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Old 03-01-07, 01:14 PM   #1
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Gator Ride, any takers?

Curious if anybody else riding this Saturday? If so, which length. As of today. the weather forcast is for a sunny day, highs in the mid to upper 60's, and a North wind at about 14. Woohoo a tail wind for the Fred Hartman Bridge

Anybody want to meet up after for some lunch?
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I'll be there for the 7:30 start for 62 miles.
If I can just get over that first hill......

I'll be on an Allez in red and white Specialized jersey.

Supposed to be music and food after the ride I believe.
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I'll be there for the 7:30 start for 62 miles.
If I can just get over that first hill......

I'll be on an Allez in red and white Specialized jersey.

Supposed to be music and food after the ride I believe.
I forgot to mention that I was doing the 62 miler too. I'm planning on wearing my Spider-Man jersey. I'll probably be hanging with the guys at teh Bay Area Schwinn Tent til the start.

Yes they have music and hot dogs at the finish. My body didn't agree too well with the chili. Neither did my wife I was thinking heading down to T-Bone Tom's for some Armadillo Eggs for a post ride reward.
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I forgot to mention that I was doing the 62 miler too. I'm planning on wearing my Spider-Man jersey. I'll probably be hanging with the guys at the Bay Area Schwinn Tent til the start.
This will be my first Gator Ride (in fact my first group ride of any type).
What time will the Tents be set up?
What time should I get there?
I'll probably see you at the Bay Area Schwinn Tent.

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This will be my first Gator Ride (in fact my first group ride of any type).
What time will the Tents be set up?
What time should I get there?
I'll probably see you at the Bay Area Schwinn Tent.

Regards, Jerry Sullivan
Don't sweat this being your first rodeo. My first group ride was also the Gator Ride, 6 years ago. Not many "group rides" to be had mountain biking.

Just got off the phone with the guys at Bay Area. Tents are going to be going up around 6 am. Typically the lbs tent get put near the start line.

Given how things went with parking last year, I'd suggest getting there at least by 6:45. Gives you about a 45 minute cushion to get parked, unloaded, and double check yourself and the bike. As you can see from the Parking map pdf, there are different lots to use for parking. Took me about 15 minutes of waiting in line to find a parking spot last year.
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Given how things went with parking last year, I'd suggest getting there at least by 6:45. Gives you about a 45 minute cushion to get parked, unloaded, and double check yourself and the bike. As you can see from the Parking map pdf, there are different lots to use for parking. Took me about 15 minutes of waiting in line to find a parking spot last year.

Thanks for that information.
Hope to see you there.
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