Friday, January 11, 2008

Re: Nrlb riders! Call me. Re: Friday RRR anyone?

I think Lucas got a coupla shots of the Roubaix section, which sported a good 4" of viscous, therapeutic mud.  I got one of Ryan "Peninsula Connoisseur" Gibson executing a flawless transit of the deep bog, as well as an unnamed rider's muddy leg for illustrative purposes (interested Ladies may inquire directly for contact info).

Ride report:

Lorenzo "winter is the new summer" Colitti, Eric, Joe, Daniel, Sandor, Ario, Sarah, and yours truly set off from a forebodingly dark and misty Ritual about 6:45 and sliced thru the night with only our steely resolve for a cutlass.  A foggy curtain of dread then draped itself upon us south of the sleepy city, and though the vapors clouded our vision, we still rode with power.

Winter's icy grip loosened slightly as northbound allies PC and Lucas intercepted us in san mateo, though our combined lights could not vanquish the seething fogs and cats of foster city. The elements made one last attempt to defeat us in the muddy swamps of Roubaix, with most riders opting against tempting fate in the mudbog. 

9:32 arrival and all food devoured.


On Jan 11, 2008 11:25 AM, Dan Vanderkam <> wrote:
Great ride, NRLB folks! Does anyone have pictures? I wish we'd taken one just after going through the mud.

  - Dan

On Jan 10, 2008 10:33 PM, Eric Altendorf <> wrote:
Putative nrlb'res!  Important.  Call or text me at 541 908 2394 at 6am
to confirm if it is raining.


On 1/10/08, Dan Vanderkam <> wrote:
> So as one of those first-time SF2G'ers, I'm not sure what appropriate
> apparel will be for this ride. Am I going to regret wearing shorts? Will
> gloves be a must?
>   - Dan
> On Jan 10, 2008 11:26 AM, Sarah J. Bell <> wrote:
> > For those of you who haven't biked in a while, who made a New Year's
> > resolution to get back in the saddle, who live in the Mission and ride
> > fixies, or who are interested in trying SF2G for the first time, there
> will
> > also be an NRLB group on Friday. Same rollout time and place, but those
> who
> > have meetings can boot it while the rest of us roll in together thinking
> > about the weekend, the partycar, and beer.
> > ~Sarah
> >
> >
> > On Jan 10, 2008 11:01 AM, Lorenzo Colitti < > wrote:
> >
> > > Sarah J. Bell wrote:
> > > > I assume, in the tradition of Fridays, this is an NRLB ride?
> > > > ~Sarah
> > >
> > > I was actually thinking of doing a reasonable pace, although that might
> > > be preempted by muddy conditions. Of course, if we get a large group
> > > going there will probably be someone taking it slow too...
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > > Lorenzo
> > >

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Fwd: Take 5... Millbways (friday 11/17)

classic from the past... since no one is riding in this bitter cold
Stage V of the Millbway No Rider Left Behind Unless He Gets 3 Or More
Flats Classic will depart 24/m bart on the 7:07 and millbrae at 7:40.

This stage will be tailored to medium-pokes and their more sluggish
brethren, which will be enforced by a stirring acapella rendition of
Foghat's immortal classic Slow Ride (Take It Easy), sung on repeat
mode, by Ryan Pulchritudinous Crooner Gibson. Ladies, you won't want
to miss that.

Ryan has agreed to these terms as penance for getting ELO's prog-
disco abomination Strange Magic stuck in my head today, even though
he had not been provoked in any way.

and with that, gentlefolk, I bid you a gluttonous and slothful next