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    GG Bridge to Mt. Tam 4/29

    Golden Gate Bridge to Mt. Tam Ride, Saturday, 9am. Meet at the north parking lot of the golden gate bridge. Mostly fireroad grunts and descents with great views!

    Great ride! Weather is forecasted for upper 70s to low 80s. Anyone up for a ride?

    Route is Cozelman - Bobcat - Marincello/Springs - Coastal - Highway 1 for 2 miles - Deer Park Fr - Gravity Car - West Pt. Inn - East Peak - Gravity Car - Coastal Singletrack - Green Gulch - Marincello - Back to the Headlands!

    If toasted there is always the bike path back to the bridge, flat and paved

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    Well, I sure could use some LSD (emphasis on the "S").
    The question is... am I up for the grunt on the SS? Hmmm....
    9am may be the deal breaker.
    I'll think about it.

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    9 am time aint firm....can fudge it either way.

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    That's a fun ride. I have friends that used to live in a boat at St Francis Yacht Club and we'd do it right from the boat. If you're really toasted you can take the ferry back and drink beers on the boat.

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    Larkspur brewery..

    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    That's a fun ride. I have friends that used to live in a boat at St Francis Yacht Club and we'd do it right from the boat. If you're really toasted you can take the ferry back and drink beers on the boat.
    at the ferry landing is cool..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrm
    Larkspur brewery..at the ferry landing is cool..
    Excellent spot for a post-ride beer! However, I would strongly advise against getting the 1/2 pound "black and blue burger" with a couple ipa's *before* riding. Did that a few weeks ago and came close to blowing chunks on a quick evening spin up to the cc nike site.

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    Black and blue is one of my favorites too, and then I usually down a few of the San Quentin Breakout Stouts! Something about blue cheese on a blackened burger...yummy.

    Side note: Have to keep an attentive eye on your bike when taking the ferry? Guessing put the bike inside or out

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    I'm going to do the Double Demo loop that day, but I'm up for doing rides like that some other time. I did a mini version of that last Saturday as my intro to singlespeeding:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nospmisdivad/133211460/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://static.flickr.com/56/133211460_2e75667015.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Hawk Hill summit" /></a>

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8Trak
    I'm going to do the Double Demo loop that day, but I'm up for doing rides like that some other time.
    Scratch that... looks like Highland Way may be closed (or may not be) on the way to demo. Either way, my plan is to stay local, so I can join this ride.

    Now the question is whether or not I'll be on the ss or not...

    Velocipus, you're coming right? SS or not? I'll ride one if you do


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    Quote Originally Posted by slide mon
    Excellent spot for a post-ride beer! However, I would strongly advise against getting the 1/2 pound "black and blue burger" with a couple ipa's *before* riding. Did that a few weeks ago and came close to blowing chunks on a quick evening spin up to the cc nike site.

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    i got food poisoning eating a MBC hamburger. beware!

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    Quote Originally Posted by baycat
    Slide

    Black and blue is one of my favorites too, and then I usually down a few of the San Quentin Breakout Stouts! Something about blue cheese on a blackened burger...yummy.

    Side note: Have to keep an attentive eye on your bike when taking the ferry? Guessing put the bike inside or out
    I've taken the ferry with bike many times.. It's how I used to get to tamarancho when I lived in the city. Never even had a theft close-call. There's only one stop anyhow.
    Problem is the bike goes onthe back of the boat just above the engines and catches all of the salt-water spray. If you don't was it off immediately, your bike will dissolve into a mass of rust and corrosion. It's a great way to get all the way up to East Peak from SF. Stop by the ferry building in Larkspur to check departure times and head to MBC for post ride beverage and something to chew on (They don't just do burgers)...
    Then you can just relax on the boat ride home.
    Good Times

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    This is how it all starts...

    Quote Originally Posted by 8Trak
    Scratch that... looks like Highland Way may be closed (or may not be) on the way to demo. Either way, my plan is to stay local, so I can join this ride.

    Now the question is whether or not I'll be on the ss or not...

    Velocipus, you're coming right? SS or not? I'll ride one if you do


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    O.K... you've got a deal. 9am is going to be real tough for me on a Saturday morning, but I've got to train to be up at all hours anyway.

    I will be on a SS... either 26" or 29"

    Count me in!

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    I'm probably in. I'll be on my cross bike, though, unless I can get my mountain bike beaten back into working order.

    Now where'd I put that really big hammer?

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    does the meeting place work for everyone? park and ride lot on the north end of the bridge?

    Dam single speeders, i will be sucking wind on the geared bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycledelic
    i got food poisoning eating a MBC hamburger. beware!
    Yeah, but last time I was there we had 3 screaming 7 month olds banging knives on the mirror and grabbing stuff off of our neighbors table and no one batted an eye. That's worth risking food poisoning if you ask me ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by slide mon
    Yeah, but last time I was there we had 3 screaming 7 month olds banging knives on the mirror and grabbing stuff off of our neighbors table and no one batted an eye. That's worth risking food poisoning if you ask me ;-)

    -slide
    I have seen the same over at Iron Springs and I have found their food and beer to be quite a bit better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibisGuy
    I have seen the same over at Iron Springs and I have found their food and beer to be quite a bit better.

    Dave
    Yeah, that was me too ;-) Decor leaves a bit to be desired, but I still want to try that beer float.

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    MBC > Iron Springs IMHO

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    I might be up for this. Where is the north parking lot. Are you talking about the view point immediately to the right after you get across the bridge?

    How's the climbing? I could take the SS if its reasonable.

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    Parking Lot is on the opposite side of the vistapoint you are talking about. Take exit immediately after vista point exit that leads to downtown sausalito, first left thru the underpass and you wind around like you are going southbound on 101. Before you get right back on Highway right up Cozelman and your first left.

    I am coming from SF so anyone can meet me near my house, and there is actually parking!

    http://maps.google.com/?t=k&om=1&ll=...03796,0.007317

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    Hey, BC,

    where in SF? I was planning on riding over there, but hey, if I can catch a ride...

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    I am going to ride my bike to the meeting spot from my place in the Presidio. Check your PMs

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    Quote Originally Posted by baycat
    does the meeting place work for everyone? park and ride lot on the north end of the bridge?

    Dam single speeders, i will be sucking wind on the geared bike.

    Ryan
    I'll be riding from the City, so I can meet anywhere. But if you park on the south side of the bridge and ride across, it's free. Otherwise it's $5.

    There's free parking in the dirt just west of the bridge on Merchant road, or near the softball fields at Lincoln and Storey.

    EBrider: as for climbing, this ride is all about long sustained climbs followed by downhills... there's not much in the way of rolling hills. Good news is that it's fairly easy to bail via mostly flat ground back to the car (via the bike path from Mill Valley to Sausalito) if things aren't working out. I'll be honest, it's not going to be cake on a SS, but why not beat yourself up a bit? The grades are not too bad except for a few spots (Coastal up and over to Muir Beach will probably kick me off my bike... if I recall, it was a major granny gear effort to get up that before).

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8Trak
    why not beat yourself up a bit?
    Well I was thinking more sunshine, ocean, views and beer more than beating myself up.

    Actually, I don't want to get dropped on a group ride and I am still getting used to it. I did get an 18 tooth cog for the back though, which should help. Let me know what you decide to do.

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    I'm a maybe.

    Depending on where I end up Friday night, i will either be here or with the Demo Double ride.

    If I do this, I will be riding from sf too. how long should I give from GG Park to the bridge?

    8trak/velocipous, I am with you guys on RagTag.. are you riding SS or gears for that? I was planning to do gears, but after riding gears last week at skeggs, I think I might be slower with them.

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    too bad ... i have to work on saturday, or i'd join you.
    mebbe next time? i figure with the good weather coming, this could be a regular event.
    have fun!

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    I may be in ... what time are you looking to get back into the city?

    BTW, be forewarned, there is going to be a ~serious~ AIDS/Lifecycle training ride starting around 9am on Saturday ... they are expecting over 500 riders!
    http://www.aidslifecycle.org/calenda...=training_ride

    Parking is going to be a beeyotch. And getting across the GG bridge could be as well with that many riders.

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    That is a Goal

    For years I have always wanted to ride a bike across the Golden Gate Bridge. I am interested in doing this ride also. I am with 8Track on parking on the South side and riding across the bridge. It will save more money for grub and drinks later not to mention adding to the experience of the ride.

    Now I just need to gather some more Trogs…… Here trogy ,trogy?
    The climbs were greuling, never-ending sets of false summits and soul-crushing walls.

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    Doug

    When I did the same route I went down Railroad (Tam) but came back on all paved bike paths thru Mill Valley and Sausalito at my moderate pace I was back in SF by 3pm.

    As Dave said there is is a good amount of bailout (hate that word) options. I know I wont be flying, Coastal from Tennesse Valley and Deer Park kill me.

    I got parking at my place if anyone is driving in and we can spin from there to the bridge, about 10 minutes.

    Anyone up for Marin Brew Co afterwards and ferry, we can call it during the ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph-da-trog
    I am with 8Track on parking on the South side and riding across the bridge. It will save more money for grub and drinks later not to mention adding to the experience of the ride.
    For more bonus points park at Dublin BART, take that to embarcadero and ride from there. It's all flat around the wharf, and you can about break even with BART fare vs bridge toll and $3.25/gal gas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grrrah
    I'm a maybe.

    Depending on where I end up Friday night, i will either be here or with the Demo Double ride.

    If I do this, I will be riding from sf too. how long should I give from GG Park to the bridge?

    8trak/velocipous, I am with you guys on RagTag.. are you riding SS or gears for that? I was planning to do gears, but after riding gears last week at skeggs, I think I might be slower with them.
    Nice!! I didn't know you were on board.
    After a couple of weekends ago at Diablo in the rain, I'll never ride my geared bike in the mud or sand again
    (not until after this Saturday's ride anyway )

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    Oh Look at that... I broke 500 posts!

    now I know I need to get a hobby

    I will be taking BART from Berkeley. If anyone else is BART-ing, we can arrange a stroll down Embarcadero/ through the warf. Just think of all of the $3 + per gallon gas you'll save!
    With enough of us we can have our own little Critical Mass (o.k.... just kidding about that last part!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    For more bonus points park at Dublin BART, take that to embarcadero and ride from there. It's all flat around the wharf, and you can about break even with BART fare vs bridge toll and $3.25/gal gas.
    That's a good call.

    For me, WC bart to Embarcadero, short ride over to the Marina (pick up a few cheesy souvenirs at the warf) and across the bridge, then after beer at the MBC, ferry (more beer on the ferry) back to Embarcadero and back on bart.

    If anyone wants to meet at the Embarcadero bart, I think about 8:30 should allow enough time.

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    Damn....

    I am jealous! The Rocky Mountain is getting a complete overhaul and won't be ready until Sunday or Monday....

    Oh well, I don't handle heat too well so when the summer temps hit the East Bay I'll be riding along the summer coastal fog with a big cheesy !

    Have fun everyone!
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    Larry to bad we cannot ride together, I hope this fixes your problem with chain suck

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    Quote Originally Posted by baycat
    Larry to bad we cannot ride together, I hope this fixes your problem with chain suck

    Ryan
    I know, I've been looking forward to riding with you. There is an 80% chance I'll make it to next Saturday's "Save Mount Diablo" ride in Black Diamond Mines if you're free.

    Enjoy your ride, looks like some great weather this weekend!
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    I might be in, depends what I partake in tonight. 9am is awfully early.

    If I go, I will take the Bart and ride in with everyone else. I will shoot you a pm Dennis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derelict
    I might be in, depends what I partake in tonight. 9am is awfully early.

    If I go, I will take the Bart and ride in with everyone else. I will shoot you a pm Dennis.

    Ed
    Ed, GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE! not benicia or carquinez bridges

    I'm in! probably hiking the SS up the hills also.
    how long do you thing this ride and beer drinking will take? I got to get back to the City by 2:30.

    fyi, that aids ride starts at 7:20 on sat. , so should be okay. So no more complaining about 9:00 as early

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    Quote Originally Posted by derelict
    I might be in, depends what I partake in tonight. 9am is awfully early.
    Agreed... since this is a long (most of the day) ride, would it hurt to push the start back to 10am (north side of the bridge). This will make it easer for the BARTers and other commuters to get there. And I won't have to wake up earlier Saturday morning than I do during the week

    Baycat, it's your ride, you make the call. But I see less flakers with a later start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grrrah
    how long do you thing this ride and beer drinking will take? I got to get back to the City by 2:30.
    I'm guessing you'll have to bail early to get back by 2:30. I'm thinking Headlands to Tam is something like 4 to 5k of climbing... and that's not counting any ridges on the return trip and I don't think any records are going to be set on the pace.

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    10 am start time

    Does that work for people?

    Grahh you should still come! You might have to bail a bit before the beer celebration or not

    Ed can hit skeggs island before...
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    I'd prefer 10. As someone pointed out, that means I don't have to wake up earlier on the weekend than during the week. Sleep is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8Trak
    something like 4 to 5k of climbing...
    (reminds self not to forget sportlegs)

    I would much rather do the whole thing, but the gf would be majorly pissed if I skipped our plans

    I'll go as much as possible then. Hopefully the bailouts are easy to figure out. I have never ridden past that first fort in the headlands and been wanting to ride there.

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    Is it easier to go up Bobcat than Miwok?

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    Miwok is steeper and goes straight into the climb, with a couple of humps toward the top, it leads right into Old Springs.

    Bobcat is a longer, gradual climb and leads right into Marincello.

    Either is an option, but to keep my legs I probably would opt for Bobcat, and you can still hit Old Springs with a little bit more of a climb and a small portion of singletrack at the very top.

    Marin Headlands Map up until Deer Park FR:
    http://www.nps.gov/applications/park...s/map-mahe.pdf

    Muir Woods Map shows Deer Park FR and East Peak:
    http://www.nps.gov/goga/maps/pdf/map-muwo.pdf

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    Bummer

    I am out. I got my self involed in a BABY siting gig on Saturdy all day for that matter. My dear uncle's 1 year old baby boy. I could use the practise I guess

    May be next time
    The climbs were greuling, never-ending sets of false summits and soul-crushing walls.

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    10am is good (enough) I vote for noon, but.....

    I will still be getting up earlier than I do during the week.

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    10 am

    is the meeting spot still the same. I just need to figure out if I want to park in the city or Larkspur landing. Hmmmm.

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    andy meeting spot still the same 10 am in the morn, north end parking lot across from vista point (marin side).

    If anyone needs, my cell is Four One Five Three Zero Two Five Seven Three Three

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