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Dang 12-28-05 06:08 PM

Anyone else get a Glorious ride in Sacramento Metro Area Today?
 
Anyone else in Sacramento Metro Area get out today?

Temp in 50's, pouring rain flooding the trail, heavy wind, 100's of pigons crapping overhead, dark sky, ex-wife and I did a miserable .20 mile ride. Just sucked!

JRider 12-28-05 06:29 PM

I'm about to head home from work and hop on the road for a while. The rain stopped mid-day and now everything looks pretty dry. What part of sac did you ride today?

curt in denver 12-28-05 08:22 PM

On behalf of Denver....WE OBJECT!!!!!!! :D

Dang 12-28-05 11:14 PM

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Originally Posted by JRider
I'm about to head home from work and hop on the road for a while. The rain stopped mid-day and now everything looks pretty dry. What part of sac did you ride today?

Actually up in Roseville. But nobody has heard of Roseville Calf.
And isnt it wonderful how such a terrible day turned into a wonderful glorious evening.

UCSDbikeAnarchy 12-29-05 10:02 AM

I've heard of Roseville, but then again, I grew up in rocklin. The one thing I always loved about rain in Sacramento, is that it means snow in Tahoe. When the weather is bad, I just waxmy board and wait for cal-trans to plow 80.
Here in the netherlands, rain just means rain.

Dang 12-29-05 05:26 PM

Rocklin??? Isnt that a small portion of Loomis? You know. That town CCR wrote about.

2bfree 12-29-05 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Dang
. . . But nobody has heard of Roseville Calf.

Are you kidding? Roseville is famous! ;) It's the home of S and S Machine, the birthplace of the S & S Bicycle Torque Coupling™, for which all travel bike owners (especially tandem owners) are eternally grateful. It allows them to fit their bikes into 26" x 26" x 10" airline-regulation cases, check them as regular luggage, and have a full-size bike or tandem to ride at their destination!

(BTW, is Denio's Auction still in business?)

MattP. 12-29-05 09:18 PM

Friggin rain :(

Dang 12-30-05 09:39 AM

Oh oh! Now Ive done it! Other forum users have jumped on the "Anyone else get a Glorious ride in Denver Metro Area Today?" band wagon. Now there discussing banning
'Anyone else get a Glorious ride in ......... Metro Areas Today' topics on the forum. WHAT HAVE I DONE? I was only trying to be funny. Forgive me Denver.

steelerfan 12-30-05 06:04 PM

Managed to squeeze in 10 in the rain and wind in Folsom. boy i miss the sun

Dang 12-30-05 06:33 PM

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Originally Posted by 2bfree
(BTW, is Denio's Auction still in business?)

Yeah it is! I haven't been there for years though. They not only charge folks who drive in but also the folks who walk in the gates. @ 2 bucka a head!

khill 01-01-06 08:21 PM

Even though it was windy, I managed a 2 hour ride on 12/31. I live near Woodland and Davis, besides having to cross some flooded country roads, pretty good ride!

Ken

MattP. 01-01-06 08:44 PM

I rode to the gym a few hours ago, about 2 miles each way. Was freaking fun! Raining and windy as ever. Hard to keep balance. I was smiling the whole way there :)

Dang 01-02-06 08:55 AM

The weather has been nasty. Hard rain driven by hard gusts of wind. I went on a little pleasure ride on Sat during the break in the rain but the wind was still a blowin. Those cyclist in Denver are lucky. Its always nice in the Rockies. :)

Trevor98 01-02-06 06:25 PM

I moved away in June but still miss the nice, long, paved AR bike trail. The worst problems came during the rains when sections of the trail would flood- particularly the lower part of the split part near REI and the area next to the golf course. I can't imagine being on it now with the heavy rains.

tak440c 01-02-06 10:53 PM

blah. Santa cruz was hecka crappy today. 40mph winds, driving rain.

Dang 01-04-06 07:40 PM

I stayed home today and just lazed around. But yesterday evening I spent a few hours on the ol' B17. That was on my Specialized hibrid. Then when I got back home I jumped on my Trek 400 for a quick spin and had to ask myself "Why I'm beating myself up riding a tank when I can be riding this?"

MattP. 01-04-06 07:58 PM

The weather was beautiful today! But I didn't ride :(

khill 01-04-06 08:45 PM

The weather was fantastic today. I had a meeting in Placerville and was wishing I had brought my bike!

Ken

scottmorrison99 01-04-06 10:28 PM

Light rain in the morining on the way in, but the ride home this evening was truly glorious. I am so glad for a dry day.

Corcis 01-05-06 05:05 AM

So where do you Placer County people ride? I didn't see one single cyclist while I was in Roseville over the last couple weeks (not that I was about, myself). I may spend a month down there with the family this summer and definitely want some rides down.

Dang 01-06-06 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Corcis
So where do you Placer County people ride? I didn't see one single cyclist while I was in Roseville over the last couple weeks (not that I was about, myself). I may spend a month down there with the family this summer and definitely want some rides down.

Really? Not one? I see people on bikes everyday. Even in crappy weather.
PM me with your address and I'll send ya a great map of placer county that details miles and miles of bike pathes and trails. And as Trevor98 will agree, the ride along the American River is one of the best bike rides in the country.

frogman_94 01-06-06 10:21 AM

:mad: I can't ride yet. I don't have all the pieces to my new bike I'm building. It's a Cannondale 613 with all Campy Record components and Zonda wheels. The handlebars are VeloCarbon. I still need a seat post and gears.

I used to live in Roseville but now I'm in Cameron Park. Now I get to ride hills. I love heading down Green Valley road doing about 40 mph and the ride back up is not too bad. From my house I have ridden to downtown Sacramento and back many times, about 85 miles. This year I'm going to ride the other way, up the hill. Does anyone know of some good routes?

caloso 01-06-06 02:06 PM

I think you mean Lodi, not Loomis, as in "Oh, Lord! Stuck in Lodi again..."

Yeah, the lower portions of the ARBT are totally underwater so both the Jiboom and Pipe Bridges are unusable for getting across the American.

kingsfan4life 01-06-06 09:07 PM

used to live in El Dorado Hills east of Sac on HWY 50. Went back to visit with friends the one week they have torrential rains so I couldn't bike or play tennis. Oh well...CA still rocks my socks. Speaking of that the Kigs are on now


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