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Invitation for San Franciscans(7 posts)

Invitation for San FranciscansThe Human G-Nome
Aug 6, 2003 7:13 PM
...or do you prefer San Franciscanites? first off, let me start with this caveat: yes, i know CityCycle has a bad rep in some circles. they've been accused of arrogance, snobism, eltism and other isms of which i don't even know the defintion or have chosen to ignore for my mental well being.

now that that's out of the way, attending the group rides on Saturday IS NOT the same as patronizing their shop (not that i have anything against that either) (bite your tongue Fender or else i'll drug you and then drag you to Chevy's for your birthday!!!)

i'm inviting anyone from San Francisco, Daly City, SSF or anywhere else in West Bay to join the group ride this Saturday. we'll be doing two rides. the "intermediate-beginner" ride will do Stinson Beach and back via 4Corners while the "advance" group (of which i will be leading) will do Stinson and then head out to Bolinas/Fairfax, returning via 7 sisters. this ride would be a great way for some of the posters to meet each other and also have a lot of fun on a large group ride. i encourage everyone (including beginners who are comfortable doing at least 50 miles) to attend.

every one will be very laid back and nice to you or else i will throw my pump in their rear spokes descending from Pantol. they'll be plenty of men and women and a good atmosphere. it's not the Saturday Rooster Ride, sure, but they'll be more climbing then that ride and if you're bored, you could always use this ride as a chance for some good interval training.

i'm very much looking forward to meeting any of you who wish to attend. we'll be meeting at 8:45am at Steiner and Union and departing around 9am.

hope ta see some of you there,
The G-N
this Saturday! sorry (nm)The Human G-Nome
Aug 6, 2003 7:14 PM
Wish I could go...will be there in October for ride :)CARBON110
Aug 6, 2003 7:41 PM
Thanks, but I will be in DownievilleThe Don
Aug 6, 2003 8:15 PM
riding my mountain bike down some 17 miles of tasty singletrack. The rides sound like fun, and I hope to join you sometime soon.
Aug 7, 2003 7:27 AM
I was at City Cycle getting a cleat/pedal adjustment not too long ago and I liked the service they provided. While some of the employee's still snubbed me in my generic PI jersey and Ultegra equipped bike, the one employee who helped was really nice and gave me a few pointers on how to improve my current overall setup. Although I was still charged $45 for the service (ouch) I will gladly be returning to get fitted for my new frame at the end of the season.

Now as for the West Bay? Where the heck is that? I've heard of the East Bay.. but West??
actually...The Human G-Nome
Aug 7, 2003 7:33 AM
West Bay is San Francisco, SSF and Daly City. if you have an East Bay, there has to be a West Bay as well or else what's the point. There's also a Jawbreaker song from a few years back titled "West Bay Invitational" about a party in the Mission.
Invitation for San Franciscanschar
Aug 8, 2003 7:04 PM

We may cross paths but I may be 1 hour ahead of you, leaving Fairfax 0800 to Stinson Beach and then double back over. ETA at Stinson Beach 10:00, my guestimate has you arriving sometime after 10:30. If our group leaves late (doubtful) or you leave early, may see you arriving at Stinson Beach as we are heading out. I may double back and redo the climb, perhaps see you out there.