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Old 11-22-13, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by caloso
Resisting the siren songs of the River Ride and the Wheelworks Ride in order to do a long slow ride in proper winter fashion.
Are you planning to partake in the River Ride World Championship next Sat?
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Originally Posted by cmh
I think I'll be staying close to Ocean Beach, but I'm not quite sure.
BTW, on rare occasions the sun comes out there and the locals tend to panic. Stay calm and assure them that's it's not an Al Queda attack.

If you want some local flavor/history ride up Quintera street to 23rd avenue. Then turn around and imagine driving a 1972 Chevy Kingswood Estate station wagon down those hills at 60 MPH.
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Originally Posted by Racer Ex
BTW, on rare occasions the sun comes out there and the locals tend to panic. Stay calm and assure them that's it's not an Al Queda attack.

If you want some local flavor/history ride up Quintera street to 23rd avenue. Then turn around and imagine driving a 1972 Chevy Kingswood Estate station wagon down those hills at 60 MPH.
Thanks for the tips REx. I'll probably just bring my road bike since space will be limited and the GF's family will be the focus of my time.

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Originally Posted by furiousferret
I'll be up there next week as well in Pacifica. I'm probably going to ride up Skyline into the city or up Mt San Bruno.
Thanks - San Bruno looks interesting. How do you get over there from the Ocean Beach area?

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Originally Posted by cmh
Thanks for the tips REx. I'll probably just bring my road bike since space will be limited and the GF's family will be the focus of my time.

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Originally Posted by hack
Are you planning to partake in the River Ride World Championship next Sat?
Possibly. I would just sit in. I haven't been on a River Ride since August, so I wouldn't be in any shape to drive the train.
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Originally Posted by cmh
Norcal folks -

I'll be spending most of Thanksgiving weekend in SF, and I'll have my bike (and some access to a car). I think I'll be staying close to Ocean Beach, but I'm not quite sure. Any recommendations on where to ride? I hope to get out for a couple rides of 2 - 3 hours each some time Thursday through Saturday. Where is the place to go from there? Over the Golden Gate and into Marin?

Thanks for the help.
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Mt. San Bruno route (+Twin Peaks)
Headlands loop (with the stuff Ex suggested)
Or if you want something a bit more substantial: 4 corners + Muir + Hwy1
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Originally Posted by wktmeow
Might do the HOP medium in Danville again tomorrow, unless teammates have something else planned. Anyone here do that ride?
i'm out there once/twice a month on average on a white CAAD10/blue BBC kit.
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Originally Posted by cmh
Norcal folks -

I'll be spending most of Thanksgiving weekend in SF, and I'll have my bike (and some access to a car). I think I'll be staying close to Ocean Beach, but I'm not quite sure. Any recommendations on where to ride? I hope to get out for a couple rides of 2 - 3 hours each some time Thursday through Saturday. Where is the place to go from there? Over the Golden Gate and into Marin?

Thanks for the help.
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if you mean 2-3hrs on the bike but can tag on a little more travel time, consider riding to Daly City or Balboa Park BART and take the Pittsburg/Baypoint train to Pleasant hill BART and go climb Mt Diablo. From BART to the summit and back will likely be a little over 2hrs (unless you're an uber climber) - hour to hour 20 climb to summit. 30mins descent. Add in noodling time at the top to take in the views and 15mins to and 15mins from the park gate. Can send a route if you're interested.
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Mount Ham on thanksgiving morning. It's tradition.
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Mount Ham on thanksgiving morning. It's tradition.
Was thinking of some south bay stuff but figured it'd need the car. Lots of options open up if the OP has access to a car.
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Originally Posted by Beaker
i'm out there once/twice a month on average on a white CAAD10/blue BBC kit.
Think I saw your bike at Peet's if you were out yesterday.

I'm on the gulf orange/blue caad10 in the red/black/white Fremont kit

I'll be sure to say hello next time
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Originally Posted by wktmeow
Think I saw your bike at Peet's if you were out yesterday.

I'm on the gulf orange/blue caad10 in the red/black/white Fremont kit

I'll be sure to say hello next time
yeah, that was me. I remember your bike too (funnily enough) - should be easy enough to locate one another ;-)
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Anyone know of a Thanksgiving and/or black Friday ride in the peninsula?
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I think lots of folks are doing Mt Hamilton tomorrow, but I guess that's not technically the Peninsula..

I'm thinking of riding over there but that may be a bit much too early in the day to be fun.

Doing Spectrum again on Saturday?
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Low Key on Thursday at Hamilton. Will do a few hours Friday morning from Redwood City. Maybe Spectrum again saturday (no other place to use aero helmet!), and a-ride Sunday.
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Sacto folks: Thanksgiving ride to Rancho Murrieta. Leaves from the Bella Bru parking lot 8am sharp. About 50 miles round trip, socializing pace.
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I don't know if I want to do a timed climb tomorrow - still recovering from being a bit sick. Maybe I'll ride with the meetup group - not too fast paced.
Friday - ??? Maybe long slow solo ride
I'll probably do Spectrum on Saturday.

Want to get up to SF and do roasters one of these weeks.
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Didn't want to hijack another thread too much, but mattm post got me thinking. Do Early birds crits in CAT4 count towards upgrade if you get points? I know they used to cat toward ten mas starts for 5s, but then I heard it changed.
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Mount Hamilton for me.
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Originally Posted by caloso
Sacto folks: Thanksgiving ride to Rancho Murrieta. Leaves from the Bella Bru parking lot 8am sharp. About 50 miles round trip, socializing pace.
I am tempted to join in on this one but would probably join along the way.
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Originally Posted by UmneyDurak
Didn't want to hijack another thread too much, but mattm post got me thinking. Do Early birds crits in CAT4 count towards upgrade if you get points? I know they used to cat toward ten mas starts for 5s, but then I heard it changed.
Do they not count for 5 → 4 upgrade?
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Originally Posted by Hermes
Mount Hamilton for me.
Low Key?

Did my recovery ride today. Around 20 miles in 78 minutes. Was thinking well, tomorrow will be shorter by 2.5x the effort. :/
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Yes, LKHC.
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Do they not count for 5 → 4 upgrade?
I'm pretty sure they count for everything except 2->1 upgrades. At least I thought so.

And for cat 5's I think you get bonus points/starts for doing the clinics too.
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