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Old 05-14-07, 10:01 AM   #1
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Bike to Work Day

It is Bike to Work Week, and Bike to Work Day is Thursday, 5/17/2007. I hope everyone who can, does ride to work this day. We need to show the public that bicycling is a viable mode of transportation.

Energizer Stations for cyclists! - Pick up breakfast/refreshments/goodies on your way to work. These will be available at various locations between 6:00am-9:00am. See listing of energizer stations around the bay: http://www.bayareabikes.org/btwd/ind...=energizer.php
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Anyone making the run up/down Foothill X-way? Gotta get from SJ to RWC. (Bike) Commute days are always good days...
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Ill be riding, although Im only 2.5 miles from home.
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I'll be on my bike dark and early 530am. Gonna try to get my boss to let me come in late Thurs to go and get some goodies at the energizer station.
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I might make a slight detour, and go out to Foothill Expy, then back to Mountain View, before heading into work. Probably head out on the road by 6 am.

It's a dumb question, but what's RWC?
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I usually use caltrain + bike, and/or ride all the way in the afternoon.

Maybe I will ride to work in the AM on Thursday. San Mateo to downtown SJ. But I'd have to start pretty damn early

I use foothill expy and canada as my "main drags"
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I just started biking to work again a couple of days a week, after a long hiatus. Just lazy.

Mine's 15 miles each way, from Union City across the Dumbarton Bridge and along the bay past Sun Quentin, then Haven Ave & East Bayshore out to Seaport Blvd in RWC. The only climb is the Dumbarton (about what, 100 feet, LOL), but I generally have a nice stiff sidewind & then a headwind to contend with on the ride home early evening.

I'll be stopping off at the Energizer Station at University Ave & 84, on the peninsula side of the Dumbarton across from Sun, to pick up some Bike to Work goodies.
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Who knows why the Bay Area (maybe all of CA?) decided to make this on Thursday instead of Friday?

Part of me suspects a conspiracy but I can't think of a motivation.
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Personally, I'd just as soon not bike to work on Fridays. Lots of companies (including mine) have Happy Hours late Friday afternoon.
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I've never had a problem with it being on Thursday. I'm just one of the fortunate ones, work close to home. I typically take a slight detour, over to the bike trail (bypassing Lawrence Expressway). However, on bike to work day, I'll take a longer detour to add miles, and pick up some goodies.
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I work from home, but I'll be commuting with my GF on the tandem from Walnut Creek to San Ramon and then ride back home.
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What's up with this soupy weather? Hope it's better by Thursday.
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I bet you the clouds will burn off by the afternoon.
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Who knows why the Bay Area (maybe all of CA?) decided to make this on Thursday instead of Friday?

Part of me suspects a conspiracy but I can't think of a motivation.
To avoid Critical Mass showing up and scaring new riders and/or avoiding the more inattentive Friday drivers?
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^Critical Mass is the last Friday of the month.
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There is a fairly large event happening at Capitol Park in Sacramento this Thursday. I'm working a booth for the Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen, stop by and say hi.
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There is a fairly large event happening at Capitol Park in Sacramento this Thursday. I'm working a booth for the Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen, stop by and say hi.
Will do. I will probably ride in with Sen. Torlakson's group. He and Asm. Levine and a few others are planning to ride up the Delta from Antioch. They did this last year, and met up with a bigger group at the Freeport Bridge for the ride into town. There were a couple of other legislators and the Lt. Gov. It'd be great to get the Governor to do this but I doubt it's likely. I'm waiting to hear from the Senator's press sec'y about the details.
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I thought I would mix it up a bit and drive to work, but then I discovered there will be free food at my work and "energizer" stations. I will be round 7:30 am at this one: Central & Bowers on Black/sliver cannondale roadbike with blue/gold messenger bag. If you see me say hi.
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Will do. I will probably ride in with Sen. Torlakson's group. He and Asm. Levine and a few others are planning to ride up the Delta from Antioch. They did this last year, and met up with a bigger group at the Freeport Bridge for the ride into town. There were a couple of other legislators and the Lt. Gov. It'd be great to get the Governor to do this but I doubt it's likely. I'm waiting to hear from the Senator's press sec'y about the details.

I remember reading your posts about the ride last year. I'm impressed that they actually do the ride.
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Torlakson's a former PE teacher, if I recall correctly, and a serious cyclist/triathlete. He's led some group rides from the West Steps in the evenings after Session. The guy can ride. Levine just posted a 3:15 Boston Marathon time. So they're pretty much the co-chairs of the Fit Caucus.
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Ride every day from Marin to San Francisco Financial District.

If you are riding 5/17/07 - beware of the rookies who ride to work one day a week. They may need a heads up and help with some common sense.
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Anyone making the run up/down Foothill X-way? Gotta get from SJ to RWC. (Bike) Commute days are always good days...
Yep, I start in campbell around 8 and normally get to foothill/homestead by 8:30 or so. I'll be on my red/silver Jamis with a black brooks pro saddle. Looks like there's two Energizer stations along foothill too!
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Cool, I'll keep an eye out for some of y'all; jobob, you don't work off Chesapeake or at the end of Seaport do you? I'm occasionally on that side of 101, and if I'm not I'm over on the Woodside part by Longs. Maybe we'll meet up one of these days.

Since I need to use a motorized vehicle to get between bldgs, I'm going to drop off a vehicle at work tomorrow and ride home so I can ride both ways on Thursday... I should just leave some clapped out rent-a-wreck at work so I can ride my bike all the time.
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Cool, I'll keep an eye out for some of y'all; jobob, you don't work off Chesapeake or at the end of Seaport do you? I'm occasionally on that side of 101, and if I'm not I'm over on the Woodside part by Longs. Maybe we'll meet up one of these days.
Yep, I work on Galveston Drive, which is off of Chesapeake

Yikes, lots of traffic over by that Longs, with people scrambling to get on 101. Be careful out there, y'hear?
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