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    Eschew Obfuscation SesameCrunch's Avatar
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    Mini Folder Meet-Up in SF Bay Area - Jan. 9th

    The incomparable LexM is embarking on his own Excellent Adventure to the SF Bay Area next week. Details shall not be revealed here, but carefully unveiled to all in due course.

    To celebrate the occasion, we are inviting all Bike Forum folder lovers to join us in Half Moon Bay, California, for a 25 mile gentle ride along the Pacific Ocean. Lunch at a local sea-food joint will be included.

    If you're interested, please meet at the HMB Fire Station, at Main St. and Higgins Canyon Rd at 10:30 am on Sunday, Jan. 9th. Map of meeting location here:

    http://ridewithgps.com/routes/252744

    Distance is not an excuse for not showing, since LexM is travelling from Chicago to be there

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    Sounds good to me ... what's the parking situation by the Fire Station like?

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    Sounds great!

    BTW, what are the bike parking situation at that sea food joint? (I prefer not to leave the bike unattended).

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    Oodles of street parking at the Fire Station.

    And we'll pick a table on the terrace at Barbara's Fish Trap so we can keep our eyes on the bikes. There will be some expensive bikes on this ride. I'll bring a cable lock also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post
    Oodles of street parking at the Fire Station.

    And we'll pick a table on the terrace at Barbara's Fish Trap so we can keep our eyes on the bikes. There will be some expensive bikes on this ride. I'll bring a cable lock also.
    Google says that there is a permanent police presence near BFT so we should be fine

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...290.53,,0,6.48

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    Everyone's making a fuss over lil' ol' me. Thanks, Mr Crunch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lexm View Post
    Everyone's making a fuss over lil' ol' me. Thanks, Mr Crunch!
    Oh, we're not making fuss about you necessarily. It's your folding bike we're interested in ....
    Last edited by SesameCrunch; 01-04-11 at 12:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamtsa View Post
    Google says that there is a permanent police presence near BFT so we should be fine

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...290.53,,0,6.48
    Silly me, I thought the cops always hung out at doughnut shops....

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    Not that I know the exact route Mr Crunch has planned, but looking at Google Maps between the fire house and Barbara's Fish Trap I can tell this is going to be fun.
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    And in any event it can't help but beat walking three miles in sub-freezing temps and wind to Five Guys. It also can't help but beat walking back...as I will do now.
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    It would be great to see you guys again, and meet lexm, but I'm just getting over being sick for a week and don't quite feel up to riding 25 miles.

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    Sorry to miss you. Maybe next time.

    Weather looks good tomorrow, sunny and low 50s. Just a little chilly for us Californians. The hearty Lexm from Chicago will be in short sleeves, I'm sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post
    The hearty Lexm from Chicago will be in short sleeves, I'm sure.
    Probably short shorts too..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceMetras View Post
    Probably short shorts too..
    I'll disappoint on both counts, I'm certain. See you tomorrow!
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    Don't forget to take pix

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    Quote Originally Posted by JosephLMonti View Post
    Don't forget to take pix
    We had great day. Half Moon Bay is a lovely and picturious place. Thanks SesameCrunch for the organization and hospitality and thank you everybody else for the company.


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    View to the port


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    Ocean view


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    Cliff view



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    A much beloved Moulton TSR 27.

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    Looks like it was a "Ghost" ride - no visible participants.

    Lou

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foldable Two View Post
    Looks like it was a "Ghost" ride - no visible participants.

    Lou
    Bruce took a group picture.

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    Indeed, there were people on this ride.. here we have 4 out of the 5 riders heading North along the pathway .. Alan is on the phone undoubtedly doing important business.








    Again, 4 out of the 5 of us .. Kam's TSR-27 is well represented to the right .. my AM-14 in front .. Alexei's TSR-2 to the left .. and Alan's restored MkIII Duomatic at the rear..








    Alexei with his new steed enjoying a moment of relaxation..





    Never one to say no to a photo op..






    Many breathtaking views along our ride ..







    We had alternate routes planned in case of inclement weather..






    Alan was gracious enough to invite us to ride to his home for snacks and coffee after our 20+ mile ride... He does know how to live life!


    Last edited by BruceMetras; 01-11-11 at 02:32 PM.

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    Eschew Obfuscation SesameCrunch's Avatar
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    ^^^^
    Whoa! That's not a picture of my house!

    I wish....

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    What a handsome collection under the cypress tree...



    the bikes aren't bad either


    Heh, in that pic lexm reminds me of Newman of Seinfeld fame, looking very very satisfied with something evil he had just perpetrated...
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    Nice scenery; more variation than down here on So. CA coast. Definitely would have been uncomfortable on one of my Fridays and totally out of place on my Dahon!!!

    Jur is watching Seinfeld reruns in AUS??? Of course we don't have too much other stuff to export...lol

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