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    RacingBear UmneyDurak's Avatar
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    The Junction (Restaurant on Mines Rd) closing

    Just read in another two wheel forum I frequent that the restaurant on mines rd is closing. Just FYI if anyone is planning to use it for water stops.
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
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    What a Bummer. I really enjoyed that place. Just getting a bite or a splash of something helped.
    I wonder what all the bikers are going to do?

    Water can be found at the CDF station just north of the Cafe.

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    That kills me...I have a ranch just down the road. We ate many meals there....I hope there are plans for another eatery.

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    wow that sucks...i've stopped by there several times for burgers when going through the twisties =/

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    Quote Originally Posted by acastell View Post
    That kills me...I have a ranch just down the road. We ate many meals there....I hope there are plans for another eatery.
    Sounds like a business opportunity for summer weekends....
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
    Sounds like a business opportunity for summer weekends....
    Yeah - and if you happen to have wild pigs running around, I possess the technology to turn them into BBQ.
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    What? No!

    Good reason to upgrade to 3 water bottles on Hamilton backside rides.

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    Bummer. Say it ain't so.

    There's no mention of it on their website, and there were no signs or anything indicating it's closing when I rode out there last weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shatdow View Post
    What? No!

    Good reason to upgrade to 3 water bottles on Hamilton backside rides.
    In addition to the CamelBak.

    That's a real shame. I join in hoping some other person takes it over.

    It's been a while since I was up Mines Road (I grew up at the base of the hill), but last I saw the Branding Iron/14 Mile House had also gone the way of the Mohicans, whoich would mean nowhere to get water between Livermore and either Raines Park of the way to Patterson or Mt. Hamilton, and no place to get any other supplies until PAtterson or San Jose. Very unfortunate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
    Yeah - and if you happen to have wild pigs running around, I possess the technology to turn them into BBQ.
    Yeah, if it was good enough for Jerry . . . .

    Sorry, inside joke. Get John to tell you the story sometime.
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    Its a tragedy to lose such a helpful establishment, I have never ate there or rode on mines rd.
    For those who have ridden mines rd. How hard of a ride is it? If you begin near Tesla its around 2500ft+ of climbing correct? How hard are the ascent.
    I know it depends on alot of variables, but I just want to know what to expect if I head out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diegomayra View Post
    For those who have ridden mines rd. How hard of a ride is it?
    Depends on how fast you go and how much you like climbing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Diegomayra View Post

    If you begin near Tesla its around 2500ft+ of climbing correct?
    Not if you're going to the top of Mt Hamilton. That's quite a bit more.

    Quote Originally Posted by Diegomayra View Post
    How hard are the ascent.
    Not too bad. The last part up to the top of Mt Hamilton is kind of steep, and it can get pretty hot there in the summer. I've seen temps of 109.

    Quote Originally Posted by Diegomayra View Post
    I know it depends on alot of variables, but I just want to know what to expect if I head out there.
    When I lived in Livermore, Mines was one of my favorite rides. Now that I live on the other side, I do the east side of Mt Ham often, after I ride up the west side.

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    Well someone mentioned in another forum that they found some to take over. So it seems like it will re-open soon.
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
    Stay calm and bring a towel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
    Well someone mentioned in another forum that they found some to take over. So it seems like it will re-open soon.
    what's your username on barf?

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    Quote Originally Posted by reidconti View Post
    what's your username on barf?
    my question also. i figured that was the other two wheeled forum you were mentioning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
    Well someone mentioned in another forum that they found some to take over. So it seems like it will re-open soon.
    Apparently the new owner is a Flanders fan!



    And a separatist at that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reidconti View Post
    what's your username on barf?
    My apologies, but I cannot answer that question. It would be considered OT, and violate personal rules of out self elected NorCal BF police Ygduf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
    Apparently the new owner is a Flanders fan!



    And a separatist at that.
    As long as food is good, I am kool it's all good in the hood.
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
    Stay calm and bring a towel.

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