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    Peninsula Velo Satuday rides

    I was thinking of trying a ride with them this Saturday. Their Saturday rides sound slightly mellower than their Sunday ones.

    Anybody got with experience with PenVelo? Do they welcome guests on their rides?

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    I'd be surprised if they didn't welcome guests. But if they don't, you're welcome to join the Alto Velo Saturday B-Ride. I haven't decided where we are going yet, though.
    Last edited by SteveE; 08-08-07 at 11:27 PM.
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    Hey Alan,
    I've been meaning to trying that ride out too but I just haven't had the opportunity.
    If you make it, report back how it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveE View Post
    I'd be surprised if they didn't welcome guests. But if they do, you're welcome to join the Alto Velo Saturday B-Ride. I haven't decided where we are going yet, though.
    Thanks much for the invitation, Steve. I'm sure I'll be joining you guys very soon for a guest ride also!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlastRadius View Post
    Hey Alan,
    I've been meaning to trying that ride out too but I just haven't had the opportunity.
    If you make it, report back how it was.
    I'll write up something - if I live to tell about it ...
    Last edited by SesameCrunch; 08-08-07 at 11:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveE View Post
    I'd be surprised if they didn't welcome guests. But if they do, you're welcome to join the Alto Velo Saturday B-Ride. I haven't decided where we are going yet, though.
    I'm just too damn slow to ride with you guys ... probably from all that weight I gained
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    I've been meaning to try that ride (since it starts near my home).


    I guess I have to heal first though. damn...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveE View Post
    You're welcome to join the Alto Velo Saturday B-Ride.
    I am planning to try the Alto Velo B-Ride on Saturday. Guests are welcome, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritterview View Post
    I am planning to try the Alto Velo B-Ride on Saturday. Guests are welcome, eh?
    Yes. And if you're nice, we'll even talk to you.

    - SteveE
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveE View Post
    Yes. And if you're nice, we'll even talk to you.

    - SteveE
    We'll see ... I might come out and do the flat portion, and once there is a slight elevation, you could see me drifting into the distance
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveE View Post
    Yes. And if you're nice, we'll even talk to you.

    - SteveE
    Okay then, I'll try to be nice. I'll be the guy on a Team Red BMC Pro Machine.

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    A/V B-Ride will be Foothill/Stevens Canyon, Mt. Eden, Pierce, Hwy 9, Skyline to Skylonda, back to Los Altos via Portola Valley. 45-ish miles.
    "Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ...'holy *****...what a ride!'"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritterview View Post
    Okay then, I'll try to be nice. I'll be the guy on a Team Red BMC Pro Machine.
    Nice Bike!

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    Hi - my wife and I want to join a local ride, but don't know where to even begin...
    She just got a new Look, and we've been wanting to start off on a 40-45 mile ride.
    Where do you guys meet? Any kind of website for more information on when/where/how hard/etc.?
    Thanks a lot,
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    Quote Originally Posted by MontanaJustin View Post
    Hi - my wife and I want to join a local ride, but don't know where to even begin...
    She just got a new Look, and we've been wanting to start off on a 40-45 mile ride.
    Where do you guys meet? Any kind of website for more information on when/where/how hard/etc.?
    Thanks a lot,
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    Well BF posters sometimes get together on various rides. Just look for threads.

    As for regular group rides see the following:

    http://www.altovelo.org/ride_calendar/index.php
    http://www.peninsulavelo.org/secondary/rides.html

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    Fantastic, thanks

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    Yes...everyone is welcome to join the PV Saturday ride (...or Sunday for that matter). You can view an overview and expectations of the rides at http://peninsulavelo.org/secondary/rides.html. Also, if anyone is looking for a group ride a little mellower than these around the same area contact Cyclepath bike shop of San Mateo (www.cyclepath.com); they have group rides as well on the weekends that start off from the shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveE View Post
    You're welcome to join the Alto Velo Saturday B-Ride.
    Went on the Alto Velo B ride. Very nice ride and group. I did okay up Highway 9, but then couldn't keep up with the main group. Great training. Uploaded the ride from the Garmin here:

    http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/e...kValue=3629260

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    I didn't make the PenVelo ride this Saturday. Got an invitation to play tennis with some friends on Saturday morning. I'll do the ride next week.

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    Hey SteveE,

    What kind of pace does the A/V BRide keep? Any hints on the group composition on any avg Saturday?

    Thanks

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    I'd guess the average speed lately is 17.0 mph +/- 0.5 mph. Last week's ride: Los Altos-Foothill-Mt. Eden-Pierce-Hwy 9-Skyline-Skylonda-Hwy 84 E-Portola Valley was about 45 miles and 17.0 mph. Higher speed if you're always at the front. Slower if we're always waiting for you.
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