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Old 08-09-05, 03:09 PM   #1
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i may be breaking a *cardinal rule* of posting here; i am not sure if this is only for advice or discussion or what have you...in any case, i'm a newbie rider in oakland (three weeks) and i'm looking for people to ride with and work on my bike with...girls would be super since i am one, too, but it don't much matter...i know about critical mass which i may go to...and i know there are some more advanced rides going on in my parts...but i'm lookin' more low-key right now...learning, falling, crumbling to the ground from severe knee pain after a good ride...any advice?

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Old 08-09-05, 03:17 PM   #2
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Terror_in_pink sounds like the obvious answer, she's a girl, and she likes to work on her bike and she's in Oakland, but I don't know if she's looking for riding partners. Maybe if you expressed an interest in beating up thieving bums with her.


Otherwise, you're more than welcome to come riding with us in SF. We usually ride around on Saturdays, but there's rarely any girls in our group.
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Old 08-09-05, 03:18 PM   #3
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yeah, come to san francisco
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Old 08-09-05, 05:53 PM   #4
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beating up bums and theives is not a problem at all. nor is any level of debauchery

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Perfect! Then the city of San Francisco and the greater Bay Area welcomes you and your bicycle.
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montano velo has a pretty low-key fixie ride on fridays at 7. piedmont ave around 4500 block.
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montano velo has a pretty low-key fixie ride on fridays at 7. piedmont ave around 4500 block.

from what i hear last friday was a sprint fest.
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sparkle, i'm in Oakland, sure we've seen eachother, i have a red bike and red wheels. I ride up and down Telegraph everyday and frequent the finest dive bars and warehouse shows. Say hi or PM if you want to ride.
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from what i hear last friday was a sprint fest.
well, actually, it's way too fast for me, but I figured I was in the minority, since i ride like your grandma.
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well, actually, it's way too fast for me, but I figured I was in the minority, since i ride like your grandma.
My grandma's faster than I am.
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well, actually, it's way too fast for me, but I figured I was in the minority, since i ride like your grandma.

it is pretty fast! i can hack it if they don't sprint, eventhough i'm pushing myself the whole way, but once those guys start sprinting is when i drop out and say "**** that" those boys are all pretty damn fast and they're all pretty damn rad too. Props to the Montano Crew, you guys own. Represent Oakland at the alleycat this Friday. i'll be dropping in the following week.
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no dis intended toward Montano Velo. I love that place. it's the only bike store around here that seems to encourage hanging out. I'm proud to call it my local.

also no dis intended toward jim-bob's grandma.
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Old 08-09-05, 10:57 PM   #13
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where do you sf guys meet up at on saturdays to ride?
im usually out riding around by myself, would love to meet up with some others
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I dunno. It varies pretty heavily, but usually ends in a place where there is beer...
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Props to the Montano Crew, you guys own. Represent Oakland at the alleycat this Friday. i'll be dropping in the following week.
alleycat friday?

do tell....

but i'll be hitting up the friday nite ride this week unless the alleycat sound good...doesn't matter the sound if its in oakland....i'm in....
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alleycat friday?

do tell....

but i'll be hitting up the friday nite ride this week unless the alleycat sound good...doesn't matter the sound if its in oakland....i'm in....
QUAKE CITY RUMBLE! THE PARTY IS FRIDAY NIGHT, THE RACE IS IN SEPT.

http://www.ahalenia.com/sfbma/events.html

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im usually out riding around by myself, would love to meet up with some others
PM me your number and I'll give you a call on saturday. Usually we hit the skate spot in GG park just off 8th and fulton, but sometimes, if it's just us downtown people we'll meet at one of our houses and pick people up along the route to where ever it is we might be headed for the moment. PM is your best bet....


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QUAKE CITY RUMBLE! THE PARTY IS FRIDAY NIGHT THE RACE IS SUNDAY... I THINK???
The flyer I got at the 1 post checkpoint from Fergus' race last weekend says: Friday 8/12/05 at Annie's 15 Boardman Place Race reg starts @ 7:30pm Party starts @ 8

But the QCR website says differently about the registration. And the color flyer I got says to just be at Alamo Square at noon on saturday sept 3rd...

The QCR website: http://www.ahalenia.com/qcr/index.html

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i want to stop being a loner and ride with you guys one saturday too. i'm sure i've seen ou all, i'm on an orange and blue merckx. i'll send you a pm!
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thanks judah, just PM'ed you

theres an alleycat/booze race and bbq thing going on Saturday in Potrero... im thinking of cruising over to hang out and watch.. and ride around before and after it

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Old 08-10-05, 05:32 PM   #20
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terror_in_pink, still don't know what "PM" means...but 'hi!' i'd love to ride
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pm means 'private message', click on tip's name and you should get a little box w/ links in it, one of which will let you send her a message.

if you have a pm, you'll see a notification in the top-right part of your screen.
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Old 08-10-05, 05:39 PM   #22
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sparkle, to send someone a PM, or "private message", click on their name in a thread like this. You will get a little menu, choose "Send private message to ___"

That will send them something like an email, but they will know they have a message by what appears at the top right corner of any page on this site. Up in the right corner, it says

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Only, those numbers will be different, and you just click on "Private Messages" to read them.
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