Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > > >

Northern California Northern California

View Poll Results: What day should we have the class?
June 1st 3 25.00%
June 8th 7 58.33%
Keep it on June 28th, even though the Giro is the same day! 2 16.67%
Voters: 12. You may not vote on this poll

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-12-08, 05:07 PM   #1
Gee3
Senior Moment Member
Thread Starter
 
Gee3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Daly City, CA
Bikes: Specialized Allez Elite Double & 2008 Look 555
Posts: 1,354
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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
Gee3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-08, 06:25 PM   #2
spingineer
Spinning like a gerbel
 
spingineer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Silicon Valley
Bikes: Seven
Posts: 7,952
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Voted for June 8th, only because some want to do Sequoia Century on June 1st.
__________________
I'm in it to finish it.

My Cycling Blog
spingineer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-08, 06:51 PM   #3
kster
Senior Member
 
kster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: SF Bay Area
Bikes:
Posts: 661
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
kster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-08, 07:17 PM   #4
msincredible
crazy bike girl
 
msincredible's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: CA Central Coast
Bikes: '07 Orbea Onix, '07 Birdy Yellow, '06 Cannondale Bad Boy (stolen)
Posts: 3,325
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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?
msincredible is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-08, 07:40 PM   #5
kster
Senior Member
 
kster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: SF Bay Area
Bikes:
Posts: 661
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
kster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-08, 07:48 PM   #6
Ty.S
Shameless Fred
 
Ty.S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Jose
Bikes: 07' Trek 2100 / 05' Trek Fuel 80
Posts: 533
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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
Ty.S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-08, 08:22 PM   #7
Owner
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Bikes: a green one and a black one
Posts: 230
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sorry if this was answered already, but is this class all day?
Owner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-08, 10:20 PM   #8
cantdrv55
Senior Member
 
cantdrv55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 1,303
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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?
cantdrv55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-08, 08:55 AM   #9
kster
Senior Member
 
kster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: SF Bay Area
Bikes:
Posts: 661
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by cantdrv55 View Post
Speed Ventures?
Yup. Are you going?
kster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-08, 10:23 AM   #10
Gee3
Senior Moment Member
Thread Starter
 
Gee3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Daly City, CA
Bikes: Specialized Allez Elite Double & 2008 Look 555
Posts: 1,354
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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!
Gee3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-08, 10:51 AM   #11
kster
Senior Member
 
kster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: SF Bay Area
Bikes:
Posts: 661
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
kster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-08, 08:54 PM   #12
cantdrv55
Senior Member
 
cantdrv55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 1,303
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
cantdrv55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-08, 11:02 PM   #13
Gee3
Senior Moment Member
Thread Starter
 
Gee3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Daly City, CA
Bikes: Specialized Allez Elite Double & 2008 Look 555
Posts: 1,354
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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!

Gary
Gee3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-08, 10:12 PM   #14
ricebowl
Bourbon junkie
 
ricebowl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: NorCal
Bikes:
Posts: 713
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Where will the class be held? Torn between this one and the velogirls bike skills 101 clinic.
ricebowl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-08, 09:34 AM   #15
Gee3
Senior Moment Member
Thread Starter
 
Gee3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Daly City, CA
Bikes: Specialized Allez Elite Double & 2008 Look 555
Posts: 1,354
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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!
Gary
Gee3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-08, 10:36 AM   #16
BlastRadius
Direct Hit Not Required
 
BlastRadius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: San Bruno, CA
Bikes: Leopard DC1, Ridley X-Fire, GT Zaskar 9r
Posts: 6,190
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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)?
BlastRadius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-08, 11:28 AM   #17
LanceMach
PopCycle
 
LanceMach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: SF East Bay
Bikes: Bianchi Eros (06), Bianch Boardwalk (nice old steel commuter), Gary Fisher Gitche Gumee, Trek "Antelope" 820 (ancient!)
Posts: 87
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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!


LanceMach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-08, 02:04 AM   #18
Gee3
Senior Moment Member
Thread Starter
 
Gee3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Daly City, CA
Bikes: Specialized Allez Elite Double & 2008 Look 555
Posts: 1,354
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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,
Gary
Gee3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-08, 05:00 PM   #19
Gee3
Senior Moment Member
Thread Starter
 
Gee3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Daly City, CA
Bikes: Specialized Allez Elite Double & 2008 Look 555
Posts: 1,354
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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

Gee3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-08, 05:34 PM   #20
BlastRadius
Direct Hit Not Required
 
BlastRadius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: San Bruno, CA
Bikes: Leopard DC1, Ridley X-Fire, GT Zaskar 9r
Posts: 6,190
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What are "Speed Skills"?
BlastRadius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-08, 06:30 PM   #21
kster
Senior Member
 
kster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: SF Bay Area
Bikes:
Posts: 661
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Can we also cover how to recover from 'bumping wheels' in a paceline?
kster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-08, 10:53 PM   #22
Gee3
Senior Moment Member
Thread Starter
 
Gee3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Daly City, CA
Bikes: Specialized Allez Elite Double & 2008 Look 555
Posts: 1,354
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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!
Gee3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-08, 11:32 PM   #23
ifox
100 kW :)
 
ifox's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: San Jose, CA
Bikes: '08 Specialized Tarmac SL2
Posts: 401
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by kster View Post
Can we also cover how to recover from 'bumping wheels' in a paceline?
+1
__________________
Cat-O-Meter: where do I get mine?
ifox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-08, 07:50 PM   #24
Gee3
Senior Moment Member
Thread Starter
 
Gee3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Daly City, CA
Bikes: Specialized Allez Elite Double & 2008 Look 555
Posts: 1,354
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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
Gee3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-08, 02:48 PM   #25
ifox
100 kW :)
 
ifox's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: San Jose, CA
Bikes: '08 Specialized Tarmac SL2
Posts: 401
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'd prefer 8:30 am start.
__________________
Cat-O-Meter: where do I get mine?
ifox is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:03 PM.