Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 55 of 170 FirstFirst ... 545535455565765105155 ... LastLast
Results 1,351 to 1,375 of 4231
  1. #1351
    Don't mince words Red Rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Vacaville, CA
    My Bikes
    '08 Orbea Diva "The Avocado"; Specialized Dolce comp "Sweet Thang"; Co-Motion Roadster "Blue Jay", Fuji Team Pro
    Posts
    6,864
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    We waited until after 2 pm for the winds to die down, as they did yesterday. Chris blew the dust off the Co-Mo and called the route; we went over Cantelow and had a very satisfying ride along the Winters Loop. The weather was excellent. Wish we'd had time to keep riding.

    Bigbossman, your pics are great. Love that BS rocks the wool jerseys. BTW, what bike were you riding? Was it my fave, the Palo Alto? I that bike.
    When my feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders and says, "Oh, *****, she's awake!"

    Visit my blog.

  2. #1352
    moth -----> flame Beaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    SF Bay Area
    My Bikes
    11 CAAD 10-4, 07 Specialized Roubaix Comp, 98 Peugeot Horizon
    Posts
    5,908
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You always post great pics BBM. I had the exact same view of the bay - I was on domestic duty most of the day but snuck out for a ride ~12:30. Headed up El Toyonal to Lomas Cantadas, I've just learned that apparently the name means singing hills. I wasn't singing. I've decided to rename it Lomas B4st4rdas.

    Anyhow, made it out alive and did Grizzly Peak down Pinehurst and back, then found a road in my neighbourhood that is like a mini-Lomas. For some reason, I always have a tough time getting the Pinehurst descent just right - a lot of sand/grit on the corners at the top today, as well as those annoying off-camber curves.

    No piccies for me, but a little 20mile/3000ft-er. Stunningly nice day.


  3. #1353
    Dolce far niente bigbossman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Northern CA
    Posts
    10,811
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rider View Post
    Bigbossman, your pics are great. Love that BS rocks the wool jerseys. BTW, what bike were you riding? Was it my fave, the Palo Alto? I that bike.
    Thanks! BS has quite the collection of vintage and repro-vintage jerseys, and the historical anecdotes to go with each one.

    The Palo Alto is my favorite as well, but today I rode the Cinelli. Not a bad "back-up" bike to have in the stable. FWIW, I've got a deal cooking on a "not distributed in the U.S." steel frameset. Columbus MAX tubing, and a killer paint job. That's all I'm saying for now.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
    Anyhow, made it out alive and did Grizzly Peak down Pinehurst and back, then found a road in my neighbourhood that is like a mini-Lomas. For some reason, I always have a tough time getting the Pinehurst descent just right - a lot of sand/grit on the corners at the top today, as well as those annoying off-camber curves.
    Nice ride! I noticed the sand, grit, and wierd corners on Pinehurst......

    We started at Orinda BART, went up Wildcat to Skyline, and then looped over to Pinehurst and then down though Moraga and back to Orinda. Maybe we passed you somewhere?

    From today:



    Garmin trace:
    Last edited by bigbossman; 11-15-08 at 11:27 PM.
    "Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin, itís the triumphant twang of a bedspring."

    S. J. Perelman

  4. #1354
    moth -----> flame Beaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    SF Bay Area
    My Bikes
    11 CAAD 10-4, 07 Specialized Roubaix Comp, 98 Peugeot Horizon
    Posts
    5,908
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
    We started at Orinda BART, went up Wildcat to Skyline, and then looped over to Pinehurst and then down though Moraga and back to Orinda. Maybe we passed you somewhere?
    That's funny, it looks like we did almost the same loop, in the same direction, the only singificant difference is that ElT/Lomas route effectively shortcuts 10+miles starting just north of Orinda Village and spitting you out by the steam trains. I love that climb up wildcat though - very scenic.

    It'd be good to catch up on a ride sometime - east bay solidarity and all that

  5. #1355
    Direct Hit Not Required BlastRadius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    San Bruno, CA
    My Bikes
    Pinarello Galileo, Bianchi Alloro, Guerciotti Cross Force, Iron Horse Hollowpoint MKIII
    Posts
    6,190
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice pics BBM. BS looks like Mr. Incredible in that photo.

    I spend Saturday morning cleaning and lubing my bike for the 2pm cyclocross race.
    It was hot and dry. I sucked so much dust during the race that I was hacking stuff
    up for the next 8 hours.

    Part of the course had a 6ft rise to climb over and another had a 9ft rise to climb over.
    You can make it up on the bike if you have enough speed, are in a tall enough gear,
    and avoid panicking. Well so dude fell over on one of them and took me down with him, briefly.
    My arm fell onto his rear drivetrain (I can tell he had at least 8 speeds )...



    I passed him but on a straightaway he got around me and on the next rise he fell again! I almost
    got around him but had to put a foot down... into his spokes! Hahaha. WTF, get up that hill!

    The rest of the race was luckily uneventful and I ended up alone, in between the fast guys
    and the slower guys (same thing happened the last two races as well).


  6. #1356
    moth -----> flame Beaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    SF Bay Area
    My Bikes
    11 CAAD 10-4, 07 Specialized Roubaix Comp, 98 Peugeot Horizon
    Posts
    5,908
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ^ Ouch! Looks like you were swiped by a tiger.

  7. #1357
    Wheres my snuggie? taxi777's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    3,068
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ms Incredible

    an BBM

    Great picts!
    Last edited by taxi777; 11-16-08 at 12:32 PM.

  8. #1358
    Wheres my snuggie? taxi777's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    3,068
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    henry, you should just tell people you got attacked by a mountain lion!

  9. #1359
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    22
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just did page mill saturday for the first time!

  10. #1360
    Don't mince words Red Rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Vacaville, CA
    My Bikes
    '08 Orbea Diva "The Avocado"; Specialized Dolce comp "Sweet Thang"; Co-Motion Roadster "Blue Jay", Fuji Team Pro
    Posts
    6,864
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    We went out early with some of the race team. Their ride included Mt. George into Yountville/Napa and Atlas Peak. We tandemistas stuck with a very pleasant Gordon Valley loop in reverse. Lovely day for a ride, and a lovely ride we had. Set a very satisfying tone to the entire day.

    Congrats, Henry, and sorry about the klutzy guy in front of you. I like Pete's idea -- tusslin' with a mountain lion is much more impressive-sounding than the real story.
    When my feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders and says, "Oh, *****, she's awake!"

    Visit my blog.

  11. #1361
    Spinning like a gerbel spingineer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Silicon Valley
    My Bikes
    Seven
    Posts
    7,947
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Montebello Sunday. Rode to the top, then came down and proceeded to climb Mt. Eden, then came back. Perfect day for riding.
    I'm in it to finish it.

    My Cycling Blog

  12. #1362
    Senior Member Mhendricks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    San Jose, ca.
    My Bikes
    2006 Orbea Volata, 84 Trek 760, 83 Trek 720,
    Posts
    1,326
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well for me it was one of my rare chances to go out and ride when it's not a centrury. I wanted to do a little climbing so my intention was to get on the Los Gatos Creek Trail head up Shannon Road then hit Kennedy Road and back home on the LG Trail. Well I climbed up Shannon while descending missed the turn off for Kennedy. So here I am and because I've heard so much about Hicks road, I decide to see what all the hoop la is about the climb up Hicks. My first indicator was a sign that said "Windy Road next 7 miles!" Riding along I said to myself "This isn't that bad" then I see this "U" turn sign and after I make that turn I see the road going straight up! I'm now scrambling to get into my Triple and for the next few miles it was "Climbing Hell" for me. I'm huffing and puffing and after stopping a couple of times, (on one of those times I called the Bossman and told him my plight. His response was something like "Now you know how I felt when I climbed Page Mill Road and how if I was one of his "REAL" friends I would have called him" Whatever! So I finally make it to the top of Hicks Road and start my descent. Usually I let the bike go and scream down the hills. Not here! The turns were sharp and I was on my brakes back and forth most of the way down and finally came to a stop at Almaden reservoir. I will say that this was the hardest climb I've done to date, but boy was it a beautiful day to ride.
    They call me "Mr. Mixte"

  13. #1363
    Wheres my snuggie? taxi777's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    3,068
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    After Saturday's ride...got up this morning and walked to Starbucks, then got on my Taxi bike rolled down the Ski jump, took one picture of the Bridge, then struggled back up the hill and right back to bed!
    Total miles 2 something...

  14. #1364
    Lost in Nostalgia
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Fog City
    Posts
    648
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just to Mt. SB with my riding friend. Been under the weather for the past few days so not much riding at all.

  15. #1365
    crazy bike girl msincredible's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Santa Cruz mountains
    My Bikes
    '07 Orbea Onix, '07 Birdy Yellow, '06 Cannondale Bad Boy (stolen)
    Posts
    3,319
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by saxcolossusjr View Post
    Just did page mill saturday for the first time!
    Congrats, how did you like it? That's one of my favorites.
    Countries I've ridden in: US, Canada, Ireland, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, China, Singapore, Malaysia
    States I've ridden in: Illinois, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, California, Nevada, Missouri, Colorado

  16. #1366
    dirtbag roadie ahpook's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    PDX
    My Bikes
    Della Santa Corsa Speciale -- Kish custom -- Santa Cruz Stigmata -- Niner Air 9 Carbon
    Posts
    894
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Saturday we did a nice tandem ride down to a craft fair at Lynwood High, off prospect. Got some good handmade xmas presents for people there and had a delicious brownie. Came back down San Tomas to the LG Creek Trail .. Man, what pretty weekend weather.
    follow me on twitter: http://twitter.com/ahpook/

  17. #1367
    Senior Member 1jacktripper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    787
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Skipped the Montebello Sundays ride due to sore quads from long run on Saturday, but got too antsy in the afternoon so went out and did a quick 28-miler ride from Palo Alto up to OLH and returning via 84 /Junipero Serra.

  18. #1368
    Crawlin' up, flyin' down bikingshearer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Democratic Peoples' Republic of Berkeley
    My Bikes
    1967 Paramount, 1982-ish Ron Cooper,1986 De Rosa Professional, 1978 Eisentraut "A," 1961 BianchiCompetizione, 1994 Trek 520, 199? Burley Bossa Nova
    Posts
    3,037
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by BlastRadius View Post
    Nice pics BBM. BS looks like Mr. Incredible in that photo.
    No doubt about it, he caught my "good side."
    "I'm in shape -- round is a shape." Andy Rooney

  19. #1369
    Senior Moment Member Gee3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Daly City, CA
    My Bikes
    Specialized Allez Elite Double & a nude Bottecchia CF build
    Posts
    1,352
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Did a real nice short ride from my house in Daly City down Skyline, around Lake Merced once and over to Lincoln Avenue along the beach on the great highway. I had to stop and just take in the ocean for a little bit. This area used to be my playground as a kid growing up in the Sunset. Although I probably should have worn the short sleeve jersey instead since it warmed up.

    I need to get on my bike more often... I was suckin' wind going back up Skyline to my turn on Hickey!!
    This day will be over... one of these days!

    "I have cancer, cancer doesn't have me."
    Quote from a Kaiser commercial that reminds me of my mom.

  20. #1370
    Riding is my addiction jwill911's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Alameda, CA
    My Bikes
    '99 Trek 2200 & '06 Orbea Opal
    Posts
    136
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Went with a friend on Saturday rode the Marshall Wall Loop, first time for me. Drove to Fairfax and eliminated all the junk miles. The weather was awesome, the scenery magnificient. In Marshall we stopped at a Oyster bar for a snack and the water on Tomales Bay was flat like a lake, no wind or fog. What a rare day. Rode back though Point Reyes Station and Olema and Samuel P park. A great ride.

    jw
    "It doesn't get easier you just get faster" - Greg Lemond

    Silver/Grey 06 Orbea Opal (34/50 double)
    Black 1999 Trek 2200 (triple)

  21. #1371
    Tandem Mountain Climber
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    San Mateo, CA
    My Bikes
    Calfee Tandem, Custom CAAD9 BB30, 90 Santana Arriva Tandem, 02 CAAD4 errand bike, 87 Cannondale "Black Lightning"
    Posts
    4,090
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jwill911 View Post
    Went with a friend on Saturday rode the Marshall Wall Loop, first time for me. Drove to Fairfax and eliminated all the junk miles. The weather was awesome, the scenery magnificient. In Marshall we stopped at a Oyster bar for a snack and the water on Tomales Bay was flat like a lake, no wind or fog. What a rare day. Rode back though Point Reyes Station and Olema and Samuel P park. A great ride.

    jw
    dude, we were right there!

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...25#post7859925

  22. #1372
    Wheres my snuggie? taxi777's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    3,068
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yep we just missed you...!

    Hey marco let's do the oysters sometime!...but not too many!

  23. #1373
    Lost in Nostalgia
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Fog City
    Posts
    648
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hey Taxi, did I see you today going up Guadalupe as I was descending about 3 pm?

  24. #1374
    Wheres my snuggie? taxi777's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    3,068
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Not the weekend, but from today. I went down and worked out on San Bruno mt, then came back through the presidio



  25. #1375
    moth -----> flame Beaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    SF Bay Area
    My Bikes
    11 CAAD 10-4, 07 Specialized Roubaix Comp, 98 Peugeot Horizon
    Posts
    5,908
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Snap - I was up Radio Road today ~1pm on lunchtime sanity maintenance duty. Another great day for riding.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •