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  • June 1st

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  • June 8th

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  • Keep it on June 28th, even though the Giro is the same day!

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    Update: Group class... new dates!

    EDIT: Hard details:

    What: Cycling Skills Clinic - including climbing,descending, group riding, high and low speed handling skills, and fun (I'll request he talk about bumping wheels in a paceline)

    When: June 8th, 8:30 - 11:30 (can be 8-11 if you prefer)

    Meet at 8:30am at The Bicycle Outfitter (Fremont Ave and Foothill Expwy - address in invitation -website is down)

    Where: The hills and dales around Los Altos and Stevens Canyon.

    Itinerary: mailed to particpants upon registration or via PDF before the event (preference?)

    Cost: $50 via paypal invitation

    The last day to sign up is Wednesday, June 4th at midnight, PST.

    So please PM me your email address if you are interested so I can have Matt send you the invite!

    Thanks!
    Gary

    Last edited by Gee3; 06-02-08 at 12:15 PM. Reason: adding info
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    Voted for June 8th, only because some want to do Sequoia Century on June 1st.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    I really want to do this but the only date I can't make is June 1 (I'll be in Buttonwillow). Either June 8th or 28th is fine for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kster View Post
    I really want to do this but the only date I can't make is June 1 (I'll be in Buttonwillow). Either June 8th or 28th is fine for me.
    Track Day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by msincredible View Post
    Track Day?
    Yup. But in a nice safe car with a cage; you guys on bikes are a lot more fearless than me.

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    Just a side note, I'm not sure who is planning on it, but the Tour De Cure is on June 8th this year :-P sillly events keep showing up
    The nicer the bike.. the more demanding your life becomes off it..

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    Sorry if this was answered already, but is this class all day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kster View Post
    Yup. But in a nice safe car with a cage; you guys on bikes are a lot more fearless than me.
    Speed Ventures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cantdrv55 View Post
    Speed Ventures?
    Yup. Are you going?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Owner View Post
    Sorry if this was answered already, but is this class all day?
    When I took it last year it was only about 3 hours. But worth every minute!

    Well... it doesn't sound like there will ever be a "good" day for everyone so what ever day gets the most votes I'll have him do it on that day.

    kster - what kind of car will you be driving? Never been to Buttonwillow though. Wish I had my old car and $$ to do track days still!
    This day will be over... one of these days!

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    Gee3, after a few close calls with my daily driver, I bought a 1995 Miata a few years back. It keeps costs down (tires & brakes last a long time) and I don't have to worry about how I'll get to work on monday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kster View Post
    Yup. Are you going?
    I promised my wife no track days until I get a cage in my car. Those dang things ain't cheap and then the install!

    Sorry for the thread hijack.
    Last edited by cantdrv55; 05-13-08 at 09:35 PM.

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    Man, I can go on forever about the fun of track days and how much I miss those days...

    But back on topic...

    I found out that the cost will be $50/ea. It's usually about $70/ea so we're getting a pretty good discount.

    So far the 8th is in the lead... I'll give it a few more days before I close the polls!

    Thanks to everyone so far! And if you can't make it we can always do it again later on in the year!

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    Where will the class be held? Torn between this one and the velogirls bike skills 101 clinic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricebowl View Post
    Where will the class be held? Torn between this one and the velogirls bike skills 101 clinic.
    Most likely it will be down in the Los Altos area (near the Chain Reaction bike shop). I haven't worked out the full details with Matt yet but we may be heading up Stevens Canyon, Mt. Eden and Montebello (not all the way up).

    For those interested can you please PM me your email addresses? Or email me at gary(dot)lee@hud(dot)gov. My home computer crashed so my work email is probably the fastest and easiest way to get in touch with me.

    And the start time will be either 8 or 8:30 since it'll probably be really warm if we get too close to noon. And the class will be about 3 hours long. Worth every minute, imo.

    At the end of this week or early next week I'll close the poll and hammer out the details.

    Feel free to email or PM me with any questions or concerns.

    Thanks!
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    Can we get a breakdown of what skills will be taught like the list Lorri had (I guess the thread about her class was deleted)?

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    Say Thanks to Gee3!!

    I was wondering how to say thank you to the organizer of this class when it dawned on me that it was sitting right in front of my nose!

    If you want to show your appreciation for Gary having put this all together, then why not sponsor him on his MS ride (the link is in his signature). I'm going to do that right now!



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    Quote Originally Posted by LanceMach View Post
    Say Thanks to Gee3!!

    I was wondering how to say thank you to the organizer of this class when it dawned on me that it was sitting right in front of my nose!

    If you want to show your appreciation for Gary having put this all together, then why not sponsor him on his MS ride (the link is in his signature). I'm going to do that right now!


    WOW! Thanks LanceMach!!!! I really appreciate this! But I must say... I"m doing it for selfish reasons. I don't want to take the class by myself! hahaha!

    Henry... I hope to get the exact details sorted out with Matt by next week. At that time I'll let everyone know the exact details!

    Thanks for everyone's patience!!

    TTYL,
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    Okay. It looks like June 8th is the date.

    For those interested, if you hadn't done so yet please pm me your email address so I can have Matt send you the invitation for the class on his website.

    Again here are the quick tentative details:

    Date: Sunday, June 8th
    Time: 8-8:30am (also TBD)
    Cost: $50 (about $20 less than normal prices)
    Location: still TBD but around the Los Altos area
    Class: Climbing and Descending with some Speed Skills thrown in as well.
    Skill level: anyone, including newbies (or those not quite in top shape, like me!)

    So far kster and ifox have contacted me with their emails.

    So please get me your info by this week so we can get everything nailed down!

    Thanks again for everyone's patience and participation! It'll be a fun class that I think everyone that participates, no matter what skill level, will be able to take something good away from it.!

    Gary

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    What are "Speed Skills"?

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    Can we also cover how to recover from 'bumping wheels' in a paceline?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlastRadius View Post
    What are "Speed Skills"?
    Henry, I believe it's how to go fast safely and efficiently. Matt had the description on his site but the clinic already passed so it's not up anymore. So I'll get the info from Matt and let everyone know.


    kster - I'm sure he'll be up to teach us almost anything. I'll let him know you suggested that.

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kster View Post
    Can we also cover how to recover from 'bumping wheels' in a paceline?
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    Okay, here are the details form Matt:

    (Should I make a separate post?)

    What: Cycling Skills Clinic - including climbing,descending, group riding, high and low speed handling
    skills, and fun (I'll request he talk about bumping wheels in a paceline)
    When: June 8th, 8:30 - 11:30 (can be 8-11 if you prefer)
    Meet at 8:30am at The Bicycle Outfitter (Fremont Ave and Foothill Expwy - address in invitation -website is
    down)
    Where: The hills and dales around Los Altos and Stevens Canyon.
    Itinerary: mailed to particpants upon registration or via PDF before the event (preference?)
    Cost: $50 via paypal invitation



    So far I have about 6 people who pm's me their email addresses. If you re interested please let me know so I can have Matt send the invite via his website.

    Thanks again for everyone's support!

    Gary
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    I'd prefer 8:30 am start.
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