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Re: PRS#8 - Tour of Livermore (another version) on Sunday (2/20/22)

Raymond Nieh
 

Sorry, forgot to show the date.

It’s going to be this coming Sunday.

 

Raymond

 

From: info@ffbc.groups.io <info@ffbc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Raymond Nieh via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2022 10:33 PM
To: Ffbc Groups Info <info@ffbc.groups.io>
Subject: [public info] PRS#8 - Tour of Livermore (another version)

 

Let's go ride around Livermore again but this time; let's ride up Palomares Rd and then return via the backside as well.

 

When:   We will be meeting at 8:00am and will roll at 8:15am.

Where:  Meet at Buena Vista Park, Fremont.

 

Please download this latest RWGPS route onto your ride computer device or your phone app:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38580993

 

No Cue sheet will be handed out and no riders will be left behind. 

All riders need to be fully vaccinated.  Bring a mask and use it as needed for COVID safety.

Rest Stops:

First water and restroom stop at Red Willow Park, San Ramon (mile 26.5 right before Crow Canyon Rd)

Second water and restroom stop at Muirwood Community Park (mile 52).

If you rode last week and are joining the ride, text me so I can prepare the sign-in sheet for you.  For others, if you are planning to join us, please email me your name and phone numbers (both the phone you carry with you on the ride and the emergency numbers) so I can put them on the sign-in sheet for you. So, all you need to do is to initial at the beginning of the ride.  

Mark will be leading the ride with me.  See you on Sunday!

Raymond Nieh

(510)894-0688 (text)

Mark Sheffield

(650)280-7858 (text)

 


PRS#8 - Tour of Livermore (another version)

Raymond Nieh
 

Let's go ride around Livermore again but this time; let's ride up Palomares Rd and then return via the backside as well.


When:   We will be meeting at 8:00am and will roll at 8:15am.

Where:  Meet at Buena Vista Park, Fremont.


Please download this latest RWGPS route onto your ride computer device or your phone app:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38580993


No Cue sheet will be handed out and no riders will be left behind. 

All riders need to be fully vaccinated.  Bring a mask and use it as needed for COVID safety.

Rest Stops:

First water and restroom stop at Red Willow Park, San Ramon (mile 26.5 right before Crow Canyon Rd)

Second water and restroom stop at Muirwood Community Park (mile 52).

If you rode last week and are joining the ride, text me so I can prepare the sign-in sheet for you.  For others, if you are planning to join us, please email me your name and phone numbers (both the phone you carry with you on the ride and the emergency numbers) so I can put them on the sign-in sheet for you. So, all you need to do is to initial at the beginning of the ride.  

Mark will be leading the ride with me.  See you on Sunday!

Raymond Nieh

(510)894-0688 (text)

Mark Sheffield

(650)280-7858 (text)



TMCR - Route

Lori Sommer
 

Hello Thursday Riders,
Randy, Judy and Steve will be leading for me. If the group is large, they will head to Starbucks at Las Palmas.  If it is smaller, they may head to Mission Coffee.  The route is the hills of Fremont. Please print the attached route sheet.  Have a good time and I will see you next week.
Thanks,
Lori




09:30
 Thursday Morning Coffee Ride From Sprouts
WhenThu, 17 February, 09:30 – 13:30
WhereSprouts Farmers Market (map)
DescriptionLength: 25-35 miles
Terrain: 2, 3; Pace: T, M


Specific Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37411214
Ride Leaders: 
Randy Fewel 510-468-6963, jailteacher@...
Judy Young 510-331-9367, sjsyoung3@...
Steve Young 510-331-6764, sjyoung2@...

Wear a FFBC club jersey and let's stay close to home. We will meet at Sprouts located in the former Raley's Shopping Center (6399 Jarvis Ave, Newark). 

The specific route for this third Thursday of the month repeating ride will be posted here (with an attachment for you to print) as well as to the FFBC email groups (https://ffbc.groups.io/g/info/topics ) once it is selected.  This is usually done a day or maybe two days before the ride.  Sometimes we ride without route sheets so we regroup as necessary and no one is left behind. 

We will mainly stay in Fremont but ride through Newark and sometimes Union City and Milpitas on occasion. Sometimes the climbing is optional. We always stop for coffee ($) and riders are welcome to head back on their own. 

DISCLAIMERS: 
This is a no drop ride but the group can be on the larger side and will break up as we progress along the route especially as it is a T/M ride.  Riders are expected to be proficient in following their route sheet or using their GPS in case they are separated. We will wait at regroups for all riders.  

Extreme temperatures, poor air quality, park closure, construction, rain and/or high winds,  or the whim of the ride leader may modify or cancel the route. Check here for updates: info@ffbc.groups.io.

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


Re: Monday Morning Recover Ride

Robin O&#39;Hara
 

The year has barely gotten started and I think there have been a lot of great rides so far. I think all our ride leaders should be commended!

Robin

On Mon, Feb 14, 2022 at 2:47 PM mbrasseur00 via groups.io <mbrasseur00=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I agree they went above and beyond but I would like to point out that on last Wednesday’s ride, our ride leaders, Donna and Robin, arranged for us to meet a Great Horned Owl (Al's spirit animal) at Alum Rock Park. He was fantastic and his name was Merlin!!

So in my opinion, at a minimum we have a tie for ride leaders of the year and the bar has been set very high!

Mike



On Feb 14, 2022, at 2:39 PM, Jan Leimert <jleimert@...> wrote:

Ditto! ❤️


On Feb 14, 2022, at 2:08 PM, Robert Miller <rjmiller2000@...> wrote:


Rob and Diana,

Thank you for a great recovery ride and those very special Valentine heart cookies and chocolates! So thoughtful and above and beyond the call of duty!

Thanks,

Bob

PS I’d vote for you both as “ride leaders of the year”!

On Feb 13, 2022, at 9:07 PM, Robert Tashjian <rob@...> wrote:


Happy Valentines Day! The Monday Morning/Superbowl/Valentines Day Recovery Ride will follow the traditional route with a coffee stop at Panera Pacific Commons. We’ll meet across from Isherwood Staging Area at 8:30  for an 8:45 roll. Usual regroups/pickups on Paseo across from the Lake Liz bathrooms and at Grimmer.
 
 
Invite that special someone to ride with you or meet you at Panera for a Valentine’s treat and coffee. Or just come on down and join us for a cup. We usually arrive at Panera about 10:30 if you’re meeting us there.
 
Hope to see you tomorrow,
Rob
--
Robert Tashjian


Re: Monday Morning Recover Ride

mbrasseur00
 

I agree they went above and beyond but I would like to point out that on last Wednesday’s ride, our ride leaders, Donna and Robin, arranged for us to meet a Great Horned Owl (Al's spirit animal) at Alum Rock Park. He was fantastic and his name was Merlin!!

So in my opinion, at a minimum we have a tie for ride leaders of the year and the bar has been set very high!

Mike



On Feb 14, 2022, at 2:39 PM, Jan Leimert <jleimert@...> wrote:

Ditto! ❤️


On Feb 14, 2022, at 2:08 PM, Robert Miller <rjmiller2000@...> wrote:


Rob and Diana,

Thank you for a great recovery ride and those very special Valentine heart cookies and chocolates! So thoughtful and above and beyond the call of duty!

Thanks,

Bob

PS I’d vote for you both as “ride leaders of the year”!

On Feb 13, 2022, at 9:07 PM, Robert Tashjian <rob@...> wrote:


Happy Valentines Day! The Monday Morning/Superbowl/Valentines Day Recovery Ride will follow the traditional route with a coffee stop at Panera Pacific Commons. We’ll meet across from Isherwood Staging Area at 8:30  for an 8:45 roll. Usual regroups/pickups on Paseo across from the Lake Liz bathrooms and at Grimmer.
 
 
Invite that special someone to ride with you or meet you at Panera for a Valentine’s treat and coffee. Or just come on down and join us for a cup. We usually arrive at Panera about 10:30 if you’re meeting us there.
 
Hope to see you tomorrow,
Rob
--
Robert Tashjian


Re: Monday Morning Recover Ride

Jan Leimert
 

Ditto! ❤️


On Feb 14, 2022, at 2:08 PM, Robert Miller <rjmiller2000@...> wrote:


Rob and Diana,

Thank you for a great recovery ride and those very special Valentine heart cookies and chocolates! So thoughtful and above and beyond the call of duty!

Thanks,

Bob

PS I’d vote for you both as “ride leaders of the year”!

On Feb 13, 2022, at 9:07 PM, Robert Tashjian <rob@...> wrote:



Happy Valentines Day! The Monday Morning/Superbowl/Valentines Day Recovery Ride will follow the traditional route with a coffee stop at Panera Pacific Commons. We’ll meet across from Isherwood Staging Area at 8:30  for an 8:45 roll. Usual regroups/pickups on Paseo across from the Lake Liz bathrooms and at Grimmer.

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37577903

 

Invite that special someone to ride with you or meet you at Panera for a Valentine’s treat and coffee. Or just come on down and join us for a cup. We usually arrive at Panera about 10:30 if you’re meeting us there.

 

Hope to see you tomorrow,

Rob

--

Robert Tashjian

rob@...


Re: Monday Morning Recover Ride

Robert Miller
 

Rob and Diana,

Thank you for a great recovery ride and those very special Valentine heart cookies and chocolates! So thoughtful and above and beyond the call of duty!

Thanks,

Bob

PS I’d vote for you both as “ride leaders of the year”!

On Feb 13, 2022, at 9:07 PM, Robert Tashjian <rob@...> wrote:



Happy Valentines Day! The Monday Morning/Superbowl/Valentines Day Recovery Ride will follow the traditional route with a coffee stop at Panera Pacific Commons. We’ll meet across from Isherwood Staging Area at 8:30  for an 8:45 roll. Usual regroups/pickups on Paseo across from the Lake Liz bathrooms and at Grimmer.

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37577903

 

Invite that special someone to ride with you or meet you at Panera for a Valentine’s treat and coffee. Or just come on down and join us for a cup. We usually arrive at Panera about 10:30 if you’re meeting us there.

 

Hope to see you tomorrow,

Rob

--

Robert Tashjian

rob@...


2/15 Tuesday TdH Ride

Terri Yi
 

The wind forecast for Tuesday in Milpitas/San Jose is 10-20 mph, with gusts up to 24 mph. I’m rescheduling the ride to Thursday 2/17. Start time, location, and route remain the same. Hope that you can join us.

Terri


CCRS #7 - Alum Rock

Julia Walker
 

Hi everyone
Our next CCR is Alum Rock, the cue sheet is attached or RidewithGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37810625
DRIVERS:  Park in the lot to the right of the building.
Thanks
Sydney, Anne, and Julia


Monday Morning Recover Ride

Robert Tashjian
 

Happy Valentines Day! The Monday Morning/Superbowl/Valentines Day Recovery Ride will follow the traditional route with a coffee stop at Panera Pacific Commons. We’ll meet across from Isherwood Staging Area at 8:30  for an 8:45 roll. Usual regroups/pickups on Paseo across from the Lake Liz bathrooms and at Grimmer.

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37577903

 

Invite that special someone to ride with you or meet you at Panera for a Valentine’s treat and coffee. Or just come on down and join us for a cup. We usually arrive at Panera about 10:30 if you’re meeting us there.

 

Hope to see you tomorrow,

Rob

--

Robert Tashjian

rob@...


Re: PRS #8 Peninsula Hills

Jay Gilson
 

Our esteemed ride leader for Sunday's  M+ group (Steve Snyder) and I were talking and we are looking forward to the route.  The weather looks to be beautiful but it will be a longer day in the saddle and with the Super Bowl starting at 3:30 we were hoping to minimize the time spent waiting for food to be prepared. As such we are planning on bringing extra bars and likely a PPJ sandwich. We will be stopping at each designated rest stop. 

See you Sunday

This message was approved by the  PRS #8 ride leader  😁

Jay Gilson

On Thu, Feb 10, 2022 at 4:29 PM Barry <baruch.saeed@...> wrote:
M/M+ PRS Riders,

The cue sheet generated from RWGPS incorrectly reflected an old route.  It is fixed so you can generate it online, or you can just use the one that's attached to this message.

The weather should be great:  partly cloudy, single-digit winds, high of 78.

Barry


Brisk PRS#6 (Sunday 2/13/22)-Around the Bay + Redwood Gulch Road (about 70mi & 4500 ft vertical)

Raymond Nieh
 

Sorry, I can't ride this Saturday so let's meet up on Sunday instead.  Please join me to ride around the bay and also check out the Saratoga Gap Open Space Preserve.  I have not been there for years so I like to check out the scenery again at the Redwood Gulch.  Hope you can join me.

When:   We will be meeting at 8:00am and will roll at 8:15am with plenty of time left after the ride to rest up for the game.

Where:  Meet at Don Edward Visitor Center (by the restrooms) but need to park at the upper lot on the left after the stop sign.

Please download this latest RWGPS route onto your ride computer device or your phone app:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38524078

No cue sheet will be handed out and no riders will be left behind. 

All riders need to be fully vaccinated.  Bring a mask and use it as needed per CDC guidelines for COVID safety.

Rest Stops:

First water and restroom stop at San Tomas & Monroe Neighborhood Park.  

Second water and restroom stop at Arastradero Preserve (after the climb).

If you rode last week and are joining the ride, text me so I can prepare the sign-in sheet for you.  For others, if you are planning to join us, please email me your name and phone numbers (both the phone you carry with the ride and the emergency numbers) so I can put them on the sign-in sheet for you. So, all you need to do is to initial at the beginning of the ride.  

Mark will be leading the ride with me.  See you on Sunday!

Raymond Nieh

(510)894-0688 (text)

Mark Sheffield

(650)280-7858 (text)

 


Sat. 2/12 ride - Manzanita and Olive Hill Loop - M Pace - 9:00 start

mbrasseur00
 

Hi all,

This Saturday, 2/12, Louis and I will lead a nice ride through some of the hills of Woodside - the Manzanita and Olive Hill Loop. 

Please note that we are meeting at 9:00 with wheels rolling at 9:15.

The route will be up Sand Hill to Manzanita to Woodside Rd to Albion to Olive Hill to Canada Rd back to Woodside Rd and down to Alameda de Las Pulgas for a coffee break at Woodside Bakery in the Sharon Park Shopping Center then back across the bay to Sprouts. 

Please see the ride announcement in the FFBC calendar for the ridewithgps route and cue sheet. Also the cue sheet is attached to this email, print if you want one as the ride leaders will not have any copies.

This will be a M paced ride. 

All riders must be fully vaccinated.

~40 miles; elevation: ~1300 ft

Meet you at Sprouts parking lot in Newark at 9:00am with wheels rolling at 9:15am.

Cheers,
Mike and Louis


PRS #8 Peninsula Hills

Barry
 

M/M+ PRS Riders,

The cue sheet generated from RWGPS incorrectly reflected an old route.  It is fixed so you can generate it online, or you can just use the one that's attached to this message.

The weather should be great:  partly cloudy, single-digit winds, high of 78.

Barry


Re: TMCR - no specific route, but who will take over...

Randy Fewel
 

I vote for coffee ☕️ in downtown Los Altos. 
Randy

When in doubt, choose kindness. 

On Feb 9, 2022, at 6:40 PM, Lori Sommer <lorimsommer@...> wrote:


Hello Thursday Riders,

Tomorrow we will head over to the peninsula.  We will decide on the specific route at the start.  Bring an idea and we will ride the old fashion way - without ridewithgps, without route sheets. I estimate about 30miles and less than 1,000'.

I announced last Thursday that I will be moving to Washington State, a bit north of Seattle.  We are putting our home on the market on Feb 21.  Our new home won't be ready until probably June so I plan to continue riding until then.  Well, I hope to be riding more than I have been as soon as our house is sold. I will be sad to leave my riding buddies and the Thursday Morning Coffee Ride that I started about 20 years ago.  It began at the old coffee shop in the old Raley's shopping center with Valdez, continued for years with Debbie Watanuki and then on my own.  I've had lots of help along the way, a lot of people sub and especially the last 5 years with Ken Goldman's assistance with routes when I was feeling overwhelmed doing LAP rides too.  My thoughts are to have the Thursday Morning Rides continue but with different leaders as it is a lot of work to do solo.  So, if you are interested in helping lead TMCR please send me a personal email (not to the group).  Maybe you'll take one or two Thursdays or can only help sub.  

Let's see what the response is, we will meet for coffee and make a plan.

Lori

Thursday, 10 February
09:30
 Thursday Morning Coffee Ride across the Dumbarton
WhenThu, 10 February, 09:30 – 14:00
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. 

Although we will be riding across the bay, the specific route for this second Thursday of the month repeating ride will be posted here (with an attachment for you to print) as well as to the FFBC email groups (https://ffbc.groups.io/g/info/topics ) once it is selected.  This is usually done a day or maybe two days before the ride.  Sometimes we ride without route sheets so we regroup as necessary and no one is left behind. 

For a flat ride we head through East Palo Alto and along a few paths to Shoreline Park for lunch or along the creek with a bit of shade. 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. 

Extreme temperatures, park closure, construction, rain, poor air quality or the whim of the ride leader may modify or cancel the route. Check here for updates: info@ffbc.groups.io

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


TMCR - no specific route, but who will take over...

Lori Sommer
 

Hello Thursday Riders,

Tomorrow we will head over to the peninsula.  We will decide on the specific route at the start.  Bring an idea and we will ride the old fashion way - without ridewithgps, without route sheets. I estimate about 30miles and less than 1,000'.

I announced last Thursday that I will be moving to Washington State, a bit north of Seattle.  We are putting our home on the market on Feb 21.  Our new home won't be ready until probably June so I plan to continue riding until then.  Well, I hope to be riding more than I have been as soon as our house is sold. I will be sad to leave my riding buddies and the Thursday Morning Coffee Ride that I started about 20 years ago.  It began at the old coffee shop in the old Raley's shopping center with Valdez, continued for years with Debbie Watanuki and then on my own.  I've had lots of help along the way, a lot of people sub and especially the last 5 years with Ken Goldman's assistance with routes when I was feeling overwhelmed doing LAP rides too.  My thoughts are to have the Thursday Morning Rides continue but with different leaders as it is a lot of work to do solo.  So, if you are interested in helping lead TMCR please send me a personal email (not to the group).  Maybe you'll take one or two Thursdays or can only help sub.  

Let's see what the response is, we will meet for coffee and make a plan.

Lori

Thursday, 10 February
09:30
 Thursday Morning Coffee Ride across the Dumbarton
WhenThu, 10 February, 09:30 – 14:00
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. 

Although we will be riding across the bay, the specific route for this second Thursday of the month repeating ride will be posted here (with an attachment for you to print) as well as to the FFBC email groups (https://ffbc.groups.io/g/info/topics ) once it is selected.  This is usually done a day or maybe two days before the ride.  Sometimes we ride without route sheets so we regroup as necessary and no one is left behind. 

For a flat ride we head through East Palo Alto and along a few paths to Shoreline Park for lunch or along the creek with a bit of shade. 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. 

Extreme temperatures, park closure, construction, rain, poor air quality or the whim of the ride leader may modify or cancel the route. Check here for updates: info@ffbc.groups.io

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


Selling Primavera registration, 100K

Cinnamon Miras
 

Hello Everyone!

Hope everyone is well. I heard the call and volunteered for the Primavera (2 shifts!) :)

I'm selling my Primavera registration, the 100k, would like to get $75. If you would spread the word I will appreciate it. (I don't use/have Facebook)

Thanks!
Cinnamon


Time to Volunteer for the Primavera

Andrew Sass <andrew.sass@...>
 

Now is the time to volunteer.  Distance rides are already sold out and your help is needed to make our 50thanniversary Primavera a success.  The ride is a way for us to give back to the cycling community.  It is also FFBC’s only fundraiser, which we weren’t able to hold in 2020 or 2021.  The Primavera funds all club rides and events, including pizza rides, meetings, the picnic, and the holiday party. It also lets FFBC donate to local community and cycling charities.  

 

Volunteers get to do the Workers’ Ride on the Primavera route complete with rest stops and SAG support. They also get to attend the swanky Workers’ pizza party/picnic and receive a stylish worker’s T-shirt and assorted valuable swag.  Volunteers are welcome to gorge on rest stop food.  Those who work two shifts (highly encouraged) are welcome to a food truck meal at the high school.  

 

Volunteers don’t have to be club members but do need to be vaccinated Masks will be required for volunteers and riders when not riding, eating, or drinking.  If you’re not vaccinated, email me for a non-contactassignment.  

 

Please sign up at Primavera 2022.




 

Note that we’ve combined some roles from previous years into single roles, especially at the high school.  The distance routes have changed because of Niles Canyon construction.  Riders will ride Calaveras Road both ways rather than returning on Palomares.  Instead of a Palo Verde rest stop, the Ed Levin (or possibly Spring Valley Fire) rest stop will stay open all day.  Two shifts are needed there.  We’ve also added a water stop at the false summit on Calaveras.  If you already volunteered, please check the signup website for changes.  

 

Thanks for your help,

 

Andrew Sass

2022 Primavera Chair


Memorial Service for FFBC Member Fatally Injured Sunday, 2/6.

Debbie Frederick
 

I just spoke w/the Memorial Chapel- (as it greatly disturbed me to have this put out w/o the name of the FFBC member.)

 

The Chapel cautioned that the below date/time is just tentative.

 

More info will come from our various club members sooner or later.

 

Regards, Debbie Frederick

 

From: info@ffbc.groups.io [mailto:info@ffbc.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gary Schaps
Sent: Monday, February 07, 2022 5:49 PM
To: info@ffbc.groups.io
Subject: [public info] Memorial Service for FFBC Member Fatally Injured Sunday, 2/6.

 

With great sorrow I share the news that an FFBC member was fatally struck by an SUV on Mines Road Sunday.

 

A Memorial Service will be held at

Fremont Memorial Chapel

3723 Peralta Blvd, Fremont, CA 94536

Feb 15 from 4-8 pm

510-793-8900

 

Gary Schaps

 


Memorial Service for FFBC Member Fatally Injured Sunday, 2/6.

Gary Schaps <gschaps@...>
 

With great sorrow I share the news that an FFBC member was fatally struck by an SUV on Mines Road Sunday.

A Memorial Service will be held at

Fremont Memorial Chapel

3723 Peralta Blvd, Fremont, CA 94536

Feb 15 from 4-8 pm

510-793-8900

 

Gary Schaps

 

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