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    I think one of my riding buddies, Kunal, is probably going to join us, hope that's ok. Fingers crossed for no fire detours.

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    Just came back from a ride. I decided to head down Stevens Canyon, just to take a look. There were some choppers grabbing buckets of water from the reservoir. I was able to go pass Montebello, but they did close off all parking lots and parks close to the reservoir. So it appears we should be okay. I asked a park ranger, and he said going through Mt. Eden shouldn't be a problem, but wasn't sure about Redwood Gulch.

    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msincredible View Post
    I think one of my riding buddies, Kunal, is probably going to join us, hope that's ok. Fingers crossed for no fire detours.
    That's great, Paula. The more the merrier!
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Nice shot of the helicopter. I think I can see Robert Duvall in one of the windows.
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    ... I didn't smell any napalm
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spingineer View Post
    ... I asked a park ranger, and he said going through Mt. Eden shouldn't be a problem, but wasn't sure about Redwood Gulch.

    Redwood Gulch is a non-issue; I just got home via 9>RW Gulch>Stevens Canyon>Mt Eden>Pierce>DeAnza and I didn't see any reason to alter the original route. The best view of the fire as near as I could tell was coming down RW Gulch before the hairpin. The fire appeared to be further up the canyon by Grizzly Flat.

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    Great ... thanks for the report. Then it's onwards for the ride!
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Spingineer, nice picture! Those helicopters are pretty bad-***** .. saw one up close and personal near Sacramento once. It actually had a hose that it would lower and then pump water up into a tank inside the helicopter. Each fill-up took about a minute and then it would swoop dramatically over to the brush fire a few hundred yards away and dump the water. I got to see about a dozen iterations of this process and it was fascinating. That's got to take a lot of skill for the pilot to hover low over the water while the weight of the aircraft is getting heavier due to all that water.

    Anyway I'd like to join the ride but not sure how my weekend plans will pan out yet. Put me down for a definite maybe

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    Quote Originally Posted by dauphin View Post
    Ron,

    Is there anything comparable to Tunitas Creek Rd on this ride?
    I don't think so ... climb up Hwy 9 is long, but not really that bad.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    A few years back, there was a brushfire on Mount San Bruno, right near 101. From my office, you could see the fire. One of those helicopters with the bucket was flying out to the inlet by Oyster Point to refill, then flying up to the fire.

    You'd see him fly up there, and dump, and from my vantage point, it looked like he'd missed by dozens of yards. But each time, FOOSH! and out went another 100 yards of the fireline.

    I guess he knew where he was better than I did.
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    I saw on the news where a DC-10 (I might have the wrong plane) too a load of fire repellent, and dump it on the fire ... but they let go the hatch a little too early. Some of the ranger jeeps got covered with that stuff. Ooops!
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Yay, my new wheelset came in , so I'll be able to do this... CR parking lot, 9AM Monday right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahpook View Post
    Yay, my new wheelset came in , so I'll be able to do this... CR parking lot, 9AM Monday right?
    Yup! Parking lot by Foothill and Homestead. And there's a Peet's Coffee there too!
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    This is too good to pass up. Family plans changed for the wknd - so I just caught up on this topic..

    taxi777 as SAG (and photographer)? I love it. We nearly met the last time I rode in SF by GG Park. This sounds like the ride in which to throw myself into the deep end. Last organized bike event = 15 yrs ago.

    ..with my (..let's see what I've learned from BF in the last few months..) gas-pipe-framed boat-anchor - '67 Varsity - the ascents ought to be fun/painful. The first one ready to peel off and take a "detour round the hill" - do let me know.

    Spingineer - what are the numbers at this point? Pretty impressive I would think - nice job!

    BlastRadius - my jersey will probably be at your doorstep when you return (1st re-order) - story of my life.

    msincredible - did I spy some Cannondale Roams in a Falafel Ride pic? I'm hoping to find a pair before the ride.

    backinthesaddle - you have a challenger.

    ride on,

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    It looks like I'm going to have one or two extra people along, as well.

    So excited.
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    The numbers ... so far, it looks like 20, with 6 maybes ... and that doesn't include those that may tag along. This is going to be a terrific event. Don't miss out on this one!
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Anybody bringing their camera?

    Woops, just read the first post again.

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    hmm, i wanna go on a ride, but i just got my bike today so i dont think i'll be in good enough shape to keep up with you guys maybe next time i'll be able to

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    Quote Originally Posted by Made_In_Warsaw View Post
    Anybody bringing their camera?

    Woops, just read the first post again.
    Of course ... it wouldn't be a BF ride without any cameras ... expect at least 3 or 4 cameras ... and be prepared to have your picture taken!
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    I'm confirmed for the ride by the wife. Yes!

    I can't wait to meet you guys. This will be my first BF ride.

    I'll probably bring a camera too.

    BTW, I might also have a fried coming with me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pohlf View Post
    msincredible - did I spy some Cannondale Roams in a Falafel Ride pic? I'm hoping to find a pair before the ride.
    Yes you did, good eyes! I got them at Performance in Redwood City.

    See you at the ride.
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    Count me in as well.

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    Argh - I might be coming down with something, I was really tired on my last 2 rides.

    So I'm going to play it by ear on Monday, and if I do come along, I might just go as far as Page Mill and head back down from there*. Sounds like a great ride is brewing, I'd hate to miss it entirely !

    (* and conveniently arrive back in time for the Carvell to open )
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    Quote Originally Posted by jobob View Post
    Argh - I might be coming down with something, I was really tired on my last 2 rides.
    Funny, so am I. Scratchy throat, stuffed nose. I hope it gets better by Monday...

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    Can someone reiterate the start place/time?

    EDIT: Ooops - nevermind. 1st post...... DUH!!
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