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    NorCal BF Labor Day Ride

    Who's going to be in town? I'm going to put this out there, just to see what kind of interest we have in a Labor Day ride. The last 4th of July ride we had was pretty nice. It went up Hwy 9 to Skyline, then over to Page Mill, then back ... nice 35 miler, and got back just in time to spend the rest of the day with our families.

    As an added bonus, taxi777 is volunteering to SAG for us. Now how could you pass that one up? He'll also be the roving photographer ... thanks a lot taxi777.

    Starting Location: Parking Lot by Chain Reaction Bike Shop, corner of Homestead and Foothill Expy in Los Altos
    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=l&hl=e...i=lmd&z=14&t=m

    Starting Time: 9:00 am

    Here's a roster of who's in for this ride:

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    spingineer
    t4mv
    msincredible
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    bostic
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    backinthesaddle
    zad
    genejockey
    silentben
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    If I'm around (likely) I'd be up for the 9>Skyline>Page Mill run.

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    I'm going to be up near napa that day camping.. planning to bring my bike, gotta start researching routes though.

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    I'm up for this, sounds fun.

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    sign me up.

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    Awesome ... here's the route.

    http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...Kings-Mtn-Loop

    Last time we did this, we didn't go all the way. We hung a right on Page Mill instead of going all the way to Kings Mountain. We can play it by ear again. By then, everyone who put in orders for the first wave of jerseys should have them. Let's wear them on the ride, and show them who we are.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    aww...now why does everyone have to make me feel bad about not ordering that jersey.

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    I should be around for this. I rode with T4MV on Saturday on about the same route. There is no way I would have been able to hack that other climb from 35 to the right turn on Kings in the heat of that July 4 day.

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    Now this ride is on Labor Day, Monday 9/3 correct?

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    I'm going to try.

    Just wondering. Is there a no drop policy on your rides? I'm fat, slow, and I smell. Just an FYI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinws View Post
    aww...now why does everyone have to make me feel bad about not ordering that jersey.
    ..because you didn't order one.

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    I would have been down for this to be my first big ride after my crash, but I will be out of town.

    Always something.... sigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheard View Post
    ..because you didn't order one.
    well, I don't like yellow and blue, what can I say? Would you order a shirt you're not going to wear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spingineer View Post
    Awesome ... here's the route.

    http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...Kings-Mtn-Loop

    Last time we did this, we didn't go all the way. We hung a right on Page Mill instead of going all the way to Kings Mountain. We can play it by ear again. By then, everyone who put in orders for the first wave of jerseys should have them. Let's wear them on the ride, and show them who we are.
    I've never ridden down there. Can you give a total mileage and an elevation profile for the route you posted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinws View Post
    well, I don't like yellow and blue, what can I say?
    Would it change your mind if I said it looked yellow and black? It'd be great if you were a Pirates fan..

    No worries, jinws, I don't have one either. We'll just be the lantern rouge, picking up Jon's underwear as he discards them along the ride...

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    Quote Originally Posted by backinthesaddle View Post
    I've never ridden down there. Can you give a total mileage and an elevation profile for the route you posted?
    In bikely, you can click on "Show", then "Elevation Profile" to see it. Here's a screenshot.

    So it looks like about 55 miles, 5600 feet climbing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheard View Post
    I'm going to try.

    Just wondering. Is there a no drop policy on your rides? I'm fat, slow, and I smell. Just an FYI.
    I'm sure it will be no-drop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t4mv View Post
    Would it change your mind if I said it looked yellow and black? It'd be great if you were a Pirates fan..

    No worries, jinws, I don't have one either. We'll just be the lantern rouge, picking up Jon's underwear as he discards them along the ride...
    The blue is so dark it does look kinda black unless the light hits it just right.
    BTW, the 2nd reorder is still open in case you change your mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msincredible View Post
    In bikely, you can click on "Show", then "Elevation Profile" to see it. Here's a screenshot.

    So it looks like about 55 miles, 5600 feet climbing.
    Thanks I didn't see that feature. I'm not sure about my schedule (may have to work that day), so put me down as a maybe. But remember I'm sloooow, anyone else competing with me for last in line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinws View Post
    well, I don't like yellow and blue, what can I say? Would you order a shirt you're not going to wear?
    Judging by some of the stuff I've seen Jon wearing in pictures here, I doubt if there is such a thing as a shirt he wouldn't wear...

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    Hey guys. I may be down for this ride. Count me in as a maybe. This will be my first group ride ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by backinthesaddle View Post
    Thanks I didn't see that feature. I'm not sure about my schedule (may have to work that day), so put me down as a maybe. But remember I'm sloooow, anyone else competing with me for last in line?
    Yes, me. I may be able to do distance, but I am not a speed demon, especially if it's going up a hill.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t4mv View Post
    Would it change your mind if I said it looked yellow and black? It'd be great if you were a Pirates fan..

    No worries, jinws, I don't have one either. We'll just be the lantern rouge, picking up Jon's underwear as he discards them along the ride...
    lol...now I'm really glad I have latex gloves in my pack. but seriously though, if I had anything that goes with yellow, I would have ordered. It looks great. If you guys ever design something in red and black, I'm all over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheard View Post
    I'm going to try.

    Just wondering. Is there a no drop policy on your rides? I'm fat, slow, and I smell. Just an FYI.
    I bet I'm fatter than you ... just don't make this into a fat thread. Anyways, we'll be outdoors, so odor won't matter. It is a no drop ride, which will mean we will be regrouping at the top of the climb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spingineer View Post
    I bet I'm fatter than you ... just don't make this into a fat thread. Anyways, we'll be outdoors, so odor won't matter. It is a no drop ride, which will mean we will be regrouping at the top of the climb.
    Fat threads are fun.

    I'll be there. Unless I end up having a class that day.

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