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11-22-09, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By BottleRocket

You can't be serious??!! The ONE WAY...

You can't be serious??!!

The ONE WAY section coming down from Hawk Hill??

Don't..... do..... that..... again............. EVER!!
11-02-09, 11:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,343
Posted By BottleRocket

Hey Jeff, I've got Wed. off and was planning...

Hey Jeff,

I've got Wed. off and was planning on doing a longish (but easy) ride so I'd be happy to go with you up there. There are a several different ways of getting to the peak (Mill Valley,...
07-30-09, 10:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By BottleRocket

Damn, I just missed you up there. I did Monitor...

Damn, I just missed you up there. I did Monitor yesterday for the first time.

I had a couple of days off and I was inspired by all the recent Death Ride and Diamond Valley RR talk so I headed up...
06-23-09, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,023
Posted By BottleRocket

1. 30-50 mph 2. Nope. But doable (I don't...

1. 30-50 mph
2. Nope. But doable (I don't think I've ever actually seen a cyclist on 152 over Hecker Pass)
3. Good question. I'm curious too. I'm pretty sure I've heard another option that...
06-13-09, 08:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,718
Posted By BottleRocket

Great course and a fun race. I pre-rode it last...

Great course and a fun race. I pre-rode it last Tuesday and I swear those gravel patches weren't there on the Stage Rd. descent. That was quite an obstacle course between the gravel, oncoming...
05-13-09, 11:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,064
Posted By BottleRocket

Biking to work is almost never an option as a...

Biking to work is almost never an option as a musician, but tomorrow I'm taking the ferry from SF to Vallejo to meet a colleague and we're going to ride to Santa Rosa for a rehearsal. I have to...
05-09-09, 06:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,782
Posted By BottleRocket

Good seeing you guys out there. Those BF kits...

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...
04-27-09, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 260,346
Posted By BottleRocket

Hey Henry, I just saw this. I'm assuming...

Hey Henry, I just saw this.

I'm assuming behind that little red X is a picture of me suffering on the climb.

I've got a pretty good bag of excuses for this race which I won't bore you with ...
04-27-09, 01:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 689
Posted By BottleRocket

Impressive. Awesome story Joel.

Impressive. Awesome story Joel.
04-07-09, 09:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,109
Posted By BottleRocket

So you, Dave and Ryan weren't there tonight and I...

So you, Dave and Ryan weren't there tonight and I finally am able to do the whole hour without cheating or skipping a lap. Hmmmm...........
04-02-09, 09:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,471
Posted By BottleRocket

I think I saw you right before I pulled off. ...

I think I saw you right before I pulled off. Blue and white kit right? Sorry I didn't say hello. Next time.

A group of us started aound 5:45 and went hard for only a half hour or so. That wind...
04-02-09, 02:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,471
Posted By BottleRocket

Always hear great things about the POO ride and...

Always hear great things about the POO ride and hope to make it out there sometime this year. The Tuesday Night Park Ride is also good (with a hill), and just so close to my house.

As far as...
03-25-09, 09:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,784
Posted By BottleRocket

Bummer..........Hope you don't have to miss Lost....

Bummer..........Hope you don't have to miss Lost.

Anyone else planning on heading out there tonight (Wed)? Leaving from around 9th and Irving at 5:30.
03-17-09, 11:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,728
Posted By BottleRocket

Thanks Steve. Good luck with contesting...

Thanks Steve.

Good luck with contesting this. I've been doing a little research and have become less optimistic about the outcome.



Will we get upgrade points for attending the "safety...
03-16-09, 12:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,728
Posted By BottleRocket

This is what I plan on arguing when I get to...

This is what I plan on arguing when I get to court. I'll roll with the pack every time.

The officer said he was doing this for our safety. The Roasters is a pack of very experienced cyclists...
03-14-09, 06:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,728
Posted By BottleRocket

Here we go again!! Today they got the...

Here we go again!!

Today they got the whole Roasters group at the same spot (E. Blythedale and Camino Alto). I'm guessing around 30 riders at once this time. This intersection is turning into...
03-09-09, 12:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,353
Posted By BottleRocket

Thanks for coming out so early guys. It was...

Thanks for coming out so early guys. It was great having you guys there cheering me on. And the pictures turned out great. Wish I couldíve hung out longer, but work was looming.

The Cat. 5...
03-07-09, 04:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,353
Posted By BottleRocket

Cat. 5's start at 9:00. Done at 9:40 :innocent: ...

Cat. 5's start at 9:00. Done at 9:40 :innocent:

It'd be fun to have a little cheering section.
03-02-09, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By BottleRocket

If you're going to be in MH for a few days make...

If you're going to be in MH for a few days make sure you hit Super Taqueria for lunch at least once. It's on the corner of Vineyard and Monterey right by Specialized................you're welcome :)
03-01-09, 01:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 944
Posted By BottleRocket

I must've just missed you guys. I was looking...

I must've just missed you guys. I was looking for you on the way down around 11:00.

Perfect climbing weather today, maybe a little too chilly and breezy up top for me to hang around for too...
02-26-09, 05:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,471
Posted By BottleRocket

I'll be out there, but a little earlier than...

I'll be out there, but a little earlier than usual. One of PMs' teammates will be out there around 4:30 with what promises to be an even more structured (and maybe more puke inducing) workout than...
02-25-09, 07:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,841
Posted By BottleRocket

I'll definitely be doing Coe. I can meet anybody...

I'll definitely be doing Coe. I can meet anybody that wants to come along at the Specialized Concept Store on E. Dunne (just after Condit if you're coming from 101. East side of freeway) at 9:00. ...
02-22-09, 12:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,841
Posted By BottleRocket

I'll be staying in Morgan Hill on the 28th and...

I'll be staying in Morgan Hill on the 28th and will be riding up to Coe sometime that morning. Need to be done at 11:30 though. Maybe I'll catch you guys on the way down.
02-19-09, 03:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,471
Posted By BottleRocket

100% in tonight. See everybody there.

100% in tonight. See everybody there.
02-17-09, 02:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,471
Posted By BottleRocket

I'm wussing out tonight :(

I'm wussing out tonight :(
02-12-09, 05:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,471
Posted By BottleRocket

Unfortunately I'm out of town. Next Tuesday...

Unfortunately I'm out of town. Next Tuesday might be another short night for me again also.
02-11-09, 07:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,933
Posted By BottleRocket

Still beats Belgium in the Winter.:) ...

Still beats Belgium in the Winter.:)

Seriously, it would be nice if they could move it somewhere in the schedule to take advantage of the Sierras. Don't know if you'd get the same quality riders...
02-07-09, 12:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,094
Posted By BottleRocket

Good luck racers! Keeping my fingers crossed for...

Good luck racers! Keeping my fingers crossed for no rain.

I'm sure Lance will twitter at some point if he's doing the race or not :)
02-06-09, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By BottleRocket

Coyote Creek trail to Hellyer Velodrome: ...

Coyote Creek trail to Hellyer Velodrome:

Head North on Condit

Condit makes a 90 degree turn East and turns into Half Rd.

Left On Peet

Right on Morningstar
02-06-09, 02:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,003
Posted By BottleRocket

+1 for Henry Coe for a South Bay climb with very...

+1 for Henry Coe for a South Bay climb with very little traffic. I’ve done this dozens of times and can’t remember seeing more than a hand full of cars at any time. If you hit it in the middle of the...
02-04-09, 09:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,255
Posted By BottleRocket

^^^^ That's not a pack. That's more like a...

^^^^ That's not a pack. That's more like a swarm. (safest race of the day though, go figure)

Well at least you got some sort of shot of you. It seems like most of the photographers packed it up...
02-04-09, 12:19 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,471
Posted By BottleRocket

I wanna know who spiked Pizzamans' wheaties this...

I wanna know who spiked Pizzamans' wheaties this morning...........Holy Crap!
02-02-09, 07:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,255
Posted By BottleRocket

Good advice Lorri, thanks. I think we both...

Good advice Lorri, thanks.

I think we both meant essentially the same thing. By moving off to the side of the pack, I in no way meant to do it blindly or suddenly. But get the hell out of...
02-02-09, 03:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,255
Posted By BottleRocket

I think I might have seen that while I was...

I think I might have seen that while I was warming up in parking lot. Was it right before going into corner 1? I couldn't believe it! I just noticed some guy slow to a crawl right in the middle of...
02-01-09, 07:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,255
Posted By BottleRocket

No kidding! Lots of paramedics out there today. ...

No kidding! Lots of paramedics out there today. Our Cat. 5 35+ group started about an hour late while the various emergency crews were on the course. Hope it wasn't too serious for anybody.
...
01-30-09, 05:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,387
Posted By BottleRocket

Schadenfreude: Malicious Joy..............All...

Schadenfreude: Malicious Joy..............All those boom years I felt I was missing the boat as a renter too.
Not looking forward to next year when all these big corporations stop funding the arts...
01-24-09, 07:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,241
Posted By BottleRocket

+1

+1
01-19-09, 11:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,255
Posted By BottleRocket

I had to work in the afternoon so I ended up...

I had to work in the afternoon so I ended up going down early to do the 3/4 race and the 9:30 clinic to get my points.

The differences between the 3/4 race and the 5 35+ were a slightly higher...
01-12-09, 10:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,335
Posted By BottleRocket

Sorry to hear about the crash Ramon. Glad it's...

Sorry to hear about the crash Ramon. Glad it's nothing too serious.

I remember that descent from the LKHC. It's nasty and unpredictable. I had a friend blow out his tire from the heat of the...
01-11-09, 11:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,025
Posted By BottleRocket

Like pulling teeth out there today. I was...

Like pulling teeth out there today.

I was also in the back when they took off. Who says breaks never get away in a Cat 5 Early Bird race. If they had people blocking on the front kudos to...
01-08-09, 12:21 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 21,715
Posted By BottleRocket

This is a great idea! It would be fun to see ...

This is a great idea! It would be fun to see peoples progress (regress?) and would be a good motivator (at least for me).


Great to have you here Matt. Iíd love to go climbing with you one...
01-05-09, 03:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,229
Posted By BottleRocket

Yeah I remember you from yesterday. Great job! ...

Yeah I remember you from yesterday. Great job! :thumb:

I had a pretty good view of the end too. From what I remember you guys had a line going off to the right behind Mike that blew apart...
01-04-09, 10:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,229
Posted By BottleRocket

Henry and I were in the second cat. 5 35+ group. ...

Henry and I were in the second cat. 5 35+ group. Teammate of mine ended up winning the group! I'd like to think I led him out but it looked like he didn't need it anyway. I ended the day happy...
01-02-09, 03:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,288
Posted By BottleRocket

I got 18th in M35+ with 19:20. My goal was to get...

I got 18th in M35+ with 19:20. My goal was to get sub 20:00 so I'm pretty happy with the day overall. Last week I posted 20:40 and in the beginning of Dec. I busted my ass for 23:11. I'm going to...
01-01-09, 04:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,063
Posted By BottleRocket

oh..........and pizzaman won his first race of...

oh..........and pizzaman won his first race of the year.
10-28-08, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By BottleRocket

.........still makes me think of Bill O'Reilly

.........still makes me think of Bill O'Reilly
10-14-08, 05:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 957
Posted By BottleRocket

I just picked up the Craft Windstopper at SB last...

I just picked up the Craft Windstopper at SB last week as a warmer winter baselayer. I've used it a couple of times and have been pretty impressed. I haven't gotten too warm while the temps hover...
10-12-08, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 260,346
Posted By BottleRocket

Did my first organized century today. The Cheese...

Did my first organized century today. The Cheese and Wine in Riverbank, outside of Modesto. Sorry, no pics as my camera got ripped off recently. :mad:

Since it was my first I canít really...
10-02-08, 04:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,690
Posted By BottleRocket

My bike feels fat now................:(

My bike feels fat now................:(
10-01-08, 05:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,614
Posted By BottleRocket

No problem, I'm still dependent on being able to...

No problem, I'm still dependent on being able to get cleaned up and presentable by 3:00 in Palo Alto though. Be prepared to make other plans if I don't make it.

Looks like I would bail when we...
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