Sunday, May 25, 2008

Sequoia Century 2008

June 1st 2008 Sunday Western Wheelers Sequoia Century , a good training for those who are doing the Death Ride. A lot of climbing. See ya ! We will do the Metric Century.

Nice ride guys on palomares-five canyons

..that was a nice ride, thanks all for coming! Bong, Lising brothers Rollie and Ed, JohnM, TonyMadone, TonyFuji and Mr. Frank. At least three in the group were pressed for time - Frank, JohnM and TonyFuji, but all of us managed to finish the Palomares-Five canyons loop safe and sound. Day started out overcast but became very sunny and nice at around 10am). Boy, did I and everyone else miss that camaraderie, laughter, and the usual jokes;-)

Have a nice Sunday guys (see you in church!:-) -regards, Manny

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

DiNotte Light Sale

Fellow Siclistas,

Some of you inquired about the DiNotte lights I have. Well, here is your chance to get a good deal on the lights. See below:

DiNotte Lighting USA
1 Merrill Industrial Drive, Suite 10
Hampton, NH 03842
603 929 0123

Lately customers have inquired if there was going to be a sale for some of our AA products to use for backup lighting systems for the brevets and races. Many of our lithium ion customers have decided they'd like to have a backup light for unsupported events

Since we try to do what customers ask (as long as it's reasonable.) We decided to run a limited sale, based on product availability. For those of you curious to see what we have on sale, here is what we have.

1. DiNotte standard 200L-AA-S light engine and battery bag with holder. NO BATTERIES, NO CHARGER, NO HELMET MOUNT. -- $99.00 USD - International customers MUST ship this express - all International Priority or lower class postage orders will be rejected/refunded.

2. DiNotte 140L-AA-A Amber light engine and battery bag with holder. NO BATTERIES, NO CHARGER, NO HELMET MOUNT. -- $99.00 USD - International customers MUST ship this express - all International Priority or lower class postage orders will be rejected/refunded.

3. DiNotte's legendary 140L-AA-R RED TAILLIGHT with TAILLIGHT MOUNT, battery bag with holder. NO BATTERIES, NO CHARGER. -- $105.00 USD - (this special does come with a taillight mount!) International customers MUST ship this express - all International Priority or lower class postage orders will be rejected/refunded.

Please visit, then click on online store, and select store specials.

We usually run this type of sale for 1-2 days, but we'll extend this one through most of next week or UNTIL WE RUN OUT OF EXISTING STOCK of each sale item. If your order goes through we will guarantee shipment, but once it's marked SOLD OUT, it's gone, sorry.

AA headlights makes great backup lights. DiNotte Sale AA taillight and daytime running lights are a great way to see for yourself how extreme lighting can change the way cars treat you.

Many of our customers have asked about sales to let friends know, so please pass the message along as we don't advertise our sales. These sales are designed for our customers and their friends to have a chance to obtain products at incredible values.

We thank you for your continued support.
DiNotte Lighting USA

The lights I have are item 1 headlight and 3 tail light red for $204. They use AA rechargable batteries which you have to supply.

A good source to acquire batteries online is at they got the highly rated Maha PowerEx 2700 mAh @ $12.97 (4 batteries) SKU K-MH-4270 or 8 pack SKU K-MH-8270 for $25.47.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Email from Mario Agcaoili

----- Original Message -----
From: Agcaoili, Mario J - Pacifica, CA
Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 3:31 PM
Subject: Rider at Mission

My name is Mario I rode with your group last May starting from Newark to Woodside Hill, I came in with the Lising Brother, anyway yesterday Sunday June 17, 2007 at around 8:15 AM on my way to Sunol a rider caught me from behind unfortunately he had to turn right towards Fremont, then on my back I saw three riders at Mission towards Fremont at around 11 AM if I’am not mistaken one of the riders is Tony? I am from Pacifica and visiting my sister in Union City were I saw the 3 riders I would love to join those guys or is there a way I could get in touch with them the next time Iam in the area and perhaps they will patient enough to ride with me.

Mario J. Agcaoili

Giant TCR Zero 2004

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2008 9:35 PM
Subject: Giant TCR Zero 2004

Hello Mga Siklista,
Is anyone interested in purchasing a used but, well maintained Giant TCR Zero 2004, medium size aluminum frame, carbon fork, Shimano Dura Ace components, Look pedals and brand new Fulcrum Wheelset. I live in Union City. Asking for $1300.
I have photos available if needed.

Dale Timbang

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Heads up on Palomares-Five canyons route

Just a heads up on one of Siclista's favorite routes, the "Palomares-FiveCanyons" (Siclista route #1 on Jack's list of routes).

Once you get to the downhill part of Hayward Blvd (after climbing up Five canyons), there is that mini-sidewalk ramp on the left side of Hayward blvd that lets you cut over to the Cal State campus and eventually to Harder blvd. From all appearances, the ramp looks normal, BUT if you go over the ramp with your bike (especially on a downhill momentum), you will drop about half a foot down because beyond the ramp on the other side of the sidewalk (which is not visible from Hayward blvd), the whole access path to the campus is all but gone, dugged-up, roto-tilled, caput. If you want to avoid an unplanned mishap, do not use the ramp, or carry your bike over the ramp.

I just did the loop this morning (to make up for missing tomorrow's ride), and coming down Hayward blvd, there was enough bi-directional traffic to slow me down before turning left into the ramp, and was able to peer over the other side of the ramp, so yes, I did carry my bike over the dugged-up remains of what was a paved access path. They may be building a new access path, but until then watch out and carry your bikes over this ramp.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Our Golden Boy

Siclista Riders, mark this date on your calendar. May 17 2008 Sat. 6:00pm. You are all invited by Rollie Lising our Golden Boy (50th Birthday) at 31288 Hershey Way Hayward CA 94544

Friday, May 9, 2008

Hallmark Holiday

One of the few weekend of the year where martial law (mother law oh mothers day) is declared. My writ of habeas corpus is suspended, so see ya next weekend. I hope you guys (mga Andres need not, its their day) can get a temporary release for this weekend ride. Have fun.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Tour de Cure Napa

Tour de Cure Napa 4 May 2007

Riders: Alex TonyC TonyL Rollie Jack Ruel & Roger (not in Picture)

Romy, Mao, Ed in line for NFA rice :)