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Old 02-01-09, 08:06 AM
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When we got back to the start, we were all comparing mileages, and for some reason, I was the only one with 60 miles ... everyone else had 65, and some had 70 or 80, depending on if they rode to the start. Well, after uploading my Garmin data, it appears that I inadvertently stopped my Garmin while we were waiting at Highland and Camino Tassajara. Doh! It didn't catch our aggressive ride to the finish. Damn! At least the mystery is solved.
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Sounds like an epic ride! Thanks for the reports and pictures. It was a family day for me, so I only managed a quick local one-hour loop.

Hey Ron or anyone else with a Garmin, could you post up the Motionbased data? Seems like a route I'd like to try sometime.
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Here's mine ... minus the last 11 miles on Camino Tassajara to the end.

I also uploaded all the photos to slide.com. I haven't re-arranged the photos in order, but at least you can get a quick slide show of all the photos here.

http://www.slide.com/r/VMphs9Cc0z_kjeEa4B7z_xVrJF5rpVAE
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Link to Garmin Training Center Data (TCX format)

I had fun, and thanks to everyone who waited for me!
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Great pics, great ride, except for Niles Canyon. When I left my house, it was around 44F degrees, so I went with arm warmers and left the jacket at home. Going through Niles it dropped down to 35 plus the wind chill, the only way I survived was tucking in behind Ben. Finally warmed up at the Bart station, thanks for the jacket Pete and for letting stay in your car Ron. Then on the way back to Fremont, I bonked on Niles (mile 98). Limped back to Mission Blvd where I got a super burrito, scarfed that down and rode down Mission back home.

I ended up with 112 miles and 4400 ft of climbing.
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Old 02-01-09, 03:27 PM
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I figured out why the mileage was off for me. When I removed the front wheel to fit in the second bike in my car, the speed sensor shifted to the left a bit. I noticed that on today's ride up Moody road where the speed was 0mph every time I stood up.
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I had a great time on the ride. It was a really good group of guys, strong riders, good riders. Here are some more photos. Group 1 of 2

Pete - Your not happy to see me?




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Nice pics! Sounds like a good time. I definitely have got to do that ride, it looks fantastic.
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Wow, great turnout and ride. That looks like the best bike path in the northern hemisphere. Where is it?
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Originally Posted by chickenmonkey View Post
Wow, great turnout and ride. That looks like the best bike path in the northern hemisphere. Where is it?
It is somewhere in S. Livermore. gw_12 led us there and I was just following so I don't know the details.

But yes, it was nice. Here are a couple of more shots from there.

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Great ride yesterday guys. Thanks for the invite. I've always had a good time on the few NorCal BF rides I've joined. Gotta do it more this year.

The Livermore bike path mentioned in this thread opened about a year ago and runs from the intersection of Wetmore and Arroyo Rds to Marina Ave near Wente St. It's a nice way to bypass a few of the traffic lights and stop signs and suburbia of South Livermore when heading from Pleasanton to the east Livermore Hills or to Mines Rd.

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Originally Posted by rumbutter View Post
Thanks for a great ride today. I got my century and really enjoyed riding my local roads with old friends.
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I ended up with 112 miles and 4400 ft of climbing.
Sweet! I got mine too at 103 miles. I left home at 6:05am and it was dark and 35 degrees out. The ride through Menlo Park and out to the Dumbarton Bridge was really nice since there was hardly any auto traffic and I breezed through intersections that I normally have to stop at. As I crossed the bridge I could see the sky gradually turn from black to gray to pink as the sun came up. It was totally clear out until I got into Newark and then I entered a mass of fog that lasted until just before I got to Mission Blvd.

This was about 18 miles in for me when I met up with Donald and it was really nice to just cruise along at an easy pace without any traffic lights or other interruptions to my rhythm. It was worth getting up early for

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Great Pictures everyone
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