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05-31-19, 03:59 PM
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Posted By spingineer

My excuse for not doing Davis Double ... I was in...

My excuse for not doing Davis Double ... I was in Southern California, viewing ATOC. Baldy Ski Lifts ... it was epic. And yes, even the pros say it was hard ... but hey, I'm used to it :)
06-08-18, 09:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,227
Posted By spingineer

I recently saw an article that stated May was the...

I recently saw an article that stated May was the hottest month on record ... where??? Definitely not in California!
05-17-18, 06:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,538
Posted By spingineer

I didn't do the whole route .. just from the...

I didn't do the whole route .. just from the Bailey descent to the finish ... and that part was hard. Even harder was going home, in the reverse direction. That headwind was brutal. Who needs the...
05-16-18, 09:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,538
Posted By spingineer

It would be great if they can do Mt. Umunhum

It would be great if they can do Mt. Umunhum
09-11-17, 02:41 PM
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Posted By spingineer

Mt. Umunhum Open on 9/18

It's a bummer that this is open on a Monday (and not on the weekend). I guess if you were one of the lucky ones to get a reservation on that Sunday, you could take some hikes there ... but what...
09-11-17, 02:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,423
Posted By spingineer

I'm surprised no one mentioned Jameson Creek!

I'm surprised no one mentioned Jameson Creek!
11-22-16, 10:08 PM
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Posted By spingineer

Is that what you're doing?

Is that what you're doing?
07-09-16, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,283
Posted By spingineer

Good for you ... that's an accomplishment, no...

Good for you ... that's an accomplishment, no matter how fit or light you are. When I did Le Tape d'California, it went up the "Plunge" from downtown Livermore. The part I didn't like was the...
03-18-16, 09:58 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,881
Posted By spingineer

I am so with you on that. When I have to...

I am so with you on that. When I have to schedule meetings with India, EU nations, etc ... it's always a challenge, because do we add an hour, subtract? Did they do the time change?
06-26-15, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,709
Posted By spingineer

From the California Triple Crown site on...

From the California Triple Crown site on Facebook, Alta Alpina Challenge has been cancelled, due to the fire.

Alta Alpina Challenge (http://www.altaalpina.org/challenge/)
06-26-15, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By spingineer

It looks like Alta Alpine Challenge is being...

It looks like Alta Alpine Challenge is being cancelled because of the fire. Hope it doesn't affect the Death Ride
01-12-15, 10:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By spingineer

After failing DMD, the jury is still out on...

After failing DMD, the jury is still out on whether or not I do it this year. I'll aim for Solvang in March (maybe Camino Real, but not sure).
05-09-14, 04:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,806
Posted By spingineer

Awesome report. Now you know what we have to...

Awesome report. Now you know what we have to deal with as far as climbing. Sierra in daylight is much nicer. For me, bailing at almost half way up Sierra was more due to leg strength, rather than...
12-17-13, 09:40 PM
12-05-13, 09:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,784
Posted By spingineer

I've pretty much been on Google+, and active on...

I've pretty much been on Google+, and active on various Commuting communities. I'm also on Twitter and Facebook. I've been also spending quite a bit of time with the Peninsula and South Bay Meetup...
07-07-13, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,081
Posted By spingineer

Santa Cruz Mountain Challenge is first week of...

Santa Cruz Mountain Challenge is first week of August. I guess that would qualify as summer. They call it the Santa Cruz Death Ride ... and if you choose to do all spurs, you'd get in about 130...
07-07-13, 09:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,485
Posted By spingineer

I'd say Diablo Repeats too ... However, doing...

I'd say Diablo Repeats too ... However, doing Hamilton, both sides, and starting with Quimby wouldn't be bad either. Santa Cruz Mountains have some good options too ... Redwood Gulch, Hwy 9, Jamison...
05-19-13, 11:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,601
Posted By spingineer

I was just outside of the 3 km mark, just after...

I was just outside of the 3 km mark, just after Camp Juniper, with uspspro and ruthness. We scoped out our spot Friday afternoon, and we were able to ride up to the summit. But on race day, we...
04-13-13, 09:39 AM
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Posted By spingineer

I went for it ... splurged and got a Volagi...

I went for it ... splurged and got a Volagi Liscio ... it's a sweet ride.

http://spingineer.smugmug.com/Cycling/Volagi-Liscio/i-2p22trK/0/M/20130410_165632-M.jpg
04-01-13, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 260,347
Posted By spingineer

I've started doing rides that I've dubbed "Holy...

I've started doing rides that I've dubbed "Holy Sh*t" climbs. Several weeks ago, it was Sierra Road, followed by Welch Creek. This past Saturday, it was Bohlman/On Orbit, followed by Hicks. I can...
03-31-13, 11:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 888
Posted By spingineer

If you actually did separate North, Central,...

If you actually did separate North, Central, South, this is how I would break it down:

North: Oregon border to Gilroy
Central: Monterey to Buelton/Solvang
South: Solvang down to Mexican border
03-31-13, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 933
Posted By spingineer

Very timely thread ... I'm in the Bay Area, and...

Very timely thread ... I'm in the Bay Area, and just did Bohlman, On Orbit, and Hicks. Plenty of 20+% grades. I'll give today a rest. http://app.strava.com/activities/46543599#805738040
03-05-13, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 260,347
Posted By spingineer

Yeah, it was a great plan ... my friend Karen was...

Yeah, it was a great plan ... my friend Karen was up visiting from Thousand Oaks, and she climbs really good. Got part of the old BF gang together, and that would have been great, if i didn't have...
02-18-13, 01:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,476
Posted By spingineer

Very sad indeed. :(

Very sad indeed. :(
02-06-13, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,201
Posted By spingineer

I too haven't had issues desending Hwy 84. In...

I too haven't had issues desending Hwy 84. In fact, many times, I would descend, without anyone behind me (usually before 1 pm). One of my favorite loops is Hwy 9 > L Skyine to Bear Creek, then R...
12-30-12, 11:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,618
Posted By spingineer

I'm toying with randonneuring ... and will...

I'm toying with randonneuring ... and will probably still do Solvang and Grand Tour. Mt. Tam??? Don't know.
12-26-12, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By spingineer

I wrote a couple blogs on my adventures up Welch...

I wrote a couple blogs on my adventures up Welch Creek ... not for the weary, that's for sure

http://sevencyclist.wordpress.com/2010/11/06/welch-creek-lkhc-brutal-as-advertised/
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12-16-12, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 260,347
Posted By spingineer

Headed out to SF, and met Pete (taxi777) at...

Headed out to SF, and met Pete (taxi777) at Sports Basement at Crissy Fields. Rode through Marin Headlands, before the rain, then did Tiburon loop. Did not beat the rain, but at least it wasn't...
12-10-12, 12:39 AM
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Posted By spingineer

Same here, except I started from Walnut Creek...

Same here, except I started from Walnut Creek side. 54 mph? So that's what 54 mph gusts feel like.
12-08-12, 06:56 PM
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Posted By spingineer

Rode with WW today on an Impromptu ride up Mt....

Rode with WW today on an Impromptu ride up Mt. Eden, then over to Hicks. Great ride, tough climbs. Large group for an Impromptu Ride ... ~ 25 people. Nice showing.
12-08-12, 06:48 PM
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Posted By spingineer

Rode with WW today on an Impromptu ride up Mt....

Rode with WW today on an Impromptu ride up Mt. Eden, then over to Hicks. Great ride, tough climbs. Large group for an Impromptu Ride ... ~ 25 people. Nice showing.
12-05-12, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By spingineer

Curses, you know a lot of people have to travel...

Curses, you know a lot of people have to travel out of town to visit family on that day. Oh well, have fun, for all that stay local.
11-19-12, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4,179
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Posted By spingineer

Since it would be clear skies, I went ahead and...

Since it would be clear skies, I went ahead and did a climb up Mt. Umunhum ... one of these days, we'll make it all the way to the top.
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11-19-12, 09:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 993
Posted By spingineer

One problem ... I'm working Saturdays this month

One problem ... I'm working Saturdays this month
11-14-12, 11:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 993
Posted By spingineer

it looks like a rain storm is coming for Sunday. ...

it looks like a rain storm is coming for Sunday. With this in mind, I'm thinking about postponing this ... plus, I don't have a lot of people chiming in for this. I'll post another thread when I'm...
11-11-12, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 993
Posted By spingineer

Aw, too bad. I did have to change it to Sunday...

Aw, too bad. I did have to change it to Sunday ... it would be cool to ride with you again, someday.
11-11-12, 09:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 993
Posted By spingineer

I goofed ... I thought I wasn't working...

I goofed ... I thought I wasn't working Saturdays, but it turns out I am this month. So I am now switching it to Sunday, 11/18 ... Sorry ... I must be getting old.
11-07-12, 02:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 993
Posted By spingineer

Didn't I mention this is a ride going at warp...

Didn't I mention this is a ride going at warp speed? Anyhow, yeah, it's for 11/17
11-07-12, 09:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 993
Posted By spingineer

BF Reunion Ride - 10/17/2012 ????

I'm trying to drum up the old NorCal BF gang for a ride. I was originally going to shoot for this weekend, but didn't really get too many responses on that. Plus, looks like there is a Strava run...
10-29-12, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 260,347
Posted By spingineer

Did LKHC on Saturday, Hwy 9, from Boulder Creek...

Did LKHC on Saturday, Hwy 9, from Boulder Creek to top of Skyline, Saratoga Gap. This was a time trial up Hwy 9, and got a PB by 23 minutes ... WTF? Must be the adrenaline of the LKHC ... I'm loving...
10-20-12, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 260,347
Posted By spingineer

My friend Karen came up to visit her parents, and...

My friend Karen came up to visit her parents, and we decided to throw in a ride while she is here. We did Metcalf and Quimby. Great ride, nice country-style roads. We had a lot of fun, except I...
09-30-12, 07:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,590
Posted By spingineer

After finishing Gran Fondo, I drove over to the...

After finishing Gran Fondo, I drove over to the finish. Didn't see Curtis there (was there from about 8:30 to 10 pm) ... or maybe he finished before that.
09-22-12, 11:32 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 260,347
Posted By spingineer

Did a Meetup ride up Mt. Hamilton today. Nice...

Did a Meetup ride up Mt. Hamilton today. Nice group of 7 riders. As expected, I was one of the last ones to finish. Here are some pics ......
09-18-12, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By spingineer

The hardest thing is going back to the scene of...

The hardest thing is going back to the scene of the crash ... and yes, not knowing what happened is freaky. It took me about a year before I went back up Montebello, and I have only been down...
09-18-12, 09:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,590
Posted By spingineer

Curtis, you have base miles under your belt, and...

Curtis, you have base miles under your belt, and I have all the confidence in the world that you will be able to complete this strong. You are in great shape, so just keep pedaling one stroke after...
08-18-12, 07:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 976
Posted By spingineer

For Sierra, they basically went back down San...

For Sierra, they basically went back down San Jose side. It was mayhem ... Some of the riders who finished went downhill, while the back of the pelaton was still coming up. The vans, hospitality...
08-08-12, 11:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By spingineer

Nice report ... much more detailed than mine. ...

Nice report ... much more detailed than mine. I'll have to agree ... it's a great event. I first did this last year, and when I saw it on the calendar again, I had to do it. I consider this a must...
08-08-12, 11:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By spingineer

I never go down that hill on Altamont ... for...

I never go down that hill on Altamont ... for different reasons. I went down on the turn too, but not because of deer, but because of going too fast on slick road. Heal up, and continue to ride...
07-31-12, 07:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,590
Posted By spingineer

I'll do it again this year. I'm using that as my...

I'll do it again this year. I'm using that as my training ride for Gran Fondo ... ha!

After my fiasco at Grand Tour, I've only done Solvang this year, so I figure I'm due for another double. ...
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