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    Family, Health, Cycling Lanceoldstrong's Avatar
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    Time for a Friday Hooky Ride!

    UPDATE: Route Slip posted 11/19/08

    In for the ride with it's now official 10:00 AM Start

    jonathanb715
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    anyone else?


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    I am using a vacation day this Friday 11/21

    Anybody up for 70 miles?

    I hope I get some takers to come with me along the scenic Martinez shoreline, (the road is rolling hills and part is even closed to cars!) then over Pig Farm, from the easy direction, and the 3 Bears.

    Here is the route with a start/finish at North Concord Bart

    Link: Bikely Map

    I have the whole day free and am flexible on start time.

    Any takers?

    Lance
    Last edited by Lanceoldstrong; 11-20-08 at 02:28 PM.
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    What time? I'm also flexible, but would prefer not to fight morning rush hour to get there! A 9:30 or 10:00 start would be great.

    I haven't been riding much, so I'm not as strong as the last time we rode together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathanb715 View Post
    What time? I'm also flexible, but would prefer not to fight morning rush hour to get there! A 9:30 or 10:00 start would be great.

    I haven't been riding much, so I'm not as strong as the last time we rode together.

    JB
    I'd be in for a low key ride...I'm doing the low key hill climb Sat. so I want to save some glycogen for that, but it would be fun to hang out and ride with you guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathanb715 View Post
    A 9:30 or 10:00 start would be great.
    That sounds like a great start time.

    I am looking for companionship, not record time. Social pace is fine with me.

    Let me know if you are in.
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    I'm in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathanb715 View Post
    I'm in.

    JB
    Me too! but take it easy on me...I'm delicate!!

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    Family, Health, Cycling Lanceoldstrong's Avatar
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    jonathanb715 and taxi777,

    That is great that you are both in.

    Meet at North Concord Bart (meet by the ticket turnstiles this station only has one central set)

    9:30 or 10:00?
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    Either works for me - Pete's probably a slave to the BART schedule, though.

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    Pete,

    Can you make 9:30?

    The earlier start means a more casual pace and time for lunch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathanb715 View Post
    Either works for me - Pete's probably a slave to the BART schedule, though.

    JB
    How bout 10am on the safe side? See you guys then!

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    10:00 it is!

    See you there!
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    I'm jealous. Enjoy Pig Farm!

    geeze JB it took you long enough to update your blog w Crater Lake.

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    What, no McEwen Rd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    What, no McEwen Rd?
    I have to conserve...

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxi777 View Post
    I have to conserve...
    I seem to recall you volunteering to come back down and check on some of the slower folk...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jobob View Post
    I'm jealous. Enjoy Pig Farm!
    We wish you could come. We will raise a cup of Starbucks and toast to your health!

    By the way here is an exchange from a conversation at a Sausalito sidewalk cafe stop on a recent ride.

    Constantrider: That (referring to a bike we were oggling) is a bike set up for brevets.

    Pete: Yeah, you have to carry a lot of stuff to prepare for temperature changes and weather and darkness.

    Me: I know, you mean like jobob right?

    Pete: No, jobob prepares for the apocolypse, not brevets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jobob View Post
    I'm jealous. Enjoy Pig Farm!

    geeze JB it took you long enough to update your blog w Crater Lake.
    Getting paid by the hour.....
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    Route Slip ( I will print and bring copies to the North Concord Bart meet up.)

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    ^^

    Hey, I grew up just down the street on mile 56.6

    Very kewl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanceoldstrong View Post
    Pete: No, jobob prepares for the apocolypse, not brevets.
    bah. wizeguys.

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    Ding.

    Just a reminder all are welcome.
    If anyone is one the fence on this one...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenRidin View Post
    ^^

    Hey, I grew up just down the street on mile 56.6

    Very kewl.

    BR
    My place of Worship is at Mile 50.5 The Lord spoke to me there!

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    Great Ride Gentlemen.

    77 miles of unbelievable weather, good riding and good conversation.

    Thanks so much for coming.
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    IT was fun - what a great day for a ride! Photos coming shortly.... (photobucket seems awfully slow right now).

    JB
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    Some photos:

    Jeez, dude, don't jump!


    train!


    Somebody has some, uh, interesting stuff in his yard!


    Tourist!


    Dan and Pete on the bridge


    Pete in action


    Mt. Tam in the background


    Mt. D near sunset


    JB
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