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  • Oct 25th - original route

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  • Oct 25th - add couple of Berkeley Hills Death Climbs

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  • Nov 1st - original route

    5 55.56%
  • Nov 1st - add couple of Berkeley Hills Death Climbs

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    East Bay Hills Ride 2: Just when you thought it was safe

    NEW DATE TRYING FOR SAT NOV 22nd, 8:30AM....

    So the polls have closed, here’s the route

    Let’s start at Orinda BART this time @ 8:30am.

    The default “Skyline Open” route is:

    http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...Hills2-Skyline

    Orinda BART - Moraga Way to Glorietta.
    Left on Glorietta, Right on Rheem and for the first climb of the day – go “wheeeee” on the nice straight descent.
    Right on Moraga Rd and head towards Canyon. First regroup point at junction w/Pinehurst.
    This time, turn LEFT on Pinehurst and follow the road through to Redwood, climb to junction w/ Skyline – second regroup here.
    Follow Skyline to Grizzly peak, as per the first ride, to the junction of Lomas Cantadas/Grizzly Peak (“the little trains”) – Water and restrooms available here, last restroom is at Inspiration Point.
    Follow Grizzly Peak to Shasta, then Wildcat, proceed cautiously down Wildcat (!) then do the 3 bears loop from SPDR, Castro Ranch, Alhambra, Bear Creek back to SPDR.
    Return south to Orinda BART

    For those who clicked on the “Berkeley Hills Death Ride climbs” option, we could quite easily throw in one or two extra climbs if the group splits into "two" again or everyone's good with it - let’s work that out on the day.

    Who’s in so far:

    Beaker
    brentley
    taxi777
    reidconti
    Lanceoldstrong
    gpelpel
    DG Going Uphill (maybe)
    bigbossman
    shatdow
    RoboCheme (to SPDR)
    ROJA (if in town)
    Last edited by Beaker; 11-09-08 at 06:07 PM.

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    I am good either day and either route.

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    I voted for the 11/1 original route but could probably be good for any of the options.

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    Nov 1st maybe a packed social ride... followed the next weekend by an all out every Man/woman take no prisoners combined Gladiator/Cheetah "Hazing" ride? ... with Tandems thrown in the mix...Maybe some TT bikes and lots of Plastic Phwoop, Phwoop wheels!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxi777 View Post
    Nov 1st maybe a packed social ride... followed the next weekend by an all out every Man/woman take no prisoners combined Gladiator/Cheetah "Hazing" ride? ... with Tandems thrown in the mix...Maybe some TT bikes and lots of Plastic Phwoop, Phwoop wheels!!!!!
    I have some angst with my side of the world...

    Don't ask !

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    OK Pete - I won't ask about your second post -- did your first post indicate that you're up for Nov 1st or it's a clash with another "social ride"?

    Looks like Nov1st is out to an early lead....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
    OK Pete - I won't ask about your second post -- did your first post indicate that you're up for Nov 1st or it's a clash with another "social ride"?

    Looks like Nov1st is out to an early lead....
    Yep, I'll try again for an East bay ride Nov. 1st is good.

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    Don't care; I didn't make the original so I'm down for anything, either day. Both days are low-key hillclimbs, which I plan to do, but who knows how many or which. I'll bail on the hill climb to come ride with y'all

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    I voted for the 11/1 original route too.

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    Sweet - Nov 1st it is. I'll get a little bit of discussion going around route shortly, but consensus appears to be original route. I'll give it some thought and post again in a day or so....slammed at work at the moment

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    OK - updated with route and rider list.

    Who else is interested? More people participated in the poll than posted here, so I know there's more interest out there

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    I voted 30 times.

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    If I'm in town, I'll probably do this one.

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    I'm in.....
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    I don't participate much around here, but I'd like to change that. Count me in for now!

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    Good job you'll have an old timer like me around then shatdow, it's my second BF group ride...

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    I'm in (at least to SPDR).

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    I will try to join again if I'm in town!

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    Just getting back on my bike after 1-2wks off (hotel exercise bikes do not count) so...



    just over a week to go - looking forward to the ride

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    Bumping this up. I'm definitely in. Are we doing the Skyline open or closed route?

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    Cool, think dry thoughts for Nov 1st.
    In Escendo Est Verum

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    Sweet, Shatdow - glad to hear that!

    Dan -- just....don't....say....that.....

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    PS -- I'm going to try to ride Skyline tomorrow and see what the deal is

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    Just got back from a nice 30mile loop - Skyline is still officially closed but it required much lower mountaineering skills to navigate than the last ride, so I think we'll go "Skyline Open".

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    I just did Skyline as well and made it through (did a quick ride from Hayward to North Oakland). There was a guy working to fix or put up more of the waist-high fence pieces (I had to climb over one of them at the North end and then go around the tall fence on the South side). Unless the situation changes, you/we should have no problem making it through.

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