Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Jim Merz' tour and ride at Specialized in Morgan Hill

Jim Merz organized a great tour of Specialized Bicycles in Morgan Hill today which included guided tour through the onsite museum, access to and explanations of the on campus wind tunnel, a 19 mile group ride plus lunch at the company cafe. Thanks, Jim! I had a blast and learned a lot.


"Meagan Daniel of Specialized has put together this schedule:

Tentative schedule for November 19th:

10-10:30am: Museum Tour
10:30-11:30: Wind Tunnel Tour
11:30-12:00- Prep/Dress for Ride
12:00- 1:30: Ride
1:30-2:15 Lunch
2:15- Potential Tour of Test Lab

The museum is in the lobby of Specialized main headquarters located at:

15130 Concord Cir, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Parking at this building is normally hard to find, but you can park on the street or the parking area around the wind tunnel which is at:

15683 Concord Cir. Morgan Hill

Hope the rain holds off next Wed.! Specialized has a cafeteria and has graciously agreed to let us eat there. They do charge for the food, but is reasonable. I was told that CalTrain is an option for getting to Morgan Hill, I don't know about the schedule though. Seems like carpooling would be a good idea, how can we organize this?

Driving directions to Specialized if using I101. Either north of southbound on 101 take the Tennant Street exit and head west. About 0.7 mile turn left on Vinyard Blvd., heading south about one block this turns to the right. Just after this right turn is Concord Cir., turn left. Specialized it on the right at the end of the block. I have attached a simple map showing this. Also the ride map attached. I will make sure no one gets lost. If anyone wants a more detailed map let me know.

This should be fun! Hope you can make it.

Jim Merz"

Some pics here:

Laurie Bolard's incredible pics here:

Bike saint Matteo Gorski's awesome shots and video here:

Great set of pics from Joe Bunik here:

If you have any more pics please send me a link and I'll post it here, thanks!