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Successful Mt Hamilton/Mines Road loop Saturday

Jim Fehrle
 

Yesterday we had about a dozen riders go up Mt. Hamilton, with the majority continuing down the east side to do the full loop.  3 M riders did the full loop and 2 turned back at the top of Mt. Hamilton.  There were about 6 or 7 Bs on the ride; I think most of them did the full loop.

A good time was had by all.

Big thanks to our sag driver, Bob Garnaas, for his support!  He ping-ponged between the M and B groups; towards the end of the ride, the Ms and Bs were 15 miles apart.

Jim

Mt. Hamilton/Mines road loop ride Saturday

Jim Fehrle
 

The Junction Cafe on Mines Road, where we usually stop for lunch on this ride, is open and serving food even though they have no power.  They are serving salads and "fried food" but not their full menu.  The person I talked to said there was a big crowd of people there and he could only talk for a minute.

You may want to consider bringing your lunch for the ride rather than buying it.

I expect they would not be serving anything if they didn't have water, and in any case we confirmed that we can get water from the fire station near the cafe if necessary.

According to the PG&E outage map, the top of Mt. Hamilton has power, so I expect they will have water as usual.

See you Saturday,

Jim

Sat Brisk Show and Go Suggestion

Tim OHara
 

How about Jefferson?  Haven't done that in like three months.

Tim and Robin on the tandem

Los Altos/Purissima/Elena Ride this Sat 10/12 - M Pace

mbrasseur00
 

This Saturday we will have a M pace ride to Los Altos by way of Purissima and Elena. Coffee break in Los Altos at Le Boulanger. This is a nice ride through some hills of Los Altos.


Please note, we will not be taking the bike/pedestrian bridge over 101 but staying on Willow Ave in both directions.

M Pace

~42 miles, 1435 feet elevation.

RideWithGPS URL:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27862076

Meet you at Sprouts parking lot in Newark at 8:30am with wheels rolling at 8:45am.

If you need a route sheet, please print the attached sheet below as I will only have a few with me.

Hope to see you there.

Mike and Louis

TMCR

Lori Sommer
 

We are riding tomorrow. Base if the bridge 9 AM. Route TBD. 

Lori

Thursday, October 10
9:00am
 Thursday Morning Coffee Ride across the Dumbarton
WhenThu, October 10, 9:00am – 1:30pm
WhereParking lot at the base of the Dumbarton Bridge (at the end of Marshlands Rd (map) (map)
DescriptionLength: 25-35 miles; Elevation: feet;
Terrain: 2,3 Pace: T,M


Meet at the parking lot at the base of the Dumbarton Bridge (at the end of Marshlands Road) and we will head across the bridge to various destinations. 

For a flat ride we head through East Palo Alto and along a few paths to Shoreline Park for lunch. For a ride with climbing, we do Woodside Road, Sand Hill/Whisky Hill, Alpine Loop, Arastradero or Edgewood Road. Sometimes the climbing is optional. We always stop for coffee and riders are welcome to head back on their own if they know the way. Usually we ride without route sheets so we regroup as necessary and no one is left behind. Bring $ for lunch. 

Extreme temperatures, construction or the whim of the ride leader may modify the route. Rain cancels, check https://ffbc.groups.io/g/info/topics, email or call! me!

Lori Sommer lorimsommer@gmail.com 510-693-8624

From Idaho

Randy Fewel
 

From my cycling women’s group in Driggs Idaho.
Randy Fewel

Short notice Team Fremont B ride

Jennifer Steele
 

This Sunday Team Fremont is kicking off their fall weekend rides.  Any interested club members are welcome to come out and meet some of the team members, and enjoy the Calaveras clockwise route.  
When:  Sunday, October 6th, meet at 8:15am, roll at 8:30am
Where:  Niles depot
Who:  Team Fremont race team + friends
What:  We will depart from the Niles Depot parking and head to Calaveras via Niles Canyon. Descend Calaveras Rd and return to Niles via Mission Blvd. There will be several regroups on this ride. However, there is plenty of opportunity for the A group to add more (Welch Rd, Old Calaveras or Felter). There will be Brisk (B) and Race (A) pace options.

We will also have weekend rides for the next six weeks, if you can't make it this weekend.

1st Saturday Ride of October - Calaveras CW - M Pace

mbrasseur00
 

I will be subbing for Donna again this month so please join me for the First Saturday Ride of the Month (M pace ) as we will ride the Calaveras CW route. This is a ride through Niles Canyon and then the beautiful ride up Calaveras Road past the reservoir then down into Milpitas. Coffee at Starbucks/Noah’s Bagels on Milpitas Blvd before we head back to the start.

We will meet in Niles at 8:30am with wheels rolling at 8:45am. The ride sheet is attach so please print as needed.

M Pace

41 miles and 2325 feet of elevation


Hope to see you out there,
Mike


Re: Route - Thursday Morning Coffee Ride

Randy Fewel
 

Hi Lori,

I'm coming Thursday.  Yea!

Randy

On September 30, 2019 at 8:50 PM Lori Sommer <lorimsommer@...> wrote:

Hi,

The Thursday Morning Coffee Ride is going to the beach for spectacular views and fresh air.  Let me or Rob know that you are joining us. If you want to  carpool, I can help you organize.  I hope you can make it.

Lori


Thursday, October 3
10:00am
 
When Thu, October 3, 10am – 2pm
Where Point Pinos Lighthouse, 80 Asilomar Drive, Pacific Grove (map)
Description Length: 28 miles
Elevation: 1500'
Terrain: 2, 3; Pace: T, M

We are heading south to Monterey!  Join us this Thursday, Oct 3, as we venture south to ride 17-mile drive. We’ll meet at 10:00AM for a 10:15AM start at the Point Pinos Lighthouse, 80 Asilomar Drive, Pacific Grove. Street parking is amply available there. 

The route will follow 17 mile drive to Carmel, where we will stop for lunch at Brunos Market or Fifth Avenue Deli, then back to the start with an optional leg out the bike path to the Ghiradelli Creamery at Cannery Row for a post ride ice cream. 

Please let Lori or Rob know if you plan to do the ride, or if you’re planning to stay in Monterey the night before. A few of us will stay the night after.  The RWGPS route is below; we will provide copies of the route sheet at the start.
 
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31217930

Extreme temperatures, park closure, construction or the whim of the ride leaders may modify the route. Rain cancels, check https://ffbc.groups.io/g/info/topics, email or text us. 

Lori Sommer: lorimsommer@..., 510-693-8624
Rob Tashjian: rob@..., 510-593-6228

Thursday Morning Coffee Ride Info

Lori Sommer
 

Hi Again,

The calendar for TMCR has been updated.  Beginning the second week of October, we will begin meeting at 9:00AM.  On October 31 we will parade around in costumes (or your orange jersey!

Lori

Route - Thursday Morning Coffee Ride

Lori Sommer
 

Hi,

The Thursday Morning Coffee Ride is going to the beach for spectacular views and fresh air.  Let me or Rob know that you are joining us. If you want to  carpool, I can help you organize.  I hope you can make it.

Lori


Thursday, October 3
10:00am
 
WhenThu, October 3, 10am – 2pm
WherePoint Pinos Lighthouse, 80 Asilomar Drive, Pacific Grove (map)
DescriptionLength: 28 miles
Elevation: 1500'
Terrain: 2, 3; Pace: T, M

We are heading south to Monterey!  Join us this Thursday, Oct 3, as we venture south to ride 17-mile drive. We’ll meet at 10:00AM for a 10:15AM start at the Point Pinos Lighthouse, 80 Asilomar Drive, Pacific Grove. Street parking is amply available there. 

The route will follow 17 mile drive to Carmel, where we will stop for lunch at Brunos Market or Fifth Avenue Deli, then back to the start with an optional leg out the bike path to the Ghiradelli Creamery at Cannery Row for a post ride ice cream. 

Please let Lori or Rob know if you plan to do the ride, or if you’re planning to stay in Monterey the night before. A few of us will stay the night after.  The RWGPS route is below; we will provide copies of the route sheet at the start.
 
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31217930

Extreme temperatures, park closure, construction or the whim of the ride leaders may modify the route. Rain cancels, check https://ffbc.groups.io/g/info/topics, email or text us. 

Lori Sommer: lorimsommer@..., 510-693-8624
Rob Tashjian: rob@..., 510-593-6228

October Ride Calendar

Barry
 

Thanks to Carry Payne for signing up to lead October's Women's Social Ride!

RIDE LEADERS NEEDED
10/5 Mt. Hamilton Loop Training #5, M & B Paces (URGENT!  Otherwise these will become Show & Go rides.)
10/26 Calaveras CCW, M Pace

SAG NEEDED
10/12 Mt. Hamilton Loop Ride (We already have one SAG but could sure use another.)

Notes:
10/3 Thursday Morning Coffee Ride will be in Monterey!  Look for updates from Lori.
10/31 Thursday Morning Coffee Ride TBD
The October ride pdf is available with the latest ride info.

Re: Free Panniers to a good home

West Kurihara
 

The panniers have been claimed.  

-West

On Sep 28, 2019, at 11:27, West Kurihara via Groups.Io <wkurihara@...> wrote:

I have a few pannier sets that are in very good condition.  Compatible with any rack system and Blackburn low rider front racks.
These are medium sized panniers good for commuting and shopping.  They are old, but were stored indoors and are in very good condition considering their age.  Probably still water proof.

FREE to any club member that will use them.

Pannier set 1:
Rhode Gear set, can be used on front or Rear
Black color with reflectors.












Pannier set 2:
Kirtland Tour pack front and rear, blue color, made of 3M reflective fabric (reflects in the dark)











Regards,
West Kurihara

Re: Free Panniers to a good home

West Kurihara
 

My original emails to the info list do not have my correct reply to address. It is listed in this email and here:

On Sep 28, 2019, at 11:27, West Kurihara via Groups.Io <wkurihara@...> wrote:

I have a few pannier sets that are in very good condition.  Compatible with any rack system and Blackburn low rider front racks.
These are medium sized panniers good for commuting and shopping.  They are old, but were stored indoors and are in very good condition considering their age.  Probably still water proof.

FREE to any club member that will use them.

Pannier set 1:
Rhode Gear set, can be used on front or Rear
Black color with reflectors.












Pannier set 2:
Kirtland Tour pack front and rear, blue color, made of 3M reflective fabric (reflects in the dark)











Regards,
West Kurihara

Re: Free Panniers to a good home

Debbie Frederick
 

sorry to send this to the whole group, but West's email address is failing.

West, I would Love to get one of the sets from you, preferably the blue ones, if possible.

Debbie Frederick, debbie254@...


Sent from Xfinity Connect Application


-----Original Message-----

From: wkurihara@...
To: info@ffbc.groups.io
Cc: info@ffbc.groups.io
Sent: 2019-09-28 11:28:01 AM
Subject: [ffbc] Free Panniers to a good home

I have a few pannier sets that are in very good condition.  Compatible with any rack system and Blackburn low rider front racks.
These are medium sized panniers good for commuting and shopping.  They are old, but were stored indoors and are in very good condition considering their age.  Probably still water proof.

FREE to any club member that will use them.

Pannier set 1:
Rhode Gear set, can be used on front or Rear
Black color with reflectors.












Pannier set 2:
Kirtland Tour pack front and rear, blue color, made of 3M reflective fabric (reflects in the dark)











Regards,
West Kurihara


Park PRS-6 Repair stand for sale

West Kurihara
 

With great reluctance, I am selling my Park Tool PRS-6 repair stand.  It has served me well for over 30+ years.  It has a heavy shop type base and is typical Park Tool quality.  Excellent condition!

Asking $75 or best offer.


Regards,
West Kurihara

Free Panniers to a good home

West Kurihara
 

I have a few pannier sets that are in very good condition.  Compatible with any rack system and Blackburn low rider front racks.
These are medium sized panniers good for commuting and shopping.  They are old, but were stored indoors and are in very good condition considering their age.  Probably still water proof.

FREE to any club member that will use them.

Pannier set 1:
Rhode Gear set, can be used on front or Rear
Black color with reflectors.












Pannier set 2:
Kirtland Tour pack front and rear, blue color, made of 3M reflective fabric (reflects in the dark)











Regards,
West Kurihara

Saturday 9/28 Show and Go - M Pace

mbrasseur00
 

Louis and I are going to ride up Calaveras to Marsh road and then down Marsh and back. Return down Calaveras, left on Piedmont over to Yosemite and then to Noah’s/Starbucks on Milpitas Blvd for our coffee break. then back home.

About 46 miles with ~2300 feet of climbing. M Pace.

If you would like to join us please meet at DOWNTOWN Niles parking lot across from H St on Niles Blvd. at 8:30am with wheels rolling at 8:45am.

NOTE FOR WEEKEND RIDES: Riders arriving by car are asked to park in the unpaved parking area south of the train station. NOTE: Riders arriving by car are asked

Hope to see you in the morning,
Mike and Louis

Re: New Membership Chairperson

Jan Leimert
 

Yes, thank you Becky for all you’ve done as Membership Chair over all these years!  So much behind the scenes.
And thanks Diana for taking over the helm!
Jan


On Sep 26, 2019, at 6:01 PM, David Walker <dbwalker0min@...> wrote:

Thanks Becky for your years of service to our club. It’s people like you who show such commitment that make FFBC such a great club. 

David Walker
On Sep 26, 2019, 17:31 -0700, Becky Denevan <beckydenevan@...>, wrote:
After many years as the FFBC Membership Chairperson, I have turned over the responsibilities to Diana Tashijian.  Diana has been performing the functions of this office for a couple of weeks at this point and she is doing a fine job.  Thank you Diana for taking this on.  I continue to be available for any help that Diana or the club needs, but all membership inquiries should now be directed to Diana.

Re: New Membership Chairperson

David Walker
 

Thanks Becky for your years of service to our club. It’s people like you who show such commitment that make FFBC such a great club. 

David Walker

On Sep 26, 2019, 17:31 -0700, Becky Denevan <beckydenevan@...>, wrote:
After many years as the FFBC Membership Chairperson, I have turned over the responsibilities to Diana Tashijian.  Diana has been performing the functions of this office for a couple of weeks at this point and she is doing a fine job.  Thank you Diana for taking this on.  I continue to be available for any help that Diana or the club needs, but all membership inquiries should now be directed to Diana.