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    Kennedy Turkey Day 2012

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    Time to get this started. I'm in... 7th year in a row!




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    Official meeting spot: Summit Bike Shop, Los Gatos
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    Meeting time: 7:30 am

    Riding time: 8 am
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    I’ll be there.
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    In. Wouldn't miss it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ancient rascal View Post
    +1
    You and LP going on the ride, or will already be there? That's like the daily training ride for you guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmdrpiffle View Post
    You and LP going on the ride, or will already be there? That's like the daily training ride for you guys.
    Prolly just meet him there. He is usually in this area. Tractors R Us ... He drives an orange one. Maybe finally meet you and Dion and a few others. edit: Also since Squashyo is bringing his #1 cleaned dogmeat deal ... I plan to at least bring a Sub 40 to the party ! Anyone else ?
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    I wil be there. Going light this year. A few beers and some donuts. Last year I drank like a fish and crashed on the way back with a 50lb pack on my back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebnash View Post
    I wil be there. Going light this year. A few beers and some donuts. Last year I drank like a fish and crashed on the way back with a 50lb pack on my back.
    Doing it right!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmdrpiffle View Post
    Doing it right!
    +1 a show of character. Me likey his bikey. Rigid 20lb Niner carbon race bike.
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    Great thread start.

    The key to Turkey Ride is growing it and sharing.

    So the question is: What are you bringing to share? Who are you bringing up there new to share the experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    Great thread start.

    The key to Turkey Ride is growing it and sharing.

    So the question is: What are you bringing to share? Who are you bringing up there new to share the experience.

    fc
    My bud Ryan from NYC. He's a New York State Trooper...(Chips to all of us California folk) He's done Kennedy, Jones, DogMeat, and Demo (including Braille as a virgin) and still, still keeps coming back to NorCal. We're gonna bring ...turkey, no, pig, no, (that's the PhilliMafia's job) just some desserts and alcohol.

    See y'all at the top! I will again stand at the top; of the final climb and cheer you all on. Maybe Menso can bring Vodak? (Fark reference)

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    Great thread start.

    The key to Turkey Ride is growing it and sharing.
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    2010 was my first year... I tried to bring my daughter but that year was really cold and she bailed out on me when she saw how cold it was... I was out of town last year and missed it.

    I'm "in" this year and hope to get my daughter up the hill with me (I hope its warmer then the last time she tried!).

    Can someone remind me, what time does it start?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave94024 View Post
    2010 was my first year... I tried to bring my daughter but that year was really cold and she bailed out on me when she saw how cold it was... I was out of town last year and missed it.

    I'm "in" this year and hope to get my daughter up the hill with me (I hope its warmer then the last time she tried!).

    Can someone remind me, what time does it start?
    Dave,
    2010 shouldn't be mentioned. It was 28 degree at start time, (8:am) That's conservative, at best. I rode from my house to Los Gatos, about 25 mins. and was frozen by the time I got there.
    It will not be that cold this year. Hopefully. It was just a fluke, come on down...
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    Good ride, but hated that morning. Maybe LP can comment on the temperature that morning...stoopid cold. Should be much warmer this year. Hopefully....
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    Looks for this dude, doing this same thing again. 25 lb. tom turkey in tow. Jeez. Why do i do this?







    Oh yeah. It's fun!!!
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    I'll be there, pending T-giving running around plans. I'm going to try and encourage my wife to go with me.

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    I'll work on getting my wife and two kids up there. And a case of Pliny!!

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    definitely in!

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    Will be there hopefully with a few newbies. I will bring a turkey pie. Any recommendation as to how I could carry the pie up the mountain without getting it smashed in my camelpak?
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    Assuming I'm in, what are the logistics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmHolland View Post
    Assuming I'm in, what are the logistics?
    Ride up the hill, hang out, ride down the hill.

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    Yeah logistics??? What the hell? This is MTBR-how dare you use such language-

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    uh, so it's a bunch of solo rides? no start time? hang out spot? ride up to where? descend where?

    c'mon dudes, fackers!

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    Meet IFO Summit Cycles, downtown Los Gatos, 8am. Actually be there before that, the ride rolls about 8am. Up Kennedy Rd. to the trailhead, then up the hill. Hang out on top for as long as you want. I'm usually out of there by 10am, but many just stay up and party. It'll either be very cold, dry, wet, moderate, possibly in between, completely cloudy, with heavy fog and bright sunshine. Be prepared!

    Go down the same way, or down the backside (Dogmeat, into Lexington, up Jones, and out to downtown Los Gatos.

    Best bet is to layer. You're going to climb hard for 45mins - 1 hour, then stop at the top. So you're going to be wet. Consider that for the ride down where wet ='s very cold.

    Last year it was warmish at the top (high 50's) Year before it was several degrees below freezing at 8am. Be prepared! Eat pig and bird, drink responsibly, pack everything out, and have fun!
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    I didn't make it last year, but the year before was FAH-REEZING. Especially on the downhills. Burr!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    Ride up the hill, hang out, drink beer, eat a lot, jager shots, admire Sparky's beard, ride down the hill.
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    I will be there. PBR, some fancy stuff and cookies. My have a 2 year old tag-a-long this time, so I might have to skip the Jager shots.
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    Gonna try to make it.

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    In...single speeding...double IPAs

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    So the question is: What are you bringing to share?
    Beer. Hopefully bringing a couple German 2-liter bottles of good schtuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowjnky View Post
    I will be there. PBR, some fancy stuff and cookies. My have a 2 year old tag-a-long this time, so I might have to skip the Jager shots.
    Fortunately, most two year olds don’t know what Jaegermeister is, so I think you’re safe.
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    I am in for sure. What will I bring you ask? I will bring a deep fat fryer and will be making funnel cakes at the top. It is pretty simple really. I just need to tote up about two 5 gallon propane tanks, deep fat fryer, fire extinguisher, plaid oven mitts, lace apron, 10 gallons of vegetable oil and the dough. Jeez, I think that is all. Oh yeah, powdered sugar too. I was going to tow up a taco stand but that just seems over the top and not really as festive. See you all up there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmarshall View Post
    I am in for sure. What will I bring you ask? I will bring a deep fat fryer and will be making funnel cakes at the top. It is pretty simple really. I just need to tote up about two 5 gallon propane tanks, deep fat fryer, fire extinguisher, plaid oven mitts, lace apron, 10 gallons of vegetable oil and the dough. Jeez, I think that is all. Oh yeah, powdered sugar too. I was going to tow up a taco stand but that just seems over the top and not really as festive. See you all up there.
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    Paul, I'll hook up the taco stand. I'm going to attach a trailer with an entire mariachi band.

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    Just ordered a parts to climb the hill. I am excite. I hope my commuter tires don't kill me.

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    It looks like my wife is off this year (at least so far), so I may leave the kids at home w/ her this year to sleep in... really depends on the weather. If I am not towing 2 knuckleheads in a trailer, I may singlespeed it this year.

    Either way I'll bring some DIPAs and treats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowjnky View Post
    I will be there. PBR, some fancy stuff and cookies. My have a 2 year old tag-a-long this time, so I might have to skip the Jager shots.
    I was just thinkin' about that. My kid will still hardly be up by shove off time, let alone have the patience for an hour of climbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ask View Post
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    It looks like my wife is off this year (at least so far), so I may leave the kids at home w/ her this year to sleep in... really depends on the weather. If I am not towing 2 knuckleheads in a trailer, I may singlespeed it this year.

    Either way I'll bring some DIPAs and treats.
    Coming up Kennedy or that other trail ? Just curious. Can't wait to see the SS.
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    Down in the South Bay this year. Will bring some Bud Light Platinum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theseawind View Post
    Will be there hopefully with a few newbies. I will bring a turkey pie. Any recommendation as to how I could carry the pie up the mountain without getting it smashed in my camelpak?
    Funny. I was thinking of bringing a pie too. But it's pretty fragile with the crispy crust and soft innards. So, I changed to something else. Otherwise, if it must be a pie, a Tupperware container and a sense of humor as it'll be all squished up by the time we reach the top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    Paul, I'll hook up the taco stand. I'm going to attach a trailer with an entire mariachi band.
    Nelson34’s got a decent trailer for that sort of getup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan G. View Post
    Down in the South Bay this year. Will bring some Bud Light Platinum.
    What about the ultra-light carbotanium?

    My plan afterward is to go back down Woods via the Rollercoasters (Bogdan’s got a funny story about last year) through Quicksilver… unless the rains have closed Quicksilver, in which case my plan will be to go up Barlow to Umuhnum and back down Barlow to Woods and down Hicks one way or the other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myitch View Post
    Funny. I was thinking of bringing a pie too. But it's pretty fragile with the crispy crust and soft innards. So, I changed to something else. Otherwise, if it must be a pie, a Tupperware container and a sense of humor as it'll be all squished up by the time we reach the top.
    Oh, I figured it out. Living in London with a bicycle for a few years does offer great insights into how to carry things on your bike. Look for me on the day and I will show you how it's done. .
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    Quote Originally Posted by theseawind View Post
    Oh, I figured it out. Living in London with a bicycle for a few years does offer great insights into how to carry things on your bike. Look for me on the day and I will show you how it's done. .
    Yea, London has lots of streets that are just a steep and bumpy as Kennedy. We shall see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmdrpiffle View Post
    Meet IFO Summit Cycles, downtown Los Gatos, 8am.
    Is this the start? I can imagine trail head parking is going to be packed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darich View Post
    Is this the start? I can imagine trail head parking is going to be packed.

    This is the official start. People who start from other places and times are lost.

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    You can start anywhere and most people do. You know where the trail is and you pretty much can't get there too early, but you can get there too late. The worst thing you can do is show up late and drive to the trailhead looking for a spot.

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    I'm in again.

    Plan to bring Brownies (yes family friendly ones)

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    I'm in and will bring brownies (yes family friendly ones!)

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    I just realized that Turkey day is on a Thursday and I get off at 7am. I will bring my bike to work and head over after I get off for the start of the ride. I am going to need some serious coffee before, during and after the ride. 12 hour night shift s slowly killing me. Oh well, two tears in a bucket, f**k it.
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