Thursday, April 17, 2008

4/18 novice, quick addict RWS2G rider looking to jump in with SF2G NRLB bayway

swami - i have to disagree about the bus.  the shuttle is crowded, hot, teeming with cellphone jabberers, and it dwells on the 101, a wretched hive of scum and villainy if there ever was one.

by contrast, the roads of bayway are sparsely driven, often sans-cars paths, and with some exceptions generally pleasant and fragrant.  further, you will, on your bike, enjoy the pleasing company of a litany of eccentric characters, not the least of which are ksenya the Russian, eric the Vegan, marius the mighty Viking, trinh the Flagellant, space the Vanquisher, lucas the 747-control-panel-on-a-bike-guy, bk Broiler (6' 4" with afro), lorenzo the Uncoldable, and all manner of others, including yours truly, perhaps the weirdest of the bunch.

and the bridge from nowhere to nowhere is cool, you must embrace it.  it's better than the true bridge to nowhere, which is on the marshes of foster city or so and just terminates like a pier.

btw, map is here:

I'd guess RWS is about 25 miles into the ride, so you might expect the SF crew to show up on Twin Dolphin/Marine Pkwy around 8?  something like that?  I bet Lucas knows, he's data-driven, like a decision.


On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 2:05 PM, Ksenya Gusak <wrote:

On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 1:51 PM, Alison McGuigan < wrote:
+1 - will be at RR at 6:30.

On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 9:05 AM, Elizabeth Windram  wrote:

Yo swami on wheels, I'll pick you up at RWS. 6:30 sharp roll out from
RR - I have no idea what time that puts us at RWS (depending on who
joins assume 2:45-3:00 ride from sf2g). Where should I look for you?


On 4/16/08, gopi  wrote:
> Hello irrational SF2G googlers:
> (why else would you ride 50 miles on a bike to work when you could
> ride a comfortable A/C bus with wifi on it)
> I did two Redwood Shores to G  Bayway rides and I am addicted to the
> all day rush you experience. My regular partner Nat Criou could not
> make it last Fri and is not available this Friday. If I dont ride two
> weeks in a row (not counting 32 miles with SV Tri club on Sat in the
> Portola valley hills) I am going to start craving that endorphin high
> even more and start doing crazy things like walk the hallways
> muttering to myself and shaking my head in disagreement to nothing.
> So, are any of you planning to do the NRLB Bayway on Fridays. If so I
> will jump in at RWS and ride with you or I may start riding ahead
> slowly till you catch up. But I am still not 100% confident of the
> route and a single pinch flat can fell me flat. I am still suspicious
> when my guide rider asks me to go across that bridge from nowhere to
> nowhere. That is a classic civil engineers folly.
> "Once you ride the tiger you cant dismount"
> Gopi, the Swami on the bike

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