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    Eschew Obfuscation SesameCrunch's Avatar
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    The Norcal Jersey Celebration ride - 8/25

    The first order of the Norcal jersey is arriving next week !

    I propose a Norcal BF ride on August 25th to commemorate the occasion. BlastRadius can hand out the jerseys there and we can all wear them on the ride.

    In honor of BlastRadius who continues to do a great job with the Re-order and Re-reorder, he gets to select the route - to the top of Mt. Diablo! Bigbossman, who lives in the shadow of Mt. Diablo, has agreed to be the "host" of the ride. This will most likely be a morning ride and details will be worked out.

    For now, let's see a show of interest - who's up for this ride?

    Yes:
    SesameCrunch
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    frogpound
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    Maybe:

    sj_roadie
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    I think I will be able to make it.

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    Put me down. Just don't know if I can make it to the top of Diablo yet though.

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    Guess I kinda have to be there to hand out jerseys , unless you just can't wait and want to come pick them up from me or have paid for shipping.

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    Damn - I already have a ride planned that morning. If it falls through maybe I'll make it.

    I went up Diablo this morning. Nice and chilly, with clouds/fog from the junction up to about the 3,000 foot sign - then brilliant sunshine. It's always really neat to get to the summit and look down at the cloud cover you just climbed through. I wish I had bought a camera with me - lots of wildlife, too - coyotes, deer and wild turkeys seemed to be all over the place this morning. I'm not very fast going up that hill though - no 1 hour t-shirts from the Mt. Diablo challenge for me! Descending was a challenge, as the road was very damp in the foggy section, with limited visibility.

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    I think I paid for shipping. Can I have mine sooner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cantdrv55 View Post
    Put me down. Just don't know if I can make it to the top of Diablo yet though.
    Trust me - if I can make it to the top, anyone can. I'll be there, but you can count on my bringing up the rear. I'm just a poor climber. I'll take me the better part of 2 hours to make the ascent.

    I propose we meet at The Athenian School parking lot, and take the "easier" Southgate Road approach. I'm thinking we should start no later than 9am.
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    Just curious.... but do you think we can ride before 22nd? I will be leaving for so-cal on 22nd and I would really love to ride with you guys before that.

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    Count me in,
    I haven't ordered a jersey yet tho...whatevs

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    The 25th might be the only weekend I'm free this month (I say might because I'm not sure that I'm actually free until I check with the missus, haha) I think I may be up for this, but I'm pretty sure that climb is going to kill me.

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    Diablo on Monday 08.06.07 around 7:15. It was a cold descent.

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    I guess once that week rolls around and we start getting weather reports, we can decide when to start. If it's still cool like it's been this past week we can start at 9, but if it warms up I'd like to start much earlier than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
    I propose we meet at The Athenian School parking lot, and take the "easier" Southgate Road approach. I'm thinking we should start no later than 9am.
    I'm a maybe, work has heated up, I have a long ride scheduled 8/18 so I don't know if I can do 8/25 as well.

    I'd suggest meeting a little further away from the climb though, say in Blackhawk or Danville, gives a few miles for a little warmup before hitting the uphill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sj_roadie View Post
    I guess once that week rolls around and we start getting weather reports, we can decide when to start. If it's still cool like it's been this past week we can start at 9, but if it warms up I'd like to start much earlier than that.
    Yeah - but even with weather reports, it's hard to predict over here. Last Saturday we had 100 degrees, followed by a Sunday that was 60 degrees and overcast/windy. And none of the weather reports I looked at predicted it. You just never really know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by backinthesaddle View Post
    I'd suggest meeting a little further away from the climb though, say in Blackhawk or Danville, gives a few miles for a little warmup before hitting the uphill.
    We could do that, but then we'd just be warming up on uphills before hitting the uphill. There really isn't much difference either way - there ain't alot of truly flat ground around here to "warm up" on.

    But if you really want to, we can start at Diablo Vista Park, and enjoy a couple of climbs before the climb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
    We could do that, but then we'd just be warming up on uphills before hitting the uphill. There really isn't much difference either way - there ain't alot of truly flat ground around here to "warm up" on.

    But if you really want to, we can start at Diablo Vista Park, and enjoy a couple of climbs before the climb.
    your call, hey I may not even be on the ride

    I just remember last time I went up Diablo (just to the ranger station, not to the top) I was grateful for a few miles to loosen up before hitting the long climb.

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    I'm gonna have to miss this one. I already commited to my cousin on the 26th and the 25th is "family' day for me.

    So I'll probably try to meet up with Henry to get the jersey before then since he's only a few mins from me.

    I'll look forward to a ride in September with you folks!

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    So what are the chances of the second order (reorder 1) coming before then?
    I may show up anyway, in the wrong jersey. I have on my summer to do list "ride to the top of Diablo." and haven't done it yet.

    I can contend with all for slowest up the hill.
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    I'll probably be riding on 8/18 along the peninsula anyway. I usually ride from my home in San Bruno but can truck down to Canada/92 with the kit if anyone wants to get their stuff a week earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post
    I can contend with all for slowest up the hill.
    You're on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post
    I can contend with all for slowest up the hill.
    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
    You're on.
    As everyone knows by now, if I ride I'll win this one hands down!

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    Sounds like fun, I'm a maybe depending on my schedule.

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    Dang I'll be on vacation then! Guess shipping money is coming your way. If it comes to me early enough, I'll wear it when I'm in Chicago.

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    I am 66.6 % in

    I 'll probably know by the 20th if I'm "All In".

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    I was hoping for the 18th. We have a Bridge opening celebration on the 25th. Maybe next time.

    Quote Originally Posted by huytheskigod View Post
    Dang I'll be on vacation then! Guess shipping money is coming your way. If it comes to me early enough, I'll wear it when I'm in Chicago.
    If you do have it shipped maybe we can do a package deal since we both live in Davis?

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