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Old 12-28-2005, 09:15 PM   #31
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Hey Roxy, Looks like rain for at least a few days but I'll give you a heads up next time I'm thinkin' about headin' out. I only live half a mile from bart so you could even ride out here. I've got some pretty good rides (loops) ranging anywhere from 16, hard hilly miles to 50+.

Joe, put me your list. I'm down to ride weekends.
So... where do you live??
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Old 12-29-2005, 06:35 AM   #32
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safety is an issue.

Funny how my ass puckers when things get a little out of shape on the MC, in full gear and boots. But I will careen down Mt. Diablo wearing geeky spandex and a styrofoam bucket on my head at 45mph and complain that it wasn't fast enough.
It's important to ride within your abilities on the bicycle also. Please join in, and make it clear of your abilities and fitness. It's no fun to get dropped on a ride, but it happens to everyone. Road rash is really no fun (I'm wearing some right now ).
That being said, lets get together for a ride this weekend.
The wife and I plan on climbing Diablo on New Years Day if it's dry.
Post up and lets go.
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Old 12-29-2005, 09:46 AM   #33
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I'm planning on riding NY's day as well----hopefully it's dry
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Old 12-29-2005, 02:52 PM   #34
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Re: safety is an issue.

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Funny how my ass puckers when things get a little out of shape on the MC, in full gear and boots. But I will careen down Mt. Diablo wearing geeky spandex and a styrofoam bucket on my head at 45mph and complain that it wasn't fast enough.
It's important to ride within your abilities on the bicycle also. Please join in, and make it clear of your abilities and fitness. It's no fun to get dropped on a ride, but it happens to everyone. Road rash is really no fun (I'm wearing some right now ).
That being said, lets get together for a ride this weekend.
The wife and I plan on climbing Diablo on New Years Day if it's dry.
Post up and lets go.
on the advice.

And, I might be up for a ride but the weatherman is calling for all-around BADNESS!!!
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Old 12-29-2005, 03:26 PM   #35
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Originally, Saturday didn't look too bad with a cloudy forecast. Right now, it looks like shit.

Let's plan one for New Years Day, based on the weather? Meeting place and time, somewhere around Harpo's place, sometime around noon? I'm usually an early riser - but if things go according to plan, I'll need a few more hours to recover...

Hey Joe, would you be in for something like this "Three Bears" loop?

http://www.velogirls.com/three_bears_pinole.doc
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Old 12-29-2005, 05:29 PM   #36
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Originally, Saturday didn't look too bad with a cloudy forecast. Right now, it looks like shit.

Let's plan one for New Years Day, based on the weather? Meeting place and time, somewhere around Harpo's place, sometime around noon? I'm usually an early riser - but if things go according to plan, I'll need a few more hours to recover...

Hey Joe, would you be in for something like this "Three Bears" loop?

http://www.velogirls.com/three_bears_pinole.doc
Sure, weather depending, I'd be up for something.

Just took advantage of the dry afternoon and did 22 miles. Lovin' the new bike.
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Old 12-29-2005, 08:11 PM   #37
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New Years Day

Should be a climb to the summit on Mt. Diablo. 11:00 at the Starbucks in Countrywood Center at the corner of Treat and Bancroft in Concord. Wet ground cancels.
Harpo: Glad the bike is great. The same needs to be done for Mike. Please email me with a good time to do your fitting.
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Old 12-29-2005, 09:09 PM   #38
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Should be a climb to the summit on Mt. Diablo. 11:00 at the Starbucks in Countrywood Center at the corner of Treat and Bancroft in Concord. Wet ground cancels.
Harpo: Glad the bike is great. The same needs to be done for Mike. Please email me with a good time to do your fitting.
I got the new seat and did some custom modification/reshaping (you can guess where) but I'd still be as giddy as a little schoolgirl if I could join in with Crash when he comes over for the fitting and have you make any necessary adjustments on mine.
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Old 12-30-2005, 01:57 PM   #39
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i got a single gear bike......I like to ride around SF alot......anybody? I don't like the bicycles up near the wall.....i almost hit them sometimes, and I see others get hit......


anybody want to ride SF? you don't need a single speed
I'd be up for that. I'll bring out my CX bike, not as tough on the hills as a single speed, but w/o a granny hills it's still challenging.

My favortie semi-city loop nowadays is to/around/back San Bruno Moutain, but I live on the southern tip of the city.
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Old 01-06-2006, 05:15 PM   #40
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Has anyone converted over to a triple crank from a double. I've been thinking about changing over my Dura-Ace cranks and have been wondering what's involved in the change over, such as, will my existing front derailer, shifter, and bottom bracket work.
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Old 01-06-2006, 09:20 PM   #41
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Conversion is spendy

Switching to a triple means new crank, bottom bracket, both derailleurs, and left shifter. Chain too. Better idea is to get a 12-27 rear cassette, which will help with climbing. Or get an 11-30 or 12-32 from the mtn. group and use a XT or XTR rear derailleur. New chain too.
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Old 01-06-2006, 09:45 PM   #42
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Old 01-07-2006, 07:36 PM   #43
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I have chores.

I am going to try and sneak out for a couple of hours early sunday, but I can't commit to a specific time. I would like to organize some mtn bike time if the weather stays dry for the next few days.
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Old 01-08-2006, 08:53 AM   #44
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Has anyone converted over to a triple crank from a double. I've been thinking about changing over my Dura-Ace cranks and have been wondering what's involved in the change over, such as, will my existing front derailer, shifter, and bottom bracket work.
Quick Note: If you do go this route, you might consider NOT getting the Dura-Ace triple crank. Reason: the bolt circle diameter of the inner (smallest) chainring is Dura-Ace only.
I replaced my Dura-Ace triple crank with an Ultegra Crank so that I could use standard Mtn Bike sized 74 mm bolt circle diameter chain rings (read smaller !).
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Old 01-08-2006, 09:15 AM   #45
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I am going to try and sneak out for a couple of hours early sunday, but I can't commit to a specific time. I would like to organize some mtn bike time if the weather stays dry for the next few days.
Leaving my house in Lafayette at about 10:15. Gonna ride somewhere between 35-50 miles. Let me know if you want to join us.
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