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BlastRadius 03-30-08 03:19 AM

Nice bike Felicity. Where is there a Jamis dealer around here? Performance used to sell them but not anymore. See you on the road sometime.

Felicity 03-30-08 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by BlastRadius (Post 6429865)
Nice bike Felicity. Where is there a Jamis dealer around here? Performance used to sell them but not anymore. See you on the road sometime.

I checked out two places that have Jamis: La Dolce Velo 3575 Stevens Creek Blvd #D San Jose, CA 95117
(408) 244-8356 and The Missing Link on Shattuck in Berkeley. I bought it from the former because 1) it is MUCH closer to me 2) the owners (husband and wife) are who you deal with and they are wonderful (very knowledgeable and caring) and I really want to keep the LLBS (little local bike shop) in business.

bigtruck 03-30-08 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by BlastRadius (Post 6429865)
Nice bike Felicity. Where is there a Jamis dealer around here? Performance used to sell them but not anymore. See you on the road sometime.

If your in San Francisco I am sure Nomad Cyclery 2555 Irving Street sell them as I saw some in there shop a few months ago

solbrothers 04-05-08 09:30 PM

hay guise!

my name's matt. im 20. just ordered my first "real" bike. a moto mess. hope to have it early next week. i live in vallejo, work in benicia. im hoping :crosses fingers: to be able to ride to work. that would be very nice.

Siu Blue Wind 04-05-08 10:53 PM

Welcome aboard, Matt. We are going to do a ride April 12th and you are more than welcome to join us.

Check it out here.

solbrothers 04-05-08 11:01 PM

cool thanks a lot!! if my legs are up to it, im definately interested!! ive never rode fixed, so we'll see LOL

Siu Blue Wind 04-05-08 11:04 PM

You don't have to bring fixed, just bring whatever!

solbrothers 04-05-08 11:14 PM

lol that's all i have ordered lol. it's my first bike lol

nachomc 04-07-08 12:07 PM

Do you have a link to the bike/

solbrothers 04-07-08 11:36 PM

idk. the bike's on bikesdirect.com

nachomc 04-08-08 10:45 AM

The motobecane messenger? http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/.../messenger.htm

solbrothers 04-08-08 03:55 PM

that's it. i got it in orange 64cm

redspoke 04-08-08 05:22 PM

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Originally Posted by solbrothers (Post 6484079)
that's it. i got it in orange 64cm

I had an orange 61cm in my shopping cart for about 10 minutes... That's really hard to pass up but I gotta. ;)

solbrothers 04-08-08 08:38 PM

lol. yeah. funny thing. they sent me a blue 64 lol. oh well.

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n...ol/new1-34.jpg

Siu Blue Wind 04-08-08 08:53 PM

Wow. Beautiful bike, there. But you must be pretty tall!!

Will you be able to join us? (say yes!)

x136 04-08-08 08:55 PM

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Originally Posted by solbrothers (Post 6485936)
they sent me a blue 64

It's just very dark orange.

scottmorrison99 04-08-08 08:59 PM

I see orange on the headbadge, maybe.

solbrothers 04-08-08 09:58 PM

LOL you guys are funny.

shifterpilot200 04-14-08 06:16 PM

Introduction
 
Hi all...

My name Is Mike Conser... I am new here... LOL.. I am getting back into cycling again, been off for about 2 years and was on and off since I was 13... I am 36 now... WOW... I still have my 1st roadbike, very sentimental to me, will never get rid of it...its an 83 Bridgestone MB 500 with alot of upgraded stuff...I also have a 2000 Kestrel all Carbon , and an 06 Masi Gran Criterium. Interested in meeting new people and doing alot more riding again. I live in Lakeport, if anyone ever wants to meet up for a ride, drop me a message.. I will be up for traveling to the valley too... At the moment I am a 16 - 18 MPH average guy... ;) maybe...lol... been a while. Drop me a line sometime.

Thanks,

Mike Conser

rpiopio 04-17-08 06:27 PM

New here. 30. San Mateo. Been riding my Cannondale R600 for about 4 years now. Still love it but I don't get out enough.

I start geting into Training mode in early Summer (not hardcore or anything) for my annual Malibu Triathlon in September. It's a sprint distance but it does give me a reason to keep in shape.

I've been riding Crystal Springs road to Sawyer Camp. The La Canada Road Sunday Loop. Around Foster city along the bay, and that's about it. Never ridden with a group, but it looks fun.

Hopefully I can hook up with some riders for a good ride, a :beer:, and :roflmao:

Pheard 04-17-08 06:28 PM

What about a good :fight: and a nice :cry:??

rpiopio 04-17-08 06:32 PM

Looks like I may get it if I join the NorCal Jersey Group buy. (I do want one though. The old ones look cool).



...and then it starts. Let my work hours burn away before my eyes. Forums are the death of me.

reidconti 04-21-08 04:01 PM

Hi all,

My name's Reid and I live in Santa Clara. Just bought my first road bike, though I've done a few centuries on an old mountain bike with slicks, and have done a double century on a borrowed aluminum double. I used to mountain bike a lot more 10ish years ago, but now actually my mountain bike is too beat to really be any good at that. Maybe when fall comes around it'll be time to invest in a new one.

I'm training for the death ride, though I haven't been working hard enough at it. Did Page Mill a few days after buying the bike (1:08 from Park 'n Ride to Skyline) and the San Jose side of Hamilton a week ago (2:19 from turnoff to observatory steps) Gonna have to keep hitting the hills and hopefully see those times drop.

I'm also looking for a good commute route to work -- from Santa Clara; Lafayette and Tasman area, to Redwood Shores. Looks like I can do Tasman and somehow meander over to Middlefield, or try to piece together a route right up the shore. It seems like there is a pretty severe shortage of good maps online -- they always show planned routes, or fragments, or city-by-city. So I'm always thankful for new resources.

msincredible 04-22-08 05:32 PM

Welcome Reid! :)

I live in Foster City, just the other side of Redwood Shores. I can't be so much help on the Santa Clara side, but can help get you down the peninsula from RWS. As far as I know there is no direct way down the shore (although maybe with your mountain bike.... ;))

Two options: Middlefield (flat, more traffic, not as nice), or Alameda de las Pulgas (rollers, less traffic, much nicer neighborhoods)

Middlefield:
From Oracle, take Ralston over 101 to Old County Road. In San Carlos you will have to head from Old County over to Industrial. You can then take that through downtown RWC and get over to Middlefield.
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...-via-Dumbarton
(This gets you to Menlo Park, ignore the route after that.)

Alameda:
From Oracle, you can take Ralston over 101 to Old County Road. Then head south to Holly St. Take Holly over to El Camino, go South a tiny bit until you get to San Carlos Ave. Take a right there, then a left onto Alameda. At one point in RWC you will have to do a quick jog to stay on Alameda, that's the only confusing bit. Near Stanford it gets a little confusing again and you have to get onto Junipero Serra to get to Foothill.
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...y-to-Los-Altos

msincredible 04-22-08 05:33 PM

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Originally Posted by rpiopio (Post 6538169)
Hopefully I can hook up with some riders for a good ride, a :beer:, and :roflmao:

O'Neills is a good place for a :beer: in San Mateo. Just don't go Sunday night when they have the karaoke. :rolleyes: :p


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