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Webmaster:
Jerome Thomere

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

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September Ride Calendar
August 2017 September 2017 October 2017
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27 +
9:30am
Orinda Pool Party 2017 Special Edition (Femme)
9:30am
Orinda Pool Party 2017 Special Edition (Butch)
28 +
29 +
30 +
31 +
01 +
02 +
03 +
04 +
05 +
06 +
07 +
08 +
09 +
9:00am
Jersey Ride
10 +
3:30pm
Jock Sunday at The Lookout: Fundraiser and Fun
11 +
12 +
13 +
14 +
15 +
16 +
17 +
18 +
19 +
20 +
21 +
22 +
23 +
24 +
25 +
26 +
27 +
28 +
29 +
30 +
9:00am
Mt. Umunhum
01 +
1:00pm
FALL SOCIAL
02 +
03 +
04 +
05 +
06 +
07 +

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.

After the ride, please fax or e-mail 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

September 9 - 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

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:


rides@dssf.org

September 10 - 3:30PM • Sunday

Jock Sunday at The Lookout: Fundraiser and Fun

Distance: 0
Pace: A
Terrain: 1

Not a ride--
JOCK SUNDAYS is a weekly Sunday afternoon/evening party at the Lookout, a bar in the Castro located at the corner of 16th Street, Market, and Noe. Every week, the owner generously dedicates this event to raising funds for LGBT sports teams/organizations and a hot afternoon romp! Fueled by a rotating cast of superstar DJs, each week is a benefit for a different LGBT team or organization, who hosts that week’s festivities.

This has been a very successful fundraiser for DSSF in past years. Come hang out; have a drink or jello shots; socialize. Wear your club jersey. We'll also need folks to sell jello shots and raffle tickets. Contact Evan to help, before he contacts you!

Rain cancels: no
Ride start:
3600 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
At the LOOKOUT, located upstairs at the corner of Market, 16th St, and Noe.
Ride Leader:
Evan Kavanaugh

evan@buddhistwedding.org

September 30 - 9:00AM • Saturday

Mt. Umunhum

Distance: 60
Pace: C
Terrain: 5

Details to follow in a few weeks. Mt. Umunhum will be open by the ride date and we're going up infamous Hicks and then to the top, legally this time. If you're not familiar with Hicks, it is hella steep for miles and Mt. Umunhum Road, no slouch itself, will seem like a walk in the park. We'll get lunch after the climbs somewhere since I don't want to taste it again on Hicks. If it's hot, this will be a cruelty-on-two-wheels, so bring lots of water. You've done Mt. Tam, Diablo, and Hamilton a zillion times. Now let's do a REAL climb!

Rain cancels: yes
Ride start:
Probably somewhere in Sunnyvale, to be determined.
Ride Leader:
Tony Moy
925-254-5802
handtalksf@yahoo.com

October 1 - 1:00PM • Sunday

FALL SOCIAL

Distance: 0
Pace: A
Terrain: 1

Come enjoy the fall weather and our annual Fall Social hosted by Phil Bokovoy at his home in Berkeley.

As usual, there will be 1 or 2 ride options before the Social. We're working on some new routes due to road closures in the East Bay. If you are interested in leading or co-leading a ride before the Social, please contact Phil Bokovoy. Info on the ride options will be posted on the Ride Calendar after routes and ride leaders have been determined.

After the rides (1:30-2:00 pm) Phil will serve his awesome BBQ turkey (veggie burger options as well.) The Club will provide drinks. Come for the ride only, come for the Social only, or come for BOTH!

If you come to the Social, please bring a side dish or dessert to share; suggested choice by last name:

A-H -- appetizer
I-Q -- side dish
R-Z -- dessert

If you'd like to shower after the ride, bring a towel.

Please RSVP for the Fall Social no later then 8 pm, Friday, Sept 29th, using the link on the right. If you plan to join one of the rides before the Social, please RSVP separately for the ride after the ride descriptions have been posted on the Ride Calendar

Rain cancels: call
Ride start:
2601 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
Ride Leader:
Phil Bokovoy

PBokovoy@aol.com

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