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04-19-14, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By SteveE

You need to change your schedule to work in...

You need to change your schedule to work in Sunnyvale on Wednesdays and then you can do the Valley Ride!

Valley Ride
367 State Street - Los Altos
When: Wednesday @ 6:00pm
Spring & Summer...
05-17-13, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By SteveE

Old Santa Cruz Highway?

Old Santa Cruz Highway?
05-07-13, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By SteveE

How about clockwise around the Lexington...

How about clockwise around the Lexington Reservoir with optional climbs partway up Soda Springs Rd. or Old Santa Cruz Highway? Start and Los Gatos and take the path up to the reservoir or drive to...
04-09-13, 11:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,637
Posted By SteveE

Actually , the NYT reporter was traveling...

Actually , the NYT reporter was traveling eastbound not westbound. I'm pretty sure his incident (no car was involved, iirc) was just after a left hand corner where there's a convex mirror at a...
04-08-13, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 473,122
Posted By SteveE

Kinda like motorpacing!

Kinda like motorpacing!
04-08-13, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 473,122
Posted By SteveE

Carbonello - BTW, the photographer decided...

Carbonello -

BTW, the photographer decided that he'd had enough trying to draft the tandems into the headwind that he didn't stand a chance going back on Canada with a tailwind. Had a more...
03-28-13, 09:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By SteveE

Quantum mechanics operating at the macro level?

Quantum mechanics operating at the macro level?
03-19-13, 10:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,740
Posted By SteveE

Hey Brad! You guys suck! Ha ha! Just kidding. ...

Hey Brad! You guys suck! Ha ha! Just kidding. I'm just jealous that you two keeping kicking my butt up the hills!

SteveE
03-18-13, 12:11 AM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 260,331
Posted By SteveE

There's also water available at the Nature Center...

There's also water available at the Nature Center at the top of Page Mill Rd. if you want to walk your bike through the tunnel.
03-17-13, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By SteveE

I haven't biked that area too much but this map...

I haven't biked that area too much but this map seems to agree with what I remember: http://www.mtycounty.com/pgs-parks/bike-Monterey.html

I'm sure someone who lives in the area can give you more...
02-15-13, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,343
Posted By SteveE

Terry Morse at UDC Tours has Scott CR1 bikes for...

Terry Morse at UDC Tours has Scott CR1 bikes for rent: http://udctours.com/store/bike-rental-san-francisco-bay-area.html

He's located in Los Altos but will deliver and pick up the bike for you for...
11-12-12, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By SteveE

699,000 aren't enough results? Anyway, this...

699,000 aren't enough results?

Anyway, this link from the second page of Google results is: http://www.geocities.com/colosseum/6213/ca.htm

Seems pretty damn comprehensive to me.

- SteveE
11-05-12, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By SteveE

BTW, How are the newly resurfaced sections of...

BTW, How are the newly resurfaced sections of Skyline? I've been avoiding taking the AV B-Ride on long stretches of Hwy 35 due to the perceived poor ride quality.

- SteveE
10-02-12, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 260,331
Posted By SteveE

That is one long, flat ride!

That is one long, flat ride!
09-19-12, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,008
Posted By SteveE

There is a memorial for John Peckham of Alto Velo...

There is a memorial for John Peckham of Alto Velo on Old Page Mill Road:...
08-12-12, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By SteveE

It was reported by Jalopnik on Friday evening, so...

It was reported by Jalopnik on Friday evening, so probably sometime earlier in the day. Judging from the length of the shadows, it must've been mid to late afternoon.
08-12-12, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By SteveE

I always heard that the Fisker Karma was a hot...

I always heard that the Fisker Karma was a hot little car. Who knew they got that hot! :)
08-12-12, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By SteveE

Bad Karma in Woodside

This isn't bicycling related but it occurred at Roberts Market parking lot in Woodside near the water faucet!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uWTgnzZbYtU
08-12-12, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By SteveE

So I found out that the ride is sponsored by The...

So I found out that the ride is sponsored by The Bicycle Outfitter, is only around 25 miles, and is an old gezzer's ride. Probably not what you had in mind! :)

- SteveE
08-11-12, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By SteveE

I'll have to ask about the length of the ride the...

I'll have to ask about the length of the ride the next time I see Don and get back to you.

Good luck on your race tomorrow.

- SteveE
08-11-12, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By SteveE

So there's a ride from The Bicycle Outfitter on...

So there's a ride from The Bicycle Outfitter on Sunday mornings at 10:30AM. I suspect the average age is older than 30, though.

- SteveE
08-10-12, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By SteveE

For sure, the A-Ride is faster than the B-Ride! ...

For sure, the A-Ride is faster than the B-Ride!

I think there's a Sunday ride from The Bicycle Outfitter on Sunday that's not too fast, IIRC. I don't remember when it leaves, though. Around...
08-10-12, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By SteveE

Define hammerfest. LGBRC Sunday Ride (Springer &...

Define hammerfest. LGBRC Sunday Ride (Springer & Foothill @ 8:45)? Alto Velo A-Ride (Peet's on State Street @9:10)? Pen Velo Sunday Ride (Canada & Hwy 92 @ 8:00)? Pen Velo does say "very fast...
08-08-12, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By SteveE

How about riding up & down Canada Road a bunch of...

How about riding up & down Canada Road a bunch of times? The little kids should average out the age to 30ish.
08-05-12, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By SteveE

Glad to hear you weren't more seriously injured. ...

Glad to hear you weren't more seriously injured.

That hill is treacherous enough without having to watch out for deer! I nearly crashed there myself about 12 years ago on my first ride on my...
04-09-12, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By SteveE

I lead the A/V Saturday B-Ride, so I'm biased. I...

I lead the A/V Saturday B-Ride, so I'm biased. I think it's a good club. The Sunday A-Ride and Saturday B-Ride are open to anyone that shows up. My suggestion is to show for the rides (9AM at...
02-11-12, 09:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 276
Posted By SteveE

Route recommendations - Branham Lane & Hwy 87 to West Cupertino (Monta Vista)

I have to drop my car off at my mechanic's place tomorrow (02/12) and plan to bike home. I'm thinking of taking the following route: http://g.co/maps/b4n9a

I'm familiar with riding the route from...
02-01-12, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By SteveE

Haven't done the Pen-Velo ride myself but the...

Haven't done the Pen-Velo ride myself but the Alto Velo B-Ride, while technically not a "no drop" ride, does have regroups after major climbs and long descents. Mileage is generally 45-60 miles. ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,223
Posted By SteveE

Mavic GL330 tubular rims.

Mavic GL330 tubular rims.
Replies: 4
Views: 1,223
Posted By SteveE

1980 Romani Bike

I bought this bike back in 1980 from Mel Pinto in Falls Church, Virginia.

It's been repainted from the original blue. Pictures are posted on flickr:...
09-29-11, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By SteveE

I'll third it. Dave Prion is head mechanic is...

I'll third it. Dave Prion is head mechanic is great!

- SteveE
09-27-11, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 998
Posted By SteveE

I think I am aware of two of the reported...

I think I am aware of two of the reported incidents.

From what I recall from reports at the time (I did not personally witness the incident) the water bottle that hit the pedestrian was either...
09-26-11, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By SteveE

How about Dr. Larry Wolff. - SteveE

How about Dr. Larry Wolff.

- SteveE
09-06-11, 10:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,150
Posted By SteveE

Back in August, the 13th to be exact, the AV...

Back in August, the 13th to be exact, the AV B-Ride had to wait for the paramedics to put a fallen cyclist in the ambulance at this exact same spot (as indicated in the multimedia sidebar in the...
08-31-11, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By SteveE

I think you should be able to get water at the...

I think you should be able to get water at the San Gregorio Store at Stage & 84. Just remember to take off your shoes before entering! How many bottles are you carrying anyway?

- SteveE
08-29-11, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By SteveE

I think the problem is that most intersections...

I think the problem is that most intersections have a yellow light of approximately 5 seconds. There are a lot of intersections that take longer than 5 seconds to clear on a bicycle. I can imagine...
08-13-11, 03:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,291
Posted By SteveE

Mark January 1st on your calendar for the San...

Mark January 1st on your calendar for the San Bruno Hill Climb.

- Steve
07-27-11, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By SteveE

Your best bet may wind up being a parking garage!...

Your best bet may wind up being a parking garage! :)

- SteveE

P.S. Watch out for people backing out of parking spaces!
07-18-11, 09:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,776
Posted By SteveE

I always ask if it's OK for me to sit on if I get...

I always ask if it's OK for me to sit on if I get passed and want to draft but I've never understood why folks get so annoyed with drafters. Chances are the drafter's the one who goes down if they...
06-28-11, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By SteveE

Avoid East Palo Alto. Good places to road ride? ...

Avoid East Palo Alto. Good places to road ride? Are you kidding? The riding here is terrible! Better just stay in SLC. :D

SteveE
06-28-11, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By SteveE

I'm in the south Bay, so these may be a little...

I'm in the south Bay, so these may be a little far for you.

Try George Slough at Slough's Bike Shop in San Jose or Dave Prion at The Bicycle Outfitter in Los Altos. Sadly, Shaw's Lightweight...
06-01-11, 10:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,417
Posted By SteveE

Dawes-man - There must be more than one...

Dawes-man -

There must be more than one Romani, then. Mine was purchased from Mel Pinto Imports in 1981 and says it was made in Italia "dal 1924" and is Columbus tubing..

- Steve
05-31-11, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By SteveE

I don't know for sure that Hwy 1 is open but my...

I don't know for sure that Hwy 1 is open but my daughter, who goes to school down there, says that the electronic sign that was up earlier in the Seaside area is gone.

- Steve
05-16-11, 07:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 987
Posted By SteveE

Or better yet, the whole enchilada from Bear...

Or better yet, the whole enchilada from Bear Creek Road to Hwy 92!

SteveE
05-15-11, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By SteveE

Sure. Start in Woodside at near Roberts Market. ...

Sure. Start in Woodside at near Roberts Market. Go west on Hwy 84, turn right on to Kings Mountain Road. Cross Skyline at top of climb. Descend Tunitas Creek Road. Stop at end of Tunitas Creek...
05-14-11, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By SteveE

Are you sure you don't mean Hwy 1 (PCH)?

Are you sure you don't mean Hwy 1 (PCH)?
05-13-11, 10:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 762
Posted By SteveE

My feelings, too. I have a bent fork and...

My feelings, too. I have a bent fork and undamaged front wheel in one corner and two witnesses (who don't remember seeing a car) and a police report calling it mechanical failure in the other. ...
05-13-11, 10:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 762
Posted By SteveE

On a related note... Anyone think it's possible...

On a related note... Anyone think it's possible to bend the front fork by grabbing the brakes too hard?
05-13-11, 09:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 987
Posted By SteveE

I don't know. They always seem to feel they've...

I don't know. They always seem to feel they've got to prove they're faster than a bike, imho.

SteveE
05-13-11, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 987
Posted By SteveE

Auto Crash on Skyline (aka Can you drive that fast on Skyline? Apparently not.)

The following video was posted by Mike Jacoubowsky (owner of Chain Reaction Bicycles):

http://youtu.be/mrzbgEXGgWg

Geez, this guy was going waaaay tooo fast! What is it about bikes that make...
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