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Old 08-11-08, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by nachomc View Post
Bump for this weekend. I'm doing the 100 mile ride - should I start right at 6, or is 7 OK? Also, what's the parking situation like there? Is it a nightmare?
I started at 6AM last year because I wanted to avoid the heat as much as possible. Parking was a breeze at that hour, but there weren't a whole lot of riders on the road yet. If you start later, you are likelier to get the benefit of monster pacelines as you go up Silverado Trail. But parking won't be quite as easy.
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Old 08-11-08, 10:14 PM
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I'm riding the metric but would really like to ride with someone form the forums. I plan on starting around 7:00. So, if anyone here is interested send me a PM. I'm leaving out of San Jose around 5.
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So we can start riding whenever we get there? Don't have to wait till 8?
Also, my friends and I rented a hotel in Napa about 6 miles away from the veterans home, Is it better to ride to the start point or drive and park there. My concern is for barbeque after the ride will there be a safe place to leave the bike?
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Old 08-15-08, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Mhendricks View Post
I'm riding the metric but would really like to ride with someone form the forums. I plan on starting around 7:00. So, if anyone here is interested send me a PM. I'm leaving out of San Jose around 5.
There are a few of us from FFBC who are doing the 100 mile route and starting around 7am. Feel free to join us if the routes overlap.
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Old 08-15-08, 01:26 PM
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There are a few of us from FFBC who are doing the 100 mile route and starting around 7am. Feel free to join us if the routes overlap.
I am also planning to start around 7am for the 100 route (I am in FFBC too). As I will be riding on my recumbent I will probably end up riding on my own after a few miles.
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Old 08-15-08, 01:31 PM
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There are a few of us from FFBC who are doing the 100 mile route and starting around 7am. Feel free to join us if the routes overlap.

I'll look for you but in case I can't find anyone right away here's my number. 408-828-1577
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Originally Posted by rumbutter View Post
I am also planning to start around 7am for the 100 route (I am in FFBC too). As I will be riding on my recumbent I will probably end up riding on my own after a few miles.
Keep an eye out for me - I'll be in my Wheaties jersey
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