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    Poaching SD Bike the Bay?

    I'm looking for info/experiences on how difficult it is to get across the Coronado Bridge without a bib during the Bike the Bay event in San Diego. Any and all help is appreciated.

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    Ditto. I can't imagine they're going to be able to control us all, since the event is sold out.
    I'm planning on bringing a few event numbers from previous events and bringing the one with the matchingest color. (Keeping it in my jersey pocket and whipping it out if I get challenged.)
    Bringing my own food & water though. Good luck to us!

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    Glad I won't be alone. See ya there!

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    Isn't Bike the Bay the biggest fundraiser of the year for the SDCBC, the people that lobby for more and better cycling infrastructure?

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    No idea. I'd've registered if I'd known about the event.
    Good thing registration sold out and they maximized their revenue for the event, and that I'm carrying my own food & water.

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    lots of people pirate organized events, my feeling is if you dont pay the entry, ride elsewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJClay View Post
    lots of people pirate organized events, my feeling is if you dont pay the entry, ride elsewhere.
    I've accidentally ridden into events before.. even gotten yelled at a bit.. don't waste their resources is my thing if your not registered.

    Oh and if you throw a ride on my route, stfu about me riding on my road. .
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    I've accidentally ridden into events before.. even gotten yelled at a bit.. don't waste their resources is my thing if your not registered.

    Oh and if you throw a ride on my route, stfu about me riding on my road. .
    Only problem is, this is the ONLY opportunity to ride bicycles on the Coronado Bridge. It's an argument both against and for banditting this sold-out event. Turns out Lauretta can't make it, so I might not bother after all. But I don't fault anyone who does. Mightn't hurt to donate to SDCBC.

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    Colored wrist bands are given out at check-in, and are not part of the pre-reg package. I did it last year, and there was a sizable crew, including law enforcement, checking them 100% at the bridge entrance ramp. I suspect that anyone blowing through will get similar treatment to people who blow through toll booths.

    Good luck, but I wouldn't try it.
    As much as you paid for that Beemer [Mercedies, Audi, Escalade], I'm surprised it didn't come equipped with turn signals.

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    Huh, thanks for the info, CC. Guess I won't be throwing away anymore colored wrist bands from my events either.

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    The wristband color is blue FYI

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    Figures. I just threw out my blue ATOC (break away from cancer) band.


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    I'm planning on wearing a blue rubberband around my wrist, and blowing through the bridge entrance at 35 mph!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJKnight View Post
    I'm planning on wearing a blue rubberband around my wrist, and blowing through the bridge entrance at 35 mph!
    okay eddy...you blow through that uphill westbound bridge on-ramp at 35mph. let us know how it works out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
    okay eddy...you blow through that uphill westbound bridge on-ramp at 35mph. let us know how it works out...
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    lol. Thats awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
    okay eddy...you blow through that uphill westbound bridge on-ramp at 35mph. let us know how it works out...
    The check point is well staffed, about ten feet wide, and the grade is 7%. Good luck hitting 35 up that hill, and in that traffic, which will still be fairly thick by that point. If the shade of blue isn't just right, or the width of the band is off, the odds of your making it onto the bridge are slim.

    Also, last year, I helped pay for that fine infrastructure you will be doing the balance of the ride on. If you do make it, enjoy it - freeloader. I sent the organizers a link to this thread, so they'll be vigilant.
    Last edited by CommuteCommando; 08-24-12 at 06:59 PM.
    As much as you paid for that Beemer [Mercedies, Audi, Escalade], I'm surprised it didn't come equipped with turn signals.

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    I did not register because 50 bucks is a bit high for a 25 mile ride. That is two bucks a mile and while it would be really cool to ride the bridge I could not justify the cost for such a short ride The website says "Due to overwhelming demand, we have currently filled our event with registration. Registrations may become available for walk up at packet pick up on 8/25"

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuteCommando View Post
    The check point is well staffed, about ten feet wide, and the grade is 7%. Good luck hitting 35 up that hill, and in that traffic, which will still be fairly thick by that point. If the shade of blue isn't just right, or the width of the band is off, the odds of your making it onto the bridge are slim.

    Also, last year, I helped pay for that fine infrastructure you will be doing the balance of the ride on. If you do make it, enjoy it - freeloader. I sent the organizers a link to this thread, so they'll be vigilant.
    Let's go ahead and turn our sarcasm detectors up a few notches before we get all pissy, shall we?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuteCommando View Post
    The check point is well staffed, about ten feet wide, and the grade is 7%. Good luck hitting 35 up that hill, and in that traffic, which will still be fairly thick by that point. If the shade of blue isn't just right, or the width of the band is off, the odds of your making it onto the bridge are slim.

    Also, last year, I helped pay for that fine infrastructure you will be doing the balance of the ride on. If you do make it, enjoy it - freeloader. I sent the organizers a link to this thread, so they'll be vigilant.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuteCommando View Post
    I sent the organizers a link to this thread, so they'll be vigilant.
    Screw you, organizers! I'm banditing this ride, and you can't stop me! Free streeeeeets!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuteCommando View Post
    I sent the organizers a link to this thread, so they'll be vigilant.
    Probably the most CS thing I've ever seen on this forum.

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    Did you do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GP View Post
    Did you do it?
    Nope. Lauretta couldn't make it down.
    How was Pendleton?
    Good turn-out at GMR--probably about 30 OC Rebels, and the weather wasn't too hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calamarichris View Post
    Probably the most CS thing I've ever seen on this forum.
    Yes it was, I admit it. Freeloading on something that so many paid for willingly is pretty CS too.

    BTW. It was also BS. I didn't have to. They are always ready for it.
    As much as you paid for that Beemer [Mercedies, Audi, Escalade], I'm surprised it didn't come equipped with turn signals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuteCommando View Post
    Yes it was, I admit it. Freeloading on something that so many paid for willingly is pretty CS too.

    BTW. It was also BS. I didn't have to. They are always ready for it.
    Just replying-with-quote in the event CommuteCommando decides to change it after he cools down.

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