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    2010 Kennedy Turkey Day Ride

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    Ride info:

    On Thursday, thanksgiving day, meet at Summit Bike shop at 7:45 am.
    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...,0.052099&z=15

    The ride will start at 8am and climb up Kennedy road and Kennedy trail. We'll hang out at the top for a couple of hours. The ride will climb about 2700 feet in 7 miles.
    http://www.mtbguru.com/trip/show_sta...urkey-day-ride

    Bring your favorite food or drink to share.

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    I would love to do it. Hopefully my wife will let me. Where is the starting point—at the top of Kennedy Road trailhead? What time?
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    In, in, in.

    We are going for 1000 people. Make it happen. Seriously.

    Meet at 7:30 am. at the Summit Bike Shop. Train departs at 8am and we hang out at the top til noon. Or you can come down earlier like 10am.

    Oh yes, lil Miguel is going for sure.

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    What to bring???

    Vittles I brought in the past include;

    Orange Marmalade Ham
    Mashed Potatoes
    Chocolate and Vanilla Pudding Filled Eclairs
    Roasted Potatoes
    Spicy Green Bean Noodle Salad
    Mini Pumpkin Pie Pockets

    and of course....

    CHOCOLATE NASTIES!!!!!
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    Sadly enough, I'm out this year b/c of a family/religious thing that afternoon. I wish I could make it though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsimbu
    IN

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    and of course....

    CHOCOLATE NASTIES!!!!!
    hook line and sinker!

    Sharing is caring!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obi
    Sadly enough, I'm out this year b/c of a family/religious thing that afternoon. I wish I could make it though. You all have fun!! Watch out, I hear there will be a turkey on the loose.
    Every year, I have a family luncheon at noon. It hasn't stopped me yet from attending turkey ride.

    This year will be family dinner though dammit.

    The training has started btw. Ahh, I crack myself up! I asked Miguel how he climbed the whole Jones trail with just a couple quick water breaks when it was a monster struggle before. He said: "i didn't want fall over in front of your friends."

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    In, possibly with a keg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois

    The training has started btw.

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    Great video -- VERY COOL! Is that a 24" CF Ore.. ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by beaverbiker
    In, possibly with a keg.
    Right on. I saw your coworkers yesterday at the trail. Make sure all you Loral buddies go.

    Quote Originally Posted by diver160651
    Great video -- VERY COOL! Is that a 24" CF Ore.. ?
    Thanks. No, that's a 26" road bike. It's his first time on clipless so I had him click and unclick 20x.

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    bringing something just not sure what yet.
    Brother Seamus?
    Like an Irish monk?
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    In... probably with my son.

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    We need to get Bike Party up there. Then it will be game over.

    Does anyone know the organizers?

    I will help tow up Rolling Thunder!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    We need to get Bike Party up there. Then it will be game over.

    Does anyone know the organizers?
    There is a test ride for the Nov route going on Friday Night.
    PM me for details and you can go and invite the crew in person...all while getting a ride in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    We need to get Bike Party up there. Then it will be game over.

    Does anyone know the organizers?

    I will help tow up Rolling Thunder!!!

    If the SJ bike party crowd can actually get up there (which may be asking a bit too much), mass carnage will occur on the way down.

    I want to see someone get flung off the edge on a double high with their beats pumping the whole way down!

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    In. Never been to the South Bay version. I will bring a beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan G.
    In. Never been to the South Bay version. I will bring a beer.
    I can let you tow up my pony keg! Then you can have more than 1 beer at the top
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan G.
    In. Never been to the South Bay version. I will bring a beer.
    Please bring a keg of Pliny the Younger.

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    In for my 2nd year. I convinced one first-timer to join and I'm working on a couple more.

    Can't wait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by urban turban
    In for my 2nd year. I convinced one first-timer to join and I'm working on a couple more.

    Can't wait!
    Yeah, it'll be my 5th. It always seems like a good idea in early November. Then you wake up Turkey day, it's cold, damp, and come to the stark reality of humping yer stuffz up a 2000' hill.

    I usually talk big on MTBR prior to the event so that it's too hard to flake out and sleep in....

    mmmmm beer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmdrpiffle
    I can let you tow up my pony keg! Then you can have more than 1 beer at the top
    Happy to help. Never ridden and know Kennedy is steep. Only ridden St. Joe's with friends. Just to be safe I will be on my single speed and bring walking shoes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan G.
    Happy to help. Never ridden and know Kennedy is steep. Only ridden St. Joe's with friends. Just to be safe I will be on my single speed and bring walking shoes
    I think I just got told!
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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    The training has started.
    Uh, oh, there's serious competition for the father/son combined time up Kennedy.
    Jeanie and I will be there again. It's always so much fun seeing everyone on top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Meet at 7:30 am. at the Summit Bike Shop.
    Since I will be riding (up) from Almaden/Santa Teresa area, where would be a good point to meet up at? Will this ride go up near St. Joseph’s to Kennedy, or start at the Kennedy trailhead off of Kennedy Road?

    Oh, and I got the OK from my wife for this ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker
    Since I will be riding (up) from Almaden/Santa Teresa area, where would be a good point to meet up at? Will this ride go up near St. Joseph’s to Kennedy, or start at the Kennedy trailhead off of Kennedy Road?

    Oh, and I got the OK from my wife for this ride.
    It will start at 8am from summit bike shop. So you can wait at the Kennedy trailhead at around 8:20

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    So what day is it actually?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stumblemumble
    So wht day is it actually?
    Actually Thanksgiving day, not sure of the date, but usually a Thursday, unless you live in the southern hemisphere like say Australia, where the pilgrims there shared their babies with the dingos and the Aboriginal tribes. Unlike here, there, they ate the pumpkin pie first, and then the roast kangaroo, because time and water in drains flows backwards down there.
    I could go on, but it's all very complicated. If you're a federal, state, or local employee, it's the 2nd of the next 2 days off they're gonna give you. Just show up at Summit Bikes and bring some traditional koala bear jerky to share with everyone and you'll be golden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan G.
    In. Never been to the South Bay version. I will bring a beer.
    that beer won't even make it half way up the hill.

    I'm bringing my "coffee" and somthing else yet to be determined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan G.
    Happy to help. Never ridden and know Kennedy is steep. Only ridden St. Joe's with friends. Just to be safe I will be on my single speed and bring walking shoes
    Definitely bring a keg. It'll be empty in 30 minutes.

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    This is 2009.

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    I mean, how can you miss this???

    This is before we even made to the massive party at the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Every year, I have a family luncheon at noon. It hasn't stopped me yet from attending turkey ride.

    This year will be family dinner though dammit.

    The training has started btw. Ahh, I crack myself up! I asked Miguel how he climbed the whole Jones trail with just a couple quick water breaks when it was a monster struggle before. He said: "i didn't want fall over in front of your friends."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    IN!

    Just need to figure out which bike to ride.
    Will we be seeing some Tioga Disc action or perhaps some white OnZa Porcs?
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    Hmmmm... I may have to swing down and represent Idaho...

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipnidaho
    Hmmmm... I may have to swing down and represent Idaho...
    Tag! You're in for mashed potatoes then...
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    Power keg

    Quote Originally Posted by beaverbiker
    In, possibly with a keg.
    I will sponsor that keg...

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    I'm in... I am planning on trailering up some goodies. Maybe a shot kart, and some beers, and tasty snacks. Just need to figure out how to get it all up... Woot woot two trips...

    FC you have an available tow trailer I could use?

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    In with a capitol eye!

    For those closer to us, we will be launching from Trail Head about 8 am, if you care to join in. We'll be riding through Belgatos trail over to the bottom Shannon and then up Kennedy. (It's actually 'bout the same distance.) I like to drop Widowmaker to Overgrown, then Jones to town and back to the shop via the creek trail. But if the crowd it right, we may drop Woods over to another trail and come back through Belgatos switchbacks! Beaver knows what I'm talkin 'bout...

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    Anyone wanna make it a super workout!? How about towing me up the hill on my DH rig. You'll be the envy and most talked about rider of the day...I'll bring the tow line.

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    I'm sure the rangers can tow you since they will be driving up there to spectate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lars@thc
    In with a capitol eye!

    For those closer to us, we will be launching from Trail Head about 8 am, if you care to join in. We'll be riding through Belgatos trail over to the bottom Shannon and then up Kennedy. (It's actually 'bout the same distance.) I like to drop Widowmaker to Overgrown, then Jones to town and back to the shop via the creek trail. But if the crowd it right, we may drop Woods over to another trail and come back through Belgatos switchbacks! Beaver knows what I'm talkin 'bout...
    Intrigued on the proposed routing Lars. You in the shop today? I've gotta come by and get some cable housings. Maybe you can expound!

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    My brother and I might roll - it depends if we can get back to Santa Cruz at a fair time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lars@thc
    I will sponsor that keg...
    AWESOME!

    Although, indirectly, you're already sponsoring that keg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipnidaho
    Hmmmm... I may have to swing down and represent Idaho...

    Booyah! We will ride like there's no tomorrow!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion
    My brother and I might roll - it depends if we can get back to Santa Cruz at a fair time.
    What time do you need to be back? You can be back at SC by 11am but that would be a party fail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo
    Anyone wanna make it a super workout!? How about towing me up the hill on my DH rig. You'll be the envy and most talked about rider of the day...I'll bring the tow line.

    If we can roast pig you up with a couple apples and some duct tape, then I'm sure we can get some volunteers.

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    Speaking of rangers, watch your speed on the way down. Last year they were parking in a very narrow part of priest rock on a very steep pitch and yelling at people to slow down. They were all cool at the top of the hill at the party but then pull this kind of bone headed move on the DH. WTH? I was only going about 15mph but it was still really hard to navigate around their big ass truck and not wreck in the ditch on the side of the trail.

    If you rangers are watching this thread you could create a lot of good will if you park your vehicles in good sight lines and remind riders to be careful and slow down instead of parking on the steepest, narrowest part, on a blind corner causing people to almost wreck. You guys were more of a safety hazard last year than anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanedawg
    You guys were more of a safety hazard last year than anything else.
    Here, here!!!!!
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    looking forward to the ride. see you there.

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    Looks like I’ll be meeting up with the pack at the Shannon/Kennedy junction, seeing as I live over near the Almaden area.
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