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Ride start: 8:00AM

​​Distance: 86.2km/54.6mi

Elevation gain: 1,605m/5,360ft

Estimated duration: 4h

Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club / Group Events

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Long time missed Umunhum is back! According to Will “The Walking Wikipedia” von Kaenel, if Hicks North is counted, it becomes the second toughest climb in the US after Powder Mountain in Utah

The weather is going to get hot in the afternoon, and there’s no water in MidPen, or anywhere between Los Gatos and New Almaden, which will be 26 miles and at least 2-1/2 hours into our ride. Start out hydrated, and bring at least two 750 ml bottles. Thanks Santa Clara County Parks for the water at Quicksilver Park! MidPen: No water for you!

Note as well that the descent is really demanding. It includes -10% grade for 5 miles. We’ve had heat flats before. The road is steep and narrow. Please concentrate on safety descending. It’s wise to go slower than you’re capable.

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