Monday, December 15, 2008

21Dec2008 Ride

New Route: San Leandro Oakland Loop. Start at San Leandro Marina Park to BancroftAve 98thAve Golf LinksRd SkylineBlvd RedwoodRd LakeChabotRd (clockwise ride) You will enjoy the climb at Golf Links Rd. 33.16 miles only, roll time 8:00AM
New route: Click & check "View Larger Map". Print route for direction.

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Ride Lunch will be at 2275 Marina Blvd San Leandro CA 94577
Rain cancel ride but not the lunch.

4 post ride comments:

MadoneLemon said...

It was nice at first, since El pres signed that contract of no rain. 4 drenched and weary siclistas trekked the Oakland and Castro hills at 35F wind chill.Initially, the ride was doing well with minor ring around the rosy effect tracking down the route.Calling the GPS Capitan from base was always a must since we are often off our tracks ending at a golf course off golf link rd. As soon as we hit Grass Valley rd towards Skyline and Redwood road, the fat lady sings the blues. El Pres felt the drizzling and soon the rain was pouring in. Benjie was the most thinly clad and was really showing signs of not making it. Larry decided for a pit stop for coffee off Redwood road pass Seven hills and decided to call SOS. El Capitan ring up JACK and decided to volunteer for the RESCUE OPS. while warming up with a cup of hot welcome brewed KAPI with all 4's sipping up the last drop of caffein ,we decided to go farther up A street to Cycle Path where JACK the rescuer with his Saint Bernard,he,he complete with warm blanket for Benjie and an add on bike rack. It was a welcome sight.Back at base, EL Capitan and family serve as with much " Lutong Tagalog" menu complete with Dahon saging. Chef Roger's Puchero was delicious and authentic. My palate was indeed salivating.For the 4 of us, it was another siclista page book to tell around the camp fire. Like an old log book, it can always be corrected. EL Pres, next time if you sign the contract, don't let it expire. We can forecast the weather, but we can't predict it. ALL's well that ends well.

Manny D (dial@1260am) said...

Here here to Roger's puchero..haven't had my taste buds dance boogie in a long time, tsalap! Hahaa, always nice to pick on someone for the 'unforseen cirmcustances' but the weather ain't the master of no one, not el pres or el capitan...john_m and i were both knotted at our foreheads thinkin' of u guys, even as we feasted on the best filipino meal we've had for a glad you're all safe. In this winter time, the seasoned riders know it well: bundle up, vest up like you're gonna get wet, even if it starts up like a summer day,

for there are many misplaced
summers in wintry december,

and april showers do come in may
as they do in november :-)

larrybarrios said...

Jack saves the day! Thanks for picking up 4 cold and wet Siclistas. Rodge, thanks for the great food. Next time, you lead the ride :-)

Rodge said...

My wife read your comments. She said she cooked the puchero so she deserved the credits ;)

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Direction: From 880 exit Marina Blvd West to San Leandro Marina Park The house is after Doolittle Drive (2275 inside Villa Marina on the right side)


Jack Ibagbaga (also known as) Batillog said...

I'll try to ride though I'm not sure if I can get up that early for the 8am roll time but I won't miss the lunch for sure :)

Manny D (dial@1260am) said...

Looking forward, Rodge. I'll catch up with you guys at lunch (have to run errands in the morning). Let us know what you want us to bring - ulam, dessert, drinks..

Rodge said...

bring your empty stomach for refill ;)

johnV said...


john_m said...

el capitan... can't ride. wife is working so it's my turn looking after little armstrong on sunday. i'll bring my son to party with the siclistas. need to start him young. :-) see you guys there!

Manny D (dial@1260am) said...

O sige,el capitan, pero kakanta kami sa sunday ng -
"Happy happy birthday
sayo ang inuman, sayo ang pulutan.."


Anonymous said...

Masayang Kaarawan sa iyo Ka Roger. -FC

larrybarrios said...

Rodge, count me in. I hope the weather holds up.

john_m said...

one word for the riders - Gungho!
one word for the food - Tsalap!