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Monday Morning Recovery Ride is ON!

Robert Tashjian
 

The MMRR is on for this Monday, June 7. We will ride the classic MMRR Route
with a coffee stop at Panera, Pacific Commons. For those so inclined, you
can make an optional stop for a vaccination donut at Krispy Kreme on the
way.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31759143

Email me where you are starting from, your mobile and emergency contact
information and I'll sign you in.
leaving from:
(across from) Isherwood Staging Area: 8:45
Chevron Paseo/Stevenson: 9:15
Weibel Paseo/S. Grimmer: 9:45
Be there a few minutes before.

NOTE: We need a ride leader for the MMRR on June 14. If you can lead the
ride, let me or Barry know.

Regards,
Rob
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MMRR is now filled

Robert Tashjian
 

There has been a tremendous response and the MMRR is now filled. I’m not accepting any more sign ins for the MMRR tomorrow.

 

Rob

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Re: Memorial Day MMRR - Extended Edition

Robert Tashjian
 

Some announcements about tomorrows ride:
- It will be quite warm tomorrow, although we should miss the worst of it
since we will be so close to the Bay. Bring lots of water and whatever you
need to deal with the heat.
- It will be a large group, so we'll have fairly frequent regroups. I'll
make sure to announce the next regroup at each regroup.
- The times listed for each of the pickup places are roll times. Please be
sure to be ready to roll on time. Note that the Chevron & Weibel times are 5
min earlier than normal.
- Roger's will reserve donuts & coffee for us.

See you tomorrow,
Rob
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From: Robert Tashjian <rob@...>
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:41 PM
To: 'info@ffbc.groups.io' <info@ffbc.groups.io>
Subject: Memorial Day MMRR - Extended Edition

This week the MMRR will bring you a special extended edition – We will
travel down across the south bay to Mountain View, up the peninsula, and
back across the Dumbo for a total of just under 50 miles, mostly on the
Baylands and Bay Trails. The route is paved except for one short stretch of
hard pack dirt trail near East Palo Alto. Coffee & goodies at mile 25 at
Rogers Donuts and Deli in Mountain View. Here is the rwgps route, I will not
have printed route sheets available, so make sure you load it in your bike
computer or print out your own cue sheet.

              https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36166715

We will meet at the usual places (Isherwood Staging, Paseo-Stevenson
Chevron, Paseo-S. Grimmer/Weibel), but we will be leaving the Chevron and
Weibel meetups about 5 min earlier than usual:
Leaving at:
Isherwood Staging          - 8:45
Chevron                            - 9:10
Weibel                              - 9:40

Email me your mobile and emergency contact numbers and I’ll sign you in so
we won’t have to sign in at the start.

Hope to see you Monday!
Rob
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Re: Memorial Day MMRR - Extended Edition

Robert Tashjian
 

One more quick note (hopefully the last): Please include where you plan to start (Isherwood, etc) so I know where to expect you.

 

Thanks,

Rob

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From: info@ffbc.groups.io <info@ffbc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Tashjian
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:45 PM
To: info@ffbc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [public info] Memorial Day MMRR - Extended Edition

 

One quick note, I forgot to mention that this is an “M” ride.

 

Rob

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From: info@ffbc.groups.io <info@ffbc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Tashjian
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:41 PM
To: info@ffbc.groups.io
Subject: [public info] Memorial Day MMRR - Extended Edition

 

This week the MMRR will bring you a special extended edition – We will travel down across the south bay to Mountain View, up the peninsula, and back across the Dumbo for a total of just under 50 miles, mostly on the Baylands and Bay Trails. The route is paved except for one short stretch of hard pack dirt trail near East Palo Alto. Coffee & goodies at mile 25 at Rogers Donuts and Deli in Mountain View. Here is the rwgps route, I will not have printed route sheets available, so make sure you load it in your bike computer or print out your own cue sheet.

 

              https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36166715

 

We will meet at the usual places (Isherwood Staging, Paseo-Stevenson Chevron, Paseo-S. Grimmer/Weibel), but we will be leaving the Chevron and Weibel meetups about 5 min earlier than usual:

Leaving at:

Isherwood Staging          - 8:45

Chevron                            - 9:10

Weibel                              - 9:40

 

Email me your mobile and emergency contact numbers and I’ll sign you in so we won’t have to sign in at the start.

 

Hope to see you Monday!

Rob

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Re: Memorial Day MMRR - Extended Edition

Robert Tashjian
 

One quick note, I forgot to mention that this is an “M” ride.

 

Rob

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From: info@ffbc.groups.io <info@ffbc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Tashjian
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:41 PM
To: info@ffbc.groups.io
Subject: [public info] Memorial Day MMRR - Extended Edition

 

This week the MMRR will bring you a special extended edition – We will travel down across the south bay to Mountain View, up the peninsula, and back across the Dumbo for a total of just under 50 miles, mostly on the Baylands and Bay Trails. The route is paved except for one short stretch of hard pack dirt trail near East Palo Alto. Coffee & goodies at mile 25 at Rogers Donuts and Deli in Mountain View. Here is the rwgps route, I will not have printed route sheets available, so make sure you load it in your bike computer or print out your own cue sheet.

 

              https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36166715

 

We will meet at the usual places (Isherwood Staging, Paseo-Stevenson Chevron, Paseo-S. Grimmer/Weibel), but we will be leaving the Chevron and Weibel meetups about 5 min earlier than usual:

Leaving at:

Isherwood Staging          - 8:45

Chevron                            - 9:10

Weibel                              - 9:40

 

Email me your mobile and emergency contact numbers and I’ll sign you in so we won’t have to sign in at the start.

 

Hope to see you Monday!

Rob

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Memorial Day MMRR - Extended Edition

Robert Tashjian
 

This week the MMRR will bring you a special extended edition – We will travel down across the south bay to Mountain View, up the peninsula, and back across the Dumbo for a total of just under 50 miles, mostly on the Baylands and Bay Trails. The route is paved except for one short stretch of hard pack dirt trail near East Palo Alto. Coffee & goodies at mile 25 at Rogers Donuts and Deli in Mountain View. Here is the rwgps route, I will not have printed route sheets available, so make sure you load it in your bike computer or print out your own cue sheet.

 

              https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36166715

 

We will meet at the usual places (Isherwood Staging, Paseo-Stevenson Chevron, Paseo-S. Grimmer/Weibel), but we will be leaving the Chevron and Weibel meetups about 5 min earlier than usual:

Leaving at:

Isherwood Staging          - 8:45

Chevron                            - 9:10

Weibel                              - 9:40

 

Email me your mobile and emergency contact numbers and I’ll sign you in so we won’t have to sign in at the start.

 

Hope to see you Monday!

Rob

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Re: MMRR

Steven Muramoto
 

Hi Rob:

Please sign me in....

Phone #: 510-565-2771
Emergency Contact:  Judy Muramoto, Phone #: 510-677-0064

Thanks!

~Steven Muramoto

On Saturday, May 22, 2021, 07:27:19 PM PDT, Robert Tashjian <rob@...> wrote:


This Monday the MMRR will go to the Panera on North 1st Street. The route is about 43 miles, but there are options to cut the distance down with returns along Fremont or Central. You can find the route at

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35929782

 

If you haven’t already, email me your mobile and emergency contact information and I’ll sign you in.

 

Meet at/leaving from (times posted are roll times!)

(across from) Isherwood Staging Area: 8:45

Chevron, Paseo/Stevenson: 9:15

Weibel, Paseo/S. Grimmer: 9:45

 

Until Monday,

Rob

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Castro Ranch Road closed to bicycles until mid-July

Donna Luporini Kaplan
 

To: cyclists who have been thinking about riding “The Three Bears”

 

There is a 1.5 mile stretch of Castro Ranch Road, between Olinda Rd (one block east of San Pablo Dam Road) and just beyond the Carriage Hills South subdivision, that will be closed to cyclists until July 18, 2021.  Until mid-July, cyclists who really want to ride the Three Bears can only access Bear Creek Road from Camino Pablo (Orinda) or from the eastern direction (Martinez).

 

I sent notice about this stretch of road—stating that it was very hazardous to cyclists and an accident waiting to happen—to Bike East Bay last October and did not receive a reply. I tried again in mid-March and heard back right away with apologies. Dave Campbell, Advocacy Director at Bike East Bay, subsequently reached out to various agencies, and it took just two days for us to hear back from the City of Richmond Infrastructure Administrator, saying that repaving this stretch of road had been planned but held up because it was such a big job. Of course I know that I (and Dave Campbell) didn’t make this happen, but I like to think that perhaps we pushed it up on the calendar.

 

I will miss riding the Bears, but I am very happy about this outcome.

 

Donna Kaplan

 


MMRR

Robert Tashjian
 

This Monday the MMRR will go to the Panera on North 1st Street. The route is about 43 miles, but there are options to cut the distance down with returns along Fremont or Central. You can find the route at

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35929782

 

If you haven’t already, email me your mobile and emergency contact information and I’ll sign you in.

 

Meet at/leaving from (times posted are roll times!)

(across from) Isherwood Staging Area: 8:45

Chevron, Paseo/Stevenson: 9:15

Weibel, Paseo/S. Grimmer: 9:45

 

Until Monday,

Rob

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MMRR

Robert Tashjian
 

The MMRR is on. We will go to the Starbucks at McCarthy Ranch this week. I’ve updated the route slightly, you can find it at

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36016054

 

If you haven’t already, email me your mobile and emergency contact information and I’ll sign you in.

Meet at/leaving from

(across from) Isherwood Staging Area: 8:45

Chevron Paseo/Stevenson: 9:15

Weibel Paseo/S. Grimmer: 9:45

 

Until tomorrow,

Rob

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Monday Morning Recovery Ride

Robert Tashjian
 

I will be leading the MMRR for the next three weeks. Specialties is closed and Tous les Jour didn’t have indoor or outdoor seating yet. We will be riding some different routes for the upcoming Mondays. All of the routes will still have ‘pickups’ at Stevenson/Paseo and S.Grimmer/Paseo.

 

  • This Monday, 5/17, we’ll go to Starbucks McCarthy Ranch. They have tables outside, limited indoor seating, and open bathrooms, 37.6mi, 697 ft.

              https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36016054

The route skips the turn into Coyote Hills, for those who want more miles, you can turn into the park and do Nike/bay side of Coyote Hills.

 

  • Monday 5/24, we’ll go to Panera 1st st. in San Jose. I’ll send the finalized route to the list next week. It will be 38-40 miles.

 

  • Monday 5/31 will be a special Memorial Day ride clockwise around the South Bay returning across the Dumbo. Route to be finalized, but there will be a stop at either the (newly reopened/only remaining) Specialties or a personal favorite, Roger’s Deli & Donuts, both in Mt. View, both with large patio seating areas. About 42-45 miles.

 

Email me with your mobile and emergency contact info and I’ll sign you in for this Monday’s (5/17) MMRR.

 

Rob

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MMRR is ON!

Robert Tashjian
 

The Monday Morning Recovery Ride is on for May 10. Email me your mobile and emergency numbers and where you will start the ride and I will sign you in.

 

Meet across Isherwood from the Isherwood staging area for an 8:45 departure. We’ll ride at a M pace. We’ll stop for rider pickups at the usual regroups: the gas station on Stevenson/Paseo and the corner of South Grimmer/Paseo(Weibel). See the calendar for times. Route will be the old familiar favorite Panera, with a side venture to Krispy Kreme for a vaccination donut if desired. We will discuss some options for future alternate routes and stops.

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31759143

 

Riders must follow California and County mask and distancing guidelines.  Ride leaders are not responsible for enforcing these guidelines.  It is incumbent on riders to follow these guidelines to keep our cycling community safe.

 

Rob

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Road closure

Robert Tashjian
 

Road the MMRR route this morning and Surprise!, found out Willow street between Enterprise and Thornton is closed through May 9. The alternatives are Sycamore or Wells and Spruce St.

 

You have been warned:^)

Rob

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Re: low psi ok for 28mm gatorskins?

Gabriel Beddingfield
 

+1 to what Robert says.

Here's my story. Dunno if it'll help you, but... here goes...

I used to do gobs of commuting on 25mm Gatorskins between Los Altos and Fremont. Overall, I had fewer flats when I would (a) use Mr. Tuffy or StopFlats2 and (b) pump the pressure up pretty high (like 105psi). More recently my commute changed and I can get away with lower pressures (~85psi).

A lower pressure is more comfortable but makes you more susceptible to pinch flats.

With that said, these days when I do intervals on Marshlands Rd I drop the pressure to 60-70psi for the comfort. I can get away with it because I generally know where all the "potholes" are located and avoid them. I wouldn't do less than 75-80psi for a long ride on unknown roads. (I'm 195 lbs... and again, this is 25mm tires).

-gabe


On Tue, Apr 27, 2021 at 8:00 AM Robert Tashjian <rob@...> wrote:

The Gatorskins (and Gatorblah,blah,blah follow-ons) are clinchers, not tubeless, so you want to run them at higher pressure than equivalent tubeless tires. The pressure kinda depends on several factors:

How heavy are you (and the bike)? This is probably the most important one.

How wide is the rim? A 20mm internal width rim can (and should) run lower pressure than a 15mm internal width rim.

How aggressive are you?

How bad is the surface you’re riding on?

 

You generally want more pressure in the rear tire than the front. If you are 140lb on a 20lb bike with 20mm rims, probably. If you are 200lbs on a 20lb bike with 15mm rims, probably asking for a flat.

 

Most rim manufacturers have a pressure calculator hidden away on their websites somewhere, probably best to check with whoever made your rims.

 

Rob

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From: info@ffbc.groups.io <info@ffbc.groups.io> On Behalf Of tburmas via groups.io
Sent: Monday, April 26, 2021 11:05 PM
To: info@ffbc.groups.io
Subject: [public info] low psi ok for 28mm gatorskins?

 

Hello,
     I've found that if I ride 28mm gatorskins at 60-80psi I get much better comfort, grip and downhill control.  Am I asking for trouble going this low or is it common these days?

Thanks,
Ted


Re: low psi ok for 28mm gatorskins?

Robert Tashjian
 

The Gatorskins (and Gatorblah,blah,blah follow-ons) are clinchers, not tubeless, so you want to run them at higher pressure than equivalent tubeless tires. The pressure kinda depends on several factors:

How heavy are you (and the bike)? This is probably the most important one.

How wide is the rim? A 20mm internal width rim can (and should) run lower pressure than a 15mm internal width rim.

How aggressive are you?

How bad is the surface you’re riding on?

 

You generally want more pressure in the rear tire than the front. If you are 140lb on a 20lb bike with 20mm rims, probably. If you are 200lbs on a 20lb bike with 15mm rims, probably asking for a flat.

 

Most rim manufacturers have a pressure calculator hidden away on their websites somewhere, probably best to check with whoever made your rims.

 

Rob

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From: info@ffbc.groups.io <info@ffbc.groups.io> On Behalf Of tburmas via groups.io
Sent: Monday, April 26, 2021 11:05 PM
To: info@ffbc.groups.io
Subject: [public info] low psi ok for 28mm gatorskins?

 

Hello,
     I've found that if I ride 28mm gatorskins at 60-80psi I get much better comfort, grip and downhill control.  Am I asking for trouble going this low or is it common these days?

Thanks,
Ted


Re: low psi ok for 28mm gatorskins?

mdavis94536
 

What are the specs for the tire, i.e. what is the recommended pressure?


On Mon, Apr 26, 2021 at 11:04 PM tburmas via groups.io <tburmas=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello,
     I've found that if I ride 28mm gatorskins at 60-80psi I get much better comfort, grip and downhill control.  Am I asking for trouble going this low or is it common these days?

Thanks,
Ted



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Mark


Re: low psi ok for 28mm gatorskins?

John Paul Jose
 

Common I'd say, when running tubeless 


On Mon, Apr 26, 2021, 11:04 PM tburmas via groups.io <tburmas=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello,
     I've found that if I ride 28mm gatorskins at 60-80psi I get much better comfort, grip and downhill control.  Am I asking for trouble going this low or is it common these days?

Thanks,
Ted


low psi ok for 28mm gatorskins?

tburmas <tburmas@...>
 

Hello,
     I've found that if I ride 28mm gatorskins at 60-80psi I get much better comfort, grip and downhill control.  Am I asking for trouble going this low or is it common these days?

Thanks,
Ted


MMRR is ON!

Robert Tashjian
 

The streets are dry, the clouds are clearing, the MMRR is ON!

 

Rob

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MMRR is on

Robert Tashjian
 

The Monday Morning Recovery Ride is on for April 26, pending the weather. Right now it looks like the rain will stop late Sunday afternoon and should mostly clear before Monday morning. I will post a final go/no go by 7am Monday. Email me your mobile and emergency numbers and where you will start the ride. We will not sign in on site.

 

Meet across Isherwood from the Isherwood staging area at 8:30 for an 8:45 departure. We’ll stop for rider pickups at the usual regroups (gas station on Stevenson/Paseo and the corner of South Grimmer/Paseo). Route will be the same as last week with a coffee stop at Panera:

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31759143

 

For those with vax cards, bring them or a phone facsimile and we’ll stop at Krispy Kreme for a Vaccination Donut.

 

Masks must be worn at the start and regroups and wherever you are riding within 6 ft of another.

 

Rob

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