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MMRR - July 26, 2021

Steven Muramoto
 

Bob and I will co-lead the MMRR for this coming Monday, July 26.  We will ride the usual MMRR route with a coffee stop at Panera, Pacific Commons (route is here --
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31759143; if you need a cue sheet, please print one for the ride).  

Sign ups will be done at the Isherwood staging area and at the regroups at Chevron (Paseo Padre & Stevenson), and Grimmer/Paseo Padre.  As a reminder, there will no longer be roll times for the regroups (see the July 22 email regarding "Return to MMRR pre-pandemic mode").

See you Monday!

~Steven & Bob


Return to MMRR pre-pandemic mode

mbrasseur00
 

Hello all,

Starting this Monday, July 26th, the MMRR will return to the pre-pandemic ride mode. There will no longer be roll times for the regroups at the Chevron (Paseo & Stevenson) and Grimmer/Paseo. So if you wish to join the ride at these regroups please ensure to arrive before the ride group as the group will no longer wait for a specified amount of time.

Generally the ride group arrives at the Chevron between 9:00 - 9:10 am and arrives at the Grimmer/Paseo regroup around 9:30 - 9:40am. But these are estimates and depending on traffic, lights, and how many riders join at each regroup, the arrival times could be earlier or they could be later.

See you on the ride!

Mike and the MMRR Ride leaders


TMCR- Route Sheet

Lori Sommer
 

Good Morning,
Tomorrow we will climb some hills but most are optional and Kilkare is out and back. I hope you can come join the fun!  The route sheet is attached.  Please print it.
Lori


Thursday, 22 July
08:30
 Thursday Morning Coffee Ride - Sunol Start
WhenThu, 22 July, 08:30 – 12:30
WhereGravel lot across from Niles Canyon Railway, 6 Kilkare Rd, Sunol, CA 94586, USA (map)
DescriptionLength: 28 miles
Elevation: 1600'
Terrain: 2, 3; Pace: T, M

This week the route starts from the gravel lot across from the Sunol Train Station. 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/1959843
Currently we are limited on riding around Sunol but we can still do our old favorite Kilkare, Happy Valley, Bernal Bump ride.  There are a lot of climbs, but there are also a lot of options to reduce it!  We will climb Kilkare, out and back, you can turn around anytime.  We head across the Verona Bridge and up Happy Valley where you are welcome to wait or climb to the water tower or Golf Course (which is only a restroom stop for the fastest riders as we don't want to keep everyone waiting too long!). Next is the bumpy Bernal Bump, but if you've had enough climbing, go directly to coffee. If you've done the Bump and want to go directly to coffee, there is an option that will safe you 1.5 miles.    Bring $ for coffee at Peet's. We will return to the Sunol Train Station via Happy Valley, Verona Bridge and Foothill but we won't repeat Kilkare. Please print your route sheet.

Extreme temperatures, construction or the whim of the ride leader may modify the route. Rain cancels, check https://ffbc.groups.io/g/info/topics, email or call me.

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.

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


Pizza Ride Routes for Wednesday

Andrew Sass
 

This week is a chutes and ladders ride, with 4 routes intersecting 4 to 7 times and the ability to switch to an easier, or tougher, route during the ride.  All of the routes are about an hour to a little more for each level, and there is 1 hour 15 minutes to complete, so feel free to challenge yourself.  We visit the animals but on different streets and in different directions than normal.  Cue sheet attached.

Meet at 5:15 behind Mission Pizza, sign in by 5:25 to roll by 5:30.  Pizza is at 6:45.  Email if you are Pizza Only.

Wear a jersey from your favorite ride (other than the Primavera).

Andy Sass
520-490-8098



Re: TMCR- Karen White visit

Garry Birch
 

Please pass on my greetings and well wishes to Karen. 
Garry


On Thu, 15 Jul 2021 at 15:46, Lori Sommer
<lorimsommer@...> wrote:
Thanks, Joyce!  She would appreciate It.  Karen might be relocating soon to be closer to her son. 
Lori

On Jul 15, 2021, at 6:39 AM, joyce tanaka <notes4jt@...> wrote:


Dear Lori,
Your invitation to visit with Karen today is truly a kind gesture. I won’t be able to make it but will contact Joe for another visit. I too am a “long-time club member (1972)” and remember Karen as you describe her hearty laugh and an active proponent of women in cycling. Many years ago, Charlotte Kurihara, Sandy, Karen and I joined the race team so we would a have quorum of women to start the FFBC women’s team.  There were other women who joined and for a few years we great fun, rode our tails off and became very strong cyclists. 
I like to remember Karen this way and hope somewhere in her memory-bank she can retrieve those memories. Maybe seeing the FFBC cycling friends in their jerseys will remind her of her spectacular fun cycling days!
Regards,
Joyce 
田中



On Jul 14, 2021, at 10:45 PM, Lori Sommer <lorimsommer@...> wrote:

Hello Again,

For those of you that have been in the club a long time, you’ll remember our friend Karen White. She was the club president, a Cinderella ride leader, she used to race and was a very active club member with a great, exuberant   laugh. For the past few years she’s been suffering with increasing memory issues. I happened to respond to a FB message that her caregiver, Joe, posted for her. He is going to bring her to the coffee stop at the Starbucks in McCarthy Ranch tomorrow at 11. Join me for the ride and we will stop to say hello but if you can’t ride, please stop in at Starbucks to say hello and maybe share a memory you have with her.
Thanks so much,
Lori







Re: TMCR- Karen White visit

Lori Sommer
 

Thanks, Joyce!  She would appreciate It.  Karen might be relocating soon to be closer to her son. 
Lori

On Jul 15, 2021, at 6:39 AM, joyce tanaka <notes4jt@...> wrote:

Dear Lori,
Your invitation to visit with Karen today is truly a kind gesture. I won’t be able to make it but will contact Joe for another visit. I too am a “long-time club member (1972)” and remember Karen as you describe her hearty laugh and an active proponent of women in cycling. Many years ago, Charlotte Kurihara, Sandy, Karen and I joined the race team so we would a have quorum of women to start the FFBC women’s team.  There were other women who joined and for a few years we great fun, rode our tails off and became very strong cyclists. 
I like to remember Karen this way and hope somewhere in her memory-bank she can retrieve those memories. Maybe seeing the FFBC cycling friends in their jerseys will remind her of her spectacular fun cycling days!
Regards,
Joyce 
田中



On Jul 14, 2021, at 10:45 PM, Lori Sommer <lorimsommer@...> wrote:

Hello Again,

For those of you that have been in the club a long time, you’ll remember our friend Karen White. She was the club president, a Cinderella ride leader, she used to race and was a very active club member with a great, exuberant   laugh. For the past few years she’s been suffering with increasing memory issues. I happened to respond to a FB message that her caregiver, Joe, posted for her. He is going to bring her to the coffee stop at the Starbucks in McCarthy Ranch tomorrow at 11. Join me for the ride and we will stop to say hello but if you can’t ride, please stop in at Starbucks to say hello and maybe share a memory you have with her.
Thanks so much,
Lori







Re: TMCR- Karen White visit

Joyce Tanaka
 

Dear Lori,
Your invitation to visit with Karen today is truly a kind gesture. I won’t be able to make it but will contact Joe for another visit. I too am a “long-time club member (1972)” and remember Karen as you describe her hearty laugh and an active proponent of women in cycling. Many years ago, Charlotte Kurihara, Sandy, Karen and I joined the race team so we would a have quorum of women to start the FFBC women’s team.  There were other women who joined and for a few years we great fun, rode our tails off and became very strong cyclists. 
I like to remember Karen this way and hope somewhere in her memory-bank she can retrieve those memories. Maybe seeing the FFBC cycling friends in their jerseys will remind her of her spectacular fun cycling days!
Regards,
Joyce 
田中



On Jul 14, 2021, at 10:45 PM, Lori Sommer <lorimsommer@...> wrote:

Hello Again,

For those of you that have been in the club a long time, you’ll remember our friend Karen White. She was the club president, a Cinderella ride leader, she used to race and was a very active club member with a great, exuberant   laugh. For the past few years she’s been suffering with increasing memory issues. I happened to respond to a FB message that her caregiver, Joe, posted for her. He is going to bring her to the coffee stop at the Starbucks in McCarthy Ranch tomorrow at 11. Join me for the ride and we will stop to say hello but if you can’t ride, please stop in at Starbucks to say hello and maybe share a memory you have with her.
Thanks so much,
Lori







TMCR- Karen White visit

Lori Sommer
 

Hello Again,

For those of you that have been in the club a long time, you’ll remember our friend Karen White. She was the club president, a Cinderella ride leader, she used to race and was a very active club member with a great, exuberant laugh. For the past few years she’s been suffering with increasing memory issues. I happened to respond to a FB message that her caregiver, Joe, posted for her. He is going to bring her to the coffee stop at the Starbucks in McCarthy Ranch tomorrow at 11. Join me for the ride and we will stop to say hello but if you can’t ride, please stop in at Starbucks to say hello and maybe share a memory you have with her.
Thanks so much,
Lori


TMCR - Route

Lori Sommer
 

Hi All,
We meet at Sprouts tomorrow and ride to McCarthy Ranch Starbucks!  Please print the attached route sheet or download the ridewithgps route. Let's go!! 
Hope to see you tomorrow.
Lori




Thursday, 15 July
08:30
 Thursday Morning Coffee Ride From Sprouts
WhenThu, 15 July, 08:30 – 12:30
WhereSprouts Farmers Market (map)
DescriptionLength: 32 miles
Elevation: 400'
Terrain: 2, 3; 
Pace: T, M

Wear a FFBC club jersey and let's stay close to home. We will meet at Sprouts located in the former Raley's Shopping Center (6399 Jarvis Ave, Newark). 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29360460
We will skip the climbing this week and head for a flat route down from Sprouts to Starbucks at McCarthy Ranch.  Please print your route sheet!


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


Pizza Ride Wednesday - Mission Pizza, roll at 5:30 sharp

Andrew Sass
 

Here is the cue sheet.  5 paces to choose from.  The routes all start and end together.  See the color coded turns.  You can change courses at the turns in red, so feel free to ride at  comfortable pace.  Just be back at 7 for Pizza.  Those coming for Pizza and not riding, just drop me an email.  

See the ride calendar for details.  

To celebrate Bastille Day, wear your French jersey, or foreign jersey, or state jersey, or whatever.

Andy Sass
520-490-8098


MMRR for July 12, 2021

Steven Muramoto
 

I will be the ride leader for the this coming (7/12) MMRR.  We will be biking to Starbucks at McCarthy Ranch (route is here...https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36016054; please print out a cue sheet if you need one).    

Sign ups will be done at Isherwood staging area, Stevenson, and Grimmer.   It would be helpful if you send me an email if you will be joining the ride at either Stevenson or Grimmer.

Meet Up/Leaving Time:  
--Isherwood - 8:45 am
--Chevron/Paseo Padre & Stevenson - 9:15 am
--Weibel - Paseo Padre & Grimmer - 9:45 am

Look forward to seeing you bright and early Monday morning!  


~Steven Muramoto




TMCR - Whisky Hill Loop

Lori Sommer
 

Hello,
The good news is it is going to be a fun ride with yummy pastries at Woodside Bakery!  The better news is that we won't actually be doing the Dumbarton Twice as we finish.  Thanks to Ken for catching the erroneous dot that added a few miles.  The ride is only 28.4 miles, not 33.  I've corrected the calendar post and the attachment but there is no need to reprint or redownload the ride...I know no one will do the Dumbarton Twice..will they?
See you at 8:30,
Lori

Thursday, 8 July
08:30
 TMCR across the Dumbarton -Whisky Hill Loop
WhenThu, 8 July, 08:30 – 13:00
WhereParking lot at the base of the Dumbarton Bridge (at the end of Marshlands Rd (map) (map)
DescriptionLength: 28.4 miles
Elevation: 1,026'
Terrain: 2,3 
Pace: T,M


Meet at the parking lot at the base of the Dumbarton Bridge (at the end of Marshlands Road) and we will head across the bridge to various destinations. 

The specific route for today's ride (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31461941) will be Base of the Dumbarton to Whisky Hill Loop with coffee at Woodside Bakery (Starbucks option). If you want to significantly reduce mileage you can meet us at our first regroup at Burgess Park, which will cut out 16 miles. Another option which eliminates most of the climbing and lots of miles would be to turn directly to coffee as we pass Sharon Park at mile 11.3 then have a leisurely coffee as you wait to go home with us.  If you want to add more miles, ride to the start  from your home or the Don E Visitor Center and if you are familiar with the area, you can skip Whisky Hill and do a Manzanita loop instead.  Please print the route sheet.  

For a flat ride we head through East Palo Alto and along a few paths to Shoreline Park for lunch or along the creek with a bit of shade. For a ride with climbing, we do Woodside Road, Sand Hill/Whisky Hill, Alpine Loop, Arastradero or Edgewood Road. Sometimes climbing is optional. We always stop for coffee ($) and riders are welcome to head back on their own. 

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.


2nd Saturday of the Month Ride (7/10/21)-Different Route

mbrasseur00
 

This month Louis and I are leading a different route than the normal 2nd Saturday of the Month ride to Los Altos.

We will lead a ride across the Dumbarton Bridge and up to the beautiful end of Alpine Road and then down 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.

The ride is open to all riders that can maintain an M paced ride. No need to pre-sign-in, sign in will be done at the start.  But all riders will be expected to follow all guidelines as lined out in the calendar announcement.

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





locked Sunday Social

David Walker
 

Join us for a new Sunday Social route starting from Mervin Morris Park in San Lorenzo. We'll be riding the Bay Trail to Alameda where we'll stop at the Feel Good Bakery (and other options as well) for Coffee before returning to San Lorenzo. The PDF version of the route sheet is attached.

Meet at 9:00 AM for a 9:15 AM Start.

RidewithGPS URL: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35002651


Re: Foster City Levee Closures

Joyce Tanaka
 

Thanks for this Paul. We may not have found the Oracle detour but we did have an adventure!

Joyce 
田中



On Jul 5, 2021, at 2:16 PM, paulmarty2@... wrote:



https://fostercitylevee.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/BikePathDetour-POSTER-Map-May21.pdf

Be aware of bike path detours around Foster City 
due to continued levee work. 

The bike path from Baffin to the Oracle Bridge is 
fenced off. There might be a detour off of Rock Harbor Lane according to the map; but we
didn’t find it when we were there.
Paul Marty


Foster City Levee Closures

paulmarty2@...
 

https://fostercitylevee.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/BikePathDetour-POSTER-Map-May21.pdf

Be aware of bike path detours around Foster City 
due to continued levee work. 

The bike path from Baffin to the Oracle Bridge is 
fenced off. There might be a detour off of Rock Harbor Lane according to the map; but we
didn’t find it when we were there.
Paul Marty


Pizza Ride Tuesday

Andrew Sass
 

Ride is tomorrow.  Meet behind Mission Pizza to sign in by 5:25 and roll at 5:30.  Pizza at 6:45.  $5 gets you three slices and all the soda you can drink.  OK to ride and not eat.  Also OK to eat and not ride, just let me know before 5 if you are "Pizza Only", so we can have enough Pizza

This week is an almost all right turn Tour de "Not a Through Street".  A hub and spoke route where you can add or subtract distance by taking or adding courts with nice houses and/or views.  Route sheet attached.  Downloadable, and simpler versions withut all the options on the ride calendar.

Jersey of the day is a Primavera jersey.

Andy Sass
520-490-8098 (yes, 520)


Re: Please keep eye out for stolen bike

Colin Moy
 

Thanks for everyone’s concerns.
 
Mea culpa for the false alarm. I was pessimistic when my trusty possession was not stored in its usual location. I’m getting senile and am embarrassed. Guess I won’t be leading rides because I’ll get you lost.
 
Locking my bike in the garage will be standard operating procedure. Have a good holiday weekend.
 
Cheers,
Colin

On 07/02/2021 8:59 PM Colin Moy <moyboys@...> wrote:
 
 
Hi All,
If anyone happens to see this bike for sale, please let me know. I was getting it ready to ride tomorrow and noticed it missing today. The spare rear DT Swiss wheel is missing a cassette because I was going to swap out cassettes. Miss-matching wheel rear set with a Industry Nine rear hub and DT Swiss front hub.
 
Any help to spread the word is appreciated, although I’m not very hopeful. Attached is serial number and stock photo.
 
2012 Cdale Synapse, size 54.
Carbon fiber with Hi Mod fork (also miss-matching paint)
 
Thanks,
Colin


Please keep eye out for stolen bike

Colin Moy
 

Hi All,
If anyone happens to see this bike for sale, please let me know. I was getting it ready to ride tomorrow and noticed it missing today. The spare rear DT Swiss wheel is missing a cassette because I was going to swap out cassettes. Miss-matching wheel rear set with a Industry Nine rear hub and DT Swiss front hub.
 
Any help to spread the word is appreciated, although I’m not very hopeful. Attached is serial number and stock photo.
 
2012 Cdale Synapse, size 54.
Carbon fiber with Hi Mod fork (also miss-matching paint)
 
Thanks,
Colin


Re: Bailing…on the ride but not the pizza

Betsy Borruso
 

Yes, hope you are better now, Lori!
Thanks to all!
Betsy B

Sent from on the Road

On Jul 1, 2021, at 14:30, James Takasugi <jtakasug@...> wrote:

Hi Lori,

Thanks for the TMCR today.  Great to see you and the FFBC gang as always.  I hope you’re feeling better at home now.  I feel a lot better now after a shower and an IPA 🍺

Re cycling in Jao\pan:

I highly recommend the following: 
  • Touring in various regions of Japan: https://www.cyclingjapan.jp/  I have done five or six tours with them and they are the best tours I’ve experienced anywhere in the world.
  • City tours Tokyo: https://www.tokyocycling.jp/.  I’ve taken two day tours with them in Tokyo.  I’ve been to Tokyo many times but these tours gave me a whole new perspective.
I have some of my experiences with them on my blog with more details… https://jimsgreatcyclingadventures.wordpress.com/

JimT

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On Jul 1, 2021, at 2:04 PM, Lori Sommer <lorimsommer@...> wrote:

Hi,
I had a bit of a dizzy spell on my ride today so I won’t be riding tonight. I’ll show up for pizza and socializing. My apologies but discretion is the better part of valor.
Lori





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