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    Wheres my snuggie? taxi777's Avatar
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    Nite Ride FRISCO!

    Tuesday/Thursday's in the park have become as regular as the San Mateo Nite rides. I jumped in tonight, there was a large group led by Chris (pizzaMan) Tim (BottleRocket) with "Roaring Mouse" contingent. The night was disorienting in a way that it was too much like a Summer Night...very odd feeling. Half moon with a star at the point and very warm.
    Since I had worked out this morning I decided to just play photographer. I tried laying in the middle of the track while everyone rode around me... very scary...I missed the first shot cause it freaked me out I missed the shutter. It was a fun night though.

    Henry what happened btw...you didn't show?




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    The bright star to the upper left of the moon is actually a planet: Venus.

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    I got a call from work and ended up on the phone standing on the curb near 3rd and 16th for half an hour. Sorry I should have called you to let you know I bailed. Next time for sure.
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    I'm going to have to come out there one of these nights and see just what is going on. I only live a few minutes from the Polo Fields. I have to get a good light tho.

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    Henry sorry to hear you got blocked from coming out...Work sucks!

    Carl, come out next week!

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    Freakin' barbarians! Don't call it F*****! It's San Francisco. There's a Frisco in Texas, one in Colorado, none in California. While you're at it, take those geeky kits off!
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    "May I boil in oil
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikinfool View Post
    Freakin' barbarians! Don't call it F*****! It's San Francisco. There's a Frisco in Texas, one in Colorado, none in California. While you're at it, take those geeky kits off!
    cool yer jets cowboy...it's a joke..get it? Kits are comfy and they make you look like you're going faster!

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    frisco frisco frisco frisco!!!!
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spingineer View Post
    frisco frisco bo-bisco, banana-fana-fo-fisco!!!!
    Fisced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikinfool View Post
    Freakin' barbarians! Don't call it F*****! It's San Francisco. There's a Frisco in Texas, one in Colorado, none in California. While you're at it, take those geeky kits off!
    I'm a 4th generation San Franciscan and "frisco" doesn't bother me.

    Riding without kits? I don't even want to think about how cold that would be.

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    X, it'd be "frisco frisco bo-bisco, fee fi mo-misco, frisco".

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    So would anyone be interested in wearing a helmet cam and a small camel back backpack? Not too sure how it would turn out, but in the pack pictures would be better than from the autobus or my location at the bus stop...lol

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    Are there opportunities for slower riders who can't roar like mice? Would you be able to pass me or would I just get in the way?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROJA View Post
    Are there opportunities for slower riders who can't roar like mice? Would you be able to pass me or would I just get in the way?!?!
    There's plenty or room for everyone out there for anyone who wants to come out, just be fure you have a front light and rear light/blinkie. On most nights there is a guy on a mtn bike who goes slow on the far outside of the track. We probably pass him every 2-3 laps or so and never have any problems.


    I have been doing somewhat structured workouts there on Tuesday/Thursday nights for a while. The workouts are geared toward training for road racing/criteriums, but anyone is free to join us, experienced racer or newbie. The general plan is as follows:

    Tuesday - Endurance - We show up around 6PM and wamup easy as a group until around 6:15, then we do 4 x 6 miles (9 laps) at a fast tempo (23-25 mph) with 2 lap easy recovery between. In order to make these more like a race simulation, I have been adding 1/2 lap surges on the last half lap of laps 3, 6, and 9 of each interval. Another option is to just ride a fast paceline for around an hour like we did this Tuesday. If you've never ridden in a paceline, 25 mph in a paceline is about the same effort as 20 mph on your own, and if you just want to sit in back and draft, that is fine too.

    Thursday - Sprints - We show up around 6PM and wamup easy as a group until around 6:15, then we do 10 x 1/2 lap sprint with 2 lap recovery easy. We build up speed around the turn, then go full throttle down the straightaway. According to Bottle Rocket's computer we reached a top speed of 35mph last night!

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    Looks fun! What time and for how long do these rides happen?

    edit:

    And PizzaMan has my answer, posted at the same time I did...

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxi777 View Post
    cool yer jets cowboy...it's a joke..get it? Kits are comfy and they make you look like you're going faster!
    No worries, just poking fun. Moved out a few months ago so can't say much anyways. Kits with sponsor logos are just geeky unless you're sponsored, though; I've got nothing against good materials, just those that pay to wear clothing advertising products they probably don't even use (but if you get the clothing for free, that could be a mitigating factor, but then there's the horrible color combos).
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    Racing iS my Training Pizza Man's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikinfool View Post
    No worries, just poking fun. Moved out a few months ago so can't say much anyways. Kits with sponsor logos are just geeky unless you're sponsored, though; I've got nothing against good materials, just those that pay to wear clothing advertising products they probably don't even use (but if you get the clothing for free, that could be a mitigating factor, but then there's the horrible color combos).
    I got my kit for free from a company that received about $10 Billion in the bailout, so I guess we're all paying for my kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikinfool View Post
    No worries, just poking fun. Moved out a few months ago so can't say much anyways. Kits with sponsor logos are just geeky unless you're sponsored, though; I've got nothing against good materials, just those that pay to wear clothing advertising products they probably don't even use (but if you get the clothing for free, that could be a mitigating factor, but then there's the horrible color combos).
    I personally don't wear a kit, cuz I'm not on a team or part of a club. However, I've got absolutely no problem with them. I'm guessing many of these guys get free kits, and others are part of a club where they get good discounts, and wearing the kits is part of the deal. They get high-quality kits at extremely good prices.

    You seem like a grumpy old man.

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    OT: In this radio show they interview a Morgan Stanley guy about how the financial crisis started.
    "This American Life" show from NPR. "The Global Pool of Money" episode.
    http://www.thislife.org/Radio_Episode.aspx?sched=1242

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikinfool View Post
    No worries, just poking fun. Moved out a few months ago so can't say much anyways. Kits with sponsor logos are just geeky unless you're sponsored, though; I've got nothing against good materials, just those that pay to wear clothing advertising products they probably don't even use (but if you get the clothing for free, that could be a mitigating factor, but then there's the horrible color combos).
    Most of those guys there are on teams and wear their team kits.

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    Sounds fun. Would it be okay to show up to watch? If I joined, I'd be one of the people you'd be lapping.

    I've done laps there before, and it's fun. Good workout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikinfool View Post
    No worries, just poking fun.
    Hey, You should come on down and ride with us on Tues/thurs...It's a lot of fun and everyone just puts up with me I'm like that annoying fruit fly, but with a camera!

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxi777 View Post
    Hey, You should come on down and ride with us on Tues/thurs...It's a lot of fun and everyone just puts up with me I'm like that annoying fruit fly, but with a camera!
    sooooo...uhhhh....more like a firefly... maybe Pete, you would use the helmet cam for me. I would do it, but I don't want to edit a video of a freight train of blinky lights going by me, with the audio track of me wheezing the entire time...lol

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