Kennedy Turkey Day 2012

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  • 11-21-2012
    Leopold Porkstacker
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    Originally Posted by francois View Post
    This will be the warmest Turkey ride on record. Means minimal ice.

    In 2010 the temps were in the freezing range, and last year (2011) it was like being inside of a 44F cloud the entire time. Looks as though this time it could actually be sunny and WARM for a change. Looking forward to this. Look for the doofus on the orange fatbike with the Duvel tripel hop.
  • 11-22-2012
    pmarshall
    Check one two- 6 hours till turkey ride!!! It seems to be getting colder outside. See you all in the morning. I will be the guy falling asleep and drooling while riding. Going to be fun.
  • 11-22-2012
    pmarshall
    Time check? Oh it's 0451 hours. Gobble gobble.
  • 11-22-2012
    ebnash
    Was going to go light (Carbon Rigid) and bring nothing, but decided to switch it up last night. Gonna ride the Morewood and carry a couple Pints up the hill. Cappuccino Stout and Chocolate Stout. Looking forward to the great conditions and happy crowds and the fun ride down Priest on the bigger bike. I too have to travel today, but screw it, don't want to miss the party up there.
  • 11-22-2012
    francois
    Rise and shine. Nice and cold outside!

    fc
  • 11-22-2012
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by francois View Post
    Rise and shine. Nice and cold outside!

    fc

    Probably wont start to warm up until after 11:00AM. Im dressing in layers for sure!
  • 11-22-2012
    motorbacon
    Waiting for House of Bagels to open up. Have some Inida Brown in the trunk.

    Matiasquatch doubters, see ya soon!
  • 11-22-2012
    cmdrpiffle
    And I'm back!

    Looks like a great turnout. I got up about 8:45 to the summit. Had to head down at 9 unfortunately.
    Think there were enough rangers and deputies out there this year?
  • 11-22-2012
    paulney
    Thanks, everyone, this was awesome! My first turkey ride, and I'm so stoked. Guys with the pig on the trailer are truly heroes!

    http://pneyman.com/lj/turkeyRide/turkeyRide2.jpg
  • 11-22-2012
    squashyo
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    Great fun out there...great weather, happy people, and the descent down Dogmeat was killer on the Bullit! I had so much fun, decided to do a quick Joes loop to earn an extra slice of pie. Happy TDay everyone!
  • 11-22-2012
    snowjnky
  • 11-22-2012
    ancient rascal
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    Good to see everyone today. Steady diet of Kennedy for me .... next 3 days prolly as the family is out of town.:)Attachment 739373

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  • 11-22-2012
    rollinrob
    What an awesomw day its was. My legs are cooked, wife is happy that I am home and I am ready for my second helping of turkey. I wish I had pics to share but I lost a camera up there at the top in a black case. If anyone found it PM me and I can descibe what is on the sd card or type of camera it is.
  • 11-22-2012
    cmdrpiffle
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rollinrob View Post
    What an awesomw day its was. My legs are cooked, wife is happy that I am home and I am ready for my second helping of turkey. I wish I had pics to share but I lost a camera up there at the top in a black case. If anyone found it PM me and I can descibe what is on the sd card or type of camera it is.

    Rollinrob lost a camera in a black case.

    Someone found it.....help a guy out!:thumbsup:
  • 11-22-2012
    Nelson34
    First time I finally made it out to this ride-have to say a HUGE thanks to Leopold for tuning up my Pug and staying with me as I died up the hill-I went so slow at one point my Garmin stopped tracking while I was still riding! Hikers passed me up walking! But Leopold always was there along with Ancient Rascal to make sure I made it. Actually did ok for the Fat bikes first ride up Kennedy I guess. Saw a lot of friends and was asked ALOT of questions about the Pug. Good times-now off to eat-Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and your families!
  • 11-22-2012
    francois
  • 11-22-2012
    IAmHolland
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    Originally Posted by francois View Post

    All I see are hooligans terrorizing Los Gatos and shredding Sierra Azul. There are too many smiling faces on that hill. It looked fun.

    I'm amazed the kids climbed up Kennedy on 20inch bikes, or did I see it wrong?
  • 11-22-2012
    ancient rascal
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by IAmHolland View Post
    All I see are hooligans terrorizing Los Gatos and shredding Sierra Azul. There are too many smiling faces on that hill. It looked fun.

    I'm amazed the kids climbed up Kennedy on 20inch bikes, or did I see it wrong?

    Yup .... there was one little guy on a small bike with Dad leading the way down. Skinny little tires with only a back brake. He was a full on "Little man" as it was a single speed he was riding ! :p
  • 11-22-2012
    cmdrpiffle
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Nelson34 View Post
    First time I finally made it out to this ride-have to say a HUGE thanks to Leopold for tuning up my Pug and staying with me as I died up the hill-I went so slow at one point my Garmin stopped tracking while I was still riding! Hikers passed me up walking! But Leopold always was there along with Ancient Rascal to make sure I made it. Actually did ok for the Fat bikes first ride up Kennedy I guess. Saw a lot of friends and was asked ALOT of questions about the Pug. Good times-now off to eat-Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and your families!

    I was going down, and saw LP offering to turn around to to help you out. Whassup with the fat bikes? You shrugged him off. Was there beer?
    :thumbsup:
  • 11-22-2012
    Nelson34
    I was dying and holding him up-felt bad-fat bikes are well-FUN-check out the Fat Bike forum. Yes there was beer.
  • 11-22-2012
    IAmHolland
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ancient rascal View Post
    Yup .... there was one little guy on a small bike with Dad leading the way down. Skinny little tires with only a back brake. He was a full on "Little man" as it was a single speed he was riding ! :p

    That's pretty damn hardcore. How the kid made the climb, I'll never know. It's brutal.
  • 11-22-2012
    motorbacon
    Rotational mass that is a few ounces less than the weight of the moon does not like going upwards unless you have a coffee mug the size of an oil barrel.
  • 11-23-2012
    ElHombre
    Well, that was fun. Happy Thanksgiving!

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/54123581?badge=0" width="600" height="338" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/54123581">2012 Los Gatos Turkey ride</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user5287822">Dirk dB</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
  • 11-23-2012
    francois
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ElHombre View Post
    Well, that was fun. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Holy Moly Ratpick. Epic!!!!

    That could have been bad. Well, you probably have poison oak exposure now!

    On my Priest Rock descent, there was a rider down on the steep part. There were about 20 riders around him and 2 cyclist/doctors as they waited for rescue. He was ALL jacked up. Post if you have an update.


    fc
  • 11-23-2012
    ElHombre
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by francois View Post
    Holy Moly Ratpick. Epic!!!!

    That could have been bad. Well, you probably have poison oak exposure now!

    On my Priest Rock descent, there was a rider down on the steep part. There were about 20 riders around him and 2 cyclist/doctors as they waited for rescue. He was ALL jacked up. Post if you have an update.

    fc

    Saw that too and later in the coffeeshop in LG I was standing in line with a guy who said his buddy had gone down hard on Dog Meat; they called and waited for the medics etc and he thought his friend had broken his arm...