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02-16-18, 11:16 PM
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Posted By ROJA

http://https://www.google.com/amp/kron4.com/2018/0...

http://https://www.google.com/amp/kron4.com/2018/02/13/interview-richmond-san-rafael-bridge-to-get-third-eastbound-traffic-lane-in-april/amp/Sounds like April
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08-02-14, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,002
Posted By ROJA

It might be too late, but folks from this group...

It might be too late, but folks from this group do that route all the time. It's called Half Moon Bayway or HMBWay. https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/sf2g
06-02-13, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By ROJA

For other camping, I'd check out Samuel Taylor-...

For other camping, I'd check out Samuel Taylor- take BART to Embarcadero and then it's a beautiful ride over the GG Bridge and through Marin from there!
06-02-13, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By ROJA

I've had good luck with this route, which goes...

I've had good luck with this route, which goes right by Fruitvale BART, so you should be able to pick it up easily: http://www.oaklandyellowjackets.org/rides/route-maps/327-calaveras-h
06-02-13, 10:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,590
Posted By ROJA

Does anyone know the current status (start time...

Does anyone know the current status (start time and location) for HOP Lite? I'd like to give it a try again. Still 8:45 rollout from Peet's in Danville?

Looks like there is a HOP Medium now: ...
04-06-13, 11:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,182
Posted By ROJA

Bump! This ride is going on tomorrow (Sunday). ...

Bump! This ride is going on tomorrow (Sunday). http://www.niftytenfifty.com/ It looks really fun.
12-23-12, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By ROJA

Hi everyone. Sounds like not a lot of takers...

Hi everyone. Sounds like not a lot of takers this year and I'm home with a newborn, so let's postpone until next year! Others should try to ride if they can!
Forum: Commuting
12-09-12, 06:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,072
Posted By ROJA

Just checked vw.com and it looks like you are...

Just checked vw.com and it looks like you are right. Very odd and a surprising move for VW, which is one of the few brands that still offers most models with manuals.
Forum: Commuting
12-07-12, 09:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,291
Posted By ROJA

I often listen in the car. Audible is way better...

I often listen in the car. Audible is way better than iTunes, at least on an iPhone. My iPhone frequently lost my place and I had to manually find the location where I had stopped listening. The...
Forum: Commuting
12-07-12, 08:43 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,072
Posted By ROJA

It sounds like you enjoy driving, which means...

It sounds like you enjoy driving, which means I'll bet you prefer a manual transmission. I think hybrid economy sounds great, but I am afraid that I'd be miserable driving a car with an automatic,...
12-04-12, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By ROJA

How about a co-leader to show the way and rally...

How about a co-leader to show the way and rally the troops if I can't make it?
12-03-12, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By ROJA

Annual Christmas Eve Mt. Diablo Ride! Ho ho ho!

It's a tradition!

1. Meet at Pleasant Hill BART at 9 a.m.
2. Climb Mt. Diablo via North Gate Road with your favorite BF friends!

Details to follow.

Be there or be else Rudolf and his friend...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-12, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,042
Posted By ROJA

That's very helpful, thanks! I can do some more...

That's very helpful, thanks! I can do some more precise measurements and then ask Xootr. My C'dale is a 56.
Forum: Commuting
10-28-12, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,042
Posted By ROJA

Has anyone used a Xootr CrossRack on a road bike?

I have recently switched and have been trying commuting on my road bike instead of my mountain bike. It is definitely faster over my 33-mile commute and I'm liking it. I don't love wearing a...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-12, 05:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,031
Posted By ROJA

Good luck with the bike and let us know how it...

Good luck with the bike and let us know how it goes. I think you might have fun doing some of these things and then presenting the results to your team (pros and cons, what you did and did not like,...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-12, 02:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,508
Posted By ROJA

Interesting thread. I have a Six13 and took it...

Interesting thread. I have a Six13 and took it on a short stretch of dirt once and within half a mile, a small rock, stick, or piece of mud somehow got into my rear derailleur and threw it into my...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-12, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By ROJA

I wonder if we could add a new column for "Last...

I wonder if we could add a new column for "Last Update Date" so that you could remember how much to add since your last update. I find it to be a pain to have to go back and try to figure out when I...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-12, 11:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,250
Posted By ROJA

Very sweet! I like the triple as well (hoping to...

Very sweet! I like the triple as well (hoping to haul a kid trailer one of these days). Thanks for posting the pictures!
Forum: Commuting
08-17-12, 11:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,186
Posted By ROJA

Thanks Andy! Great looking bike! So did you...

Thanks Andy! Great looking bike! So did you just buy a 2013 or is that an older one? That picture is very helpful because it shows that there is only a tiny drop from the saddle to the bars. On...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-12, 03:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,186
Posted By ROJA

Thanks Andy- that's very helpful. What do...

Thanks Andy- that's very helpful.

What do you think about the geometry differences between the Jake and the Rove? I can see the numbers, but I don't know what they mean. Is the Rove essentially...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-12, 10:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,186
Posted By ROJA

Interesting. Are the brakes and wheels on...

Interesting.

Are the brakes and wheels on the Rove better than those on the Jake?

I also like Shimano stuff (have never tried SRAM) and it seems surprising that going from Tiagra (Jake) to...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-12, 08:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,186
Posted By ROJA

Why is the Rove so much more expensive than the...

Why is the Rove so much more expensive than the Jake? It's about the same price as JTS. How do the components on these three bikes compare? Looks like Apex (Rove) versus Tiagra (Jake), but I can't...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-12, 08:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,796
Posted By ROJA

Congrats! I love orange bikes. Let us know how...

Congrats! I love orange bikes. Let us know how it goes and check out the commuting mileage thread.
Forum: Commuting
07-22-12, 06:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,896
Posted By ROJA

Hey nonlinear- How far is your commute and...

Hey nonlinear-

How far is your commute and what kind of surfaces? Road, MUP, dirt, etc.?

I have 1997 Marin hardtail mountain bike that I've been using as a commuter and I've even kept my...
07-22-12, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,219
Posted By ROJA

Definitely no need to drive to SLO to go riding. ...

Definitely no need to drive to SLO to go riding. Lots of great rides around you around Monterey and Carmel Valley. A few to begin with here: ...
07-22-12, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By ROJA

Sorry I missed this! I was doing Diablo (hot!!!).

Sorry I missed this! I was doing Diablo (hot!!!).
07-22-12, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By ROJA

Thanks Scott. I did it and had no problems...

Thanks Scott. I did it and had no problems (although by the time I got there, the racers were all done anyway).

BTW, what do you folks do when a car or truck comes up behind you on THE WALL? It...
07-19-12, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By ROJA

Diablo TT on Saturday

Anyone know what time NG will reopen? I was hoping to do a recreational ride on Saturday at around 11. Will I get turned away?
Forum: Commuting
07-19-12, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,228
Posted By ROJA

Oh man! That is exactly what I'm looking for. ...

Oh man! That is exactly what I'm looking for. This will be very tempting to me. I assume it can take a rack and fenders to become the ultimate fast commuter!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-12, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By ROJA

Yeah, their bikes look gorgeous. I also think...

Yeah, their bikes look gorgeous. I also think it's pretty cool that they are made by hand in Oregon. Are they roughly comparable to someone like Rivendell?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-12, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By ROJA

Thoughts on Co-Motion bikes?

I don't hear much about them around here. The tandems are very well regarded. They sure are expensive!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-12, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By ROJA

How do you decide what geometry you like or don't like? Advantages of going custom?

I ride a Six13 and love it. I also ride a Marin Eldridge Grade hardtail and love that as well. I got fitted on the Six13 and I tried to track the fit on my Marin (saddle height, saddle fore-aft,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-12, 09:07 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,821
Posted By ROJA

I will probably go for Tiagra on my next bike. ...

I will probably go for Tiagra on my next bike. It's hard to find weight data, but from one or two things I've seen, it looks like you save roughly 0.5 pounds for each group. So that would mean the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-12, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By ROJA

Sounds like it's not a good deal. Here is a...

Sounds like it's not a good deal. Here is a brand new one for only $200 more:

http://villagecycle.com/product/11trek-madone-5.1-c-h2-73598-1.htm
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-12, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By ROJA

Some questions I'd ask if I were you: What...

Some questions I'd ask if I were you:

What was the list price new?
How much is a similar bike going for now?
Why is the person selling?
Is it sold by a person or a bike shop?
What kind of...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-12, 02:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,013
Posted By ROJA

I hate to say it, but that doesn't sound like...

I hate to say it, but that doesn't sound like much fun to me and I don't think I'd commute by bike if that were the only route. Too bad there aren't MTB trails you could take to get there.
Forum: Commuting
07-16-12, 02:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,135
Posted By ROJA

I also have a Topeak Explorer and have been very...

I also have a Topeak Explorer and have been very happy with it (only 6 months of use so far).
07-16-12, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By ROJA

Great site here for finding clubs and organized...

Great site here for finding clubs and organized rides: http://www.bikecal.com/
07-15-12, 11:55 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 9,831
Posted By ROJA

Hi Dan! I'm just reading this thread for the...

Hi Dan! I'm just reading this thread for the first time now and I wanted to let you know that I'm really glad that you are recovering well and you will be in our thoughts and prayers for a continued...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-12, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By ROJA

Thanks Andy. That's a great idea and I actually...

Thanks Andy. That's a great idea and I actually would prefer a triple. As much as a "relaxed" bike sounds appealing, I do feel the need for speed and I think I'll want to pick something that will...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-12, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By ROJA

OK, Vaya versus JTS! Looks like JTS weighs...

OK, Vaya versus JTS!

Looks like JTS weighs around 20-23 lbs (hard to get a good figure)

I've heard the Casseroll is closer to 26 or 28 lbs. Anyone know?

Vaya weight?
Forum: Commuting
07-12-12, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By ROJA

Commuting on Salsa Casseroll versus Jake the Snake

I know this is a bit of an odd comparison, but I'd be curious to hear which bike folks think would be better for commuting ~30 miles one way a couple of times per week on a mix of roads and MUPs with...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-12, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,201
Posted By ROJA

Any idea of the weight of this bike?

Any idea of the weight of this bike?
Forum: Commuting
07-06-12, 05:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 959
Posted By ROJA

This is it: ...

This is it: http://www.arkel-od.com/us/commuting-bike-bag.html

It suspends the laptop in a sleeve that doesn't hit the bottom of the bag, so vibration is minimized. I've been using one since...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-12, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 44,551
Posted By ROJA

MNBikeCommuter(MN)____________________4455 (6070)...

MNBikeCommuter(MN)____________________4455 (6070)
silk (BC/CAN)_________________________4249
dschue5(MN)___________________________4130 (6780 total)
CigTech_______________________________4003.8...
06-02-12, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By ROJA

https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=University+Ave+...

https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=University+Ave+%26+Sacramento+St,+Berkeley,+CA+94702&daddr=37.8659121,-122.266517+to:37.864411,-122.2564001+to:37.85266,-122.25711+to:37.846267,-122.2563143+to:37.81...
06-02-12, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By ROJA

You are in good company (or at least MY company)!...

You are in good company (or at least MY company)! I just hit a PR a couple of weeks ago at 26:38 (1766th place) and I'm nipping at your heels!
05-20-12, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By ROJA

Great ride, but very long and challenging. ...

Great ride, but very long and challenging. Definitely my hardest ride of the year!
05-17-12, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By ROJA

Awesome ride/race this Saturday (5/19) -- East Bay Rallycat

http://eastbayalleycx.blogspot.com/

This is put on by a friend of a friend and it looks like a ton of fun. Anyone else going and what bike will you be riding?

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Forum: Commuting
05-02-12, 11:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,113
Posted By ROJA

I commute with a laptop using this bag designed...

I commute with a laptop using this bag designed for exactly that: http://www.arkel-od.com/us/commuting-bike-bag.html
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