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    Kennedy Turkey Day 2012

    Unless I missed another thread...

    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
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    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.
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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...
    Cheers
    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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    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.
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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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    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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    The plan as of now...tandem rigid, pulling my 3 years old in her Burley and did I mention Pilgram costumes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmarshall View Post
    Oh well, two tears in a bucket, f**k it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by outagas View Post
    The plan as of now...tandem rigid, pulling my 3 years old in her Burley and did I mention Pilgram costumes?
    I wore a pilgrim costume last year and had the turkey guy on the TT bike pass me on the road to the trailhead. I forgot my ax!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Nelson34’s got a decent trailer for that sort of getup.
    I don't think I could get the cargo bike up to the top-maybe the electric assist might be the trick??

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    Got some knobby take offs from work. Excited to see you silly fools there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by motorbacon View Post
    Got some knobby take offs from work. Excited to see you silly fools there.
    giving 2:1 odds that you show up
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    Where there is beer...I will be.

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    I have to be home by 11:00am, so I may not go. I'm stuck with cleaning chores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    I have to be home by 11:00am, so I may not go. I'm stuck with cleaning chores.
    That's pretty weak. We may have to make up a better story for you. Or get you a better negotiator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    I have to be home by 11:00am, so I may not go. I'm stuck with cleaning chores.
    dude drop $40 on it https://www.pathjoy.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowjnky View Post
    dude drop $40 on it https://www.pathjoy.com/
    Kaboom...fixed ! This deal won't affect the motorbacon odds .... right ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ancient rascal View Post
    Kaboom...fixed ! This deal won't affect the motorbacon odds .... right ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ancient rascal View Post
    Kaboom...fixed ! This deal won't affect the motorbacon odds .... right ?
    I'm going to try and make it, but I don't think there's gonna be a whole lotta hanging out at the top for me. Matiasquatch is excite be there, although he may have to duck any low hanging (10ft.) branches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowjnky View Post
    dude drop $40 on it https://www.pathjoy.com/
    Yep, or make the place spotless the night before and drop $40 on flowers to adorn the house.

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    A burlap sack tied to the seatpost would be much easier. Just drag it behind you and whatever you lose along the way, you didn't need anyway. Very cool with the shock and all. I wish I knew how to weld because I would make a cool trailer for myself.
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    Are you ready?

    Kennedy is ready.
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    In with my 11yo daughter. She's really excited to go.
    In her words "Biking AND food, this is gonna be cool!"

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    Now the dilemma, what to bring?

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    I'm in, all the way from ON, Canada! First time in Cali, visiting friends in SJ. Hope to get out on a few more rides.
    Too bad I won't be able to bring my Misfit - I'd love to ride my own bike. But I guess a rental is better than no riding at all!

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    Throwing this out there for those who have a turkey or something big but don't want to haul it up: if you or someone else has a trailer that I can attach to my bike, I'll haul it up. PM me. If I don't get any takers, I'm going to ride my 45 lb DH sled up with a bag of leftover Halloween candy. Maybe some beers too. :-)

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    Well, I just got yelled at for mentioning me going on this ride, when cleaning has to be done.

    Have fun guys.

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    I'm in.

    I'll be running the Irish coffee station.

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    francois called it !

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    Well, I just got yelled at for mentioning me going on this ride, when cleaning has to be done.

    Have fun guys.
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    Not looking too good for me at the moment. I still need to find a babysitter for my two little tikes. Hoping it works out! I've got two co-workers going!

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    Hold the presses....childcare hookup located. I am going to make this thing HAPPEN!!!

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    +1, and looking forward to it. The weather is forecast to be good. Thanks to everyone who makes this happen and provides the food and drink!

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    I'm in with plus one. My first Turkey Ride and looking forward to riding with everyone.

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    See you there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    I'm going to try and make it, but I don't think there's gonna be a whole lotta hanging out at the top for me. Matiasquatch is excite be there, although he may have to duck any low hanging (10ft.) branches.
    Make it! I've got to be home by 10:30 latest. Not much time to hang out up top, but no reason not to go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arek View Post
    I'm in, all the way from ON, Canada! First time in Cali, visiting friends in SJ. Hope to get out on a few more rides.
    Too bad I won't be able to bring my Misfit - I'd love to ride my own bike. But I guess a rental is better than no riding at all!

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    Cool! Say hi at the top, eh!

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    Latest from the Sekret underground weather shack for the ride tomorrow:

    Perfect. Should be very mild low 50's at the start with temps rising to mid 60's by early afternoon. No rain, no cold air.

    It's the Bay Area so this could change by then but it looks pretty stable now.

    See everyone tomorrow. I'll be the cool one, on that bike, with that thing and that certain jacket I like...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ancient rascal View Post
    Happy wife .... happy life. Pretty sure B. Climber will not be able to go either. We see if he responds to this post. Plenty of others in your boat me thinks! We meet another time Dion. - Ben
    Yeah, you think I like spending all day and $100 on crab? Well I do but my wife thinks I hate it and I'm doing it for her.

    Anyway, my mom's grand luncheon is at 12 noon. So my wife will be there early to hold the fort and distract my mom while I take my time down the mountain, shower, pretty up and show up late. That's teamwork right there.

    Thanks for the weather forecast Cmdr. Looks like a great day and a warmer day than usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    Yeah, you think I like spending all day and $100 on crab? Well I do but my wife thinks I hate it and I'm doing it for her.

    Anyway, my mom's grand luncheon is at 12 noon. So my wife will be there early to hold the fort and distract my mom while I take my time down the mountain, shower, pretty up and show up late. That's teamwork right there.

    Thanks for the weather forecast Cmdr. Looks like a great day and a warmer day than usual.

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    Haha, that's how you gotta roll with the team. I'm on the same program except when I get back at noon or so I get to go camping down in SLO and have thanksgiving dinner at the bottom of What?trail.

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    I'll be there hauling my anchor of a bike...look forward to seeing many familiar faces. word
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    We're in! Now let's see if we can wake up in time... I will try to haul up some bloody mary's hopefully...
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    Remember, 8am Rollout of the Summit Bike Shop. If you do your own thing and roll out earlier or later, you will miss half the fun. If you roll out at 7am and descend by 9am, you are beyond help

    This will be the warmest Turkey ride on record. Means minimal ice.

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    whats up everyone. new to the site. thinkin of joinin you for the turkey day ride. Wann get a ride in before i stuff my face. never rode kennedy before. hows the uphill. ive made it up mission peak once. nearly died a few times but made it to the top. normally ride gap and demo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biglou1 View Post
    whats up everyone. new to the site. thinkin of joinin you for the turkey day ride. Wann get a ride in before i stuff my face. never rode kennedy before. hows the uphill. ive made it up mission peak once. nearly died a few times but made it to the top. normally ride gap and demo.
    It's easy. You'll be fine. Bring some booze.

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    Looks like fun

    I'm in with my 8yo on the red mtb tandem.

    First time to join the fun and on this trail ever. This is going to be tough and legs are going to hurt using the tandem.

    See everyone bright and early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beaverbiker View Post
    It's easy. You'll be fine. Bring some booze.
    hahawahaha...don't you have to babysit?
    I'm not sure how this works.

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    Biglou-you'll be fine-first couple turns a bit ugly but steady climb after-Ill be cruising up with Leopold-both of us on Fat Bikes-if you want to join us!
    PS bring booze!

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    Boozing while riding?

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    bring booze copy that. will do.

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    Yeah ill join ya.

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    So, no one needs help hauling up a Turkey/Lechon/Keg or anything? (Kyle?) Shoot - this means I might have to ride my DH bike up again, and that's a dang workout... But, the upside is it's a hella fun ride back down... :-)

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    Dang, Scott. That's a serious offer. Only thing is, I ain't towing shite up this year! Ack. The cost of childcare ate into my turkey fund. I'll offer up the Bob trailer and a cooler though, if someone's got something substantial for it. Otherwise, I'm going lightweight with a backpack full of Pliny this year. (turkey fund and pliny fund non-transferable. ;-) )

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    Brownies Ready

    Just pulled 2 trays of brownies out of the oven. See you all at 8am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    I have to be home by 11:00am, so I may not go. I'm stuck with cleaning chores.
    Dude… just dude. That is all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsimbu View Post
    Now the dilemma, what to bring?

    C'mon people I need a challenge!
    Uhh… I dunno, I suppose perhaps, maybe, some CHOCOLATE NASTIES???
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