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Re: Thursday Morning Coffee Ride

Lori Sommer
 

Good Morning,

Almost all the forecasts are in agreement with rain in the Richmond San Rafael area. Today’s Coffee Ride is canceled and becomes a Shoe and Go. HOWEVER, I will repost the same ride (technically I guess it becomes a short notice ride w/o pedal pounders) for tomorrow. Same ride, same details with the same 7AM confirmation. Hope to see you tomorrow!

Lori and Ken

On Dec 11, 2019, at 4:26 PM, Lori Sommer <lorimsommer@...> wrote:


Hi,

The forecast has changed from this morning and the weather might actually be okay for the ride tomorrow. We will make our final decision by 7AM. 

Lori and Ken

Thursday, December 12
9:30am
 Thursday Morning Coffee Ride - Richmond San Rafael Bridge
WhenThu, December 12, 9:30am – 2:00pm
WhereBart Way, Fremont, CA, USA (map)
DescriptionLength: 21 miles
Terrain: 2, 3; Pace: T, M

Join us for a out and back across the newly opened bike/pedestrian path across the Richmond San Rafael Bridge with a lunch stop in Larkspur

We will leave from the Fremont Bart Station (2000 Bart Way, Fremont) on the 9:33AM Richmond bound train (an earlier train leaves at 9:18AM) and arrive at Richmond BART (1700 Nevin Ave, Richmond) at 10:32AM, $5.45 one-way. We will have time to use the restroom and then meet upstairs on the plaza near the elevator and plan to roll BEFORE 11AM.

We will get on the Richmond Greenway Trail and admire the murals along the way then take a few streets into Point Richmond and access the new bike trail over the bridge. You are welcome to stop for pictures at the top of the two bumps, everyone will regroup at the bottom then head together through the hole in the fence into Larkspur. Our destination is the Marin Country Mart Shopping Center where there are lots of options for a quick lunch or coffee (Marin Brewery, Rustic Bakery, Starbucks, Johnny Doughnuts, Shake Shack, etc.). On the way back we will ride on Highway 580 (for one exit only, with a buffer zone!), climb the two bumps on the bridge, regroup at the bottom then retrace the route back to Richmond Bart.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31508747

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

Lori Sommer: lorimsommer@gmail.com, 510-693-8624
Ken Goldman: Ken.goldman@comcast.net, 510-378-5027

Thursday Morning Coffee Ride

Lori Sommer
 

Hi,

The forecast has changed from this morning and the weather might actually be okay for the ride tomorrow. We will make our final decision by 7AM. 

Lori and Ken

Thursday, December 12
9:30am
 Thursday Morning Coffee Ride - Richmond San Rafael Bridge
WhenThu, December 12, 9:30am – 2:00pm
WhereBart Way, Fremont, CA, USA (map)
DescriptionLength: 21 miles
Terrain: 2, 3; Pace: T, M

Join us for a out and back across the newly opened bike/pedestrian path across the Richmond San Rafael Bridge with a lunch stop in Larkspur

We will leave from the Fremont Bart Station (2000 Bart Way, Fremont) on the 9:33AM Richmond bound train (an earlier train leaves at 9:18AM) and arrive at Richmond BART (1700 Nevin Ave, Richmond) at 10:32AM, $5.45 one-way. We will have time to use the restroom and then meet upstairs on the plaza near the elevator and plan to roll BEFORE 11AM.

We will get on the Richmond Greenway Trail and admire the murals along the way then take a few streets into Point Richmond and access the new bike trail over the bridge. You are welcome to stop for pictures at the top of the two bumps, everyone will regroup at the bottom then head together through the hole in the fence into Larkspur. Our destination is the Marin Country Mart Shopping Center where there are lots of options for a quick lunch or coffee (Marin Brewery, Rustic Bakery, Starbucks, Johnny Doughnuts, Shake Shack, etc.). On the way back we will ride on Highway 580 (for one exit only, with a buffer zone!), climb the two bumps on the bridge, regroup at the bottom then retrace the route back to Richmond Bart.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31508747

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

Lori Sommer: lorimsommer@gmail.com, 510-693-8624
Ken Goldman: Ken.goldman@comcast.net, 510-378-5027

Mid-Week Morning Ride 12/11/19 Canceled

Al Quintana
 

Today's forecast is for random showers and persistent drizzle (along with correspondingly wet roads), so I'm canceling the Mid-Week Morning Ride. It now becomes a Show and Go, so please be careful if you decide to ride.

Al Quintana

"You don't stop playing because you get old. You get old because you stop playing."

MMRR is ON!

Robert Tashjian
 

After spending most of the last week not riding, it looks like tomorrow should be quite rideable. We’ll do the route to Specialties in Milpitas for our coffee stop. Hope to see you there.

 

Rob

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Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 

Sunday Social - canceled #RideCanceled

Julia Walker
 

It's raining here in Warm Springs, so the roads are really wet. Radar shows rain still coming into the area, though it may clear up later this morning. We are canceling the ride, so it becomes a show & go. 

Thanks 
Julia & Louis

Sunday Social - weather looks iffy

Julia Walker
 

Weather bug shows some clearing at 9, but a 30% chance of rain by 11. The roads are wet and messy. We will check the weather at 7 AM and make a call shortly thereafter. Stay tuned.

Julia & Louis 

Re: Saturday's Calaveras Clockwise ride -- CANCELED

Donna Luporini Kaplan
 

We are canceling tomorrow’s Calaveras Clockwise ride because rain is forecasted throughout the day.

 

The ride now becomes a Show and Go; If you decide to ride, be ride safely.

 

 

From: Donna Kaplan <luporini@...>
Sent: Friday, December 6, 2019 7:57 AM
To: info@ffbc.groups.io
Subject: Saturday's Calaveras Clockwise ride

 

Hello!

We would like to invite you to ride with us on the Calaveras Clockwise ride tomorrow, but I am here to say that in all likelihood it will be cancelled due to rain. We will keep an eye on the weather forecasts and will send out final notification (of cancellation or otherwise) later tonight, or at 6:00am tomorrow morning at the very latest.

Donna and Mike

 

 

Calaveras Clockwise

When   Sat, December 7, 8:30am – 1:00pm

Where  Downtown Niles parking lot across from H St at Niles Blvd (map)

Description   Length: 41 miles; Elevation: 2335 feet
Terrain: 3; Pace: M, B

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

Meet at 8:30 am for an 8:45 am start. This is our traditional "1st Saturday of the Month" ride. We will meet in the Niles parking lot and ride up Niles Canyon into Sunol then on to Calaveras. Our traditional route brings us out in Milpitas and we return via a route that stays close to the hills. Bring $$ for a coffee stop at Noah’s/Starbucks in Milpitas.

Rain, significant chance of rain or poor riding condition cancels. A ride cancellation email will be sent to
https://ffbc.groups.io/g/info/topics by the ride leader on the morning of the ride if it is being cancelled.

RidewithGPS URL:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29124284

M: Donna Kaplan:
luporini@..., (415) 584-7621

Mike Brasseur: mbrasseur00@..., (510) 449-6233
B:  TBD

 

Saturday's Calaveras Clockwise ride

Donna Luporini Kaplan
 

Hello!

We would like to invite you to ride with us on the Calaveras Clockwise ride tomorrow, but I am here to say that in all likelihood it will be cancelled due to rain. We will keep an eye on the weather forecasts and will send out final notification (of cancelation or otherwise) later tonight, or at 6:00am tomorrow morning at the very latest.

Donna and Mike

 

 

Calaveras Clockwise

When   Sat, December 7, 8:30am – 1:00pm

Where  Downtown Niles parking lot across from H St at Niles Blvd (map)

Description   Length: 41 miles; Elevation: 2335 feet
Terrain: 3; Pace: M, B

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

Meet at 8:30 am for an 8:45 am start. This is our traditional "1st Saturday of the Month" ride. We will meet in the Niles parking lot and ride up Niles Canyon into Sunol then on to Calaveras. Our traditional route brings us out in Milpitas and we return via a route that stays close to the hills. Bring $$ for a coffee stop at Noah’s/Starbucks in Milpitas.

Rain, significant chance of rain or poor riding condition cancels. A ride cancellation email will be sent to https://ffbc.groups.io/g/info/topics by the ride leader on the morning of the ride if it is being cancelled.

RidewithGPS URL: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29124284

M: Donna Kaplan: luporini@..., (415) 584-7621

Mike Brasseur: mbrasseur00@..., (510) 449-6233
B:  TBD

 

Thursday Morning Coffee Ride

Lori Sommer
 

Hello Thursday Coffee Riders,

Good thing I checked the calendar...we are starting at 9:30AM for the month of December, January and February.  We will visit Alum Rock tomorrow and next week Larkspur via the Richmond San Rafael Bridge.  Hope to see you tomorrow and next week too.

Lori

Thursday, December 5
9:30am
 Thursday Morning Coffee Ride - REI to Alum Rock
WhenThu, December 5, 9:30am – 1:30pm
WhereREI, 43962 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538, USA (map)
DescriptionLength: 34 miles Terrain: 2, 3; Pace: T, M We are riding to Alum Rock. Since REI isn't open use the facilities at Starbucks or wait until we reach the Jose Higuera Adobe in Milpitas.  We will ride along the foothills and once we get into the park, there are options to head straight to the Visitor's Center or climb the Inspiration Loop and/or Miguelita Road. Also, you don't have to go all the way to the park...you can turn early to coffee to reduce milage significantly. If you are a slow climber, but want to do the extra climbing, please be considerate of the group and turn around when you see the faster riders returning OR bring yourself to coffee on your own.  We will have lunch at Noah's Bagels/Starbucks ($) before heading back on a flat route, with no regroups.  Extreme temperatures, park closure, construction or the whim of the ride leader may modify the route. Rain cancels, check https://ffbc.groups.io/g/info/topics, email or text me.  Lori Sommer: lorimsommer@..., 510-693-8624

Mid-Week Morning Ride 12/4/19 Canceled

Al Quintana
 

It's currently raining, and weather reports predict it will continue for several more hours. Therefore, I am canceling today's Mid-Week Morning Ride, which now becomes a Show and Go. If you decide to ride, please be careful.

Al Quintana

"You don't stop playing because you get old. You get old because you stop playing."

MMRR is cancelled

Robert Tashjian
 

It’s not raining right now, but most of the weather forecasts have increased the probability for showers this morning going through 11am, with windy conditions. Therefore I’m cancelling the MMRR. By club rules, it’s now a show and go. If you ride, be careful!

 

Rob

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Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 

MMRR time change for Dec 2

Robert Tashjian
 

The rain is supposed to taper off and stop tomorrow morning. We’re going to move the MMRR start time later to try to get a dry ride in. Let’s meet at 9:45 for a 10am roll at the usual start, the Cabrillo Shopping Center. We’ll be stopping at Panera for coffee. Since the start time is later, the route will skip a couple of loops to shorten it up a bit.

 

NOTE: I’ll update by 7:30am if there are any significant changes in the weather (meaning I’ll cancel by 7:30am if it looks like we’ll get seriously wet).

 

Thanks,

Rob

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Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 

Cancelled-Saturday ride to Huddart Park

mbrasseur00
 

Everything I look at shows that the weather for Saturday morning is very unsettled and probably wet to very wet and windy and cold.

So the Saturday ride to Huddart Park is cancelled and is now a show and go. If you ride please be safe.

Mike

Saturday ride to Huddart Park by way of Canada Rd and Olive Hill

mbrasseur00
 

Currently the weather does not look as though it will cooperate but in hopes that it will, Louis and I are leading this Saturday’s ride to Huddart Park by way of Canada and Olive Hill. Coffee break at Woodside Bakery or nearby Starbucks in the Sharon Park shopping center at Sharon Park Dr and Sand Hill.

M Pace - Approximately 44 miles and 1975 elevation
Meet near Sprouts in Newark, at Jarvis and Newark Blvd
Meet at 8:30am with wheels rolling at 8:45am.

RideWithGPS URL: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27105748 

Please print the attached route sheet if you want to have one.

If the weather decides not to cooperate I will send out an email either Friday evening or by 7am on Saturday that will cancel the ride. 

We hope to see you there.

Mike and Louis

Mid-Week Morning Ride 11/27/19 Canceled

Al Quintana
 


The weather forecast is for continued showery, wet conditions tomorrow, so I'm canceling the Mid-Week Morning Ride for November 27, 2019. The ride now becomes a Show & Go.

As always, please be careful if you decide to ride.


Al Quintana

"You don't stop playing because you get old. You get old because you stop playing."

MMRR- November 25

Donna Luporini Kaplan
 

Hello-

Tomorrow’s Monday Morning Recovery Ride coffee stop will be at Tous Les Jours, 46819 Warm Springs Blvd, Fremont.

 

Attached is the route sheet, and here is the RideWithGPS link to the route:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30802419

 

Hope you’ll join us.

 

Donna & Mike

December Ride Calendar

Barry
 

We had ride leaders step up for every club ride this month.  Thank you ride leaders!

December needs leaders for these rides:
  • Calaveras CW, B Pace, 12/7
  • Women's Social, T, M Pace, 12/22
  • Calaveras CCW, M Pace, 12/28
  • MMRR, M Pace, all weeks

Are you willing to be a ride leader but hesitant to jump in?  Ask your favorite ride leader if you can co-lead a ride!  Your experienced ride leader will be happy to coach you through the process, including sign-in sheets, routes, cue sheets, reporting forms, and ride protocol.  (And if you're not hesitant to jump in but just want a little guidance on your first ride, I would be happy to help.)

Calaveras CCW and Alternative

Jan Leimert
 

Join us Saturday for the Calaveras CCW full loop or up to the False Summit and back.  Something for everyone! 

Details below -

 

WhenSat, November 23, 9:00am – 1:30pm

WhereOld Mission Park, 1000 Pine St, Fremont, CA 94539, USA (@ Ibero Way) (map)

DescriptionFull CCW Loop – 38.5 miles; 2600 ft
False Summit & back - 39.4 miles; 3,200 ft
Terrain: 3, 4; Pace: M

Meet at 9 am for a 9:15 start. You have the choice of riding the complete Calaveras CCW loop OR avoiding Niles Canyon by turning around at the False Summit for the return.

From Old Mission Park we’ll head south along the foothills, enjoy the scenic climb up Calaveras, and cruise along the reservoir to the False Summit.  From there Linda will lead to complete the full loop (if there are at least 3 others), with a stop at Peet’s.  Jan will lead the return via Milpitas with a stop for coffee/snack at Noah’s/Starbucks.
 
Full CCW Loop: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31434182
False Summit & back: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31434184
 

Bring your own cue sheets. They can be created from the RidewithGPS routes.

Rain, significant chance of rain or poor riding condition cancels. A ride cancellation email will be sent to https://ffbc.groups.io/g/info/topics the morning of the ride if it is cancelled (no email means the ride is on). If you are unsure of the ride status, call or text ride leader on the morning of the ride.

Jan Leimert: jleimert@...
Linda Fung: fungfive@...

 

Sat Brisk Show and Go Suggestion

Tim OHara
 

How about the Tuscany Ride through the vineyards of Livermore?  If you don't want to ride through Niles Canyon you can  just meet us at Sunol.  Just let us know,  Thanks. 

Tim and Robin on the tandem

Thank you

Lori Sommer
 

Hi,
Thanks so much to Ken for subbing with only 10 minutes notice. I appreciate it.
Thanks also to the gift fairy. I commemorative water bottle for the Richmond San Rafael Bridge crossing , poster and maps was left on my porch!!
Lori