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So I'm thinking of doing a ride starting on the Bernal side of STCP, over through the park, over to Quicksilver, then a loop (MineHill to Rondol) and back through STCP.

What's the easiest way to get from Santa Teresa to Quicksilver? It looks like Harry to Mockingbird hill Lane and to that Quicksilver Entrance.

I was going to start at the Mockingbird Entrance and then take Virl O. Norton to Mine Hill and then to Randol and back out the Mockingbird Entrance.

It looks like most of Quicksilver is offlimits to bikes with the exception of the above trails.

Anything I should watch out for?
Anybody want to go?
 

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Viril O is steep if you have not ridden it. You can also take Harry to Old Almaden down to Hacienda and climb from there. It is about 2 miles more road. I usually do something similar from my house up by Oakridge. I start with Quick and end with STCP then back home. I have made it a 35 mile loop easily, and it can be much longer if I wanted it to be.
 

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I do this loop on my cyclocross bike and have done it on my mountain bike. The trails coming from Mockingbird are pretty steep, they are doable but are definitely granny worthy - nasty on a cyclocross bike. I would just take McKean all the way to New Almaden and do the Quicksilver loop up there.
 

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Dion,

I didn't even realize that I rode passed you yesterday while you were at your truck. I can't recognize most of the people around here without their riding glasses and helmets on.
 

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Dion,

I didn't even realize that I rode passed you yesterday while you were at your truck. I can't recognize most of the people around here without their riding glasses and helmets on.
LOL! For sure it’s the glasses that confuse me! There’s people I’ve ridden with many times whose eyes I’ve never seen before.
 

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Dion,

I didn't even realize that I rode passed you yesterday while you were at your truck. I can't recognize most of the people around here without their riding glasses and helmets on.
Where? At STCP? I was riding from my Morgan Hill back home. Unless you rode by my wife and I on Monterey Rd.
 
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