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sweetnsourbkr 08-27-07 07:56 PM

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Originally Posted by NeCrO632 (Post 5139612)
WTF!?! everytime i click on the link or even open it in another window i get http://www.com.org/ which is why i asked if it went down.. :(

edit: oh i see..it's missing the .html at the end of the link... sheeeeesh!

edit edit: dang..that doesn't work either... help?

Sounds like spyware!!! :eek:

SesameCrunch 08-27-07 08:02 PM

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Originally Posted by taxi777 (Post 5157008)
I think it would be fun. Maybe I can get the Miss's to cook up her oatmeal, flaxseed, blueberry cookies, right out of Chris Carmichael's training book.
Pete

Saaaay, I could learn to like you (and the missus)...

Made_In_Warsaw 08-27-07 08:14 PM

I'm in.

spingineer 08-27-07 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 5157067)
Hey, not to sound like I haven't been paying attention, but what was the final decision on start time, where are people meeting, etc?

9 am in the parking lot by Chain Reaction. There's also a Peet's Coffee there, so you can get your caffeine boost there too. Also, check out the OP (Original Post).

AzureDrpTp 08-27-07 11:38 PM

Please put me down as a maybe... I'm still on the fence about the Giro di San Francisco. :rolleyes:

msincredible 08-28-07 11:40 PM

There was a question in another topic about shorter routes for this ride.

I just quickly mapped out a couple of possible options for shorter loops.

The main route is about 56 miles, 5600'.
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...Kings-Mtn-Loop

If you take Page Mill down off of Skyline to Altamont and that back to Foothill, it looks like 33 miles, 4800'.
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...Page-Mill-loop

If you cut off of 9 at Redwood Gulch, you can take that to Stevens Canyon and take that back to the start.
18 miles, 3000'.
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...Stevens-Canyon

BlastRadius 08-29-07 12:05 AM

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Originally Posted by AzureDrpTp (Post 5158516)
Please put me down as a maybe... I'm still on the fence about the Giro di San Francisco. :rolleyes:

As in you'd be racing in it?

jinws 08-29-07 12:24 AM

I might be heading up to the city after the ride. My friend's hubby is racing at 3pm. so it should be ok.

AzureDrpTp 08-29-07 12:29 AM

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Originally Posted by BlastRadius (Post 5166092)
As in you'd be racing in it?

Hardly. I photograph races.

backinthesaddle 08-29-07 12:30 AM

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Originally Posted by msincredible (Post 5165997)
There was a question in another topic about shorter routes for this ride.

I just quickly mapped out a couple of possible options for shorter loops.

Thanks for posting the shorter options, #2 is enticing for me, I've been a maybe because of time constraints, #2 shorter ride might work. And it's still a completely new ride for me, I don't think I've done any of it before, except maybe the Foothill Expwy part.

spingineer 08-29-07 01:25 AM

Oh I've got tons of routes in my head ... this is just one that I took the time to plot out on bikely. Just be glad I didn't take the route UP Redwood Gulch.

jonathanb715 08-29-07 09:52 AM

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Originally Posted by spingineer (Post 5166247)
Oh I've got tons of routes in my head ... this is just one that I took the time to plot out on bikely. Just be glad I didn't take the route UP Redwood Gulch.

Oh, jeeez - been there, done that. You have to use the 15% sections to recover. Good thing the scenery was nice, because I had plenty of time to enjoy it on the way up.

JB

jonathanb715 08-29-07 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by msincredible (Post 5165997)
There was a question in another topic about shorter routes for this ride.

I just quickly mapped out a couple of possible options for shorter loops.

The main route is about 56 miles, 5600'.
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...Kings-Mtn-Loop

If you take Page Mill down off of Skyline to Altamont and that back to Foothill, it looks like 33 miles, 4800'.
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...Page-Mill-loop

If you cut off of 9 at Redwood Gulch, you can take that to Stevens Canyon and take that back to the start.
18 miles, 3000'.
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...Stevens-Canyon

You're supposed to go UP Redwood Gulch, not down:eek:
Seriously, this is a very steep and technical descent.

JB

Gee3 08-29-07 09:58 AM

Spin - scratch me from the list please... my wife just booked the whole weekend in Monterey. So I'll be doing the family thing. I'll have to catch you guys later in the month, hopefully the Santa Cruz ride!

Gary

Bostic 08-29-07 10:56 AM

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Originally Posted by jonathanb715 (Post 5167965)
Oh, jeeez - been there, done that. You have to use the 15% sections to recover. Good thing the scenery was nice, because I had plenty of time to enjoy it on the way up.
JB

I'm going to ride this for the first time after work today. We'll see how much a lighter bike helps with the steep stuff. I did HW 9 on Monday, took about 44 min from the concrete bridge just after Pierce to Skyline. I don't want to get droped too badly on Monday's ride.

t4mv 08-29-07 12:39 PM

Did we ever determine the length of this ride? Is it 35-ish, or is it 60something, or do ppl just bail as they see fit off 1) RW Gulch 2) Page Mill 3) OLH 4) 84 or 5) Kings Mtn and make up their own mileage?

7rider 08-29-07 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by jonathanb715 (Post 5167987)
You're supposed to go UP Redwood Gulch, not down:eek:
Seriously, this is a very steep and technical descent.

JB

If you take it easy, it's not that bad, although Terry Morse said someone busted up their kidney in a crash coming down it once.

Made_In_Warsaw 08-29-07 01:11 PM

I hope I'm not the only one without a BF jersey..

mtnwalker 08-29-07 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Made_In_Warsaw (Post 5169631)
I hope I'm not the only one without a BF jersey..

You won't be.

jinws 08-29-07 01:57 PM

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Originally Posted by mtnwalker (Post 5169718)
You won't be.

+1

NeCrO632 08-29-07 03:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by msincredible (Post 5165997)
There was a question in another topic about shorter routes for this ride.

I just quickly mapped out a couple of possible options for shorter loops.

The main route is about 56 miles, 5600'.
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...Kings-Mtn-Loop

If you take Page Mill down off of Skyline to Altamont and that back to Foothill, it looks like 33 miles, 4800'.
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...Page-Mill-loop

If you cut off of 9 at Redwood Gulch, you can take that to Stevens Canyon and take that back to the start.
18 miles, 3000'.
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...Stevens-Canyon


i give up. none of the bikely.com links work for me. *sigh* anyhow..i mentioned this ride to wifey and she gave me the pouty "but i'm off that day..." whine so i guess i'm out... still trying to get to a ride to meet all y'all..

zorrov999 08-29-07 03:07 PM

ok, I'll be there... :)

without a BF jersey (coming on the first reorder) :(

mtnwalker 08-29-07 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by NeCrO632 (Post 5170549)
i give up. none of the bikely.com links work for me. *sigh* anyhow..i mentioned this ride to wifey and she gave me the pouty "but i'm off that day..." whine so i guess i'm out... still trying to get to a ride to meet all y'all..

Dude, plan something on the weekend with the wife. I felt guilty too so I'm taking the wife and kids to a picnic this weekend to negate me riding on Monday.;)

genejockey 08-29-07 06:49 PM

I'm a maybe.

Depends on whether my family persuades me to BBQ a brisket on Monday. The pitmaster isn't allowed to leave the premises while BBQing.

jobob 08-29-07 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 5171891)
I'm a maybe.

Depends on whether my family persuades me to BBQ a brisket on Monday. The pitmaster isn't allowed to leave the premises while BBQing.

and your address would be ... ?

:D


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