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    New to California, looking for people to ride with!

    Hey everyone, I am 23 y/o and I just moved out to sunny California from Ohio a few months ago! I have been riding as much as possible lately (Calavares Rd., and around San Ramon/Danville). I would love to find some people to ride with. I usually do about 50 miles throughout the week and ~30+ mile rides on the Saturdays/Sundays. I am willing to drive and meet up around the East Bay area for weekend rides. Looking forward to meeting some new riding partners! Cheers!

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    Welcome! Where in Ohio are you from?

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    Welcome to the neighborhood!
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    I probably do the same number of miles as you and am in the East Bay. San Leandro.

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    I'm in Livermore, but my ex. and kids are in San Ramon. Don't know what your weekday schedule is like, but tomorrow I'm doing a slow ride up Diablo from the S. Gate with a couple of friends - you're welcome to join us. We're meeting at the Draeger's parking lot (corner of Tassajara and Blackhawk/Crow Canyon) around 9. I ride all around the area a lot - right now my weekends are taken up by coaching a team in training ride group, but after July 9 I'll be looking for rides on the weekends.

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    thanks! I grew up around Cleveland, and lived in went to school at Ohio State, so lived in Columbus for awhile.

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    ok cool...thats pretty close right? (san leandro/san ramon)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jordan88o View Post
    I grew up around Cleveland...
    I'm sorry.

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    Ok nice, that could be good. I usually work 9-5 but actually don't have to be into work tomorrow until around 1. so that could possibly work for me as long as were done around 1230ish? thanks for the invite! And ya it sounds like your weekends are pretty busy, but maybe we could organize a weekend ride after July 7th. Thanks again.

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    yes. Cleveland....let's just say its nice to be out here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jordan88o View Post
    Ok nice, that could be good. I usually work 9-5 but actually don't have to be into work tomorrow until around 1. so that could possibly work for me as long as were done around 1230ish? thanks for the invite! And ya it sounds like your weekends are pretty busy, but maybe we could organize a weekend ride after July 7th. Thanks again.

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    Hi, Jordan - looks like it might rain, but I need the saddle time so I'm riding unless it's torrential. For now it looks like we're meeting up at 9:00 - check this thread in the morning - I'll post again if that changes.

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    I think a few of us are doing a bike ride that starts in San Ramon on the 30th, this Saturday. Check out the thread called "DMD" something or whatever.

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    JB, thanks and I will check in the morning. Weather is supposed to be great for rest of the week (all except Monday, of course!) so I don't know what your schedule is like for the remainder of the week if rain happens tomorrow. Hopefully it will be ok though!

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    I'm doing the Grizzly Peak Century on Sunday, but I'll be riding plenty this week. I'm treating that as a training ride to see how I'm progressing, so I'm not going to taper for it. Not sure what my schedule will be like for the rest of the week, though, so it's a bit tough to commit right now.

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    @ JB, it won't let me reply to your message because I don't have enough posts yet? But thanks for the heads up about today and you'll have to let me know if you end up rescheduling for tomorrow! Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jordan88o View Post
    yes. Cleveland....let's just say its nice to be out here!
    I used to hear jokes about Cleveland, but paid no attention.
    Then just after graduating college, I got a job interview at the Cleveland Clinic.
    Cool!
    Then I drove there for the interview.
    Well, the clinic was OK, but everything around it: Ugh!
    Wasn't sorry not to get that job.

    It was pretty much the same story when I interviewed at the U of Chicago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
    I used to hear jokes about Cleveland, but paid no attention.
    yes the city is not doing so hot...i actually grew up in the suburbs around cleveland though. but i recently heard a new name for cleveland: "the mistake on the lake" ha
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    Welcome, I moved out here after finishing college near Cleveland. I miss the summer storms in Ohio, but not much else...
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    Quote Originally Posted by alxndr View Post
    I miss the summer storms in Ohio, but not much else...
    I just recently learned that it doesn't rain/storm here in the summer! That is going to be weird for me...a summer storm is nice every now and again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jordan88o View Post
    I just recently learned that it doesn't rain/storm here in the summer! That is going to be weird for me...a summer storm is nice every now and again.
    Being a native Californian, it's seems weird to me when I go other places and it rains in the middle of the summer A few summers ago I was in Idaho and it was like 90 degrees during the day and then it hailed in the middle of the night. WTF
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    Quote Originally Posted by frantik View Post
    Being a native Californian, it's seems weird to me when I go other places and it rains in the middle of the summer A few summers ago I was in Idaho and it was like 90 degrees during the day and then it hailed in the middle of the night. WTF
    Ya if youre not liking the weather in midwest especially...just wait an hour and it can drastically change. now worries with that out here though!

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    Also check out the local meetups: http://www.meetup.com/BayAreaCycling/
    You need to register but it's free and there's a number of riders in the east bay too.

    cheers -John

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    Quote Originally Posted by luludog View Post
    Also check out the local meetups: http://www.meetup.com/BayAreaCycling/
    You need to register but it's free and there's a number of riders in the east bay too.

    cheers -John
    great, thanks a lot John. i've heard good things about the site.

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    You might also like to leave the spandex at home, free your head and check out the Bike Party rides below.

    http://eastbaybikeparty.com/

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