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spingineer 06-05-08 05:32 PM

Too late ... lighthouse is already sold out. It sold out in 10 hours!

BlastRadius 06-05-08 05:37 PM

Unfortunately the lighthouse ride is sold out. I thought since you're in SLO, you'd know about it and would have registered in the 10 hours before it was sold out. If the BF contingent get together for dinner the Friday before (9/26) you should try to meet up then.
Check this thread for Lighthouse ride goings on. http://www.bikeforums.net/northern-california/416726-lighthouse-registration-june-2nd.html

hendrick81 06-05-08 07:13 PM

Im kinda new to road cycling, so im still not that up to date on what is going on in the cycling world, but i am trying. Maybe next year.

JoelS 06-16-08 05:28 PM

I'm in the Sacramento area. Started riding again after a hiatus lasting about 8 years. Really enjoying it and have lost 15 pounds so far (about 2 months). I've got a Colnago Master Light (campy chorus 9) and a Bianchi San Remo for road, an old Fisher Joshua for MTB.

redspoke 06-17-08 10:34 AM

Welcome Joel. There are quite a few of us from the area and a planned BF ride is in the works. Most likely occurring when the century/race season is winding down. People are way too busy right now. Please join when it does happen.

I do most of my riding in the south county (Delta). How about you?

JoelS 06-17-08 11:27 AM

Considering my relative lack of fitness, and lack of knowledge regarding routes, mostly I ride the Am River Trail. We live about 3/4 mile off it in Rancho Cordova. It's also a good ride for my 6yo son. He's been riding with me at least once a week and is up to 11 miles at a stretch.

Thigh Master 06-19-08 03:12 PM

Greetings one-and-all in NorCal-land. My wife and I are in our mid-40s, live in Menlo Park, work locally in healthcare (I'm an ER PA, wife is PA student/onc RN). We tandem - anything from local 15 mile loops after work to longer stuff, like over the hill to Santa Cruz, or loops in the Sierra out of Murphy's and Twain-Harte. I have been a bike commuter for 28 years... from the cornfields of Indiana and the mountains above Boulder, Colorado - and now Menlo Park the last 5 years. We are looking forward to riding with you all sooner rather than later.

airrix 06-19-08 04:51 PM

Hello all,

I'm new to road biking. I'm being introduced to it by GEE3 (thanks Gary). I am quickly finding out this sport is pretty addictive and not to mention expensive (again, thanks Gary). hee hee jk.

I live around the daly city area, near Skyline (HWY 35.. i think). There are tons of crazy hills here so climbing training is not an issue.

I hope to see some of you member at one of the future group rides.

eric

spingineer 06-19-08 07:59 PM

Welcome to the forum Eric. Keep your eyes peeled to the threads, as we normally have someone leading a ride. This Sunday, it's Mt. Tam from SF .. http://www.bikeforums.net/northern-california/430387-mt-tam-sf-sunday.html

Joseph 07-02-08 03:54 PM

Hey guys,

I registered a couple of years ago but I bought a road bike last week and I am excited to start riding. I live in Folsom, CA and I will be riding the American River bike trail.

msincredible 07-02-08 04:06 PM

Welcome Joseph and congrats on the new bike! :thumb:

BlastRadius 07-02-08 05:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Joseph (Post 6988990)
Hey guys,

I registered a couple of years ago but I bought a road bike last week and I am excited to start riding. I live in Folsom, CA and I will be riding the American River bike trail.

Welcome, and where are the pictures of the new ride?

JoelS 07-02-08 05:24 PM

Welcome Joseph! I'm just a little west of you in Rancho. I ride that trail a lot. Maybe we can meet up for lunch or ride or something?

Joseph 07-02-08 08:38 PM

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I bought the Tommaso Imola used off craigslist. I wanted an affordable entry-level road bike to commute and enjoy. The guy I bought it off only road it one or twice before family matters prevented him from riding.

JoelS, sure sounds like a good idea. Thanks for the warm welcome everyone.

cantdrv55 07-04-08 12:27 AM

Beautiful! Welcome to the board.

Cal_Jordan 07-04-08 12:28 AM

I'm ORIGINALLY FROM KING CITY!!!

but now I'm in the Navy and I live (and LOVE) in San Diego...

mikemac 07-08-08 09:13 PM

Howdy, Well I stumbled onto this thread and was quite pleased. I am new bike commuter 6 mo. 1-2 days, now 4 x per week last 6 weeks, 26 miles round trip. Danville to Pleasant Hill. I Ride the sweetest bike, a Rivendell Atlantis. It strong for big old frame, and comfortable for my 54 year old tusch Going to do my first metric Century in Davis this fall. A word from a non cool guy rider. as you blow by me say Hi!, or wave. that's how you build community.
Mike.

Charles 07-15-08 01:48 PM

Hi I am Charles. I started riding in the early 70's for fittness for snow skiing. I used to do Mt. Diablo every Thue.&Thur. morning up North Gate Rd. then ride with friend every Sat.I used to do the Davis Double every year.In 92 I started having knee trouble and had to sag in on the Davis double a little after the top of the D.C. I kept riding until the mid 90's but buy then my left knee was sore all the time. So I quit riding and started getting fat.I started riding again in 2001 and was doing OK but not like when I was young.Used to use a 42-23 on Diablo now I don't think I could get my fat ass up there at all. In the winter of 05 I shattered my Scapula snow skiing. I was off work for 6mo's. I could not ride due to my shoulder any kind of presure on it would hurt big time. Anyway just started riding again and have to take med's before I ride as the shoulder socket still hurts when I ride. I have gained a lot of weight from not riding 270 lbs from 190 I am 58 years old.

BlastRadius 07-15-08 02:26 PM

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Originally Posted by mikemac (Post 7025735)
Howdy, Well I stumbled onto this thread and was quite pleased. I am new bike commuter 6 mo. 1-2 days, now 4 x per week last 6 weeks, 26 miles round trip. Danville to Pleasant Hill. I Ride the sweetest bike, a Rivendell Atlantis. It strong for big old frame, and comfortable for my 54 year old tusch Going to do my first metric Century in Davis this fall. A word from a non cool guy rider. as you blow by me say Hi!, or wave. that's how you build community.
Mike.

Welcome Mike. Wow, four daughters! I have three and a son :D. Hope to see you on a BF ride sometime.
Henry

BlastRadius 07-15-08 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Charles (Post 7065470)
Hi I am Charles. I started riding in the early 70's for fittness for snow skiing. I used to do Mt. Diablo every Thue.&Thur. morning up North Gate Rd. then ride with friend every Sat.I used to do the Davis Double every year.In 92 I started having knee trouble and had to sag in on the Davis double a little after the top of the D.C. I kept riding until the mid 90's but buy then my left knee was sore all the time. So I quit riding and started getting fat.I started riding again in 2001 and was doing OK but not like when I was young.Used to use a 42-23 on Diablo now I don't think I could get my fat ass up there at all. In the winter of 05 I shattered my Scapula snow skiing. I was off work for 6mo's. I could not ride due to my shoulder any kind of presure on it would hurt big time. Anyway just started riding again and have to take med's before I ride as the shoulder socket still hurts when I ride. I have gained a lot of weight from not riding 270 lbs from 190 I am 58 years old.

Hi Charles,
Welcome back to cycling. Hopefully not grinding 42/23 will help with your knees.
See you out there.
Henry

buildrunbike 07-21-08 10:37 PM

My name is Brett and I met some of you folks at the Tandem Rally / Wheelsucker event a couple of weeks ago - I captained the Trek tandem with my wife, Lisa. I started cycling on a borrowed bike in 2005 because I made a bet in a bar to beat some running buddies in a Half Ironman. Since that painful start, I've been focusing mostly on the longer organized rides (Davis Double, Solvang Double, Marin Century), which I manage to grind through. I've never raced for time any bike-only events, which would be a good goal. I'm also interested in touring, of which I've done a little bit. We live in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland, so you'll see me mostly on Tunnel Road and points beyond riding my Moots or the Trek tandem with Lisa. I'm occasionally on the trails (and on the roads getting to the trails) with my Orbea Alma 29er.

kb5ql 07-22-08 01:36 AM

hi. My name's Miguel and I stole one of buildrunbike's tandems. ;)

I_meant2do_that 08-01-08 10:17 AM

My name is Eric, live in the East Bay, work in SF, started riding again about 3 years ago, and am branching out to group rides and such. I am zooming in on 50 yo so trying to make the most over the next couple of years...lol.

I have an Orbea Orca, Santa Cruz Blur, Specialized Langster New York, Tsubaki road bike (80's vintage), and soon will have a Langster Tokyo. No real specialty or strength, just like to ride my bikes alone or in groups.

jobob 08-09-08 08:57 PM

And Eric has seen my friend Seymour the Flamingo. :)

leeh795 08-12-08 02:53 AM

Hi everyone! done reading most of everyone's posts and finally get to put up my own.

Name's Harold, 24, from San Jose and just finished school from san jose state. My free time lead me to this forum after purchasing parts from a seller on craigslist. I will be pretty active the following days and want to ride as much as possible!

I haven't ridden with much other roadies and am very interested cycling with others around the area! Message me if you have a ride i can tag along in!

Current bikes:
- 2001 Cannondale R600 (being sold),
- 2007 Trek Madone SL [ultegra triple],
- 1987 Trek 1000 [12-speed with campy],
- 2004 Specialized S-Works E5 [Double DuraAce/Ultegra; first self-built bike]


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