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    Mega-mofo laid back ride from West SJ to Woodside 9/20?

    I have the entire day to spend with my 7 year old daughter tomorrow. I was able to penetrate the Wall of Miley Cyrus and talk her into doing a ride with me (her trail-a-bike attached to my bike). The current fantasy is to go up to Woodside and back. It's a long distance in the saddle for a little one so I am anticipating lots of rest stops as well as the possibility of not even making it all the way

    If you're interested in joining us, reply or drop me a PM. We will probably roll out around 8-9 a.m. from the San Tomas/Hamilton Ave area.
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    Oh man! That is indeed Mega-mofo laid back. Have loads of fun!

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    Sounds like a great way to spend time with her.

    We will want to see pictures of course.
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    Yeah, I am thinking about packing my DSLR + good lens.

    As to the pace, I'm not sure how slow it will be...she *is* a racer, after all:

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    Great start to her racing career. Are they both yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlastRadius View Post
    Great start to her racing career. Are they both yours?
    Yep, they both did Cat's Hill kids race (1/4 mile, downhill!) this year. The older one also did it in 2007 so she's a real veteran now
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    Pix

    Not my best photographic work but just to document the event...


    First stop, Peet's (where else?) (but, wrong one...this is the one at Homestead & Foothill):



    Li'l Poseur:



    We did not quite make it to Woodside, but now that there is a Robert's at Alpine & Portola, it was close enough. Enjoying our lunch at the park on the corner there. Halfway, 22.5 miles or so out:



    Our trusty steed(s?):



    Took a break at Shoup park and met some Alto Velo friends there. The kid took advantage of the opportunity to play in the sand (she *is* seven, after all):



    Obligatory White Garage Door Photo:



    Final tally of miles:



    We had a great time out there, saw quite a few cyclists and even managed to drop a few
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    That's awesome! Great pictures, you must have had a blast.

    BTW -- how many extra Watts did she get you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
    BTW -- how many extra Watts did she get you?
    Ha ha! I am not sure. Actually I think she (well, that trail-a-bike, which weighs more than my bike) cost me some. I occasionally took a peek at the wattage and it was about the same (i.e. *I* was putting out the same effort) in key places along the way, but at 1-2 MPH slower than I would normally be going. Hills were especially tough, but we actually got hauling along pretty good on the flats and especially the slight downhill from Alpine/Portola down to Foothill (we did not go over Arastradero). She pedaled the whole way and never complained once. Naturally, I'm quite proud of her
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    Quote Originally Posted by 'nother View Post
    She pedaled the whole way and never complained once. Naturally, I'm quite proud of her
    As you should be - that's very impressive.

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    That is so cool! And she is adorable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msincredible View Post
    she is adorable.
    As you can clearly see from the first photo, that comes from her mother
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    Great job to your daughter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlastRadius View Post
    Great job to your daughter.

    WOW! tooCool!

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