2001 Tour Du Jour Ride Report

Saturday, July 28 in Redwood City, California: The Tour du Jour is the second of three rides put on by the Northern California Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Catherine & I hit the road at just before 6 and arrived at the start at the Port of Redwood City at 6:30. We biked to…

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2001 Death Ride Report

Saturday, July 14 in Markleeville, California Before the ride: I arrived at my folks’ place in Auburn at around 11:00 on Thursday morning to pick up my brother, Corey, and head out to camp at the Carson River Resort near Markleeville. My sister, Emily, was to arrive in Auburn Thursday evening, and her and my…

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California AIDS Ride 8 (CAAR8)

9 June 2001 – 13 June 2001 Foreword: Its very difficult to convey the spirit of the AIDS ride, but I’ll do my best here. Most of the below is from my journal writings each evening and may (or may not) be coherent This doesn’t even begin to capture everything about the ride, so if…

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2001 Giro di San Mateo Ride Report

Sunday, July 1 in San Mateo, California My new friend Catherine from the Grand Tour arrived at my place around 5:15am (she drove out from Sacramento – uggh!), and we headed out to San Mateo. I’d registered online twice, but they never received it, so I had to do the day of event registration. My riding…

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2001 Nevada County Century

Saturday, June 16 in Nevada City, California: “The Burn of the Century” I left early on Friday to try to beat the traffic up to Auburn, where I was staying with my folks. When I got to Auburn and unpacked my bike, it had a flat front tire – hrmpph! I replaced the tube and…

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2001 Malibu Grand Tour Double Ride Report

Saturday, June 24 in Malibu, California: Before the ride: I left Fremont at 9:45 on Friday and headed down 101 towards Malibu. At 4:15, I pulled into Webster Elementary School in Malibu, the start/finish of the ride. The early check-in wasn’t supposed to start until 5, so I hung around and talked to a few…

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2001 Grizzly Peak Century Ride Report

Sunday, May 6 in Moraga, California: The “Death Warmed Over” Ride I was a tad trepidatious about this ride, as at 108 miles, it would be the longest ride I’ve ever done (by 1 mile :), and at 8500 ft of climbing, it would be one of the hilliest. I awoke at 5:15 on Sunday…

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2001 Davis Double Century Ride Report

Saturday, May 19 in Davis, California: This was to be my first double century, so I was rather apprehensive about it. My longest ride so far was 128 miles on the Grizzly Peak Century, which was a little bit hillier, but 72 miles shorter! Before ride day: In the days before the ride, I was trying…

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2001 I Care Classic Ride Report

Saturday, May 12 in San Jose, California: I woke at 5am, geared up and headed south to San Jose at 5:30 after getting not nearly enough sleep. I found Gunderson High School without too much trouble (though it would have been nice if the ride organizers had posted directions or an address on the website!)…

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