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Old 05-09-09, 05:05 PM
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5/9 Mt Tam Ride Report...Pt Reyes No Go!

Today was a great turnout, bigger than most for this ride. Unfortunately it coincided with a giant girl scout convention that march legion down Chrissy field and across the bridge. I was difficult for anyone driving to find parking. We ended up with a very late start coupled with some technical difficulties. Being behind on time we decided in a group vote to just do Mt Tam and forget PT. Reyes.

The weather was excellent and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Ron, Brent and Jeremy broke off from the main group at the top of Tam and cruised back to SF. We stopped for a little snack and coffee at "A Taste Of Rome" in Sausalito.

Fun ride out there today everyone!
I'm still editing pictures, so I'll try to get some more up tonight.










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How was the ride back over the bridge? I got stuck in traffic from a car accident on my way up the 101 =(
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Good seeing you guys out there. Those BF kits are eye catching to say the least!

I was very close to heading up Tam with you all but my better judgement got the best of me and I decided that doing 85 miles with the Roasters was probably a good enough days work.
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Great ride today everyone! Here is a teaser pic, more to come:

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That's a great pic! Looking forward to the write ups.
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Great ride today everyone! Here is a teaser pic, more to come:

Love this shot. NorCal checkered team time trial
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Holy }#.^.
Traffic on 101 is so bad that I have time to check the forums and post this. I'm thinking of pulling over, ditching the car and riding home. This is awful!
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Holy }#.^.
Traffic on 101 is so bad that I have time to check the forums and post this. I'm thinking of pulling over, ditching the car and riding home. This is awful!
Henry and I carpooled up ... my car was at his place, and I took Bart back to Henry's place. Nice, no stress. Drive home was via 280, and there was no hint of traffic at all. Driving via 280 to SF is always less stressful than 101.
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D. Vader, where you at?

Any chance we can do some names? There seems to be a few unusual suspects.
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I think there was an Arron, a Mike, a Dave, a Jeremy...Ok now I'm lost...I need a note book or a few more brain cells to remember these faces, names and avatars : (
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Looks like you guys had fun. I happened to do the same ride today starting at 10:30 and saw a few of you guys at Mt. Tam. You guys sure are fit because I was suffering on that climb.
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Make no mistake some of us (me) were suffering! At least now i know what to expect on a Tam ride from now on.
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Originally Posted by kix
Looks like you guys had fun. I happened to do the same ride today starting at 10:30 and saw a few of you guys at Mt. Tam. You guys sure are fit because I was suffering on that climb.
Obviously, you didn't see me ... fit?
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Obviously, you didn't see me ... fit?
Well you must be at least sort of fit if you're doing a double century next weekend.

That, or delusional.

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Too much fun you guys. I had to stay home and go to a wine tasting event. Glass after glass of fine wine. It was horrible. Shear torture. First Chardonnay, then Zinfandel, then Cab. You feel my pain, right? Then we had port and chocolate. At least MyLilPony and I were able to ride to and from this event, though the ride home on the fixed gear was interesting for me.

But it looks like you all had a blast (at least riding. traffic sounds really annoying.) Nice photos!
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Wow, awesome turnout!

The "across the bridge paceline" picture is very cool, powpow.
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cccorlew - where at? I have a member pickup party to go to tomorrow up in Healdsburg.
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Originally Posted by 1jacktripper
D. Vader, where you at?

Any chance we can do some names? There seems to be a few unusual suspects.
Everybody's a critic...

Besides, black is slimming. I look slim, right?!

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Pete, you've gotta tell everyone a little more about that blasted bad-luck bear @ Mike's Bikes.

3 instances today of bad luck:

1) Ben had a mechanical - seized-up freewheel? I can't remember specifically.

2) Marco / Ruth with a flat.

3) I fell down.

I went as far as the summit to Tam and then changed my mind while going up to the Headlands. The scenery was just too beautiful and I slowed-down to enjoy the view. Next thing I know the group was gone so I figured I'd just tool-along, slowly, back across the bridge. It was nice.

One more thing, I'm never eating one of those stupid hot dogs @ the Mt. Tam snacky shack again. I went against my better judgment, b/c I was hungry, but soon regretted it after getting back-on the bike.

P.S. Ben, sorry about leaving early, you'll have to hold my helmet for a little while longer.

P.P.S. Donald I just noticed your shirt in my car. I'll bring it back next ride.
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This was my route. Had a great day. It was good to see so many faces out on such a perfect day for riding.
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Anybody else associate this:

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It was a perfect day for riding. I could never tell what to carry on a ride in SF, so I carried my light jacket, stuffed it in my saddle back, and it stayed there all day. Fabulous day.


Gathering at Sports Basement

As mentioned previously, the day was filled by many mechanicals, flats, and yes, a spill. Trinity was man enough to admit every time he's on a BF ride, unfortunate things happen. I'll just leave it at that.

After we crossed GG bridge, soon after the descent into Sausalito, I hear some really loud wizz in the distance behind me. I only found out after we re-grouped at Mike's Bikes, that it was Ben's freewheel. Luckily, he didn't go down, and was able to limp his way to Mike's Bikes, to get it taken care of.

For some reason, there was a stuffed bear, sitting on a pole just outside Mike's Bikes. Pete had his way with it, doing various things to it. He had his paws all over it!




Now that's just wrong.


Henry and Pete showing off BF Checkered Kits with pride


Chris, no hands!







Getting ready to roll after fixing the flat on the tandem






Some of us decided not to go to the top of Mt. Tam, and just head down. Also, we bypassed Marin Headlands too. We survived the trek without any further mechanicals or breakdowns.
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cccorlew - where at? I have a member pickup party to go to tomorrow up in Healdsburg.
My college, LMC, had a fund raiser. Mostly Contra Costa wines, one from Livermore. Good stuff!
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