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  1. #16
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    Bike Momma- WE did have fun last year on this ride and I do agree my decision will depend on the weather. I can understand your concern about doing a crit the next day affecting what you do on the ride!

    Seems the Cinderella is better organized as far as people riding in groups at least from my point of view.

    Hopefully a week later in the year will help although this crazy weather is totally unpredictable these days. I think they have made it later because of Daylight Savings Time coming earlier now.

    So, I'll most likely get my check in the mail too.
    Nancy

  2. #17
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    I didn't ride last year but am thinking of doing so this year. I always ride alone and now that I know about the pile-up last year, I shall stay even farther away from everyone.

  3. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjay View Post
    I didn't ride last year but am thinking of doing so this year. I always ride alone and now that I know about the pile-up last year, I shall stay even farther away from everyone.
    The pile-up of which I speak was the first year I rode it, in 2004.
    Not so much a pile up actually (implying a high-speed collision, which it most emphatically wasn't) -- more like a mass tip-over.

    The trick is to stay alert, avoid riding in a big crowd, and not get too close to the people ahead of you.
    And have an escape route.

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  4. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by jobob View Post
    The pile-up of which I speak was the first year I rode it, in 2004.
    Hey, I was there that year! Thankfully, I don't remember the pile up -- as I recall, I wasn't having a very good cycling day, so I was probably miles behind it.

    I do remember enjoying the free beer at the end of the ride!

    - Melissa
    I'll get back on the bike soon, I promise!

  5. #20
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    Wait....free beer?!?

  6. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by snapdragen View Post
    Wait....free beer?!?
    There was beer back in the day when it started at the other place (not the Pleasanton Fairgrounds.) But, now that I think about it, it was just extremely cheap beer and not free.
    I'll get back on the bike soon, I promise!

  7. #22
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    Right - it was at that bar at the base. I have a great shot of my daughter at that bar (at age 8) when we did the ride on the tandem.
    Sarah

    When it's easy, ride hard; when it's hard, ride easy.


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  8. #23
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    I remember snap and I hung out at the bar at the base the following year. The beer wasn't free, but it was good. Ah, memories.

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  9. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by maillotpois View Post
    Right - it was at that bar at the base. I have a great shot of my daughter at that bar (at age 8) when we did the ride on the tandem.
    Wasn't that great picture of you & pp (that you've used as your avatar) from the Cindy that year? Ah, memories.

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  10. #25
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    Excuse me, I'm getting all nostalgic. Talk amongst yourselves.

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  11. #26
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    I did use that as my avatar... not the bar one....

    Oh here it is:

    Sarah

    When it's easy, ride hard; when it's hard, ride easy.


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    2011 Mercian Vincitore Special
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  12. #27
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    Oh, you know that's what I meant, wizeazz.

    I love that picture.

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  13. #28
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    No, I knew that's what you meant, it just took me some time to find it...

    ETA: It is not "obvious", but those are little plastic "glass slippers" on our helmets. Oh my friend Anna went all out....
    Sarah

    When it's easy, ride hard; when it's hard, ride easy.


    2011 Volagi Liscio
    2010 Pegoretti Love #3 "Manovelo"
    2011 Mercian Vincitore Special
    2003 Eddy Merckx Team SC - stolen
    2001 Colnago Ovalmaster Stars and Stripes

  14. #29
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    Oh is that what those are??? I was wondering, actually.

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  15. #30
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    Oh heck, since we've drifted to tandem, heres PP and GP finishing the 110 mile el Tour last Nov.

    Sarah

    When it's easy, ride hard; when it's hard, ride easy.


    2011 Volagi Liscio
    2010 Pegoretti Love #3 "Manovelo"
    2011 Mercian Vincitore Special
    2003 Eddy Merckx Team SC - stolen
    2001 Colnago Ovalmaster Stars and Stripes

 

 

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