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Re: Today's 3/4/22 Friday Bike Club Ride Is Canceled

Joe Banchero
 

Alice brownies??

On 03/04/2022 8:07 AM Pat Wai <patbikes59@...> wrote:


And I was going to bring brownies for all! 



On Mar 4, 2022, at 7:35 AM, Al Quintana <alanq44@...> wrote:

I'm sorry for the late notice, but I thought we'd be able to ride this morning until just a couple of minutes ago. However, it's still drizzling, and the roads will be wet. I'm canceling the 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."


Re: Today's 3/4/22 Friday Bike Club Ride Is Canceled

Pat Wai
 

And I was going to bring brownies for all! 


On Mar 4, 2022, at 7:35 AM, Al Quintana <alanq44@...> wrote:


I'm sorry for the late notice, but I thought we'd be able to ride this morning until just a couple of minutes ago. However, it's still drizzling, and the roads will be wet. I'm canceling the 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."


Today's 3/4/22 Friday Bike Club Ride Is Canceled

Al Quintana
 

I'm sorry for the late notice, but I thought we'd be able to ride this morning until just a couple of minutes ago. However, it's still drizzling, and the roads will be wet. I'm canceling the 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."


Re: TMCR - Reminder!

Lori Sommer
 

Good Morning,
The good news is that it is raining.  The bad news is that the TMCR is canceled and turns into a S&G. Sorry for the late notice. I checked the forecast at 5:30am and no rain was forecast all day long. I was surprised when Debbie let me know it was raining. See you next week. 
Lori


On Mar 2, 2022, at 4:16 PM, Lori Sommer via groups.io <lorimsommer@...> wrote:


Hello Thursday Riders,
So far the rain looks to be coming in at 1PM.  Someone can volunteer to wear a rain jacket so the rain will hold off until we are back. 😀 We can shorten the route.  Hope to see you tomorrow, 9:30AM at REI. 
Lori

Thursday, 3 March
09:30
 Thursday Morning Coffee Ride - REI to Alum Rock (Jose Higuera Adobe with Shortcuts!)
WhenThu, 3 March, 09:30 – 13:30
WhereREI, 43962 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538, USA (map)
DescriptionLength: 34 miles (with shortcuts of -17mi, -7mi, -5mi, -3mi)
Terrain: 2, 3; Pace: T, M

Since REI isn't open, please use the facilities at Starbucks or wait until we reach the more familiar Jose Higuera Adobe in Milpitas. 

We are riding to Alum Rock along the beautiful foothills. This is a route with lots of flexibility -  to push yourself or take it easy and stretch your legs - whichever you like. I've updated the regroup point to Jose Higuera Adobe at mile 6.  Take Shortcut 1 directly to coffee and cut your mileage by 17.  Shortcut 2 cuts out 7 miles if you choose to ride to the park entrance (restrooms) then turn around..  Or you may go directly to the set of restrooms at the Youth Center and cut out 5 miles and significant climbing using Shortcut 3.  You may continue on the route, decide to skip Miguelito and only do Inspiration Loop (Shortcut 4, -3miles) or you may be in great shape and do the whole 34miles!  Please review the route sheet in advance and be prepared to follow your plan as I won't be chasing anyone down.  Better yet, find a friend with the same plan and stick together. Let me know if you have any questions. No one left behind.

If you want to do climbing, consider turning around when you see the faster riders returning OR bring yourself to coffee on your own. 

We will have lunch at Starbucks/Noah's Bagels ($) before heading back on a flat route, with no regroups. 

Here's the route:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36509921 Please print the attached cue sheet and put my cell number in your phone in advance.  

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


TMCR - Reminder!

Lori Sommer
 

Hello Thursday Riders,
So far the rain looks to be coming in at 1PM.  Someone can volunteer to wear a rain jacket so the rain will hold off until we are back. 😀 We can shorten the route.  Hope to see you tomorrow, 9:30AM at REI. 
Lori

Thursday, 3 March
09:30
 Thursday Morning Coffee Ride - REI to Alum Rock (Jose Higuera Adobe with Shortcuts!)
WhenThu, 3 March, 09:30 – 13:30
WhereREI, 43962 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538, USA (map)
DescriptionLength: 34 miles (with shortcuts of -17mi, -7mi, -5mi, -3mi)
Terrain: 2, 3; Pace: T, M

Since REI isn't open, please use the facilities at Starbucks or wait until we reach the more familiar Jose Higuera Adobe in Milpitas. 

We are riding to Alum Rock along the beautiful foothills. This is a route with lots of flexibility -  to push yourself or take it easy and stretch your legs - whichever you like. I've updated the regroup point to Jose Higuera Adobe at mile 6.  Take Shortcut 1 directly to coffee and cut your mileage by 17.  Shortcut 2 cuts out 7 miles if you choose to ride to the park entrance (restrooms) then turn around..  Or you may go directly to the set of restrooms at the Youth Center and cut out 5 miles and significant climbing using Shortcut 3.  You may continue on the route, decide to skip Miguelito and only do Inspiration Loop (Shortcut 4, -3miles) or you may be in great shape and do the whole 34miles!  Please review the route sheet in advance and be prepared to follow your plan as I won't be chasing anyone down.  Better yet, find a friend with the same plan and stick together. Let me know if you have any questions. No one left behind.

If you want to do climbing, consider turning around when you see the faster riders returning OR bring yourself to coffee on your own. 

We will have lunch at Starbucks/Noah's Bagels ($) before heading back on a flat route, with no regroups. 

Here's the route:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36509921 Please print the attached cue sheet and put my cell number in your phone in advance.  

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


CCRS #9 - Portola Loop + Alpine

Julia Walker
 

This is one of my favorite rides that we borrowed from the LAP series. Please note that the start times for the CCRS is 8:30 going forward.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37810632
Route sheet attached


March Ride Calendar

Barry
 

Thanks February ride leaders!  

Thanks to everyone who has volunteered for the Primavera!  It'a a fun event and the main source of funding for FFBC.  If you haven't signed up, the Primavera still needs volunteers.  There are several options and days to choose from so hopefully you can find something that fits your interest and schedule.  And you don't have to be a FFBC member to volunteer; family and friends are welcome.  Anyone who volunteers, including family and friends, is eligible to participate in one of the workers rides on April 3.  

Here's the link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4cacac2fa7f49-volunteer

Our March ride calendar is in good shape.  Please note two important changes:
  1. Ride leaders should no longer to carry the old incident reporting form.  We recommend that you carry a new incident reporting form to collect information that you will enter online after you get back from the ride.  All this information is on the FFBC website under Rides/Ride Leader Resource Guide.
  2. The COVID disclaimer is no longer on each calendar event but, instead, is on the calendar page.  In other words, our policy remains the same:  follow state and county guidelines.  Ride leaders may still require or suggest vaccinations.  Our current sign-in sheet also covers infectious diseases.
Barry


Monday Morning Recovery Ride

Robert Tashjian
 

Recovery Riders,

 

We’ll ride the classic MMRR route with a coffee stop at Panera Pacific Commons tomorrow, February 28. Meet at 8:30 for an 8:45 roll across from the Isherwood Staging Area parking lot. Usual pickups along the way, at Paseo/Stevenson and at Paseo/Grimmer. Route below, hope to see you there.

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37577903

 

Rob

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Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 


Re: Morgan Territory Ride

Raymond Nieh
 

West, that’s great.
Let’s plan something for next weekend

Raymond

From: West Kurihara <wkurihara@...>
Sent: Saturday, February 26, 2022 5:20:07 PM
To: Ffbc Groups Info <info@ffbc.groups.io>; Raymond Nieh <rt.nieh@...>
Subject: Morgan Territory Ride
 
Hi Raymond,

So, yes I would be willing to either be the main ride leader or co-lead the ride next Sunday.  I can lead from the back (sweep) and make sure everyone gets back.

Regards,
West Kurihara


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Morgan Territory Ride

West Kurihara
 

Hi Raymond,

So, yes I would be willing to either be the main ride leader or co-lead the ride next Sunday.  I can lead from the back (sweep) and make sure everyone gets back.

Regards,
West Kurihara


_._,_._,_


Still need Volunteers for the Primavera

Andrew Sass <andrew.sass@...>
 

With only 6 weeks to go, we still need lots of Volunteers.

Here is the link


Do it today.  

Invite friends and family

Email if there are any questions or concerns


PRS #10: Mines Road Sunday, February 27⋅8:30am – 4:00pm

Colin Moy
 

Happy Friday!
We’re looking forward to a warmer ride this Sunday and a little tail wind up to the top. The cafe will be OPEN at the turnaround for food and water, but bring extra snacks and water, as needed.

Sycamore Grove Park is the first stop for topping off water and restrooms (none at the start) then off we go!

Hope to see you at the start.

PRS Ride Leaders




PRS #10: Mines Road
Sunday, February 278:30am – 4:00pm


Location:
Independence Park
2798 Holmes St, Livermore, CA 94550, USA
Description:Length: 66 miles; Elevation: 4712 feet
Terrain: 4; Pace: M, M+

Meet at 8:30 am for an 8:45 am start.  Start at Independence Park, 2798 Holmes St, Livermore. 

Bring plenty of food and water and a couple of tubes because there are no regroups, no restrooms and limited cell service for over 31 miles to the Junction. Snack/restrooms at Junction Cafe OPEN on the weekends.

RidewithGPS:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29067378 

To print your cue sheet, click on More at the top left, select Print Map & Cue PDF, then click Print Official.

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 being cancelled (no email means the ride is on). If you are unsure of the ride status, call or text ride leader.

M: Karen Tran, kltran@..., (510) 604-1661
M: Colin Moy: moyboys@..., (510) 690-7749
M: Louis Friedenberg: louispf@..., (510) 673-3203

M+: Dale Wolford, dalewolford@..., 510-388-3984
M+: Don Dressler, d.dressler@..., 510.565.5245
Organizer: ffbccalendar1868@...


Brisk PRS for this Sunday (2-27-22)

Raymond Nieh
 

Yes, how about different parts of Livermore?  Let’s explore Mines Road with the M group.

When:   We will be meeting this Sunday at 8:30am.

Where:  Meet at Independence Park, Livermore (check the Ride Calendar for location)

 Please download this latest RWGPS route onto your ride computer device or your phone app:   https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29067378 

 No Cue sheet will be handed out.

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

Rest Stops:

No re-group or rest stop until at the Junction Café (check the Ride Calendar for details). 

Bring money for food and water as needed at the Cafe.

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)

 PS: Still room to sign up at Primavera 2022

 


Route - TMCR

Lori Sommer
 

Hello Thursday Coffee Riders, 
BRRR!  It will be a cold start in the morning so let's do a bit of climbing to stay warm.  Ruby Hills, the Vinyards and a quick coffee stop at Starbucks before heading back to the start.  Please print the attached route sheet.
Hope to see you there,
Lori Sommer

Thursday, 24 February
09:00
 Tour de Hills
09:30
 Thursday Morning Coffee Ride - Sunol Start
WhenThu, 24 February, 09:30 – 13:30
WhereGravel lot across from Niles Canyon Railway, 6 Kilkare Rd, Sunol, CA 94586, USA (map)
DescriptionLength: TBD miles
Elevation: TBD
Terrain: 2, 3; Pace: T, M

This week the route starts from the gravel lot across from the Sunol Train Station. 

Route https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27331134
We will ride thru Ruby Hills and see the Vineyards and have a coffee stop at Starbucks.  Bernal Bump can be an option both ways if you'd like more climbing, although it is not on the route sheet.  The route sheet is attached to this ride post.  Please print. 

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@... 510-693-8624


Tour de Hills Postponed to Thursday

Barry
 

The weather apps disagree about whether there will be showers today, but they all agree on double-digit winds with gusts in the mid-20 mph range. Let’s push the ride out to Thursday. The ride calendar reflects the change.


PRS#8 - Tour of Livermore (another version)

Raymond Nieh
 

Just wanted to share with everyone that the B ride today was surrounded by cherry blossom along part of the route in Dublin and San Ramon along Dougherty Road. It’s just beautiful. Should go check it out if time allows. 
Again, it was a beautiful ride with a fun group. 
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From: info@ffbc.groups.io <info@ffbc.groups.io> on behalf of Raymond Nieh via groups.io <rt.nieh@...>
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2022 10:33:02 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)



MMRR - 2/21

mbrasseur00
 

We will ride to the Panera on 1st Street tomorrow. For details please review the FFBC calendar announcement.

See you in the morning,
Mike and Louis


Re: CCRS #7 - Alum Rock

Julia Walker
 

Just a reminder that Santa Clara still requires masks. We have a coffee stop on this route, so if you plan to stop you will need a mask.

Thanks
Julia


On Mon, Feb 14, 2022 at 5:49 AM Julia Walker via groups.io <walk9422=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
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


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

Raymond Nieh
 

Sorry, I also updated the start of the ride from Niles at the parking lot in H St. and Niles Blvd. for the direction that we will be heading. 

Thanks!
Raymond

From: rt.nieh@... <rt.nieh@...>
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2022 10:54:38 PM
To: rt.nieh@... <rt.nieh@...>; 'Ffbc Groups Info' <info@ffbc.groups.io>
Subject: RE: [public info] PRS#8 - Tour of Livermore (another version) on Sunday (2/20/22)
 

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)

 


Sunday, 2/20 PRS #9 Calaveras Adventures M/M+

Donna Luporini Kaplan
 

Join us on Sunday for our next challenging PRS ride. We'll warm up with short climbs in Fremont and to the Dog Park at Ed Levin County Park. We'll then climb Calaveras Rd and Felter Rd to the summit at Sierra Vista Park. We'll turn around and ride back, with detours onto Marsh Rd, The Wall, and  Sandy Wool Lake. We'll stop for a well-deserved break at Starbucks/Noah's in Milpitas. Our coffee break is at mile 42.6, so bring plenty of water and snacks. Don't expect cell phone service for long stretches. (Bring two tubes just in case!) At the moment, the weather looks mild, cold at the start and getting up to about 66.

Meet at 8:30 am for an 8:45 am start. 

Length: 59.4 miles; Elevation: 4210 feet

 

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

 

RideWithGPS URL:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29067155

Cue sheet is attached. (Please print your own copy.)

 

Your ride leaders…

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

M: Don Fujino: fujino1@..., (510) 301-2395

M: Louis Friedenberg: louispf@..., (510) 673-3203

M: Steven Muramoto:  smur210@..., (510) 565-2771

 

M+: Jay Gilson, jaymgilson@..., 510-468-0285

M+: Dale Wolford, dalewolford@..., 510-388-3984

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