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Old 08-30-08, 09:59 PM
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I just started road biking this season and I have been looking for friends to ride with as I am always riding alone. Is this ride for me??
Jump on in and say Hi. This most certainly is not a race.
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Old 08-30-08, 10:12 PM
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I just started road biking this season and I have been looking for friends to ride with as I am always riding alone. Is this ride for me??
COME ON DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by CRSturdivant View Post
I just started road biking this season and I have been looking for friends to ride with as I am always riding alone. Is this ride for me??
Absolutely, I just bought my first road bike in April! Mt Hamilton is the second climb I did after buying the bike. We're just out for a pleasant holiday ride, you'll have a great time and meet new friends!

unless I somehow make it to the top first in which case I will gloat like Usain Bolt
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Okay, I want to play too!
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unless I somehow make it to the top first in which case I will gloat like Usain Bolt
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ok so who's riding to the start from Caltrain(San Jose)
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Originally Posted by jinws View Post
ok so who's riding to the start from Caltrain(San Jose)
Looks like there is a small cadre of us heading up past Diridon, so we could scoop you up at the station. Caltrain's running on Sunday schedule so you're going to have to catch the first train -- 422 , dep SF at 8AM , arrives SJ at 9:36. See you there?
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Originally Posted by jinws View Post
ok so who's riding to the start from Caltrain(San Jose)

See ya at the train!
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Old 08-31-08, 10:11 AM
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Add Steverino. I'll be riding to the start from Willow Glen. See ya there!
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okay, did I understand this correctly? CalTrain to Diridon and then someone will lead us to the start? I like that plan. who all is taking the train? I'll be the girl in pink.
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Originally Posted by ahpook View Post
Looks like there is a small cadre of us heading up past Diridon, so we could scoop you up at the station. Caltrain's running on Sunday schedule so you're going to have to catch the first train -- 422 , dep SF at 8AM , arrives SJ at 9:36. See you there?
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See ya at the train!
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okay, did I understand this correctly? CalTrain to Diridon and then someone will lead us to the start? I like that plan. who all is taking the train? I'll be the girl in pink.
I live in San Jose. Just wanted to see if there are people I can ride with to the start. I'm in downtown SJ, a couple mins from the station.
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okay, did I understand this correctly? CalTrain to Diridon and then someone will lead us to the start? I like that plan. who all is taking the train? I'll be the girl in pink.
I'm taking the 8am from SF, I know the way so if you meet me on that train, I'll get you there...I'll be in NorCal Black n Yellow DRAG!
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I don't know if there's a better route, but the way I plan on going is straight up Santa Clara Street, which turns into Alum Rock Rd as it crosses 101. Hard to go wrong

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I'll be the girl in pink.
Crap, now I'm gonna have to change my whole outfit.
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probably the best route from my experience. and easy too

oh: and on alum rock & white (just down that road) theres a bike store called reed's if you need to pick anything up, that is...if they haven't gone out of business yet.
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I went OTB and down tumbled down that hill yesterday. Bruised tailbone, right shoulder and arm, dragged my leg down a rock and got myself thoroughly tangled in those bushes to the point where my friends had to pull me out before I could climb back up :\

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Too late for a sign up? I'm in Berkeley and just want to make sure on directions.

680 south -> Mckee Rd. Exit -> Right onto Kirk Ave. -> Arrive at Gordon St.

Also, I've never done Mt. Hamilton but has always been on my "to do list." How are we looking on mileage? I assume it'll be an out and back?

Edit: One more thing, is there a place to change there? Or should I drive with spandex?
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Too late for a sign up? I'm in Berkeley and just want to make sure on directions.

680 south -> Mckee Rd. Exit -> Right onto Kirk Ave. -> Arrive at Gordon St.

Also, I've never done Mt. Hamilton but has always been on my "to do list." How are we looking on mileage? I assume it'll be an out and back?

Edit: One more thing, is there a place to change there? Or should I drive with spandex?
Its never too late to turn up for this informal gathering of friends. We just happen to be a lot of like minded persons riding up hamilton on the same day
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Old 08-31-08, 08:24 PM
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Too late for a sign up? I'm in Berkeley and just want to make sure on directions.

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No sign up...Pig Pile meets Clus*** F*** fun ride and don't forget naked twister and "Burning Man Re-enactment at the top!

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No sign up...Pig Pile meets Clus*** F*** fun ride and don't forget naked twister and "Burning Man Re-enactment at the top!

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What about the GU drinking contest? See you guys at 10:30.... I can't believe I got Labor Day off.
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BTW,
If you are looking for a coffee shop, there is one in the shopping center at McKee and Kirk. Good excuse to get there early.
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