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TMCR- 9AM Start

Lori Sommer
 

Hello Thursday Morning Coffee Riders,
Tomorrow we are back to our 9AM start.  Hope to see you tomorrow!
Lori

Thursday, 2 September
09:00
 Thursday Morning Coffee Ride - REI to Alum Rock with Shortcuts!
WhenThu, 2 September, 09:00 – 13:00
WhereREI, 43962 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538, USA (map)
DescriptionLength: 34 miles (with shortcuts of -17mi, -7mi, -5mi, -3mi) Terrain: 2, 3; Pace: T, M Note the later start!! Since REI isn't open, please use the facilities at Starbucks or wait until we reach the more familiar Jose Higuera Adobe in Milpitas.  We are riding to Alum Rock along the beautiful foothills. This is a route with lots of flexibility -  to push yourself or take it easy and stretch your legs - whichever you like. I've updated the regroup point to Jose Higuera Adobe at mile 6.  Take Shortcut 1 directly to coffee and cut your mileage by 17.  Shortcut 2 cuts out 7 miles if you choose to ride to the park entrance (restrooms) then turn around..  Or you may go directly to the set of restrooms at the Youth Center and cut out 5 miles and significant climbing using Shortcut 3.  You may continue on the route, decide to skip Miguelito and only do Inspiration Loop (Shortcut 4, -3miles) or you may be in great shape and do the whole 34miles!  Please review the route sheet in advance and be prepared to follow your plan as I won't be chasing anyone down.  Better yet, find a friend with the same plan and stick together. Let me know if you have any questions. No one left behind. If you are a slow climber like me, but want to do climbing, consider turning around when you see the faster riders returning OR bring yourself to coffee on your own.  We will have lunch at Starbucks/Noah's Bagels ($) before heading back on a flat route, with no regroups.  Here's the route:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36345433 Please print the attached cue sheet and put my cell number in your phone in advance.   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 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.


Monday's MMRR is ON

Robert Tashjian
 

Recovering Riders,

 

I am leading the ride this week. This Monday’s Monday Morning Recovery Ride will go to Panera N First St, San Jose. Meet across from Isherwood staging at 8:30 for an 8:45 start, usual pickup points. We are no longer using the bathrooms at the Chevron station. If you are meeting us at the Chevron station, we will pick you up rolling by and sign you in either across Paseo Padre from the bathrooms at Lake Elizabeth, or at the meet/regroup at Paseo/S Grimmer.

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35929782

 

Your Recovering Ride Leader,

Rob

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Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 


Adventure Ride-Gizdich Ranch is ON

Ken Goldman
 

The ride is on.  Air quality is excellent for the Seascape and Watsonville area.

0-50: Air quality is considered satisfactory, and air pollution poses no risk.
Ken


On Aug 28, 2021, at 2:18 PM, Ken Goldman <ken.goldman@...> wrote:

Current air quality in Seascape and Watsonville is excellent and it should stay about the same or improve slightly by tomorrow.

David and I are watching it closely and will send out an email about the ride by 6:30 tomorrow morning. As things stand now, I would expect the ride will take place.

Ken


Re: [member discussion] [public info] Adventure Ride-Gizdich Ranch

James
 

Well that went fast. My carpool is full. See you in Aptos in the morning.

On Aug 28, 2021 6:37 PM, James <james@...> wrote:
I'm coming out from San Ramon and have room for at least one other person if I can pick you up close to 680.

Vaccinated and free of any potential symptoms please (I am the same).

JamesW
Cell# 408-409-4040


On Aug 28, 2021 3:35 PM, David Walker <dbwalker0min@...> wrote:
The weather looks excellent as well.



David



Re: [member discussion] [public info] Adventure Ride-Gizdich Ranch

James
 

I'm coming out from San Ramon and have room for at least one other person if I can pick you up close to 680.

Vaccinated and free of any potential symptoms please (I am the same).

JamesW
Cell# 408-409-4040


On Aug 28, 2021 3:35 PM, David Walker <dbwalker0min@...> wrote:
The weather looks excellent as well.



David


Re: Adventure Ride-Gizdich Ranch

David Walker
 

The weather looks excellent as well.



David


Adventure Ride-Gizdich Ranch

Ken Goldman
 

Current air quality in Seascape and Watsonville is excellent and it should stay about the same or improve slightly by tomorrow.

David and I are watching it closely and will send out an email about the ride by 6:30 tomorrow morning. As things stand now, I would expect the ride will take place.

Ken


Re: The Last Brew

Robert Tashjian
 

Air Quality has turned to pthtttpp in the last hour or so, to unhealthy for sensitive groups. It looks worse than that. We’ll still be there at 5:45 with sign-in sheets, but the ride is cancelled and is now a show & go. Come on out, and join us, have some snacks and a beer to cry in over not riding.

 

Rob

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Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 

From: info@ffbc.groups.io <info@ffbc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Tashjian
Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2021 9:17 PM
To: info@ffbc.groups.io
Subject: [public info] The Last Brew

 

Das Brewsters,

 

This Friday is the last FFBC Das Brew Ride of the Summer. Come out and ride with us, or simply meet up with us after the ride for a cold one and snacks with your convivial bike buddies. We’ll meet at 5:45pm for a 6:00pm departure, back between 7 and 7:30 to start the final festivities, going until 8:30 or 9.  It’s looking to be warm on Friday, so it should be really pleasant out on the Das Brew ‘Al Fresco’ area. Right now the air quality is predicted to be in the good to low moderate range. There is a choice of two routes

 

“Right Turn Clyde”, which is a flatter (cooler) route (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27922960)

or

“Hills Backwards” which is a more challenging (much warmer) route (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27922999)

 

The choice is yours. Please print your own cuesheet or load the route on your gps. Should the weather or air quality take a significant turn for the worse, we’ll still be at Das Brew at 5:45 to mourn our inability to ride (eg., crying into our beers and feasting on snacks).

 

If you are not riding, or new to the club and want to meet some members, come on down to Das Brew around 7 or 7:30 and join us for the post ride festivities!

 

Rob

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Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 


Mark your calendars - Walt's 3 Celebrations

Lori Sommer
 

And so it begins...Celebrating our friend Walt as he turns 90!

First, the FFBC ride calendar has been updated with our TMCR rolling birthday bike party on Thursday, September 9, 9AM - a short ride with a picnic and cake to follow.  Non-riders welcome!

Second, so far we have about 58 FFBC people (or their associates) signed up for the Tour de Fuzz event.  Please do me a favor and update your plans on the spreadsheet about your ride distance, plans to join Friday/Saturday night, potluck or pizza.  Reply (to me only) if you need the link or give me your info and I can fill it out for you.  

Third, below this message is an invitation from Walt's daughter, Gail, to a Zoom Party on Saturday September 25th. She asked me to get it out to the bike community so please spread the word to your other clubs.

I hope you can join in the fun,

Lori Sommer





Hi ya..

Gail Thomas Brisco here, sending you a personal invitation to Walt's 90th Bday Party 

We were gonna try to do a live party this year to celebrate this big milestone day, but apparently, Delta had other plans.  So we're inviting you to join us on a virtual celebration with Walt on Sat Sept 25h at 2p pt.  The plus side to an online party is all you folks who don't live in the Bay Area get to celebrate along with Walt also!!!!!  

Plz come ready with your favorite Walt story to share (Where ya met, something funny that happened etc)

If you'd like to send a personal video greeting plz send it to Gail by Sept 20th.  We'll include it in part of the party. Use email indicated below to submit your video greeting

If you would do us a solid and RSVP via the  RSVP link below.  We'd appreciate it. 

all the pertinent info is right below here.  See ya on Sept 25th.  




TL:DR
Date: Sept 25th 2pm PT
Video Submissions:  gailbrisco@...
Questions:  Gail 424 232 1313


The Last Brew

Robert Tashjian
 

Das Brewsters,

 

This Friday is the last FFBC Das Brew Ride of the Summer. Come out and ride with us, or simply meet up with us after the ride for a cold one and snacks with your convivial bike buddies. We’ll meet at 5:45pm for a 6:00pm departure, back between 7 and 7:30 to start the final festivities, going until 8:30 or 9.  It’s looking to be warm on Friday, so it should be really pleasant out on the Das Brew ‘Al Fresco’ area. Right now the air quality is predicted to be in the good to low moderate range. There is a choice of two routes

 

“Right Turn Clyde”, which is a flatter (cooler) route (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27922960)

or

“Hills Backwards” which is a more challenging (much warmer) route (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27922999)

 

The choice is yours. Please print your own cuesheet or load the route on your gps. Should the weather or air quality take a significant turn for the worse, we’ll still be at Das Brew at 5:45 to mourn our inability to ride (eg., crying into our beers and feasting on snacks).

 

If you are not riding, or new to the club and want to meet some members, come on down to Das Brew around 7 or 7:30 and join us for the post ride festivities!

 

Rob

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Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 


Re: Tour de Fuzz reservation

Lilit Minasyan <lilushik73@...>
 

Thank you, everybody,
It was sold out!
Have a fun and safe ride!

On Monday, August 23, 2021, 04:23:06 PM PDT, Lilit Minasyan <lilushik73@...> wrote:


Hi FFBC members,
I can make it this year so if someone is interested I am selling my reservation and willing to pay a 15 $ transfer fee.

I have a 100-mile ride with the BBQ, and also the king and queen challenge.
I paid 124 $ and will sell it for 85$.
Please let me know if someone is interested.
Thank you,
Lilit


Tour de Fuzz reservation

Lilit Minasyan <lilushik73@...>
 

Hi FFBC members,
I can make it this year so if someone is interested I am selling my reservation and willing to pay a 15 $ transfer fee.

I have a 100-mile ride with the BBQ, and also the king and queen challenge.
I paid 124 $ and will sell it for 85$.
Please let me know if someone is interested.
Thank you,
Lilit


Redwood Canyon Golf Course to Moraga to Redwood Road.

paul marty
 

Please join us Saturday August 28 for our Redwood 
Canyon Golf Course to Moraga to Redwood Road 
ride. Directions and parking info is on the ride calendar. Meet at 8:00 for a 8:15 start.
We will stop at Starbucks for coffee at the Rossmoor Shopping Center.
Please download the Ride With GPS route or print out your own copy of the Route.
Please contact me to reserve a spot; but is not mandatory.
Paul Marty
(510) 378-0708
paulmarty2@...
Thanks


MMRR if ON!

Robert Tashjian
 

Weather is cool and the AQI looks as good as it has in a couple of weeks. MMRR is on, classic route:

              https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31759143

 

Rob

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Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 


Monday Morning Recovery Ride

Robert Tashjian
 

Monday Morning Recover’ers,

 

I will be leading the ride this Monday, Aug 23. We will recover on the tried and true recovery route with coffee at Panera, Pacific Commons. Meet across from Isherwood Staging Area at 8:30 for an 8:45 roll. Usual pickups at Paseo/Stevenson Chevron and at Paseo/Grimmer. As a reminder, we’re back in pre-pandemonium mode, so arrive early if you’re meeting at one of the pickup points. We’ll stop at the pickup points only long enough to sign in anyone there, then roll.

 

Hope to see you there,

Rob

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Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 


Schedule Change

Ken Goldman
 

After getting rained out yesterday (yes, really) we have rescheduled the Adventure Ride-Gizdich Ranch for next Sunday and we have moved the start time back to 9:30 to give folks more time to get there.

Thank you to all the hardy cyclists that showed up, now let’s do it again.

Ken


Das Brew ride cancelled tonight

Robert Tashjian
 

Das Brewsters,

 

The air quality is deteriorating and projected to head upwards around 100, so I’m calling off the ride. It’s now a show & go, per club rules. Diana & I will be at Das Brew at 6(ish) for a beer to cry in and hopefully some FFBC company to share our pain.

 

Rob

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Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 


Das Brew Ride #3

Robert Tashjian
 

Das Brew Riders,

 

It looks like the air quality will be in the moderate range tomorrow, so the ride, for now, is on. The ride is an easy ride around central Fremont, called “Right Hand Clyde”, consisting of all right hand turns. The RWGPS route is here:

              https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27922960

 

I’ll make the final call by 3pm Friday as to whether the FriYay! Das Brew ride is on. Assuming the ride is on, we’ll meet at 5:45 for a 6pm ride time.

 

As always, if you can’t make the ride, please join us for the after ride festivities, snacks & beer. We should return to Das Brew between 7:00 and 7:30pm. If the ride is cancelled, Diana and I will still be there by 7pm to cry in our beer about not riding.

 

Rob

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Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 


Re: Adventure Ride-Gizdich Ranch

David Walker
 

And just a reminder for everybody, this is not a “no drop” ride. From the ride description on the web site:

Riders of all abilities are welcome, but if you are a slower cyclist you should not expect the group to wait more than ten minutes for you. Every rider should be self-sufficient and be prepared to self-navigate the route.

We’ll wait about 10 minutes from the median speed. I just wanted to make sure everyone knew this beforehand.

It’s a great route and (hopefully) better air quality on the coast. Make certain that you check the info groups.io mail list before departing for Seaside. If the air quality worsens and we need to cancel the ride, the notice will be there.

Hope to see y’all Saturday!

David Walker



On Thu, Aug 19 2021 at 16:10, Ken Goldman <ken.goldman@...> wrote:

Here is a fun and interesting ride for Saturday which includes a chance to have fresh made pie with your lunch.

We suggest you park on Seascape Blvd. near Racquet Landing. Seascape Village Plaza has requested that cyclists not park in their lot. The parking lot for Seascape Sports Club is not a public lot.

We will do the ride sign-in in the Seascape Village parking lot alongside Racquet Landing. We will be close to the restrooms. After you unload your bike, ride over there to sign-in and hear David’s preride speech.

9:00am
 Adventure Ride-Gizdich Ranch
WhenSat, 21 August, 9am – 1pm
WhereSeascape Blvd and Racquet Landing in Seascape Village, Rio Del Mar (map)
DescriptionLength: 40 miles; Elevation: 2300 feet;
Terrain: 3 Pace: T,M

Description: Join David and Ken for a pleasant ride from the beach to Gizdich Ranch ( www.gizdich-ranch.com/pie-shop-deli ) for lunch and/or fresh fruit (Olalliebery?) pie. Recent article about Gizdich:
https://www.sfgate.com/travel/article/Gizdich-Ranch-farm-fruit-pie-California-summer-16390614.php?IPID=SFGate-HP-CP-Spotlight
We'll make a quick stop at the U.S. Palo Alto concrete ship at it's pier before heading inland to get our fruit pie. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Palo_Alto

Please print out your own route sheet or load the route onto your GPS or phone.

Riders of all abilities are welcome, but if you are a slower cyclist you should not expect the group to wait more than ten minutes for you. Every rider should be self-sufficient and be prepared to self-navigate the route.

Route sheet is attached.

RidewithGPS URL: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37025375?beta=false

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" 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. Note ride end time is a rough estimate.

 Ken Goldman ken.goldman@comcast.net 510-378-5027
 David Walker dbwalker0min@gmail.com 510-468-4454





Ken


Adventure Ride-Gizdich Ranch

Ken Goldman
 

Here is a fun and interesting ride for Saturday which includes a chance to have fresh made pie with your lunch.

We suggest you park on Seascape Blvd. near Racquet Landing. Seascape Village Plaza has requested that cyclists not park in their lot. The parking lot for Seascape Sports Club is not a public lot.

We will do the ride sign-in in the Seascape Village parking lot alongside Racquet Landing. We will be close to the restrooms. After you unload your bike, ride over there to sign-in and hear David’s preride speech.

9:00am
 Adventure Ride-Gizdich Ranch
WhenSat, 21 August, 9am – 1pm
WhereSeascape Blvd and Racquet Landing in Seascape Village, Rio Del Mar (map)
DescriptionLength: 40 miles; Elevation: 2300 feet;
Terrain: 3 Pace: T,M

Description: Join David and Ken for a pleasant ride from the beach to Gizdich Ranch ( www.gizdich-ranch.com/pie-shop-deli ) for lunch and/or fresh fruit (Olalliebery?) pie. Recent article about Gizdich:
https://www.sfgate.com/travel/article/Gizdich-Ranch-farm-fruit-pie-California-summer-16390614.php?IPID=SFGate-HP-CP-Spotlight
We'll make a quick stop at the U.S. Palo Alto concrete ship at it's pier before heading inland to get our fruit pie. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Palo_Alto

Please print out your own route sheet or load the route onto your GPS or phone.

Riders of all abilities are welcome, but if you are a slower cyclist you should not expect the group to wait more than ten minutes for you. Every rider should be self-sufficient and be prepared to self-navigate the route.

Route sheet is attached.

RidewithGPS URL: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37025375?beta=false

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" 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. Note ride end time is a rough estimate.

 Ken Goldman ken.goldman@comcast.net 510-378-5027
 David Walker dbwalker0min@gmail.com 510-468-4454





Ken

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