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Old 01-27-06, 01:29 AM   #1
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Friday night Montanovelo ride

Hey y'all East-Bay/SFers,
What's up with the fixed ride I hear about convening at Montanovelo in Oakland on friday nights? I forget what time it's supposed to start, anyone go to this/thinking about going tomorrow night? I'm definitely down to ride if the weather holds up. Any interest?
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Old 01-27-06, 01:40 AM   #2
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around 7pm or after the shop closes and everyone gets there. i'll be there.
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Old 01-27-06, 10:55 AM   #3
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Kendall! tell everyone i said hello and that i miss them. Tell Jason i didn't see him last weekend because i made a last minute trip out to Chicago. And pet chip for me!
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Old 01-27-06, 01:26 PM   #4
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I ran into warren last night and he assured me that they were riding tonight. Meet at the shop around 7, ride out at 7:30.
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i'll be heading up there in a few, yep riding tonight regardless, wish more sf folks would come over i love this ride...

tip- i thought it would be the other way around for that weekend, i backed out of SoCal at the last second and in the end the deal fell through but i caught a major problem that could of set me back weeks so you know...
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Old 01-27-06, 04:31 PM   #6
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I miss those rides, but alas work keeps my bike running. Maybe next Friday.
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Old 02-08-06, 11:39 PM   #7
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Hey,
Just bumping this thread to remind all of you to come check out this ride. I've done it the past 2 fridays and am excited for the next one.
I know how a lot of you SF kids like to hang out in parking lots and stuff and not really ride anywhere but this ride kicks ass.
It's about a 26 mile round trip from Oakland to Richmond and back, riding mostly along the bay trail, with 2 stops to drink and a raging, twisty race to the far point of the Richmond marina. On top of that you get to hang out at montanovelo, the best bike shop I've found in the bay area, and end up at Lane-Splitters for pizza and beer.
I know the east bay can seem like a really distant place at times, but it's only like, 4 BART stops form embarcadero to macarthur station, then a 1 mile ride to the shop:
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=14313
Folks generally meet up at 7PM and leave by 730
hope to see you there, the more the merrier.
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Hey,
I've done it the past 2 fridays and am excited for the next one.
ok so i've faked, well actually i wanted to ride last friday but i rode down to palo alto instead, got back in time but was wiped out.

i'm there friday though-
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im gonna try for this. need to head out to the eastbay anyway. yay for a change of scenery!
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I'm upset that I'll be missing this ride for the second week in a row...but next week I promise...I'll even bring a bottle of bourbon to share.
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I been wanting to do this ride for some time... I'll be at a "strategy meeting" tomorrow though. What I've heard, the ride sometimes go down Hollis in Emeryville. Right past the new bar opened by DJ Kitty of KALX called... you guessed it, Kitty's! I would like to see this place taken over with bikes (it has a back yard!) It could be like Zeitgeist east, but with some class.
O.K... there could never be another Zeitgeist, but still bikes, bars, and backyards.
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i'm in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and then its to san jose on saturday
i actually ride my bike for more then 10 blocks at a time these days .
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^^^

don't be scarred, come on out and play tonight...going to be a beautiful moonrise tonight-
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Old 02-10-06, 02:10 PM   #14
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Anyone wanna get some grub beforehand? Gonna try to get into Oak around 5 and do a little work on my bike, i'll have some time to kill.

edit: oop just got garrets email. sushi it is

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Gonna try to make it tonight. Like life no guarantees tho.
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That was fun. 22 people!
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That was fun. 22 people!
nice meeting you last night, sorry i wasn't too talkative, but i was a tad on the tired side- next week no long rides prior...
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weather today was close to perfect. friday is supposed to be the same. why waste it on a CM when you can ride...ride...ride...
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I'm going to try my best to make it with the new bike...I'm on the road from 8 til 6, though, so I'll have to see if I've got the juice for it.
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weird. I googled for bay trail oakland gmaps pedometer, hoping to find a mapped route to send to a friend, and instead I find a two year old thread with a bunch of people I know in it.

I don't know if they're even still doing the friday night ride.
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Old 10-26-08, 09:32 PM   #21
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woah. this brings me back.
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Old 10-26-08, 09:35 PM   #22
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******** love Montano Velo. The guys there are so rad.
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Whereand when are the rides in SF and Oakland now?
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