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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.
    Last edited by spingineer; 09-20-08 at 10:16 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spingineer View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jinws View Post
    haha...I have a feeling this route will consists of at least 5-6 different Starbucks.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by jinws View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by taxi777 View Post
    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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    Wheres my snuggie? taxi777's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by taxi777 View Post
    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?
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by spingineer View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
    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!
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxi777 View Post
    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?
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    I can't make a ride this Sunday.
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    Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnwalker View Post
    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.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by BlastRadius View Post
    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 ...
    I'm in it to finish it.

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