Tuesday, February 10, 2009

February Cycling Events

Siclistas! Its time to go out of hibernation, Spring is almost here. Its time to train for the new season.
Check Events Feb'09:
San Jose Cycling Classic & Tour of California
Take note of TofC Stage2 16Feb09 Mon. Sausalito-Santa Cruz (Tunitas Creek Climb) and Stage3 17Feb09 Tues. San Jose-Modesto (Sierra Rd. Climb) Who want to watch these stages?

28 comments:

johnV said...

I am, i will join you to watch BOTH stages especially LANCE ARMSTRONG IS IIINNNNN,,,

Anonymous said...

Stage 2: Originally, Jack, Vill, Ed & I discussed that we will commute Bart to SF as early as 0630 hours. After the peloton leaves around 0830, we can go for a ride. Any route suggestions? The other option is to avoid crowded SF & head south to Santa Cruz around 0700. There we can ride to Hwy 1 north @ 0830, then turn south by 1100 before the TOC arrives around 1230. I'm sure there will be expo at the destination.

Stage 3: We should all meet along Sierra Road. Bring your favorite goodies to share as well as spirits for lubrication since it will be cold & windy. The peloton departs downtown San Jose @ noon, so plan accordingly. Bobby are you holding the same spot as the past year? I will bring cold cuts, cheese & wheat bread.

Cesar

Tony aka (Fuji) said...

Stage2: i would like to ride with u guys n i check d bart sked that no bikes allow aboard from 6:36a to 8:42a. i dont know if this apply also during holidays?

Anonymous said...

Bikes are ok w/ this itenerary:

http://www.bart.gov/schedules/quickplanner.aspx?orig=SHAY&addr1=&dest=EMBR&addr2=&type=departure&date=2%2F16%2F2009&more=ed&time=7%3a20+AM

Cesar

john_m said...

count me in on the 16th!

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

cudn't get my visa for that morning (16th)...it's gonna be a ton of fun im shur.. I assume you'll head up 19th avenue where the toc will go through from GG bridge..might be good to bring some bike locks justincase u guys wana get closer to the action but need to park your bikes. have fun & bring home some pics (don't 4get to set yur shutter speed for high speed action, unless u lyk the blur effect :-)

SiNielito said...

I have work on Monday but I'll try to make it at sierra road on tuesday...

Anonymous said...

i hope to see you all on Tuesday at Sierra. We can ride Sierra to the spot early that day, right? say around 10am.

Tristan

john_m said...

looks like rain from sunday to tuesday. does rain cancel? or is this a gungho, bring your raincoat and ziplock your cameras thing... i have a box of ziplock bags if anyone needs it =)

JohnnyBoy said...

Rain or shine me and BobbyG will have a pop up tent up on Sierra near where we were last year. The spot is just before the lookout point at the big eucalyptus trees. Here's a map of where we will be:

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Siclista-ToC-Stage-3-Site250557

JohnnyBoy said...

Request from BobbyG - if you guys want us to bring some stuff for you drop it off to Bobby no later than Monday.

We will drive up early in the morning to the site and unload before one of us drives back down to park the car.

Any volunteers for food and drinks would be great (and also beer :) ). We will have some drinks, hot tea, and BBQ. If you'd like to grill your own something special bring it too.

Also we will be streaming video/audio of the Adobe Tour Tracker courtesy of Sprint's fast 3G network.

john_m said...

John S. Your post makes me want to call in sick on tuesday. streaming video, food, drinks... but gotta work that day so you guys have fun!

cesar. is the meeting place south hayward bart at 630am on monday? it looks like there's a train leaving at 6:40am transferring at bay fair and arrives in embarcadero at 721am...

JohnnyBoy said...

John_m - reverse for me cuz I wish I could make it on Monday with ya guys but i gotta work that day.

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

jack is changing gears for Monday. Holiday for the kids too so I'll end up babysitting so my plan is to drive to Sta Cruz with my little Jamey on Monday and watch the race at the "finishing line". I'll prolly leave Fremont around 10 or 11AM.

larryb said...

Johnny, what's the latest we can climb up Sierra? I think I can play hooky for a couple hours and join you guys.

JohnnyBoy said...

Larry I'm not sure. The race I think starts at 12. We are about 2 miles up so go from there with your timing. I don't think cyclist will be barred like the cars up until you start hearing the cow bells then you should spectate over on the side :)

Anonymous said...

Siclista,

My whole family is on sick bay. The little one has pneumonia and the rest of us: cough & fever. Therefore, I will tentatively cancel my plan. You guys have fun.

Cesar

john_m said...

i may also end up abandoning my plans too. today's race took a beating from the weather. and it looks like it will hold until tomorrow. too lazy to drive to frisco and may end up watching the race on my warm couch at home (if it even gets televised).

cesar, lance can wait for us to watch him. pagaling muna kayo.

johnV said...

who's gonna watch stage#2 around tunitas creek or around that area,i know jack is who else.

JohnnyBoy said...

wow Mancebo Rocked the race today!

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

and we begin to rock..
racing, steady rockin' all night long.

got to giv it to mancebo (rockracing), broke off d peloton at mile 5 & held it for another 100 wet and windy miles..reminds me of john_m on cherry en route to dumb cir. amazing guy blew off big names like horner, la, levi, chechi, boonen, baso. uuhwhhooww!! bruneel prolly saying 'what? rock racing' in 5 languages now:-)

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

JohnV, I'm heading south to Sta Cruz tomorrow. Rodger is going to Tunitas since he needs to get back home around noon. Give him a buzz if you are going to watch in Tunitas.

Rodge said...

Hey Guys, Those who wants to watch the TofC at Tunitas, We will meet at Jollibee (PugadLawin) 8:30 and will leave 9AM sharp or earlier. The tour will be at Tunitas betw 10am to 10:30am. Parking maybe hard to find so need to be early.

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

heart of champ
he wuz pissed, bruneel spoke french, & now levi's back...sun's back too! :-)

johnV said...

BobbyG and JohnnyB i dont if i could be with you guys i got caught some viruse stomach flu. may be i will watch it on the lower grounds.have fun and dont get wet.

JohnnyBoy said...

JohnV - ah dang sorry to hear that. Is anyone gonna come?

I can bring a porta potty for ya :).

Just teasing

larryb said...

I don't think I'll make it up Sierra either, can't take too much time off from work. Have fun up there guys.
Here's the estimated route schedule. http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/docroot/media/2009/log-stage3.pdf

Tony aka (Fuji) said...

u can watch ToC lived @ tourofcalifornia.com Njoy n lets keep on riding.