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2008/05/31 Up Montebello to Skyline and Ridge Winery
π 2008-05-31 20:46 by Merlin in Exercising

Jennifer and I went biking up Montebello Road from home, via Stevens Creek Reservoir. It was a reasonable 2800ft climb which took me about 1H to ascend (I'll have to time it more carefully next time).
Although it was a sunny day, the top was foggy, windy and cold, which wasn't that pleasant on my sweat (it actually got quite cold and sucky on the fast ride down due to the relative wind. I should have taken a jersey/light jacket).
At least, it was cool: it was my first time not only biking up that high, up to Skyline, and from home no less :)

At the top, I looked at what the options are so that I can come back, and do a longer ride with Xav up to skyline and down to Stevens Canyon or Pagemill.

On the way down, Jennifer and I stopped at the Ridge Winery for some tasting (well, tasting was mostly for her :) )












A few more picts
2008/05/03 Bike Ride around the house towards Skyline and Fremont Older Space Reserve
π 2008-05-03 10:52 by Merlin in Exercising

Since we now live pretty close to the skyline mountains, we went to bike to the Stevens Creek Reservoir, which happens to be the source of the water that flows down in our backyard.
From there, we first went up Montebello to 1500ft or so, and around a private road, through some wineries, and road called peacock drive with actual peakcocks on it, and then we went back down around Stevens Canyon, Mt Eden Rd, through a winery, and through Fremont Older back home (Fremont Older was somewhat challenging without a map, it had trails that split in all directions. Thankfully my GPS and trails I premapped was good enough to get us home as the sun was setting.



The Stevens Canyon Reservoir is only 15mn biking distance




we went to visit a winery on the way up Montebello




We biked 1000ft up Montebello (which was only half way), and it made for some nice views


One of many wineries we biked by




Ok, it was a bit too much uphill for Jennifer's taste :)


And we headed home through Fremont Older Space Reserve



The other pictures from Fremont Older and the Stevens Canyon Reservoir

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