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moderated Re: SAVE the Date June 28 - Cindy's Farewell Ride/Potluck

Lori Sommer
 

Woo hoo!  That is great news Donna. 
Please let me know if you need a ride over. Also, please don’t worry about bringing anything for the potluck. 
We are looking forward to seeing you and are glad you are doing well. 

Lori

On Jun 12, 2018, at 1:11 PM, Donna <donnaboomershine@...> wrote:

Hi Lori and all,

Thank you for the recent card and well wishes from all of you. I so appreciated hearing from you. I am recovering very well from my hip fracture and surgery and hope to attend the farewell potluck for Cindy on the 28th.

Look forward to seeing you.

Best always,
Donna


On May 29, 2018, at 8:40 AM, Lori Sommer <lorimsommer@...> wrote:

Good Morning FFBC,

As many of you may have heard, our awesome friend and riding buddy is leaving for the bright lights and sounds of Las Vegas!  Well, she is moving to be closer to her future first grandchild so maybe a single nightlight and lullabies will be more appropriate.  Before she goes, let's get together for a Bon Voyage Ride/Potluck on Thursday, June 28th.

Please send me memories you have of Cindy and maybe a pic of you with her.  Maybe you just want to say thank you!  Please email me (with Cindy as the subject line) and we can put it all together as a going away gift to her.  If you'd like to make a small donation towards a gift please give it to me, Randy or Julie Fuller in an envelope.  I will also bring a card and donation envelope to the Thursday rides. 

Please fill out this google document (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WSdxjRsTRRWvvpyzGONLN5K-iH-ZinYI1pswM3nxQeU/edit?usp=sharing) or send me your potluck item and I can fill it in for you so we don't have 30 drinks and no food.  

Thanks so much!

Lori Sommer


Thursday, June 28
9:00am
 
WhenThu, June 28, 9am – 1pm
WhereLakeshore Park, Newark, CA 94560, USA (map)
DescriptionLength: 20
Terrain: 2, 3; Pace: T, M

Cindy Maxwell, our longtime friend and ride leader is moving to Vegas in July!  Cindy came up with the idea of the LAP rides, was a Cinderella Ride Leader and always led interesting rides over the years to Rose Gardens, Labrynths, Pottery Shows and Chalk Art Shows.  We will miss her VERY much.  Come to the ride and the potluck to say goodbye. If you can't attend the ride and would just like to join the potluck that is fine too.

Let's give Cindy a good send off.  Please send me memories you have of Cindy and maybe a pic  of you with her.  Maybe you just want to say thank you!  Please email me (with Cindy as the subject line) and we can put it all together as a going away gift to her.  If you'd like to make a small donation towards a gift please give it to me, Randy or Julie in an envelope.  I will also bring a card and donation envelope to the Thursday rides. 

Please fill out this google document (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WSdxjRsTRRWvvpyzGONLN5K-iH-ZinYI1pswM3nxQeU/edit?usp=sharing) or send me your potluck item and I can fill it in for you so we don't have 30 drinks and no food. Thanks.

Meet at 9:00AM in Newark.  Please park on Channel Drive, the other side of the tennis courts or at Lakeshore Park.  We will start the ride from my house.  You can drop off your potluck item and use the restroom too.  Please text me for the address.  

Ken will come up with a route and lead the ride and Julie will sweep.  We will post it ahead of time so check back.  There won't be a mid-ride coffee stop so bring a snack.

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


moderated TMCR Route

Cindy M
 

This Thursday's TMCR will do a clockwise loop of Old Page Mill, Arastadero so we can zip on down Alpine Rd.  Coffee will be at good old Prolific Oven.

Route sheet is attached.  I will be the substitute ride leader for Lori.  You can reach me at 408-506-6860 or maxwell.c@...

Cindy


moderated Re: SHORT NOTICE RIDE, Saturday, June 9 - Donald Duck Day

Nick Laszlo
 

Hey Julie, sounds like a deadly serious training ride.  Can I come dressed as Daisy? 😎

Nick

On Jun 8, 2018, at 5:13 PM, Randy Fewel <jailteacher@...> wrote:

Julie,

You Quack me up! 

Randy

 

From: info@ffbc.groups.io [mailto:info@ffbc.groups.io] On Behalf Of Julie Fuller via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, June 08, 2018 5:12 PM
To: Randy Fewel <jailteacher@...>
Cc: info@ffbc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ffbc] SHORT NOTICE RIDE, Saturday, June 9 - Donald Duck Day

 

I’m joining. Anyone else dressing up as Donald Duck?


On Jun 8, 2018, at 5:09 PM, Randy Fewel <jailteacher@...> wrote:

I’m joining you. 

Randy

 

From: info@ffbc.groups.io [mailto:info@ffbc.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cindy M
Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2018 4:33 PM
To: info@ffbc.groups.io
Subject: [ffbc] SHORT NOTICE RIDE, Saturday, June 9 - Donald Duck Day

 

Sat. June 9, 9:00AM

South Bay Loop Thru Santa Clara

26 miles, 1 (300’), T

Start location: McCarthy Ranch Shopping Center parking lot, by Starbucks, 127 Ranch Dr, Milpitas.

 

Join me, on a flat easy loop into the South Bay this Saturday.  Yes, it's the same route I offered a few weekends ago! The difference, though, is that it is National Donald Duck day and, if that isn't memorable enough, it looks like it will be a beautiful day in June. We’ll start in Milpitas and use the Guadalupe Creek and San Tomas Creek Bike Trails.  We will stop for coffee and goodies at City Lights Espresso, in Santa Clara, around mile 16.0. In the words of Donald Duck, "oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!"  Check out the route at: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27734383.  No drops.  Faster riders welcome to go ahead.  Extreme weather will cancel the ride.  Changes will be announced on FFBC iGroup site or call/text/email me directly. Route sheet is attached to this message.

Cindy Maxwell 408-506-6860  cindy.maxwell01@...


moderated Re: SHORT NOTICE RIDE, Saturday, June 9 - Donald Duck Day

Randy Fewel
 

Julie,

You Quack me up! 

Randy

 

From: info@ffbc.groups.io [mailto:info@ffbc.groups.io] On Behalf Of Julie Fuller via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, June 08, 2018 5:12 PM
To: Randy Fewel <jailteacher@...>
Cc: info@ffbc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ffbc] SHORT NOTICE RIDE, Saturday, June 9 - Donald Duck Day

 

I’m joining. Anyone else dressing up as Donald Duck?


On Jun 8, 2018, at 5:09 PM, Randy Fewel <jailteacher@...> wrote:

I’m joining you. 

Randy

 

From: info@ffbc.groups.io [mailto:info@ffbc.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cindy M
Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2018 4:33 PM
To: info@ffbc.groups.io
Subject: [ffbc] SHORT NOTICE RIDE, Saturday, June 9 - Donald Duck Day

 

Sat. June 9, 9:00AM

South Bay Loop Thru Santa Clara

26 miles, 1 (300’), T

Start location: McCarthy Ranch Shopping Center parking lot, by Starbucks, 127 Ranch Dr, Milpitas.

 

Join me, on a flat easy loop into the South Bay this Saturday.  Yes, it's the same route I offered a few weekends ago! The difference, though, is that it is National Donald Duck day and, if that isn't memorable enough, it looks like it will be a beautiful day in June. We’ll start in Milpitas and use the Guadalupe Creek and San Tomas Creek Bike Trails.  We will stop for coffee and goodies at City Lights Espresso, in Santa Clara, around mile 16.0. In the words of Donald Duck, "oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!"  Check out the route at: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27734383.  No drops.  Faster riders welcome to go ahead.  Extreme weather will cancel the ride.  Changes will be announced on FFBC iGroup site or call/text/email me directly. Route sheet is attached to this message.

Cindy Maxwell 408-506-6860  cindy.maxwell01@...


moderated Re: SHORT NOTICE RIDE, Saturday, June 9 - Donald Duck Day

Julie Fuller
 

I’m joining. Anyone else dressing up as Donald Duck?


On Jun 8, 2018, at 5:09 PM, Randy Fewel <jailteacher@...> wrote:

I’m joining you. 

Randy

 

From: info@ffbc.groups.io [mailto:info@ffbc.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cindy M
Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2018 4:33 PM
To: info@ffbc.groups.io
Subject: [ffbc] SHORT NOTICE RIDE, Saturday, June 9 - Donald Duck Day

 

Sat. June 9, 9:00AM

South Bay Loop Thru Santa Clara

26 miles, 1 (300’), T

Start location: McCarthy Ranch Shopping Center parking lot, by Starbucks, 127 Ranch Dr, Milpitas.

 

Join me, on a flat easy loop into the South Bay this Saturday.  Yes, it's the same route I offered a few weekends ago! The difference, though, is that it is National Donald Duck day and, if that isn't memorable enough, it looks like it will be a beautiful day in June. We’ll start in Milpitas and use the Guadalupe Creek and San Tomas Creek Bike Trails.  We will stop for coffee and goodies at City Lights Espresso, in Santa Clara, around mile 16.0. In the words of Donald Duck, "oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!"  Check out the route at: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27734383.  No drops.  Faster riders welcome to go ahead.  Extreme weather will cancel the ride.  Changes will be announced on FFBC iGroup site or call/text/email me directly. Route sheet is attached to this message.

Cindy Maxwell 408-506-6860  cindy.maxwell01@...


moderated Re: SHORT NOTICE RIDE, Saturday, June 9 - Donald Duck Day

Randy Fewel
 

I’m joining you. 

Randy

 

From: info@ffbc.groups.io [mailto:info@ffbc.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cindy M
Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2018 4:33 PM
To: info@ffbc.groups.io
Subject: [ffbc] SHORT NOTICE RIDE, Saturday, June 9 - Donald Duck Day

 

Sat. June 9, 9:00AM

South Bay Loop Thru Santa Clara

26 miles, 1 (300’), T

Start location: McCarthy Ranch Shopping Center parking lot, by Starbucks, 127 Ranch Dr, Milpitas.

 

Join me, on a flat easy loop into the South Bay this Saturday.  Yes, it's the same route I offered a few weekends ago! The difference, though, is that it is National Donald Duck day and, if that isn't memorable enough, it looks like it will be a beautiful day in June. We’ll start in Milpitas and use the Guadalupe Creek and San Tomas Creek Bike Trails.  We will stop for coffee and goodies at City Lights Espresso, in Santa Clara, around mile 16.0. In the words of Donald Duck, "oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!"  Check out the route at: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27734383.  No drops.  Faster riders welcome to go ahead.  Extreme weather will cancel the ride.  Changes will be announced on FFBC iGroup site or call/text/email me directly. Route sheet is attached to this message.

Cindy Maxwell 408-506-6860  cindy.maxwell01@...


moderated Cindy - delete this email!

Lori Sommer
 

Hello Everyone except Cindy,

Plans are coming together for Cindy's Bon Voyage Ride and Potluck.  

Julie Fuller, aka The Other Julie, is creating a book for Cindy.  We need you to participate even if you can't attend the celebration.  If you know Cindy and want to thank and or wish her well please write something up.  We are looking for short or long stories or just thank you notes AND a picture or two.  Please copy me (lorimsommer@...) and Julie (luv2hikejulie@...) on the email and sent it by next Tuesday, 6/12 at noon.  

Ken has come up with a route and Randy and Becky are planning a fun and appropriate cake decoration.  If you have something special you'd like to do let me know.  Please look for the card and donation envelope next Thursday (Randy will have it in my absence) and this Sunday on the Sunday Social which I plan to join.

Don't forget to signup for the potluck using this link (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WSdxjRsTRRWvvpyzGONLN5K-iH-ZinYI1pswM3nxQeU/edit?usp=sharing) or just send me an email and I will add it.

Thanks so much for your help in giving Cindy a great sendoff!

Lori Sommer


moderated Show and Go - M Paced Sat 6/9

mbrasseur00
 

Louis and I will lead a Show and Go - M Pace to Purisima and Elena in Los Altos. Coffee break in Los Altos at Le Boulanger.

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

Hope to see you there.

Mike and Louis


moderated SHORT NOTICE RIDE, Saturday, June 9 - Donald Duck Day

Cindy M
 

Sat. June 9, 9:00AM

South Bay Loop Thru Santa Clara

26 miles, 1 (300’), T

Start location: McCarthy Ranch Shopping Center parking lot, by Starbucks, 127 Ranch Dr, Milpitas.


Join me, on a flat easy loop into the South Bay this Saturday.  Yes, it's the same route I offered a few weekends ago! The difference, though, is that it is National Donald Duck day and, if that isn't memorable enough, it looks like it will be a beautiful day in June. We’ll start in Milpitas and use the Guadalupe Creek and San Tomas Creek Bike Trails.  We will stop for coffee and goodies at City Lights Espresso, in Santa Clara, around mile 16.0. In the words of Donald Duck, "oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!"  Check out the route at: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27734383.  No drops.  Faster riders welcome to go ahead.  Extreme weather will cancel the ride.  Changes will be announced on FFBC iGroup site or call/text/email me directly. Route sheet is attached to this message.

Cindy Maxwell 408-506-6860  cindy.maxwell01@...


moderated Saturday Tour de Fremont Hills

Dennis Dong <ronincopp@...>
 

The June 9th Saturday Tour de Fremont Hills ride is cancelled due to the lack of a ride leader.  I apologize for any inconveniences this may cause.  

Dennis Dong 
Ride Coordinator


moderated Sat. 6/2, 1st Saturday of the Month/Calaveras Clockwise ride - Moderate

Donna Luporini Kaplan
 

Good morning, FFBC!

 

Tomorrow is the 1st Saturday of the Month/Calaveras Clockwise ride.  We will be heading out to Alum Rock Park again, because Calaveras is still closed.  I hope you can join us!

 

Donna

 

………………………………………………

Calaveras Clockwise

When:    Sat, June 2, 8:30am – 1:00pm

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

Description:   Length: 46 miles; Elevation: 2117 feet

Terrain: 3; Pace: M, B

Meet at 8:30 for an 8:45 start. This is our traditional "1st Saturday of the Month" ride. However, due to the closure of Calaveras Road, we will ride to Alum Rock Park instead. The route will still bring us out into Milpitas and we will still return via a route that stays close to the hills. Bring $$ for a coffee stop at Noah's/Starbucks in Milpitas. Rain or serious threat of rain cancels.

RideWithGPS URL: 
 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19255990

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

 


moderated Re: Dangerous pavement on Skyline Blvd Oakland

Nick Laszlo
 

You pretty much echoed what I said, Vanessa.  Road conditions can change from day-to-day, e.g. erosion and seismic activity, and other factors, such as what I experienced today on my solo ride.  I was riding south on Fremont Blvd and local utility crews did a crap job filling in the square hole they had cut in the bike lane, which turned the raised repaired asphalt into a launch ramp for my bike.  I had to bunny-hop over it.  Strava says that I have ridden this rode 108 times.  Each time it was in some way different from the time before.  The message therefore is: “assume nothing”, “expect anything”, “be prepared for everything”.  Which does not mean riding in a state of paranoia.  It means riding in a cautious heightened state of alertness at all times, IMHO.

Nevertheless, I reiterate, some roads are much less likely to turn from acceptable to life-threatening from one day to the next.  The roads that we rode on the Tuesday “moderate” ride were not amongst those roads.  That’s the only point that I was trying to make politely in my response to Julie’s thoughtful email.

Nick


On May 31, 2018, at 1:50 PM, Vanessa McDonnell <vanessa@...> wrote:

Just my 2 cents to the conversation. Road conditions change constantly and there’s really little way for cyclists (riders or leaders) to keep up to date with all the pot holes. Paying close attention to the road ahead and watching your speed, especially on unfamiliar roads, are your best bets for staying safe. Posting to the FFBC group to warn others is icing on the cake. Thanks Julie. 

V.

P.s.
As an example of how quickly things change, I rode Skyline a few weeks ago and it was fine modulo the usual potholes at the end of Skyline. 

On May 31, 2018, at 4:13 PM, Yahoo-Julie via Groups.Io <jmgilson1@...> wrote:

Nick - we need more ride leaders! Love to have you volunteer ☺️
Ride leaders select or create the routes so that’s the best way to make sure you,  as part of FFBC group, get to ride what you’d like to ride!!
it’s hard to be prescient about every road we ride - as you noted, California roads in general are in far worse shape than any non-California roads. 
I wish we could transport outside California each week to ride!

Julie

On May 31, 2018, at 7:27 AM, Nick Laszlo <laszlonick@...> wrote:

Good call sending out this email, Julie!  My life definitely flashed before my eyes more than once on Tuesday, and my front wheel had to be retrued after that ride, so that’s not exactly my definition of a “fun ride”.  I suggest we should be a bit more selective when choosing our routes in the future.  Our #1 priority should always be to stay upright when we ride.  I think that the big guy upstairs was looking after us all on Tuesday, but we shouldn’t push our luck.  Broken bones don’t heal so quick at our age! 😉

Cheers,

Nick

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On May 31, 2018, at 5:55 AM, Yahoo-Julie via Groups.Io <jmgilson1@...> wrote:

All - just a heads up that the Tuesday ride group noted significant pot holes on the southbound direction at the descent to the stoplight of Skyline and Joaquin Miller. This is the stoplight at which one makes a left turn to go to Redwood Road.
Fortunately we were riding northbound but the holes were large enough we all noted them. While they were circled with white paint, possibly to mark for repair, I doubt a descending bicyclist would see them in sufficient time to avoid as they are in the shade.
Northbound had holes also in shaded sections but not as extensive and we were ascending so more time to react. Most of us still hit a few though. Luckily no mishaps.
Be careful out there.
Julie




moderated Re: Dangerous pavement on Skyline Blvd Oakland

Vanessa McDonnell
 

Just my 2 cents to the conversation. Road conditions change constantly and there’s really little way for cyclists (riders or leaders) to keep up to date with all the pot holes. Paying close attention to the road ahead and watching your speed, especially on unfamiliar roads, are your best bets for staying safe. Posting to the FFBC group to warn others is icing on the cake. Thanks Julie. 

V.

P.s.
As an example of how quickly things change, I rode Skyline a few weeks ago and it was fine modulo the usual potholes at the end of Skyline. 

On May 31, 2018, at 4:13 PM, Yahoo-Julie via Groups.Io <jmgilson1@...> wrote:

Nick - we need more ride leaders! Love to have you volunteer ☺️
Ride leaders select or create the routes so that’s the best way to make sure you,  as part of FFBC group, get to ride what you’d like to ride!!
it’s hard to be prescient about every road we ride - as you noted, California roads in general are in far worse shape than any non-California roads. 
I wish we could transport outside California each week to ride!

Julie

On May 31, 2018, at 7:27 AM, Nick Laszlo <laszlonick@...> wrote:

Good call sending out this email, Julie!  My life definitely flashed before my eyes more than once on Tuesday, and my front wheel had to be retrued after that ride, so that’s not exactly my definition of a “fun ride”.  I suggest we should be a bit more selective when choosing our routes in the future.  Our #1 priority should always be to stay upright when we ride.  I think that the big guy upstairs was looking after us all on Tuesday, but we shouldn’t push our luck.  Broken bones don’t heal so quick at our age! 😉

Cheers,

Nick

image1.jpeg

On May 31, 2018, at 5:55 AM, Yahoo-Julie via Groups.Io <jmgilson1@...> wrote:

All - just a heads up that the Tuesday ride group noted significant pot holes on the southbound direction at the descent to the stoplight of Skyline and Joaquin Miller. This is the stoplight at which one makes a left turn to go to Redwood Road.
Fortunately we were riding northbound but the holes were large enough we all noted them. While they were circled with white paint, possibly to mark for repair, I doubt a descending bicyclist would see them in sufficient time to avoid as they are in the shade.
Northbound had holes also in shaded sections but not as extensive and we were ascending so more time to react. Most of us still hit a few though. Luckily no mishaps.
Be careful out there.
Julie




moderated Re: Dangerous pavement on Skyline Blvd Oakland

Nick Laszlo
 

I’ll have to give this some thought, Julie.  In spite of being a relatively new member of FFBC, I have in fact lived in Fremont for nearly 2 years now and know of some safe & interesting routes that I have done dozens of times and have never spotted you guys, so I might be able to come up with something new.  I just need some time to come up with something good.  You’re right in that many  Bay Area roads are indeed utter crap (I have a titanium plate on my left collarbone as proof of that) but the danger of crashing can be lessened greatly through avoidance of the most egregious roads, which unfortunately can change dramatically from one week to the next because of erosion and seismic influences.  

No place in the world is a perfect panacea for cycling (south of France comes close).  We for instance have great weather compared to most of the world, but not such good roads.  Other places have great roads, but you can only ride on them safely 6 months out of the year because of harsh weather.  It’s a mixed bag.  One of the things that I look for riding in the Bay Area on a beautiful day like Tuesday is that if I notice a glaring scarcity of hardcore cyclists on the road that I’m on (other than the group I’m riding with), that’s always a red flag for me!

Let’s see what I come up with.  My big problem with being group leader is that I’m lousy with directions, but I guess there’s a solution for that too.  I could ride with GPS and a single earbud in one ear, that way I wouldn’t have to take my eyes off the “obstacle course” that I’m riding on.  Route sheets are useless for me because I’m extremely far-sighted!

See you guys next week.  By the way, except for when we’re riding on lousy roads, I really enjoy riding with FFBC.  You guys are one of the most pleasant clubs I’ve ever ridden with.  You’re good people! 😃

Nick


On May 31, 2018, at 1:13 PM, Julie Gilson <jmgilson1@...> wrote:

Nick - we need more ride leaders! Love to have you volunteer ☺️
Ride leaders select or create the routes so that’s the best way to make sure you,  as part of FFBC group, get to ride what you’d like to ride!!
it’s hard to be prescient about every road we ride - as you noted, California roads in general are in far worse shape than any non-California roads. 
I wish we could transport outside California each week to ride!

Julie

On May 31, 2018, at 7:27 AM, Nick Laszlo <laszlonick@...> wrote:

Good call sending out this email, Julie!  My life definitely flashed before my eyes more than once on Tuesday, and my front wheel had to be retrued after that ride, so that’s not exactly my definition of a “fun ride”.  I suggest we should be a bit more selective when choosing our routes in the future.  Our #1 priority should always be to stay upright when we ride.  I think that the big guy upstairs was looking after us all on Tuesday, but we shouldn’t push our luck.  Broken bones don’t heal so quick at our age! 😉

Cheers,

Nick



On May 31, 2018, at 5:55 AM, Yahoo-Julie via Groups.Io <jmgilson1@...> wrote:

All - just a heads up that the Tuesday ride group noted significant pot holes on the southbound direction at the descent to the stoplight of Skyline and Joaquin Miller. This is the stoplight at which one makes a left turn to go to Redwood Road.
Fortunately we were riding northbound but the holes were large enough we all noted them. While they were circled with white paint, possibly to mark for repair, I doubt a descending bicyclist would see them in sufficient time to avoid as they are in the shade.
Northbound had holes also in shaded sections but not as extensive and we were ascending so more time to react. Most of us still hit a few though. Luckily no mishaps.
Be careful out there.
Julie




moderated Re: Dangerous pavement on Skyline Blvd Oakland

Yahoo-Julie
 

Nick - we need more ride leaders! Love to have you volunteer ☺️
Ride leaders select or create the routes so that’s the best way to make sure you,  as part of FFBC group, get to ride what you’d like to ride!!
it’s hard to be prescient about every road we ride - as you noted, California roads in general are in far worse shape than any non-California roads. 
I wish we could transport outside California each week to ride!

Julie

On May 31, 2018, at 7:27 AM, Nick Laszlo <laszlonick@...> wrote:

Good call sending out this email, Julie!  My life definitely flashed before my eyes more than once on Tuesday, and my front wheel had to be retrued after that ride, so that’s not exactly my definition of a “fun ride”.  I suggest we should be a bit more selective when choosing our routes in the future.  Our #1 priority should always be to stay upright when we ride.  I think that the big guy upstairs was looking after us all on Tuesday, but we shouldn’t push our luck.  Broken bones don’t heal so quick at our age! 😉

Cheers,

Nick



On May 31, 2018, at 5:55 AM, Yahoo-Julie via Groups.Io <jmgilson1@...> wrote:

All - just a heads up that the Tuesday ride group noted significant pot holes on the southbound direction at the descent to the stoplight of Skyline and Joaquin Miller. This is the stoplight at which one makes a left turn to go to Redwood Road.
Fortunately we were riding northbound but the holes were large enough we all noted them. While they were circled with white paint, possibly to mark for repair, I doubt a descending bicyclist would see them in sufficient time to avoid as they are in the shade.
Northbound had holes also in shaded sections but not as extensive and we were ascending so more time to react. Most of us still hit a few though. Luckily no mishaps.
Be careful out there.
Julie




moderated Re: Dangerous pavement on Skyline Blvd Oakland

Nick Laszlo
 

Good call sending out this email, Julie!  My life definitely flashed before my eyes more than once on Tuesday, and my front wheel had to be retrued after that ride, so that’s not exactly my definition of a “fun ride”.  I suggest we should be a bit more selective when choosing our routes in the future.  Our #1 priority should always be to stay upright when we ride.  I think that the big guy upstairs was looking after us all on Tuesday, but we shouldn’t push our luck.  Broken bones don’t heal so quick at our age! 😉

Cheers,

Nick

image1.jpeg

On May 31, 2018, at 5:55 AM, Yahoo-Julie via Groups.Io <jmgilson1@...> wrote:

All - just a heads up that the Tuesday ride group noted significant pot holes on the southbound direction at the descent to the stoplight of Skyline and Joaquin Miller. This is the stoplight at which one makes a left turn to go to Redwood Road.
Fortunately we were riding northbound but the holes were large enough we all noted them. While they were circled with white paint, possibly to mark for repair, I doubt a descending bicyclist would see them in sufficient time to avoid as they are in the shade.
Northbound had holes also in shaded sections but not as extensive and we were ascending so more time to react. Most of us still hit a few though. Luckily no mishaps.
Be careful out there.
Julie




moderated Re: Nikki Grimes email?

mdavis94536
 

Yup, probably more current than the one I gave.  I haven't been in touch with Nikki for years; I just happened to have something different from the one Garry posted.

On Thu, May 31, 2018 at 6:34 AM, Ken Goldman <ken.goldman@...> wrote:
Garry,

I think this is more current:

no.1cyclingdiva@...

Ken


On May 30, 2018, at 10:32 PM, Garry Birch via Groups.Io <garry_b94568=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Can anyone help with the above? The launchnet address i have bounced.

Garry




--
Mark


moderated Re: Nikki Grimes email?

Dale Blanchard
 

That’s the address I have too. 

db


On May 31, 2018, at 06:34, Ken Goldman <ken.goldman@...> wrote:

Garry,

I think this is more current:

no.1cyclingdiva@...

Ken


On May 30, 2018, at 10:32 PM, Garry Birch via Groups.Io <garry_b94568@...> wrote:

Can anyone help with the above? The launchnet address i have bounced.

Garry


moderated Re: Nikki Grimes email?

Ken Goldman
 

Garry,

I think this is more current:

On May 30, 2018, at 10:32 PM, Garry Birch via Groups.Io <garry_b94568@...> wrote:

Can anyone help with the above? The launchnet address i have bounced.

Garry


moderated Dangerous pavement on Skyline Blvd Oakland

Yahoo-Julie
 

All - just a heads up that the Tuesday ride group noted significant pot holes on the southbound direction at the descent to the stoplight of Skyline and Joaquin Miller. This is the stoplight at which one makes a left turn to go to Redwood Road.
Fortunately we were riding northbound but the holes were large enough we all noted them. While they were circled with white paint, possibly to mark for repair, I doubt a descending bicyclist would see them in sufficient time to avoid as they are in the shade.
Northbound had holes also in shaded sections but not as extensive and we were ascending so more time to react. Most of us still hit a few though. Luckily no mishaps.
Be careful out there.
Julie

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