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Webmaster:
Jerome Thomere

Different Spokes
San Francisco
P.O. Box 14711
San Francisco, CA 94114

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August Ride Calendar
July 2018 August 2018 September 2018
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9:00am
Jersey Ride
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9:30am
Orinda Pool Party & Ride (twink edition)
9:30am
Orinda Pool Party & Ride (daddy edition)
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10:00am
Social Ride: Lunch at Little Louie's in Point Richmond
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9:45am
Alpine Dam Loop
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9:00am
Jersey Ride

Please signal any errors or omissions to Jerome.

To add a ride to the calendar, use the add-ride form or click on the "+" sign to the right of the date you want for the ride. Alternatively, contact the club's Web Editor.

Before leading a ride, download a copy of the Ride Waiver form. Have all participants read and sign this form. Then sign and date the witness line.

After the ride please email the completed form to the Ride Coordinator using the contact information at the bottom of the Ride Waiver form or contact the Ride Coordinator for an address if you need to use snail mail.

ALL RIDES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Rides are open to all club members, visitors, and guests. To ensure that you enjoy club rides, be sure to pick rides appropriate for your riding ability. Rides are classified by pace and terrain. If you are taking your first club ride, be safe and underestimate your ability. If you are unsure about a particular ride, contact the ride leader, who can provide more information about the ride and the expected difficulty. Helmets are required on all rides, and lights are required on night rides. Each rider should carry money for an emergency call and appropriate equipment (spare tube or patch kit, pump, water, food, and so forth).

Ride Key

PaceTerrainRide Type
A. Leisurely, frequent stops

B. Moderate, occasional stops

C. Brisk, few stops

D. Steady, strenuous, few stops

1. Mostly flat, easy grades, suitable for beginners

2. Few low hills, a challenge for beginners

3. Moderate hills with some challenges

4. Hills, some steep climbs, with some relief

5. Many steep hills and climbs, for strong riders

Road

Off-Road

Wear DSSF Jersey

August 11 - 9:00AM • Saturday

Jersey Ride

Distance: 27/47/59 miles
Pace: A
Terrain: 3

This is the official monthly club ride for all members (guests are always welcome). The ride offers different distance and level options where once a month all DSSF club members can get out, ride and socialize with the club. The ride starts from Peet's in the Castro. There are three options so you can go at your own pace and distance so please pick the appropriate option to your level of ability, we want to make sure you enjoy the day. The rides split and regroup in Tiburon where we have lunch together as a group. This ride is usually on the second Saturday of each month; however there are a couple of exceptions for special events (see the calendar).

Distance: 27 Miles
Pace: A/C
Terrain: 3



Turn off at the end of the Sausalito bike path and go directly into Tiburon where the other riders will join you for lunch. You can ride back to San Francisco (or take the ferry to avoid climbing the Sausalito hill). This option is recommended for those who are newer to road cycling.

Distance: 47 Miles
Pace: B/C
Terrain: 3



This is a real fun loop with spectacular views! From Sausalito you have a small climb over Camino Alto before you head out and around the Tiburon Peninsula. This ride is recommended for the intermediate rider or for those who don't feel like the more strenuous third option.

Distance: 59 Miles
Pace: C
Terrain: 3


Split off from the group and make the climb up Conzelman in the Marin Headlands then climb up that small canyon, McCullough Road before heading back out to Sausalito to ride the Tiburon Loop. This is the faster paced, more advanced option with extra hills and mileage.
Meet At: Peet's Coffee in the Castro (16th and Market Streets). Please arrive between 8:30am and 8:45am for ride sign-up. Ride leaves at 9:00am.

You can find routes sheets with printable cues at:
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1574859 (Shorter route - 40 miles, with possible bailouts in Tiburon (at mile 20) and Sausalito (at mile 30))
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1599856 (Clockwise route, aka "Tiburon Loop")
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1599771 (Counterclockwise route, aka "Reverse Tiburon Loop")

RSVP Required. And wear your club jersey or kit!

Rain cancels: call
Ride start:
2257 Market Street
San Francisco, CA
(Peet's in the Castro - please let us know if you want to join us along the route)
Ride Leader:
David Gaus

13 riders joined the ride.

August 19 - 9:30AM • Sunday

Orinda Pool Party & Ride (twink edition)

Distance: 30
Pace: B
Terrain: 4

You know the routine—cycle scenic Pinehurst loop, jump in the pool at the manse, engage in witty & tumescent repartee before dining with fabulous friends al fresco. Yes, it’s another Orinda Pool Party & Ride! Escape summer San Francisco fog by crossing the Bay to the hinterlands of Contra Costa County (eek!!), where we have a *real* summer. Tony and Roger will provide the sausages, homemade pesto pasta, and a green salad; you bring an appetizer or scrumptious dessert (or a vegetarian/vegan dish if you desire). If vegetarian, you may bring something else to grill. Alcohol is BYOB. Bring swim attire, towel, sunblock, sense of humor and fabulous conversation skills. We will have a car at Orinda BART at the beginning of the ride for dropping off your toiletries and food rather than schlepping it all on the ride. You do not need to do the ride in order to attend the pool party, however everybody MUST RSVP no later than Thursday, August 17—no exceptions. (Plus, it's just plain rude not to RSVP.) There is very limited parking at the house, so carpool if possible and definitely notify us if you do need to park a car at the house.

This year there will again be two routes. The traditional ride will proceed out to Moraga and up redwood-veiled Pinehurst to Skyline. We’ll roll along Skyline and Grizzly Peak before doing the long descent through Berkeley to Wildcat Canyon. We'll climb by Inspiration Point and descend to El Toyonal to take the "back door" route to the pool party (and you know we love the back door!) The longer route has an additional climb: you’ll follow the main route but after Moraga head south on Pinehurst to climb Redwood Road, then descend to Oakland before climbing up the Montclair railroad trail and Shepherd Canyon to rejoin the main route at the top of Pinehurst.

If your last name is between A to M, bring a dessert
If your last name is between N to Z, bring an appetizer.


And don't forget to RSVP by Thursday, August 16!

Rain cancels: call
Ride start:
Orinda BART Station, Camino Pablo, Orinda, CA
Meet in the west parking lot near the station entrance.
Ride Leader:
David Goldsmith, Roger Sayre; Roger Hoyer & Tony Moy

23 riders joined the ride.

August 19 - 9:30AM • Sunday

Orinda Pool Party & Ride (daddy edition)

Distance: 36
Pace: C
Terrain: 5

You know the routine—cycle scenic Pinehurst loop, jump in the pool at the manse, engage in witty & tumescent repartee before dining with fabulous friends al fresco. Yes, it’s another Orinda Pool Party & Ride! Escape summer San Francisco fog by crossing the Bay to the hinterlands of Contra Costa County (eek!!), where we have a *real* summer. Tony and Roger will provide the sausages, homemade pesto pasta, and a green salad; you bring an appetizer or scrumptious dessert (or a vegetarian/vegan dish if you desire). If vegetarian, you may bring something else to grill. Alcohol is BYOB. Bring swim attire, towel, sunblock, sense of humor and fabulous conversation skills. We will have a car at Orinda BART at the beginning of the ride for dropping off your toiletries and food rather than schlepping it all on the ride. You do not need to do the ride in order to attend the pool party, however everybody MUST RSVP no later than Thursday, August 17—no exceptions. (Plus, it's just plain rude not to RSVP.) There is very limited parking at the house, so carpool if possible and definitely notify us.

This year there will again be two routes. The traditional ride will proceed out to Moraga and up redwood-veiled Pinehurst to Skyline. We’ll roll along Skyline and Grizzly Peak before doing the long descent through Berkeley to Wildcat Canyon. We'll climb by Inspiration Point and descend to El Toyonal to take the "back door" route to the pool party (and you know we love the back door!) The longer route has an additional climb: you’ll follow the main route but after Moraga head south on Pinehurst to climb Redwood Road, then descend to Oakland before climbing up the Montclair railroad trail and Shepherd Canyon to rejoin the main route at the top of Pinehurst.

If your last name is between A to M, bring a dessert
If your last name is between N to Z, bring an appetizer.


And don't forget to RSVP by Thursday, August 16!

Rain cancels: call
Ride start:
Orinda BART Station, Camino Pablo, Orinda, CA
Meet in the west parking lot near the station entrance.
Ride Leader:
TBA

August 25 - 10:00AM • Saturday

Social Ride: Lunch at Little Louie's in Point Richmond

Distance: 30
Pace: A
Terrain: 1

If you've been waiting for an gentle, easy ride, this one's for you. This is a nearly dead-flat ride from the MacArthur BART station out to Little Louie's in Point Richmond. We drop down 40th Street to the Bay Trail and take it all the way out past the Rosie the Riveter Museum and on to Point Richmond for a delicious lunch. Afterwards we'll gently roll back by the permanently docked Liberty Ship, the USS Red Oak Victory and then back on the Bay Trail. The only "hill" is the lump at Golden Gate Fields that you'll have to traverse in each direction. This is a no-drop ride.

Meet at 10 a.m. with a ride-out at 10:15 a.m.

Please RSVP!

For information about Little Louie's: http://www.littlelouies.com

Rain cancels: yes
Ride start:
MacArthur BART station
Meet outside the fare gates on the plaza
Ride Leader:
Tony Moy, Roger Hoyer

6 riders joined the ride.

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