Northern California Northern California

Which Sacto person is hosting TofCA ride?

Old 02-02-09, 09:59 AM
  #26  
nachomc
Senior Member
 
nachomc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 1,259

Bikes: Epic and Tarmac

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
You can only ride fixed if you come out in tight jeans (this is a requirement in downtown) .

Parking - I recommend parking outside of downtown and riding in if you can. It's going to be a mad house. There's public parking all over the place, but I'm sure most lots will be overflowing. I'm not sure if you could, but maybe park at Discovery Park and ride in on the bike trail to Old Town, then cut up. It's only a couple of miles (FWIW - I'll be riding from my house about 3 miles away from Discovery).
nachomc is offline  
Old 02-02-09, 10:12 AM
  #27  
JoelS
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Near Sacramento
Posts: 4,886
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Discovery Park might be the best place to park.

I'll be riding down from home. That's about 15.5 miles out.
__________________
-------

Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.
JoelS is offline  
Old 02-02-09, 01:57 PM
  #28  
redspoke
Senior Member
 
redspoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Room 237 at the Overlook Hotel
Posts: 791

Bikes: Hyphy-Trek

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
To answer your question Curtis, this ride is exactly 30 miles... We can change it if it's too long for the masses. Or! Or! Make a short route/long route.
redspoke is offline  
Old 02-02-09, 04:46 PM
  #29  
x136 
phony collective progress
 
x136's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: San Hoosey
Posts: 2,973

Bikes: http://velospace.org/user/36663

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hmm, I might do this fixed as well. I don't have much in the way of girl jeans, though.

In any case, I can ride there from my house. Any excuse to torture myself on the cobblestones!
__________________
x136 is offline  
Old 02-02-09, 06:03 PM
  #30  
redspoke
Senior Member
 
redspoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Room 237 at the Overlook Hotel
Posts: 791

Bikes: Hyphy-Trek

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by x136 View Post
Any excuse to torture myself on the cobblestones!
WTG loudmouth! I wanted to surprise the out-of-towners by starting this ride P-R style.
redspoke is offline  
Old 02-02-09, 06:09 PM
  #31  
x136 
phony collective progress
 
x136's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: San Hoosey
Posts: 2,973

Bikes: http://velospace.org/user/36663

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
At least I didn't tell them about the cobblestone dragrace.

...Oh, hell.
__________________
x136 is offline  
Old 02-02-09, 06:44 PM
  #32  
JoelS
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Near Sacramento
Posts: 4,886
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Cobblestones?
__________________
-------

Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.
JoelS is offline  
Old 02-02-09, 07:00 PM
  #33  
x136 
phony collective progress
 
x136's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: San Hoosey
Posts: 2,973

Bikes: http://velospace.org/user/36663

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
What? What are you talking about?

__________________
x136 is offline  
Old 02-02-09, 07:14 PM
  #34  
JoelS
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Near Sacramento
Posts: 4,886
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Guess I'll find out on the 14th
__________________
-------

Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.
JoelS is offline  
Old 02-02-09, 10:40 PM
  #35  
redspoke
Senior Member
 
redspoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Room 237 at the Overlook Hotel
Posts: 791

Bikes: Hyphy-Trek

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by JoelS View Post
Cobblestones?
redspoke is offline  
Old 02-02-09, 10:43 PM
  #36  
x136 
phony collective progress
 
x136's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: San Hoosey
Posts: 2,973

Bikes: http://velospace.org/user/36663

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
You may say "Oh, but there's a smooth part right over there!"

The Boulevard of Broken Bikes laughs at your pathetic observations.
__________________
x136 is offline  
Old 02-03-09, 12:01 AM
  #37  
nachomc
Senior Member
 
nachomc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 1,259

Bikes: Epic and Tarmac

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
My plastic bike doesn't feel those much at all
nachomc is offline  
Old 02-03-09, 09:48 AM
  #38  
JoelS
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Near Sacramento
Posts: 4,886
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Maybe if we ride fast enough it'll feel smooth?
__________________
-------

Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.
JoelS is offline  
Old 02-03-09, 10:23 AM
  #39  
rydaddy
Type 1 Racer
 
rydaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Davis, CA
Posts: 2,579

Bikes: A dozen or so.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by JoelS View Post
Maybe if we ride fast enough it'll feel smooth?
Pre-ride massage is more like it. Those cobbles are deep!

Another parking idea. Why not park on the other side of the tower bridge (where the Raley Field parking lot is)? It would take less than 5 minutes to pedal into old-town.
rydaddy is offline  
Old 02-03-09, 10:42 AM
  #40  
JoelS
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Near Sacramento
Posts: 4,886
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
If anyone is interested in extending their ride distance, they can park at my place in Rancho and ride down with me on the ARBT (add about 15mi each way).

Additionally, since I'm riding down anyway, if anyone else is interested, please let me know. We could form an ever growing group as we approach the destination.
__________________
-------

Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.
JoelS is offline  
Old 02-03-09, 10:49 AM
  #41  
redspoke
Senior Member
 
redspoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Room 237 at the Overlook Hotel
Posts: 791

Bikes: Hyphy-Trek

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Honestly I don't think parking is going to be a big issue. As someone who regularly rides downtown on the weekends, IT'S DEAD!!! Add this event and it will be like any normal weekday with 50,000 cycling fans instead of state workers.

If you ride those cobblestones at exactly 23.4 mph it plays the riff to James Brown's Superbad. But only if you have metal fillings.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6uLXT3BiPY
redspoke is offline  
Old 02-03-09, 11:12 AM
  #42  
rydaddy
Type 1 Racer
 
rydaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Davis, CA
Posts: 2,579

Bikes: A dozen or so.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by redspoke View Post
Honestly I don't think parking is going to be a big issue.
I agree.
rydaddy is offline  
Old 02-03-09, 10:27 PM
  #43  
nachomc
Senior Member
 
nachomc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 1,259

Bikes: Epic and Tarmac

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Did I miss it, or do we not have an official meet time?

I want to invite a good friend of mine who is not on the forums .
nachomc is offline  
Old 02-03-09, 10:40 PM
  #44  
JoelS
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Near Sacramento
Posts: 4,886
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by nachomc View Post
Did I miss it, or do we not have an official meet time?

I want to invite a good friend of mine who is not on the forums .
Unless I'm way off, 10am in front of the train museum.
__________________
-------

Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.
JoelS is offline  
Old 02-04-09, 12:01 AM
  #45  
redspoke
Senior Member
 
redspoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Room 237 at the Overlook Hotel
Posts: 791

Bikes: Hyphy-Trek

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by JoelS View Post
Unless I'm way off, 10am in front of the train museum.
affirmative
redspoke is offline  
Old 02-04-09, 01:35 AM
  #46  
nachomc
Senior Member
 
nachomc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 1,259

Bikes: Epic and Tarmac

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
danke

She can't come, but at least I can put it in my calendar now.
nachomc is offline  
Old 02-07-09, 05:08 PM
  #47  
JoelS
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Near Sacramento
Posts: 4,886
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hey, what's the plan for lunch? Or should I just load up on bars?
__________________
-------

Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.
JoelS is offline  
Old 02-09-09, 01:12 PM
  #48  
nachomc
Senior Member
 
nachomc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 1,259

Bikes: Epic and Tarmac

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Is this ride rain or shine?
nachomc is offline  
Old 02-09-09, 02:35 PM
  #49  
redspoke
Senior Member
 
redspoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Room 237 at the Overlook Hotel
Posts: 791

Bikes: Hyphy-Trek

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rain or shine there's always a paceline...
redspoke is offline  
Old 02-09-09, 03:09 PM
  #50  
caloso
Packfodding 3
 
caloso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Posts: 37,976

Bikes: Ridley Excalibur, Gazelle Champion Mondial, On-One Pompino, Specialized Rock Hopper

Mentioned: 57 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1799 Post(s)
Liked 104 Times in 62 Posts
Originally Posted by redspoke View Post
Nice. My buddy did a crit on these back in '88 as part of the Coors Classic. He said his hands were numb for a day after.
caloso is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.