Date   
Casa Bella Bistro in Sunol is open !

Joyce
 

Hi
Good news for riders going through Sunol. The Bistro is open. Stephanie the owner of Casa Bella Bistro says “Hi” to the FFBC riders!
Joyce

Zwift Ride Tomorrow Monday 5/24 11 am

Jennifer Reungchai
 

Hi Everyone,

I have created another Zwift event for tomorrow, Monday, at 11 am. I have added everyone on my friends list. If you did not receive an invite and would like to join, please let me know.

Map: Innsbruck
Route: 2018 UCI Worlds Short Lap
Miles: 15.3

See y'all online!

Best Regards,
Jennifer

Zwift Meet up Ride Sun 5/16, 1pm

Jennifer Reungchai
 

Hi All,

Rob and I are riding on Zwift tomorrow at 1 pm. If anyone wants to join please let me know and I will add you to the invite list.

Map: Watopia
Route: Muir and the Mountain
Miles:21.8

Best regards,
Jennifer

Re: Zwift Meet Up FFBC Shelter Ride Series

Randy Fewel
 

Wow. Thanks everyone for all the thoughtful information. REI website, here I come. 
Randy


On May 15, 2020, at 7:38 PM, Abhishek Ratna <abhishekratna@...> wrote:

I Zwift with my iPad too. Does the REI clearance apply to new bikes as well?



On May 15, 2020, at 2:33 PM, rulersakura@... wrote:

Or you can just use an old yoga mat like me. Pic below is my set up. iPad on Zwift. iPhone on Zwift companion app. And wahoo kickr core. Rising desk I found on amazon.  

<image0.jpeg>



On May 15, 2020, at 1:20 PM, Abhishek Ratna <abhishekratna@...> wrote:


Happy owner of a wahoo KOM bundle and the incline simulation rocks. I did read that the elito drive (on the dcrainmaker link shared earlier) is the most accurate for Zwift but the power accuracy on the top end trainers are so close that it won't make a difference.

My advice
1. Wahoos are extremely popular for a reason, things work smoothly out of the box and they run much quieter. I liked that my Kickr came with a 11sp cassette so I didn't have to shop for extras. Also their support is helpful and knowledgeable.
2. You can save quite a bit by not buying the mat, desk, and fan from wahoo. I bought a Blackburn cycling mat for half the cost, an adjustable standing laptop desk from home depot for a sixth of the price and a regular cyclone fan. Savings to the tune of $600. Better to invest that on the Kickr climb IMO

On Fri, May 15, 2020, 1:14 PM Cinnamon Miras <loscanelos3@...> wrote:
Second the Wahoo kicker, easy to put my bike on and off my trainer, ease of use makes the tire wear worth it to me. I also bought mine from REI last year with 15%.

Cinnamon

On Fri, May 15, 2020, 12:41 PM Robert Tashjian <rob@...> wrote:

Ask and ye shall receive:^) This is a very good article on smart trainers

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/10/the-smart-trainer-recommendations-guide-winter-2019-2020.html

 

If you want to ride with any of the online virtual trainers/mmorpg’s (zwift, sufferfest, trainerroad, rouvy, rgt, etc), you will need a ‘smart’ trainer. This puts you up into the $400+ category. The next decision is wheel-on or direct-drive. Wheel-on uses your rear wheel (and wears the rear tire)  - or you have an extra wheel & tire and swap them on you bike. Direct-drive removes the rear wheel, but you have to add (read: buy) an extra cassette to put on the direct-drive trainer. Direct-drive is generally preferable, but adds they start around $800-$900. They are also larger, heavier, and not as easy to store as a wheel-on trainer.

 

I got a wheel-on Wahoo Kickr Snap, which I like a lot, because I didn’t know if I would use it enough to justify the additional $500 for a direct drive and it’s easier to store.

 

REI is having a 20% off one thing sale next week (starting today) and it applies to trainers. I got mine from them.

 

Finally, plan on getting a mat, sweat net, fan, and stack of towels; You will sweat buckets!

 

Rob

---

Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 

From: info@ffbc.groups.io <info@ffbc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Randy Fewel
Sent: Friday, May 15, 2020 12:18 PM
To: Jennifer Reungchai <rulersakura@...>
Cc: Vinh Hoang <vinh4959@...>; Group FFBC <info@ffbc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [public info] Zwift Meet Up FFBC Shelter Ride Series

 

Hey Jennifer,

I think I’ll spend my stimulus check on an indoor trainer. I have no idea what to buy. Got any suggestions?

Randy



On May 14, 2020, at 9:39 PM, Jennifer Reungchai <rulersakura@...> wrote:



Hi Vinh,

 

This is a ride that will be ridden on an App called Zwift. You will need to download the app and make an account. Then you have a little character that rides in the world as you ride your bike on an indoor trainer. I can invite people so that our characters ride together. Do you have an indoor trainer? Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Best regards,

Jennifer

 

On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 9:04 PM Vinh Hoang <vinh4959@...> wrote:

Hi Jennifer,

I am new to Zwift rides.  Is this a virtual ride that we each do on our own?  Do I need to download this software and route in order to ride virtually?
Vinh

 

On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 7:46 PM Jennifer Reungchai <rulersakura@...> wrote:

Hi Everyone!

 

I think Zwift rides are great way for everyone to ride safely together. Let's explore the world of Watopia and climb the volcano together! I will have stick together mode so that no one is left behind. Is anyone available tomorrow at 10AM for an 1 hour ride? If not, please let me know a few times that works. I am also available after 1 pm tomorrow. Please email me your Zwift name so I can add you to the list. Thanks!

 

Ride duration: 1 hour

Location: Watopia Volcano Climb


 

--

Vinh Hoang

C: 510-366-8506

Re: Zwift Meet Up FFBC Shelter Ride Series

Abhishek Ratna
 

I Zwift with my iPad too. Does the REI clearance apply to new bikes as well?



On May 15, 2020, at 2:33 PM, rulersakura@... wrote:

Or you can just use an old yoga mat like me. Pic below is my set up. iPad on Zwift. iPhone on Zwift companion app. And wahoo kickr core. Rising desk I found on amazon.  

<image0.jpeg>



On May 15, 2020, at 1:20 PM, Abhishek Ratna <abhishekratna@...> wrote:


Happy owner of a wahoo KOM bundle and the incline simulation rocks. I did read that the elito drive (on the dcrainmaker link shared earlier) is the most accurate for Zwift but the power accuracy on the top end trainers are so close that it won't make a difference.

My advice
1. Wahoos are extremely popular for a reason, things work smoothly out of the box and they run much quieter. I liked that my Kickr came with a 11sp cassette so I didn't have to shop for extras. Also their support is helpful and knowledgeable.
2. You can save quite a bit by not buying the mat, desk, and fan from wahoo. I bought a Blackburn cycling mat for half the cost, an adjustable standing laptop desk from home depot for a sixth of the price and a regular cyclone fan. Savings to the tune of $600. Better to invest that on the Kickr climb IMO

On Fri, May 15, 2020, 1:14 PM Cinnamon Miras <loscanelos3@...> wrote:
Second the Wahoo kicker, easy to put my bike on and off my trainer, ease of use makes the tire wear worth it to me. I also bought mine from REI last year with 15%.

Cinnamon

On Fri, May 15, 2020, 12:41 PM Robert Tashjian <rob@...> wrote:

Ask and ye shall receive:^) This is a very good article on smart trainers

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/10/the-smart-trainer-recommendations-guide-winter-2019-2020.html

 

If you want to ride with any of the online virtual trainers/mmorpg’s (zwift, sufferfest, trainerroad, rouvy, rgt, etc), you will need a ‘smart’ trainer. This puts you up into the $400+ category. The next decision is wheel-on or direct-drive. Wheel-on uses your rear wheel (and wears the rear tire)  - or you have an extra wheel & tire and swap them on you bike. Direct-drive removes the rear wheel, but you have to add (read: buy) an extra cassette to put on the direct-drive trainer. Direct-drive is generally preferable, but adds they start around $800-$900. They are also larger, heavier, and not as easy to store as a wheel-on trainer.

 

I got a wheel-on Wahoo Kickr Snap, which I like a lot, because I didn’t know if I would use it enough to justify the additional $500 for a direct drive and it’s easier to store.

 

REI is having a 20% off one thing sale next week (starting today) and it applies to trainers. I got mine from them.

 

Finally, plan on getting a mat, sweat net, fan, and stack of towels; You will sweat buckets!

 

Rob

---

Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 

From: info@ffbc.groups.io <info@ffbc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Randy Fewel
Sent: Friday, May 15, 2020 12:18 PM
To: Jennifer Reungchai <rulersakura@...>
Cc: Vinh Hoang <vinh4959@...>; Group FFBC <info@ffbc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [public info] Zwift Meet Up FFBC Shelter Ride Series

 

Hey Jennifer,

I think I’ll spend my stimulus check on an indoor trainer. I have no idea what to buy. Got any suggestions?

Randy



On May 14, 2020, at 9:39 PM, Jennifer Reungchai <rulersakura@...> wrote:



Hi Vinh,

 

This is a ride that will be ridden on an App called Zwift. You will need to download the app and make an account. Then you have a little character that rides in the world as you ride your bike on an indoor trainer. I can invite people so that our characters ride together. Do you have an indoor trainer? Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Best regards,

Jennifer

 

On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 9:04 PM Vinh Hoang <vinh4959@...> wrote:

Hi Jennifer,

I am new to Zwift rides.  Is this a virtual ride that we each do on our own?  Do I need to download this software and route in order to ride virtually?
Vinh

 

On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 7:46 PM Jennifer Reungchai <rulersakura@...> wrote:

Hi Everyone!

 

I think Zwift rides are great way for everyone to ride safely together. Let's explore the world of Watopia and climb the volcano together! I will have stick together mode so that no one is left behind. Is anyone available tomorrow at 10AM for an 1 hour ride? If not, please let me know a few times that works. I am also available after 1 pm tomorrow. Please email me your Zwift name so I can add you to the list. Thanks!

 

Ride duration: 1 hour

Location: Watopia Volcano Climb


 

--

Vinh Hoang

C: 510-366-8506

Re: Zwift Meet Up FFBC Shelter Ride Series

Jennifer Reungchai
 

Or you can just use an old yoga mat like me. Pic below is my set up. iPad on Zwift. iPhone on Zwift companion app. And wahoo kickr core. Rising desk I found on amazon.  




On May 15, 2020, at 1:20 PM, Abhishek Ratna <abhishekratna@...> wrote:


Happy owner of a wahoo KOM bundle and the incline simulation rocks. I did read that the elito drive (on the dcrainmaker link shared earlier) is the most accurate for Zwift but the power accuracy on the top end trainers are so close that it won't make a difference.

My advice
1. Wahoos are extremely popular for a reason, things work smoothly out of the box and they run much quieter. I liked that my Kickr came with a 11sp cassette so I didn't have to shop for extras. Also their support is helpful and knowledgeable.
2. You can save quite a bit by not buying the mat, desk, and fan from wahoo. I bought a Blackburn cycling mat for half the cost, an adjustable standing laptop desk from home depot for a sixth of the price and a regular cyclone fan. Savings to the tune of $600. Better to invest that on the Kickr climb IMO

On Fri, May 15, 2020, 1:14 PM Cinnamon Miras <loscanelos3@...> wrote:
Second the Wahoo kicker, easy to put my bike on and off my trainer, ease of use makes the tire wear worth it to me. I also bought mine from REI last year with 15%.

Cinnamon

On Fri, May 15, 2020, 12:41 PM Robert Tashjian <rob@...> wrote:

Ask and ye shall receive:^) This is a very good article on smart trainers

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/10/the-smart-trainer-recommendations-guide-winter-2019-2020.html

 

If you want to ride with any of the online virtual trainers/mmorpg’s (zwift, sufferfest, trainerroad, rouvy, rgt, etc), you will need a ‘smart’ trainer. This puts you up into the $400+ category. The next decision is wheel-on or direct-drive. Wheel-on uses your rear wheel (and wears the rear tire)  - or you have an extra wheel & tire and swap them on you bike. Direct-drive removes the rear wheel, but you have to add (read: buy) an extra cassette to put on the direct-drive trainer. Direct-drive is generally preferable, but adds they start around $800-$900. They are also larger, heavier, and not as easy to store as a wheel-on trainer.

 

I got a wheel-on Wahoo Kickr Snap, which I like a lot, because I didn’t know if I would use it enough to justify the additional $500 for a direct drive and it’s easier to store.

 

REI is having a 20% off one thing sale next week (starting today) and it applies to trainers. I got mine from them.

 

Finally, plan on getting a mat, sweat net, fan, and stack of towels; You will sweat buckets!

 

Rob

---

Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 

From: info@ffbc.groups.io <info@ffbc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Randy Fewel
Sent: Friday, May 15, 2020 12:18 PM
To: Jennifer Reungchai <rulersakura@...>
Cc: Vinh Hoang <vinh4959@...>; Group FFBC <info@ffbc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [public info] Zwift Meet Up FFBC Shelter Ride Series

 

Hey Jennifer,

I think I’ll spend my stimulus check on an indoor trainer. I have no idea what to buy. Got any suggestions?

Randy



On May 14, 2020, at 9:39 PM, Jennifer Reungchai <rulersakura@...> wrote:



Hi Vinh,

 

This is a ride that will be ridden on an App called Zwift. You will need to download the app and make an account. Then you have a little character that rides in the world as you ride your bike on an indoor trainer. I can invite people so that our characters ride together. Do you have an indoor trainer? Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Best regards,

Jennifer

 

On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 9:04 PM Vinh Hoang <vinh4959@...> wrote:

Hi Jennifer,

I am new to Zwift rides.  Is this a virtual ride that we each do on our own?  Do I need to download this software and route in order to ride virtually?
Vinh

 

On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 7:46 PM Jennifer Reungchai <rulersakura@...> wrote:

Hi Everyone!

 

I think Zwift rides are great way for everyone to ride safely together. Let's explore the world of Watopia and climb the volcano together! I will have stick together mode so that no one is left behind. Is anyone available tomorrow at 10AM for an 1 hour ride? If not, please let me know a few times that works. I am also available after 1 pm tomorrow. Please email me your Zwift name so I can add you to the list. Thanks!

 

Ride duration: 1 hour

Location: Watopia Volcano Climb


 

--

Vinh Hoang

C: 510-366-8506

Re: Zwift Meet Up FFBC Shelter Ride Series

Jennifer Reungchai
 

Hi Randy!

As Rob mentioned, Direct drive option is probably most realistic riding experience and also will save the life of your tyres but it can be pricey. I really like the brand Wahoo. They have a good reputation and I use all of their products. When the REI Sale start I would recommend buying from them because it will be easier to return if there are issues or you find that you dont like it. I use the Wahoo Kickr Core. It's their middle level trainer and I've enjoyed training on it for over year no with issues. I believe Wahoo is probably the most popular brand that people are using to ride indoors. Other good brands to check out include: TACX. They are made by garmin but their prices are higher than wahoo. Cycleops is another one that REI sales. I would still recommend the wahoo out of all of the other brands. Feel free to call me if you want to discuss further or have additional questions. 

Best regards,
Jennifer
510-585-8248

On Fri, May 15, 2020 at 12:41 PM Robert Tashjian <rob@...> wrote:

Ask and ye shall receive:^) This is a very good article on smart trainers

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/10/the-smart-trainer-recommendations-guide-winter-2019-2020.html

 

If you want to ride with any of the online virtual trainers/mmorpg’s (zwift, sufferfest, trainerroad, rouvy, rgt, etc), you will need a ‘smart’ trainer. This puts you up into the $400+ category. The next decision is wheel-on or direct-drive. Wheel-on uses your rear wheel (and wears the rear tire)  - or you have an extra wheel & tire and swap them on you bike. Direct-drive removes the rear wheel, but you have to add (read: buy) an extra cassette to put on the direct-drive trainer. Direct-drive is generally preferable, but adds they start around $800-$900. They are also larger, heavier, and not as easy to store as a wheel-on trainer.

 

I got a wheel-on Wahoo Kickr Snap, which I like a lot, because I didn’t know if I would use it enough to justify the additional $500 for a direct drive and it’s easier to store.

 

REI is having a 20% off one thing sale next week (starting today) and it applies to trainers. I got mine from them.

 

Finally, plan on getting a mat, sweat net, fan, and stack of towels; You will sweat buckets!

 

Rob

---

Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 

From: info@ffbc.groups.io <info@ffbc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Randy Fewel
Sent: Friday, May 15, 2020 12:18 PM
To: Jennifer Reungchai <rulersakura@...>
Cc: Vinh Hoang <vinh4959@...>; Group FFBC <info@ffbc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [public info] Zwift Meet Up FFBC Shelter Ride Series

 

Hey Jennifer,

I think I’ll spend my stimulus check on an indoor trainer. I have no idea what to buy. Got any suggestions?

Randy



On May 14, 2020, at 9:39 PM, Jennifer Reungchai <rulersakura@...> wrote:



Hi Vinh,

 

This is a ride that will be ridden on an App called Zwift. You will need to download the app and make an account. Then you have a little character that rides in the world as you ride your bike on an indoor trainer. I can invite people so that our characters ride together. Do you have an indoor trainer? Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Best regards,

Jennifer

 

On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 9:04 PM Vinh Hoang <vinh4959@...> wrote:

Hi Jennifer,

I am new to Zwift rides.  Is this a virtual ride that we each do on our own?  Do I need to download this software and route in order to ride virtually?
Vinh

 

On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 7:46 PM Jennifer Reungchai <rulersakura@...> wrote:

Hi Everyone!

 

I think Zwift rides are great way for everyone to ride safely together. Let's explore the world of Watopia and climb the volcano together! I will have stick together mode so that no one is left behind. Is anyone available tomorrow at 10AM for an 1 hour ride? If not, please let me know a few times that works. I am also available after 1 pm tomorrow. Please email me your Zwift name so I can add you to the list. Thanks!

 

Ride duration: 1 hour

Location: Watopia Volcano Climb


 

--

Vinh Hoang

C: 510-366-8506

Re: Zwift Meet Up FFBC Shelter Ride Series

Abhishek Ratna
 

Happy owner of a wahoo KOM bundle and the incline simulation rocks. I did read that the elito drive (on the dcrainmaker link shared earlier) is the most accurate for Zwift but the power accuracy on the top end trainers are so close that it won't make a difference.

My advice
1. Wahoos are extremely popular for a reason, things work smoothly out of the box and they run much quieter. I liked that my Kickr came with a 11sp cassette so I didn't have to shop for extras. Also their support is helpful and knowledgeable.
2. You can save quite a bit by not buying the mat, desk, and fan from wahoo. I bought a Blackburn cycling mat for half the cost, an adjustable standing laptop desk from home depot for a sixth of the price and a regular cyclone fan. Savings to the tune of $600. Better to invest that on the Kickr climb IMO

On Fri, May 15, 2020, 1:14 PM Cinnamon Miras <loscanelos3@...> wrote:
Second the Wahoo kicker, easy to put my bike on and off my trainer, ease of use makes the tire wear worth it to me. I also bought mine from REI last year with 15%.

Cinnamon

On Fri, May 15, 2020, 12:41 PM Robert Tashjian <rob@...> wrote:

Ask and ye shall receive:^) This is a very good article on smart trainers

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/10/the-smart-trainer-recommendations-guide-winter-2019-2020.html

 

If you want to ride with any of the online virtual trainers/mmorpg’s (zwift, sufferfest, trainerroad, rouvy, rgt, etc), you will need a ‘smart’ trainer. This puts you up into the $400+ category. The next decision is wheel-on or direct-drive. Wheel-on uses your rear wheel (and wears the rear tire)  - or you have an extra wheel & tire and swap them on you bike. Direct-drive removes the rear wheel, but you have to add (read: buy) an extra cassette to put on the direct-drive trainer. Direct-drive is generally preferable, but adds they start around $800-$900. They are also larger, heavier, and not as easy to store as a wheel-on trainer.

 

I got a wheel-on Wahoo Kickr Snap, which I like a lot, because I didn’t know if I would use it enough to justify the additional $500 for a direct drive and it’s easier to store.

 

REI is having a 20% off one thing sale next week (starting today) and it applies to trainers. I got mine from them.

 

Finally, plan on getting a mat, sweat net, fan, and stack of towels; You will sweat buckets!

 

Rob

---

Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 

From: info@ffbc.groups.io <info@ffbc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Randy Fewel
Sent: Friday, May 15, 2020 12:18 PM
To: Jennifer Reungchai <rulersakura@...>
Cc: Vinh Hoang <vinh4959@...>; Group FFBC <info@ffbc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [public info] Zwift Meet Up FFBC Shelter Ride Series

 

Hey Jennifer,

I think I’ll spend my stimulus check on an indoor trainer. I have no idea what to buy. Got any suggestions?

Randy



On May 14, 2020, at 9:39 PM, Jennifer Reungchai <rulersakura@...> wrote:



Hi Vinh,

 

This is a ride that will be ridden on an App called Zwift. You will need to download the app and make an account. Then you have a little character that rides in the world as you ride your bike on an indoor trainer. I can invite people so that our characters ride together. Do you have an indoor trainer? Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Best regards,

Jennifer

 

On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 9:04 PM Vinh Hoang <vinh4959@...> wrote:

Hi Jennifer,

I am new to Zwift rides.  Is this a virtual ride that we each do on our own?  Do I need to download this software and route in order to ride virtually?
Vinh

 

On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 7:46 PM Jennifer Reungchai <rulersakura@...> wrote:

Hi Everyone!

 

I think Zwift rides are great way for everyone to ride safely together. Let's explore the world of Watopia and climb the volcano together! I will have stick together mode so that no one is left behind. Is anyone available tomorrow at 10AM for an 1 hour ride? If not, please let me know a few times that works. I am also available after 1 pm tomorrow. Please email me your Zwift name so I can add you to the list. Thanks!

 

Ride duration: 1 hour

Location: Watopia Volcano Climb


 

--

Vinh Hoang

C: 510-366-8506

Re: Zwift Meet Up FFBC Shelter Ride Series

Cinnamon Miras
 

Second the Wahoo kicker, easy to put my bike on and off my trainer, ease of use makes the tire wear worth it to me. I also bought mine from REI last year with 15%.

Cinnamon

On Fri, May 15, 2020, 12:41 PM Robert Tashjian <rob@...> wrote:

Ask and ye shall receive:^) This is a very good article on smart trainers

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/10/the-smart-trainer-recommendations-guide-winter-2019-2020.html

 

If you want to ride with any of the online virtual trainers/mmorpg’s (zwift, sufferfest, trainerroad, rouvy, rgt, etc), you will need a ‘smart’ trainer. This puts you up into the $400+ category. The next decision is wheel-on or direct-drive. Wheel-on uses your rear wheel (and wears the rear tire)  - or you have an extra wheel & tire and swap them on you bike. Direct-drive removes the rear wheel, but you have to add (read: buy) an extra cassette to put on the direct-drive trainer. Direct-drive is generally preferable, but adds they start around $800-$900. They are also larger, heavier, and not as easy to store as a wheel-on trainer.

 

I got a wheel-on Wahoo Kickr Snap, which I like a lot, because I didn’t know if I would use it enough to justify the additional $500 for a direct drive and it’s easier to store.

 

REI is having a 20% off one thing sale next week (starting today) and it applies to trainers. I got mine from them.

 

Finally, plan on getting a mat, sweat net, fan, and stack of towels; You will sweat buckets!

 

Rob

---

Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 

From: info@ffbc.groups.io <info@ffbc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Randy Fewel
Sent: Friday, May 15, 2020 12:18 PM
To: Jennifer Reungchai <rulersakura@...>
Cc: Vinh Hoang <vinh4959@...>; Group FFBC <info@ffbc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [public info] Zwift Meet Up FFBC Shelter Ride Series

 

Hey Jennifer,

I think I’ll spend my stimulus check on an indoor trainer. I have no idea what to buy. Got any suggestions?

Randy



On May 14, 2020, at 9:39 PM, Jennifer Reungchai <rulersakura@...> wrote:



Hi Vinh,

 

This is a ride that will be ridden on an App called Zwift. You will need to download the app and make an account. Then you have a little character that rides in the world as you ride your bike on an indoor trainer. I can invite people so that our characters ride together. Do you have an indoor trainer? Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Best regards,

Jennifer

 

On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 9:04 PM Vinh Hoang <vinh4959@...> wrote:

Hi Jennifer,

I am new to Zwift rides.  Is this a virtual ride that we each do on our own?  Do I need to download this software and route in order to ride virtually?
Vinh

 

On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 7:46 PM Jennifer Reungchai <rulersakura@...> wrote:

Hi Everyone!

 

I think Zwift rides are great way for everyone to ride safely together. Let's explore the world of Watopia and climb the volcano together! I will have stick together mode so that no one is left behind. Is anyone available tomorrow at 10AM for an 1 hour ride? If not, please let me know a few times that works. I am also available after 1 pm tomorrow. Please email me your Zwift name so I can add you to the list. Thanks!

 

Ride duration: 1 hour

Location: Watopia Volcano Climb


 

--

Vinh Hoang

C: 510-366-8506

Re: Zwift Meet Up FFBC Shelter Ride Series

Robert Tashjian
 

Ask and ye shall receive:^) This is a very good article on smart trainers

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/10/the-smart-trainer-recommendations-guide-winter-2019-2020.html

 

If you want to ride with any of the online virtual trainers/mmorpg’s (zwift, sufferfest, trainerroad, rouvy, rgt, etc), you will need a ‘smart’ trainer. This puts you up into the $400+ category. The next decision is wheel-on or direct-drive. Wheel-on uses your rear wheel (and wears the rear tire)  - or you have an extra wheel & tire and swap them on you bike. Direct-drive removes the rear wheel, but you have to add (read: buy) an extra cassette to put on the direct-drive trainer. Direct-drive is generally preferable, but adds they start around $800-$900. They are also larger, heavier, and not as easy to store as a wheel-on trainer.

 

I got a wheel-on Wahoo Kickr Snap, which I like a lot, because I didn’t know if I would use it enough to justify the additional $500 for a direct drive and it’s easier to store.

 

REI is having a 20% off one thing sale next week (starting today) and it applies to trainers. I got mine from them.

 

Finally, plan on getting a mat, sweat net, fan, and stack of towels; You will sweat buckets!

 

Rob

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From: info@ffbc.groups.io <info@ffbc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Randy Fewel
Sent: Friday, May 15, 2020 12:18 PM
To: Jennifer Reungchai <rulersakura@...>
Cc: Vinh Hoang <vinh4959@...>; Group FFBC <info@ffbc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [public info] Zwift Meet Up FFBC Shelter Ride Series

 

Hey Jennifer,

I think I’ll spend my stimulus check on an indoor trainer. I have no idea what to buy. Got any suggestions?

Randy



On May 14, 2020, at 9:39 PM, Jennifer Reungchai <rulersakura@...> wrote:



Hi Vinh,

 

This is a ride that will be ridden on an App called Zwift. You will need to download the app and make an account. Then you have a little character that rides in the world as you ride your bike on an indoor trainer. I can invite people so that our characters ride together. Do you have an indoor trainer? Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Best regards,

Jennifer

 

On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 9:04 PM Vinh Hoang <vinh4959@...> wrote:

Hi Jennifer,

I am new to Zwift rides.  Is this a virtual ride that we each do on our own?  Do I need to download this software and route in order to ride virtually?
Vinh

 

On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 7:46 PM Jennifer Reungchai <rulersakura@...> wrote:

Hi Everyone!

 

I think Zwift rides are great way for everyone to ride safely together. Let's explore the world of Watopia and climb the volcano together! I will have stick together mode so that no one is left behind. Is anyone available tomorrow at 10AM for an 1 hour ride? If not, please let me know a few times that works. I am also available after 1 pm tomorrow. Please email me your Zwift name so I can add you to the list. Thanks!

 

Ride duration: 1 hour

Location: Watopia Volcano Climb


 

--

Vinh Hoang

C: 510-366-8506

Re: Zwift Meet Up FFBC Shelter Ride Series

Randy Fewel
 

Hey Jennifer,
I think I’ll spend my stimulus check on an indoor trainer. I have no idea what to buy. Got any suggestions?
Randy


On May 14, 2020, at 9:39 PM, Jennifer Reungchai <rulersakura@...> wrote:


Hi Vinh,

This is a ride that will be ridden on an App called Zwift. You will need to download the app and make an account. Then you have a little character that rides in the world as you ride your bike on an indoor trainer. I can invite people so that our characters ride together. Do you have an indoor trainer? Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best regards,
Jennifer

On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 9:04 PM Vinh Hoang <vinh4959@...> wrote:
Hi Jennifer,
I am new to Zwift rides.  Is this a virtual ride that we each do on our own?  Do I need to download this software and route in order to ride virtually?
Vinh

On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 7:46 PM Jennifer Reungchai <rulersakura@...> wrote:
Hi Everyone!

I think Zwift rides are great way for everyone to ride safely together. Let's explore the world of Watopia and climb the volcano together! I will have stick together mode so that no one is left behind. Is anyone available tomorrow at 10AM for an 1 hour ride? If not, please let me know a few times that works. I am also available after 1 pm tomorrow. Please email me your Zwift name so I can add you to the list. Thanks!

Ride duration: 1 hour
Location: Watopia Volcano Climb



--
Vinh Hoang
C: 510-366-8506

Re: Zwift Meet Up FFBC Shelter Ride Series

Jennifer Reungchai
 

Hi Vinh,

This is a ride that will be ridden on an App called Zwift. You will need to download the app and make an account. Then you have a little character that rides in the world as you ride your bike on an indoor trainer. I can invite people so that our characters ride together. Do you have an indoor trainer? Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best regards,
Jennifer

On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 9:04 PM Vinh Hoang <vinh4959@...> wrote:
Hi Jennifer,
I am new to Zwift rides.  Is this a virtual ride that we each do on our own?  Do I need to download this software and route in order to ride virtually?
Vinh

On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 7:46 PM Jennifer Reungchai <rulersakura@...> wrote:
Hi Everyone!

I think Zwift rides are great way for everyone to ride safely together. Let's explore the world of Watopia and climb the volcano together! I will have stick together mode so that no one is left behind. Is anyone available tomorrow at 10AM for an 1 hour ride? If not, please let me know a few times that works. I am also available after 1 pm tomorrow. Please email me your Zwift name so I can add you to the list. Thanks!

Ride duration: 1 hour
Location: Watopia Volcano Climb



--
Vinh Hoang
C: 510-366-8506

Re: Zwift Meet Up FFBC Shelter Ride Series

Vinh Hoang
 

Hi Jennifer,
I am new to Zwift rides.  Is this a virtual ride that we each do on our own?  Do I need to download this software and route in order to ride virtually?
Vinh

On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 7:46 PM Jennifer Reungchai <rulersakura@...> wrote:
Hi Everyone!

I think Zwift rides are great way for everyone to ride safely together. Let's explore the world of Watopia and climb the volcano together! I will have stick together mode so that no one is left behind. Is anyone available tomorrow at 10AM for an 1 hour ride? If not, please let me know a few times that works. I am also available after 1 pm tomorrow. Please email me your Zwift name so I can add you to the list. Thanks!

Ride duration: 1 hour
Location: Watopia Volcano Climb



--
Vinh Hoang
C: 510-366-8506

Re: Zwift Meet Up FFBC Shelter Ride Series

Becky
 

Jennifer,
Sounds like fun.  The volcano route is nice.  I can do 10am or after 1.  Last weeks ride was fun.

Ride On!! 🚴🏼‍♀️
Becky

On May 14, 2020, at 7:46 PM, Jennifer Reungchai <rulersakura@...> wrote:


Hi Everyone!

I think Zwift rides are great way for everyone to ride safely together. Let's explore the world of Watopia and climb the volcano together! I will have stick together mode so that no one is left behind. Is anyone available tomorrow at 10AM for an 1 hour ride? If not, please let me know a few times that works. I am also available after 1 pm tomorrow. Please email me your Zwift name so I can add you to the list. Thanks!

Ride duration: 1 hour
Location: Watopia Volcano Climb

Re: Zwift Meet Up FFBC Shelter Ride Series

Abhishek Ratna
 

I think this is a great idea - fridays are work days but am open to rides on saturday/sunday mornings


On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 7:46 PM Jennifer Reungchai <rulersakura@...> wrote:
Hi Everyone!

I think Zwift rides are great way for everyone to ride safely together. Let's explore the world of Watopia and climb the volcano together! I will have stick together mode so that no one is left behind. Is anyone available tomorrow at 10AM for an 1 hour ride? If not, please let me know a few times that works. I am also available after 1 pm tomorrow. Please email me your Zwift name so I can add you to the list. Thanks!

Ride duration: 1 hour
Location: Watopia Volcano Climb

Zwift Meet Up FFBC Shelter Ride Series

Jennifer Reungchai
 

Hi Everyone!

I think Zwift rides are great way for everyone to ride safely together. Let's explore the world of Watopia and climb the volcano together! I will have stick together mode so that no one is left behind. Is anyone available tomorrow at 10AM for an 1 hour ride? If not, please let me know a few times that works. I am also available after 1 pm tomorrow. Please email me your Zwift name so I can add you to the list. Thanks!

Ride duration: 1 hour
Location: Watopia Volcano Climb

Re: FW: 🚲 CalBike Report March 31, 2020: Bike Shops Ruled Essential; Closing Streets for Physical Distancing

Al Quintana
 

Where's the "like" button??? 👍

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


From: info@ffbc.groups.io <info@ffbc.groups.io> on behalf of Donna Luporini Kaplan via Groups.Io <luporini@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:01 PM
To: info@ffbc.groups.io <info@ffbc.groups.io>
Subject: [public info] FW: 🚲 CalBike Report March 31, 2020: Bike Shops Ruled Essential; Closing Streets for Physical Distancing
 

As a result of pressure from you and bicyclists across the country, bike shops are now included as essential infrastructure in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security guidelines."

 

From: California Bicycle Coalition <cbc@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 6:52 PM
To: Donna Luporini Kaplan <luporini@...>
Subject: 🚲 CalBike Report March 31, 2020: Bike Shops Ruled Essential; Closing Streets for Physical Distancing

 


Dear CalBike Family,

We hope this message finds you healthy and safe. On this Cesar Chavez Day, we send our heartfelt gratitude and best wishes to the essential workers who are growing our food, tending to our sick, and keeping our infrastructure working during this pandemic. 

Your CalBike team is still hard at work (from our separate homes, of course) shining a bright light on the importance and utility of bikes for everyday transportation. As always, bikes are part of the solution, and this economic and public health crisis is no exception. 

Bike Shops Ruled Essential and May Stay Open!

As more people turn to bikes as essential transportation, bike shops are performing a critically important service. And yet, we heard reports from across the state of police trying to close bicycle repair shops. So we acted to change that.

Last week, CalBike sent a letter to the California Department of Public Health, asking for clarification that bike shops are essential California businesses and may stay open during California’s stay at home order. 

The response we got was overwhelming. More than 2,830 CalBike supporters and allies signed onto our letter. As a result of pressure from you and bicyclists across the country, bike shops are now included as essential infrastructure in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security guidelines. California references DHS guidelines in its order, so California bike shops may remain open to service the transportation needs of Californians, just like car repair shops.

Bike riding is the perfect, physically-distanced transportation for this moment. CalBike is working hard to make sure biking is a safe and healthy option for all Californians.

Your CalBike Staff

 

 

COVID-19 Reshapes Legislative Agenda

 

 

×

 

 

 

 

 

California's legislative leaders have turned their focus, rightly, to the response to COVID-19. Understandably, with hundreds of canceled hearings, they have asked all legislators to cancel most of their bills. This means that most of our legislative proposals are on hold until the 2021-22 legislative session. For a complete report, check out our legislative watch page. We will keep that page updated as the situation evolves.

The impacts of COVID19 will change our transportation system. People will need to save money and bicycling enables that. Many people, especially those vulnerable to severe coronavirus illness, will look to biking as a physically distant mode of travel. Shared bikes and scooters will become more important as a last-mile solution to access transit. This all adds up to a huge opportunity to advance our mission of making more equitable and prosperous communities by spreading the joy of bicycling. 

We are disappointed that so many of our legislative proposals, including our bill to provide rebates for bike purchases, are postponed until 2021, but our work is more important than ever. As the pandemic remakes our lives and our communities, we will continue to work to get the word out about the important role that bikes will play in California’s green transportation future - a future that has come into clearer focus during this unprecedented time. 

 

 

Webinar 4/2/20: Closing Streets to Create Space for Walking & Biking

 

Outdoor exercise is essential during this time of staying at home. However, typical sidewalks, especially those in denser communities, are not wide enough to allow for 6 feet of social distancing. Join this free webinar, presented by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, to hear from advocates and city leaders who have acted quickly to make open-streets available in their cities on a daily basis.

When: Thursday, April 2, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm PDT
Where: Online
Register here.

 

 

×

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Tools to Create Low-Stress Bike Networks

 

 

×

 

 

 

 

On March 5, 2020, CalBike presented a webinar on how to create connected, low-stress bike networks. The webinar provided information about new, free, publicly-available planning tools that you can use in your community to build out complete, low-stress networks. 

You can view the webinar here. The webinar page also has links to these resources:

 

 

×

 

 

 

 

 

 

Order a Bike-Themed Car License Plate Now

 

You can now support bike education programs when you order a bicycle-themed specialty license plate for your car. California’s bicycle-themed specialty license plate will look great on your car and support programs to promote awareness of bicyclists on the road, and awareness of how bicycling can improve our communities.

We need to get 7,500 pre-orders by September for this plate to be produced by the DMV. At the moment, we are very far from that number. Pre-order your license plate today to help activate this new revenue stream for better biking.

 

 

 

California Dream Ride 2020:
Registration Reduced to $5

 

 

×

 

 

 

 

We're still looking forward to the 2020 California Dream Ride, with our fingers crossed that it will be safe to enjoy the in-person camaraderie that makes that ride so special. The ride will cover 290 miles over five days, from Santa Barbara to Oceanside on October 4-9, 2020. 

By that time, a beautiful 5-day bike ride will be just what we need! To make it easier for everyone to join our ride this year, we have reduced the registration fee to just $5, for a limited time.

In the meantime, we have decided to postpone our first two Dream Ride Experiences, in Los Angeles and Napa. We look forward to rescheduling these fun rides as soon as it's safe to do so. In the meantime, you can get out and ride these fun routes yourself. Find the route for Los Angeles here and Napa here.

 

 

×

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FW: 🚲 CalBike Report March 31, 2020: Bike Shops Ruled Essential; Closing Streets for Physical Distancing

Donna Luporini Kaplan
 

As a result of pressure from you and bicyclists across the country, bike shops are now included as essential infrastructure in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security guidelines."

 

From: California Bicycle Coalition <cbc@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 6:52 PM
To: Donna Luporini Kaplan <luporini@...>
Subject: 🚲 CalBike Report March 31, 2020: Bike Shops Ruled Essential; Closing Streets for Physical Distancing

 


Dear CalBike Family,

We hope this message finds you healthy and safe. On this Cesar Chavez Day, we send our heartfelt gratitude and best wishes to the essential workers who are growing our food, tending to our sick, and keeping our infrastructure working during this pandemic. 

Your CalBike team is still hard at work (from our separate homes, of course) shining a bright light on the importance and utility of bikes for everyday transportation. As always, bikes are part of the solution, and this economic and public health crisis is no exception. 

Bike Shops Ruled Essential and May Stay Open!

As more people turn to bikes as essential transportation, bike shops are performing a critically important service. And yet, we heard reports from across the state of police trying to close bicycle repair shops. So we acted to change that.

Last week, CalBike sent a letter to the California Department of Public Health, asking for clarification that bike shops are essential California businesses and may stay open during California’s stay at home order. 

The response we got was overwhelming. More than 2,830 CalBike supporters and allies signed onto our letter. As a result of pressure from you and bicyclists across the country, bike shops are now included as essential infrastructure in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security guidelines. California references DHS guidelines in its order, so California bike shops may remain open to service the transportation needs of Californians, just like car repair shops.

Bike riding is the perfect, physically-distanced transportation for this moment. CalBike is working hard to make sure biking is a safe and healthy option for all Californians.

Your CalBike Staff

 

 

COVID-19 Reshapes Legislative Agenda

 

 

×

 

 

 

 

 

California's legislative leaders have turned their focus, rightly, to the response to COVID-19. Understandably, with hundreds of canceled hearings, they have asked all legislators to cancel most of their bills. This means that most of our legislative proposals are on hold until the 2021-22 legislative session. For a complete report, check out our legislative watch page. We will keep that page updated as the situation evolves.

The impacts of COVID19 will change our transportation system. People will need to save money and bicycling enables that. Many people, especially those vulnerable to severe coronavirus illness, will look to biking as a physically distant mode of travel. Shared bikes and scooters will become more important as a last-mile solution to access transit. This all adds up to a huge opportunity to advance our mission of making more equitable and prosperous communities by spreading the joy of bicycling. 

We are disappointed that so many of our legislative proposals, including our bill to provide rebates for bike purchases, are postponed until 2021, but our work is more important than ever. As the pandemic remakes our lives and our communities, we will continue to work to get the word out about the important role that bikes will play in California’s green transportation future - a future that has come into clearer focus during this unprecedented time. 

 

 

Webinar 4/2/20: Closing Streets to Create Space for Walking & Biking

 

Outdoor exercise is essential during this time of staying at home. However, typical sidewalks, especially those in denser communities, are not wide enough to allow for 6 feet of social distancing. Join this free webinar, presented by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, to hear from advocates and city leaders who have acted quickly to make open-streets available in their cities on a daily basis.

When: Thursday, April 2, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm PDT
Where: Online
Register here.

 

 

×

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Tools to Create Low-Stress Bike Networks

 

 

×

 

 

 

 

On March 5, 2020, CalBike presented a webinar on how to create connected, low-stress bike networks. The webinar provided information about new, free, publicly-available planning tools that you can use in your community to build out complete, low-stress networks. 

You can view the webinar here. The webinar page also has links to these resources:

 

 

×

 

 

 

 

 

 

Order a Bike-Themed Car License Plate Now

 

You can now support bike education programs when you order a bicycle-themed specialty license plate for your car. California’s bicycle-themed specialty license plate will look great on your car and support programs to promote awareness of bicyclists on the road, and awareness of how bicycling can improve our communities.

We need to get 7,500 pre-orders by September for this plate to be produced by the DMV. At the moment, we are very far from that number. Pre-order your license plate today to help activate this new revenue stream for better biking.

 

 

 

California Dream Ride 2020:
Registration Reduced to $5

 

 

×

 

 

 

 

We're still looking forward to the 2020 California Dream Ride, with our fingers crossed that it will be safe to enjoy the in-person camaraderie that makes that ride so special. The ride will cover 290 miles over five days, from Santa Barbara to Oceanside on October 4-9, 2020. 

By that time, a beautiful 5-day bike ride will be just what we need! To make it easier for everyone to join our ride this year, we have reduced the registration fee to just $5, for a limited time.

In the meantime, we have decided to postpone our first two Dream Ride Experiences, in Los Angeles and Napa. We look forward to rescheduling these fun rides as soon as it's safe to do so. In the meantime, you can get out and ride these fun routes yourself. Find the route for Los Angeles here and Napa here.

 

 

×

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Kid Friendly Bike Routes in Fremont?

mdavis94536
 

We've actually been taking this opportunity to get our kids more comfortable with riding on the streets, while the traffic is pretty low.  If you do that, the whole city is your bike trail!


On Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 3:09 PM <aseemm@...> wrote:
Looking for suggestions on routes my 10 year old could take me on. I am thinking about 10 to 20 mi, without too many hills.

Thanks,
Aseem



--
Mark

Re: Kid Friendly Bike Routes in Fremont?

Daniel Karpelevitch
 

Alameda Creek Trail to Coyote Hills. Plenty of start options to tailor the distance. A good start point is the Isherwood Staging Area.

-Daniel

On Fri, Mar 27, 2020, 15:09 <aseemm@...> wrote:
Looking for suggestions on routes my 10 year old could take me on. I am thinking about 10 to 20 mi, without too many hills.

Thanks,
Aseem