Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Revisit Metcalf Road ride - March 21, 2010


link to the pics

Meet at REI in Fremont around 8AM and roll by 8:30am. Flattish ride from the start to White Road / San Felipe / Yerba Buena / Silver Creek Road with a nasty climb on Metcalf Road (West). Approximately 70 miles.
There will be 2 groups this time, hard hitters and moderate groups. Moderate group will climb on the East side of Metcalf Road.

Suggestions are welcome...

PS
Bring your remembrance seeds that was passed around at the services last Tuesday, 3/16/2010.

12 comments:

Ren said...

Mga Bosing baka pwedeng paki post nyo ang complete direction (road map ) kasi i want sumama or humabol by car and then sasabay na ko by bike.I want to become a member ng siclista kung pwede.

Ren

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

Jack, just a suggestion - you guys decide. Before engaging in strenuous type activity, we prolly should get a defibrillator (with necessary training) as suggested by Pressy (Pressy, Roger, Tony and I discussed during one of the novena prayer nights at their home). There are always variables that come into play, like unknown physical/health conditions, and the level of 'fitness' that can change from week to week. Also, new members are coming in, and we are not sure of their fitness level. Just something to think about.

Tony aka (Fuji) said...

Ren or Renato? Frank n I met a new rider last Sunday... is that u? When u get a chance pls call me 510.303.6186 thnx

kid kulaki! said...

were(luzvimin) thinking of: instead of membership fee, new team requirements will be CPR certificate...

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

Kid, thanks for the feedback. There are at least two Siclista riders who are CPR certified (Jack, and Tony). What is recommended is another certification on AED.

I'm no expert, but according to our discussion with Pressey, an AED device (Automated external defibrillator) may be used after, or in tandem with the administration of CPR. The AED device can help re-establish the rhythm patterns of the heart, which during cardiac arrest can be beating too fast, or in a chaotic pattern. The AED (defibrillator) can after application of CPR re-establish the heart's rhythm within the crucial first 3 minutes of the onset of a heart attack.

In summary, the recommendation from Pressy is to supplement CPR certification with AED training and certification. Thus, CPR and AED certifications.

You can always google AED training/certification on the web to get much more information.

Charlene said...

Hi all. My name is Charlene, I'm Edwin's wife and also an RN at the same hospital as Ate Precy. I was speaking with Gloria (Mario's wife also an RN/co-worker of Ate Precy) and we have another suggestion for all of the riders safety. Aside from BLS and AED certification, we recommend that another requirement would be getting a physical and cardiac clearance from your doctor before joining the group/rides. This has many benefits since you will not only protect yourself from any future injury but this may also prevent this type of tragedy from happening again. As a wife of a fellow rider, your safety is always of our concern. Wish you all the best. Take care. :)

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

Charlene, thanks for validating the certification requirements, and for your recommendation for a physical and cardiac clearance requirement for each participating member of the Siclista's. As you indicated, a tragedy of this proportion should not be repeated, and we should obtain all tools, procedures in our power to help prevent such untimely demise to another fellow cyclist.

I would ask the leadership team of the Siclista’s to put in place the proscribed steps (mentioned above) for the club and its members. This is a solemn request from Ate Precy, Charlene, spouses, and family members of the Siclista’s, since they ones who receive the direct impact of such tragedies.

Charlene said...

Thanks for taking our recommendations into consideration. This will benefit everyone as a whole. There are classes available for Basic Life Support available locally and you should be able to find one online easily. Since this is a Basic Life Support class, the AED and how it is used is covered in this program. For anyone interested please follow this link:
http://www.pulsecheckcpr.com/Family_&_Friends.html

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

Thanks for the link, Charlene. The class-based instruction might be the one that could meet our needs (BLS and AED). I'll call them Monday (510.305.0797), and would invite others who might be interested to call as well.

JohnnyBoy said...

Me Bob and possible JR will meet you all in Milpitas as you roll by at the Jacklin/Evans and North Park Victoria intersection.

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

Johnny, Gerry's group will also meet us near the intersection of Beryessa and White Road . You might want to coordinate with him on where would be the best rendezvous point for you guys. Otherwise, we'll all just meet up somewhere along Piedmont or White Road.

Benjie said...

John V, Jojo Moya And I Are IN......