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Old 05-10-12, 12:45 AM
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Weekday Crit practice

Hi, I'll soon be sfgrannygear in a few weeks as I am taking a job in SF. Can anyone point me to a weekday crit practice equivalent to Rose Bowl and Fiesta Island in So Cal? The closer to the city or south SF where I'll be working the better. thanks!
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Old 05-10-12, 12:24 PM
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The Port of Oakland (POO) is a good fast ride:

https://www.strava.com/rides/port-of-...d-ride-7322817
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Not crit pactice, but if you want something hard/fast and in the City. There is this free recurring TT race at the Golden Gate Park polo field. If I lived in the City, I would do these for sure!
https://polofieldsmackdown.com/

Local racer Chris Phipps is almost always there
https://app.strava.com/rides/5872712
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Old 05-10-12, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by powpow View Post
The Port of Oakland (POO) is a good fast ride:

https://www.strava.com/rides/port-of-...d-ride-7322817
Thanks for the tips, can one cross over from sf to oakland on the I80 bridge on their bike or do you have to drive or bart across?
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Originally Posted by sdgrannygear View Post
Thanks for the tips, can one cross over from sf to oakland on the I80 bridge on their bike or do you have to drive or bart across?
No bikes on the Bay Bridge, unfortunately. Take BART to the 12th St. Oakland stop, then it's a short ride to POO. BTW, this is a Tuesday evening ride, starting at 6:30pm.
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Unfortunately no bikes on BART from SF to Oakland during commute hours either

Polo fields are your best bet unless you're willing to drive.
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Unfortunately no bikes on BART from SF to Oakland during commute hours either

Polo fields are your best bet unless you're willing to drive.
Terrific. what time does rush hour end on the bart, 630, 7? What time does the sun set up there these days? For cyclists in the city, what's your main method of training during the week, polo fields? Does one have to pay for this?
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6:45 according to this

https://bart.gov/guide/bikes/bikeRules.aspx

There are plenty of weekday ride options from the city, but you were asking for crit practice. I know that there are rides organized by Mission cycling to the headlands, as well as the SF2G group that head down the peninsula. Although I live in the east bay, I work in South SF and joined one of the SF2G (SF to google) groups for a nice 20-25mile workout first thing one morning.

Really, I can't imagine you'll be stuck for finding quality rides living in SF, the crit requirement narrows it down quite a bit though.
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Does anyone know if there are any TTs like the SF one anywhere in the east bay? That looks like fun.
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Old 05-14-12, 02:01 PM
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thanks for the feedback, are there any other clubs besides mission cycling club in the city with group rides(on the faster side)? Not sure what neighborhood I will be living in yet, but hope to get the lay of the land pretty soon.
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There are quite a few clubs, Team Roaring Mouse, Dolce Vita, and down the peninsula there's Peninsula Velo and Alto Velo. I think there are several rides that go on during the week, but I'm more of an east bay guy - someone from SF (or one of these clubs) should chip in. There's a lot of choice at the weekend - you should probably check out the Roasters ride https://teamroaringmouse.com/calendar/rides on Saturdays, not sure about weekdays though.
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Roaring mouse has a ride listed on their page that seems like a crit practice through golden gate park. have you heard anything about this ride?
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Roasters is definitely something worth trying. Those rides are usually fast, and ride through some great roads.
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SO I've been reading a couple of conflicting reports on the port of oakland ride(Tuesday). a few sites say it starts at 630, some others say 7:30. which one is it? thanks!

https://www.ncncaracing.com/forum/vie...66ddec41a637ea
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Originally Posted by sdgrannygear View Post
Terrific. what time does rush hour end on the bart, 630, 7? What time does the sun set up there these days? For cyclists in the city, what's your main method of training during the week, polo fields? Does one have to pay for this?
For your purposes, it's about the same. SF is a further west than SD (SD is further east than Reno) as well as being further north, so sunset is a bit later up here, at least in the spring and summer. Not enough to matter, though.
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