Old Cazadero 300k this weekend!

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This coming Saturday, July 30th 2011, is the second annual San Francisco Randonneurs Old Cazadero mixed terrain 300k. I did this brevet last year and have been anticipating doing it again this year ever since. It consists of about 85% road and 15% fire road, starting in San Francisco taking riders deep into the hills of Sonoma County and back again. It's a challenging 188 miles, with approximately 15,000 feet of climbing, but it showcases some of the most beautiful riding to be had in the Bay Area. Check here for more information and route maps/cue sheets. Register for the ride at the SF Randonneurs website. Brevet starts at the Golden Gate Bridge at 5:30am! See you there!

July 25, 2011 by Angus
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michael

michael said:

I am thinking about the ride and am wondering what size/type of tires to ride with. I see the terrain is mixed and want to avoid as many flats as possible.

Esteban

Esteban said:

I’m stoked for this! See you guys there.

jackie

jackie said:

Michael. You should do it! Last year I rode on 700c X 32 Panaracer Paselas (slicks). I only got one flat, and it was a puncture on a road section. You could easily get away with riding 28s if fender/frame clearance is an issue.
Hope to see you there.
-jackie

Ian

Ian said:

I’ll see you there Jackie and Esteban! Bringing my friend Milosz from NYC to do this one too.

Michael, I’ll be riding 700×32 smooth Grand Bois tires. As far as I understand they will be sufficiently wide for the dirt sections. It seems like heavy-duty tires would be overkill for this course since 85% of it is on road, and the dirt sections are not terribly technical.

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