Sunday, May 31, 2009

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Ride Classification
with guide on how to post a ride.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Pre Sequoia Century Ride

Sun 31 May 2009 Time 7:30am Roll 8:00am 4 M/B
Meet Pugad Lawin (Jollibee) Union Landing
Route: AlvaradoNiles NilesCanyon Palomares DublinCanyon SanRamonBlvd CrowCanyon MissionBlvd IndustrialRd. Prep. ride for Sequoia Century. 46.88 miles loop.

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Memorial Day Ride

Monday 25 Dec 2009 Time 7:30am Roll 8:00am 4 M
Meet at Pugad Lawin (Jollibee) Union Landing Center
Route: Niles Palomares Mission (Counterclockwise)
TonyC&L 510 ...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

John M&V Despedida

Original photos of JohnM and JohnV before the pictures were edited to cover their DUI violations. JohnM got deported to the Philippines & JohnV to Nevada to do hard labor.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Parang Kailan Lang

link to the pics... part1
link to the pics... part2 view the pics with slideshow

Parang kailan lang
Ang Palomares ay kay hirap akyatin
Dahil sa inyo
Napunta ako sa tuktok ng Mt Diablo
Nais ko kayong pasalamatan
Kahit man lamang isang awitin

Parang kailan lang
Halos ako ay mag cramps sa lansangan
Dahil sa inyo
Ang aking binti at hita'y nagkalaman
Kayat itong awiting aking inaawit
Nais ko'y kayo ang handogan

Tatanda at lilipas rin ako
Nguni't mayrong awitin
Iiwanan sa inyong ala-ala
Dahil, minsan, tayo'y nagkasama

Parang kailan lang
Ang San Ramon at Livermore
Ay sarap padyakan
Dahil sa inyo,
Napatag ang Palomares
At Calaveras
Dahil dito'y ibig ko kayong
Ituring na matalik kong kaibigan

Tatanda at lilipas rin ako
Nguni't mayrong awitin
Iiwanan sa inyong ala-ala
Dahil, minsan, tayo'y nagkasama

* wishing you both a good and healthy life in your new location and
may GOD BLESS you and your families.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

JohnM&V Despedida Ride

JohnM&V Dspdda Ride

JohnV. said...

We need head count who wants to join us on Sunday ride. so we can make reservation before Friday at BOB"S. and we will meet at the BOB'S bamboo grill parking lot at 7:30am roll at 8:00am sharp!sharp!! so we can be back before 11:30am for the buffet.

Click: Direction to Bobby Bamboo Grill

Sunday, May 10, 2009

HMB-Sta Cruz-HMB ride report

link to the pics

Well, that is what I was thinking of when we left HMB. After the rollers between HMB and Pescadero, about 12 miles into the ride, the wind was just pushing us towards Sta. Cruz. The pack I was supposed to lead was nowhere in sight so I peeled back to Tony's moderate pace turned to fast in an instant. You can coast and still do a 16-19MPH avg speed. With a little ummphh, we can do a mid to high 20's speed with occasional low 30's... comfortably. At mile 7.5, Cesar turned left towards Tunitas and started his climb home to do the laundry, errrr, babysitting, owwwwww, wait a minute, did I say that? :):):) sorry 'sar, can't help it :):):)

After eating our carbo lunch courtesy of Gonzalo, we took some photo ops and then saddled up. As soon as we made the turn towards HMB, we got slammed by a wall of strong wind coming from the north and my borrowed "tailwinds forever" line from Rodge was snuffed pretty quickly :(

With Vill setting up the pace with me on the #2 slot, I signaled Jed to move forward while I peel off from the front and let the young 'uns go for it. Average speed, 13MPH @o@
The fast group waited for us about 10 miles into the return trip but I guess they got bored and took off while Niel decided to stay and wait. We continued north taking turns at the front and we caught up with Dennis and then Martin. Martin was supposed to be picked up by his other half in Sta. Cruz for a date but she was running a little late so Martin decided to ride with us on the way home. Somewhere around mile 70, Matin's wife came to pick him up but before they left us, they went to buy some ice cold bottles of water and handed it to us. Thanks Mart.

At mile 80, like what Niel said, bonkville is in the horizon. This is where our bike handling skills got tested. With strong swirling headwinds while trying to go uphill is like practicing a trackstand. You can barely stay up and keep a straight line.
... and then the sag wagon showed up asking Tony if he want to hop in. The reply was, "no way" so I figured Tony is going to grind it all the way to HMB so I took off and tried to catch up with Niel. Around mile 88, I find Niel, Vill and Anklai in "the other" sag wagon asking me if I want a ride, I said "no way" :):):) and told them to go check on Dennis and Tony.

When I got back to HMB, I find a hungry Gonzalo and Anklai with the sag wagon. We waited for about 5 minutes and then Dennis arrived followed by Tony.
A good ride all around.

Lessons I learned from this long ride:
. Stock up on "ready to eat meal" or snacks in the car. (this reminds me of Rico and his cooler full of cheese sticks, cookies and chilled drinks)
. Bring a spare key to your car and give it to one of the strong riders if you plan on doing a sweep so they can get to the food.

Guys to watch are Gonzalo and Dennis. Gonzalo did this ride on a heavy 6 speed steel bike while Dennis finished the whole ride with his new road bike. He said this is just his 3rd time on a road bike. WOW

More HMB to SC pix...

10 riders showed up for this SATURDAY ride and a Sag (thanks to Tony and family)

Jack, Caesar, Gonzalo, Martin, Tony, Bill, Dennis, Anklai, Jed and Niel

- I started the first pull of the ride which lasted a few minutes, enough to warm up the guys.

- Caesar bailed out a few miles into the ride to tackle steeper hills… and to meet a time constraint.

- Bill, Gonzalo, Anklai, Jed and Martin turned up the heat on the first climb and never seen again til Santa Cruz.

- Pizza lunch was compliments of Gonzalo…thank you!

- The ride back started with a pull from the strong guys again, taking turns to enjoy the wind, and never seen again til HMB.

- The strong headwinds were terrible but it made the ride interesting. Even as we descent, we can feel the wind slow us down…it's like going uphill all the way.

- Thanks to Martin and wife for getting some water… what a a relief.

- Jack, Dennis, Tony and I road our own pace to half moon bay with a slight feeling of hunger towards the finish….a bonk waiting to happen but never did.

- Thanks to Jack for organizing this Saturday ride.

Enjoy the pix:


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

HMB-SC-HMB Saturday 5/09/09

See you guys at Pugad Lawin around 6:45AM.

Road ride with moderate/brisk pace (13/19 MPH) to be led by TonyC and a brisk/fast pace will be led by Jack. Terrain is moderate hills (rollers of about 500 feet).

Half Moon Bay to Santa Cruz and back.
Saturday May 9, 2009
There will be 2 groups for this ride, TonyC will lead the moderate pace and the rest will be on their own :)
Roll by 8AM
Meet at the firestation, corner of Main St and Higgins Canyon Road.

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Straight shot to Sta Cruz (48 miles one way) for lunch.

The return to HMB will have an option of taking the side road.

Lunch will be at the Upper Crust Pizza in Sta Cruz. The first stop light when we hit SC.

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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Halo Halo Ride

Short video of Halo Halo ride to Robert's Woodside