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    Moffet Field Bay Trail opening


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    Cool! That should create opportunities for some new (albeit flat) loops in that area...
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    Thats right....

    elevation gain = 6.24 feet.
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    Yep.
    That trail has been many years in the making.

    I'm looking forward to being able to ride to work with less than a mile on the pavement!

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    Great! I live in Sunnyvale and work in north SJ. I actually like riding around the evaporation ponds in Alviso, Baylands, and Shoreline before or after work. Riding into the wind is like riding uphill.
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    About god damn time! I am still hoping that some day (preferably before 2014) the trails will connect from the South Bay to San Francisco, one way or another.
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    Yep this is good. I'll use it to ride to work in Sunnyvale.
    However, still a little disappointed. I remember 10+ years ago when cargil (?)
    owned the land they had a no trespassing sign, but no gate. You could ride north
    from where the new trail meets the stevens creek trail and loop out into the
    bay and then back toward the sunnyvale recycle center. Its a nice feeling
    to be out in the bay like that (yes i know you can still do it on the alvisio loop,
    but would always like more options).

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    Now if it was only paved so I didn't have to loop south around moffett field when I'm riding up to page mill on my road bike

    Yes I know it's faster to cut over to foothill expressway, but I like riding up along the bay, it adds some easy miles to warm up with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by space
    Now if it was only paved so I didn't have to loop south around moffett field when I'm riding up to page mill on my road bike

    If it was only PAVED???

    We might have to give you a time out for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by space
    Now if it was only paved so I didn't have to loop south around moffett field when I'm riding up to page mill on my road bike

    Yes I know it's faster to cut over to foothill expressway, but I like riding up along the bay, it adds some easy miles to warm up with.
    Paved?? goto RoadBikeReview.com and dont look back.

    Anyway, unless they are putting 4 inch rocks on that thing, you road bike can handle it.
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    This trail is needed to cut back on some of the bike access areas with horrible traffic issues.

    Besides, I see some sweet shots of their C-17 and the other one that play touch-n-go coming out of this. *Reminds self to bring ear plugs.

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    Nice!

    I'm just down the way at Yahoo!....lunch time ride!
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    So are we going to do a MTBR "break-in" ride out there or what?
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    Crap - I just realized that opening day is 9/20 and I will be in Seattle all week that week. I'm sure its not exactly going to be awesome riding but maybe we can do a few loops in the top chain ring and make race of it!
    ;o)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBShane
    Crap - I just realized that opening day is 9/20 and I will be in Seattle all week that week. I'm sure its not exactly going to be awesome riding but maybe we can do a few loops in the top chain ring and make race of it!
    ;o)
    4-up all for themselves format then? Suit and Tie for Team Outfits?

    I'm so down for that. (*Have to work that day though.)


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    I rode around Mtn View Shoreline Park this afternoon. Best I can tell this is the Mtn View end:





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    Is it open 24/7? I don't see any restrictions.



    Duck hunting area on the left and Mid-Pen Stevens Creek Shoreline Nature Study Area on the right:



    That gate becomes unlocked tomorrow.
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    I work at Moffett Field... might have to play hooky for a couple hours tomorrow!
    Work is the curse of the biking classes.

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    Did it open?

    Does any happen to know if the trail behind Moffett actually opened today?
    Could affect my commute tomorrow.
    thanks

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    I was there in my NASA jersey. At the ceremony they said "clear a pathway so the bikes can go through the gate." They didn't have to tell me twice!

    It is most definitely open. Trail conditions are about like most of the bayside trails in the area - some gravel, some washboard, mostly nice flat dirt.
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    Yay! Its open!

    Took the cross bike to check it out before work this afternoon...

    Yep. More Baylands trails. Prefect for the cross bike and now my commute has less than a mile on surface streets!

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    Is it similar to the trail from Palo Alto to Shoreline? That one at least has a main section, and an "offroad" section

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    No parallel "offroad" section, most of it is just dirt road on top of a narrow levee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chucko58
    No parallel "offroad" section, most of it is just dirt road on top of a narrow levee.
    Hmm, all too strangely familarÖ youíre not the same Chucko I met before?
    Donít frail and blow if youíre going to Braille and Flow.

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    One and the same, Mr. Porkstacker. Still hacking Macs?
    Work is the curse of the biking classes.

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    I manage to get a "lunch" ride into the bay on levees several times a month. Yesterday I took the new section. It was a very fast spin heading east, then I turned around at the Sunnyvale water reclamation plant and faced a steady headwind. This was the strongest wind I ever recall riding at the bay - I crawled back. That was a good work out, almost reminded me of climbing.

    The new section was pretty much as I expected. Nothing too exciting, but I'm happy to see it opened. I now have a 10 mile bike commute that's >90% car free, plus it has some dirt. I find this amazing in the over populated south bay.

    Anyone know the length of the new section?

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    Quote Originally Posted by knobs
    Anyone know the length of the new section?
    I believe it's 2.4 miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chucko58
    One and the same, Mr. Porkstacker. Still hacking Macs?
    LOL! But of course! Good to hear you are still around. The Mac forums still exist, just a bit quieter than before. New host (thanks to Anonymous, yes that is his username). If you are interested in joining up (no pressure, really) lemme know.
    Donít frail and blow if youíre going to Braille and Flow.

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    took a break from work yesterday and walked 90% of it. Nice to see this open. Never thought I would see this happen. It would be super cool if they opened the outside loop but I think that is wishful thinking. Then again, never thought I would see this open.
    Here's to sweat in your eye.

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    Nice. I poached this one back before 9/11. Had a pos bike that I chucked over the fence.

    Baylands are fun at night, just watch out for skunks.

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