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Re: Pot hole on Calaveras Road

Nick Laszlo
 

Mike et al, that giant pothole has been there for months. I reported it to the Public Works dept, but they appear to have higher priorities than protecting the welfare of cyclists, so we must all remain ever vigilant of such dangers, or move to France, as I’m planning to do. 😉

Nick

On Aug 6, 2020, at 4:40 PM, mbrasseur00 via groups.io <mbrasseur00=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Louis and I rode down Calaveras Rd from the Wall to Piedmont/Evans Road today. There was a very nasty pothole in the road right at Downing Rd. Please be aware and careful at that junction because it can cause some severe problems if you were to hit it.

Mike


Pot hole on Calaveras Road

mbrasseur00
 

Louis and I rode down Calaveras Rd from the Wall to Piedmont/Evans Road today. There was a very nasty pothole in the road right at Downing Rd. Please be aware and careful at that junction because it can cause some severe problems if you were to hit it.

Mike


Portola Rd closure

mbrasseur00
 

I was on Portola Road in Portola Valley today and there was a sign indicating that Portola Road will be closed on 8/4/2020. Might be good to avoid on that day.

Mike


Re: Piedmont Road Repaving Project

mdavis94536
 

BTW Ken Goldman kindly pointed out that that intersection is on Evans Rd, not Piedmont.  Evans changes to Piedmont at Calaveras Blvd, south of Old Calaveras (as I'm sure many of you know).  So yeah, even less likely they'll get rid of that Stop sign :P


On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 4:34 PM Mark Davis <mark@...> wrote:
Maybe they will also take out that silly stop sign at Old Calaveras.  Not holding my breath though.

On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 3:42 PM tboomer@... via groups.io <tboomer=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Just got a notice that 
"Starting September 9th, the city will begin to repave Piedmont Rd. for additional function and beautification. The city anticipates the road work will be completed by December 30th."



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Mark


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Mark


Re: Piedmont Road Repaving Project

mdavis94536
 

Maybe they will also take out that silly stop sign at Old Calaveras.  Not holding my breath though.


On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 3:42 PM tboomer@... via groups.io <tboomer=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Just got a notice that 
"Starting September 9th, the city will begin to repave Piedmont Rd. for additional function and beautification. The city anticipates the road work will be completed by December 30th."



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Mark


Piedmont Road Repaving Project

tboomer@yahoo.com
 

Just got a notice that 
"Starting September 9th, the city will begin to repave Piedmont Rd. for additional function and beautification. The city anticipates the road work will be completed by December 30th."


Need Avocet computer magnet hub ring

Wynn
 

Thought I was all done with vintage Avocet computers so I donated everything.  A friend just gave me a very old Avocet computer without the magnet hub ring, and pickup holder.

Does anybody have one lying around?

Wynn


Balance Bikes

David Ransom
 

Both balance bikes have been spoken for.

Dave Ransom


Balance Bicycles

David Ransom
 

Along the lines of my other post, I have two balance bikes that are not getting any mileage. One has 12" wheels and the other 16" wheels. These are free. If you know of a wee one that can use these let me know. These are good for learning to steer and balance without having training wheels. Each one has a hand brake. If nobody takes these they'll be donated.

Good riding
Dave Ransom
510-585-6190


Re: Strange red light

Gabriel Beddingfield
 

I didn't notice any new paint. It's directly over the center lane of a 3-lane road... so it makes no sense for a light in that position to have anything to do with cycling.

We looked at the signal stationed at the right lane (near the crosswalk), and it didn't have a bicycle. It was a normal red light.

On Tue, Jun 23, 2020 at 10:29 PM Michael Graff <michael.graff@...> wrote:

On Tue, Jun 23, 2020 at 9:53 PM Gabriel Beddingfield <gabrbedd@...> wrote:
Saw a red light with a bicycle image at the intersection of Ardenwood and 84. Is this an accident or is it trying to tell me something?


Re: Strange red light

Michael Graff
 


On Tue, Jun 23, 2020 at 9:53 PM Gabriel Beddingfield <gabrbedd@...> wrote:
Saw a red light with a bicycle image at the intersection of Ardenwood and 84. Is this an accident or is it trying to tell me something?


Strange red light

Gabriel Beddingfield
 

Saw a red light with a bicycle image at the intersection of Ardenwood and 84. Is this an accident or is it trying to tell me something?


Spare Wheel Box?

Allen Lu
 
Edited

Hi All,

Need to ship a wheel back to Enve but I don't have any wheel boxes. Does anyone have a spare? I'll come pick up at your convenience.

Thanks,
Allen

 

Edit: West was able to hook me up with one. Thanks to all the people who offered! Safe riding if you're out and stay safe if you're not!


Looking To Buy Used Recumbent Trike

critch
 

Looking for a used recumbent trike. Not picky. I'm 5' 10" tall. David Critchfield 510-612-0731.


Re: Casa Bella Bistro in Sunol is open !

Yahoo-Julie
 

Just a reminder - the days and hours they are open are Wed - Sun 9-2.

Julie

On Jun 4, 2020, at 2:49 PM, Joyce via groups.io <notes4cindy2010=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

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



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.  

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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

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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


 

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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

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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