Date   

Cinderella Conditioning Ride #3

Tonya Godinez
 

While the weather calls for rain - I am sending this out in hopes we we will be able to get the ride in. Please make sure to check your email Saturday morning as I will make the call around 7am  if we can make the ride a go.


Saturday, February 2
8:30–12:30pm (wheels rolling at 8:45)
Centripedal - 3636 Thornton Ave, Fremont, CA 94536
Description:Length: 23 miles; Elevation: 980 feet
Terrain: 2, 3; Pace: T, M

For the third ride in the series we’ll go south and tackle “The Animals”. The route is a little more challenging than last week's ride with a few short "kickers". After “The Animals” we’ll get a well-deserved downhill along Mission Blvd. to downtown Niles. We’ll make our way from there around Quarry Lakes and back to the start. Optional coffee at Suju's after the ride. Remember these conditioning rides are open to all club members.

Rain or significant chance of rain cancels. A ride cancellation email will be sent to https://ffbc.groups.io/g/info/topics by the ride leader on 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 on the morning of the ride.

RidewithGPS URL: CCRS02 "The Animals" (from Centripedal)




Re: LAP #5 - ATTACHED ROUTE SHEET

Ken Goldman
 

 

Hello LAP riders!

 

Please join us Sunday February 3 for the spectacular Tunnel Road Ride. From Skyline in Oakland we will enjoy great views of the bay and San Francisco. There is a chance of rain (surprise) but as of now it looks like it might hold off long enough for us to get our ride in. Lori or I will send out an email early Sunday morning to say whether we are able to ride or not.

 

The ride is 38 miles and 2500 feet of climbing and will finish at the Fremont BART station

 

We will start riding from the Rockridge BART Station in Oakland rolling by 9:15 Sunday morning.

Most of us will take BART from Fremont to Rockridge.

 

If you are coming from a different station, you will need to be on a train that arrives at Rockridge by 9:00am.

 

If you drive to Rockridge, you will need to take BART back after the ride since we will finish the ride in Fremont.

 

Lori and Ken will be on the following trains:

 

Leave Fremont 7:54    Arrive Rockridge 8:39

Leave Fremont 8:14   Arrive Rockridge 8:59

 

Both trains require a transfer at 19th Street station in Oakland—get off the train and walk straight across the platform to board an Antioch Train.

 

You might want to use the restroom in the Rockridge station and then we will meet and sign everybody in outside-on the south side of the station.

 

 

A clarification regarding LAP route sheets - the official route sheet is ATTACHED to this email and should be printed and brought to the ride. This beautiful pdf has all our official regroups and route modifications!  The route sheet generated using this ridewithgps link:

(https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29051659) is for INFORMATION ONLY.

 

Please drop me a line if you have any questions about getting to Rockridge.

 

 

We hope to see you Sunday.

 

Lori and Ken

 

 

 

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

Ken Goldman ken.goldman@... 510-378-5027  

 


TMCR is ON but with a New Route Re: [ffbc] Thursday Morning Coffee Ride

Lori Sommer
 

Good Morning,

It will be wet but hopefully the rain is over. We decided against the  previously planned almost 50 mile route due to the portion of packed dirt that is probably muddy by now (just before that steep Bridge to Nowhere). Barry is putting together a new route for us now. We are STILL riding to lobster but to an alternative location with less mileage. We really hope you join us today. Doesn’t soup sound yummy?

Lori

On Jan 30, 2019, at 4:33 PM, Lori Sommer via Groups.Io <lorimsommer@...> wrote:

Hello,

Tomorrow we ride for lobster...as long as the forecast remains the same and it isn't too wet.  Barry and I will send out a message by 7AM.  You can text me if you are unsure.  Barry is making route sheets for us and we will bring them tomorrow.  

Hope to see you!  

Lori


Thursday, January 31
9:30am
 
WhenThu, January 31, 9:30am – 2:00pm
WhereParking lot at the base of the Dumbarton Bridge (at the end of Marshlands Rd (map) (map)
DescriptionLength: 47 miles; Elevation: 1,000'
Terrain: 2,3 Pace: T,M

Meet at 9:30AM for an 9:45AM start from the parking lot at the base of the Dumbarton Bridge (at the end of Marshlands Road) and we will head across the bridge to the New England Lobster Market & Eatery in Burlingame.  https://www.newenglandlobster.net/eatery/

Barry came up with a route for us and I'm looking forward to a fun ride to a new place.


https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29110435

Bring $$$ for lunch. 

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
Barush Saeed (510)508-1187


Re: Need ride leader for Saturday Feb. 9th Los Altos ride

mbrasseur00
 

I have found an excellent replacement for me for the ride. Thanks Donna!

Mike

On Jan 30, 2019, at 5:41 PM, mbrasseur00 via Groups.Io <mbrasseur00@...> wrote:

Hi all,

I am not able to co-lead with Louis for Saturday February 9th Los Altos ride. I would like ask if someone would be willing to step in for me and co-lead the ride with Louis?

Please let me know.

Thanks,
Mike
mbrasseur00@...


Need ride leader for Saturday Feb. 9th Los Altos ride

mbrasseur00
 

Hi all,

I am not able to co-lead with Louis for Saturday February 9th Los Altos ride. I would like ask if someone would be willing to step in for me and co-lead the ride with Louis?

Please let me know.

Thanks,
Mike
mbrasseur00@...


Thursday Morning Coffee Ride

Lori Sommer
 

Hello,

Tomorrow we ride for lobster...as long as the forecast remains the same and it isn't too wet.  Barry and I will send out a message by 7AM.  You can text me if you are unsure.  Barry is making route sheets for us and we will bring them tomorrow.  

Hope to see you!  

Lori


Thursday, January 31
9:30am
 
WhenThu, January 31, 9:30am – 2:00pm
WhereParking lot at the base of the Dumbarton Bridge (at the end of Marshlands Rd (map) (map)
DescriptionLength: 47 miles; Elevation: 1,000'
Terrain: 2,3 Pace: T,M

Meet at 9:30AM for an 9:45AM start from the parking lot at the base of the Dumbarton Bridge (at the end of Marshlands Road) and we will head across the bridge to the New England Lobster Market & Eatery in Burlingame.  https://www.newenglandlobster.net/eatery/

Barry came up with a route for us and I'm looking forward to a fun ride to a new place.


https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29110435

Bring $$$ for lunch. 

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
Barush Saeed (510)508-1187


CANCELLED: Calaveras out and back

Robert Tashjian
 

Calaveras out and back is cancelled. Sorry for the late notice, the roads are still pretty wet. We’ll try it again in a couple of weeks.

 

Rob

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Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 


CANCELLED Tuesday 01/29/2019 Tour de Hills Moderate Ride

Tom Giles
 

Sorry for the late notice but not a ride I want to do on wet roads.

This ride is cancelled for today.

We will try this on a nice sunny day in the future.

Tom

On Monday, January 28, 2019, 8:39:34 AM PST, Tom Giles <tomawc@...> wrote:


Hello,
As this will be the 5th Tuesday of the month we will do something a bit different. 

We will be riding to the newly completed Crystal Springs Dam It is now open and features 
quite spectacular views of the reservoir. We will stop at the Crystal Springs Water Temple
with a lunch stop in downtown Woodside. 

When Tue, January 29, 8:45am – 2:30pm

Where Parking lot at the base of the Dumbarton Bridge (at the end of Marshlands)

Description Length: 45 miles; Elevation: 2,900 feet Terrain: Paved Roads; Pace: M

Note: As we will be crossing Menlo Park on the way out and returning through
the town of Woodside Please use extreme caution as we will traverse some busy
intersections and congested roads. I have done my best to find bike friendly roads
however, in some cases they are "Share the Road" and are moderately busy.
Inline image
Meet at 8:45am for a 9:00am start. We'll ride across the Dumbarton Bridge and cross 101 over the
pedestrian bridge. First bathroom stop will be at Flood Park and we will proceed across town via
Fair Oaks and Atherton Ave. We will take the Alameda and some side streets to Woodside turning
north on Canada Road making our second stop at the Water Temple. We will proceed to Skyline and
enter the Sawyer Camp Trail to access the bridge over the Dam. We will return via Crystal Springs Road
and the Ralston Pedestrian Trail. Returning to Canada Rd and making our way to Woodside via Edgewood.
There are a couple of lunch/coffee stop options in downtown either Pete's or City Pub. We will return via
Maple Ave across 101 and make our way along Bay Front around Facebook and back to the parking lot.

Bring spare tube, water, snacks, and money for coffee/snack stop


I will be updating the cue sheet so check back before Tuesday

Thanks Tom Giles




Re: Tuesday 01/29/2019 Tour de Hills Moderate Ride

Tom Giles
 

On Monday, January 28, 2019, 9:00:29 PM PST, Robert Miller <Robert.miller7@...> wrote:


Tom,

 

Any update on the cue sheet for this ride?

 

Bob

 

From: info@ffbc.groups.io [mailto:info@ffbc.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Giles
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2019 8:39 AM
To: info@ffbc.groups.io
Subject: [ffbc] Tuesday 01/29/2019 Tour de Hills Moderate Ride

 

Hello,

As this will be the 5th Tuesday of the month we will do something a bit different. 

 

We will be riding to the newly completed Crystal Springs Dam It is now open and features 

quite spectacular views of the reservoir. We will stop at the Crystal Springs Water Temple

with a lunch stop in downtown Woodside. 

 

When Tue, January 29, 8:45am – 2:30pm

 

Where Parking lot at the base of the Dumbarton Bridge (at the end of Marshlands)

 

Description Length: 45 miles; Elevation: 2,900 feet Terrain: Paved Roads; Pace: M



Note: As we will be crossing Menlo Park on the way out and returning through

the town of Woodside Please use extreme caution as we will traverse some busy

intersections and congested roads. I have done my best to find bike friendly roads

however, in some cases they are "Share the Road" and are moderately busy.

Inline image
Meet at 8:45am for a 9:00am start. We'll ride across the Dumbarton Bridge and cross 101 over the

pedestrian bridge. First bathroom stop will be at Flood Park and we will proceed across town via

Fair Oaks and Atherton Ave. We will take the Alameda and some side streets to Woodside turning

north on Canada Road making our second stop at the Water Temple. We will proceed to Skyline and

enter the Sawyer Camp Trail to access the bridge over the Dam. We will return via Crystal Springs Road

and the Ralston Pedestrian Trail. Returning to Canada Rd and making our way to Woodside via Edgewood.

There are a couple of lunch/coffee stop options in downtown either Pete's or City Pub. We will return via

Maple Ave across 101 and make our way along Bay Front around Facebook and back to the parking lot.

 

Bring spare tube, water, snacks, and money for coffee/snack stop

 

 

I will be updating the cue sheet so check back before Tuesday

 

Thanks Tom Giles

 

 

 


Re: Tuesday 01/29/2019 Tour de Hills Moderate Ride

Robert Miller
 

Tom,

 

Any update on the cue sheet for this ride?

 

Bob

 

From: info@ffbc.groups.io [mailto:info@ffbc.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Giles
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2019 8:39 AM
To: info@ffbc.groups.io
Subject: [ffbc] Tuesday 01/29/2019 Tour de Hills Moderate Ride

 

Hello,

As this will be the 5th Tuesday of the month we will do something a bit different. 

 

We will be riding to the newly completed Crystal Springs Dam It is now open and features 

quite spectacular views of the reservoir. We will stop at the Crystal Springs Water Temple

with a lunch stop in downtown Woodside. 

 

When Tue, January 29, 8:45am – 2:30pm

 

Where Parking lot at the base of the Dumbarton Bridge (at the end of Marshlands)

 

Description Length: 45 miles; Elevation: 2,900 feet Terrain: Paved Roads; Pace: M



Note: As we will be crossing Menlo Park on the way out and returning through

the town of Woodside Please use extreme caution as we will traverse some busy

intersections and congested roads. I have done my best to find bike friendly roads

however, in some cases they are "Share the Road" and are moderately busy.

Inline image
Meet at 8:45am for a 9:00am start. We'll ride across the Dumbarton Bridge and cross 101 over the

pedestrian bridge. First bathroom stop will be at Flood Park and we will proceed across town via

Fair Oaks and Atherton Ave. We will take the Alameda and some side streets to Woodside turning

north on Canada Road making our second stop at the Water Temple. We will proceed to Skyline and

enter the Sawyer Camp Trail to access the bridge over the Dam. We will return via Crystal Springs Road

and the Ralston Pedestrian Trail. Returning to Canada Rd and making our way to Woodside via Edgewood.

There are a couple of lunch/coffee stop options in downtown either Pete's or City Pub. We will return via

Maple Ave across 101 and make our way along Bay Front around Facebook and back to the parking lot.

 

Bring spare tube, water, snacks, and money for coffee/snack stop

 

 

I will be updating the cue sheet so check back before Tuesday

 

Thanks Tom Giles

 

 

 


Re: February Ride Calendar

Dennis Dong <ronincopp@...>
 

Two FFBC members have volunteered to lead.  Thanks to Steve for taking the M+ ride leader position on Feb 3rd and to Julia for taking the ride leader position on Feb 24th.  

The following rides still need Ride Leaders:
1.  February 17th, Sunday, PRS #7 (Grant Ranch Park): needs a M+ ride leader
2.  (not listed in the initial email) February 23th, Saturday, Calaveras CCW: needs a M ride leader

Please let me know if you can take any of the ride leader positions.   

Thanks and Ride Safe.
Dennis 


On Sun, Jan 27, 2019 at 6:34 PM Dennis Dong via Groups.Io <ronincopp=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Happy Valentine's Day and Presidents' Day!  The February FFBC Ride Calendar is almost completed.  Things of note for February:
  1. Ride Leaders: there is now an updated sign-in form available on the FFBC website
  2. Calaveras Road is now open to vehicles
  3. The LAP rides, PRS rides and Cinderella Conditioning rides are now in progress.  
The following rides need Ride Leaders:
  1. February 3rd, Sunday, PRS #5 (Old La Honda): needs a M+ ride leader
  2. February 17th, Sunday, PRS #7 (Grant Ranch Park): needs a M+ ride leader
  3. February 24th, Sunday, Women's Social Ride: needs a ride leader
Please let me know if you can take any of the ride leader positions.  
Ride leaders: please check the ride calendar for any needed corrections or additions.  Thank you for your time.  

Thanks and Ride Safe!

Dennis Dong
Ride Coordinator


Tuesday 01/29/2019 Tour de Hills Moderate Ride

Tom Giles
 

Hello,
As this will be the 5th Tuesday of the month we will do something a bit different. 

We will be riding to the newly completed Crystal Springs Dam It is now open and features 
quite spectacular views of the reservoir. We will stop at the Crystal Springs Water Temple
with a lunch stop in downtown Woodside. 

When Tue, January 29, 8:45am – 2:30pm

Where Parking lot at the base of the Dumbarton Bridge (at the end of Marshlands)

Description Length: 45 miles; Elevation: 2,900 feet Terrain: Paved Roads; Pace: M

Note: As we will be crossing Menlo Park on the way out and returning through
the town of Woodside Please use extreme caution as we will traverse some busy
intersections and congested roads. I have done my best to find bike friendly roads
however, in some cases they are "Share the Road" and are moderately busy.
Inline image
Meet at 8:45am for a 9:00am start. We'll ride across the Dumbarton Bridge and cross 101 over the
pedestrian bridge. First bathroom stop will be at Flood Park and we will proceed across town via
Fair Oaks and Atherton Ave. We will take the Alameda and some side streets to Woodside turning
north on Canada Road making our second stop at the Water Temple. We will proceed to Skyline and
enter the Sawyer Camp Trail to access the bridge over the Dam. We will return via Crystal Springs Road
and the Ralston Pedestrian Trail. Returning to Canada Rd and making our way to Woodside via Edgewood.
There are a couple of lunch/coffee stop options in downtown either Pete's or City Pub. We will return via
Maple Ave across 101 and make our way along Bay Front around Facebook and back to the parking lot.

Bring spare tube, water, snacks, and money for coffee/snack stop


I will be updating the cue sheet so check back before Tuesday

Thanks Tom Giles




Short Notice Ride: Calaveras Out and Back, Tuesday, January 29

Robert Tashjian
 

This is the ride for everyone who wants to ride Calaveras but doesn't want to ride Niles Canyon. Let's meet at the gravel parking lot across from the Sunol Train Station, Tuesday, January 29 at 9:30am for a 9:45am roll.

 

This is an out and back along Calaveras. We'll ride through Sunol, up Calaveras to the top of the Wall, then return to Sunol the way we came. We'll end with coffee at the Sunol Casa Bella Bistro with a couple of regroups along the way. I probably won’t have route sheets because there’s only about

 

Call or email me with any questions.

 

RidewithGPS URL:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29236110

 

Rob

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Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 


February Ride Calendar

Dennis Dong <ronincopp@...>
 

Happy Valentine's Day and Presidents' Day!  The February FFBC Ride Calendar is almost completed.  Things of note for February:
  1. Ride Leaders: there is now an updated sign-in form available on the FFBC website
  2. Calaveras Road is now open to vehicles
  3. The LAP rides, PRS rides and Cinderella Conditioning rides are now in progress.  
The following rides need Ride Leaders:
  1. February 3rd, Sunday, PRS #5 (Old La Honda): needs a M+ ride leader
  2. February 17th, Sunday, PRS #7 (Grant Ranch Park): needs a M+ ride leader
  3. February 24th, Sunday, Women's Social Ride: needs a ride leader
Please let me know if you can take any of the ride leader positions.  
Ride leaders: please check the ride calendar for any needed corrections or additions.  Thank you for your time.  

Thanks and Ride Safe!

Dennis Dong
Ride Coordinator


Re: Sat Brisk Show and Go Suggestion

Raymond Nieh
 

Tim, thanks.
I’ll be there. Perhaps let’s do the CCW and then return via the backside of Palomares.

Raymond

 


From: info@ffbc.groups.io on behalf of Tim OHara <timorides2@...>
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2019 8:02 PM
To: info@ffbc.groups.io
Subject: [ffbc] Sat Brisk Show and Go Suggestion
 
Sounds like it's Calv CCW!  Fun!!!  Unfortunately something came up and we can't make it now.  Sigh... But please, somebody bring a sign-in sheet, do the ride, and have a great time!  It should be Epic!  The weather should be awesome. 

Tim and Robin 


Sat Brisk Show and Go Suggestion

Tim OHara
 

Sounds like it's Calv CCW!  Fun!!!  Unfortunately something came up and we can't make it now.  Sigh... But please, somebody bring a sign-in sheet, do the ride, and have a great time!  It should be Epic!  The weather should be awesome. 

Tim and Robin 


Women's social ride this Sunday

Julia Walker
 

LAP is doing one of my favorite rides, but if you want something even less aggressive, please join me for a casual ride around Fremont. Meet at Bicycle Garage at 8:30 for an 8:45 departure.

Julia


PRS 4 Around the Bay

Barry
 

This Sunday we ramp up our miles with a fun ride around the South Bay!  Donna and I will be co-leading the M-pace group, and we'll bring an extra sign-in sheet so the M+ riders can elect their own ride leader.  Please print and bring the cue sheet that's attached to this message.  It has all the regroups and the lunch stop.  The RWGPS link, below, has the route but not the regroups.  

Barry & Donna

p.s. Since we're ramping up the miles, don't forget to bring two spare tubes, two bottles of water and extra food.

 
WhenSun, January 27, 8:30am – 2:30pm
WhereMeet near the Sprouts Farmers Market at Jarvis Ave & Newark Blvd (Newark). (map)
DescriptionLength: 55 miles; Elevation: 1195 feet Terrain: 2; Pace: M Meet at 8:30 am for an 8:45 am start. This ride has been around the club in various forms for a long time. It takes us through many communities and in roughly this order: Newark, Fremont, Milpitas, San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Palo Alto, Stanford Univ, Menlo Park and East Palo Alto. There are fewer hills, but more miles than last week. Bring money for a lunch stop. 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 by the ride leader on 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 on the morning of the ride. RideWithGPS URL: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29038026 f M: Barry Saeed, baruch.saeed@gmail.com, (510) 508-1187; Donna Kaplan (415) 584-7621 M+: TBD


Re: Sat Brisk Ride Suggestions

Daniel Hsiung
 

Calaveras CCW -> pleasanton -> palomares -> Niles Canyon ?


On Thu, Jan 24, 2019 at 11:44 PM, Tim OHara
<timorides2@...> wrote:
We actually have a couple of options. We can do Five Canyon per the Primavera Training rides or Calv CCW as a Show and Go.  We haven't done Calv in ages.  I'd vote for that, but I am flexible. Ride starts at Niles. 

Tim maybe not on the tandem


Re: Sat Brisk Ride Suggestions

Nick Laszlo
 

Calaveras would be epic! 🚴‍♂️ Can’t wait to ride the newly paved road under sunny skies!! 😎

On Jan 24, 2019, at 11:44 PM, Tim OHara <timorides2@...> wrote:

We actually have a couple of options. We can do Five Canyon per the Primavera Training rides or Calv CCW as a Show and Go.  We haven't done Calv in ages.  I'd vote for that, but I am flexible. Ride starts at Niles. 

Tim maybe not on the tandem

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