Meissner Run

Meissner Run
Snowshoe running in gorgeous Central Oregon

Monday, November 14, 2005

Dam Corners and Valley road ride - Sunday, Nov 20

The Princess has decreed we will be starting in Winters.

Extended forecast shows sunny through the weekend so let's keep our fingers crossed. In keeping with traditional winter training goals, this ride will be a relaxed ramble through the countryside.

We’ll climb northwest up the canyon alongside Putah Creek over the Monticello Dam and Cardiac Hill, which are the only big climbs of the day, to Moskowite Corner. From there, one little bump and then we fly down Wooden Valley to Mankas Corners and on to Fairfield where we'll take a food break at the coffee house. We’ll turn north, climb a few short rollers and then have a nice smooth ride all the way north back to Lake Solano Park. This is the "good" section of the Foxy's Fall Century.


  • Start: the town of Winters (Rotary Park parking lot at Railroad and Main across from the Buckhorn and Steady Eddy's Coffee House)
  • When: Ready to ride at 10 am
  • Length: 62
  • Climbing: 2,780 (unless you have to go over Cantelow on the return)
To get to Winters: Interstate 505 goes north right into Winters from I-80 or your can take Russell Blvd east out of Davis. http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?ed=u8Nhjq160SyvQA0bpmqBMulSMUtJa6zz_Bvx9k0QKNEu6UagR4mUKkMkvI6I997NqQ--&name=The+Buckhorn+Steak+%26amp%3B+Roadhouse&desc=%28530%29+795-4503&csz=Winters+CA&country=us&cs=10&qty=9&ds=n

Map of the route that you may want to download to be able to see.
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/sadiekatel/detail?.dir=65dc&.dnm=fd0d.jpg&.src=ph

Pizza after? We can test the Pizza Factory: http://www.palmsplayhouse.com/pizzafactory.html

Let us know if this floats your boat, spins your wheels, etc.

5 comments:

Princess Zippy said...

I think starting where there is food and elephants is good. Adding 8 miles makes it a metric. :-)

V.

SadieKate said...

Okey-dokey!

jobob said...

Did someone say pizza & beer afterwards? :D

SadieKate said...

Looking fantabulous out there!

jobob said...

What a great ride ! Thanks so much, G-locks. Hope I didn't corrupt you toooo badly :D