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spingineer 08-22-07 07:32 AM

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Originally Posted by the_ali (Post 5090605)
Hello Everyone! My name is Ali- I will be turning 24 this weekend. I am pretty new to the cycling world- but I love it. I have been a runner for years and my dad Lance, a triathlete, got me interested in cycling. I have a Giant OCR1 which I have started to really ride this past year. I rode in the AIDS lifecycle this past June as well as a few metric centuries since. I am finding I really enjoy hills (which at this time last year I would never have imagined saying) as well as long distance rides. I am always up for an event- and I really want to participate in more. I would definitely like to join a team for an upcoming event. :D
I have a pretty long commute from San Jose to Hayward and with the combo of long hours it can be hard to get as many rides in during the work week as I would like to. I have joined a a spinning class twice a week to get some sort of training in. My big goal for next year is to attempt a DC next year... so anyone who is up for some training rides please let me know!!!

Hi Ali,
It was fun having you on the ride at Tour de Max. It was a lot of fun. I'm probably continue my doubles trainings, so we can definitely hook up on some training rides. Maybe we can reel in Jobob ... she's scheduled to do Solvang Double this year (although Autumn is much tougher than the Spring version that I did earlier this year). You have good base mileage with Aids ride, so you should do fine. In fact, you'll probably be passing me on the Labor Day ride.

Welcome to BF!

steelblue 08-28-07 03:25 PM

Hi all,

Gary here from San Francisco. I'm doing some short rides <25 miles now to get back into shape. My favorite rides are: Tiburon loop, Mt.Tam (road and dirt), Canada road to Palo Alto. I used to love to hop on my bike, head across the GG bridge and just ride.

cheers.

BlastRadius 08-28-07 04:24 PM

Welcome.
You're welcome to join the others in the NorCal forum on some of the rides we've been getting together for.
Henry

steelblue 08-28-07 10:53 PM

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Originally Posted by BlastRadius (Post 5163199)
Welcome.
You're welcome to join the others in the NorCal forum on some of the rides we've been getting together for.
Henry


Thanks for the welcome Henry. I am tempted to go on the Labor day ride with you all but at this point I know I won't be able to stay on the saddle for 55 miles. How often does the group get together to ride?

cantdrv55 08-28-07 10:56 PM

I want to do the ride too but am not sure if I can complete it. I wonder if there is a bail out point.

msincredible 08-28-07 11:42 PM

I just posted a couple of shorter alternatives for you in the other thread:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showpost.p...&postcount=106

spingineer 01-20-08 08:05 AM

*** BUMP ***

Just bumping this to the top of the list, so that new members can introduce themselves here.

Siu, X136, can we make this thread a sticky?

subframe 01-20-08 08:48 AM

Hi folks.

Chris from SF. Started riding last summer, but had to take fall and winter off due to extreme lack of bike, heh. Finished building my new ride up a couple of weeks ago, so I should be seeing some of you out on the road. Once I get my base back, I'll probably be looking for some rides to jump into :)

I work in Cupertino, and take caltrain sometimes (hopefully more as the weather gets a little nicer), so if there are any bike car alumni on here, we probably have met.

I'm riding a Kestrel 200sc at the moment, with Campy bits and Rol Volant round things.

bigtruck 01-20-08 12:34 PM

Hi All
Alan from San Francisco (Sunset area), Born and breed in New Zealand ,44 year old Clyde, Moved to SF one year ago, Brought my first road bike in October and now cannot get off it LOL, Working towards hopefully doing my my first century this summer and being able to join some of the group rides ie Mt Tam etc , Cheers

taxi777 01-20-08 04:59 PM

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Originally Posted by subframe (Post 6015669)
Hi folks.

Chris from SF. Started riding last summer, but had to take fall and winter off due to extreme lack of bike, heh. Finished building my new ride up a couple of weeks ago, so I should be seeing some of you out on the road. Once I get my base back, I'll probably be looking for some rides to jump into :)

I work in Cupertino, and take caltrain sometimes (hopefully more as the weather gets a little nicer), so if there are any bike car alumni on here, we probably have met.

I'm riding a Kestrel 200sc at the moment, with Campy bits and Rol Volant round things.

Is that a nice Red Kestrel? If so I might have said "Nice Bike" to you in the park.

taxi777 01-20-08 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by bigtruck (Post 6016709)
Hi All
Alan from San Francisco (Sunset area), Born and breed in New Zealand ,44 year old Clyde, Moved to SF one year ago, Brought my first road bike in October and now cannot get off it LOL, Working towards hopefully doing my my first century this summer and being able to join some of the group rides ie Mt Tam etc , Cheers

Hey Big truck, welcome. I'll probably run into you riding through the park at some point. What bike do you have? Maybe for your first century you might consider the Santa Rosa Wine ride in May. Its pretty flat and a beautiful time of year. We do it every year. I do the 200K and meet up with my better half for 100k. She's not as insane as me...just a little bit;)
Pete

bigtruck 01-20-08 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by taxi777 (Post 6017928)
Hey Big truck, welcome. I'll probably run into you riding through the park at some point. What bike do you have? Maybe for your first century you might consider the Santa Rosa Wine ride in May. Its pretty flat and a beautiful time of year. We do it every year. I do the 200K and meet up with my better half for 100k. She's not as insane as me...just a little bit;)
Pete

Hi Pete,

I have Green Specialized Sequoia, After reading all the posts here I thought it best not to spend too much on my first road bike , But hey it does me fine. I ride in around the park all the time mainly in the mornings
and sometimes go over GG Bridge and do parts of the Tiburon Loop or I go out the other way Skyline drive etc, If you see me give me shout , love to have a chat etc as being new in the City and new to biking I do not know many people that ride so I'm very much a solo rider but that does not bother me at all

Is this the ride you mentioned ??
http://www.srcc.com/wcc.html

Cheers
Alan

subframe 01-20-08 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by taxi777 (Post 6017892)
Is that a nice Red Kestrel? If so I might have said "Nice Bike" to you in the park.

No sir, it's a nice white Kestrel ;)

Santa Rosa Wine century, hmmmm? Interesting!

taxi777 01-20-08 08:04 PM

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Originally Posted by subframe (Post 6018669)
No sir, it's a nice white Kestrel ;)

Santa Rosa Wine century, hmmmm? Interesting!

cool, your officially on an APB...
:)

jeph 01-21-08 05:22 PM

Hi,
I'm Jeff and live in Sebastopol, I just recently have been on this forum. I noticed most of you on this thread are roadies. I ride both. I like to ride the west sonoma county roads for road rides and mostly Annadel for dirt. I haven't done any orginized rides in a few years. Maybe I should do the Wine Country Century this year.

Jeph

spingineer 01-22-08 06:05 PM

Hi Jeff,
Welcome to the forum. Yea, a bunch of us are roadies, but you'll find that most of us (except for me) ride both, road and mtn bike. Wine Country is a great ride to get back into it. Santa Rosa Bike Club does an excellent job. Maybe we'll see you on one of the BF rides. Don't be a stranger.

ken cummings 01-22-08 07:02 PM

Jeff, check in at the West County Revolution bike shop. Jest east of down town on hwy 12. Or near Koffee Katz. Or just off the Joe Redota Trail. They lead rides from there.

Also if you join the Santa Rosa club and volunteer at the WCC you get to ride it for free and no problem with reservations.

subframe 01-22-08 07:55 PM

Okay, I've been trying to figure it out, but can't - what's an APB?

spingineer 01-22-08 09:39 PM

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Originally Posted by subframe (Post 6031527)
Okay, I've been trying to figure it out, but can't - what's an APB?

All points bulletin?

jeph 01-23-08 02:13 PM

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Originally Posted by ken cummings (Post 6031213)
Jeff, check in at the West County Revolution bike shop. Jest east of down town on hwy 12. Or near Koffee Katz. Or just off the Joe Redota Trail. They lead rides from there.

Also if you join the Santa Rosa club and volunteer at the WCC you get to ride it for free and no problem with reservations.


I went in there the other day to get a helmet for my daughter. It seems like a nice shop. It's great to have something local.

I commute to work and my GF's house in santa rosa when the weather is decent on the Rodota trail. Seems that is most of my road riding these days. Hopefully that will change as spring gets here. I was thinking of doing one of the rides from West County Revolution bike shop. Looks like this week's weather will keep me off my bike. I should buy some fenders.:)

Jeff

taxi777 01-23-08 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by subframe (Post 6031527)
Okay, I've been trying to figure it out, but can't - what's an APB?

Ron was correct, It's cop lingo. I grew up on all the old tv cop shows. ie: Car 54, we have an APB for a crazy cyclist spotted in Golden Gate Park last seen on a Kestrel moving 75 Mph/// apprehend with caution!!!!:D

ROJA 01-23-08 07:23 PM

Right you are. APB = All Points Bulletin

subframe 01-23-08 09:01 PM

Hahaha, I didn't even think of that, I thought it was something specific to bikes. I'd come up with some pretty entertaining possiblities but they were all pretty wide of the mark :D

jwill911 01-23-08 10:09 PM

Hello... John here. I've been on bike forums for a while but for some reason never visited NorCal until recently. I live in Alameda and ride pretty regularly with Team Alameda. Also bike to BART most days (when it's not raining) and do a one way commute to Pleasanton a couple of times a week to get that mid-week ride/fix. Oh I'm 58 been riding quite a bit for only the last year or so, don't know what took me so long to find a great sport like cycling. Guess I'm a late bloomer.

BlastRadius 01-24-08 01:26 AM

Welcome John. Hope to see you on some rides this year.


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