Date   
Bike to "Work" with the Thursday Morning Coffee Ride

Lori Sommer
 

Hello,
Set your alarm now!  We will be rising and shining early to meet at the ACE Train Fremont Station at 7:30.  Be patient, flexible and prepared to carry your bag (and more bags if you desire) as we are on the hunt to hit all the Energizer Stations Rob has found.  See you tomorrow.  Late arrivals, text us along the way.  You are welcome to follow me for the day on Find Friends if you have an Apple Phone.  Just add me and let me follow you back.
Lori and Rob

7:30am
 
WhenThu, May 9, 7:30am – 12:00pm
WhereACE Fremont Station (37260 Fremont Blvd) (map)
DescriptionMileage: 30 Elevation gain: 500' Rob changed the route a bit from last year and hard to come up with a route to maximize the number of Energizer Stations while also joining up with the City of Fremont Employee Group Ride.   Centripedal (3636 Thornton Ave, Fremont) has given permission for us to park in their lot and we can also park along Moraine Ave/Bonde Way.  We will meet at the first Energizer Station hosted by Centripedal at the ACE Fremont Train Station (37260 Fremont Blvd) at 7:30AM and be ready to roll at 7:45AM.  To access the train station from Bonde Way use the shortcut through the parking lot where there is an opening in the fence to the train station near Darleen's Dog Grooming.  Late arrivals can meet us along the route! https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29922033 We will ride to the start of the City of Fremont Ride rolling at 8:30AM. We will join their ride stopping at the Energizer stations hosted by Kaiser Permanente, Washington Hospital (BART West Entrance) and City of Fremont/REI (BART East Entrance). We won't dally at the BART station because we have somewhere to go. We will try to make it to the Energizer Station hosted by Tesla in south Fremont. If we don't make it to Tesla and Western Digital (Warm Springs BART) before they close at 10:00AM we will head to Panera if we need coffee, otherwise we will wait for coffee at Suju's at the end. There is an option to take a shortcut to save 5 miles. We sure hope you can join us! Extreme temperatures, construction or the whim of the ride leaders may modify the route. Rain cancels, check https://ffbc.groups.io/g/info/topics, email or call! me! Lori Sommer lorimsommer@... 510-693-8624 Rob Tashjian rob@... ‭(510) 593-6228‬

Thursday, May 9, Corral Hollow / Del Puerto Canyon

Steven Schonhaut
 

FFBC,

Quick reminder, we are doing a fun and challenging ride tomorrow. We will be heading out from Livermore to Tracy along Corral Hollow Road, going down to Del Puerto Canyon,  and returning on Mines Road. The weather looks promising for our big ride tomorrow. 

Hope to see you there (bright and early!)

Steve & Donna
 
 
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Corral Hollow / Del Puerto Canyon
When    Thu, May 9, 6:15am – 5:00pm
Where   Livermore Public Library - Civic Center (map)
Description   Length: 105.6 miles; Elevation: 4986 feet
Terrain: 4; Pace: M

Meet at 6:15 am for a 6:30 am start.
Have you been itching to do a century ride but unable to do one on a weekend? We will meet at the Livermore Public Library at Civic Center and then ride Corral Hollow Road out to Tracy. We will stop for food in Tracy at the Four Corners Restaurant (26 miles), then turn South towards Patterson. We will stop in Patterson at Starbucks (52 miles) and then ride Del Puerto Canyon Rd. At 69 miles we will have a bathroom break at Frank Raines OHV Park and stop for water at Mile 72 at Adobe Canyon Springs. We will then continue on Del Puerto Canyon Rd to The Junction café (Mile 78). The café will be closed, but we will stop at the picnic tables outside the restaurant to eat our own food. We will then take Mines Road back to Livermore.

RidewithGPS URL: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29807009

Steve Schonhaut: stevejs2@..., (925) 209-5581
Donna Kaplan: luporini@..., (415) 584-7621

SPD Pedals

David Ransom
 

The SPD pedals have already been spoken for. From the number of responses, I'd have to open a Shimano distributorship.

Good riding

Dave Ransom

Re: Shimano SPD MTB Pedals

Pat
 

Hi Dave,

I be interested in one or two sets of cleats and pedals. I was going to go out and buy a new set and have been struggling a bit with my pedals. 

I’m in Japan until May 20. If they’re still available, I can get them when I return. 

Thanks!
Pat Wai


On May 8, 2019, at 04:49, David Ransom <dchiefransom@...> wrote:

Now that the recumbents are gone, I've gone to platform pedals. I have 3 sets of Shimano SPD PD-M520 pedals that need a new home, for free. Two sets are brand new and one is very low mileage. I also have three sets of new shoe cleats for these pedals. One set is unidirectional release, and the other two are multi-directional release.

Dave Ransom
Dchiefransom@...

Shimano SPD MTB Pedals

David Ransom
 

Now that the recumbents are gone, I've gone to platform pedals. I have 3 sets of Shimano SPD PD-M520 pedals that need a new home, for free. Two sets are brand new and one is very low mileage. I also have three sets of new shoe cleats for these pedals. One set is unidirectional release, and the other two are multi-directional release.

Dave Ransom
Dchiefransom@...

Pinarello Dogma For Sale

Ken Goldman
 

This bike belongs to a friend:

Really fine bike for sale
The bike is a 57.5 Pinarello Dogma purchased in 2015. Gearing is  34/50 by 11/30

All Dura Ace components. The frame itself new would be around  $5000.  Yeah, it’s a really nice bike, would make any racer proud.
Would like to sell for at least $5,000 since it doesn’t have a lot of miles on it - just some road dirt! 

Will consider best offer.
Contact off-list Anne Hollingsworth for photos and more info. scootcat@...925/899-7543.


Ken

Thursday's ride

Donna Luporini Kaplan
 

Hi Steve,

What do you think about sending out a reminder/invitation to info@ffbc.groups.io about our ride on Thursday?

I can’t make tomorrow’s MMRR, so I may not see you until Thursday, unless you come on Al’s ride on Wednesday.

Whew… I’m kind of nervous about this ride—I’ve never done 105 unsupported miles—but I’m sure everything will be fine.

See you soon.

Donna

Saturday, May 4, Calaveras Clockwise - M

Donna Luporini Kaplan
 

Good afternoon-

Please join me tomorrow for my first time doing Calaveras Clockwise in almost 2½ years!  Hope to see you there.


~Donna Kaplan

 

 

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Calaveras Clockwise

When     Sat, May 4, 8:30am – 1:00pm

Where    Downtown Niles parking lot across from H St at Niles Blvd (map)

Description          Length: 41 miles; Elevation: 2335 feet

Terrain: 3; Pace: M

 

PLEASE NOTE: Riders arriving by car are asked to park in the unpaved parking area south of the train station.

 

Meet at 8:30 am for an 8:45 am start. This is our traditional "1st Saturday of the Month" ride. We will meet in the Niles parking lot and ride up Niles Canyon into Sunol then on to Calaveras. Our traditional route brings us out in Milpitas,and we return via a route that stays close to the hills. Bring $$ for a coffee stop at Noah’s/Starbucks in Milpitas.

 

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/29124284

 

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

 

Sat Brisk Ride Calv CW

Tim OHara
 

We will be leading this ride.  Bike is fixed and we are ready to go!

Tim and Robin on the tandem

Thursday Morning Coffee Ride

Lori Sommer
 



Hello Coffee Riders,
It is already Thursday?  Time for Alum Rock!  Come join in the fun.  I hope to see you tomorrow, 9AM at REI.
Lori



Thursday, May 2
9:00am
 
WhenThu, May 2, 9am – 1pm
WhereREI, 43962 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538, USA (map)
DescriptionLength: 34 miles Terrain: 2, 3; Pace: T, M We are riding to Alum Rock. Since REI isn't open use the facilities at Starbucks or wait until we reach the Jose Higuera Adobe in Milpitas.  We will ride along the foothills and once we get into the park, there are options to head straight to the Visitor's Center or climb the Inspiration Loop and/or Miguelita Road. Also, you don't have to go all the way to the park...you can turn early to coffee to reduce milage significantly. If you are a slow climber, but want to do the extra climbing, please be considerate of the group and turn around when you see the faster riders returning OR bring yourself to coffee on your own.  We will have lunch at Noah's Bagels/Starbucks ($) before heading back on a flat route, with no regroups.  Extreme temperatures, park closure, construction or the whim of the ride leader may modify the route. Rain cancels, check https://ffbc.groups.io/g/info/topics, email or text me.  Lori Sommer: lorimsommer@..., 510-693-8624

Sat Brisk Show and Go Suggestion

Tim OHara
 

How about Tuscany?  As the Livermore vineyards should be really pretty right now. 

Tim and Robin on the tandem

May Calendar

Dennis Dong
 

Greetings!  It's that time again...the beginning of next month's ride calendar.  Things to note for the month of May:
  1. The 21st Annual Al's Birthday Ride is scheduled for Saturday, May 25th.  
Other items (non-FFBC) of interest:
  1. April 28th, 10am-3pm : LEAF Earth Day Celebration, 36501 Niles Blvd, Fremont.  If you ride your bike to LEAF, you get 2 free raffle tickets (I have no idea what prizes are being given away).
  2. May 9th : Bike to Work Day: https://bikeeastbay.org/find-your-energizer-station-2019
  3. May 9th, 5:30pm-7:30pm : Bike Fremont Happy Hour, Curry Pizza House, 39070 Fremont Bl, Fremont.  First drink is on Bike Fremont and there will be free lite bites and a raffle.
  4. May 11, 1pm-3pm: Urban Cycling 101 Classroom Workshop, 8000 Patterson Ranch Rd, Coyote Hills Visitor Center, Fremont.  A free basic skills and techniques class from Bike East Bay: https://bikeeastbay.org/UC101
  5. May 21, 6:30pm-8:30pm: Urban Cycling 101 Classroom workshop, Fremont Main Library, 2400 Stevenson Bl, room A, Fremont.  A free basic skills and techniques class from Bike East Bay: https://bikeeastbay.org/UC101
  6. May 26, 2:30pm-4:30pm: Urban Cycling 101 Classroom workshop, Fremont Main Library, 2400 Stevenson Bl, room A, Fremont.  A free basic skills and techniques class from Bike East Bay: https://bikeeastbay.org/UC101
The rides in the month of May that need ride leaders:
  1. Saturday, 5/25: Calaveras CCW
  2. Sunday, 5/26: Women's Social Ride
Please let me know if you can take one of the open ride leaders slots.  Current ride leaders please check the calendar and let me know if there are any corrections or additions that need to be made.

Ride Safe,
Dennis Dong
Ride Coordinator

4/22 MMRR - Alternate Route to Specialty Coffee

mbrasseur00
 

Hi all,

For the MMRR on Monday April 22nd we will again ride the alternative route which allows us to have our coffee break at Specialty Coffee at McCarthy Ranch. Still flat and the route follows much of the current route with our normal regroups at the Chevron on Paseo Padre and at the stop sign at Grimmer also on Paseo Padre. Continue on Paseo to E (Earl) Warren as usual but we will not make the left at Lakeview off of Warren but go on down to the light at Fremont Blvd and make the left. We will head down Fremont Blvd to the Coyote Creek trail and head to McCarthy Ranch where we will have our coffee break at Specialty Coffee, 691 N. McCarthy Ranch Blvd. We will return by way of Fremont Blvd and follow the same route as usual to Thornton/Paseo Padre but then bypass Coyote Hills Park (no Nike or Happy Place) and stay on Paseo on our way back to Thornton Ave. Folks can peel off as usual near the end of the ride. 

~39 miles with a whopping 689 feet of climbing.

Here is the ridewithgps route 


and the route sheet is below. Please print for your use.

See you tomorrow,

Mike and Donna

Tuesday Hills M Pace - Palomares/Eden Cyn

Barry
 

This week we will climb over Palomares, go out and back on Eden Canyon, and climb up 2nd Street for coffee at Pearl's.  Our route back will avoid Mission Boulevard.   

Here's the route:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29023745.  The cue sheet is attached to this message.  Please print and bring your own copy.  (The Ride with GPS version doesn't have the regroups.)  

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Length: 36 miles; Elevation: 2567 feet
Terrain: 4; Pace: M
 
NOTE: Riders arriving by car are asked to park in the unpaved parking area south of the train station.
 
Meet at 8:45 am for a 9:00 am start.  Let's ride Palomares and other great hills!  Warning: Not many escape routes available on the climbs!  Bring water, money for coffee, snack, or lunch because, as always, we will definitely stop for the well deserved break.  
 
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.
 
Barry Saeed: baruch.saeed@..., 510-508-1187

Route - TMCR

Lori Sommer
 

Hello Coffee Riders,

Tomorrow we will meet at Sprouts at 9AM and do the Animals Backward, 30mi/1000'.  We will have our break at Mission Coffee.  You can always meet us along the way! 


Hope you can make it.

Lori


Thursday, April 18
9:00am
 
WhenThu, April 18, 9am – 1pm
WhereSprouts Farmers Market, 6399 Jarvis Ave, Newark, CA 94560, USA (map)
DescriptionLength: 25-35 miles
Terrain: 2, 3; Pace: T, M

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). 

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 if they know the way. Usually we ride without route sheets so we regroup as necessary and no one is left behind. 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

Primavera Volunteer Parking at Mission San Jose High School

Terri Yi
 

Hi Freewheelers,


From Mission Blvd south bound (north bound), turn right (left) onto Palm Avenue and then turn left at the first street, Cam Santa Barbara.  The entrance of the parking lot is immediately on the right.

Regards,
Julie Gilson and Terri Yi
Co-captains MSJHS

This Week's Mid-Week Morning Ride For 4/17/2019 Is...

Al Quintana
 

...going to be about 10-15 miles longer than usual, and the rest/food stop will not occur until  approximately mile 40. I want to take you to a special destination, and I can't see how I can do it without adding the extra miles. The weather should be nice! Please plan accordingly (extra snacks, more time budgeted for the ride, etc.)

I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!!


Al Q.

"You don't stop playing because you get old. You get old because you stop playing."

Re: Missed the markings for the Century

Tom Giles
 

See comments below 

On Monday, April 15, 2019, 9:40:40 AM PDT, Raymond Nieh <rt.nieh@...> wrote:


I have the following comments:

1. The green arrow on Sunol that splits the 100 miles and 100 metric appears to be lacking and late. 

For Saturday we have a "A Frame" sign with arrows showing the split of the routes at this intersection.

2.  The left turn on Hopyard onto Los Positas should be located closer to the lane change instead of at the right side and needed more and sooner. 

There is no sign planned for this turn other than the painted arrows on the road. 

3.  Maybe more earlier notice at Flynn before the sharp right hand turn. 

There will be 3 "A Frame" signs for Flynn warning of sharp turns. One will be for the right going from N Flynn to S Flynn if that is what you are referring to. 

4.  dido Roberto's comment and we almost missed that same turn as well until we located the right turn arrow at the very last moment.  

There will be a "A Frame" sign with a Left arrow on Vineyard at Bernal 

Raymond

Thanks!
Raymond 

Thanks for the feedback

Tom G

On Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 7:56 AM Roberto Irribarren <rirribar@...> wrote:
Andy, Dennis, and all the folks who made three Workers' ride such a great event,

Tim, Scott, and I missed the orange arrows at the end of Vineyard to turn right and instead went left towards "the barn" on our way back through Livermore and completely missed stopping at the last stop (Muir Park?). Besides that all the markings were great.

Thanks,
Roberto

Re: Missed the markings for the Century

Nick Laszlo
 

Raymond,

 

I echo your remarks, but not in respect to this year’s event.  I signed up for the century last year and also got lost due to issues similar to what you just described.  I had signed up for the century and found myself on the metric course because of lack of early enough markings at a couple of crucial splits, and I was surrounded by a few other riders who were also lost and confused.  Nevertheless, I acknowledge that marking a course as complex as this must be extremely challenging.

 

I think that if the corrections you recommend are implemented before the event, the rides will go much smoother this year, for everyone involved.

 

Thanks,

 

Nick

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


From: info@ffbc.groups.io <info@ffbc.groups.io> on behalf of Raymond Nieh <rt.nieh@...>
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2019 9:40:24 AM
To: Roberto Irribarren
Cc: Ffbc Groups Info
Subject: Re: [ffbc] Missed the markings for the Century
 
I have the following comments:

1. The green arrow on Sunol that splits the 100 miles and 100 metric appears to be lacking and late. 

2.  The left turn on Hopyard onto Los Positas should be located closer to the lane change instead of at the right side and needed more and sooner. 

3.  Maybe more earlier notice at Flynn before the sharp right hand turn. 

4.  dido Roberto's comment and we almost missed that same turn as well until we located the right turn arrow at the very last moment.  

Raymond

Thanks!
Raymond 

On Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 7:56 AM Roberto Irribarren <rirribar@...> wrote:
Andy, Dennis, and all the folks who made three Workers' ride such a great event,

Tim, Scott, and I missed the orange arrows at the end of Vineyard to turn right and instead went left towards "the barn" on our way back through Livermore and completely missed stopping at the last stop (Muir Park?). Besides that all the markings were great.

Thanks,
Roberto

Re: Missed the markings for the Century

Raymond Nieh
 

I have the following comments:

1. The green arrow on Sunol that splits the 100 miles and 100 metric appears to be lacking and late. 

2.  The left turn on Hopyard onto Los Positas should be located closer to the lane change instead of at the right side and needed more and sooner. 

3.  Maybe more earlier notice at Flynn before the sharp right hand turn. 

4.  dido Roberto's comment and we almost missed that same turn as well until we located the right turn arrow at the very last moment.  

Raymond

Thanks!
Raymond 

On Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 7:56 AM Roberto Irribarren <rirribar@...> wrote:
Andy, Dennis, and all the folks who made three Workers' ride such a great event,

Tim, Scott, and I missed the orange arrows at the end of Vineyard to turn right and instead went left towards "the barn" on our way back through Livermore and completely missed stopping at the last stop (Muir Park?). Besides that all the markings were great.

Thanks,
Roberto