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


Go Back   > > >

Northern California Northern California

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-22-08, 08:37 PM   #1
taxi777
Wheres my snuggie?
Thread Starter
 
taxi777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: San Francisco
Bikes:
Posts: 3,068
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
6 Gladiators, 2 Cheetahs, 2 Roaring Mice, 2 Taxiís 1 Deer!

6 Gladiators, 2 Cheetahs, 2 Roaring Mice, 2 Taxi’s 1 Deer!

An absolutely amazing “Epic” adventure in NorCal fashion. Lot’s of amazing experiences and a very long day with the best of friends. As soon as I get some of these picts edited I’ll tell you all about the grand adventure and one of the best days of my life.
Hang on!
Pete

I came very close to riding my fixie today, but I rode myself into oblivion on Saturday at the ALC reunion ride. (later on that report). My discretion was the better part of valor in retrospect. I rode myself out of oblivion back to exhaustion and exhilaration!

Marco and Ruth were running a little late and decided to park in my driveway. They immediately started working like a well oiled Indy 500 pit crew to put their immaculate Santana tandem together.

Launch…I did my ski jump down California street. M & R missed 1 light, but we made quick time to the Ferry building.
Alan
Dan
Dave
Lisa
Ron
I was really happy about the turnout…Ecstatic! Actually. So great to see your faces guys.

We tore out of SF in a blur. Little bit stop and go along Chrissy field. Marco at one point just before crossing the bridge got a little antsy with some of the tourist and didn’t realize that Ruth had gotten off the bike! He proceeded to leave without Ruth! I see a marital spat over that one…later…

We blasted through Sausalito and so began the Deer problems. I barreled down the north side of Corte Madera grade. As I came around one corner, two cars were stopped. I hit my breaks narrowly missing the rear-end of one car while going to the right and almost off the road. I screamed multiple expletives and heard someone yell deer! Apparently the first car had hit a deer. Not sure how it all turned out though.

We we’re heading down Magnolia and some “Roid Head” without a helmet and ear buds in tried to pass Marco on the right and then a car on the right after the guy had already put his signals on!
He went ballistic on the driver then proceeded to foul mouth me cause I got ahead of him. I chased him down to offer some...”Irish Therapy”. Just as I caught him he jumped off his bike and ran into a store!...I must be scary looking or something…Oh well : (

Dave and Lisa decided to go a different way then the group so Dan chased them down and reeled them in. At the same time Ron and I played “Dueling Cameras” and started chasing each other singing the theme for “Dueling Banjos” while impedeing M&R from being able to turnaround. Really funny moment and Ron and I were cracking each other up like a couple of 2 year olds. We got into the Fairfax Roasters Coffee place and got some grub. We talked and laughed. I could have stayed there all day. Al Frankins son was working there and he came out for a smoke break and we started trading comedy bits…The guy was good but I think a got a few more insults in then he did. Nice guy though. Great sense of humor.

We climbed towards Alpine, and I pace with M&R. I split a little at the top so I could get ahead to take some descent picts of everyone. At the dam we met Lynn and Bob-(x-Taxi driver). They we’re a nice couple and helped us in our photo shoot.

Then a couple of really cute Roaring Mouse Cycle chicks showed up and I totally lost track of what I was doing and turned full attention on the two beauty’s.

Daniella, and Kate had raced yesterday in 107 degree heat (Napa) and they were out here training on Tam the next day! I took their picts till they got sick of the model shoot and started heading out. Ron had told us all we suck and took off to beat us to the top.
I chased after Danielle and Kate passed me! Game on!! We had just started heading up the backside of Tam when I heard cracking trees. I automatically headed away from the noise…Then suddenly a young deer fell from a cliff head first and just creamed himself! WE WERE STUNNED! I mean really…W T F! He had to have killed himself or her. I went over and I really thought the poor thing was dying. It couldn’t breath, so I move its head forward cause it’s head was tilted back as if it’s neck was broken. I started to pat it and talked to it calmly as it passed away and its breathing slowed. I’ve been with animals as they left the world and this one was going. The life was fading from it’s eyes. Very sad.
2 mins had passed then a slight twitch…Slowly it raised it’s head and looked at us all! With the speed of lightening it staggered to its feet and shot across the street over a guardrail smacking it hoofs on the steel and disappearing into the woods to be with its Mommy!

We just looked at each other. What the hell just happened?? Scary and cool all at the same time. I feel like all out caring and human goodness like the way Peter Pan and his cohorts brought Tinkerbell back to life! Kind of a beautiful moment that we all got to share together. Nice!

Back to riding Daniella took off like a beautiful antelope! Perhaps she was inspired by the spirit of the deer. (Daniella’s totem is now the Deer). I chased this deer till my lungs were bursting. I hung on as the crowd behind us faded. We began to realize we weren’t going to drop each other with out some intense HURT! As we began to settle into our rhythm we enjoyed some nice conversation. I really enjoyed our talk and we traded climbing tips and short stories.
Daniella just nipped me at the top before we stopped to wait for the others.

We had more conversation and headed off along ridgecrest. A couple of stops. Down the front we fought traffic and chased down errant drivers to berate their insidious behavior.

At Mike’s bikes I got on one knee and with a respectful recitation I explained to Ruth and then Lisa, that they had attained the status of “Cheetahs”. They had ridden with passion and courage along side “The Gladiators”. Maybe this seems somewhat silly, but it is not. In the days of old, woman were given much earned respect for their courageous deeds and bravery. Maybe it’s the Scotch/Irish in me but I still honor the ways of our ancestors. Now that our NorCal group has entered into the next level “Family” this all becomes important. Congrats Ruth & Lisa on your new honor we as Gladiators have bestowed upon you.! : ) All the woman of NorCal will eventuate to this level I am sure…

M&R and I vanquished an opponent heading up the corkscrew. M&R had pulled for me and then sent me out to destroy, which I did with honor. Afterwards M&R rode over the little that was left with so much glee. Alan and Dan, then Ron laughed heartily across the Bridge and spit back into the wind, sending Mother Nature into utter dumfoundedness!!

I think I better move this along, I’m so tired I going into some weird fantasy realm…
So we eventually got back to my place. My perfect Inn Keeper of a wife passed the ale and biscuits as we drunk and laugh heartily at our trials and tribulations of the day. I love my tribe and I would lay down my life for them. We are the beginning of a new emergence of spirit networking. A hybrid composite of the virtual/digital and human/matter society. I love the new world we are creating and once again I say “I’m looking forward to looking back at these days”

Wow they gave me some good medicine up there at SF General…
Nite Nite…I had a real blast with all you guys and gals today. I’ll never forget it. Let’s do it again soon
Pete
Gladiators


Two Cheetahs


Two Roaring Mice

Two Taxis

1 Deer
__________________
Blame It On The Dog Blog

Last edited by taxi777; 06-23-08 at 01:32 AM. Reason: change
taxi777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-08, 08:45 PM   #2
SesameCrunch
Eschew Obfuscation
 
SesameCrunch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Bikes: 2005 Fuji Professional, 2002 Lemond Zurich, Folders - Strida, Merc, Dahon, Downtube, Recumbent folder
Posts: 3,850
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I can't wait to read the ride report!


Oh wait! I was there...


Never mind....
__________________
SesameCrunch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-08, 09:01 PM   #3
jobob
back of the autobus
 
jobob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Folsom, CA
Bikes: Lynskey R230, Rivendell Bleriot
Posts: 743
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Looks like sweetnsourbkr might have himself a new avatar.
jobob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-08, 11:46 PM   #4
taxi777
Wheres my snuggie?
Thread Starter
 
taxi777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: San Francisco
Bikes:
Posts: 3,068
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Alan GGBridge


Dan Marco GG Bridge


Dave Lisa


Gang at dam


Kate Daniella


Lisa the Honey pie


Lynne


View from GGBridge


>
__________________
Blame It On The Dog Blog

Last edited by taxi777; 06-22-08 at 11:58 PM. Reason: add
taxi777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-08, 12:04 AM   #5
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)
As always, great description Pete. However, there are a few things left out.

I took Caltrain over, and Alan (SesameCrunch) came aboard (somewhere near Hillsdale). We then rode over from Caltrain over to the Ferry Building, where we met Dave (sweetnsourbkr) and Lisa, followed by Dan (DG Going Uphill). But wait ... no Marco (uspspro). It turns out they ran a little late, and was not on Caltrain (although I don't think they would let the tandem on the train).

Speaking of, Caltrain changed the car arrangement, and the bike car is no longer just a flat space, where you can put your bikes. It is now changed with 4 racks on each bike car, and each rack can hold 4 bikes. There are regular passenger seats (in the middle of the car) on the same floor where the bikes are, and next level above are regular passenger seats. They may think it's nice, but I like the old arrangement better. It's too hard to describe, and you just have to ride it to see for yourself.

Ok, enough of the Caltrain rant! So we are patiently waiting, and Pete (Taxi777) says they will be down. So we wait, and we wait, and we wait. It was getting cold, so I had to put on my arm warmers, knee warmers, and jacket. I had enough time to put them on, as they still didn't show up.

So they finally arrive, and off we go. Well, the pace was blistering right from the start. I was maxing out my heart rate, and we weren't even 10 miles into the ride! We stopped at Mike's Bikes in Sausalito for bathroom break, and refill of supplies. First break.



Once we get to San Anselmo, Pete takes us on his wild detours. However, we are missing Dave and Lisa. Dan mentions this and he was able to reel them in.



Before charging up the hill, we all decided to stop by the coffee shop (I think it's called Roasters, but not sure). 2nd stop ... it turns out this was more of the lunch stop.



We then head over to a park for a bathroom break ... this is the 3rd stop. Now why we didn't use the restroom at the coffee shop ... I have no idea!

Now the climbing starts on Bolinas. Everyone passes me up (except for Dave and Lisa). I manage to barely be ahead of them on the climbs. This time, since I did Bolinas once before, I know what is ahead of me. The climb wasn't as painful this time, perhaps because I knew what to expect now. Or is it that I am climbing better? Who knows.

After a brief break at the dam, we continue on. We pick up two Roaring Mouse club racers, and the gladiators ride with them up the hill. I remain well behind, as I know I wouldn't be able to keep up.
I'm climbing better, but there is no way I'm able to keep up with them. Maybe the whole week of riding the folder is building strength in me, but you couldn't tell by seeing how far back I am in the climbs.

Climbing up Mt. Tam, I felt good. I was shocked, and surprised, that I was right behind Marco and Ruth. They were probably getting tired, and I was getting my second wind. Whatever it was, it felt great.

By the time we got down the hill, and ready to go back across the GG bridge, I think I left all my energy on Mt. Tam. The winds were really fierce, with combination of headwinds and cross winds. It was so strong, I had to dial it back, and everyone was waiting for me on the other side of the bridge. I think I was just low on energy, and I didn't know it until we got to Pete's house, and had coffee and cookies. mmm ... coffee felt so good!

It was a great day, and great company too. Thanks Marco for leading this, and thanks Pete and Kathy for the hospitality.

One of these days, when Kathy is prepared to make us something at the end of the ride, we need to make sure we get back to Pete's before 5 pm. Just a thought ...
__________________
I'm in it to finish it.

My Cycling Blog
spingineer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-08, 12:08 AM   #6
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)
More pics ...









Dueling Cameras


__________________
I'm in it to finish it.

My Cycling Blog
spingineer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-08, 01:00 AM   #7
taxi777
Wheres my snuggie?
Thread Starter
 
taxi777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: San Francisco
Bikes:
Posts: 3,068
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Pete/Daniella at top


Ron








__________________
Blame It On The Dog Blog
taxi777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-08, 07:44 AM   #8
jonathanb715
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: NorCal
Bikes: Kestrel Talon
Posts: 1,695
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Looks like you had some fun! Sorry I missed it.

JB
jonathanb715 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-08, 08:51 AM   #9
knotty
Lost in Nostalgia
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Fog City
Bikes:
Posts: 651
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think I saw you guys yesterday, I recognize the jersey patterns and the tandems around Camino Alto, Ross, Kentfield. I went from SF to Alpine Dam.

knotty
knotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-08, 10:16 AM   #10
taxi777
Wheres my snuggie?
Thread Starter
 
taxi777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: San Francisco
Bikes:
Posts: 3,068
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by knotty View Post
I think I saw you guys yesterday, I recognize the jersey patterns and the tandems around Camino Alto, Ross, Kentfield. I went from SF to Alpine Dam.

knotty
Should of joined in!
__________________
Blame It On The Dog Blog
taxi777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-08, 11:34 AM   #11
knotty
Lost in Nostalgia
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Fog City
Bikes:
Posts: 651
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by taxi777 View Post
Should of joined in!
I will next time I see you guys riding, Thanks.

IF, this old fart can catch up that is...LOL

knotty

Last edited by knotty; 06-23-08 at 12:22 PM.
knotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-08, 01:30 PM   #12
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)
Great looking pics and report guys. I'm glad somebody mentioned the wind on the GGB. I went across it on Sunday as well and took a good gust and was dumped into the north tower (that thing is pretty solid). Most of you are veterans of multiple GGB crossings, I just need to learn how to ride in that kind of funky swirling crosswind.
Ty.S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-08, 02:08 PM   #13
uspspro
Tandem Mountain Climber
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: San Mateo, CA
Bikes: Calfee Tandem, Custom CAAD9 BB30, 90 Santana Arriva Tandem, 02 CAAD4 errand bike, 87 Cannondale "Black Lightning"
Posts: 4,101
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
T'was a great ride, as always.

Ruth and I were flying up the earlier climbs. The shaded one after Alpine Dam, we killed ourselves on that one trying to keep contact with the Roaring Mouse chick. Kept her within about 1-2 switchbacks.

So we were paying for it on the seven sisters big time. I was glad to hit the wicked descent. But got stuck behind a line of cars

Then the car behind me started honking, and cussing out the window. All the while I am practically tailgating the car in front of me. In front of which there was a LINE of several cars. I pointed to this line, but they seemed to be ******** or something They continued their shenanigans until the end of the hill when they passed us, and immediately turned in front of us into a gas station. WTF Since I happened to be turning right, I cut through the gas station and gave them an earful

That "Roid Head" earlier in the ride was a friggen idiot too. He passes us (Ruth and I) taking off from a light and says "On your Riiiight" in the most sarcastic (get the F' outa my way) tone I have ever heard from a cyclist. As most people know, tandems take a sec to take off from a light, then I was immediately on his wheel (and he was slow, but thought he was fast I guess). At the next light we passed him which really seemed to piss him off, and he couldn't keep up. So as we (in front) were cutting over to the left turn lane to take the left fork around Larkspur. He was merging over into the same lane, and Said "hey hey hey! get out my way!" In the rudest possible tone. Of course I said "Are you F'ing kidding me?" So our group is moving together once again, and the D-bag does it again he passes us on our right with this pissed off look on his face, made some rude comment. Pete goes "Is this guy serrious? WTF." We all looked at each other laughing. Then a car in front of all of us puts his right signal on, and the Roid Head goes to pass the car on the right and almost got nailed. He went ballistic on the driver, telling him to use his signal. So as we flew by ON THE LEFT of the car. I yelled out "Pass on the left ******" After that the we slowed so Dave/Lisa could catch up, and the guy does it again. He passes Pete and I and says "On your riiiiiight" quite smugly/rude. Then Pete got pissed and chased him down.

Those were the only idiots encountered for the most part, thankfully.

The rest of the ride was great. It was warm, good friends, good fun. Thanks again Pete & Cathy for the hospitality at the end of the ride. Great apartment too!
uspspro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-08, 03:43 PM   #14
zorrov999
Ride the lightning
 
zorrov999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Francisco, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 118
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Great pics and photos ! Sounds like a fun ride.

I was considering joining the ride, but honestly I didn't want to hold the group back (I need to ride more often, more hills).

Anyway, I went to Mt. Tam Saturday afternoon (not on the bike) with my fiancťe, to enjoy the views and capture some photos.

Here are some of the photos







The fire in Napa


The photographer


San Francisco




Mt. Diablo on the back


Alpine Lake


This picture seems out of place, but it was also taken in Mt. Tam


I might be joining Giro Di Peninsula next Saturday (work permitting)

Angel.

Last edited by zorrov999; 06-23-08 at 03:46 PM.
zorrov999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-08, 04:10 PM   #15
SesameCrunch
Eschew Obfuscation
 
SesameCrunch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Bikes: 2005 Fuji Professional, 2002 Lemond Zurich, Folders - Strida, Merc, Dahon, Downtube, Recumbent folder
Posts: 3,850
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by zorrov999 View Post
Great pics and photos ! Sounds like a fun ride.

I was considering joining the ride, but honestly I didn't want to hold the group back (I need to ride more often, more hills).

Anyway, I went to Mt. Tam Saturday afternoon (not on the bike) with my fiancťe, to enjoy the views and capture some photos.
Sheesh! You mean I could have bummed a ride from you??? Would have saved me a lot of sweating and grunting!!!
__________________
SesameCrunch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-08, 04:55 PM   #16
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)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post
Sheesh! You mean I could have bummed a ride from you??? Would have saved me a lot of sweating and grunting!!!
Nah, remember he was there on a Saturday ... we were there on a Sunday.
__________________
I'm in it to finish it.

My Cycling Blog
spingineer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-08, 05:42 PM   #17
SesameCrunch
Eschew Obfuscation
 
SesameCrunch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Bikes: 2005 Fuji Professional, 2002 Lemond Zurich, Folders - Strida, Merc, Dahon, Downtube, Recumbent folder
Posts: 3,850
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by spingineer View Post
Nah, remember he was there on a Saturday ... we were there on a Sunday.
Oh...



Never mind....
__________________
SesameCrunch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-08, 05:51 PM   #18
sweetnsourbkr
Senior Member
 
sweetnsourbkr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: San Leandro, CA
Bikes: Look 585, Co-Motion Periscope 700
Posts: 945
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Dang you guys were all flyin Sunday! Sorry we couldn't keep up with you. We felt good the day before and used it all up then. Seems like we also missed all the excitement with 'roid guy and the deer (although we did have a deer cross the street in front of us on Camino Alto). When Dan mentioned " 'roid guy " I thought he meant Marco.

In any case, even though I didn't have a good day, I'm glad everyone else enjoyed their time, including Lisa, of course.

BTW, what do you think she was doing?????

sweetnsourbkr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-08, 05:57 PM   #19
Siu Blue Wind
Metta
 
Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 11,024
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 161 Post(s)
Wow, what crazy stories!! I tell ya, you guys can write a book! I'm having fun just reading this!!

Glad the second deer made it. Must be that magical Taxi touch and soothing voice. Good on ya, Pete!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buddha
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Quote:
Originally Posted by making View Post
Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
Siu Blue Wind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-08, 05:58 PM   #20
sweetnsourbkr
Senior Member
 
sweetnsourbkr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: San Leandro, CA
Bikes: Look 585, Co-Motion Periscope 700
Posts: 945
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jobob View Post
Looks like sweetnsourbkr might have himself a new avatar.
<<<<<
sweetnsourbkr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-08, 06:21 PM   #21
pelikan
Two wheels is two wheels
 
pelikan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Brisbane, CA
Bikes: Pee Wee Herman Special
Posts: 875
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I really like those RM kits!

Sounds like you all had a great time. Sorry I missed out.
pelikan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-08, 07:03 PM   #22
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)
Quote:
Originally Posted by pelikan View Post
I really like those RM kits!

Sounds like you all had a great time. Sorry I missed out.
You would have fit in really well if you were there ...
__________________
I'm in it to finish it.

My Cycling Blog
spingineer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-08, 07:22 PM   #23
DG Going Uphill
experience over lungs
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Bikes: Marin Cortina, Bianchi San Jose
Posts: 215
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It was a great ride. Thanks guys!

I was closest to the deer incident. It actually sounded at first like a boulder falling from the 30 ft. cliff to the right, and I thought I was a gonner, since we were going up hill and I couldn't really speed up much. Then, I see the one of the strangest things I've ever seen, a deer free falling! It landed about ten feet in front of me and a couple feet to the left, right on its back. Seeing how it fell, and how far, I was amazed that it was able to get up and run away. It did have a little limp, so I hope nothing was broken.

I've never seen a tandem team climb as fast as Marco and Ruth -- they are amazing!

Ty. S. I too have been blown into the pillar on the way back, but I though yesterday was actually mild for GG wind. Maybe I am just getting better at it.

Can't wait until the next ride!
DG Going Uphill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-08, 07:35 PM   #24
sweetnsourbkr
Senior Member
 
sweetnsourbkr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: San Leandro, CA
Bikes: Look 585, Co-Motion Periscope 700
Posts: 945
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DG Going Uphill View Post
I've never seen a tandem team climb as fast as Marco and Ruth -- they are amazing!
Aye! Me either.

They must be doing something right!
sweetnsourbkr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-08, 07:13 AM   #25
uspspro
Tandem Mountain Climber
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: San Mateo, CA
Bikes: Calfee Tandem, Custom CAAD9 BB30, 90 Santana Arriva Tandem, 02 CAAD4 errand bike, 87 Cannondale "Black Lightning"
Posts: 4,101
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DG Going Uphill View Post
I've never seen a tandem team climb as fast as Marco and Ruth -- they are amazing!
Thanks guys
uspspro 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 09:05 AM.