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Re: Pizza Ride Tonight - with Cue sheet

Andrew Sass <andrew.sass@...>
 

OK, now with the attachment

On Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 06:02:36 AM PDT, Andrew Sass via groups.io <andrew.sass@...> wrote:


Here is the combined cue sheet

Jersey of the day (not required) is a Primavera Jersey

Ride with GPS routes are on the ride calendar






Pizza Ride Tonight

Andrew Sass <andrew.sass@...>
 

Here is the combined cue sheet

Jersey of the day (not required) is a Primavera Jersey

Ride with GPS routes are on the ride calendar






Pizza Rides in June

Andrew Sass <andrew.sass@...>
 

Pizza Rides are back.  June rides will start at 
Mission Pizza
1572 Washington Blvd

This week's ride is an almost all right turn ride, with lots u-turns at the end of cul-de-sac
It is also called a wheel and spoke route.  The leisurely route is a loop through the hills near Mission Pizza.  You can do as many, or as few,  "Not a Thru Street" spokes off the basic loop as you are comfortable with. If you are ahead of the group, take a few more spokes, or if you are behind, skip one.

Here is the combined route sheet

Note, three slices of pizza and unlimited sodas are still only $5 (heavily subsidized by FFBC).  Members are welcome, even if you don't ride.  If you are going to show up for Pizza, let me know, so we can order enough.

Please sign in by 5:55 so we can order the right amount of Pizza.  Roll at 6, sharp

Andy Sass
520-490-8098



Monday Morning Donut Ride

Robert Tashjian
 

Tomorrow (that being Monday), I will lead a special edition of the Monday Morning Recovery Ride. We will ride around the south bay to Rogers Donuts & Deli in Mountain View for coffee (and a donut or other goodie). We’ll make our way home via the Dumbo, stopping near Shoreline to go to the Egret Rookery, which is currently closed to cars but open to bikes & walkers.

 

The loop is 48 miles, meet at 8:30 am for an 8:45 roll at the driveway across from Isherwood Staging Area, with the usual MMRR pickups at Bayliss/Paseo (across from Lake Liz bathrooms) and South Grimmer/Paseo. There will be several regroups along the way that will be announced as we go. This is an M paced ride. The route is below:

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38261711

 

Hope to see you there,

Rob

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Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 


Tour de Hills Time Change

Barry
 

I have moved the Tour de Hills ride to 8:30  a.m. due to there expected hot weather tomorrow.  It should be in the 70s as we climb and 80s after Evergreen Coffee.

Our special guest, Dennis Dong, has confirmed that he will be there.  

Barry


Monday Morning Recovery Ride

Robin O&#39;Hara
 


I will be leading the MMRR on Monday, May 23rd. The route will be the classic Fremont loop including Coyote Hills (Nike optional) with a coffee stop at Panera Pacific Commons.  We meet to sign in at 8:30am at Isherwood and roll at 8:45am.  There will be a regroup across from Lake Elizabeth and at Paseo Padre & Grimmer. 


Please check the ride listing in the Ride Calendar for the ridewithgps route and cue sheet. 

Hope to see you Monday.

Robin


Bike to Wherever Day 2022

Barry
 

Bike to Wherever Day is tomorrow!  The event goes from 7-9 a.m. and has many stations.

FFBC's ride signs in at 7:45 a.m. at Washington Hospital's Energization Station at the Fremont BART Station.  We'll roll at 8 a.m. to visit the Centripedal and Union City Energizer Stations then ride a few more miles before ending our ride at Peet's.  See the ride calendar for the route and details.

Barry

p.s. The route link is in the calendar event.  A formatted cue sheet is attached to this message.


Re: MMRR 5/16

mbrasseur00
 

There will be one slight modification to the route for tomorrow and going forward. After coffee at Panera on 1st street and we are riding up Fremont Blvd, we will not make the right onto Lakeview but will stay on Fremont Blvd and ride to our regroup at the Marriott on Fremont Blvd right before Cushing. A new ridewithgps route will be in the ride calendar announcements but may not make it in time for tomorrow's ride.

Mike

On May 15, 2022, at 3:47 PM, mbrasseur00 via groups.io <mbrasseur00@...> wrote:

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

See you in the morning,
Mike and Louis




MMRR 5/16

mbrasseur00
 

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

See you in the morning,
Mike and Louis


Re: One registration available for this Sunday's Strawberry Fields Forever ride in Watsonville: $45

Joe Banchero
 

Actually it’s a Great deal.
The only registrations left is day of….$125


On May 13, 2022, at 9:11 AM, Wendy Wilson via groups.io <wendy_wilson_fujino@...> wrote:



Hello!
I have 1 registration left for the Strawberry Fields ride on Sunday, available at $45 (selling at $75 today). The ride route is great and the weather forecast is 73 degrees, mostly sunny with light winds. 

The rest stops are legendary: there's a rest stop at the Calfee bike factory where you can see bamboo bikes while you're sipping your cappuccino or otherwise fancy coffee drink. There's another rest stop at Gizdich Ranch for their homemade pie, then chocolate covered strawberries with whipped cream at rides end. A food lovers ride!

Transferring the name on the registration is easy and you're covered by their umbrella insurance. You can text me at the # below for any questions!

Hubby Don Fujino and I will be at the ride, this registration was for my niece who was supposed to join us for the ride in 2020. Sadly her bike got stolen in the meantime!

Wendy Wilson
Phone: 510-512-2231


One registration available for this Sunday's Strawberry Fields Forever ride in Watsonville: $45

Wendy Wilson
 


Hello!
I have 1 registration left for the Strawberry Fields ride on Sunday, available at $45 (selling at $75 today). The ride route is great and the weather forecast is 73 degrees, mostly sunny with light winds. 

The rest stops are legendary: there's a rest stop at the Calfee bike factory where you can see bamboo bikes while you're sipping your cappuccino or otherwise fancy coffee drink. There's another rest stop at Gizdich Ranch for their homemade pie, then chocolate covered strawberries with whipped cream at rides end. A food lovers ride!

Transferring the name on the registration is easy and you're covered by their umbrella insurance. You can text me at the # below for any questions!

Hubby Don Fujino and I will be at the ride, this registration was for my niece who was supposed to join us for the ride in 2020. Sadly her bike got stolen in the meantime!

Wendy Wilson
Phone: 510-512-2231


Kids bike for sale

Colin Moy
 

$50 asking price or I'll put on Craigslist. Reply to me directly if interested. 



Thanks,
Colin


Sat. 5/14 ride - Manzanita and Olive Hill Loop - M Pace - 9:00 start

mbrasseur00
 

Hi all,

This Saturday, 5/14, 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


Two registrations available for this Sunday's Strawberry Fields Forever ride in Watsonville: $45 each

Wendy Wilson
 

Hello!
I have 2 registrations available at $45 each (selling at $75 today). The ride route is great, there's a rest stop at the Calfee bike factory where you can see bamboo bikes while you're sipping your cappuccino or otherwise fancy coffee drink. There's another rest stop at Gizdich Ranch for their homemade pie, then chocolate covered strawberries with whipped cream at rides end. A food lovers ride!

It's easy to transfer the names on the registration. You can text me at the # below for any questions!

Wendy Wilson
Phone: 510-512-2231


Monday Morning Recovery Ride

Robin O&#39;Hara
 

I will be leading the MMRR on Monday, May 9th. The route will be the classic Fremont loop including Coyote Hills with a coffee stop at Panera Pacific Commons.  We meet to sign in at 8:30am at Isherwood and roll at 8:45am.  There will be a regroup across from Lake Elizabeth and at Paseo Padre & Grimmer. 

Please check the ride listing in the Ride Calendar for the ridewithgps route and cue sheet. 

Hope to see you Monday.

Robin


Three Bears CCW Loop from Diablo Vista Park CANCELLED

Donna Luporini Kaplan
 

Tomorrow’s Three Bears CCW Loop from Diablo Vista Park ride is cancelled due to wind advisories: the forecasted winds are in the double digit head/cross winds for much of the way, with 30 minutes lost to wind.

 

 

 

 


TMCR - Alum Rock

Lori Sommer
 

Hello,

Tomorrow, we ride to the hills!  Well, to the foothills anyway.  I'm subbing for Randy this week.  Come join me for some fun.  9:30AM at REI.

Lori

Thursday, 5 May
09:30
 Thursday Morning Coffee Ride - REI to Alum Rock (Jose Higuera Adobe with Shortcuts!)
WhenThu, 5 May, 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


Cancelled: Mt Diablo Summit Loop

Barry
 

Thursday's Mount Diablo Summit Loop ride is cancelled.  Winds at the summit are forecast to be 20+ mph.

https://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Mount-Diablo/forecasts/1173


Monday Morning Recovery Ride

Robert Tashjian
 

I’m swapping with Robin for tomorrow’s MMRR. We’ll meet across from Isherwood Staging area at 8:30 am for an 8:45 am start. We’ll go to Starbucks at McCarthy Ranch for coffee with the usual pickups along the way at the Bayliss st/Paseo and Durham/Paseo regroups. Rwgps route below:

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37548012

 

See you tomorrow,

Rob

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Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 


Polar water bottle lost at party

Becky Denevan
 

I left my Polar Ice water bottle at the party for Lori & Phil on Thursday.  It has the standard grey body with a blue top.  I loaded my bike on my car & then went back for it when the party was closing down but couldn’t find it.   If you have it, pls contact me at beckydenevan@...

Great party - thanks to all who organized it - we will surely miss Lori & Phil.  

Becky


On Apr 29, 2022, at 1:59 PM, Lori Sommer <lorimsommer@...> wrote:


Thursday Morning Coffee Riders, 

The going away riding party meant so much to me!  I was amazed so many people showed up to ride or even attend the lunch in the chilly, howling wind. Some took the day off work or came from the far reaches of the Bay Area to join in the fun.  Others let me know they were thinking of me but could not attend due to health, travel or a previous commitment.  I'm touched that some longtime former TMCR riders that I haven't seen in many, many years came to say goodbye, namely Donna Boomershine, Jorge Gildelatorre, Neil and Molly and Burcu.  I appreciate everyone that took time out of their busy schedules to attend and send Phil and me away with good wishes.

Lots of people put in considerable planning and hard work to make it happen - making a couple of versions of the route, pre-riding and leading the ride, finding a venue, ordering and picking up and paying for food, drinks and a custom cake, getting a HUGE container of hot coffee (what is a the TMCR without coffee and we really needed it yesterday for sure), collecting money, many giving up their ride to prepare for the party, ordering and hanging a beautiful bicycle pinata and filling it with fun things (a bunch of rain ponchos, a rubber duckie, some bike lube and patch kits, socks and a colorful handkerchief, dried hibiscus flowers to make tea, copies of pictures from over the years, and most memorable a printout of some of the memories submitted from riders), Bob Miller transporting camp stoves and smartly warming up tortillas along with Dan, Terri and Vanessa serving the food, and everyone cleaning up and Andy giving away Primavera bike tubes. Milinda, the guacamole worked out so well.  I saw someone walking in with the PA system but I cannot remember who it was.  A VERY BIG THANK YOU to the committee of Randy, Milinda, Ron M., Jan and Liz and everyone else that helped that I may have missed!  

So many of you told me of memories over the years riding club rides, training and riding centuries, how I was your ride leader for Cinderella Training or how I helped you when you first started riding with FFBC or how I talked you through how to fix a flat,  helped with your chain or just how you felt I supported and encouraged and made you feel a part of the group.  It warms my heart!  FFBC has been such a big part of my life since I began riding with a Cinderella group and Dixie and Shelley were my ride leaders.  I have received so much support and encouragement both as a new rider and also a ride leader for the Cinderella Training Series, the Thursday Morning Coffee Rides and the LAP/LAS Training Series. FFBC is really something special because of all of us that show up, ride, lead, help and encourage.  I have developed many, many good friendships because of FFBC.

I have had a lot of help over the years with ride leaders sharing routes or coffee stop suggestions.  Thank you to Barry for being so patient with the ride calendar!  Thanks Al Q for not complaining when I copied your routes and coffee stops! Al, I finally have a tip for you - a new french bakery, Cocoa and Butter, has opened on University and Waverly.  I have to thank Ken for all of his support too, especially after he started helping with the LAP rides and then began helping me with suggestions, routes and consistent subbing on the Coffee Rides and he also became my expert weatherman.  Many of you have substituted for me on the TMCR rides for me over the years (too many to mention) and led rides for me as a part of the LAP/LAS series and I thank you too from the bottom of my heart for your support.  The Thursday Morning Coffee rides will live on - Randy, Milinda, Ron R., the original Steve and Judy Young, Ron M., Nancy Oh, Debbie F. and Ken have all agreed to take on planning and leading rides every week. 

We've sold our home, the movers come on May 11, but our new home in Washington state won't be ready until July or August.  Until then, we will spend some time with my dad, visit Megan in Petaluma, take some trips to Seattle to monitor progress and visit Jessica, travel to SLO and Monterey, continue paddling with the Alameda DragonFlyers and riding with FFBC when I can.  Steve and Judy have offered me a bike from their stable in the future when I'm in town without a bike and I will take them up on it.  The September 3rd Tour de Fuzz still has some open spots and the party is on!

So this really isn't goodbye but more like see you later.  In fact, I'm subbing for Randy next week for the TMCR Alum Rock ride.  Come join me!

Lori

P.S. Thanks for the photos Jim and Randy.  Anyone else that took pics please share them with me via email or text. Thanks also for the many wonderful gifts I received.  I will send you a personal thank you via snail mail.

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