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    Playing hookie this afternoon

    It is just too nice to stick around the office - my client meetings are done with and I'm taking full advantage of an understanding boss (yes, I'm still self-employed) to go for a ride this afternoon. Just rubbing it in a little!

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    "Poor Reverend Hamilton! He worked so hard, got a mountain named after him and now all anyone wants to do is complain about his backside!" Overheard while climbing Mt. Hamilton

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    Hahh! I one-upped you.

    I just finished my ride . Glorious day along the coast!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathanb715 View Post
    It is just too nice to stick around the office - my client meetings are done with and I'm taking full advantage of an understanding boss (yes, I'm still self-employed) to go for ride this afternoon. Just rubbing it in a little!

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    I will be doing the same.

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    Bah! So tempting but I'm the only driver in our vanpool today so I kinda have to stick around... Man! It's friggin' bootyfull outside.

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    Jealous, I'm totally swamped with work this week (just like the last two months).

    Hopefully it will tail off soon though, will be switching departments shortly.

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    It was really difficult coming into work today. After a week of following the tour, cowbells, thunder sticks, yelling and chanting "you got it, you got it ..." I have tour withdrawals. At least I have 4 more hours of versus coverage to catch up to. I actually found myself on TV. Stage 5, and the climb, as they make that last right turn switchback, there is a guy on the right, in yellow .... what a dork!
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    I have to head over to Los Altos to check out some potential new spectacles. I wonder if they will mind a bike in their office?

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    I'm giving myself the afternoon off, but I have to go grocery shopping. I wish I could ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostic View Post
    I have to head over to Los Altos to check out some potential new spectacles. I wonder if they will mind a bike in their office?
    Give it a try. My allergist, bank, and dry cleaners don't seem to mind bikes.

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    Lucky you.

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    Lucky you.

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    same here.
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    Mine is in a locker. Going for a ride after work.

    Beautiful scenery this morning though. I had to slow down when I realized the sun was starting to light the trees along Foothill. Best morning this year yet.
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    Off in 10 minutes. Get home, dress, and see if I can make it to top of Montebello, and back before it gets dark.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Had a nice afternoon date with Ms. Mt. San Bruno and she was looking good...got a call on top that my elevators were down in 1 of my buildings with people moving in..ooops, Time trialed it all the way back, now I'm gonna take a nap.

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    My power lunch ride around Alviso was stopped by "will you install this before lunch". I say okay, 30 minutes tops but unitl now, 4PM and I am still on it. argh

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    Managed to get out around 1-3, San Jose to Los Altos (Foothill, mostly). Quite a few folks out today!
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    This thread needs a song!

    You have to like a video with the Jamaican Bobsled team (and John Candy!) in it.

    JB
    "Poor Reverend Hamilton! He worked so hard, got a mountain named after him and now all anyone wants to do is complain about his backside!" Overheard while climbing Mt. Hamilton

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathanb715 View Post
    This thread needs a song!

    You have to like a video with the Jamaican Bobsled team (and John Candy!) in it.

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    Yep that would make a good soundtrack for my ride today, just insert this:

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    I rode 57 miles with 3256 feet of climbing. A nice Lake Loop. Of course I didn't wear sunblock, so I have a checkerboard helmet sunburn. I was passed by three UC Davis riders in Napa County, good day for hooky. I had the day off.

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    Niice couple 'o hours after work, saw half dozen folk on EM, including 'Zippy (that was you, right?), also the tiedie lady, and the "old" guy on the Look with hi viz jacket.

    Caught a brief glimpse of the Bald Eagle again - nothing else is that big and powerful around here, on wings anyway - a few dayold calves gambolin' round, a fine day!

    Old Myata 310 much better with new saddle, bartape, rear tyre (old one had a cut!), and clean quiet drivetrain! Found that the old style chains require more persistance in getting lube to penetrate, as the pin rides in a tube, hence lube can only get there via between the sideplates, where the new style allows lube to get there under the roller where the sideplates come together to form the "tube" that the pin rides in. The new style is much easier to clean and lube, also much lighter... and quieter.


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    So I took the day off yesterday with big plans for a major ride to break in the new shoes and pedals, and I got the phone call I've been waiting for---my son and his wife just welcomed their new baby girl into the world! So I high-tailed it over to Roseville instead and got to hold my new beautiful granddaughter all day. (And I squeezed in a short ride with my son before dark.) A perfect day off.

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    Congrats farandaway!

    Looks like Im off a bit early to ride again. Woooohoooo, its only febuary and Im riding after work every day. This is also gonna be my 16th ride of the month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farandaway View Post
    So I took the day off yesterday with big plans for a major ride to break in the new shoes and pedals, and I got the phone call I've been waiting for---my son and his wife just welcomed their new baby girl into the world! So I high-tailed it over to Roseville instead and got to hold my new beautiful granddaughter all day. (And I squeezed in a short ride with my son before dark.) A perfect day off.
    Congrats! That's awesome.

    I managed to take a *very* long lunch today and climbed Mt. D. Slowly. I rode from San Ramon, 36 miles, 4,119 feet of climbing (that seems like a bit much, but I guess the rollers on Crow Canyon and Blackhawk add in quite a bit when you ride them both ways). Took me more than 3 hours total - boy, do I need to work on my climbing speed! We saw one guy on the mountain who didn't know the route (he started in Berkeley) who had it written on his leg with a Sharpie - brilliant!

    JB

    PS - Sean, as usual, has me beat - I've managed 11 rides with (if my new computer can be trusted) a bit more than 25,000 feet of climbing.
    "Poor Reverend Hamilton! He worked so hard, got a mountain named after him and now all anyone wants to do is complain about his backside!" Overheard while climbing Mt. Hamilton

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    No hookie this time. I was able to go out and ride around Alviso for lunch. Solo ride for 23 miles in an hour:15. Wasn't enough but better than nothing.

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