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TMCR - Updated Link

Lori Sommer
 

Hello Coffee Riders,
We are hitting some old favorites this Thursday - Norris and Bollinger, and both are out and back.  We will do a new coffee stop in the Bishop Ranch area, near the end of the ride. I've just updated the ridewithgps link since it had some glitches when I originally posted - it is a new link.  The cue sheet is attached to this email so please print it if you need it.
See you Thursday!
Lori

Thursday, 30 September
09:00
 TMCR - Norris and Bollinger (Peet's)
WhenThu, 30 September, 09:00 – 12:30
WhereCentral Park in San Ramon (12501 Alcosta Blvd) (map)
DescriptionLength: 20 miles; 
Elevation Gain: 1300'
Pace: T,M


https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37641126

Meet at Central Park in San Ramon. Directions to the parking lot from Fremont: 680N, exit Bollinger, right turn onto Bollinger, left at the light on Marketplace (parking lot on the RHS of the building). 

We will climb to the top of Norris Canyon (looking for the miniature donkeys and peacocks along the way) and then turn back and head up Bollinger Canyon and look for the ostrich. Both climbs are out and back so you can turn around any time you feel like it. 

After a regroup at Las Trampas parking lot, we will head to coffee at Peet's.  There are a few other food options nearby that you may decide to try. No one left behind. Bring $ for lunch. 

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

Riders must follow California and County mask and distancing guidelines (https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/guidance-for-face-coverings.aspx).  Ride leaders are not responsible for enforcing these guidelines.  It is incumbent on riders to follow these guidelines to keep our cycling community safe.


Hold Your 2022 Spot, Last Chance for 9/11 Gear

Lori Sommer
 

Hello,
Avoid FOMO. Save your spot!  No payment required.
Lori


Begin forwarded message:

From: Tour de Fuzz <director@...>
Date: September 27, 2021 at 9:31:07 AM PDT
To: lorimsommer@...
Subject: Hold Your 2022 Spot, Last Chance for 9/11 Gear



2022 Tour de Fuzz, Guaranteed Spot Notification
We're grateful for your support and want to extend special consideration to our loyal “Fuzzie” family. If you're interested in the September 2022 ride, please hold a spot (click link). We’ll send you a guaranteed confirmation BEFORE we open to the public in March. No payment is required at this time.

 

Last Chance, 2021 TdF Gear
Memorialize your 9/11 ride with official 2021 TdF gear. We’re taking final orders through September 28 and shipping to your home by November 10. These top-shelf Pactimo threads are available at the TdF Gear Store. What a great way to honor first responders. All proceeds benefit the Law Enforcement Chaplaincy.

 

Tour de Fuzz In the News!
Be sure to read what participants and the media had to say about the memorial of 9/11 and tribute to first responders at this year’s ride. Check out the Press Democrat article.

 

Thank YOU. What a memorable day!
We hope you had an epic ride in beautiful Sonoma County, enjoyed some delicious BBQ and felt the spirit as we honored first responders on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Thank you for your continued support, it makes the work of our Chaplaincy possible; responding 24/7/365 to law enforcement, emergency personnel and members of our community who find themselves in the midst of trauma and loss. For questions, contact us at director@.... For other ride information, visit www.tourdefuzz.org.

From the all-volunteer TdF crew, thanks again and we'll see you next year. Much love to the entire “Fuzzie” family.


Re: MMRR is OFF

mbrasseur00
 

Louis and I are planning to ride so if anyone would like to join, we’ll see you there. 

Mike

On Sep 27, 2021, at 7:09 AM, Robert Tashjian <rob@...> wrote:



Streets are wet, MMRR is off. Per club rules, it now becomes a show and go. If you ride, be careful out there!

 

Rob

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Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 


MMRR is OFF

Robert Tashjian
 

Streets are wet, MMRR is off. Per club rules, it now becomes a show and go. If you ride, be careful out there!

 

Rob

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Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 


10/02 Saturday Ride Livermore & Livermore and More Ride

paul marty
 

Livermore & Livermore and More
WhenSat, 2 October, 07:45 – 13:00
WhereBernal Community Park, 7001 Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566, USA (map)
DescriptionLivermore
Length: 38.7 miles; Elevation: 1168 feet;
Terrain: 3 Pace: T,M
RidewithGPS URL: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37488204
Max number of Riders allowed: 20
 Paul Marty 510-378-0708
paulmarty2@hotmail.com
 Louis Friendenberg 510-673-3203

DescriptionLivermore and More
Length: 51.3 miles; Elevation: 1,889 feet
Terrain: 3 Pace: M
RidewithGPS URL: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36214592

Max number of Riders allowed: 20
Joyce Tanaka 510-703-2675
Olivia Krielbl 510-387-1168

Come join us for one of our favorite rides through the Livermore Vineyards.  Please meet at Bernal Community Park by the restrooms at 7:45 for a roll at 8:00.  
We will have a shorter T & M ride and a longer M ride start together and take the same route to our coffee stop at Starbucks.
The riders will have the option of going back to the start or continuing on the longer route.
From Bernal Community Park we will head toward First Street to Vineyard and then enter the Old Vineyard Bike Trail on our way to a Bathroom break at Sycamore Grove Park.
We will continue into Holdener Park to Tesla to and then regroup before we climb up Cross Road to another regroup. We will turn left on Patterson Pass Road and Left on Altamont Pass Road
to Herman and to Starbucks. After our coffee break; riders will either turn left on North Livermore Ave. and return to the start or turn right and continuing on the longer route.

Please print out Cuesheet or download Ride With GPS file.

Rain, significant chance of rain or poor riding condition cancels. A ride cancellation email will be posted to "https://ffbc.groups.io/g/info/topics" 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.
Note ride end time is a rough estimate.


Riders must follow California and County mask and distancing guidelines (https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/guidance-for-face-coverings.aspx).
Ride leaders are not responsible for enforcing these guidelines. It is incumbent on riders to follow these guidelines to keep our cycling community safe.


Monday Morning Recovery Ride

Robert Tashjian
 

Recovery Riders,

 

There is a small chance of rain tomorrow, I’ll send an update by 7am tomorrow morning, but the MMRR is likely ON. We’ll recover to Starbucks McCarthy Ranch for a coffee stop before returning. Meet at the usual time & place (8:30 @ Isherwood staging, usual pickups along the way). Route is in the ride calendar or you can get it here, print a route sheet if you need it.

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37548012

 

Hop to see you tomorrow,

Rob

--

Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 


Marin Century #1-

Amy <apgiles@...>
 

A friend is looking for a Marin Century ticket.  If you have one to sell, she would appreciate if you contact her.  Thanks!

susheelavasan@...


All B Riders

Raymond Nieh
 

Please check out the B group ride available this Saturday as shown on the Ride Calendar from Sunol train station to Lake Del Valle + Patterson Loop.  Meet at 8am at the train station parking lot and roll at 8:15am.  All B (+ or -) are welcome.  No one left behind.

 

Raymond

 


Metric Century Ride is on

Andrew Sass
 

Pavement is damp, but no more rain forecasted for today

See you at 8 at Mission San Jose High School.  Roll at  8:15

Andy

520-490-8098


Metric Centry Sunday 62.3 miles (100k) M/B

Andrew Sass
 

If it does not rain, meet at 8AM at the horsehoe parking lot on Palm at Mission San Jose HS

4465feet of climbing

I will put out a go / no go email at 7AM

With the work on Niles Canyon next year, we will be changing the Primavera routes, coming back on Calaveras. We will try out the Metric Century. There are no bathrooms at the start, but there are at nearby Mission San Jose Park on Mission Blvd. There are no SAG's and rest stops like on the worker's ride, so bring some bars, plenty of water, spare tubes, etc.

We will take a short coffee break at Casa Bella in Sunol. Remember it is good to support our sponsors. They have water for cyclists.

RidewithGPS URL: 2022 Primavera 100k prelim






The end of hot feet while cycling?

Mike Moore
 

For years, I have had to deal with the unpleasant burning sensations in my feet while doing long rides.   

I have tried a lot of possible solutions and spent a lot of money.   I've tried bike fits, new shoes, wide toe box, narrow toe box, insoles, orthotics, metatarsal pads, toe spacers, numbing cream, adjusting cleats, different pedals and cleats, more padding, less padding, podiatrists, voodoo, hallucinogens and more.  

Some things helped a bit but nothing made the problem go away altogether.    In my never ending search, I stumbled across this product:


It is a metal adapter plate that screws into your shoe.    The cleat (SPD-SL or Look) screws into the adapter BUT farther back on the foot.    Hence the name, mid-foot.    It is very easy to install - took me less than 5 minutes.  The kit comes with three different sets of screws for just about any kind of shoe.     They suggest you might need to adjust your saddle a bit to account for the new position of the cleat.  I did not change my saddle position.

Since installation, I have done two rides with the adapters installed.   One a 50 miler and the other a 127 miler.   Both in 90 degree temps, which usually triggered the condition.  The good news is that I had no pain or discomfort.   Best part is that my riding partners did not have to wait patiently while I massaged my feet to get relief for the nerves.

So...so far so good.    If you suffer from this condition, you might want to check them out.   It comes from Germany so it takes a couple of weeks to arrive.  It cost me, with shipping, about 40 euros.    They have adapters for other cleat styles as well.

If you have questions or want to see what it looks like installed on my road shoes, let me know.

Happy cycling!

mike



Re: Thank You! Thank you!

Carrie Payne
 

Great Job Lori and all who helped set up and brought food to the after party at the hotel. It was a nice get together out doors.

Carrie

On Sep 15, 2021, at 10:26 PM, Nancy Ung <drnancyung@...> wrote:

Yes, Lori, kudos to you for all that you have done to make this happen for Walt and those of us who could join in this fabulous celebration. You are the best.

Nancy

On Sep 15, 2021, at 3:52 PM, Lori Sommer <lorimsommer@...> wrote:

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Re: Thank You! Thank you!

Nancy Ung
 

Yes, Lori, kudos to you for all that you have done to make this happen for Walt and those of us who could join in this fabulous celebration. You are the best.

Nancy

On Sep 15, 2021, at 3:52 PM, Lori Sommer <lorimsommer@...> wrote:

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Re: Thank You! Thank you!

Glenn Kirby
 

Thank you Lori for all the work you did to pull this great week together.  Great photos!  Now I am anxious to see the photos of all our club riders taken along the route of Tour de Fuzz. 

Glenn

On Sep 15, 2021, at 3:52 PM, Lori Sommer <lorimsommer@...> wrote:

Hello FFBC Friends,

The "week" of celebrating Walt was a great success!  Of course, it only happens when we all come together.  I'd like to take time to thank everyone that showed up and helped.  
If you have time (or interest 🤗) to read, the details are below.

We started Thursday with 58 riders joining the rolling bike party.  Thank you Becky Smith for sending a sash and all the fun party beads and buttons to add to the curling ribbon and party hat helmet decorations.  Thank you to Randy Fewel, Sydney Friedenberg, Judy Young, Melinda Mayfield, Terri Yi and anyone else that handed out the bling, helped with the decor and card signatures.  Thanks, Jim Takasugi, for organizing us for a picture.  Our ride leaders were Ron Mitchell, Ken Goldman and first-time sweep Debbie Frederick.  Becky Smith picked up the cake and Judy and Steve Young left the ride early to head back to help with last minute details at Don Edward.  Lots of people brought their lunches and we enjoyed some time catching up in the amphitheatre and singing HBD.  I heard there was a math discussion regarding cake cutting (Bob Miller, Jim T. and Steve Young) in the pavilion and it worked out great as Walt had some leftover cake to take home. The decorations and tablecloths in the pavilion where we had our cake, added to the festivities.  Thanks to all for helping to clean up. Thank you to our FFBC members Julie Hampton (VS) and Nancy Ung (Grizzly Peak) for getting the ride posting out to their other clubs; I'd appreciate it if you could forward this message to your email lists too.  We had a great turnout.  Thanks in advance to Robin since she has to input all those names!

The fun continued at the Tour de Fuzz.  We had a great time getting together on Friday night, on the Fuzz ride (beautiful day, nice weather and air quality), eating, singing and dancing at the BBQ and more eating and drinking at the Best Western after party potluck.  A HUGE thank you to Red Shoe James (Wedewer) for taking over the pizza guru position when Julie Gilson couldn't attend.  

Of course the week of Walt is more like the month or two of Walt... His daughter, Gail, is hosting a Zoom birthday party on Sunday September 25, 2PM.  Please see Gail's message below the pictures.

Lori Sommer


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The 7:45AM picture takers!


Hi guys, 
Walt's 90th Virtual bday party is not far away.   We'd love for you to share a video bday greeting with Walt.   If you have any troubles, contact Gail at gailbrisco@....

Plz follow this link and it will open an app that will help you easily create a video clip for Walt.   Plz try to complete your video by the 20th,     - MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from "app.memento.com" claiming to be  https://app.memento.com/walt-thomas-90th-birthday-video/HcNC_noEX/record

PS   If you haven't rsvp'd yet plz follow this link and let us you're attending the Virtual bday party on the 25th - 


Re: Thank You! Thank you!

Jan Leimert
 

Thanks YOU, Lori, for being instrumental in making it all happen!


On Sep 15, 2021, at 3:54 PM, Lori Sommer <lorimsommer@...> wrote:


Hello FFBC Friends,

The "week" of celebrating Walt was a great success!  Of course, it only happens when we all come together.  I'd like to take time to thank everyone that showed up and helped.  
If you have time (or interest 🤗) to read, the details are below.

We started Thursday with 58 riders joining the rolling bike party.  Thank you Becky Smith for sending a sash and all the fun party beads and buttons to add to the curling ribbon and party hat helmet decorations.  Thank you to Randy Fewel, Sydney Friedenberg, Judy Young, Melinda Mayfield, Terri Yi and anyone else that handed out the bling, helped with the decor and card signatures.  Thanks, Jim Takasugi, for organizing us for a picture.  Our ride leaders were Ron Mitchell, Ken Goldman and first-time sweep Debbie Frederick.  Becky Smith picked up the cake and Judy and Steve Young left the ride early to head back to help with last minute details at Don Edward.  Lots of people brought their lunches and we enjoyed some time catching up in the amphitheatre and singing HBD.  I heard there was a math discussion regarding cake cutting (Bob Miller, Jim T. and Steve Young) in the pavilion and it worked out great as Walt had some leftover cake to take home. The decorations and tablecloths in the pavilion where we had our cake, added to the festivities.  Thanks to all for helping to clean up. Thank you to our FFBC members Julie Hampton (VS) and Nancy Ung (Grizzly Peak) for getting the ride posting out to their other clubs; I'd appreciate it if you could forward this message to your email lists too.  We had a great turnout.  Thanks in advance to Robin since she has to input all those names!

The fun continued at the Tour de Fuzz.  We had a great time getting together on Friday night, on the Fuzz ride (beautiful day, nice weather and air quality), eating, singing and dancing at the BBQ and more eating and drinking at the Best Western after party potluck.  A HUGE thank you to Red Shoe James (Wedewer) for taking over the pizza guru position when Julie Gilson couldn't attend.  

Of course the week of Walt is more like the month or two of Walt... His daughter, Gail, is hosting a Zoom birthday party on Sunday September 25, 2PM.  Please see Gail's message below the pictures.

Lori Sommer


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The 7:45AM picture takers!


Hi guys, 
Walt's 90th Virtual bday party is not far away.   We'd love for you to share a video bday greeting with Walt.   If you have any troubles, contact Gail at gailbrisco@....

Plz follow this link and it will open an app that will help you easily create a video clip for Walt.   Plz try to complete your video by the 20th,     -  https://app.memento.com/walt-thomas-90th-birthday-video/HcNC_noEX/record

PS   If you haven't rsvp'd yet plz follow this link and let us you're attending the Virtual bday party on the 25th - 


Re: TMCR

Randy Fewel
 

Animals backward is "Slamina"!  😁
Randy

On 09/15/2021 4:03 PM Lori Sommer <lorimsommer@...> wrote:


Hi,
Tomorrow we ride!  Same old Animals Backward but with a couple of changes.  We won't be stopping at Chevron or Mission Coffee.  We will pick up riders at Granville and our restroom stop is Old Mission Park then we hit some hills and head to Starbucks at Las Palmas.  You can request to follow me on Apple's Find My App.
Hope to see you!
Lori


Thursday, 16 September
09:00
 Thursday Morning Coffee Ride From Sprouts
WhenThu, 16 September, 09:00 – 13:00
WhereSprouts Farmers Market, 6399 Jarvis Ave, Newark, CA 94560, USA (map)
DescriptionLength: 32.2 miles
Elevation Gain: 1152'
Pace: T, M

The Specific Route for today's ride is: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37411214. Please print the attached route sheet or download the ride.

We will do the usual Animals "Backward" but with a new way home.  

We roll our normal start through Newark and into Fremont with a regroup at Granville to pick up riders. The second regroup will be the at Old Mission Park restrooms.  

As usual we take Hunter to start the Animals.  As we cross Mission, there is an option to turn left instead and head to coffee and skip the rest of the climbing.  There is also an option to remain on Curtner to eliminate the climb on Zapotec.  We will take Mission, Castro, Canyon Heights, have coffee at Starbucks Las Palmas and wind through the neighborhood back to Paseo and take our normal way home along Eggers, etc.

Extreme temperatures, AQI, 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

Riders must follow California and County mask and distancing guidelines (https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/guidance-for-face-coverings.aspx).  Ride leaders are not responsible for enforcing these guidelines.  It is incumbent on riders to follow these guidelines to keep our cycling community safe.


TMCR

Lori Sommer
 

Hi,
Tomorrow we ride!  Same old Animals Backward but with a couple of changes.  We won't be stopping at Chevron or Mission Coffee.  We will pick up riders at Granville and our restroom stop is Old Mission Park then we hit some hills and head to Starbucks at Las Palmas.  You can request to follow me on Apple's Find My App.
Hope to see you!
Lori


Thursday, 16 September
09:00
 Thursday Morning Coffee Ride From Sprouts
WhenThu, 16 September, 09:00 – 13:00
WhereSprouts Farmers Market, 6399 Jarvis Ave, Newark, CA 94560, USA (map)
DescriptionLength: 32.2 miles
Elevation Gain: 1152'
Pace: T, M

The Specific Route for today's ride is: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37411214. Please print the attached route sheet or download the ride.

We will do the usual Animals "Backward" but with a new way home.  

We roll our normal start through Newark and into Fremont with a regroup at Granville to pick up riders. The second regroup will be the at Old Mission Park restrooms.  

As usual we take Hunter to start the Animals.  As we cross Mission, there is an option to turn left instead and head to coffee and skip the rest of the climbing.  There is also an option to remain on Curtner to eliminate the climb on Zapotec.  We will take Mission, Castro, Canyon Heights, have coffee at Starbucks Las Palmas and wind through the neighborhood back to Paseo and take our normal way home along Eggers, etc.

Extreme temperatures, AQI, 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

Riders must follow California and County mask and distancing guidelines (https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/guidance-for-face-coverings.aspx).  Ride leaders are not responsible for enforcing these guidelines.  It is incumbent on riders to follow these guidelines to keep our cycling community safe.


Thank You! Thank you!

Lori Sommer
 

Hello FFBC Friends,

The "week" of celebrating Walt was a great success!  Of course, it only happens when we all come together.  I'd like to take time to thank everyone that showed up and helped.  
If you have time (or interest 🤗) to read, the details are below.

We started Thursday with 58 riders joining the rolling bike party.  Thank you Becky Smith for sending a sash and all the fun party beads and buttons to add to the curling ribbon and party hat helmet decorations.  Thank you to Randy Fewel, Sydney Friedenberg, Judy Young, Melinda Mayfield, Terri Yi and anyone else that handed out the bling, helped with the decor and card signatures.  Thanks, Jim Takasugi, for organizing us for a picture.  Our ride leaders were Ron Mitchell, Ken Goldman and first-time sweep Debbie Frederick.  Becky Smith picked up the cake and Judy and Steve Young left the ride early to head back to help with last minute details at Don Edward.  Lots of people brought their lunches and we enjoyed some time catching up in the amphitheatre and singing HBD.  I heard there was a math discussion regarding cake cutting (Bob Miller, Jim T. and Steve Young) in the pavilion and it worked out great as Walt had some leftover cake to take home. The decorations and tablecloths in the pavilion where we had our cake, added to the festivities.  Thanks to all for helping to clean up. Thank you to our FFBC members Julie Hampton (VS) and Nancy Ung (Grizzly Peak) for getting the ride posting out to their other clubs; I'd appreciate it if you could forward this message to your email lists too.  We had a great turnout.  Thanks in advance to Robin since she has to input all those names!

The fun continued at the Tour de Fuzz.  We had a great time getting together on Friday night, on the Fuzz ride (beautiful day, nice weather and air quality), eating, singing and dancing at the BBQ and more eating and drinking at the Best Western after party potluck.  A HUGE thank you to Red Shoe James (Wedewer) for taking over the pizza guru position when Julie Gilson couldn't attend.  

Of course the week of Walt is more like the month or two of Walt... His daughter, Gail, is hosting a Zoom birthday party on Sunday September 25, 2PM.  Please see Gail's message below the pictures.

Lori Sommer


IMG_6694.jpeg


IMG_0486.jpeg
The 7:45AM picture takers!


Hi guys, 
Walt's 90th Virtual bday party is not far away.   We'd love for you to share a video bday greeting with Walt.   If you have any troubles, contact Gail at gailbrisco@....

Plz follow this link and it will open an app that will help you easily create a video clip for Walt.   Plz try to complete your video by the 20th,     -  https://app.memento.com/walt-thomas-90th-birthday-video/HcNC_noEX/record

PS   If you haven't rsvp'd yet plz follow this link and let us you're attending the Virtual bday party on the 25th - 


Short Notice ride invitation for Friday Sept 17 (Hills, but at T pace)

Debbie Frederick
 

Hello, all,

(this may be the more appropriate email list?):

 

I am hoping to find one, or some, who would like to do a hilly (“4”),  but T-pace, ride this Friday, Sept 17. I cannot ride this weekend, & am doing the Mt Diablo Challenge event on Oct 3.

 

Your hills or mine! Maybe up & down both sides of Palomares Rd?  (That’s about 24+ miles if we start in Niles, & ~2000 ft elevation gain.)  Or ~2/3’s of Mines Rd? (tho, even w/a cooling trend starting, Livermore is predicted to be about 86 degrees.) Or any good hills you would like, ~30-40 miles, ~2,000 to 3,000 ft elevation gain. We can always do part, most, or all of Mt D if you like!! (But not Mt Hamilton - too windy a descent).

 

I can get it listed, I believe, as a club ride, but need one other ‘anchor” person to commit (tho, not needed as “ride leader”). 

 

Anyone?

 

J Debbie Frederick

debbie254@...; cell 510 882-1500


9/13 MMRR route

mbrasseur00
 

The route/coffee stop for September 13th MMRR will be to Panera at 1st Street. Please see the rdewithgps route in the ride calendar listing.

See you in the morning,
Mike and Louis

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