Thursday, May 22, 2008

Bayway 5/22/08 - 7 or 7:30 rollout

renegade ride report:

plan: maintain lead advantage for as long as possible.

our hearts beating much slower than 200 bpm, the renegade crew of mary, mike, and yours truly met up at the hip new sidewalk cafe at 1425 florida (check it out! mochas until 6:33am!). after discerning that mike does not equal misha but does equal "guy with sliding seatpost" equal "guy with regular pants", absent misha was rude awakened at home by a call from mike and we were on our way.

just after the T-turd muni crossing, a mysteryman in a google jersey swept up mike and thence all that could be heard was "help! i can't let go of his back wheel!". next he was seen alone, fixing a flat in EPA, shortly after the 20mph peloton gained green light advantage near a giant pile of dirt on the road by Sun.

after a truck driver on the corner of charleston x amphitheater revealed the time as 9:23, this usually crittenden-bound ride took advantage of 7 extra minutes at No-Name, right as the diligent kitchen employees grabbed the yogurt ladle out of my hand to "move it" (read: compost perfectly edible food at 9:30 sharp).

16.0 mph rolling average with the help of northerly wind helped the hangover.


PS: for those who enjoyed a first-time semi-leisurely SF2G on bike to work day last week - do not let the elite squad's admirable pace discourage you from coming out to ride the Bayway again. indicate your desire to ride and i'm sure someone will lead the way.

On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 2:24 PM, Scott Crosby  wrote:
Ride Report

Plan: fast bayway, <2:15 ride time

Met up with the likes of the hobinator, jacob, sandor, bc, and osmond at ritual, 6:45, and departed on time at 7:02, bent on reeling in the renegade crew of ksenya, mary, and mike, who left 30 minutes previous.

Things proceeded briskly and bc & jacob decided to take in some scenery around the airport, and so an early invocation of the 4k rule was made, and the hobinator dropped the hammer.

Then, having recently quit google, shaved his girlfriend's head, and traded his soul to Satan for a new set of legs, IronOthman, coincidentally sporting helmet # 666, coyly sat in the peloton until the Feral Cat Freeway, then calmly took the front and proceeded to drop the field, while smirking the entire time.  Only with Sandor's powerful sprint and 110% of my normal maximum heart rate were we able to reestablish contact in a slower section.  BaalzebOthman claimed he didn't notice he was going fast and continued on his merry way.

Re-established contact with bc/jacob after they took the foster city shortcut, subtracting 2+ miles and causing the officials to disqualify their attempt, then finally captured the fugitive breakaway around mile 33, delivered suitable encouragement and moved on.  Came across a flat-tired Mike in E.P.A., yelled "good luck buddy!" in a cheerful manner and accelerated thru a slalom course of schoolkids.

final stats:
- 42.5 miles
- 2:05 ride time
- 20.0 mph rolling average
- 200 bpm(!) observed max. heart rate
- 3167 calories burned (according to mr. garmin... don't believe it)
- no chilaquiles, dammit


On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 4:37 PM, Sandor Dornbush  wrote:
Since I have not seen anyone post a Thursday skyline I'm in.

On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 4:34 PM, Scott Crosby wrote:
nice.  we sustained 30 mph for a little while today, tomorrow we will go for more in pursuit of the secret breakaway group of ksenya and mary, which, my informants have revealed, departs at 6:30 sharp.

On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 4:29 PM, Jacob Hoffman-Andrews  wrote:
Wunderground shows NNW tailwinds of 15MPG all morning:

I'm in.

On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 4:26 PM, Daniel Hobe wrote:
> On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 12:25 PM, Scott Crosby wrote:
>> I'm in for 7.  Got a 10 o'clock.  If the tailwind is like today's, we should
>> be knock knock knockin' on 2 hour's do-oooor.
>> Cattell?  Marius? Trinh?
> You know you guys want to contest some of the sprints down bayway.
> It'll be fun!
>> incidentally, all y'all* missed out on a warm sunshiney day with a strong
>> tailwind today... for what? the 101?  goodness people.
>> -SC
>> * except pedro the argentine, hobinator, altendorf (solo mission), & donal
>> team (skyline)
>> On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 12:00 PM, Daniel Hobe wrote:
>>> Anyone up for a medium to fast bayway tomorrow?  If we leave at 7 or
>>> 7:30 we should be able to get to Google in time for breakfast.

"Speed is irrelevant if you're traveling in the wrong direction."
--– Mohandas Gandhi ---

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