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Old 09-15-08, 05:00 PM   #1
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2008 BF Kit Ride

Is Sunday too early for this? No, of course not.

This is a fairly laid back BF ride to ring in the arrival of the new NorCal BF kits. In other words, 2 hours worth of taking group shots of various combinations ...

Starts at Caltrain Mountain View Station (gather around the courtyard). If you drive there, I suggest not parking in the parking lot (unless you like to pay extra money to the city of Mountain View). There is a parking structure about a block north of Castro at Bryant and Villa.

Where: Caltrain in Mountain View
Route: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...BF-Jersey-Ride
Gladiator Option: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...ide-Gladiators
When: 10:30 am
Train: From SF, take train 424 (leaves 4th & King 9 am). From SJ, take train 427. Both will arrive ~ 10:15-10:20 am
Distance: < 50 miles

Plenty of places to eat before or after the ride.
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Is Sunday too early for this? We need a BF ride to ring in the arrival of the new NorCal BF kits. In other words, 2 hours worth of taking group shots of various combinations ...
haha...I have a feeling this route will consists of at least 5-6 different Starbucks.
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haha...I have a feeling this route will consists of at least 5-6 different Starbucks.
What's your point?
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Hmmm - Outlaw jersey - maybe we could do a tour of all the rodeo sites in the area (one I know is on the Dublin Grade), or the dirt race tracks like the one on Altamont, or the prisons.....

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haha...I have a feeling this route will consists of at least 5-6 different Starbucks.
Somebody Say Starbucks!!!!
Hey I kind of like Bossmans ride with Starbucks and Pizza...I promise to fall in a ditch with all white!!!!! Any takers? Bossman?
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Somebody Say Starbucks!!!!
Hey I kind of like Bossmans ride with Starbucks and Pizza...I promise to fall in a ditch with all white!!!!! Any takers? Bossman?
If we go up Danville Blvd and back, we can hit several Starbucks as well as Peets, and have our choice of pizza places - chief among them Amici's. T'would be a flat ride, but perfect for posing and goofing off.

I even know of several choice ditches that you could roll around in whilst we point and laugh.
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If we go up Danville Blvd and back, we can hit several Starbucks as well as Peets, and have our choice of pizza places - chief among them Amici's. T'would be a flat ride, but perfect for posing and goofing off.

I even know of several choice ditches that you could roll around in whilst we point and laugh.

IN!!!..... (the ditch too!)
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Is this a laid back ride?

I'd hate to get my new white kit all sweaty and stuff.
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IN!!!..... (the ditch too!)
Well - I'm "in", too. Here's the deal, though - It'd have to be a late-morning, close to noon start, or else take place on Sunday. Sadly, I'm selling my beloved automobile Saturday morning, and a fellow is coming all the way from Oklahoma City to buy it and drive it home. I kinda have to be around for that.
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So who's leading it, and who's designing the route?
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Well - I'm "in", too. Here's the deal, though - It'd have to be a late-morning, close to noon start, or else take place on Sunday. Sadly, I'm selling my beloved automobile Saturday morning, and a fellow is coming all the way from Oklahoma City to buy it and drive it home. I kinda have to be around for that.
Yep...gotta be Sunday. I'm in logistical Hell for Sat.

I think Ron Started this whole thing????

Hello Ron?...Are you in charge?

If it doesn't work this weekend (short notice) let's do the long range plan for Maximum photo ops!
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So who's leading it, and who's designing the route?
If you want the Danville Blvd milk-run, I suppose I can do it. Sunday would be my choice, as well.
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If you want the Danville Blvd milk-run, I suppose I can do it. Sunday would be my choice, as well.
Sounds good ... hey, I'm just igniting it. Or just call me a rebel rouser!
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Yep...gotta be Sunday. I'm in logistical Hell for Sat.

I think Ron Started this whole thing????

Hello Ron?...Are you in charge?

If it doesn't work this weekend (short notice) let's do the long range plan for Maximum photo ops!
Whadaya think I am, a manager?
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I can't make a ride this Sunday.
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Is this a laid back ride?

I'd hate to get my new white kit all sweaty and stuff.
It's going to take some work on my part to organize a laid back ride.
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I'm a maybe for Sunday...depends on how far I have to go. I promise if I end up going on a ride on my own, I'll wear the kit and bring my camera and mini-tripod.
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I am a strong maybe. Got to check with the boss lady.
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It's Tuesday, and the ride planned is Sunday. I guess what I'll do is throw this out there. Start @ Mountain View Caltrain (how conveeeeeenient) ... that's step 1. Now all I gotta do is come up with a route. I'll try to make it a Category 3 or 4 ride (http://www.faqs.org/faqs/bicycles-fa...ection-22.html), or at least that is the plan. Hope I won't bore anyone, but at least this will be a somewhat laid back ride. How's that sound for non-committal ... so, anyone still up for it?
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Oh, I see how it is. You all have you fancy, matching clothing, and now you're all going to go exclusive club about it.

Well fine! I'll start my own club, then! With blackjack! And hookers!
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Oh, I see how it is. You all have you fancy, matching clothing, and now you're all going to go exclusive club about it.

Well fine! I'll start my own club, then! With blackjack! And hookers!
Hookers in spandex?????
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Ok, here's the "laid back" route I came up with, with plenty of opportunity for gladiators to stretch their legs (if wanted).

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...BF-Jersey-Ride

What do you think? Too laid back? Too much climbing? Not enough climbing?
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When on Sunday would this be?
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Shoot, I need to meet Henry and get my jersey!
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When on Sunday would this be?
I'm flexible ... I was thinking first choice 9 am ... but then, Marco may be late, so then 10 am would be an alternate choice ...
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