Fitch, Mike Harding and Paul Melville will rotate leading the ride. For ACTC, Brian Chun and Troy Folkner may be able to list the ride and share leading it. Thanks, guys!

    (Original post):
    I've led Hills R Us since late 2004, initially in alternation with Van Whitis, then solo—albeit with help from many others who filled in while I was away working. With my elderly parents now requiring more attention, as well as more challenges in the bike tour business resulting from the global economic situation, I feel it's time for me to pass on the leadership of Hills R Us.

    I'm retiring effective February 1, 2012, and asking for anyone interested in leading Hills R Us to let me know at hillsrus@dorkypantsr.us. I'll still be available to post rides weekly to this blog and may still ride an occasional Hills R Us ride (or parts of them) as time permits.

    I've already informed Patrice Carney, ACTC Ride Chair, that I won't be listing Hills R Us past January. I'll be informing the Western Wheelers Ride Chairs shortly of my retirement.

    Thanks to all who've stepped up to lead Hills R Us as substitute leaders (you know who you are), and to everyone who does the rides, which is what made leading them worthwhile.

    Ride bike!
    Michael Khaw
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