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    On Saturday I went and rode Levi's Gran Fondo, but did the medio route (~61 miles). I did slightly better than last year, which is great considering how little I've been on the bike this year.

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    Friday: 31 miles with lights; liberating and very fun. We plan to do this ride at least once a month.

    Saturday: 61 miles with a small, tight, experienced group. Very fun, challenging, social and chatty -- just what we needed.

    Sunday: Shop ride, but since we had no rank beginners, the pace was 17+ mph, and I rode 43 miles. Cgallagh hung with the hard-cores and racked up 62 miles at the same mph. Those guys are animals. I'm envious.

    And all these rides yielded many smile per mile, some great conversations and re-connections. So much fun that we forgot we were supposed to be suffering.
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    Piccolo route of Levi's GranFondo.

    So much fun and easier than last year with a year of riding under my belt. Last year I'd only been on a road bike for a month when I attempted it. My biggest concern though is that 6000 riders is a lot. More than once I got stuck behind the group when it came to a complete stop either due to crashes or just that accordian effect when inexperienced riders slow down to take a corner. It was also the first time I've ever dropped people on a climb. I also got stuck behind people going slower than me when I was unable to pass them safely. Isn't it common sense that if you're riding slowly that you ride to the right and not two abreast taking up an entire lane?

    Saw Taylor Phinney out on course, met Levi after the ride, and mildly stalked Patrick Dempsey because I don't think the women at work believed me when I said he was going to be there. I had to get at least one photo to prove it.

    I would also like to point out that just because I'm a woman, it doesn't mean I'd recognize Patrick Dempsey when I saw him. All kinds of men kept asking me if I knew where he was because they wanted to get pictures for their "daughter" or their "wife."

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    Was up in Chico visiting my folks this last weekend. Did Oktoberfest at Sierra Nevada Brewery on Sat night. Sunday morning, did a little climbing.



    Got a PR on Honey Run road (the 3rd and largest climb in the profile).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bam View Post
    tioga pass

    Very cool.

    on bumpy roads it can be a bit noisy, at least the way i have it attached (right side of head tube)
    Do you have any photos of the camera mounted on your bike?
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    Getting my Giro D' Vino training on by doing a flat little 36 mi. run down to San Ramon & some W.C. neighborhoods.

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    BASP #1 at Merritt College

    My first cyclocross race. Very fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottmorrison99 View Post
    BASP #1 at Merritt College

    My first cyclocross race. Very fun!
    f-yeah! Same here. I'm hooked.

    http://www.strava.com/rides/204934












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    I did a local cancer charity ride, 25 miles. However, this year I rode to and from the event to get in extra miles. LBS is closer than I thought and it only added about 7 miles to my total.

    We were also rained on a little bit. Oddly, I was hoping for rain because I normally wouldn't choose to ride in it, but I'd like to get some experience on wet roads. If it wasn't for this event, I probably wouldn't have ridden at all today.

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    I did a huge loop around Lake Chabot today for any of you guys that know it. We left from Willow Park to Brandon to Redtail to Goldenrod and then we did a less-than-legal hot lap on Columbine. A combined 24 miles.

    Thank you to anyone who stopped for the crazy kid waving his wheel on the side of the road asking for a pump and thanks to the guy riding the Record-equipped LOOK 550 for the CO2. The ride was great!

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    Did the LBS ride, aka Beginner, aka Recovery ride today. About 18 miles into it we met the rain, and although the wind died down, the rain was our companion for the rest of the 43 mile ride. One crash (right in front of me; my madd skillz kept me upright) but otherwise not remarkable. Riding in the rain was fun, and I expect the novelty to wear off by the next rainy ride.
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    Took the CX bike for a ride in Burton Creek above Tahoe City. It had rained earlier but no mud, just settled the dust.





    Sorry about the crappy cell phone pix.
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    Saturday: A nice 60 from Lafayette, Up to Skyline, down Redwood, through Orinda to Wildcat, up Grizzly and back down Pinehurst. Weather was coolish but nice. Good climbs up Pinehurst and Wlidcat, but Grizzly is always a grind - just goes on and on.
    Sunday: MTB: ugh. Mt. Diablo - 2nd time up the horror of Riggs Canyon Rd, to Knobcone and then Oyster Point. Rain Rain Rain. Pretty sure I dislike this route.
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    Three flats in two days. Two were within 10 minutes, back then front.
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
    Stay calm and bring a towel.

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    No flats but it took me forever to clean three days of road grime off my bike.

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    Did a ~20 mile out and back between Walnut Creekand Pinole along Alhambra Valley Rd. This was my first road ride that was predominantly on a road instead of the Iron Horse or Contra Costa Canal Trails. Hillier and more fun.

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    On Saturday I rode out to Los Vaqueros from Walnut Creek, 40 miles. Vasco Rd. is a fairly new road with a nice wide shoulder, however you need it as cars travel pretty fast on it. Awesome tailwind though.
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    milliron
    nice photos!
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    Was that on LKHC today?
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    yes millron, nice photos. What camera are you using? I really like the solo Webcor in green shot. You really captured the motion.

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    Front started to go flat on last right hand turn down to Alice from Kings. As I pulled over and started to walk to a safe place rear went completely flat. WTF? That would be 5 flats in 2 weeks!
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
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    Thanks all. That was from this morning's AV, B ride. Too lazy to pack up the car, drive to the LKHC and pay $10.

    Quote Originally Posted by IdleUp View Post
    yes millron, nice photos. What camera are you using? I really like the solo Webcor in green shot. You really captured the motion.
    Sony WX1.



    Super small, light and fast/snappy. Great quality. Wide lens (24mm equiv).

    Unfortunately, it doesn't offer shutter priority. Only program mode. Would be a little easier to consistently get shots like the second one if I could set the shutter speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milliron View Post
    hey look its me =D
    Last edited by Tim Aiken; 10-30-10 at 09:54 PM.

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    road the alto velo b ride same as milliron

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