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Old 03-22-08, 06:19 PM   #1
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Our first real date

So we've been seeing each other for a couple weeks now. Nothing serious, just a few commuting miles from home to work to Caltrain. My gf's out of the country and I thought this would be the perfect weekend to go on our first official date.



what a beauty. I picked her up from my house and took her to one of my favorite Chinese dim sum take out. Got some dim sum and went on our way.



You know it's a nice day when you can see the bridge. Took a left across the bridge and ate the dim sum with one of the best view in the bay area.



I ate everything because she's on a diet, I told her I didnt' want her to get fat.

I made her carry my water all day so I thought I should buy her something nice, so to Mike's bikes we go.




Got her a little light that fits perfectly under the saddle. I'm not sure if they had the Toupe in mind when they designed it, but the Frog LED light is perfect for it.

We started to head back and made a stop at the little Cafe for some refreshments. YUM!


So it's over. Since the Garmin didn't work at all today, I have no idea how far we went today, but I can't wait for our second date.
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What kind of cassette do you have. It looks bigger then 12/27. Commute on that, I hope you can bring it inside.
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What kind of cassette do you have. It looks bigger then 12/27. Commute on that, I hope you can bring it inside.
After climbing Sierra road, I thought I should have a 11-28.

Our company has been pretty good about letting us bring our bikes in.
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Nice ride!

I think you should go on a ride with Bostic and his bike.
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Great pictures! Are you riding up in the city tomorrow?
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Nice ride!

I think you should go on a ride with Bostic and his bike.

If I didn't have to do something for my dad this morning, I would've stayed in san jose and went on the hamilton ride.
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Great pics. It was hot in LA today. Was stuck out in mid 80 degree weather. I should not have worn my black jersey today ...
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Great pictures! Are you riding up in the city tomorrow?
Probably not. We're going out tonight and tomorrow morning we're having dim sum with some old friends.
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Great pics. It was hot in LA today. Was stuck out in mid 80 degree weather. I should not have worn my black jersey today ...
aren't you guys doing a ice cream ride? should be nice riding down the street holding a double scoop of something yummy on a sugar cone.
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aren't you guys doing a ice cream ride? should be nice riding down the street holding a double scoop of something yummy on a sugar cone.
Hey let me straggle along for the 2nd date will ya? I want some Cake too! I think we're going to be out and about tomorrow either in the city or woodside for some easy riding.
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The bike looks really good! I guess all the build issues have been resolved.

I wish I had documented my first date a couple weeks back...

One day we'll have to get Gary (steelblue) out with his Bottecchia and all go for a ride around the Bay Area when he completes his build!

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The bike looks really good! I guess all the build issues have been resolved.

I wish I had documented my first date a couple weeks back...

One day we'll have to get Gary (steelblue) out with his Bottecchia and all go for a ride around the Bay Area when he completes his build!

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Yea, we'll have a ADK frame ride. I was going to come out for the RBR 4/6 ride, but family stuff came up. Too bad, I was looking forward to it.
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Yea, we'll have a ADK frame ride. ...
No doubt; Bostic and I were on a ride last weekend ( I have a PF, also), and we talked w/ a couple guys at Robert's that have the Bottecchia/ADK version. Or was it the Motorbacon version?...
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Sweet looking date there jinws - hope you two will be very happy together. Fingers crossed she's not high maintenance
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So where is this dim sum place? I want.
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The bike looks really good! I guess all the build issues have been resolved.

I wish I had documented my first date a couple weeks back...

One day we'll have to get Gary (steelblue) out with his Bottecchia and all go for a ride around the Bay Area when he completes his build!

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of course. everyone is welcome. I've stopped commuting to work, so have to put in more miles on the weekends.

Anyone feel like organizing a Mnt. Tam ride? but we have to actually finish this time.

I would love to get the big 3 this year. I know Bostic, Blast and company already have Hamilton under their belt.
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Anyone feel like organizing a Mnt. Tam ride? but we have to actually finish this time.
I would love to get the big 3 this year. I know Bostic, Blast and company already have Hamilton under their belt.
Mt. Tam should be done the long way like Pete's route. Over to Fairfax and up Bolinas road down to the dam and back out to the seven sisters. HW 1 has way too much traffic to make it an enjoyable ride on the weekends. Not to mention the road is in terrible shape.
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Mt Tam would be fun. 'Lived here for a long time, but have yet to climb it. Why don't we just do Pete's ride, again? How long was it again?
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It was roughly 65 miles from San Francisco. Maybe a bit less since I rode down to the train station from the Richmond district to meet up with the others.
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Mt. Tam should be done the long way like Pete's route. Over to Fairfax and up Bolinas road down to the dam and back out to the seven sisters. HW 1 has way too much traffic to make it an enjoyable ride on the weekends. Not to mention the road is in terrible shape.
Yea, that's the one I was thinking of. We stopped last time after the 7 sisters.
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That team toupe saddle is hot! But how does it ride? You're the only person I know who has one. Pray tell...
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That team toupe saddle is hot! But how does it ride? You're the only person I know who has one. Pray tell...
it rides just like my regular Toupe. Feels the same, just a few grams heavier. It is not like the Gel version which I did not like.

speaking of red spokes, I'm thinking about selling them and buying some new shoes for my baby. A set of climbing wheels Soul S 2.0 and S 4.0. Then an old pair of Ksyrium SSC as backup.

But that red spoke looks soooo good.
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I bought a Toupe saddle Saturday after the ride. I noticed the BG Alias has slowly destroyed all my cycling shorts on the inner sides . Glenn and Marco were right, the Toupe is more comfortable due to the slight flex of the shell.
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of course. everyone is welcome. I've stopped commuting to work, so have to put in more miles on the weekends.

Anyone feel like organizing a Mnt. Tam ride? but we have to actually finish this time.

I would love to get the big 3 this year. I know Bostic, Blast and company already have Hamilton under their belt.
I'd love to try the Big 3 this year... but I suck at climbing so I can bring up the rear! If anyone else wants to join me in the party in the back feel free to! There's plenty of room! hehe!
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