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    Oaktown hood to the hills ride...dimond to JMP and back

    The recent loss of a good friend has inspired me to get out of my hermits nest...If anyone wants to join the lone wolf:

    Be @ Fruitvale BART downstairs at the beginning of the little transit village 11 to 11.5ish this Saturday
    ...Find the guy on the orange santa cruz chameleon
    ...be prepared to ride in traffic up Fruitvale ave to the fabulous Dimond District (or be at Dimond Park 12-12.5)
    ...enjoy stairs, walls and other concrete toys in Dimond Park
    ...flow up and down the Dimond Canyon Trail
    ...descend curving stairs in an urban redwood forest
    ...climb some road up to JMP (refuel at the shuttle point)
    ...climb some more...
    ...repeat urban fun surrounded by fountains with a view of the bay
    ...and make your way up through the nooks and crannies of our Oakland jewel Joaquin Miller Park
    ...likely a flow route from the top of the lower park up $2 hill with an up Big Trees to SBV to Horse Arena upper fun skipping Cindy and Chappy (or loop till we die...you never know)
    ...returning from a little upper fun back Big Trees and down Upper PC (with and up or 4 here and there down out of the park)
    ...and then reverse through Dimond back home

    All ages and styles apply...but there is danger at many turns and it is a pretty serious ride...don't be afraid to push and enjoy the view...no race or rush...lets enjoy it...usually 3-5 hour ride if you are wondering (did I mention the climbing?)
    also beware: the evil ivyoak is in full bloom


    cheers
    jerkyspace
    Last edited by jerkyspace; 04-18-2008 at 10:27 PM.

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    Won't be able to make it

    I'll be in Oaktown watching a little baseball. Hope you have a good ride.

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