Born-again rider, here. Thor (35), of Sacramento, CA.
New owner of a Giant Roam 1. First bike that I have bought outside of a Target or Walmart.
Took it out on the Sac County Bike Trails just recently for its maiden voyage. 40 miles in just under 4 hours. Taking it easy since I haven't rode in almost 10 years. I will say that my toosh was begging for a new saddle. Got a Bontrager Commuter Gel CRZ+ saddle on the way. The stock Giant Connect just isn't doing the job.
Sticking to the trails for now until the helmet comes in. Gotta go shopping for ride apparel now. Gotta look the part, at least. =P
Once the dry season is over, will definitely hit up the trails packing hotdogs and burgers and will skewer it up on a nice spot on the American River. Will even try to bring the fishing pole and wrangle up a salmon or two. It will be interesting trying to carry a salmon back to the house on the bicycle. =P
Hello NorCal! New rider from Sacramento, CA here. Purchased a vintage Nishiki last week and I love it. I've been commuting to work/gym then home on weekdays and this past weekend I went on the American River Trail both Saturday and Sunday. It's very awesome to enjoy the city on a bike, it feels like there's so much to do.
Sacramento riders ~ Let's ride!
Once they finish construction on the trails, I'm down! I will be starting most of my cycle adventures from the Natomas area.
hey Chris and all riders out there in norcal and anybody coming from afar who would like to hook up for a great sf bay area ride. Check out thelocalsroute.com and meet up with a guide that will take you on that awesome local ride that otherwise would be difficult to figure out. No fee involved. Hope to hear from all.
Been on these forums for a quick minute now but for some reason had never spotted this area!
My name is Dylan, I'm 27, and live in San Jose. been bike commuting (7 miles almost exclusively on a trail) for almost 2 years. and started doing longer road rides last year. I did my first century last year up in Napa and loved it.
I also have gone down to the Velodrome a couple times and i think i love it even more.
Just started looking at cycle groups to join with to hopefully start getting more consistent rides in on the weekend/ weekday evenings.
I haven't really ever ridden with other people. The century was actually my first time not biking by myself.
I look forward to keeping an eye on this place and maybe seeing some of you on the road!
Hello. My name is Brian. Sonoma County resident, specifically the cultural mecca of Rohnert Park.
I started riding about 8 years ago when the price of Marlboros got too high. During the summer I may ride anywhere from 100 to 150 miles a weeks. None of it particularly fast. Mostly road riding but I do like to mix it up a bit with some mountain biking. I am fortunate enough to live in a place with decent riding a few minutes of wherever I may be.
I do have a serious bike fetish and own too many of them.
Hello, my name is Robert, from Butte County (Chico for all you bay area folks). I'm getting back into riding after being away for about 8 years.
I grew up in San Jose and at one point, I was logging at least 150 miles per week on the road and MTB. Then school, career and family pulled my away. Since that time, I balooned up to 236lbs and somehow developed arthritus in my hip. At 39 years of age my Dr told me I'll need a hip replacement eventually. On top of that, another Dr told me my blood chemestry was out of wack and I was flirting with being pre-diabetic. So, I decided it's time to litterally get off my a$$. Since December 2014, I've dropped 36lbs and have around 30lbs left to lose. Cycling has also helped my hips. As long as I get a few rides per week in, I have no hip pain. Eventually, I want to start doing centuries and gravel-grinders. But for now, I'd really like to find some riding partners. It doesnt look like there are a lot of Butte Co BF members around...
I'm Shay. I recently moved to Berkeley (Hills) from Israel.
I started cycling about 6 years ago, when I lived car free in West Jerusalem, and found out I'm starting to take the very long road home, just to get some more time in the saddle. This made my buy my first real road biking, and later racing (or rather, wheelsucking in races) for a couple of seasons.
The move to the US was quite stressing (as I suspect moving halfway around the world usually is), which forced me some time of the bike. So I'm both slow and don't really know the roads around here. You're welcome.