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08-24-14, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 890
Posted By jobob

Jens' Last Race Ever was pre-empted for that?!?...

Jens' Last Race Ever was pre-empted for that?!? Nooo! :cry:

Well, thanks for warning me, I'll be less inclined to throw something at the teevee when I get around to watching the DVR recording....
07-13-12, 12:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,094
Posted By jobob

There's also the Shasta Summit Century in early...

There's also the Shasta Summit Century in early August, starting in Mt Shasta City. The Super Century route is about the same distance & amt of climbing as the DR (albeit over 4 passes), but it's at...
07-05-12, 11:18 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 9,833
Posted By jobob

LeeBob and I are thrilled to read about your...

LeeBob and I are thrilled to read about your excellent progress, Daniel. Your neurologist sounds awesome, well done Mrs. O. :thumb:
06-23-12, 10:22 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 9,833
Posted By jobob

Daniel was incredibly kind and supportive when I...

Daniel was incredibly kind and supportive when I had my own crash & associated head trauma a few years ago. I hope his kindness is re-payed a hundredfold with a fast, complete recovery.
04-29-12, 01:57 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,479
Posted By jobob

It's been fun to follow LOS' progress today. As...

It's been fun to follow LOS' progress today. As of about 20 minutes ago he was at the top of Norris Cyn. Well done, sir!
04-04-12, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By jobob

I was in Sunol today and I saw notices saying the...

I was in Sunol today and I saw notices saying the weekday road closure is to begin this coming Monday, April 9, and extend thru sometime in June -- I just checked the link that johnny99 provided and...
03-06-12, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By jobob

Thanks GW!

Thanks GW!
03-05-12, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By jobob

If it's any help, here's a ride I did a long time...

If it's any help, here's a ride I did a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away -- check out miles ~10 to 61, from Foothill Expy in Palo Alto to Hwy 1 at Bonny Doon Road. It's pretty easy to get...
03-05-12, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 256,204
Posted By jobob

Very well done, LOS! (ah and I remember him way...

Very well done, LOS! (ah and I remember him way back when ... :D)

Leebob and I went on a very leisurely meander of the ARBT on Saturday, 68 miles with a nice lunch and a few stops to enjoy the...
03-01-12, 09:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,025
Posted By jobob

A moderately high-speed encounter with a curb. ...

A moderately high-speed encounter with a curb. He was a bit scraped up but otherwise OK. The Romulus' fork is bent and the frame is a bit out of whack, so it's now permanently attached to the...
03-01-12, 03:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,025
Posted By jobob

Ooops, sorry, I haven't been keeping up w the...

Ooops, sorry, I haven't been keeping up w the bfs. Took me a while to figure out what C&V was ... :o

LeeBob and I are spending the weekend in Folsom; we'll most likely ride the ARBT on Saturday...
12-24-11, 11:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,425
Posted By jobob

Sorry I bailed gang, I wasn't feeling very good...

Sorry I bailed gang, I wasn't feeling very good this morning and I slept in. You would have only seen me at the start anyhow. :o :D

You sure have a beautiful day, I hope you bundled up well.
...
12-03-11, 11:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,425
Posted By jobob

Oh, that would probably be me. :lol:

Oh, that would probably be me. :lol:
12-02-11, 01:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By jobob

I live only a couple of miles from Coyote Hills,...

I live only a couple of miles from Coyote Hills, I ride out there several times a week. :)

Like you said, there are many birds out there -- ducks, geese, herons, egrets. I've even seen an eagle...
12-01-11, 10:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,425
Posted By jobob

Oooh, I might join in the fun. It'll be my first...

Oooh, I might join in the fun. It'll be my first BF ride in ages.

Someone has to bring up the rear and make the rest of you look good. :thumb:
10-17-11, 03:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,617
Posted By jobob

Hi all - More info regarding the crash. ...

Hi all -

More info regarding the crash.

http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2011/10/former-senate-staffer-robb-deignan-dies-in-bike-accident.html

I only met Robb a couple of times,...
10-16-11, 11:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,617
Posted By jobob

I raise my glass.

I raise my glass.
07-12-11, 04:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,139
Posted By jobob

Wow, and people wonder why some drivers hate...

Wow, and people wonder why some drivers hate cyclists. :rolleyes:

I join the group in thanking your wife for acting sensibly despite the ******baggitude she encountered.
Replies: 64
Views: 3,851
Posted By jobob

Fabulous report, Homey. Looking forward to your...

Fabulous report, Homey. Looking forward to your report next year from the Other Side. ;)

Lee's & my best wishes go out to Robo.
06-02-11, 04:26 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,971
Posted By jobob

Well, at least now we know who to blame for the...

Well, at least now we know who to blame for the crazy weather ... :notamused:

:D

I'll keep an eye on this thread, maybe I'll join in if the stars align.
05-25-11, 11:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,859
Posted By jobob

What a fabulous video! It sure was a...

What a fabulous video!

It sure was a challenge with the pedestrians walking out in the middle of the road, the slow descenders, and the vans (and the fire truck!) heading up.
05-25-11, 07:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,859
Posted By jobob

more Sierra rd pics

After all the great photos posted here I'm almost ashamed to post mine. Eh, what the heck. :rolleyes:


http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k186/jobob22/ToC%20Sierra%20Rd%2018-May-2011/DSCF0610.jpg...
05-11-11, 03:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By jobob

Here are a couple of my routes on Bikely that go...

Here are a couple of my routes on Bikely that go thru Castro Valley

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Niles-Palomares-Crow-Cyn-Norris-Cyn-Sunol-Niles
...
05-10-11, 03:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,284
Posted By jobob

I drove Mines Rd on Saturday for the first time...

I drove Mines Rd on Saturday for the first time ever (supporting JB's team ride, hi JB!). I nearly got carsick on the twisty-curvy parts between Livermore & the Junction - and I'm not one to get...
01-04-11, 02:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,369
Posted By jobob

Good point, but I wouldn't necessarily consider...

Good point, but I wouldn't necessarily consider Santa Rosa, Lodi, Stockton, Napa, or Davis to qualify as Bay Area either.
01-03-11, 01:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,369
Posted By jobob

I'll second the rec for Bike Around the Buttes,...

I'll second the rec for Bike Around the Buttes, which just so happened to be my very first century. :thumb:

http://www.bikearoundthebuttes.com/
10-21-10, 09:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,697
Posted By jobob

I just came across this thread, and wading...

I just came across this thread, and wading through the responses I was wondering the same thing.

- Jo, longtime Union City resident who rides in Fremont a lot.
10-11-10, 05:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,282
Posted By jobob

Wow. Just wow. :beer: :beer:

Wow. Just wow. :beer: :beer:
10-11-10, 04:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,959
Posted By jobob

Kudos to you Ron, and to everyone else who met...

Kudos to you Ron, and to everyone else who met their CTC and (yee gods!!) TMC goals.

Cheers! :beer:
10-09-10, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By jobob

Oh geeze, tell me about it! :mad: :mad: The...

Oh geeze, tell me about it! :mad: :mad: The mechanic that the ride organizers assigned to our stop never showed up. :mad: :mad:

Had we known that the mechanic would be a no-show, my husband...
10-09-10, 07:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,706
Posted By jobob

More route mapping resources

Almost forgot, there is a really nice program written by ACTC member Donny Axtell called BikeMaster. The software is very old skool but it's fabulous for mapping out routes, particularly in the bay...
10-06-10, 09:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,706
Posted By jobob

Threads like this make me really appreciate where...

Threads like this make me really appreciate where I live (even more than I already do). I live near the Fremont side of the Dumbarton Bridge, and excellent riding is very close by for me.

I can...
10-06-10, 01:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By jobob

Hi, sorry I missed this thread, I've been away...

Hi, sorry I missed this thread, I've been away for a while.

I hope you enjoyed the rest stop at the West Marin School in Point Reyes Station (we had the tropical island / flamingo theme going, be...
08-11-10, 07:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,792
Posted By jobob

I've been donating platelets for the last several...

I've been donating platelets for the last several months -- somehow I managed to get on the platelet donor list so my friendly neighborhood vampires call me once a month or so.

The recovery time...
07-12-10, 06:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,050
Posted By jobob

I sucked out loud :D Hope you didn't...

I sucked out loud :D

Hope you didn't have any difficulty getting around me on Monitor, Ygduf. :lol:

I had a great time. Thus endeth my lame attempt at the Death Ride. :thumb:
06-27-10, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 256,204
Posted By jobob

I can't believe I rode the whole thing ...!

The TNT Death Ride team traditionally has one long last kick-azz training ride two weeks before the actual event.

Ours was yesterday.

We started in Kentfield, headed to Fairfax, then up BoFax...
06-24-10, 08:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,684
Posted By jobob

Most excellent! BTW, a friend of mine rode...

Most excellent!

BTW, a friend of mine rode nearly the identical route a couple of years ago, unsupported. She called it the "Tour di Stupid".

Great minds do think alike.
06-15-10, 11:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By jobob

Gah, I hope the earwigs are gone by now (or at...

Gah, I hope the earwigs are gone by now (or at least have lost their wings) - I'm planning to head up there either Saturday or Sunday.
06-14-10, 08:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,976
Posted By jobob

... and an excellent camp chef he was!

... and an excellent camp chef he was!
06-06-10, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 849
Posted By jobob

My husband saw it. Lee was in the car at the...

My husband saw it. Lee was in the car at the time.
06-06-10, 01:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 849
Posted By jobob

I saw Ramon a couple of times and Ron once. ...

I saw Ramon a couple of times and Ron once. Weren't those flying earwigs up at the summit vile? I didn't know earwigs could fly. Gah.

My second time up at the summit, *much* later in the...
05-22-10, 09:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,976
Posted By jobob

Nice!

Nice!
05-20-10, 08:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,895
Posted By jobob

Fabulous photos! Like Red Rider, my pics at the...

Fabulous photos! Like Red Rider, my pics at the Sierra Rd came out awful. It was great to finally meet Red Rider though, and catch up a bit with spingineer.

It was great fun being up at the...
04-29-10, 09:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,544
Posted By jobob

Bah, who the heck wants to support anything...

Bah, who the heck wants to support anything promoted by Michelob anyways? :p
04-27-10, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 758
Posted By jobob

Sounds like fun! But I'll be riding the GPC that...

Sounds like fun! But I'll be riding the GPC that day, rats. Enjoy the new bike!
04-27-10, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 256,204
Posted By jobob

I noticed the same thing riding up Mt Hamilton...

I noticed the same thing riding up Mt Hamilton this weekend as well - lots of bugs swarming around me. It's not as though I was climbing so fast they had any problem keeping up with me ... :lol:
04-26-10, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 256,204
Posted By jobob

On Saturday I rode the TNT Death Ride team's...

On Saturday I rode the TNT Death Ride team's training ride from Steven Kent Winery in Livermore, along Mines Road & up the backside of Hamilton, turned around at the Hamilton summit and retraced our...
04-25-10, 09:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,835
Posted By jobob

The news report in the SJ Merc was incorrect. He...

The news report in the SJ Merc was incorrect. He was on DMD.
04-25-10, 06:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,835
Posted By jobob

An excellent report, thanks. Very well done. ...

An excellent report, thanks. Very well done. :thumb:



You may have heard by now -- a cyclist on DMD died of a heart attack on the backside climb of Mt Hamilton, a couple of miles from the...
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