"NorCal" Riv ride: Sunday October 18th

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Gino Zahnd

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Sep 9, 2009, 11:21:31 PM9/9/09
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I'm taking a stab on the date here, but Jim said nearly any Sunday,
and this is his idea. :-)

Event: NorCal™ Rivendell Ride
Date: Sunday, October 18
Start: Golden Gate bridge, south toll plaza lot
Time: 9:00am
Distance: 75 miles or so

Route:
(just the part to Pt. Reyes Station and back on these documents)
map: http://sfrandonneurs.org/assets/downloads/200kmap.pdf
cue sheet: http://sfrandonneurs.org/assets/downloads/200kcuesheet.pdf

Description:
See the cue sheet and map, which contains an elevation profile. It's
an out-and-back, so if you don't want to do the whole thing, it's easy
to turn back at any point. Nicely maintained gravel is an option for
a small bit of this ride.

There is a brewery and coffee roaster in Fairfax, which is about half
way to Pt. Reyes Station. There's a great bakery in Pt. Reyes Station
that serves sweet and/or savory stuff (including pizza), and vegan
stuff; it's a great lunch stop. There are other food options on the
street in Pt. Reyes Station if you for some reason are anti-baker.

Bring your pals, especially if they ride a carbonium bike.

See you there!

Side Note:
For those interested, October 17 is the Lion of Fairfax cyclocross
race in Fairfax. I'm racing it, and I'm going to do my best to
convince Jim Edgar, and some of my Team Paul teammates to race as
well. More info here: http://www.bigswingincycles.com/

Ray Shine

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Sep 10, 2009, 12:27:05 AM9/10/09
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I just penciled it in. We're due to return from a two week out of state in-law visit that same weekend.  If we return Saturday eve, then I'll be there.  Nothing like a run out to the Pt. to beat the just-came-back-from-the-in-law's blues!  (Juuuust kidding, dear……)

RS

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Jim M.

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I'll be there. Thanks very much Gino for taking the initiative! It's
been a while since I've ridden road in Marin, and I'm looking forward
to it.

Jim M
WC, CA

On Sep 9, 9:27 pm, Ray Shine <r.sh...@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> I just penciled it in. We're due to return from a two week out of state in-law visit that same weekend.  If we return Saturday eve, then I'll be there.  Nothing like a run out to the Pt. to beat the just-came-back-from-the-in-law's blues!  (Juuuust kidding, dear……)
>
> RS
>
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Aaron Thomas

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Sep 10, 2009, 11:58:43 AM9/10/09
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Cool! This So-Cal Riv'er may actually be up in the Bay Area this
weekend. If so, you can count me in.

Tracy

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Sep 10, 2009, 9:48:00 AM9/10/09
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I'm in! I'll meet you in Sausalito at the start of the bike path (by
Mike's bikes) if that's OK.

-Tracy (recent Saluki owner looking forward to meeting other Riv
riders)


On Sep 9, 9:27 pm, Ray Shine <r.sh...@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> I just penciled it in. We're due to return from a two week out of state in-law visit that same weekend.  If we return Saturday eve, then I'll be there.  Nothing like a run out to the Pt. to beat the just-came-back-from-the-in-law's blues!  (Juuuust kidding, dear……)
>
> RS
>
> --- On Wed, 9/9/09, Gino Zahnd <ginoza...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> From: Gino Zahnd <ginoza...@gmail.com>

David Estes

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Report back to us with the sordid details!
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David
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nathan spindel

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Sep 10, 2009, 12:55:55 PM9/10/09
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I'm in too, assuming my leg is healed by then…

-nathan

CycloFiend

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Sep 10, 2009, 1:19:57 PM9/10/09
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on 9/9/09 8:21 PM, Gino Zahnd at gino...@gmail.com wrote:
> Event: NorCal Rivendell Ride
> Date: Sunday, October 18
> Start: Golden Gate bridge, south toll plaza lot
> Time: 9:00am
> Distance: 75 miles or so

Excellent idea and (knock wood) a good weekend for me!

> Route:
> (just the part to Pt. Reyes Station and back on these documents)
> map: http://sfrandonneurs.org/assets/downloads/200kmap.pdf
> cue sheet: http://sfrandonneurs.org/assets/downloads/200kcuesheet.pdf

BTW - Don't worry too much about the complexity of the cue sheet. It's a
much easier route to follow that the instructions would indicate, and
there's enough other bike traffic on that route that if you were unsure,
there'd be someone to ask.

It's really a nice route, and there are ways to introduce a semi-loop on the
way back (return via Nicasio to SFD) from Pt Reyes Station.

>
> Side Note:
> For those interested, October 17 is the Lion of Fairfax cyclocross
> race in Fairfax. I'm racing it, and I'm going to do my best to
> convince Jim Edgar, and some of my Team Paul teammates to race as
> well. More info here: http://www.bigswingincycles.com/

I think I'm pretty convinced at this point... the only question is Hilsen or
Quickbeam.

Schedule has kept me away from that ride for a few years, but it's a good
one and the Big Swinging folks throw a fine Cross party.

http://ramblings.cyclofiend.com/?p=72


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CycloFiend

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on 9/10/09 6:48 AM, Tracy at tracy....@gmail.com wrote:

>
> I'm in! I'll meet you in Sausalito at the start of the bike path (by
> Mike's bikes) if that's OK.
>
> -Tracy (recent Saluki owner looking forward to meeting other Riv
> riders)

That's an easy spot to join in. For those of you not from the area, there's
easy, free parking there. Don't park in the center, but continue past the
shop on Gate 6 1/2 Road and park on the dirt facing the bike/ped path.

http://tinyurl.com/mikes-parking

- Jim

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brookea

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Sep 10, 2009, 2:32:59 PM9/10/09
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This sounds fun!

I may be cycle camping somewhere in the North Bay Saturday eve....
I'll shoot to either meet up at the start or meet the group along the
way.

Brooke

Esteban

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Sep 10, 2009, 2:42:15 PM9/10/09
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Hmmm... this Southern Californian *might* be up there that weekend
too, visiting family. SoCal & NorCal Riv Riders might invade Mid-
Cal.

Seriously - I would LOVE to make it if possible. Great route!

Esteban
San Diego, Calif.

Gino Zahnd

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Sep 10, 2009, 2:51:21 PM9/10/09
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If it is easier for everyone, I'm fine with changing the start point
to Mike's Bikes there in Sausalito. It's easier for me.

What do folks think?

RonLau

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Sep 10, 2009, 3:22:36 PM9/10/09
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Gino,

Damn, love to go, except that day is my son first birthday.

I will check with management.

Ron

Phil B

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Sep 10, 2009, 3:41:06 PM9/10/09
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Great Idea!

I'd like to make it, and think I probably can. Now to ponder which
bike,.. what wheel size, etc.

Phil B




Aaron Thomas

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Sep 10, 2009, 3:45:45 PM9/10/09
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Oh, crap! I just checked my calendar and realized I got my dates mixed
up. I'll be up there the following weekend, 24/25. Doh! Oh well,
better luck next time...

A

On Sep 10, 9:18 am, David Estes <cyclotour...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Report back to us with the sordid details!
>

ANDREW LETTON

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Sep 10, 2009, 3:57:10 PM9/10/09
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I like riding across the Bridge!  I vote to start on SF side of the GG.
Andrew


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From: Gino Zahnd <gino...@gmail.com>
Subject: [RBW] Re: "NorCal" Riv ride: Sunday October 18th
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CycloFiend

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on 9/10/09 11:51 AM, Gino Zahnd at gino...@gmail.com wrote:

>
> If it is easier for everyone, I'm fine with changing the start point
> to Mike's Bikes there in Sausalito. It's easier for me.
>
> What do folks think?

Wasn't pushing a change of start locale. I think the GG Bridge offers plenty
of parking for those folks interested in driving - there are lots on both
sides of the bridge. And it's really a grand and "traditional" place to
start the ride.

And honestly, there's really a sense of accomplishment coming over that last
rise to the Bridge on the return leg.

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Gino Zahnd

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Sep 10, 2009, 6:32:48 PM9/10/09
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Bridge it is, then.

Esteban

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Sep 11, 2009, 10:20:23 AM9/11/09
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Bridge!

On Sep 10, 3:32 pm, Gino Zahnd <ginoza...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Bridge it is, then.
>
>
>
> On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 2:40 PM, CycloFiend <cyclofi...@earthlink.net> wrote:
>
> > on 9/10/09 11:51 AM, Gino Zahnd at ginoza...@gmail.com wrote:
>
> >> If it is easier for everyone, I'm fine with changing the start point
> >> to Mike's Bikes there in Sausalito. It's easier for me.
>
> >> What do folks think?
>
> > Wasn't pushing a change of start locale. I think the GG Bridge offers plenty
> > of parking for those folks interested in driving - there are lots on both
> > sides of the bridge. And it's really a grand and "traditional" place to
> > start the ride.
>
> > And honestly, there's really a sense of accomplishment coming over that last
> > rise to the Bridge on the return leg.
>
> > --
> > Jim Edgar
> > Cyclofi...@earthlink.net
>
> > Cyclofiend Bicycle Photo Galleries -http://www.cyclofiend.com

JimD

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Sep 11, 2009, 10:39:04 AM9/11/09
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+1 Bridge

-JimD

CycloFiend

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on 9/11/09 7:20 AM, Esteban at prot...@gmail.com wrote:

>
> Bridge!
>
> On Sep 10, 3:32 pm, Gino Zahnd <ginoza...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Bridge it is, then.

The aforementioned Nike Marathon starts in Union Square, then proceeds along
the waterfront curling around to the Great Highway (Ocean Beach). I don't
think it will directly impact parking on the south side of the bridge,
though it will mess a little with the cross-city traffic of all kinds.

There is free, all-day parking on the north end of the bridge, in the lot on
the west (Headlands) side. That's where I park for the SFR 200K, and you
just have to roll across the GG Bridge to the meeting point.

The main hill on the route will be the White's Hill climb out of Fairfax.
There is an alternate dirt route (which could be done either up or down the
climb) which uses the old railroad grade from Glen Drive. Nothing a proper
country bike couldn't handle.

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CycloFiend

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on 9/11/09 9:37 AM, CycloFiend wrote:

> The main hill on the route will be the White's Hill climb out of Fairfax.
> There is an alternate dirt route (which could be done either up or down the
> climb) which uses the old railroad grade from Glen Drive. Nothing a proper
> country bike couldn't handle.

Meant to mention that I have some photos of it in this set:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cyclofiend/1315582223

- J

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JL

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Sep 11, 2009, 11:08:04 PM9/11/09
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I think i'm in. Bridge side meeting sounds good. Vegan food options
in PRS are also a plus -thanks for the heads up about that one Gino.

Jason

Jeremy Till

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Sep 17, 2009, 2:39:55 PM9/17/09
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Dang! This looks awesome! I recently moved from SF to Sacramento but
I may have to make this a weekend to head to SF and visit the GF, if
the new-grad-student schedule works out. Would love to meet all you
folks (I met Jim G and Jim E briefly, once).

-jeremy

p.s. I guess i'd qualify as a "friend" as i don't own a riv, just riv-
like bikes.

rinjin

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Oct 12, 2009, 6:05:17 PM10/12/09
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Haven't heard much chatter about the NorCal Riv Ride lately. Looks
like the weather should be ok once the rain rolls through. Can't wait
to see the Bay Area again and meet some Riv'ers.

Brian + Ram
Park City, UT

Gino Zahnd

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Oct 12, 2009, 7:41:28 PM10/12/09
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As far as I'm aware, it's still on. We in the north aren't chatty.

Jim M.

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Oct 13, 2009, 11:42:09 AM10/13/09
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I'll be there, with few words. Unless I catch the flu from my kids
this week.

jim m
wc ca

jim g

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Oct 15, 2009, 6:04:09 PM10/15/09
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Is this still happening?

Wondering whether I should dust off the R(650)B-1...

-Jim G

Gino Zahnd

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Oct 15, 2009, 6:37:05 PM10/15/09
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Yep and yep.

Tracy

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Oct 16, 2009, 9:49:10 AM10/16/09
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I'll meet up with everyone at Mike's Bikes in Sausalito if that's OK.
I'll be in the dirt parking area just past the shop. Look for the pea-
soup green Saluki. Look forward to meeting everyone.

-Tracy

Ray Shine

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Oct 16, 2009, 9:57:46 AM10/16/09
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I'm still planning to be at the Toll Plaza at 0900 hours.  We are still on the road.  We are in Williams, AZ now, heading west.  Lacking a catastrophe, I'll arrive in SF late Sat nite, and will join you Sunday. Being on the road, I haven't ridden in nearly two weeks.  I need this ride!

RS

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From: Tracy <tracy....@gmail.com>
Subject: [RBW] Re: "NorCal" Riv ride: Sunday October 18th

Jeremy Till

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Oct 16, 2009, 11:47:48 AM10/16/09
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I too will be at the toll plaza lot at 0900, and i too look forward to
meeting you all!

RonLau

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Oct 16, 2009, 12:35:26 PM10/16/09
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You folks have fun. Wish I could be there.

Esteban

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Oct 16, 2009, 1:08:48 PM10/16/09
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Alas, I'm stuck in San Diego for the weekend - so enjoy the great
route! Maybe I can urge a ride in January when I'm up there for a few
weeks.

Enjoy!
Esteban
San Diego, Calif.

Phil Bickford

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Oct 17, 2009, 4:11:12 PM10/17/09
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Weather looks to be unsettled for tomorrow. It's on again, off again
sunshine in Santa Rosa right now.

Could someone fill me in on the start local and time? Are some folks
still meeting at Gate 6? If there is ample parking there I might do
that and save myself a gallon or so of gas going up Waldo Grade.

Phil B
Sonoma County

Is there truly parking available

cyclotourist

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You know, being "stuck" in San Diego isn't such a bad thing... :-)

CycloFiend

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on 10/17/09 1:11 PM, Phil Bickford at phi...@sonic.net wrote:

>
> Weather looks to be unsettled for tomorrow. It's on again, off again
> sunshine in Santa Rosa right now.
>
> Could someone fill me in on the start local and time? Are some folks
> still meeting at Gate 6? If there is ample parking there I might do
> that and save myself a gallon or so of gas going up Waldo Grade.

There is parking on gate 6 1/2 road, where it parrallels the MV Bike Path.
Take an immediate left off of Gate 6 road (from Bridgeway) as if going to
the bike shop, then continue straight another 40-50 yards at the stop sign,
rather than turning into the shopping center parking. Normally, you'll see
plenty of other folks parked on the dirt strip facing the freeway/bike path.

I would also tend to favor parking as high on the land as possible. There's
a +6.3 tide tomorrow which will peak around noon. You should be fine, but
I've seen folks leave their cars closer to the "ditch" and they had to be a
little careful when they returned. It isn't going to float away, just
something to be mindful of.

- J

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EricP

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Oct 17, 2009, 7:50:04 PM10/17/09
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No kidding. Spent the last week in Duluth, MN. Not much above 40 the
whole time. And snow and/or rain a few times.

More on that later (with photos).

Jealous of you folks getting a nice ride in tomorrow.

Eric Platt
St. Paul, MN
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> - Show quoted text -

Esteban

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Oct 17, 2009, 7:51:01 PM10/17/09
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David - I used my "sarcasm" font, which doesn't come through on the
list.
But really - I wanted to do this. I will try to see if we can get a
ride together in January when it approaches.

Someone take some photos!

On Oct 17, 1:27 pm, CycloFiend <cyclofi...@earthlink.net> wrote:
> on 10/17/09 1:11 PM, Phil Bickford at phi...@sonic.net wrote:
>
>
>
> > Weather looks to be unsettled for tomorrow.  It's on again, off again
> > sunshine in Santa Rosa right now.
>
> > Could someone fill me in on the start local and time?  Are some folks
> > still meeting at Gate 6?  If there is ample parking there I might do
> > that and save myself a gallon or so of gas going up Waldo Grade.
>
> There is parking on gate 6 1/2 road, where it parrallels the MV Bike Path.
> Take an immediate left off of Gate 6 road (from Bridgeway) as if going to
> the bike shop, then continue straight another 40-50 yards at the stop sign,
> rather than turning into the shopping center parking.  Normally, you'll see
> plenty of other folks parked on the dirt strip facing the freeway/bike path.
>
> I would also tend to favor parking as high on the land as possible.  There's
> a +6.3 tide tomorrow which will peak around noon.  You should be fine, but
> I've seen folks leave their cars closer to the "ditch" and they had to be a
> little careful when they returned.  It isn't going to float away, just
> something to be mindful of.
>
> - J
>
> --
> Jim Edgar
> Cyclofi...@earthlink.net
>
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cyclotourist

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Oct 17, 2009, 8:07:24 PM10/17/09
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I picked up on that... :-)

Ray Shine

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To all you guys and gals on the NorCal ride today, thank you for the excellent company (even though I kept forgetting all of your names), and thnks for waiting up and putting up with me all day!.  Good ride.  My front door back to front door read 80.02 miles.  It felt like it, and felt good.  See you all at the next ride…

Ray Shine ( On the green Quickbeam)

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Gino Zahnd

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Oct 18, 2009, 9:49:02 PM10/18/09
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Likewise. Thanks for coming out today everyone. It's good to put some
names and faces together! Good folks, food, scenery and weather made
for a great day out.

Gino

Gino Zahnd

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Oct 18, 2009, 9:56:33 PM10/18/09
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By the way, the bike inventory today was interesting (and I took no pictures).

I'm sure I'll leave some out, but other folks can fill in where I miss:

1 Rambouillet
2 Saluki
1 Legolas
1 Quickbeam
1 Dave Moulton
1 Bridgestone R(650)B-1
1 Trek 520
1 Raleigh (I think)
1 blank pea green thing that was nice

Steve Kesling

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Oct 18, 2009, 11:18:46 PM10/18/09
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Good to meet you Ray, and I was impressed that you did it in one gear!  Steve, riding the moulton

Tracy

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Oct 18, 2009, 11:22:59 PM10/18/09
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Yes, nice meeting everyone today. Sorry I had to cut my ride short,
sounds like you had a nice day!

-Tracy



On Oct 18, 6:56 pm, Gino Zahnd <ginoza...@gmail.com> wrote:
> By the way, the bike inventory today was interesting (and I took no pictures).
>
> I'm sure I'll leave some out, but other folks can fill in where I miss:
>
> 1 Rambouillet
> 2 Saluki
> 1 Legolas
> 1 Quickbeam
> 1 Dave Moulton
> 1 Bridgestone R(650)B-1
> 1 Trek 520
> 1 Raleigh (I think)
> 1 blank pea green thing that was nice
>
> On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 6:49 PM, Gino Zahnd <ginoza...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Likewise. Thanks for coming out today everyone. It's good to put some
> > names and faces together! Good folks, food, scenery and weather made
> > for a great day out.
>
> > Gino
>
> > On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 5:44 PM, Ray Shine <r.sh...@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>
> >> To all you guys and gals on the NorCal ride today, thank you for the excellent company (even though I kept forgetting all of your names), and thnks for waiting up and putting up with me all day!.  Good ride.  My front door back to front door read 80.02 miles.  It felt like it, and felt good.  See you all at the next ride…
>
> >> Ray Shine ( On the green Quickbeam)
>
> >> --- On Sat, 10/17/09, Esteban <proto...@gmail.com> wrote:

jim g

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PICTUURZ!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimg/sets/72157622495201619/

Thanks to all for the enjoyable day on the bike!

;)

-Jim G

On Oct 18, 6:56 pm, Gino Zahnd <ginoza...@gmail.com> wrote:
> By the way, the bike inventory today was interesting (and I took no pictures).
>
> I'm sure I'll leave some out, but other folks can fill in where I miss:
>
> 1 Rambouillet
> 2 Saluki
> 1 Legolas
> 1 Quickbeam
> 1 Dave Moulton
> 1 Bridgestone R(650)B-1
> 1 Trek 520
> 1 Raleigh (I think)
> 1 blank pea green thing that was nice
>
>
>
> On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 6:49 PM, Gino Zahnd <ginoza...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Likewise. Thanks for coming out today everyone. It's good to put some
> > names and faces together! Good folks, food, scenery and weather made
> > for a great day out.
>
> > Gino
>
> > On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 5:44 PM, Ray Shine <r.sh...@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>
> >> To all you guys and gals on the NorCal ride today, thank you for the excellent company (even though I kept forgetting all of your names), and thnks for waiting up and putting up with me all day!.  Good ride.  My front door back to front door read 80.02 miles.  It felt like it, and felt good.  See you all at the next ride…
>
> >> Ray Shine ( On the green Quickbeam)
>
> >> --- On Sat, 10/17/09, Esteban <proto...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >> From: Esteban <proto...@gmail.com>

Anne Paulson

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On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 5:44 PM, Ray Shine <r.s...@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>
> To all you guys and gals on the NorCal ride today, thank you for the excellent company (even though I kept forgetting all of your names), and thnks for waiting up and putting up with me all day!.  Good ride.  My front door back to front door read 80.02 miles.  It felt like it, and felt good.  See you all at the next ride…

Speaking of the next ride, might I suggest a different route? I love
riding in Marin, but the section across the busy, narrow bridge,
through the main streets of approximately a million suburban Marin
towns and over busy Sir Francis Drake is not, in my view, the best way
to experience it. (I do agree that the bakery in Pt. Reyes Station is
a worthy stop.) Next time maybe *over* Mt. Tam instead of around it?
Or starting in Pt Reyes Station and going north, with a stop at the
wonderful bakery in Tomales? Or perhaps one of the many delightful
routes in the Santa Cruz Mountains?

--
-- Anne Paulson

He who wills the ends wills the means

jim g

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On Oct 18, 6:56 pm, Gino Zahnd <ginoza...@gmail.com> wrote:
> By the way, the bike inventory today was interesting (and I took no pictures).
>
> 1 Raleigh (I think)
> 1 blank pea green thing that was nice

The Raleigh was actually a Lotus. Tange Champion #2, Shimano 600
Arabesque bits.

And I asked Phil who built his bike, but dammit I can't remember
again.

jim g

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On Oct 19, 12:22 pm, Anne Paulson <anne.paul...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 5:44 PM, Ray Shine <r.sh...@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>
> Speaking of the next ride, might I suggest a different route? I love
> riding in Marin, but the section across the busy, narrow bridge,
> through the main streets of approximately a million suburban Marin
> towns and over busy Sir Francis Drake is not, in my view, the best way
> to experience it. (I do agree that the bakery in Pt. Reyes Station is
> a worthy stop.)  Next time maybe *over* Mt. Tam instead of around it?
> Or starting in Pt Reyes Station and going north, with a stop at the
> wonderful bakery in Tomales? Or perhaps one of the many delightful
> routes in the Santa Cruz Mountains?
>


Pick a date, announce a route, and They Will Come. At least that's
what Gino did.

;)

Jim M.

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Oct 19, 2009, 7:21:40 PM10/19/09
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That was a great ride; and it was good to meet you'll

Thanks Gino for the route and planning.

Jim G. -- Thanks for the pics; the back over the shoulder ones are my
favorites.

Anne -- I'll be waiting for your ride announcement.


Jim M. (on Legolas)

Joe Bunik

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On 10/19/09, jim g <yoj...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Oct 18, 6:56 pm, Gino Zahnd <ginoza...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> By the way, the bike inventory today was interesting (and I took no
>> pictures).
>>
>> 1 Raleigh (I think)
>
> The Raleigh was actually a Lotus. Tange Champion #2, Shimano 600
> Arabesque bits.

That was me on the Lotus Legend. Thanks for holding up for me more
than once - you guys are clear proof that Rivendell riders can more
than hold a pace line! I learned my lesson about nonchalantly
switching out a wheelset at the last minute, to always dbl-chk the
chain length and wrap...

Don't forget also,
1 Toei

=- Joe Bunik
Walnut Creek, CA

Jeremy Till

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Oct 19, 2009, 8:46:24 PM10/19/09
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'Twas also awesome to meet and ride with all of you folks. My legs
were toast in the best of ways when I got back to the city.

-jeremy (on the trek)

p.s. i swear i had no idea i was striking such a....suggestive....pose
when we were stopped in olema and jim g was snapping those pictures!!

On Oct 18, 6:49 pm, Gino Zahnd <ginoza...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Likewise. Thanks for coming out today everyone. It's good to put some
> names and faces together! Good folks, food, scenery and weather made
> for a great day out.
>
> Gino
>
> On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 5:44 PM, Ray Shine <r.sh...@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>
> > To all you guys and gals on the NorCal ride today, thank you for the excellent company (even though I kept forgetting all of your names), and thnks for waiting up and putting up with me all day!.  Good ride.  My front door back to front door read 80.02 miles.  It felt like it, and felt good.  See you all at the next ride…
>
> > Ray Shine ( On the green Quickbeam)
>
> > --- On Sat, 10/17/09, Esteban <proto...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > From: Esteban <proto...@gmail.com>

Gino Zahnd

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Oct 19, 2009, 9:52:44 PM10/19/09
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Dude, you were totally hawt!

Gino Zahnd

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Oct 19, 2009, 9:53:29 PM10/19/09
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If you organize the ride, you can suggest whatever you like. :-)

Phil Bickford

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Oct 20, 2009, 4:18:05 AM10/20/09
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It was built by Ian Riedel -

Phil Bickford

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Oct 20, 2009, 4:28:26 AM10/20/09
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Oh, ya, thanks to Gino. And to all the rest of you as well. I had a
good ride - how about after the New Year for a west Sonoma County
ride?

Phil B

Ray Shine

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Oct 20, 2009, 8:11:05 AM10/20/09
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I'm in, and I'll bring a bike with a derailleur this time so I can hang out with the rest of you! (Unless others bring QBs).

Ray Shine

--- On Tue, 10/20/09, Phil Bickford <phi...@sonic.net> wrote:

From: Phil Bickford <phi...@sonic.net>
Subject: [RBW] Re: "NorCal" Riv ride: Sunday October 18th
To: "RBW Owners Bunch" <rbw-owne...@googlegroups.com>

rinjin

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Oct 20, 2009, 4:39:23 PM10/20/09
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Add my thanks to Gino and Jim for organizing and keeping us on track.
I had a ton of fun...great to meet folks and see all the bikes. Of
course I remember the bikes more than names, but that's an ok way to
organize stuff in your head, right? As in, "That guy on the Trek is
sexy!" and "That guy on the Toei climbs like a fiend."

I took a few photos, but not as many as I thought. Apparently I need a
pencam. And the photos are mostly of bikes instead of people.

http://tinyurl.com/yfyd5un

Sadly, not a single portrait of the purple Ram.

Brian
Park City, UT
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