HCC Sunday MTB Ride 10/02/2016 – Rockville!

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OK fellas let’s do another HCC durty ride!

Where: Rockville Regional Park
When: Sunday October 2nd 8am meet up 8:30 rollout.
Ride: pre run the enduro course about 10-11 miles and about 1500ft of climbs. Technical in sections ride at your pace.
Please bring your tuned bike, good attitude to take jokes, and anything you need to keep riding!

Let’s ride fellas!!!!

– Diego Soto

HCC Saturday Ride 10/01/2016 – Luzvimin’s Inaugural Ride – “Giro De Barkada”

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When: Saturday, October 01, 2016
Time: Meet at 7:30 am
Where: Michael Faklis Park – 5250 Cosumnes Dr, Stockton, CA 95219
Roll out at 8:00 am
Distance: 60km or 100km option
Elevation: Flat route
Notes: Bring two water bottles and snacks

Click HERE for more information regarding this event.

HCC Saturday Ride – 09/24/2016 – Dynamite A / B Group Ride

Dynamite A B Ride

What’s up HCC,

This is tentatively the “monthly drop ride” but not really since you can fall back on the B group. But the “A” group will drop you for sure. This is what we call “Dynamite ride” our version of the HOP ride. Both groups will start at the same time. The “A” group will go at a fast pace with no regroups, while B sweeps from behind carrying a moderate pace. Hope you guys can make it! Who wants to go fast?!?

When: SATURDAY, September 24, 2016
Time: Meet at 7:45 am
Where: Refugio Valley Park – 1363 Refugio Valley Rd Hercules CA
Roll out at 8:00 am
Distance: 40 miles
Elevation: 3272 FT
Ride Rating: T-MB/4DYN/40 (Refer to HCC Route Rating System on Strava or Facebook)
Notes: Bring two water bottles and snacks

HERE IS THE LINK OF THE ROUTE: Strava **Please print out the Cue Sheet if needed**

HCC on Strava:

HCC on Facebook:

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU CAN MAKE IT! LET’S GET OUT AND RIDE!

HCC Saturday Ride – 09/10/2016 – Bridge to Bridge – Carquinez Scenic Loop

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When: Saturday, September 10, 2016
Time: Meet at 7:45 am
Where: Refugio Valley Park – 1363 Refugio Valley Rd Hercules CA
Roll out at 8:00 am
Distance: 33 miles
Elevation: 2435 FT
Ride Rating: T/3DYN/33 (Refer to HCC Route Rating System on Strava or Facebook)
Notes: Bring two water bottles and snacks

HERE IS THE LINK OF THE ROUTE: Strava **Please print out the Cue Sheet if needed**

HCC on Strava http://www.strava.com/clubs/HerculesCyclingClub

HCC on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/430731727033628/

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU CAN MAKE IT! LET’S GET OUT AND RIDE!

Ride Recap: 09/03/2016 – Mama-Happy Valley-Reliez-Cummings Loop

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Hey HCC!

We had a nice climbing day to start out the month of September.  It was a short 40 mile ride with just over 3k feet of climbing.  We did the usual morning huddle exchanging pleasantries as we waited for people running behind schedule.

The sun was out and the wind was cool as we rolled out shortly after 8:00am.  There was 10 riders headed for Mama Bear at a moderate pace.  We had John joining us for the 2nd time and Mr. Joey making it all the way to the starting point!

We had the usual ride leaders in front, Joey, Mario, Kenny, and Jeff with the rest of the group closely following behind.  Joey went up the Mama like it was flat and charged up Happy Valley.  Climbing up Happy Valley was short and steep, but seasoned riders like Andy and Bochie spun beautifully up the unhappy grade.

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We continued onto Lafayette where we took a Coffee Break at mile 19, Noah’s Bagel / Peet’s Coffee.  We refuel and caught up on some chit chat for about 20 minutes before proceeding with the route.

After the break, we were greeted with a nice painful short climb up Deer Hill rd , Chris B led the charge, but Joey dropped the gear and spun it like he was just on his trainer doing podcasts and passed all of us like we were standing still.

We then took a left on Reliez Valley, this time we had Kenny leading the charge up the hill with Andy closely behind.  Kenny and Andy off their seats blew up the field as they gapped the rest of the group.

The group not really doing regroup continued on to Franklin Canyon where we took a short break on top to go over the game plan.  As we started to proceed with the route, Chris B.  sustained a flat tire on Cummings Skyway.

After the flat was fixed, we got going on Cummings and descended down Crocket Blvd which is a fast sweeping descent!

We then proceeded to Vista Del Rio aka “Mini Zonc”  Jeff and Mario led the charge up the hill, John didn’t have enough gears and ended up walking a portion of the steep section, he said “I need to buy new gears”.  Most of us, I’m sure that thought crossed our minds as we climb this short and sweet little bump.  But everyone got up and down just fine to get back to Hercules safely.

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This has been an approved ride by Sgt. at Arms, Joey, above giving the ride a thumbs up!

Thanks again to everyone who came out to ride!  Next week, we have the bridge to bridge ride!  We hope to see you all then.  Have a great short week!

HCC Saturday Ride – 10/08/2016 – Bridge to Bridge – Carquinez Scenic Loop

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When: Saturday, October 08, 2016
Time: Meet at 7:45 am
Where: Refugio Valley Park – 1363 Refugio Valley Rd Hercules CA
Roll out at 8:00 am
Distance: 33 miles
Elevation: 2435 FT
Ride Rating: T/3DYN/33 (Refer to HCC Route Rating System on Strava or Facebook)
Notes: Bring two water bottles and snacks

HERE IS THE LINK OF THE ROUTE: Strava **Please print out the Cue Sheet if needed**

HCC on Strava http://www.strava.com/clubs/HerculesCyclingClub

HCC on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/430731727033628/

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU CAN MAKE IT! LET’S GET OUT AND RIDE!

HCC Saturday Ride – 10/15/2016 – Grizzly Peak/Moraga Reverse Loop

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When: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Time: Meet at 7:45 am
Where: Refugio Valley Park – 1363 Refugio Valley Rd Hercules CA
Roll out at 8:00 am
Distance: 50 miles
Elevation: 3366 FT
Ride Rating: T/3DYN/50 (Refer to HCC Route Rating System on Strava or Facebook)
Notes: Bring two water bottles and snacks

HERE IS THE LINK OF THE ROUTE: Strava **Please print out the Cue Sheet if needed**

HCC on Strava http://www.strava.com/clubs/HerculesCyclingClub

HCC on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/430731727033628/

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU CAN MAKE IT! LET’S GET OUT AND RIDE!

HCC Saturday Ride – 10/22/2016 – Dynamite A / B Group Ride

Dynamite A B Ride

What’s up HCC,

This is tentatively the “monthly drop ride” but not really since you can fall back on the B group. But the “A” group will drop you for sure. This is what we call “Dynamite ride” our version of the HOP ride. Both groups will start at the same time. The “A” group will go at a fast pace with no regroups, while B sweeps from behind carrying a moderate pace. Hope you guys can make it! Who wants to go fast?!?

When: SATURDAY, October 22, 2016
Time: Meet at 7:45 am
Where: Refugio Valley Park – 1363 Refugio Valley Rd Hercules CA
Roll out at 8:00 am
Distance: 40 miles
Elevation: 3272 FT
Ride Rating: T-MB/4DYN/40 (Refer to HCC Route Rating System on Strava or Facebook)
Notes: Bring two water bottles and snacks

HERE IS THE LINK OF THE ROUTE: Strava **Please print out the Cue Sheet if needed**

HCC on Strava:

HCC on Facebook:

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU CAN MAKE IT! LET’S GET OUT AND RIDE!

HCC Saturday Ride -10/29/2016 – Stinson – Bofax – 7 Sisters Loop

Stinson Loop

When: SATURDAY, October 29, 2016
Time: Meet at 7:15am
Where: Tamalpais High School Parking Lot – 700 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, CA
Roll out at 7:30 am
Distance: 35.2 miles
Elevation: 4274 FT
Ride Rating: T/5DYN/35.2 Refer to HCC Ride Rating System
Notes: Bring two water bottles and snacks

HERE IS THE LINK OF THE ROUTE: STRAVA **Please print out the Cue Sheet if needed**

HCC on Strava:

HCC on Facebook:

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU CAN MAKE IT! LET’S GET OUT AND RIDE!

HCC Saturday Ride 09/03/2016 – Mama-Happy Valley-Reliez-Cummings Loop

MAMA HAPPY VALLEY

 

What’s up HCC!

We are going to start the month of September with a nice climbing day with 3000 ft.  See you guys then!  Don’t miss out!

When: Saturday, September 03, 2016
Time: Meet at 7:45 am
Where: Refugio Valley Park – 1363 Refugio Valley Rd Hercules CA
Roll out at 8:00 am
Distance: 39.4 Miles
Elevation: 3084 FT
Ride Rating: M-B/4DYN/39.4 Refer to HCC Ride Rating System

Notes: Bring two water bottles and snacks.

HERE IS THE LINK OF THE ROUTE: Strava **Please print out the Cue Sheet if needed**

HCC on Strava:

HCC on Facebook:

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU CAN MAKE IT! LET’S GET OUT AND RIDE!

Thank You!

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What’s up HCC!

I would like to thank everyone for coming out to celebrate with us for our 3rd year anniversary as a club. It was great to meet everyone’s family! We also thank everyone’s family for allowing you all to continue doing bike adventures with HCC!
Thanks to Christopher, Ronald, Mario , and Roger for helping set up in the morning. Appreciate it fellas!
Thanks to our Treasurer, Emman aka Bochie for buying most of the supplies.
It was a great turnout with awesome, food, drinks, and company. Hats off to our Master Chefs Michael and Mario, and Grill Master Roger and Diego. Y’all cooked up some amazing food!
It’s been another good year of riding for us, despite being rained out a few times during the winter time. We appreciate all our HCC members that take a good chunk of their morning on the weekend to come out and enjoy a few hours on the saddle with us. Thanks to all our club officers for your efforts from leading and sweeping during the rides to maintaining a positive culture and environment.
A shout out again to our Road Ride Coordinator Andy, who religously finds great routes that are fun and challenging for us to do and enjoy.
We have 4 months remaining this year, and I’m sure we have some epic rides coming up as we get close to the colder months! We look forward to seeing you all on our upcoming club rides. Again, thanks everyone!

Ride Recap: HCC Dynamite A/B Ride 08/20/2016

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DyNoMite! HCC!!

We had a great dynamite ride this past Saturday with some explosive performance from some of our guys in segments that make it fun and exciting for all us!

We have Bradley joining on the ride today, proudly wearing his new HCC jersey.  Great to have you on the ride Bradley and we hope to see you on the next club rides!  We also had Mr Kenny Leduc not only joining us on the ride, but also delivering our Skratch nutrition order, thanks again Kenny, we appreciate it!  Please visit www.norcalspinners.com for all your cycling needs!

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Like most summer mornings in Norcal, the day started out overcast and cool.  There was 9 of us that rolled out of Refugio Valley Park at approximately 8:10am.  Everyone started out with a nice and easy pace rolling through Rodeo.  We had Mario leading the way up Cummings Skyway with Bradley and Brian following behind.   We met up Mr Youtube, Joey aka Joe Bro at the top of Franklin Canyon, where we did a short regroup.

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Coming down Franklin was fast and furious.  Mario and I led the charge down this road as we switched up in the front and blaze down to Alhambra.  The others were not far behind as they speeded through this segment as well.

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The group rolled through Alhambra Valley headed for the Pig Farm hill.  I stayed in the back of the pack, but if I was to guess it was Joey and Mario in the front with the rest of the gang not far behind.  The group kept a conversational pace.  Chris B. and I stayed in the back and took it nice and easy.  On this Dynamite ride, the first thing you think about once you get close to the Pig Farm Hill is, “darn, we still have the bears after this” lol, I’m pretty sure this crosses everyones mind at that point of the route.  But anyhow, all is well after you climb the hill and you tell yourself, “its not so bad, not bad at all”.

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The group then proceeded to do the bears.  It was nice and sunny at this point, but the cool breeze kept the temperature mild.

After we took a nice 15 minute break at bear creek and SPDR, we parted ways with Joe Bro as he headed for Walnut Creek and the group back to Hercules.

We had a nice formation to start at SPDR, Mario and I were riding side by side, then he turns and tells me “I’ll go in front” and once he got in front, I hear Kenny in the back “Chooo! Choo!” to signal and start the “pain train”!  It was a nice explosive pace down SPDR, with Kenny taking the sprint finish to Castro Ranch!  Nice work Kenny!

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After the regroup at Castro Ranch, we headed for East Bay Coffee!  The group enjoyed a nice cup of coffee, bagel, and some snacks while catching up with each other.  It was nice pit stop at the end of the ride as always.

Next week, we have a short 31 mile ride, the Miner Rd Short Loop!  We also have HCC’s 3rd Anniversary Potluck BBQ!  We hope y’all can make it!!  See you guys then!