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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


Re: This Saturday B pace Show and Go on 9/11/21

Emil Praun <epraun@...>
 

Great riding with you, Aaron!
Thanks for the picture!

From: info@ffbc.groups.io <info@ffbc.groups.io> on behalf of Raymond Nieh <rt.nieh@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2021 1:48 PM
To: Aaron Chen <qnzaaron@...>
Cc: Info From FFBC <info@ffbc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [public info] This Saturday B pace Show and Go on 9/11/21
 
Aaron,
Nice pics.  
Thanks!
Raymond


From: Aaron Chen <qnzaaron@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2021 1:32:20 PM
To: Raymond Nieh <rt.nieh@...>
Cc: Info From FFBC <info@ffbc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [public info] This Saturday B pace Show and Go on 9/11/21
 


On Thu, Sep 9, 2021 at 4:10 PM Raymond Nieh <rt.nieh@...> wrote:

Hi B Riders,

 

For this Show and Go, how about we ride this route: Sprout-Sandhill-Alpine (to the end)-Portola-Mountain Home-Canada-Jefferson-back to Sprout? +/- 53 miles and 2500 ft climbing

 

Meet at Sprout/Newark at 8:30am. 

 

Let me know if anyone is interested to join. 

 

Thanks!

 

Raymond

 

 

--
-Aaron
 
 


Re: This Saturday B pace Show and Go on 9/11/21

Raymond Nieh
 

Aaron,
Nice pics.  
Thanks!
Raymond


From: Aaron Chen <qnzaaron@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2021 1:32:20 PM
To: Raymond Nieh <rt.nieh@...>
Cc: Info From FFBC <info@ffbc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [public info] This Saturday B pace Show and Go on 9/11/21
 


On Thu, Sep 9, 2021 at 4:10 PM Raymond Nieh <rt.nieh@...> wrote:

Hi B Riders,

 

For this Show and Go, how about we ride this route: Sprout-Sandhill-Alpine (to the end)-Portola-Mountain Home-Canada-Jefferson-back to Sprout? +/- 53 miles and 2500 ft climbing

 

Meet at Sprout/Newark at 8:30am. 

 

Let me know if anyone is interested to join. 

 

Thanks!

 

Raymond

 

 

--
-Aaron
 
 


Re: This Saturday B pace Show and Go on 9/11/21

qnzaaron@...
 



On Thu, Sep 9, 2021 at 4:10 PM Raymond Nieh <rt.nieh@...> wrote:

Hi B Riders,

 

For this Show and Go, how about we ride this route: Sprout-Sandhill-Alpine (to the end)-Portola-Mountain Home-Canada-Jefferson-back to Sprout? +/- 53 miles and 2500 ft climbing

 

Meet at Sprout/Newark at 8:30am. 

 

Let me know if anyone is interested to join. 

 

Thanks!

 

Raymond

 

 

--
-Aaron
 
 


2nd Saturday of the Month Ride - M Pace

mbrasseur00
 

This month Louis and will lead a ride across the Dumbarton Bridge and up to the end of Alpine Road and then down Alpine to Willowbrook to Portola/Sand Hill Roads with a coffee/snack break at Woodside Bakery in the Sharon Park shopping center before heading back over the Dumbarton Bridge. Bring $$ for snacks/lunch.

We are requiring all riders to be fully vaccinated.

This is a M paced ride. 

Meet in the Newark Sprouts parking lot at 8:30 am for an 8:45 am start. 

RideWithGPS:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36688774.  Please print 
your own cue sheet (attached) as ride leaders will not have any copies.  

See you Saturday,
Mike and Louis


This Saturday B pace Show and Go on 9/11/21

Raymond Nieh
 

Hi B Riders,

 

For this Show and Go, how about we ride this route: Sprout-Sandhill-Alpine (to the end)-Portola-Mountain Home-Canada-Jefferson-back to Sprout? +/- 53 miles and 2500 ft climbing

 

Meet at Sprout/Newark at 8:30am. 

 

Let me know if anyone is interested to join. 

 

Thanks!

 

Raymond

 

 


Re: How do you like Hydration Packs?

Maureen O&#39;Boyle
 

I have used camelback for decades. I only fill 20 0z for shorter rides.  Nice because I'm not nimble enough to drink from bottles while riding.

If you have back issues you can fill it up halfway, bring bottles and refill mid ride if you need more

I keep empty bladders in freezer between uses so no mold..rinse and freeze and nothing but water goes in the camelback. 

Yes it can get hot...but I have a pretty small pack...and I try not to overpack



Sent from my T-Mobile 5G Device


-------- Original message --------
From: mdavis94536 <mark@...>
Date: 9/9/21 2:11 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: sparkette14@...
Cc: Vinnie Bacon <vbacon@...>, Marie Hughes <macmadame@...>, Allen Levin <allenrlevin@...>, ffbc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [public info] How do you like Hydration Packs?

I use a Camelbak that I've had for ages, but I really like it.  I don't find it uncomfortable at all; I don't think it would limit the distance or time I could ride in a day at all.

On Thu, Sep 9, 2021 at 2:09 PM Melia Sakimura via groups.io <sparkette14=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have an osprey Katari. I really like it but it does make my back sweaty. It doesn’t make me tired and I’ve ridden up to 7 hours with it on. I prefer it over bottles. I still need somewhere to keep tools, money, snacks, stuff in. Until I find a frame bag I like I’ll probably keep using my water pouch.


On Sep 9, 2021, at 2:00 PM, Vinnie Bacon <vbacon@...> wrote:

I also have a 40 oz Camelback. I have no problem with it. On hotter days I put it in the freezer a few hours before I ride. Works very well. :)

Vinnie

On Sep 9, 2021, at 13:45, Marie Hughes <macmadame@...> wrote:

I have a Camelback. It holds 40 oz of liquid. It does make my back sweaty and also it hurts my back because of how heavy 40 oz of water is I don’t remember when my back started hurting, maybe after the 20 mile mark?

On Sep 9, 2021, at 11:09 AM, Allen Levin <allenrlevin@...> wrote:

What do you use?
Size?
Does it make your back sweaty?
Does it make your back, neck or arms tired?
What is the maximum number of  hours have you ridden with one, comfortably?


Thanks



--
Mark


Re: How do you like Hydration Packs?

mdavis94536
 

I use a Camelbak that I've had for ages, but I really like it.  I don't find it uncomfortable at all; I don't think it would limit the distance or time I could ride in a day at all.


On Thu, Sep 9, 2021 at 2:09 PM Melia Sakimura via groups.io <sparkette14=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have an osprey Katari. I really like it but it does make my back sweaty. It doesn’t make me tired and I’ve ridden up to 7 hours with it on. I prefer it over bottles. I still need somewhere to keep tools, money, snacks, stuff in. Until I find a frame bag I like I’ll probably keep using my water pouch.


On Sep 9, 2021, at 2:00 PM, Vinnie Bacon <vbacon@...> wrote:

I also have a 40 oz Camelback. I have no problem with it. On hotter days I put it in the freezer a few hours before I ride. Works very well. :)

Vinnie

On Sep 9, 2021, at 13:45, Marie Hughes <macmadame@...> wrote:

I have a Camelback. It holds 40 oz of liquid. It does make my back sweaty and also it hurts my back because of how heavy 40 oz of water is I don’t remember when my back started hurting, maybe after the 20 mile mark?

On Sep 9, 2021, at 11:09 AM, Allen Levin <allenrlevin@...> wrote:

What do you use?
Size?
Does it make your back sweaty?
Does it make your back, neck or arms tired?
What is the maximum number of  hours have you ridden with one, comfortably?


Thanks



--
Mark


Re: How do you like Hydration Packs?

Melia Sakimura
 

I have an osprey Katari. I really like it but it does make my back sweaty. It doesn’t make me tired and I’ve ridden up to 7 hours with it on. I prefer it over bottles. I still need somewhere to keep tools, money, snacks, stuff in. Until I find a frame bag I like I’ll probably keep using my water pouch.


On Sep 9, 2021, at 2:00 PM, Vinnie Bacon <vbacon@...> wrote:

I also have a 40 oz Camelback. I have no problem with it. On hotter days I put it in the freezer a few hours before I ride. Works very well. :)

Vinnie

On Sep 9, 2021, at 13:45, Marie Hughes <macmadame@...> wrote:

I have a Camelback. It holds 40 oz of liquid. It does make my back sweaty and also it hurts my back because of how heavy 40 oz of water is I don’t remember when my back started hurting, maybe after the 20 mile mark?

On Sep 9, 2021, at 11:09 AM, Allen Levin <allenrlevin@...> wrote:

What do you use?
Size?
Does it make your back sweaty?
Does it make your back, neck or arms tired?
What is the maximum number of  hours have you ridden with one, comfortably?


Thanks


Re: How do you like Hydration Packs?

Vinnie Bacon
 

I also have a 40 oz Camelback. I have no problem with it. On hotter days I put it in the freezer a few hours before I ride. Works very well. :)

Vinnie

On Sep 9, 2021, at 13:45, Marie Hughes <macmadame@...> wrote:

I have a Camelback. It holds 40 oz of liquid. It does make my back sweaty and also it hurts my back because of how heavy 40 oz of water is I don’t remember when my back started hurting, maybe after the 20 mile mark?

On Sep 9, 2021, at 11:09 AM, Allen Levin <allenrlevin@...> wrote:

What do you use?
Size?
Does it make your back sweaty?
Does it make your back, neck or arms tired?
What is the maximum number of  hours have you ridden with one, comfortably?


Thanks


Re: How do you like Hydration Packs?

Marie Hughes
 

I have a Camelback. It holds 40 oz of liquid. It does make my back sweaty and also it hurts my back because of how heavy 40 oz of water is I don’t remember when my back started hurting, maybe after the 20 mile mark?

On Sep 9, 2021, at 11:09 AM, Allen Levin <allenrlevin@...> wrote:

What do you use?
Size?
Does it make your back sweaty?
Does it make your back, neck or arms tired?
What is the maximum number of  hours have you ridden with one, comfortably?


Thanks


Re: How do you like Hydration Packs?

Kathleen
 

What do you use? Osprey Synchro 12
Size? 12L , max bladder capacity is 3L, i have a 2.5 L Bladder
Does it make your back sweaty? No.  it has a frame that allows air flow
Does it make your back, neck or arms tired? No
What is the maximum number of  hours have you ridden with one, comfortably?  I have ridden up to 5 hours.  Also use it for hiking/travel.  It also has a helmet holder.


From: info@ffbc.groups.io <info@ffbc.groups.io> on behalf of Allen Levin <allenrlevin@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 9, 2021 11:09 AM
To: ffbc@groups.io <ffbc@groups.io>
Subject: [public info] How do you like Hydration Packs?
 
What do you use?
Size?
Does it make your back sweaty?
Does it make your back, neck or arms tired?
What is the maximum number of  hours have you ridden with one, comfortably?


Thanks


How do you like Hydration Packs?

Allen Levin <allenrlevin@...>
 

What do you use?
Size?
Does it make your back sweaty?
Does it make your back, neck or arms tired?
What is the maximum number of  hours have you ridden with one, comfortably?


Thanks


Re: Thursday Morning Coffee Rolling Bike Birthday Party

Lori Sommer
 

I'll have a small table and a huge card too.  We can do it all at the same time?

On Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 6:18 PM Jail Teacher <jailteacher@...> wrote:
Hey, Everyone.  
Before the ride on Thursday, in the parking lot, I'll have Walt's birthday card and bling.  So look for me, Randy. at the beginning of the ride.  We have a card to sign, pins, and happy birthday beads, and mardi-gras beads, and a happy birthday sash for Walt compliments of Becky Smith.

Randy  🍰🎂
On 09/07/2021 3:44 PM Lori Sommer <lorimsommer@...> wrote:


Hello!

I hope you're joining us for the Thursday Morning Coffee Rolling Bike Birthday Party for Walt.  

We meet at 9AM to sign in, decorate helmets and take a group picture and the plan is to roll by 9:30. Since there isn't a coffee stop, we should be back between 11:30AM-12PM.  If you can't make the ride, bring your lunch, have some cake and say hello.  The details are below in the ride post about where to park and meet, before and after the ride. 

I could use a couple of volunteers to help make the event flow smoothly both for the ride and the picnic portion.  

Thanks so much!

Lori


Thursday, 9 September
09:00
 TMCR - Walt Turns 90!
WhenThu, 9 September, 09:00 – 13:30
WhereSan Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 2 Marshlands Rd, Fremont, CA 94555, USA (map)
DescriptionLength: 22.4 miles; 
Elevation Gain: 342 feet;
Pace: T,M

Today we will celebrate our friend Walt turning 90 years old with our annual rolling bike party!  Walt is an amazing person and we are so lucky he continues to drive down to ride with us each Thursday. There will be a few changes this year due to trail construction, safety, covid, and Walt's comfort.  

Here is the route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28516017.  Please download it and pack your cooler.

Here are the plans: 

New this year - bring a cooler with your lunch and cold drinks as we will get together for a picnic after the ride.  

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge is located in Fremont near Highway 84  Use the link above or 2 Marshlands Road, Fremont and ensure your directions are not sending you to the Alviso location.  Please park in the MAIN Upper Parking Lot (left at the stop sign).  

First, sign in (non-FFBC guests fill out and sign the back of the FFBC form), grab a provided route sheet, receive your helmet decor/bling, sign a birthday card,  then ride to the restrooms (located at the Visitor Center, passed on the way in before the stop sign).  Hurry back so we can take a picture for posterity and roll out together.

We will do a 22.4mile ride. First we head to and clockwise around Coyote Hills, which will NOT include Nike this year.  Comfort of Walt, remember?  After a regroup at the Coyote Hills Visitor Center, we will exit the park and loop around Fremont with a stop at Quarry Lakes regional Park before heading back to the start.  Unfortunately, since we are such a big group, there will be no coffee stop on this ride so please bring enough water and a snack if you like. There will be lots of regroups and no one will be left behind and there will be CAKE at the end.

After the ride, grab your lunch/drink and walk/ride down to the Newark Slough Learning Center (no cars allowed).  The easiest way to access the location is to go to the stop sign, make a left down Marshlands Road, pass a couple of parking spaces on the left side and on the left, you'll see the paved path down to the outdoor amphitheater and covered pavilion.  We will sing happy birthday to Walt, have some cake, eat our lunch and socialize.  

If you aren't riding, we'd still love to have you join us for the celebration. I'm estimating we would get back to the park at 11:30AM but that is just a guess!  You never know what can happen on a ride.  Please let me know you are coming and you can request to follow me using Find My app on the Apple phone; just send me a text the night before or before 8AM.

This ride is being co-listed with Valley Spokesmen and Grizzly Peak.

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




Extreme temperatures, 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

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.


Re: Thursday Morning Coffee Rolling Bike Birthday Party

Randy Fewel
 

Hey, Everyone.  
Before the ride on Thursday, in the parking lot, I'll have Walt's birthday card and bling.  So look for me, Randy. at the beginning of the ride.  We have a card to sign, pins, and happy birthday beads, and mardi-gras beads, and a happy birthday sash for Walt compliments of Becky Smith.

Randy  🍰🎂

On 09/07/2021 3:44 PM Lori Sommer <lorimsommer@...> wrote:


Hello!

I hope you're joining us for the Thursday Morning Coffee Rolling Bike Birthday Party for Walt.  

We meet at 9AM to sign in, decorate helmets and take a group picture and the plan is to roll by 9:30. Since there isn't a coffee stop, we should be back between 11:30AM-12PM.  If you can't make the ride, bring your lunch, have some cake and say hello.  The details are below in the ride post about where to park and meet, before and after the ride. 

I could use a couple of volunteers to help make the event flow smoothly both for the ride and the picnic portion.  

Thanks so much!

Lori


Thursday, 9 September
09:00
 TMCR - Walt Turns 90!
WhenThu, 9 September, 09:00 – 13:30
WhereSan Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 2 Marshlands Rd, Fremont, CA 94555, USA (map)
DescriptionLength: 22.4 miles; 
Elevation Gain: 342 feet;
Pace: T,M

Today we will celebrate our friend Walt turning 90 years old with our annual rolling bike party!  Walt is an amazing person and we are so lucky he continues to drive down to ride with us each Thursday. There will be a few changes this year due to trail construction, safety, covid, and Walt's comfort.  

Here is the route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28516017.  Please download it and pack your cooler.

Here are the plans: 

New this year - bring a cooler with your lunch and cold drinks as we will get together for a picnic after the ride.  

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge is located in Fremont near Highway 84  Use the link above or 2 Marshlands Road, Fremont and ensure your directions are not sending you to the Alviso location.  Please park in the MAIN Upper Parking Lot (left at the stop sign).  

First, sign in (non-FFBC guests fill out and sign the back of the FFBC form), grab a provided route sheet, receive your helmet decor/bling, sign a birthday card,  then ride to the restrooms (located at the Visitor Center, passed on the way in before the stop sign).  Hurry back so we can take a picture for posterity and roll out together.

We will do a 22.4mile ride. First we head to and clockwise around Coyote Hills, which will NOT include Nike this year.  Comfort of Walt, remember?  After a regroup at the Coyote Hills Visitor Center, we will exit the park and loop around Fremont with a stop at Quarry Lakes regional Park before heading back to the start.  Unfortunately, since we are such a big group, there will be no coffee stop on this ride so please bring enough water and a snack if you like. There will be lots of regroups and no one will be left behind and there will be CAKE at the end.

After the ride, grab your lunch/drink and walk/ride down to the Newark Slough Learning Center (no cars allowed).  The easiest way to access the location is to go to the stop sign, make a left down Marshlands Road, pass a couple of parking spaces on the left side and on the left, you'll see the paved path down to the outdoor amphitheater and covered pavilion.  We will sing happy birthday to Walt, have some cake, eat our lunch and socialize.  

If you aren't riding, we'd still love to have you join us for the celebration. I'm estimating we would get back to the park at 11:30AM but that is just a guess!  You never know what can happen on a ride.  Please let me know you are coming and you can request to follow me using Find My app on the Apple phone; just send me a text the night before or before 8AM.

This ride is being co-listed with Valley Spokesmen and Grizzly Peak.

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




Extreme temperatures, 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

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.

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