Saturday, April 26, 2008

Tomorrow - Sunday 4/27/2008

Jack is crashing the BikeForum ride tomorrow. These are the guys we rode with on the Sta Cruz to half Moon bay century.
Ride start at 10AM though. Late start but I am going. Meet at Fremont BART station near Walnut St. if you guys want to join me. About 60 miles clockwise, reverse Primavera metric century. Palomares-Dublin Canyon-Foothill-Calaveras-Milpitas and back to Fremont.

JohnV's ride is still a go according to him. A 7:30AM start so if you want to join him, please give him a buzz.

ride report and pics here

Pete aka Taxi777 blog report here.

a quote from Pete's blog
"the Phillipino contingent. Aka-Super Unleaded had invited a (couple) of friends! What a fun bunch! There was Lo octane, Supey diesel, Quickie Jo Jo ethanol, Tu much gas, and many more!"

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Britain's Got Talent 2008

link courtesy of TonyC

I know you guys are "guys" but trust me, it's okay to cry... sometimes

Primavera 2008

Primavera Century Sunol Rest Stop

Gonzalo Lando TonyC Romy ~ Lando from SF, a friend of TonyL

and Manny Jack JojoW Auggie Cesar & Roger (not in picture)

Primavera Century Video Clip

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Padyakan sa Frenso Ride Report

On Saturday,April 19th, F.A.C.T. hosted "Padyakan sa Fresno". Siclista came to the event represented by JohnV, Bong, Benjie, Jojo, TonyC & BobbyG.

Approximately 30 riders participated in the ride, two of them females. I suspect the rider participation may have been affected by other events happening that weekend, namely the Sea Otter Classic & Primavera Century.

At the start of the ride, it was quite chilly especially with the windy conditions and the early morning start. As the ride elevation began to rise, body temps began to rise making the cold air welcoming.

At the finish, we were treated to a delicious BBQ Korean ribs, lecheon and other delicious Filipino dishes. A raffle followed where several Siclista riders became beneficiaries of the various prizes.

Vellum World Cycles was also there to showcase their carbon frames.

My wife, Mary Ann became an honorary F.A.C.T. member for helping out cooking rice and barbecuing and organizing the buffet table. The F.A.C.T. members really appreciated her help and gave her a t-shirt.

Thank you F.A.C.T. for hosting a great event!

Padyakan sa Fresno 2008 at EveryTrailMap created by EveryTrail:Share GPS tracks

Elevation Chart:

GPS Stats Recorded:
Total Miles: 59.63 mi
Ride Time: 4:00:45 h:mm:ss
Total Ascent: 4260 ft

Photos Available on FLICKR

Monday, April 14, 2008

Two Rides

We have two good ride this weekend. One for Saturday, Padyakan sa Fresno. Check posting below or contact JohnV for more detail. This is only a 55 miles ride and with a lot of filipino food waiting for you. I want to do this but I have work on Saturday. For Sunday, Primavera Century Meet at Logan High at 730 AM Roll 8AM. We're only doing the metric century, Calaveras Palomares Loop. Siclista Tailwind Forever!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

F.A.C.T. Invitation: Padyakan sa Fresno 2008

Subject: Re: Padyakan sa Fresno / Please forward to everyone.
To All: Kindly forward this email to SINOKAMI SICLISTA, My Tropa, Tracy Riders etc....I hope a good participation from all Fil-Am Cyclist would help this event. This is our formal invitation from FACT.

My dear fellow roadies,

On behalf of Fil-American Cycling Team (F.A.C.T.) and in cooperation with the Fresno Cycling Club (host of Climb to Kaiser and Bass Lake Double Century), we wish to invite you here in Fresno for a spring fun ride "Padyakan sa Fresno 2008" to be held on April 19, 2008 at 7am.

As promised, we are hosting this event to strengthen our acquaintances, and to reinvigorate our camaraderie, and most importantly, to renew our spirit of goodwill.

This bike ride is about 55 miles with about 3,800' of elevation gain. The ride officially starts at 7am (Saturday, April 19) at Selma M. Layne Park and lazily wanders to the country road then slowly climb to the foothills of Prather. From there we head back for a long downhill, and go west ward to the steep majestic hills of Sky Harbor Road, overlooking the Millerton Lake and the Friant Dam. At the end of this road, we will ride back and crawl our way out from Sky Harbor Road to the long but mostly flat stretch of Friant Road heading towards the start/finish.

This is not a race. There is no time limit. We would like you to have a safe and wonderful bike journey to our 'backyards' (where we train for our Climb to Kaiser event). There will be 2 water stops and 2 major rest stops for your convenience . SAGs will be cruising the route to guide us or to provide assistance whenever needed.
Numerous surprise awards/gifts await our lucky riders during our lunch program.
Please kindly provide us the headcount of your participating riders 2 weeks prior to our event.

For further details, please contact Tito Geronimo at home:(559)433-8577 cell:(559)217-9485 email:

We are anxiously looking forward to biking with you.

Sincerely yours and warmest regards,

Dennis Tiu

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