Archive for July, 2006

Bike Graffiti

Sunday, July 30th, 2006 by Patrick Heryford

I was on an errand for work last week and came across this graffiti near the corner of Harrison and Hawthorne.


Freedom/Corralitos loop

Sunday, July 30th, 2006 by David Gaus

After the long heat wave, it was a relief to wake to the overcast morning for our jaunt to Freedom/Corralitos in Santa Cruz County. I was joined by ALC friends Michael H. and Keith W. along with potential new DSSF members Chris T. and Jeremy J., who met last weekend on Stephanie’s East Bay BART […]


Grizzly Peak and more

Saturday, July 29th, 2006 by bill

Today’s Flash Ride netted three participants-the usual Conzelman suspects of Erik, Mark H and yours truly. We started in Orinda shortly after 9am, where the skies were clearing to blue with nice mild temps. Perfect riding weather! We followed the route of the Grizzly Peak Century from May. You gotta love routes with painted arrows […]


DSSF Safe Bicycling Quiz!

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006 by Patrick Heryford

How safe are you on your bike? Do you know bicycle laws? Take the Safe Bicycling Quiz and find out! The Spoker that gets the most correct answers will get her/his choice of “Bay Area Biking” by Ann Marie Brown or a one-year subscription to Bicycling Magazine. If more than one Spoker has all the […]


Surprise Medals

Sunday, July 23rd, 2006 by Jerome

The reach of Different Spokes knows no limit! I am happy to report two more medals for a DSSF member, one gold one bronze.. …in Badminton. Indeed, Ron got one gold medals in the Men Single and one bronze in the Mized Double with his partner Laura.


C-Loop Thursdays

Thursday, July 20th, 2006 by Patrick Heryford

It’s been a while since we’ve posted a ride report on C-Loop Thursdays, but this mid-week afterwork ride is still going strong thanks to the leadership of Bill Bir and Erik Leung. I joined today for the first time in a while, leaving from home instead of downtown, and met Bill, Erik, and Mark enroute […]


Time Trial Results

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006 by Dave Glidden

Today was the individual time trial. We set out for the Palos Forest Preserve SW of Chicago. It is a 45 minute trip from downtown Chicago. We got driven there in style in a good old-fashioned yellow schoolbus! The course was a somewhat hilly, 11 mile, banana shaped (or as Jerome said “croissant-shaped”) scenic (not) […]


Today’s Gay Games Results — Criterium

Monday, July 17th, 2006 by Dave Glidden

Today we had medals for 3 DSSF members in the criterium! Gold for Don D. in the 60+ Men’s. All riders 50+ rode together and Don won against all 50+ riders. Bronze for Joe L’s boyfriend Mark Y. in 50-60 Men’s. Bronze for Jerome T. 40-44 Men’s. All riders 40-49 rode (all 35 of them) […]


Winner of the 2006 Gay Games Tom Waddell Award

Monday, July 17th, 2006 by Dave Glidden

The Tom Waddell Award for outstanding Gay Games participation is presented by the Federation of Gay Games every four years to individuals who have demonstrated a history of outstanding service in the arts, athletics or volunteerism. Derek Liecty was honored at the Opening Ceremonies at Soldier Field in Chicago as the male recipient of the […]


Death Riding

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006 by bill

Jerome” s Motion Based info is very cool! I may have to take my cycling technophilia/geekness up a notch and purchase a GPS myself instead of always asking Jerome, Jaime and David what our elevation gain on a ride is. Personally, I am still waiting for a helmet-mounted camera with a shutter control wired into […]