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05-10-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 573
Posted By blt

If you're looking for something close to a...

If you're looking for something close to a double, you could try the route of the Eastern Sierra Double Century. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36209072 Not quite a true double, more like 190 miles...
04-06-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By blt

Right, I used to take that a lot, because from...

Right, I used to take that a lot, because from the Iron Horse in Dublin south, the Alamo Canal Trail/Centennial Trail was paved all the way to Arroyo Mocho, so you could connect to West Las Positas,...
04-05-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By blt

The most reasonable crossings of 580 are going...

The most reasonable crossings of 580 are going under it, but those are few and far between.

There is the east Dublin-Pleasanton BART station and Greenville Rd. That's about it unless you're going...
03-04-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 905
Posted By blt

For the coldest part of the morning, I'll use...

For the coldest part of the morning, I'll use handwarmers, but IMO heated gloves work better. I don't own any, but pre-pandemic a friend I was visiting in Redding loaned me some to go out on a...
10-26-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,629
Posted By blt

Oh, sure, it counts. I just make sure that...

Oh, sure, it counts.

I just make sure that at least once between birthdays, I ride at least my age in miles, but I need to add whatever fraction of the year has gone by since my birthday. So in...
10-15-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,413
Posted By blt

Actually, the Lodi Sunrise Rotary Club still puts...

Actually, the Lodi Sunrise Rotary Club still puts on a cycling event, but it is now called Tour delle Vigne, with 30K, 50K, 100K, and 100 mile courses. The 2020 and 2021 versions were cancelled due...
10-13-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By blt

Well, the tourist stereotype is also not fair if...

Well, the tourist stereotype is also not fair if we're applying it to all tourists, heck, I've been one of those tourists on a bike (not on the GGB, but other places).

I think that bikingshearer's...
07-23-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,737
Posted By blt

To be clear to anyone reading the thread, the...

To be clear to anyone reading the thread, the East Bay Times article and the police report imbedded in the Tweet imbedded in the article make clear that Knapp got hit about 1/4 mile north of N....
06-04-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,247
Posted By blt

Having discussed the trail with EBRPD people at a...

Having discussed the trail with EBRPD people at a "roll and stroll" event in Niles a few years back, it seems feasible to me. Costly, but feasible. Portions aren't very costly, but getting only...
04-08-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,607
Posted By blt

The website also says go visit the new bike shop...

The website also says go visit the new bike shop in the same location, so who knows. The lease expired and the owners couldn't negotiate a new one at a rent they liked? They decided it was time to...
03-04-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,634
Posted By blt

I am definitely two tired to ride my age in miles...

I am definitely two tired to ride my age in miles on a unicycle, even if I only turned 61 in January, not 65.

The OP has inspired me, however, to set a goal of doing a metric "ride my age" on a...
02-18-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,264
Posted By blt

I prefer Calle Arroyo, basically for the reasons...

I prefer Calle Arroyo, basically for the reasons BenRidin stated. It isn't as straight a shot as Alameda Diablo, but in general, the less time on Diablo Rd. the better (and if I'm heading to Mt....
02-16-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By blt

I've seen the gate at the park boundary (where...

I've seen the gate at the park boundary (where the "tire poppers" are) closed, but it has been awhile since I've been there before opening. If the intent is to keep people from going off-trail, it...
01-26-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,376
Posted By blt

In December 2015, I rode from Costa Mesa down the...

In December 2015, I rode from Costa Mesa down the SART, along the coast to the LA River, up the river to Anaheim, over to PV and a counterclockwise loop around PV. I wanted to go to the Korean Bell,...
12-28-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,084
Posted By blt

The most recent post on the Junction Bar & Grill...

The most recent post on the Junction Bar & Grill Facebook page from December 12 says they are "shooting for the first week of January to open the doors." We'll see if that holds. I didn't realize...
10-28-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,084
Posted By blt

Thanks for the responses, BenRidin. If there...

Thanks for the responses, BenRidin.

If there is no water jug out front and no sign by the spigot saying it isn't potable, then I would just use the spigot, and not ask questions, especially during...
10-23-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,084
Posted By blt

Where is the spigot located? I'm pretty sure I...

Where is the spigot located? I'm pretty sure I heard about it in the past, but I never used it in the few times I've been there.

Has spigot water been available at any point during pandemic...
10-19-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,084
Posted By blt

I took my own advice and rode to the Junction...

I took my own advice and rode to the Junction this weekend.

When I was there late morning, next to the Cal Fire Station 25 Sweetwater sign by the driveway entrance to the station was a large...
10-16-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,084
Posted By blt

So this weekend and next are good times to check,...

So this weekend and next are good times to check, since the existing owners are still going have the cafe open for these last two weekends. If someone goes up, please check to see if the Sweetwater...
10-14-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,084
Posted By blt

It always seemed a little crazy to me to be like...

It always seemed a little crazy to me to be like the current owners -- live in Livermore and commute to the Junction. Add to that a pandemic and wildfires, and it is REALLY crazy. It seems like both...
10-07-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,621
Posted By blt

I can't tell if you are joking or...

I can't tell if you are joking or misunderstanding. The 5000 feet was the altitude of the ride, not the gain. As you say, however, gain is gain, and if the total gain is 1,200 feet, even if the...
10-06-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,621
Posted By blt

Don't sell yourself short! I looked at what...

Don't sell yourself short!

I looked at what I think was your intended route back in August after reading a post from you in the Northern California forum. I'm assuming you went Sierraville to...
09-29-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,401
Posted By blt

I'm 60, and I haven't gotten any slower. In fact,...

I'm 60, and I haven't gotten any slower. In fact, I'm probably a little faster than I was at 20, 30, 40, or 50. That's the beauty of being REALLY slow when you're young. Almost everyone still passes...
09-28-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,886
Posted By blt

Nice! I did my first "ride my age" when I...

Nice!

I did my first "ride my age" when I was 7, but my 50's was the only decade of my life where I got one every year. Last year was the closest I came to missing out, I was 17 days shy of 60...
08-27-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,558
Posted By blt

If you don't want too much of a zoo or a 10 mph...

If you don't want too much of a zoo or a 10 mph speed limit, this year there is a 7 am - 8 am bikes only window, and you can go ride as fast and hard as you want without worrying about the zoo. I...
04-26-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,880
Posted By blt

I agree that Crow Canyon between Castro Valley...

I agree that Crow Canyon between Castro Valley and Norris Canyon isn't that bad, even north of Norris, Crow Canyon isn't awful. If I'm going from Castro Valley to San Ramon at Crow Canyon or north,...
04-25-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,880
Posted By blt

I am not high on that Crow Canyon/Norris Canyon...

I am not high on that Crow Canyon/Norris Canyon loop. Too much traffic, not enough pleasant. Norris Canyon is good, the rest, not so good IMO.

If you're looking at that type of distance, there...
02-04-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,174
Posted By blt

They won't charge if you live in a state without...

They won't charge if you live in a state without sales tax. If you find a tiny under the radar seller, maybe it won't charge sales tax to a California resident, but if so, technically, you should be...
11-14-18, 04:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,459
Posted By blt

No, you're not wrong. General rule, don't...

No, you're not wrong.

General rule, don't complain to the people closer to the center of the circle of pain than what you are in, but unless you know there is a participant in the thread who is...
05-09-18, 05:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,722
Posted By blt

When doing a ride an hour or 2 from home, I...

When doing a ride an hour or 2 from home, I always just get up early and do check-in in the morning, it seems pointless and wasteful to bother with two trips, and unless you really, really mind...
03-20-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,130
Posted By blt

Based on conversations I had with EBRPD people at...

Based on conversations I had with EBRPD people at the Niles Canyon stroll and roll event last September, it sounded like option 1 from that 2015 study is most likely. After the main Niles Canyon...
03-16-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,130
Posted By blt

Someone my wife knows who lives in Diablo claims...

Someone my wife knows who lives in Diablo claims that most Diablo residents would rather have bikes in Diablo than on Diablo Road. Makes sense. Of course, the majority would like to see the best of...
03-01-18, 11:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,412
Posted By blt

I agree completely about Marsh Creek Road, it is...

I agree completely about Marsh Creek Road, it is not fun at all. Morgan Territory Road is another matter, it is virtually all people going to or from the regional park, or residents (and there...
02-26-18, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,458
Posted By blt

No need for apology, I didn't think you came off...

No need for apology, I didn't think you came off as antagonistic, you were trying to understand, and I was trying to explain.

When I was 6 or 7 and first learned to ride a bike, the rules taught...
02-21-18, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,458
Posted By blt

Aside from the danger of a car turning right when...

Aside from the danger of a car turning right when the light is green, there is also the danger of a car turning left, especially if riding on the sidewalk and then into the intersection "against the...
02-20-18, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,458
Posted By blt

I know nothing of the details beyond the linked...

I know nothing of the details beyond the linked articles, and I do not suggest fault on the part of anyone.

But seriously, teach your kids, your friends, everyone you know, not to ride in...
02-15-18, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,106
Posted By blt

It does seem likely the path will open as...

It does seem likely the path will open as planned, but that doesn't mean the fight won't go on for awhile. Screaming will get really loud if bike commuter use is light while cars get backed up.
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02-14-18, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,408
Posted By blt

Eylar Ridge summit? So there's a name for the top...

Eylar Ridge summit? So there's a name for the top of Mines Road other than "The Top of Mines"? Nice to know.

I frequently use Eylar Ridge summit as a turnaround. If I have the time and the legs,...
02-14-18, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,106
Posted By blt

Yeah, that fight may go on for a little while. ...

Yeah, that fight may go on for a little while.

As the bike lane advocates have pointed out, if the lane is used for cars during peak commute hours, then the lane becomes largely recreational, as...
01-04-18, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,303
Posted By blt

Out in the Tri-Valley, I asked my wife if she was...

Out in the Tri-Valley, I asked my wife if she was shaking the bed or if we were having an earthquake. She was awake enough to answer and indicate she didn't know what I was talking about. Since she...
01-03-18, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,058
Posted By blt

Two things about the Wine Country Century. ...

Two things about the Wine Country Century.

One is that historically it tends to sell out, and it looks like this year, as a consequence of the fires, the number of entries is a little lower...
12-22-17, 05:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,058
Posted By blt

The Bay Area isn't exactly known for its...

The Bay Area isn't exactly known for its flatness, the only rides I can think of that are pretty flat are the two shorter routes in Foxy's Fall Century out of Davis, around 75 miles from downtown SF,...
10-27-17, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,172
Posted By blt

Cycling being involved to me somehow seems almost...

Cycling being involved to me somehow seems almost beside the point in terms of how disturbing this is and how much I'd like to see this guy punished.

Intentionally plowing a vehicle into people...
10-25-17, 06:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,842
Posted By blt

I think that is wise. I rode Diablo once from...

I think that is wise. I rode Diablo once from Green Valley to Mount Diablo Scenic Blvd., never again, and never the other direction, either. Too scary, in spite of the pain in the butt of needing...
10-09-17, 04:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,069
Posted By blt

I hear ya. When I asked the EBRPD people about...

I hear ya. When I asked the EBRPD people about the odds of the trail ever getting built, they were very optimistic that it will happen.

So I asked if it will happen before I turn 80. After...
10-05-17, 04:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,069
Posted By blt

I think another point is to increase public...

I think another point is to increase public support for the idea of the trail. Get people to see the benefits of being able to get through the canyon on foot or bike (or scooter or skateboard), and...
10-04-17, 05:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,069
Posted By blt

I believe that the East Bay Regional Parks...

I believe that the East Bay Regional Parks District is the biggest driver behind getting a trail, along with a couple of Alameda County Supervisors. There appears to be buy-in from at least some...
09-28-17, 05:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,518
Posted By blt

Yeah, that was on the front page of the Local...

Yeah, that was on the front page of the Local News section. While eating breakfast the other morning, as soon as I read "received a video from a Los Medanos College journalism professor," I didn't...
09-27-17, 03:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,069
Posted By blt

Agree completely. Other than the one time I was...

Agree completely. Other than the one time I was on the BOB ride, I've always done an out and back, how far depending on how much time I have and how far I've gone otherwise, either to the top and...
09-26-17, 01:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,069
Posted By blt

In driving Niles Canyon, I always thought it...

In driving Niles Canyon, I always thought it seemed like a really scary place to be on a bike, so I never rode it. Until one time when I was doing the "short" 80 mile route on the Cherry City...
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