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Old 08-28-08, 11:15 AM
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I'm out... have childcare but no dog-care... UGH!
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Originally Posted by RoboCheme View Post
Where is the meeting place? Is there an address that I could input into my GPS?

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100 Kirk Ave San Jose CA


For me, weekend plans are sufficiently in flux that I've not been able to commit, but I hope to join you all. Looks like it will be a great day!

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Originally Posted by tprevost View Post
I'm out... have childcare but no dog-care... UGH!
I can bring a trailer and we can haul your dog up the mountain
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Originally Posted by tprevost View Post
I'm out... have childcare but no dog-care... UGH!
Your dog is welcome to stay in my backyard with my dog. I have a very secure and fairly large yard. However, I live in Half Moon Bay. Don't know if that's anywhere near where you're staying....
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Parking is going to be a premium with this turnout.
Ramon: Do you have any suggestions for alternative places to park if this is a problem?
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Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post
Ramon: Do you have any suggestions for alternative places to park if this is a problem?
You can ride down Hwy 1, climb 84/W Alpine, down Page Mill head over to Sand Hill take Foothill Expy to Homestead, and follow Ramon's previously listed route through SJ.

Should be a good warmup for Hammy
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Old 08-28-08, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by uspspro View Post
You can ride down Hwy 1, climb 84/W Alpine, down Page Mill head over to Sand Hill take Foothill Expy to Homestead, and follow Ramon's previously listed route through SJ.

Should be a good warmup for Hammy
Really helpful advice there, big guy
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Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post
Really helpful advice there, big guy
PS - I still can't find your computer.

However I do have your seat mounted water bottle cage.

I will give it to you first chance I get!
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Originally Posted by Bostic View Post
Parking is going to be a premium with this turnout.
Parking??? You mean people are driving to the start?
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People who are driving can park all along the left side of Alum Rock on the dirt, for the New Years ride there were a hundred or more cyclist cars parked along there.

I am riding to the start this time, if anybody wants to hook up.

Weather forecast is for some marine fog to move in through Monday so it's not going to be as savage as it is today. Still gonna get pretty bloody warm in the afternoon up there though.
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Originally Posted by spingineer View Post
Parking??? You mean people are driving to the start?
I'd have to leave Sunday if I wanted to ride :\
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I'd have to leave Sunday if I wanted to ride :\
Ditto, except I would have to leave, oh... now?
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It has to be cooler on Monday. A lovely 55 minutes up Quimby in 95 degree heat with multiple stops in the shade. There were plenty of orange construction trucks out and lots of paving going on. By the time I got to near the end of the second section of climbing the smell and heat were overwhelming. I sat in the shade for a few minutes and turned around to head back. There are a lot of rocks on the road on the descent back to Alum Rock so even with new pavement you'll need to pay attention. No clue how the rest of the climb looks after the second descent to the top.
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Originally Posted by Bostic View Post
It has to be cooler on Monday. A lovely 55 minutes up Quimby in 95 degree heat with multiple stops in the shade. There were plenty of orange construction trucks out and lots of paving going on. By the time I got to near the end of the second section of climbing the smell and heat were overwhelming. I sat in the shade for a few minutes and turned around to head back. There are a lot of rocks on the road on the descent back to Alum Rock so even with new pavement you'll need to pay attention. No clue how the rest of the climb looks after the second descent to the top.
Hey! it's gonna be labor day...Yer supposed to not work hard! Let's just take it easy, I'm gonna be in the full slug mode...No challenges from me...unless one of the gal's needs a spankin!
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Hey! it's gonna be labor day...Yer supposed to not work hard! Let's just take it easy, I'm gonna be in the full slug mode...No challenges from me...unless one of the gal's needs a spankin!
You takin' it easy is like me going full tilt.
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Originally Posted by BlastRadius View Post
I can bring a trailer and we can haul your dog up the mountain
she's 100 pounds... that'd be interesting
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Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post
Your dog is welcome to stay in my backyard with my dog. I have a very secure and fairly large yard. However, I live in Half Moon Bay. Don't know if that's anywhere near where you're staying....
Ahhh thanks Alan, but I'd by driving 3 hours and dropping the boys off in Santa Cruz, then staying in SJ... there becomes a point where its just too much...
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she's 100 pounds... that'd be interesting
Maybe she can haul us up the mountain! Got a strong harness?
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Ahhh thanks Alan, but I'd by driving 3 hours and dropping the boys off in Santa Cruz, then staying in SJ... there becomes a point where its just too much...
... and when is that?
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Originally Posted by msincredible View Post
Maybe she can haul us up the mountain! Got a strong harness?
I don't think you need any hauling ... you climb up the hill just fine!
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I don't think you need any hauling ... you climb up the hill just fine!
Should have seen me on the folder this week...I discovered if I have a heavy backpack on, and am climbing > 15%, I end up wheelieing like crazy.
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Originally Posted by msincredible View Post
Should have seen me on the folder this week...I discovered if I have a heavy backpack on, and am climbing > 15%, I end up wheelieing like crazy.
Pics or it didn't happen.
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Pics or it didn't happen.
I needed both hands on the bars!
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I needed both hands on the bars!
Excuses, excuses.
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Should have seen me on the folder this week...I discovered if I have a heavy backpack on, and am climbing > 15%, I end up wheelieing like crazy.
Probably would have still beat me up the hill.
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