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Old 04-30-10, 12:04 PM
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Welcome Chowbow and Johnna.
Hope to meet you on a ride sometime.
Someone will speak up and organize a BF ride sometime!
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Old 04-30-10, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by just Johnna
Hi, I'm Johnna in the Bay Area. My kids have been serially home sick from school this week, so I found BF while stuck at home unable to go for a ride.

I bought an entry level road bike last month, to replace my hybrid stolen from the high school bike lot. I had been looking for a cruiser, or something I could take into the dirt trails, but the road bike was so fun to ride, felt like it was made to my size, it changed all my plans. I'm suddenly riding more than I ever had in my life and really having a good time.
I just love reading posts like yours, JJ. I hope you find that the more you ride, the more you love it. And I hope to see you on a BF ride sometime.
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Old 04-30-10, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by BlastRadius
Welcome Chowbow and Johnna.
Hope to meet you on a ride sometime.
Someone will speak up and organize a BF ride sometime!
sounds like you're volunteering again.
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Hello all. My name is Ben and I'm in Oakley. Just picked up my first road bike, GT Series 3. Coming from the bmx/dirt jumping end of riding but loving the road now! Already looking at upgrades for the ride. Just thought I'd come in and say "Hi"
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Hi everyone, My name is Brian, I live in Fresno. Hi there to the other Brian who also lives in Fresno! I'm 53 and ride with my son who is 19. We are training for our first century, The Cool Breeze, in August. We got our bikes about 2 years ago and rode for my son's bicycling merit badge that was a fifty miler. I laid the bike up for a while until the opportunity to train for a century came up. That was six weeks ago. I'm now riding about 90 miles a week and will be increasing that.

My wife, Tammie, and I host the Clan MacLeod tent at 8 Scottish events in Central and Southern CA every year. Mostly Tammie and my daughter this year since my son and I are riding.

I was born in Reno, NV and grew up in Sacto. and am far more familiar with NorCal than SoCal.

We are riding KHS Flite 300 bikes.
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Old 05-21-10, 03:33 PM
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Hey - Robert here.

Live in SF, work in SF, so easy 3 mile commute on my Electra Amsterdam.
Roadie at the weekends, and the occasional after work ride, which should be more common now as it's brighter.

Just upgraded from a 2002 Colnago Ovalmaster to a 2010 Colnago CX-1 - quite the difference in performance between the rides.



I typically on a Saturday and/or Sunday do Paradise Loop from my place, but want to expand some more - Only ever done the Tam ride once.
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Old 05-21-10, 04:13 PM
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That bike deserves to be outside.
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Old 05-21-10, 08:25 PM
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It has been outside now But it's so tough to take it out, as it's a beauty!

and the CX-1 is winning races, and King of the Mountain's all over!!

Got some new Tyres to put on it tonight as well, as the yellow wasn't working
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Old 06-27-10, 01:48 AM
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`hey everyone my names brian. im in castro valley. i recently just started cycling. i commute 20 miles(round) for work everyday from my house to the mall.untill i can get more money i just have my single speed se draft. i dont know when ill upgrade so i might be sticking with this for a while. its not really too bad for the hills either. i hope to do redwood rd soon and maybe crow canyon to visit some friends. i love cycling so much now. its such a great sport and i cant wait to see some of you on the road.

oh yea and whoever passed me today on my commute is a jerk. ill catch you next time single speed or not.
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`hey everyone my names brian. im in castro valley. i recently just started cycling. i commute 20 miles(round) for work everyday from my house to the mall.untill i can get more money i just have my single speed se draft. i dont know when ill upgrade so i might be sticking with this for a while. its not really too bad for the hills either. i hope to do redwood rd soon and maybe crow canyon to visit some friends. i love cycling so much now. its such a great sport and i cant wait to see some of you on the road.

oh yea and whoever passed me today on my commute is a jerk. ill catch you next time single speed or not.
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Old 06-29-10, 12:07 AM
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Old 07-15-10, 10:04 PM
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Just getting back to it, including reading BF again.

Oh yes, my name is Reed and, although I live in SF, I ride my Lemond Alpe d'Huez from Sneath over to Canada Rd and beyond. Was riding a lot until about 8 months ago and fell out of the habit while trying to get a new business up and running. Just took a couple of rides this week and the old love is back.

One thing is a little different though - I'd like to ride with other people at some point. Cycling has been an almost exclusively private affair for me, but I find myself looking for some company now. My wife would prefer it were another guy (!), but I'd be happy with anyone who cared to show up for a ride once in awhile.

Mornings are best for me, generally, although I can adjust my schedule most days. I like to get out early and have that great post-ride feeling inspire my day.

I'll be looking out for any BF rides as well.

Cheers all!
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Hi! I'm "Golfster" from Pleasanton, CA. I started riding again in May and at that time purchased my first road bike. I'm 49 and I'm enjoying the ride!
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Old 07-16-10, 10:57 AM
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I got into road cycling while living in Munich, Germany. Bought my first pair of Spandex and a sweet jersey (Sierra Nevada Brewing, of all things, in the beer capital of the world! At least it was cheap).

My first road bike was a Felt F60. Best use of student loan money ever. Rode a lot, nothing structured, just a lot.

Did AIDS/Lifecycle in 2009, as a motivator to get back on the bike after a couple years off. Did AIDS/Lifecycle again in 2010, and also started racing. Finished my first Death Ride last weekend.

Earlier this year I upgraded and replaced all my entry-level gear. Went for the PowerTap, too. Here's my baby, when she was brand new.

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Old 07-16-10, 11:13 AM
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Looks familiar!!

Great picture and great bike choice!
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Old 07-29-10, 04:42 AM
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Shawn here from Fresno. I was in the Bay area till last year when my wife transfered to FSU... So now I'm STILL stuck in CA AND in the heat... Oh well. I'm mostly into touring. While I haven't done any "real" tours I ride long and slow with all my gear, done it all my life haha... Now I'm actually learning how to do it for real as my wife and I are going to Hawaii and touring one of the islands, no clue yet what one We both ride Trek's, mine is a 7100 and hers is a 7300. Nothing great but we like them so far

When it cools down I plan on riding up to my folks place above Raymond, an hour by car so I'm planning on a good portion of the day getting there, plus the up hills may be a bugger

Well till next post, I'll be around
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Hi, I'm paul and I'm new here.

Is there a general purpose 'for sale/trade' thread anywhere?
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Helllo All,
My name is Ryan, im 22 living in the small town of Morgan Hill. I started mountain biking about a year ago and a couple of months ago i fixed up the Miyata 912 (1988) that was sitting in my garage and not i cant stop riding it! haha. If anyone is around the area lets go for a ride! I am also willing to drive places
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Old 08-18-10, 06:34 PM
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Hey guys:

New to the forum. I am a roadie. We ride on weekends, Tuesdays and Thursdays (9:30 am) lvg from the GG Bridge so if anyone wants to ride on weekdays, let me know. We r riding tomorrow starting at 9:30 am. Our weekday rides are typically 30-40 miles and weekend rides can be between 50-80 miles. We usually go North but we also ride in the south bay from time to time. Last weekend we did a ride from San Bruno (San Andreas Trail-Sawyer Camp Trail) along Crystal Springs to Woodside, up OLH, and screamed down Skyline to 92 and Canada going 50 mph (what a blast!) ~60 miles round trip with a fair bit of climbing.

I have been riding 6 months. Pace moderate.

Rides planned:

Levi Leipheimer Gran Fondo (65 miles) - october
Tour De Tahoe - Bike Blue (72 miles) - september

Goal is to do a century within 12 months so I can do the Marin Century and Audi Best Buddies Challenge.

My bike is a Trek Madone - Blue/White.

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Old 08-18-10, 06:58 PM
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My bike

Oh btw, here is my bike
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Old 08-18-10, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by ngehani
We r riding tomorrow starting at 9:30 am. Our weekday rides are typically 30-40 miles and weekend rides can be between 50-80 miles.
Where are you planning on riding tomorrow?
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Ride today at 9:30 AM GGB.

Originally Posted by Tim Aiken
Where are you planning on riding tomorrow?
We will meet at GGB at 9:30 Am and ride to either four corners or to San Anselmo.

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Old 08-20-10, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by poopenfuhrer
Hi, I'm paul and I'm new here.

Is there a general purpose 'for sale/trade' thread anywhere?
Hey Paul, in the NorCal section there's a pay it forward thread, but that's just for free stuff. If you go to the top level of bikeforums though, you'll see a for sale forum, anyone can browse but you need a membership to post anything there. You can still PM sellers though. I think there's also a sub forum of the Road forum that does a similar job.
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Old 08-23-10, 02:03 PM
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RIDE Tomorrow 8/24 -- Meet at SF GGB at 9:30 AM. It is going to be a fantastic day tomorrow. It is going to be warm and should make for a great day to be out riding.

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Old 08-27-10, 12:27 AM
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Hey everyone, I'm James. I live in Lafayette, and I bought my first road bike last summer when I went off to college, and realized that I really enjoy not only riding but tinkering as well. I recently upgraded to a Trek 1.5, and am looking to join the cycling team up at Davis in the fall and start racing. I'll be here for the next month or so, and am looking for any good group rides around here so I can get miles under my belt. I am also currently recruiting for the position of "Rider much faster than me who will kick my ass and force me to get better," so if flying ahead of a 19y/o is your cup of tea, give me a ring!
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