• 11-25-2012
    sauprankul
    I would have come... but couldn't. Tell me how it goes! Strava people. Wanna see where I stack up.
  • 11-25-2012
    Nelson34
    Ok-just got home from Home Depot-gonna get ready then-trails will be open I take it then-
  • 11-25-2012
    MisterClean
    figures half of my stuff is still packed :-(

    I'm on my way up but i'll be late. maybe I'll catch you guys somewhere

    feel free to text me at 650-450-1881
  • 11-25-2012
    Dion
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    Waiting for you guys.

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  • 11-25-2012
    sauprankul
    Take a head count and tell me how many peeps came too. Strava will you?
  • 11-25-2012
    MisterClean
    Rode up hidden springs and I'm at the day use area. No group in site yet. Looking for that yellow stumpy

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  • 11-25-2012
    sauprankul
    Might help if peeps who are joining late post their bikes too. 1 pic = 1k words.
  • 11-25-2012
    MisterClean
    Enduro SL. 2007. Dual crown fork.

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  • 11-25-2012
    sauprankul
    So something like
  • 11-25-2012
    MisterClean
    Exactly.... Don't see how to post a pic from my win7 board express app :-/

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  • 11-25-2012
    MisterClean
    I looped around online trail and hidden springs. No sign. Visibility is only 100 yards. See tire tracks from velociraptor rear, minion DHF, and small block 8 or renegade. Having fun solo though.

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  • 11-25-2012
    Dion
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    Hey y'all... sorry we missed you. I was looking out for other riders, but quite honestly I didn't see much out there. Visibility was impossible. Every rider we did see, I slowed down in case they'd recognize my bike . Sorry... I hope your still enjoying it. It is beautiful and foggy out there. Gorgeous day to ride!

    Nelson34 and SouthBayBomber showed at 10AM. We waited for about 20min., but then realized it was just going to be us. Here are the pics!

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    I cranked out on "Newton's Folly" and got a PR. :D

    Created a new Strava Segment called "Two Hills". Go at it boys and girls.

    Nice meeting you, Rich. Robert... Stay away from my nalgas.
  • 11-25-2012
    Dion
    <iframe height='405' width='590' frameborder='0' allowtransparency='true' scrolling='no' src='http://app.strava.com/runs/29569363/embed/0e218efead9a0780df73a3aea7f75267356ca527'></iframe>
  • 11-25-2012
    sauprankul
    Looks like a great time! :thumbsup: Fog looks enchanting. I'm stuck at home... :madman: When's the next social-pace ride? Doubt that group of 3 was very exciting (but better than solo or even not riding, for sure!).
    Next time, name it something other than "newbie ride" so you don't scare off the "experienced" riders.

    One more thing, what was the ride time start to finish? Strava only tells me "moving time". Or did you really ride 18 miles in 2 hrs including breaks?! :eek: I'm in worse shape than I thought. :madmax:
  • 11-25-2012
    rho
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by FSRguy View Post
    I looped around online trail and hidden springs. No sign. Visibility is only 100 yards. See tire tracks from velociraptor rear, minion DHF, and small block 8 or renegade. Having fun solo though.

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    Well, you seem decent at tracking tire marks...
    However I'm not sure those be the tires the dion/roberto crew runs.


    In another time, with another group... the following happened. Names have been removed to protect the innocent.
    ... The TWATWAFFLE ( Those Who Attempt The Wobbling And Fast Furious Lunar Escapades ) group went... THIS WAY!! IF WE BYPASS them up Ohlone and Joice, then we can head them off at the VISTA LOOP... Or the PASS. IF you're into that sort of thing.

    ONWARD!
  • 11-25-2012
    fujiblue1
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    Quite a bit of fog but it mange to clear up at the end. Didn't know my way around. Manage to climb up rocky ridge and descended back down to mine and looped around to stile back to harry rd.
  • 11-25-2012
    Dion
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sauprankul View Post
    Looks like a great time! :thumbsup: Fog looks enchanting. I'm stuck at home... :madman: When's the next social-pace ride? Doubt that group of 3 was very exciting (but better than solo or even not riding, for sure!).
    Next time, name it something other than "newbie ride" so you don't scare off the "experienced" riders.

    One more thing, what was the ride time start to finish? Strava only tells me "moving time". Or did you really ride 18 miles in 2 hrs including breaks?! :eek: I'm in worse shape than I thought. :madmax:

    There were a lot of breaks. So elapsed time was like 3:35. 2 hrs. is just moving time.

    The experienced riders will come. Leopold, TJ, Marco... every once in awhile P-Marsh, Bogdan, Bassn (and his brother, Craig), a couple guys named John and a few Mike's... we all ride together, even if it's a slower pace. Team Social Pace, man... that's what we are! That's when I turn into a mid-packer, at best.

    https://www.facebook.com/TeamSocialPace

    We were missing The Brett (Leopold Porkstacker) - or the "Porkstacker Factor".
  • 11-25-2012
    IAmHolland
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    Nelson34 ... showed at 10AM.

    :eekster:

    He was on time? :nono: :skep:
  • 11-26-2012
    KiloJoule
    ill catch the next also - had just agreed to a buddies offer to carpool to Skeggs and then was emailed about this ride

    good day to ride nonetheless

    cheers

  • 11-26-2012
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    We were missing The Brett (Leopold Porkstacker) - or the "Porkstacker Factor".

    I was there on Saturday with David, Paul, and Marco:
    <iframe height='405' width='590' frameborder='0' allowtransparency='true' scrolling='no' src='http://app.strava.com/runs/29369357/embed/d7b28adbfe4790592b898d44f96af30c3afe5ec0'></iframe>
  • 11-26-2012
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by IAmHolland View Post
    :eekster:

    He was on time? :nono: :skep:

    Iím just disappointed he didnít take his fatbike this time around.
  • 11-26-2012
    ncruz408
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    I was there on Saturday with David, Paul, and Marco:
    <iframe height='405' width='590' frameborder='0' allowtransparency='true' scrolling='no' src='http://app.strava.com/runs/29369357/embed/d7b28adbfe4790592b898d44f96af30c3afe5ec0'></iframe>

    Dam bro! now dat is a machine!
  • 11-26-2012
    Nelson34
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    I’m just disappointed he didn’t take his fatbike this time around.

    Was gonna but the Pivot needed some riding time-
  • 11-27-2012
    MisterClean
    Yeah, sorry I missed you guys. For some reason I was thinking the meeting place was on Mines trail parking, but then realized that you were meeting all the way on the Mines trail side. Stll had a good ride.

    Saw a rider on a black/white camber. he said he saw you going up Stiles. I thought this was a newbie ride.

    Anyway, I came up Joice to norred to Mine to Hidden springs. Then counter-clockwise around Ridge, Ohlone trail and back up Hidden springs. Then down Stiles and back up Fortini up mine and out to Bernal HIll loop and back home. Strangely the ST side was much wetter than the Almaden side. Going down Ridge was pretty slick and my tires got packed up. But bombing down Stiles cleaned them out nicely.

    Kinda strange I can hardly bend over to tie my shoes, but I can still do anything on the MTB with just mild discomfort. I guess adrenaline and endorphins are my friends.

    Thanks Stripes, but I think I'm mid-pack at best with this group.I haven't had the pleasure of seeing/riding with them yet, But I hear some of them wear spandex on their MTB's. I'm not fast enough to wear spandex :D
  • 11-27-2012
    IAmHolland
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by FSRguy View Post
    I thought this was a newbie ride.

    Strangely the ST side was much wetter than the Almaden side. Going down Ridge was pretty slick and my tires got packed up. But bombing down Stiles cleaned them out nicely.

    I don't think any newbies showed up. Ridge was slick mid week (the same day as the rain), and very soft, I'm surprised it didn't dry off for the weekend.
  • 11-27-2012
    tosa
    Dion needs to set up a new RR-no-dabs-after-the-rain-and-in-the-fog challenge! And who put the cheater line in? :nono:

    Wish Trail Head had a demo day during these challenging conditions :(
  • 11-29-2012
    Frenzzy
    damn I missed another STCP ride :(

    one of these days I'd love to ride with you guys!
  • 11-29-2012
    Nelson34
    With rain expected tomorrow and Saturday-leaves really few choices to ride this weekend. If I get out Saturday may be road or KENNEDY. Sunday will probably be the same options-except Saturday is supposed to be raining in the A.M..
  • 11-29-2012
    sauprankul
    Supposed to be raining throughout the weekend. Was planning to go to STCP again this weekend. And my replacement part is supposed to be arriving today. Bike will be RTG but won't be able to ride! :madmax:
  • 11-29-2012
    Nelson34
    If rain comes down the way they're predicting-STP will be closed for business-
  • 11-30-2012
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Nelson34 View Post
    If rain comes down the way they're predicting-STP will be closed for business-

    Come out to Kennedy Sunday morning with The Ancient Rascalô and me. Around 9:00-9:30ish in the AM, meetup at Kennedy@Top-O-The-Hill. It might not be raining.
  • 11-30-2012
    Nelson34
    Ill be there-fat bike and all! May try to sneak out there maŮana too-well see.
  • 11-30-2012
    Dion
    STCP will definitely be closed because of this rain - and rightfully so. I ask all to respect the trail closures and DO NOT ride these trails after a down pour. The rangers do a great job at assessing the conditions of the trails, and horses and bikes will absolutely destroy them. STCP is mostly clay, and putting a tire rut stays that way for a while once it dries. I want to repair some of the areas that need it - but I don't know if I can just go out there without permission. Stile Ranch is going to be awful.

    I may take the 29'er out to Nisene tomorrow. Or hell may freeze over and I may do the "K" word - but Nisene just sounds so much better.
  • 11-30-2012
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Nelson34 View Post
    Ill be there-fat bike and all!

    Super-awesome-oh!!! Iíll be on my fatbike as well.
    :band:
  • 11-30-2012
    ancient rascal
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Come out to Kennedy Sunday morning with The Ancient Rascalô and me. Around 9:00-9:30ish in the AM, meetup at Kennedy@Top-O-The-Hill. It might not be raining.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Nelson34 View Post
    Ill be there-fat bike and all! May try to sneak out there maŮana too-well see.

    Weather gal say's next significant rain not until late Sunday. 10 minutes later she say's next significant rain Saturday night. I think it would be silly to try to ride this weekend. C U guy's on ur "Tractors" this weekend ! :p PS Nelson your "Turkey day" social pace enabled me to be primed for a killer run on Friday. LP and I will dish out the appropriate serving of well deserved misery for your riding pleasure on Sunday! :skep:
  • 11-30-2012
    IAmHolland
    It's going to be muddy out there after so much rain.
  • 11-30-2012
    Nelson34
    Oh I'm sure you guys will-I must like the pain! I will get faster! I will get faster!
  • 11-30-2012
    Nelson34
    Kennedy is usually rideable-I've been out there when its pouring-remember only one other rider out there and he came up to me and said we were both crazy! It was coming down good-I had just set up my Cannondale as a single speed-I was crazy
  • 11-30-2012
    Nelson34
    Plus I have almost 4 inches of rubber to ride on!
  • 11-30-2012
    mboldt
    Hmm I might break out the singlespeed for this one.
  • 11-30-2012
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mboldt View Post
    Hmm I might break out the singlespeed for this one.

    Nice!!! Iím bringing my fatbike, but Iíll try to keep it in a tough gear (32t ring up front, somewhere between 23 - 17 range for the back).
  • 11-30-2012
    ancient rascal
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Nice!!! Iím bringing my fatbike, but Iíll try to keep it in a tough gear (32t ring up front, somewhere between 23 - 17 range for the back).

    Do we know if its gonna be raining or not? IAH thinks it might be pouring Sunday morning. :skep:
  • 11-30-2012
    tosa
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Nice!!! Iím bringing my fatbike, but Iíll try to keep it in a tough gear (32t ring up front, somewhere between 23 - 17 range for the back).

    Isn't 22x34 a tough gear on Kennedy :confused:
  • 11-30-2012
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tosa View Post
    Isn't 22x34 a tough gear on Kennedy :confused:

    No, but a 34x22 could be considered a hard gear.
  • 11-30-2012
    IAmHolland
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ancient rascal View Post
    Do we know if its gonna be raining or not? IAH thinks it might be pouring Sunday morning. :skep:

    'tis what I heard the weather people say around lunchtime today, a number of stations. I'll wait till Sat afternoon to get a better "prediction". Raining buckets, like this morning, would be a real sucky ride. It seems the rain will be lighter on Sat, so they say.
  • 11-30-2012
    IAmHolland
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tosa View Post
    Isn't 22x34 a tough gear on Kennedy :confused:

    Fortunately, I use a 24x30. :) It's still hard to stay in Zone 2 though.
  • 11-30-2012
    ancient rascal
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    No, but a 34x22 could be considered a hard gear.

    On 26' wheels .... 34x22 = 1.54 to 1 and my favorite for Kennedy 32x21 = 1.52 to 1 :thumbsup:
  • 11-30-2012
    Dion
    I rode today. It was pouring. And boring.

    I think I'm going to Nisene tomorrow - but Sunday is definitely going to be pouring.
  • 11-30-2012
    rho
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    I rode today. It was pouring. And boring.

    I think I'm going to Nisene tomorrow - but Sunday is definitely going to be pouring.

    I only have sunday to ride. I'm going to do a stupid ride on the cross bike... I think up dirt alpine, skyline, down black mtn road. or maybe Stevens canyon. Don't know yet. I think it'll depend on how cold and wet I get.

    It's gonna be awesome! :thumbsup:
  • 12-01-2012
    Leopold Porkstacker
    The official thread is here:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/california-no...ng-826794.html

    BE THERE!!!
    :band: