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We here at RoadBikeReview world headquarters have started a new tradition.

Tuesday lunch rides! If anyone is interested in coming along, we'd welcome the company. We head out at 1pm, by the Oracle entrance to the Bay Trail. Heading north on the trail to about Coyote Point and then back.

Here are a few pics from tuesday's ride...

Mike celebrating Schumacher's win Tuesday


Adam, acting, well... Surly!


Gregg's Colnago looks fast, even sitting still...


So fast? That he got ticketed... yup. Ticketed. What a menace to society! :p
 

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Oh, and in case you haven't noticed, although it's unlikely that you haven't, watch out for the ground squirrels in this area running back from the grass side to the slough side as you pass. They'll definitely take a rider down.
 

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Dr_John said:
Oh, and in case you haven't noticed, although it's unlikely that you haven't, watch out for the ground squirrels in this area running back from the grass side to the slough side as you pass. They'll definitely take a rider down.
I've had to dodge a couple already... Close calls for sure.

We're still trying to find a good local taqueria, any chance there's a good one near redwood shores? I dunno if Unamas is gonna cut it...
 

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thien said:
I've had to dodge a couple already... Close calls for sure.

We're still trying to find a good local taqueria, any chance there's a good one near redwood shores? I dunno if Unamas is gonna cut it...
You guys just gotta get down the "slow down and announce to pass" routine. My method of choice is to let out a loud but not obnoxious "howdy", and stick to the left.

And Unamas definitely AIN'T gonna cut it...

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yay, where are the helmets?

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I used to be indestructable too.
yay, that was my first thought. and then I was wondering where their water bottles were.

seriously, I mentioned this to Thein, and maybe I'm just a prude, but there's probably as much danger on a MUP (ie folks who can't hold a line, ground squirrels, etc) as there is on the open road.

I always assumed the good folks at RBR.com would provide a good example for their many readers/participants (some of whom are teens). yup. prude. call me safety jane, but where are the helmets?

I know, your helmet gives you a headache. imagine the headache you'll have hitting the asphalt with your bare head.

or this: your helmet messes up your hair. again, imagine how messed up your hair will be if you hit the deck.

okay, I'm done. it's America. flame away.
 

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Just plain not liking helmets is a good enough reason. It's a personal choice. There are enough helmet nazis around that setting a bad example shouldn't be much of a concern.

I'm a wuss I "always" wear a helmet. But a couple of weeks ago on a ride by the ocean I felt something was different. Couldn't put my finger on it, it felt so nice. The sun felt good, the wind was blowing through my hair, I just felt so natural. After mulling over what was different realized, when I left my friend's house I forgot my helmet.
 

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So what was the ticket for? I ride from Redwood Shores down around the dump and back fairly frequently for a quick ride and I dont usually worry about getting a ticket.

Best taqueria in the area is Guadalajara Grill in between belmont and San Mateo or maybe Mia Ranchita in San Carlos.
 

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OK, I'm going to loop through Redwood Shores first and hopefully catch you guys. I'll tag along until Coyote Point, then I'm going to continue to SFO.

I rode on that section of the trail over the weekend for the Bike For Breath
This is the first year I didn't do the ride. Had I known you were going to do it I would have too. Good cause, sponsored by Applied Biosystems (I use their mass specs), well-organized. Last year I was first out: #1001; the folks at the Polhemus stop didn't believe me that I was on the ride. :)
 
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