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Old 12-22-08, 11:33 PM
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New Year's Eve/Day Plans

Hey, what's everyone doing for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day? I know some of you are doing the San Bruno Mountain race, and others are doing the Mt. Hamilton thing. How about everyone else? Any new year's parties I should crash?
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Old 12-23-08, 01:11 AM
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I will be on the east coast enjoying the fine New England weather over New Year's eve/day. Have a good time riding while I'm spending 9 days off the bike
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Old 12-23-08, 07:29 AM
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Hey Ron, if I didn't have to go to sleep early I'd invite you up here to see the fireworks, but I know once you get that lampshade on your head there's no stopping you!
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Old 12-23-08, 09:18 AM
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What's the Mt.Hamilton event?
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Old 12-23-08, 09:47 AM
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I hear it's an annual ride, but I don't remember who puts it on.
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Old 12-23-08, 11:43 AM
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I'll be riding Mt. Hamilton in the morning of the 1st with some buddies unless the weather is sucky. There is no organized "event", other than the many club/group/shop rides. Lots of people just ride it; it's kind of a New Year's Day tradition around here.
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Old 12-23-08, 12:32 PM
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I'll be riding Mt. Hamilton in the morning of the ST with some buddies unless the weather is suck. There is no organized "event", other than the many club/group/shop rides. Lots of people just ride it; it's kind of a New Year's Day tradition around here.
Same with Diablo. It's a pretty busy day on the mountain.....
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Old 12-23-08, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
Same with Diablo. It's a pretty busy day on the mountain.....

I always get started early or some of the faster road runners would pass me!
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Old 12-23-08, 05:10 PM
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Old 12-23-08, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
Same with Diablo. It's a pretty busy day on the mountain.....
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I always get started early or some of the faster road runners would pass me!
I went up last New Year's Day thinking I'd be the only one. Boy, was I wrong! I might try it again.
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Old 12-23-08, 06:35 PM
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Probably going for a ride after the San Bruno Hill Climb
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I'll be joining a group of friends going up diablo - we'll let the early risers get up there first,and wait until 10 or so to start out.

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Old 12-31-08, 07:06 AM
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I'm probably going to end up doing Mt. Hamilton. Western Wheelers has a big group going, so I think I'll join them. But if I'm lazy, I might just do Montebello.
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I calculated that I'm shy of 7K miles by a mere 80, which I could do today -- but the fog rolled in last night, it's so thick you can barely see to the end of the block, and I'm not sure if our new Flea lights are enough to keep me from being run down. I'm going to wait a bit before I go out into this soup, if I go at all.

It might be a trainer day...sigh...
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What time do groups typically start up Mt. Hamilton on 1/1?
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Planning on doing Diablo once things warm up a bit.
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Originally Posted by Red Rider View Post
I calculated that I'm shy of 7K miles by a mere 80, which I could do today -- but the fog rolled in last night, it's so thick you can barely see to the end of the block, and I'm not sure if our new Flea lights are enough to keep me from being run down. I'm going to wait a bit before I go out into this soup, if I go at all.

It might be a trainer day...sigh...
You can always ride tomorrow. Mt San Bruno hill climb has openings for Cat4 women. You can sign up tomorrow morning onsite.The more the merrier
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You can always ride tomorrow. Mt San Bruno hill climb has openings for Cat4 women. You can sign up tomorrow morning onsite.The more the merrier
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Originally Posted by twocoasttb View Post
What time do groups typically start up Mt. Hamilton on 1/1?
Western Wheelers group is leaving at 8:30 am at the corner of Alum Rock and Mt. Hamilton.
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I'll be riding up Hamilton tomorrow morning.
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I'll be riding up Hamilton tomorrow morning.
I thought you were doing San Bruno Mountain? What time are you heading over (as if I'm able to keep up with you).
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Nope, didn't register for the race. I'm not sure what time I'll be getting there, but hopefully early enough to secure a parking space. I had thought of bringing the Jamis for it's maiden voyage up Quimby but now am more inclined to bring the fixed gear bike since it's still on the to do list via the regular route.
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If I get up early enough, I may ride over and do Mt. Hamilton (getting my double century training in). Otherwise, if I get up later, I may just opt for Hicks.
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Shoot, you had to go and play the double century card! I need to start getting in form for that too so perhaps I'll ride the Fuso from home.
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Still haven't decided on a route, but I'm riding local Sac/Folsom tomorrow.
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