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SF Bay: Is there a better place to ride right now?(9 posts)

SF Bay: Is there a better place to ride right now?mr_spin
Nov 5, 2001 2:31 PM
70 degrees, totally clear skies, fall colors and falling leaves everywhere. Whatever you ride, you should be here now! Even Lance Armstrong is coming on Thursday.
After 25 years, I still miss it. Rain coming soon, though...cory
Nov 5, 2001 2:50 PM
...because I'll be down next weekend.
No kidding, I moved to LA in 1973, then to Reno. Hard to beat the Peninsula for all around good weather and interesting roads.
I don't...Elefantino
Nov 5, 2001 3:23 PM
Born and raised in the Bay Area, but...

Here in Northeast Florida, it was 75 degrees today, beautiful blue sky, and my swimming pool, which is unheated, is still warm enough to swim in. It's a big swimming pool. And I have a big house. Which I couldn't afford if I was still in the Bay Area

Did I mention that I have a swimming pool?

Of course, if I were ABLE to ride, it would be that much better. In January, it will be 45 degrees in the morning. (No, I'm not complaining; I used to live in Utah.)
Nov 5, 2001 4:07 PM
I got a huge swimming pool - some call it the Pacific Ocean! Gotta love FL in the summer.

Plus we have something Florida lacks - "hills" and redwoods. Now that's riding.

Fall in the Bay Area is damn hard to beat for riding. Actually the whole year is pretty nice as long as you skip the rainy days and fires.
and none of those pesky hurricanes! nmmr_spin
Nov 5, 2001 4:17 PM
re: HuhElefantino
Nov 5, 2001 7:56 PM
If your swimming pool is the Pacific, you're a braver person than me. How thick is your wetsuit? When I lived in Calif., mine was 1/4 inch neoprene. In the summer. Or was that the winter? In SF, it's all one season anyway.

And I love FL in the summer. No coats! No fog! No clogged pores!

We have hills, too. They're called bridges. (After seven years riding in Sonoma County, you can keep your hills. I'm too old.)

And as for hurricanes, well, I've been through three major earthquakes (Loma Prieta, second-to-the-top row of the upper deck at Candlestick), Livermore and San Fernando. And I've been through one hurricane (Floyd). Give me a hurricane any day.

Yes, after the first 38 years of my life in NorCal, I don't miss it at all. Except the Raiders. I miss the Raiders.

Did I mention that I have a swimming pool?
Freezing here in Colorado todayErik W
Nov 5, 2001 4:41 PM
Just kidding. November 5th, 75 degrees, partly cloudy, no wind to speak of. It's a tough life...
Travel TipMe Dot Org
Nov 5, 2001 5:34 PM
The best time to visit the Bay Area is October, after the tourists have left.

Indian summer: my favorite time to ride here. Not too much wind, a nip of fall to keep you cool, and the leaves turning...
No there is notStarliner
Nov 5, 2001 9:57 PM
Saturday and Sunday were two of the best riding days of the year here in the North Bay. The roads were dry, the air was silky warm and wind was minimal. The vineyards are showing their fall colors, views from the hilltops were spectacular, with clear and deep blue skies. Even the moon was visible in the western skies in the morning. A real heavenly time to be out. The only downside is that the days are shorter.