Cycling Activity Archive
We had a busy riding month in September. There were 10 organized rides for 268 miles. In the past two months we have added 7 members to the cycling group, bringing our total to 43 on our contact list. On September 21st, We took part in the V3 September Fest fundraiser ride for disabled veterans put on by the San Ramon Rotary Club. We had 8 participants from our group.
July was a busy month. We went on 11 rides for a total of 288 miles with 77 participants. Three of rides were led by Jerald Cerri. Thank you Jerald!
We organized 8 rides this month attended by 79 cyclists. We also had one rainout attended by 7 of us.
For April, we had fairly good weather. We have had 7 rides so far and 2 more scheduled before the end of the month. We have cycled loops to various places, such as: Las Trampas, Sunol, Altamont Pass, Cull Canyon, Collier Canyon and more. So far we have had 71 attendees on 7 rides totaling 207 miles.
In January we had 5 group rides for 137 miles, We also had 4 rain outs.
in September we had 10 rides. Ranging from easy (about 20-24 miles with few hills) to very challenging (30 to 62 miles with long and some steep climbs)
We had 77 riders participate in 8 rides for a total of 221 miles in July. Our most difficult ride was San Ramon to Redwood road through Moraga and return via Alamo and Danville for 49 miles and 2400 feet of climbing.
Image above (Bill C on the camera) Top: Mac, Neil Middle: Dan V, Bill B, Tom C, Howard, Jim, Dennis, Frank W, Frank O Bottom: Jerald
On September 15th, we are riding the HopFest. Some are riding 30 miles and some are riding 60. The money collected goes to the rotary club to help out military children. There are about 15 micro brewery's that will be serving their beer to the registered riders at the completion of the ride. The Hop Fest is from Noon to 5P and can be attended by anyone for a $35 fee. (Not required to be a rider) The start and finish is in the ATT parking lot on Camino Ramon (North East lot). Link to see more detail: http://www.v3hopfest.com/index.html
The cycle group went on 9 rides this month. We traveled 234 miles with a total 78 participants. Some highlights of the month were:
- Mount Diablo -30mi
- Yountville to Calistoga loop - 46mi
- Loop around San Francisco - 26mi
- Eden Canyon - 22mi
- Collier Canyon - 34mi
Clockwise from the far left ; Dennis Goodman, Dan VanDeZanden, Bill Buhl, Jim Hughell, Dennis Wygal, John Kimes, Steve Kolda, Malcom Simpson, Bill Corbett behind the camera
L to R : Howard Stoddard, Tom Mullican, Dennis Wygal, DaveÂ Miller, Frank O'Neill, Tom Cathcart, Bill Buhl,
Neil Rollins, Russ Teves and Rich England preparing for our February 25th ride to Palomares Canyon.
We encourage riders of all levels to join us. Rides are posted weekly and members receive e-mails regarding upcoming rides about a week in advance. Contact Tom Mullican, Bill Corbett or Frank O'Neill for more information.
The month of August has improved the bottom line of any company producing bicycle tire tubes. Our Sir #128 Cycle Group has encountered more flats this month, including our bread and butter ride to Sunol, where we had 8 flats within a three hour period. What has been interesting to see is the reaction of the group to the cyclist with the flat. We have all stopped and many have chipped in with tubes, tools, advise, and help. There is a great feeling to be out with a bunch of guys that are willing to help others in need for the sake of the group rather than the individual.Â A great example of what makes Sirs #128 so special.
|Frank O'Neill helping Rich England with his flat, and Jim Hughell adding his humor||Bill Corbett and Dennis Goodman helping Frank Wnuk fix his flat|
|Bill Corbett fixing his first of four flats for the day|
This annual ride attracting several thousand riders each year starts in Coyote Park just south of the San Francisco Airport. The ride climbs up to Crystal Springs Reservoir and from there climbs up to La Honda for the long ride or returns from there back toÂ the starting point. This year It was a rather cool day, but nice for climbing the hills. Neal, Bill & Dennis W did the 56 mile ride and the King Mountain seemed much longer and higher this year. Age could be a factor. Surprisingly the road seemed much smoother on the downhill making the riders feel much more comfortable with the speed. Dennis G. Tom and Chuck did the 33 mile ride and said it was challenging but doable. They waited for the long riders and we enjoyed a drink together following the race.
Standing from left to right: Chuck McCormick, Wendell Jeong, Keith Wilson, Frank Wnuk, Bob Turner, Jerald Cerri, Tom Mullican, Howard Stoddard and Russ Teves. Kneeling from left to right: Bill Corbett and Neal Rollins. Photograph taken by Bill Buhl.
|Tom Mullican - our Easy Rider Leader||Dave Miller||Bill Buhl one of our longest standing cycle members|
|Eleven members had a great day of riding included are: Keith Wilson, Tom Cathcart, Jim Hughell, Rich England, Dennis Wygal, Bill Corbett, Bob Turner, Jerald Cerri, Russ Teves, and Tom Mullican (taking the picture was Bill Buhl).|