Friday, November 30, 2007

Re: NRLB ride Fri 11/30?

ride report: wow, what a turnout! 22 riders show up on a damn cold inky black 'morning' and 21* arrive in one piece, not bad. i have never seen a line *out the door* at ritual at 6:10am -- the cashier was so impressed he asked me to email him photos. hats off to the 4 or 5 new riders who made the trip with nary a complaint despite the icy tundra on tunnel road, frequent dicey traffic situations, and the brakeless kemler riding with a cavalierly loose chain. *the one casualty of the ride was the normally indomitable Jason G., who was so completely relaxed in the cyclocross section that he forgot about the 5" lip and got acquainted with the concrete edge, damaging his Record shifter, hand, and mojo. Reports indicate he caught a train in PA and made it down to the office in santa peninsula somewhere. overall a super gorgeous ride with excellent if slightly chilly conditions. hope to see some of y'all next week on a less 'glamorous' day, say monday, mmm? some crappy photos: -SC PS - PC still lives on the peninsula... something must be done. PPS - the Andrew Fort award for least cycling-like clothing goes to Andy
On Nov 30, 2007 10:40 AM, Sam Arons wrote:
Thanks to Eric for excellent organization and a great ride! See you all next week... -sam
On Nov 30, 2007 10:37 AM, Lorenzo Colitti
Sam Arons wrote: Is anyone planning an NRLB ride to Google tomorrow (Fri 11/30)?
Man, that was a gorgeous ride. Thanks to all for turning up! Sean (is this your email?), I still have your water bottle. Where do you want it delivered? Cheers, Lorenzo

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Fwd: bayway thurs. 11/29 6:30 RRR

Ride Report:

3 riders: Scott, Liam and Myself. 6:30 rollout, 9:10 Roll in.

Uneventful ride once out of SF.  A driver in the Mission came very
close and a fight was brewing at the next light.  Thoughtful words
were exchanged and we rode on to the boulevard of broken dreams and
bottles.  Scott set a good pace with 18-21 mph most of the way.

No mechanicals or injuries.  Yay!

On Nov 28, 2007 9:08 AM, Daniel Hobe <> wrote:
> normal rollout at 6:30, come early to get your caffeine fix.
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> Daniel Hobe <>

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Fwd: bayway wed. 11/28 6:15 RRR

ride report: DJ BK Broiler, E-dizzle, and Sucker MC (yours truly),
mired in pre-dawn blackness, set off at 6:20 on a quest to make BK's
9am meeting... but holy headwind, it was not to be. 20mph in the face
saw to that, and BK was forced to call in from the Salado sticks... to
be honest, I'm not sure if he has what it takes to be successful on
This Team.


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I might be in - if I can pull myself out of bed.

On 11/27/07, Scott Crosby <> wrote:
> early departure tomorrow due to decrees by certain surly superiors.
> meet @ ritual 6:05 for 6:15 departure... bring a light.
> route will be bayway via cortland hillette.
> -SC
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Monday, November 26, 2007

Re: monday 11/26 bayway 6:25 RRR

A desolate solo mission of doom by yours truly -- gloriously sunny, 40 degrees, blustering headwind, slow ride (take it easy).  Good times though.  Ran into the older asian guy once again, and of course rode by him hands-free, which always excites him (he requested lessons one time).  My Foster City buddy.


On Nov 25, 2007 6:33 PM, Scott Crosby <> wrote:

anyone up for a monday-style ease-on-down to G via bayway?  6:20
ritual roasters, leave 6:30, get to G at 9:15.

0% chance of rain say the wise seers of


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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

sunrise on tha SF2G, tues 11/20/07

Re: 11/20 SRLB RRR 6:15

you crashed your brand-new madone?  bummer dude.

ended up working out fine, as stefan showed up, and we rendezvoused w/ maureen and cedric just south of the city.  a sociable 4some and troublefree, other than maureen's unfortunate spd-cleat/shoe separation (anxiety), which was fixed quickly by the nascar-style pit crew of stefan and cedric, resulting in on-time arrival and no shortage of smoothie selection.


On Nov 20, 2007 7:57 AM, Lorenzo Colitti <> wrote:
Scott Crosby wrote:
> bullshit!  drinking a macchiato right now.  solo mission of doom I guess...

Sorry people. I crashed my bike on its test run yesterday, and while the
bike can still be ridden (although damaged), I was not in a fit state to
ride. I apologize for getting you up early for nothing. :(


Friday, November 16, 2007

Re: FRIDAY nov 16 NRLB - 6:15 RRR - bayway & partycar

Ride report: 

another day, another tragic wreck.  that's it, i can't take the guilt, i will lead no more sf2g rides... this case, daniel got acquainted with the asphalt in some nameless peninsula burg and the meeting was not amicable.


On Nov 14, 2007 11:40 AM, Scott Crosby <> wrote:
as an extra special courtesy to those of you who like to bring clothes and whatnot into work in advance of riding in, i hereby announce the usual no-rider-left-behind (NRLB) friday ride from SF 2 tha G.  

since the large friday group rolls in at a leisurely pace and often finds itself fixing flats and such, we'll do the ritual roasters rollout (RRR) at 6:15, so bring at least a blinky light, if not an $1185, 1400 lumen Lupine Betty mobile supernova.

as for the return trip, it shall be via the 5:46 caltrain, aka partycar.  meet at the charleston/huff sunny glen @ 5:17 for that.

there's also a Trinh-sponsored skyline ride tomorrow, should you care to subject yourself to much legburning.


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Fwd: bayway wed nov 14 RRR! 6:30

Ride report:

the enigmatic marius, laconic daniel, and mild-mannered yours truly were minding our own business at ritual this morning circa 6:20, when who should walk in the door but the dreaded julian, aka the knobby-tired crusher, whom we had assumed was on semi-permanent disability after suffering a compound femur fracture earlier in the year. 

rattled, we nonetheless set off into the twilight of dawn... or was it twilight of doom?

in short order the warm, deceiving rays of mr. sun convinced us it was to be a typically genteel waltz down the byways of the bayway, but then the omen appeared: a solitary black cat blocking our path, refusing to yield and appearing to sneer at our attack.  foolishly heedless, we pressed on... and this is the result:


To: SF2G <>

who's in for bayway tomorrow?  some wardrobe malfunctions, so to
speak, prevented breakfast today so you can bet that's not happening
tomorrow.  that said, no gratuitous punishment is forecast.


tues 11/13 skyline

rolling thru the pre-dawn blackness to Peet's I saw Chris up ahead veering the wrong way onto a side street from Dolores... hmm, must not be Chris.  if only we were so lucky.  seems he was collecting the dreaded Space, king of skyline, which meant a fearsome pace and merciless accelerations at every turn.  and so it was to be.

Liam, Space, Chris, Marius, BC, and yours truly started about 6:45 and after 3 flats and some waiting for the still-hungover BC, we rolled into G at about 10:20... with only some granola and yogurt to satiate our massive calorie deficits. 

Canada avg: about 24mph

the highlight was Space's assault on sawyer camp trail -- very fast and curvy, with lots of runners and walkers as slalom cones -- good times.


Monday, November 5, 2007

Fwd: monday 11/5 RRR 6:15

4 battle-hardened warriors (kemler, altendorf, chris, yours truly) set
off at 6:30 from ritual today with some much-needed daylight assisting
navigation. le kemler selected the underpass of broken bottles and
dreams, as the cortland hill was deemed too steep for a monday.

a powerful pace was set and E.P.A. was reached in under 2 hours of
ride time, with noname arriving at 2:17:30, about 19mph avg. Not bad
for a monday.


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From: Scott Crosby <>
Date: Nov 4, 2007 7:21 PM
Subject: monday 11/5 RRR 6:15

old man winter giveth and he also taketh away; tomorrow he provideth
one hour more of darklessness, and so we ride extra early to appease
the guardians of punctuality, both of noname and and of certain surly

if you get there before me, i'll take a double macchiato.

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