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moderated Sat. 4/7, 1st Saturday of the Month/Calaveras Clockwise ride - Moderate

Donna Luporini Kaplan
 

Hello folks,

 

Saturday is the 1st Saturday of the Month/ Calaveras Clockwise ride.  We will be heading out to Alum Rock Park again because Calaveras is still closed.  That said, the weather reports currently look iffy for Saturday.  I will continue to check the reports and will send out a confirmation or cancelation of the ride on Saturday morning by 6:30 am. 

I hope to see you there!

Donna Kaplan

 

 

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Calaveras Clockwise

When                   Sat, April 7, 8:30am – 1:00pm

Where                  Downtown Niles parking lot across from H St at Niles Blvd (map)

Description         Length: 46 miles; Elevation: 2117 feet; Terrain: 3; Pace: M


Meet at 8:30 for an 8:45 start. This is our traditional "1st Saturday of the Month" ride. However, due to the closure of Calaveras Road, we will ride to Alum Rock Park instead. The route will still bring us out into Milpitas and we will still return via a route that stays close to the hills. Bring $$ for a coffee stop at Noah's/Starbucks in Milpitas.  Rain or serious threat of rain cancels.

RideWithGPS URL: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/192559
Donna Kaplan: 
luporini@..., (415) 584-7621

moderated Saturday - Conditioning Ride - Portola Loop plus Alpine

Julia Walker
 

Looks like this will get rained out - I will post by 7 am Saturday. Route sheet attached.

WhereDon Edwards (map)
DescriptionLength: 41 miles; Elevation: 2207 feet; Terrain: 3,4 Pace: T,M This is a fun end to the series - challenging but less so than the previous weeks. Our route will cross the Dumbarton Bridge and take us on the bike bridge over 101 with a regroup at Burgess Park in Menlo Park. We will climb Sandhill, Alpine and then another seven miles to the gate at the end of Alpine. We’ll U-turn back to Robert’s Market for a quick lunch. We will return on Portola/Sandhill and Willow. Rain cancels. RidewithGPS URL: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13563850 Carrie Payne carriepayne@att.net 510-754-0276 Julia Walker walk9422@gmail.com 510-468-9712
 

moderated SUB for TMCR Re: [ffbc] Time Change - Thursday Morning Coffee Ride

Lori Sommer
 

Morning,

I am unable to ride today so Ken is substituting for me. 

Ken Goldman ‭(510) 378-5027‬ ken.goldman@...

Have fun!  See you next week. 

Lori

On Apr 4, 2018, at 9:00 AM, Lori Sommer <lorimsommer@...> wrote:

Good Morning!
Tomorrow we are back to our "regular" start at 9AM.  Come join us for a ride before the rain starts on Friday.  If you'd like to meet along the way, please feel free to do so.  If you text me in advance, and you have an Apple phone, I will invite you to follow me for the day on the app "Find Friends".  Then you will know where the back of the group is located on the route and  can easily join in.  I hope to see you tomorrow!
Lori


Thursday, April 5
9:00am
 Thursday Morning Coffee Ride - REI to Alum Rock
WhenThu, April 5, 9am – 1pm
WhereREI, 43962 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538, USA (map)
DescriptionLength: 34 miles
Terrain: 2, 3; Pace: T, M

Meet at 9:00 for a 9:15 start.  We are riding to Alum Rock. Since REI isn't open use the facilities at Starbucks or wait until we reach the Alviso Adobe in Milpitas. 

We will ride along the foothills and once we get into the park, there are options to head straight to the Visitor's Center or climb the Inspiration Loop and/or Miguelita Road. Also, you don't have to go all the way to the park...you can turn early to coffee to reduce milage significantly. If you are a slow climber, but want to do the extra climbing, please be considerate of the group and turn around when you see the faster riders returning OR bring yourself to coffee on your own. 

We will have lunch at Noah's Bagels/Starbucks ($) before heading back on a flat route, with no regroups. 

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

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

moderated Time Change - Thursday Morning Coffee Ride

Lori Sommer
 

Good Morning!
Tomorrow we are back to our "regular" start at 9AM.  Come join us for a ride before the rain starts on Friday.  If you'd like to meet along the way, please feel free to do so.  If you text me in advance, and you have an Apple phone, I will invite you to follow me for the day on the app "Find Friends".  Then you will know where the back of the group is located on the route and  can easily join in.  I hope to see you tomorrow!
Lori


Thursday, April 5
9:00am
 Thursday Morning Coffee Ride - REI to Alum Rock
WhenThu, April 5, 9am – 1pm
WhereREI, 43962 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538, USA (map)
DescriptionLength: 34 miles
Terrain: 2, 3; Pace: T, M

Meet at 9:00 for a 9:15 start.  We are riding to Alum Rock. Since REI isn't open use the facilities at Starbucks or wait until we reach the Alviso Adobe in Milpitas. 

We will ride along the foothills and once we get into the park, there are options to head straight to the Visitor's Center or climb the Inspiration Loop and/or Miguelita Road. Also, you don't have to go all the way to the park...you can turn early to coffee to reduce milage significantly. If you are a slow climber, but want to do the extra climbing, please be considerate of the group and turn around when you see the faster riders returning OR bring yourself to coffee on your own. 

We will have lunch at Noah's Bagels/Starbucks ($) before heading back on a flat route, with no regroups. 

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

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

moderated FW: Seeking Male Cyclists for Background Work on the Netflix Series: THE OA

Robert Miller
 

In case anyone is interested… they seem to be legitimate.

 

From: DWYER CASTING [mailto:oaextrassf@...]
Sent: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 4:27 PM
To: DWYER CASTING <OAextrasSF@...>
Subject: Seeking Male Cyclists for Background Work on the Netflix Series: THE OA

 

Hi,

 

My name is Jerry and I am the Extras Casting Director on Season 2 of the Netflix original series THE OA. 

 

We are filming in San Francisco, CA this Month and we are seeking Experienced DownHill Cyclists to work as Extras on Monday April 16th.

 

Please see the information below and the attached Flyer. Pass this on to anyone you know would also be a good fit for this project. 

 

Thanks!

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

DWYER CASTING

 

Is Seeking Male Cyclists 18+
with DOWNHILL CYCLING Experience for

Background work on Season 2 of the Netflix Series




Filming in San Francisco, CA

Monday, April 16th


Payment is $250/8 Hours


If you are interested and available please Email us at:

OAextrasSF@...

Include the following in your email:

1.  Subject Line: “CYCLIST – Your Full Name

2.  Recent Photos: 1 headshot/selfie, 1 Full Body

3.  Cell Phone Number & City you Live in

4.  Approximate Age (Must be 18+), Height & Weight

5.  A brief Summary of your Cycling Experience

 

 

 


THE OA: Season 2

 EXTRAS CASTING 

Phone: (415) 409-9369 (call or text)

 

 

 

moderated NOTE - B pace meet time CHANGE - Tuesday Hills - April 3 - 8:30AM vs. 8:45am

Jay Gilson
 

Tuesday, April 3
8:30am – 12:15pm

Description:Length: 38 miles; Elevation: 1,912-2,500 feet;
Terrain: 3; Pace: B

Meet at
8:3- for a 8:45 start.  Join us for a few of Fremont’s finest hills. We might ride the neighborhood hills we affectionately call “The Stupid Hills” (including Pine, Sabercat, “The Animals” and our friend Paseo Padre), or we might head through Niles Canyon to Palomares Road for a quite, scenic climb to Castro Valley. From Castro Valley we’ll either head to Pleasanton and tackle the rollers on Foothill before returning through the canyon, or for a little extra climbing, we’ll head up Five Canyons Pkwy and return via Hayward. Bring money for coffee and/or a snack, we’ll definitely stop for a well deserved break! Rain or significant chance of rain cancels. A ride cancellation email will be sent to the FFBC Yahoo! group by the ride leader on the morning of the ride if it is being cancelled (no email, means the ride is on). If unsure of the ride status, call or text the ride leader on the morning of the ride.

Jay Gilson - cell 510-468-0285 jaymgilson@...

moderated Re: Primavera Worker's Ride - Free Lunch

Vanessa McDonnell
 

I will send out the RideWithGPS links for the Workers ride in the next day or two.

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On Mar 31, 2018, at 1:37 PM, Andrew Sass via Groups.Io <andrew.sass@...> wrote:

As a thank you to our volunteers, the rest stops will be fully stocked.  Dennis's email implied you had to bring a lunch.  You can do that if   you have special dietary needs.

There will be two manned rest stops.  One at Sunol, and one at Rios Lovell Estate Winery.  The 100 mile route will go up Palomares from Niles Canyon, then over Dublin grade and down Foothill to Sunol.  It is about the same milage and elevation as getting to Sunol via Calaveras.  After that, riders will follow the Primavera Route with stops at the winery before and after Altamont.  The 85 mile route is the same as the 100 mile route, just skipping Altamont.

Most likely, the 100K will go up Niles Canyon to Sunol, then follow the 85 mile route, with one stop at Rios Lovell.

So, we need 2 rest stop volunteers, and a couple of SAG volunteers, as well as ride leaders

It would be wonderful if someone would also volunteer for rest stop on the Fun Ride at Coyote Hills.

Rest stop and SAG volunteers, feel free total me with any questions

Andy Sass
520-490-8098

On Saturday, March 31, 2018, 10:05:29 AM PDT, Dennis Dong <ronincopp@...> wrote:


Happy Easter!  Latest update for the calendar is that I still need ride leaders for:

Saturday
1)  4/28/18: Calaveras CCW

Sunday
1)  4/8/18: PRS #13 (Sierra & Calaveras)


MOST IMPORTANTLY - SUNDAY 4/15/18 : Primavera Workers' Ride 
1)  Century Route: since Calaveras Rd will not be open for the workers' ride, a route will be coming asap.  I need ride leaders for the M, B, & F pace riders, a volunteer (Rest Stop Captain) to take riders' lunches to the designated rest stop and a SAG.
2)  85 mile route: the route should be similar to the century route so a volunteer will take your lunches to the same designated rest stop.  I still need ride leaders for the M, B, & F pace riders.
3)  Metric Century route:  The route has yet to be determined and will be coming asap.  I need ride leaders for the M & B pace riders and a SAG to take the riders' lunches to the designated lunch stop.  
4)  Fun Ride:  I need a ride leader for this ride

Please let me know if you can step up and be a ride leader, SAG or Rest Stop Captain.

Thanks and ride safe!

Dennis Dong

moderated Re: Primavera Worker's Ride - Free Lunch

Andrew Sass
 

As a thank you to our volunteers, the rest stops will be fully stocked.  Dennis's email implied you had to bring a lunch.  You can do that if   you have special dietary needs.

There will be two manned rest stops.  One at Sunol, and one at Rios Lovell Estate Winery.  The 100 mile route will go up Palomares from Niles Canyon, then over Dublin grade and down Foothill to Sunol.  It is about the same milage and elevation as getting to Sunol via Calaveras.  After that, riders will follow the Primavera Route with stops at the winery before and after Altamont.  The 85 mile route is the same as the 100 mile route, just skipping Altamont.

Most likely, the 100K will go up Niles Canyon to Sunol, then follow the 85 mile route, with one stop at Rios Lovell.

So, we need 2 rest stop volunteers, and a couple of SAG volunteers, as well as ride leaders

It would be wonderful if someone would also volunteer for rest stop on the Fun Ride at Coyote Hills.

Rest stop and SAG volunteers, feel free total me with any questions

Andy Sass
520-490-8098

On Saturday, March 31, 2018, 10:05:29 AM PDT, Dennis Dong <ronincopp@...> wrote:


Happy Easter!  Latest update for the calendar is that I still need ride leaders for:

Saturday
1)  4/28/18: Calaveras CCW

Sunday
1)  4/8/18: PRS #13 (Sierra & Calaveras)


MOST IMPORTANTLY - SUNDAY 4/15/18 : Primavera Workers' Ride 
1)  Century Route: since Calaveras Rd will not be open for the workers' ride, a route will be coming asap.  I need ride leaders for the M, B, & F pace riders, a volunteer (Rest Stop Captain) to take riders' lunches to the designated rest stop and a SAG.
2)  85 mile route: the route should be similar to the century route so a volunteer will take your lunches to the same designated rest stop.  I still need ride leaders for the M, B, & F pace riders.
3)  Metric Century route:  The route has yet to be determined and will be coming asap.  I need ride leaders for the M & B pace riders and a SAG to take the riders' lunches to the designated lunch stop.  
4)  Fun Ride:  I need a ride leader for this ride

Please let me know if you can step up and be a ride leader, SAG or Rest Stop Captain.

Thanks and ride safe!

Dennis Dong

Re: April Ride Calendar

Dennis Dong
 

Happy Easter!  Latest update for the calendar is that I still need ride leaders for:

Saturday
1)  4/28/18: Calaveras CCW

Sunday
1)  4/8/18: PRS #13 (Sierra & Calaveras)


MOST IMPORTANTLY - SUNDAY 4/15/18 : Primavera Workers' Ride 
1)  Century Route: since Calaveras Rd will not be open for the workers' ride, a route will be coming asap.  I need ride leaders for the M, B, & F pace riders, a volunteer (Rest Stop Captain) to take riders' lunches to the designated rest stop and a SAG.
2)  85 mile route: the route should be similar to the century route so a volunteer will take your lunches to the same designated rest stop.  I still need ride leaders for the M, B, & F pace riders.
3)  Metric Century route:  The route has yet to be determined and will be coming asap.  I need ride leaders for the M & B pace riders and a SAG to take the riders' lunches to the designated lunch stop.  
4)  Fun Ride:  I need a ride leader for this ride

Please let me know if you can step up and be a ride leader, SAG or Rest Stop Captain.

Thanks and ride safe!

Dennis Dong

moderated Saturday Conditioning Ride - Livermore Hills (43 miles) - Ride with GPS Link

Julia Walker
 

moderated Brisk Short notice Ride - Sat 3/31 - Huddart Pk

Tim OHara
 

All,

We got permission from Mike and Dave to add a Brisk version of the below listed. Ride.  Huddart Park is always one of our favorites. 

Tim and Robin on the tandem.


-----Original Message-----
From: mbrasseur00 via Groups.Io <mbrasseur00@...>
To: info <info@ffbc.groups.io>
Cc: info <info@ffbc.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Mar 27, 2018 2:11 pm
Subject: Re: [ffbc] Short notice Ride - Sat 3/31 - Huddart Pk

Here is a ridewithgps route including route sheet for the ride.


Mike

On Mar 26, 2018, at 7:21 PM, mbrasseur00 via Groups.Io <mbrasseur00@...> wrote:

Dave Epps and I are going to lead a short notice ride on Saturday March 31st. We are riding to Huddart Park by way of Canada and Olive Hill. Coffee break at either the Starbuck’s or nearby coffee shop at the Sharon Park shopping center off of Sand Hill.

M Pace - Approximately 44 miles and 1775 elevation
Meet near Sprouts in Newark, at Jarvis and Newark Blvd
Meet at 8:30am with wheels rolling at 8:45am.

Hope to see you there.

Mike
510-449-6233

Dave

moderated Saturday Conditioning Ride - Livermore Hills (43 miles)

Julia Walker
 

A beautiful California day is predicted for Saturday - come out and ride in Livermore! We start from the train station in Sunol - please park in the dirt lot. Arrive by 8:30 for an 8:45 start.

Today's ride takes us from downtown Sunol through Pleasanton, to the scenic Livermore Valley. Between the wildflowers, the green hills and the vineyards the ride should be a feast for the senses. Previous participants of the Cinderella Classic will be familiar with parts of the ride.

Bring money for coffee/snack/lunch in downtown Livermore.
Length - 43 miles
Route sheet attached
Ride Leaders: Julia, Christina, and Anne
walk9422@...

moderated Re: RSVP for Pizza! - Thursday Morning Coffee Rides

Julie Fuller
 

I’d like to put in a request for cooler weather.

Jules


On Mar 28, 2018, at 14:22, Lori Sommer <lorimsommer@...> wrote:

Good Afternoon,

Bring out your shorts!  It will get up to 80deg F tomorrow in San Ramon.

Tomorrow is our trip to Zachary's but we have to ride first.  Actually, you don't have to ride at all, some are just joining us for pizza.  You can too.  In addition to the personal size deep dish pizza they also have pizza by the slice, salads, beer and soft drinks.  Starbucks is just a few steps away.  

Please let me know if you are planning to come for pizza so I can include you in our reservation.  We plan to sit outside so a hat would be nice even though they have umbrellas. Also remember to tip your server so they will welcome us back.

Come have some fun in the sun.

Lori




Thursday, March 29
9:30am
 Thursday Morning Coffee Ride to Zachary's Pizza
WhenThu, March 29, 9:30am – 1:00pm
WhereCentral Park in San Ramon (12501 Alcosta Blvd) (map)
DescriptionLength: 19 miles; Elevation: 1400 feet;
Terrain: 3,4 Pace: T,M

Meet at Central Park in San Ramon. Directions to the parking lot from Fremont: 680N, exit Bollinger, right turn onto Bollinger, left at the light on Marketplace (the turn is finally open again, parking lot on the RHS). We will climb to the top of Norris Canyon (looking for the miniature donkeys and peacocks along the way) and then turn back and head up Bollinger Canyon and look for the ostrich. Both climbs are out and back so you can turn around any time you feel like it. After a regroup at Las Trampas parking lot, we will head back to our cars and drive the couple of miles to Zachary's so we don't have to ride after eating (and Walt doesn't have to worry about riding with his leftovers in a pizza box). No one left behind. Bring $ for lunch. If you know you are coming please RSVP so I can make reservations! Extreme temperatures or construction or whim of the ride leader can modify the route. Rain cancels, check yahoo group, email or call me.

RidewithGPS URL:
 Lori Sommer lorimsommer@gmail.com 510-693-8624

moderated RSVP for Pizza! - Thursday Morning Coffee Rides

Lori Sommer
 

Good Afternoon,

Bring out your shorts!  It will get up to 80deg F tomorrow in San Ramon.

Tomorrow is our trip to Zachary's but we have to ride first.  Actually, you don't have to ride at all, some are just joining us for pizza.  You can too.  In addition to the personal size deep dish pizza they also have pizza by the slice, salads, beer and soft drinks.  Starbucks is just a few steps away.  

Please let me know if you are planning to come for pizza so I can include you in our reservation.  We plan to sit outside so a hat would be nice even though they have umbrellas. Also remember to tip your server so they will welcome us back.

Come have some fun in the sun.

Lori




Thursday, March 29
9:30am
 Thursday Morning Coffee Ride to Zachary's Pizza
WhenThu, March 29, 9:30am – 1:00pm
WhereCentral Park in San Ramon (12501 Alcosta Blvd) (map)
DescriptionLength: 19 miles; Elevation: 1400 feet;
Terrain: 3,4 Pace: T,M

Meet at Central Park in San Ramon. Directions to the parking lot from Fremont: 680N, exit Bollinger, right turn onto Bollinger, left at the light on Marketplace (the turn is finally open again, parking lot on the RHS). We will climb to the top of Norris Canyon (looking for the miniature donkeys and peacocks along the way) and then turn back and head up Bollinger Canyon and look for the ostrich. Both climbs are out and back so you can turn around any time you feel like it. After a regroup at Las Trampas parking lot, we will head back to our cars and drive the couple of miles to Zachary's so we don't have to ride after eating (and Walt doesn't have to worry about riding with his leftovers in a pizza box). No one left behind. Bring $ for lunch. If you know you are coming please RSVP so I can make reservations! Extreme temperatures or construction or whim of the ride leader can modify the route. Rain cancels, check yahoo group, email or call me.

RidewithGPS URL:
 Lori Sommer lorimsommer@gmail.com 510-693-8624

moderated Re: Tomorrow's Wednesday Ride - In Honor Of Ed Tanaka

Garry Birch
 

I will be thinking of Ed and smiling.

G.



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

-------- Original message --------
From: Al Quintana <alanq44@...>
Date: 28/03/2018 00:14 (GMT+00:00)
To: info@ffbc.groups.io
Subject: [ffbc] Tomorrow's Wednesday Ride - In Honor Of Ed Tanaka

I wanted to let you know that tomorrow's ride, starting in Niles, will proceed south to Sweigert Road in San Jose. Then we will climb to the top and spend a few moments remembering our good friend and comrade Ed Tanaka. Ed passed away at this location 5 years ago this month.

Remember to wear mismatching socks (but with a common theme)!


Al Q.

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

moderated Re: Tomorrow's Wednesday Ride - In Honor Of Ed Tanaka

Joe Banchero
 

Mismatch socks in honor of Ed?


On Mar 27, 2018, at 4:14 PM, Al Quintana <alanq44@...> wrote:

I wanted to let you know that tomorrow's ride, starting in Niles, will proceed south to Sweigert Road in San Jose. Then we will climb to the top and spend a few moments remembering our good friend and comrade Ed Tanaka. Ed passed away at this location 5 years ago this month.

Remember to wear mismatching socks (but with a common theme)!


Al Q.

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

moderated Re: Tomorrow's Wednesday Ride - In Honor Of Ed Tanaka

Carrie Payne
 

I will be there in Spirit.


On Mar 27, 2018, at 4:31 PM, Mike Moore <mrmoore.usa@...> wrote:

I wish I could be there with all of you remembering Ed.  

On Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 4:14 PM Al Quintana <alanq44@...> wrote:
I wanted to let you know that tomorrow's ride, starting in Niles, will proceed south to Sweigert Road in San Jose. Then we will climb to the top and spend a few moments remembering our good friend and comrade Ed Tanaka. Ed passed away at this location 5 years ago this month.

Remember to wear mismatching socks (but with a common theme)!


Al Q.

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

moderated Re: Tomorrow's Wednesday Ride - In Honor Of Ed Tanaka

mdavis94536
 

Same here.

On Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 4:31 PM, Mike Moore <mrmoore.usa@...> wrote:
I wish I could be there with all of you remembering Ed.  

On Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 4:14 PM Al Quintana <alanq44@...> wrote:
I wanted to let you know that tomorrow's ride, starting in Niles, will proceed south to Sweigert Road in San Jose. Then we will climb to the top and spend a few moments remembering our good friend and comrade Ed Tanaka. Ed passed away at this location 5 years ago this month.

Remember to wear mismatching socks (but with a common theme)!


Al Q.

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




--
Mark

moderated Re: Tomorrow's Wednesday Ride - In Honor Of Ed Tanaka

Mike Moore
 

I wish I could be there with all of you remembering Ed.  


On Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 4:14 PM Al Quintana <alanq44@...> wrote:
I wanted to let you know that tomorrow's ride, starting in Niles, will proceed south to Sweigert Road in San Jose. Then we will climb to the top and spend a few moments remembering our good friend and comrade Ed Tanaka. Ed passed away at this location 5 years ago this month.

Remember to wear mismatching socks (but with a common theme)!


Al Q.

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

moderated Tomorrow's Wednesday Ride - In Honor Of Ed Tanaka

Al Quintana
 

I wanted to let you know that tomorrow's ride, starting in Niles, will proceed south to Sweigert Road in San Jose. Then we will climb to the top and spend a few moments remembering our good friend and comrade Ed Tanaka. Ed passed away at this location 5 years ago this month.

Remember to wear mismatching socks (but with a common theme)!


Al Q.

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