View Full Version : cool (non-TE) ride report, Mines Rd & Mt. Hamilton

05-25-2006, 06:36 AM
I always enjoy the detailed and informative ride reports (http://bushnell.homeip.net/~bill/bike/pictures/2006.html) a man named Bill Bushnell posts describing his long rides throughout the south end of the San Francisco Bay area, and points (well!) beyond.

Here's a report he posted on his recent ride along Mines Road and up the backside of Mt. Hamilton, which he did the same day as the Devil Mountain Double: http://bushnell.homeip.net/~bill/bike/ride_stories/mt_ham_cw.2006.04.29.htm

He posted lots of nice photos he took along the route, but one photo in particular caught my eye, with the following commentary:

"About a mile from the top of the climb I came upon a small rest stop for the DMD (http://bushnell.homeip.net/~bill/bike/pictures/mt_hamilton_loop_clockwise.2006.04.29/pages/page_46.html). One of their guys offered me a can of V8. At first I refused, not wanting to freeload their supplies since I hadnít entered their event. But he insisted, and I couldnít refuse. He asked me if I was hot in there (under the fairing). I told him that the fairing is more like an umbrella than a jacket."

Check out the photo - could the man in the dark shirt and floppy brim hat standing next to the Subaru be none other than Veronica's Thom? :)

05-25-2006, 07:08 AM
Shore looks like it to my peepers. You know how pushy he gets with those V8s.

05-25-2006, 07:22 AM
I was there that day and it sure looks like him to me!!

05-25-2006, 04:13 PM
Yep - that would be honey. :D That's one of the many things I love about the Quacks - doesn't matter if you're doing their ride, or some other ride, if you need something, they'll help you out.