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moderated mea culpa - Thursday Morning Coffee Ride

Lori Sommer
 

Good Morning,
The sign-in sheet from June 21 has gone missing!  It was the 29 mile route from Sprouts to Mission Coffee and back. Please check your ride log and let me know if you were there.  If you just think you were probably on the ride let me know too, I'll add you.  I apologize for my poor record keeping skills.  I vow to take a picture of the sign-in sheet at the beginning of the ride and reminders would be appreciated in order to avoid this in the future.  
Lori


moderated Bike for the Parks, September 29, 8:00 AM

Lori Sommer
 

Hi FFBC Members,

Would anyone like to join me on this ride put on by Alameda Parks and Recreation? 25 miles. My dragon boat team, the Alameda Dragon Flyers, is signing up for the Team Challenge and we'd like you to join us (we won't make you paddle - this time.) Please reply to me directly if you are interested.  There is BBQ and a beer garden at the end of the ride for those so inclined.

Lori Sommer

Ride Info:

There are two ride options, both begin and end at the baseball field at upper Washington Park:

• 25-mile bike ride along the perimeter of Alameda
• 8-mile kids bike ride to and from Osborne Model Airfield Park in Bayfarm Island

The 25-mile bike route goes around Alameda, Bayfarm Island, and the former Naval Air Base. Most of the ride showcases shoreline views of the San Francisco bay area. The pace is leisurely, and designed to appeal to riders of all ages and fitness levels. You can do it!

The 8-mile kids bike route uses Shoreline Drive protected bike lanes, Bayfarm Bike Bridge, and a bike and pedestrian path to the Osborne Model Airfield Park. This is our first designated rest-stop, where snacks and beverages are provided. Riders will ride back from where they began to join our after-party.

The ride will have multiple rest-stops, all fully-stocked with fruit, snacks, and beverages. Bathrooms are also provided throughout the route.

A support vehicle also offers free bike repairs and pickups if those who cannot complete the ride. Police and volunteers will be stationed along the route to ensure a fun and safe ride for riders of all skill levels.

Party info:

We will end at Washington Park for our after-party – please join us whether you ride or not.

 DJ mixing classic jams and sounds!


BBQ featuring free food for all participants!


A Beer Garden where people can enjoy a cold beer at the post ride party!


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From: Alameda DragonFlyers <donotreply@...>
Date: Sat, Aug 18, 2018 at 4:52 PM
Subject: New Event: Bike for the Parks, September 29, 8:00 AM
To: <lorimsommer@...>


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A new Alameda DragonFlyers event, Bike for the Parks, has been created.

  • Event: Bike for the Parks
  • Label: Bike!
  • Location: Upper Washington Park (740 Central Ave., Alameda CA 94501) (View Map)
    Details: Baseball field
  • Event Notes:
    Bike for the Alameda Parks. Join your teammates on a 28 mile bike ride on Saturday, September 29 from 8:00 a.m. to about 2:00 p.m. that supports our local parks.

    Your $45 registration fee includes a shirt and post-ride barbecue.

    More info and registration link is here:
    http://bike4parks.alamedaparks.org/

    Organizers May Montana may@... and Amy Wooldridge amy_wool@... will be sending more information.

    Sign up on TeamSnap so we know who has registered.
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moderated Portola Loop CW Sat. 8/18/18

mbrasseur00
 

Louis and I will lead the Portola Loop CW ride this Saturday. Come celebrate the once in a lifetime day of 8/18/18!!! Should be great weather and we hope you can join us.

Meet at Sprouts parking lot in Newark at 8:30am with wheels rolling at 8:45am.
~43 miles with ~1400 ft elevation
M Pace

Mike and Louis


moderated Das Brew Ride Tonight!

Robert Tashjian
 

Tonight’s Das Brew Ride will be the (in)famous Right Turn Clyde, featuring about 16 mi of mostly flat touring through Fremont and NO LEFT TURNS! We’ll meet at Das Brew at 6pm for a 6:15pm start. If you can’t make the ride, come down and join us for a beer around 7:45 or so.

 

See you there!

Rob

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Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 


moderated Ride Leader still needed

Dennis Dong <ronincopp@...>
 

Greetings FFBC!  There's still a need for a ride leader for the Women's Social Ride on Sunday, August 26th.  Please let me know if anyone can take it. 

Thanks and ride safe,
Dennis Dong
Ride Coordinator


moderated Thursday Morning Coffee Ride

Lori Sommer
 

Hello Thursday Riders,
We are going to Mission Coffee via the hills of Fremont.  The route sheet is attached FYI.  You can make the ride your own by meeting us along the way, skipping some climbing, adding some extra hills, or leaving early. Since we are in our own backyard it is easy.  See you at Sprouts at 8:30AM.
Lori Sommer


Thursday, August 16
8:30am
 
WhenThu, August 16, 8:30am – 12:30pm
WhereSprouts Farmers Market, 6399 Jarvis Ave, Newark, CA 94560, USA (map)
DescriptionLength: 25-35 miles
Terrain: 2, 3; Pace: T, M

Meet at 8:30 for an 8:45 start.  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). 

We will mainly stay in Fremont but ride through Newark and sometimes Union City and Milpitas on occasion. Sometimes the climbing is optional. We always stop for coffee and riders are welcome to head back on their own if they know the way. Usually we ride without route sheets so we regroup as necessary and no one is left behind. Bring $ for lunch. 

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!

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


moderated Parts for sale

mbrasseur00
 

Hi all, 

I have a number of parts available.  Take a look.

SRAM TT500 Bar End Shifters, Pair, 10 speed, Good condition 

Shimano Ultegra Cassette, 9 speed decent condition 12 – 27t  

Shimano Ultegra Cassette, 9 speed, decent condition 13 – 25t 

MicroShift front derailleur, good condition 

Easton Seat post, Aluminum 1 1/4" good condition

Aluminum alloy seat post, no name, 1 1/8” ok condition

Richey stem 25.4mm 1 1/8” 120mm good condition

Richey stem 25.4mm 1 1/8” 80mm good condition

650c wheel-set, Shimano Dura ace hubs with Mavic Open Pro rims with 32 spokes


Please let me know if you are interested in a part and what price works for you.

Cheers,
Mike


moderated Tour de Fun...Fuzz Riders

Lori Sommer
 

Hello Tour de Fuzz Riders,

We are fast approaching one of the best rides of the year on Saturday, September 8th!  The Tour de Fuzz (https://www.tourdefuzz.org)  is sold out but if you want to come and didn't sign up in time, here is a way to get notified of any openings: tour de fuzz courtesy notification.

Please fill out the following Google document (FFBC Fun at the Fuzz) to let me know the usual (which route you're planning, if/where you're staying, your cell, arrival and departure day,  if you're coming to the potluck, what you are bringing, etc).  Or, if spreadsheets aren't your thing, just send me a text or an email with the info.  Please fill out the document or send me the information even if you are just joining us for the day/  We can still meet you at the start, look for you on the road, at the rest stops and eat together at the finish plus then I can try to talk you into stopping by for the potluck.

The potluck will be at the same location as last year, Best Western Wine Country Inn and Suites: 870 Hopper Avenue, Santa Rosa.  Last year it worked out well with Julie taking a $10 donation and ordering pizza (in lieu of a potluck item).  Is anyone willing to organize the pizza part of it this year?  We will have cake for Walt's birthday!

I'm looking forward to seeing our beautiful, bright orange FFBC jerseys on the roads of the wine country.

Lori Sommer
(510)693-8624







moderated Re: Saturday Fremont Hills Ride -Mplus pace - 30 miles / 1800 feet elev - RWGPS

Yahoo-Julie
 

On Friday, August 10, 2018, 7:07:07 AM PDT, Yahoo-Julie via Groups.Io <jmgilson1@...> wrote:


Join me for a ride up and down the hills of Fremont - get your Saturday ride in early - be home by noon ! after Coffee at Peet’s at end of ride.
I’ll bring some route sheets.
Meet 8:30 for 8:45 depart; meet at:
Fremont Central Park Teen Center parking lot; enter from Sailway Drive off Paseo Padre Parkway; Teen Center lot is on the left and is signed. The address: 39770 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538.
Julie Gilson
510-468-0284



moderated Saturday Fremont Hills Ride -Mplus pace - 30 miles / 1800 feet elev

Yahoo-Julie
 

Join me for a ride up and down the hills of Fremont - get your Saturday ride in early - be home by noon ! after Coffee at Peet’s at end of ride.
I’ll bring some route sheets.
Meet 8:30 for 8:45 depart; meet at:
Fremont Central Park Teen Center parking lot; enter from Sailway Drive off Paseo Padre Parkway; Teen Center lot is on the left and is signed. The address: 39770 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538.
Julie Gilson
510-468-0284


moderated Sat Brisk Show and Go Suggestion

Tim OHara
 

How about Huddart Park?

Tim and Robin on the tandem


moderated Das Brew Ride #2

Robert Tashjian
 

It’s time for a roll through Newark. Let’s meet at 6pm for a 6:15 start. We’ll have a flat ride, looping around Newark to work up a thirst, then back for a cold one. Should be a nice headwind for the ride out, then an even nicer tailwind for the ride back. The weather is supposed to be about 5 degrees cooler than Thursday and the wind should start to shift, clearing out the smoke. If you can’t make it to the start, we will be back around 7:30 if you want to join us for the after-ride fun.

 

“Miles to Go Before My Beer” option: 17mi

Or a shorter

“I Want My Beer NOW” option: 12mi

 

I’ll have route sheets at the signin or you can print your own.

 

Rob

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Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 


moderated New Los Altos ride in calendar for this Saturday

mbrasseur00
 

Just want to remind any interested rider that we have added a new ride to the calendar for this coming Saturday. Louis and I will lead a ride to Los Altos through Purisima and Elena. Coffee break in Los Altos at Le Boulanger.

M Pace

~44 miles, 1365 feet elevation.

RideWithGPS URL: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27862076

Meet you at Sprouts in Newark at 8:30am with wheels rolling at 8:45am.

Hope to see you there.

Mike and Louis


moderated Route - Thursday Morning Coffee Ride

Lori Sommer
 

Hi, 

Sorry for the late notice!  

We will be doing the Old Page Mill - Arastradero - Alpine loop with coffee at Prolific Oven in Palo Alto.  I've attached the route sheet as requested.  There are options to reduce mileage and climbing. The first option is to park out at the end of Marshlands Road and meet us as we cross the Dumbarton Bridge.  The second is to turn left on Stanford and skip the climbing. 

Cindy probably won't be able to join us after all as she has some pressing business to take care of.  Jules (the other Julie) and I presented her with her photo book with pictures from from lots of ride and sentiments that people sent in.  Thanks so much to everyone.  She really liked it.

I hope to see you tomorrow.  

Lori


moderated Project Hero Las Vegas Honor Ride

Julie Fuller
 




Begin forwarded message:

From: Julie Fuller <luv2hikejulie@...>
Date: August 4, 2018 at 8:52:59 AM PDT
To: info@ffbc.groups.io
Subject: Project Hero Las Vegas Honor Ride

Greetings fellow Freewheelers,

There is still time to join us in Vegas for this one day event. Project Hero is a national 501 c 3 organization dedicated to helping veterans and 1st responders experience the healing benefits of cycling. It is also an opportunity to ride down the Las Vegas Strip with a police escort. If you register before August 10th use the code EARLY for a $15 dollar discount on the registration fee. If you are a disabled veteran contact me for a code to ride for free. This ride is open to all.

Several club members have already registered and have joined my team ‘Cycling Against MIlitary Sexual Trauma’. It will also be a great opportunity to say hi to Cindy; she plans to ride with us. The ride is Saturday November 10th. See the link below for more details.


Jules “The Other Julie”


moderated It's Das Brew Ride Season!

Robert Tashjian
 

This Friday is our first Das Brew ride of the Summer. Meet as Das Brew at 6pm for a 6:15pm roll (prompt!). First ride will be to Ed Levin Park to work up a thirst, then head back to Das Brew for a nice, cold beer (or just some good company!). There will be two options:

Gotta Earn My Beer: 19 mi, 800ft

or a shorter, route

Can’t Wait For My Beer: 15 mi, 350ft

 

I’ll have route sheets tomorrow at the signin.

 

Full details on the ffbc ride calendar

http://ffbc.org/rides/ride-calendar-display/

 

RideWithGPS URL: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27922864

 

Hope to see you there,

Rob

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Robert Tashjian

rob@...

 


moderated Re: Group Riding Etiquette - Paceline 101

Andrew Sass
 

Here is a good articleI put together from other articles and a few of my own words

Andy

On Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 8:44:51 PM PDT, Dennis Dong <ronincopp@...> wrote:


Group Riding Etiquette

A FFBC member expressed that some riders on club rides are forgetting to point out road hazards and/or creating hazardous riding conditions.  The following is a recent e-mail sent out by the Western Wheelers Bicycle Club to the membership.  The FFBC member and I believe that our members will find the information in the e-mail helpful as well.  Feel free to send me any comments.  
Ride Safe!
Dennis Dong
Ride Coordinator

The text of the Western Wheelers Bicycle Club e-mail:  

Hello Everybody!

The season is in full swing, and there are lots of rides going.     Group riding is a shared safety exercise - There is safety and speed in numbers.

Riding in a group is also a responsibility - the riders behind you have a harder time seeing road debris and obstacles.    Club rides often bunch up at intersections or coming into re-groups.  There are a few simple things you can do to keep the whole group safe:

Point out obstacles in the roadway.  As you go around the obstacle, point at it and call it out - "Hole!"

Avoid sudden braking.   When you are at the front of a group, or even in the middle, the riders rely upon your consistent pace and steady line to be safe.   Quick changes in speed lead to crashes.  If you must brake, call out "Braking" to warn other riders.

When riding behind other cyclists who may not be paying attention to rules one and two, choose a bike position such that you can see the roadway ahead of them and be prepared for the unexpected.

These rules apply to all rides!   As cyclists, we tend to focus on the road ahead.  On club rides, there are other people around and you can be the lead rider at any moment.  

 

Thanks!


moderated Group Riding Etiquette

Dennis Dong <ronincopp@...>
 

Group Riding Etiquette

A FFBC member expressed that some riders on club rides are forgetting to point out road hazards and/or creating hazardous riding conditions.  The following is a recent e-mail sent out by the Western Wheelers Bicycle Club to the membership.  The FFBC member and I believe that our members will find the information in the e-mail helpful as well.  Feel free to send me any comments.  
Ride Safe!
Dennis Dong
Ride Coordinator

The text of the Western Wheelers Bicycle Club e-mail:  

Hello Everybody!

The season is in full swing, and there are lots of rides going.     Group riding is a shared safety exercise - There is safety and speed in numbers.

Riding in a group is also a responsibility - the riders behind you have a harder time seeing road debris and obstacles.    Club rides often bunch up at intersections or coming into re-groups.  There are a few simple things you can do to keep the whole group safe:

Point out obstacles in the roadway.  As you go around the obstacle, point at it and call it out - "Hole!"

Avoid sudden braking.   When you are at the front of a group, or even in the middle, the riders rely upon your consistent pace and steady line to be safe.   Quick changes in speed lead to crashes.  If you must brake, call out "Braking" to warn other riders.

When riding behind other cyclists who may not be paying attention to rules one and two, choose a bike position such that you can see the roadway ahead of them and be prepared for the unexpected.

These rules apply to all rides!   As cyclists, we tend to focus on the road ahead.  On club rides, there are other people around and you can be the lead rider at any moment.  

 

Thanks!


moderated August Pizza (Burrito) rides are on!

Tim OHara
 

Starting this Wednesday, we will be hosting Burrito Rides at Chipotle In Newark at 34883 Newark Blvd.  Meet at 6pm and be ready to fill out the order form for your Burrito.  Roll at 6:15.  Hope to see you there!

Tim and Robin on the tandem


moderated Re: August Ride Calendar

Dennis Dong <ronincopp@...>
 

Hello FFBC Members.

To avoid any confusion caused by my previous emails, there WILL BE Pizza Rides in August on the first 4 Wednesday (8/1, 8/8, 8/15, and 8/22).  There NOT BE A Pizza Ride on the 5th Wednesday, August 29th.  

There is a new ride addition to the calendar.  Starting in August, on the 2nd Saturday of every month, a ride will start from Sprouts in Newark and ride across the Dumbarton Bridge into the Los Altos Hills.  Check the ride calendar for details.  

The August Ride Calendar is now completed with the exception of the Women's Social Ride on Sunday, August 26th.  A ride leader is still needed for the ride.  Please let me know if any member(s) can take the lead on this ride.  If there is no ride leader, the ride will either be cancelled or become a Show & Go.

Thanks and ride safe!
Dennis Dong
Ride Coordinator






On Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 6:39 PM, Dennis Dong <ronincopp@...> wrote:
Julie did, thanks

On Fri, Jul 27, 2018, 16:04 Vanessa McDonnell <vanessa@...> wrote:
Thanks. BTW, Julie emailed me (don’t know if she also emailed you) to say that you can use her contact info for the ride on the 14th. 

See you tomorrow

V.

On Jul 27, 2018, at 3:31 PM, Dennis Dong <ronincopp@...> wrote:

ok, got it.  I'll probably see you tomorrow morning.

Dennis

On Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 10:58 AM, Vanessa McDonnell <vanessa@...> wrote:
Hi Dennis, 

I will be unable to lead my Tuesday ride on August 14th. Julie Gilson and Steve Snyder have both volunteered to lead. Not sure if one will lead or both. I asked them to let you know so you can change the contact information in the ride calendar.

Thanks,
V.

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On Jul 27, 2018, at 8:22 AM, Dennis Dong <ronincopp@...> wrote:

Morning members!  

There is a correction to my original email in the August Ride Calendar regarding the Wednesday night Pizza rides.  There WILL BE Wednesday Pizza rides in August with the exception of the 5th Wednesday, August 29th (no pizza ride).  Tim and Robin will be leading the rides.  

Instead of pizza, it will be Burritos at Chipotle in Newark.  Check the ride calendar for details. 

Thanks, 
Dennis

On Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 8:48 PM, Dennis Dong <ronincopp@...> wrote:
Greetings FFBC Members!  It's that time again for the next month's ride calendar. 
Changes in the August calendar to note: 
     1)  For the month of August, the Das Brew Rides are scheduled for Friday with the exception of August 31st.  This is the 5th Friday of the month and there will be NO DAS BREW RIDE on the 31st.  
     2)  At this time, there will be NO WEDNESDAY Pizza Rides scheduled.  They will resume next year June 2019.
     3)  The pace of Saturday Tour de Fremont Hills Ride (August 11th) has been changed to "M +" to include the faster riders that like this ride.  Contact the ride leader if you have any questions.  

I need ride leaders for the following scheduled rides:
     1)  August 25th, Saturday : Calaveras CCW
     2)  August 26th, Sunday : Women's Social Ride
If you can lead any of these rides, please let me know.  

Ride Leaders, please review the calendar and let me know if any corrections or changes need to be made.  Thanks.

Ride safe, 
Dennis Dong
Ride Coordinator






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