Archive for August, 2006

Stinson Beach Ride Report

Monday, August 28th, 2006 by Patrick Heryford

On Saturday, August 26th, Rico and Erik led a group of nine Spokers on a brisk ride over Mt. Tamalpais, down to Stinson Beach and back to San Francisco. In addition to the two leaders, others on the ride included Jerome, Jeremy, Jim, Bart, Ray, Les, and me, Patrick. We met at the Velo Rouge […]


[Flat] Tour of Napa Valley

Thursday, August 24th, 2006 by Mark O'Connor

Fellow Spoker Russ S. and I did the 30-mile route of the Tour of Napa Valley on Sunday. The weather was indeed perfect and the views spectacular. After the ride it was off to my favorite Napa Valley winery, V. Sattui, for wine tasting (and buying). Ask Russ about the five nurses doing their own […]


Tour of Napa Century Report

Monday, August 21st, 2006 by Patrick Heryford

The 30th Annual Tour of Napa was held on Sunday, August 20, and eight Spokers (Bill B., Erik L., Michael S., Jerome T., Jeremy J., David G., David F., and me) joined a sold-out crowd of 2,000. Some of us stayed at the John Muir Inn in Napa and did a bit of wine tasting […]


Jersey Ride and Alpine Dam loop – Sat 8/12

Monday, August 14th, 2006 by David Gaus

What a great turn out for the August Jersey Ride, we had over two dozen riders show, and since all reports indicated that Paradise was closed to cyclists from the slide and the repairs in progress, we opted to make the ride to Fairfax for lunch, about the same distance as the normal Camino Alto-Paradise […]


De l’Argent pour l’equipe Different Spokes

Friday, August 11th, 2006 by Jerome

As the DSSF participation was seriously reduced in the Out Games in Montreal, so was the number of medal grabbed. Especially since Different Spokes didn’t send their smartest member… The competition started indeed pretty badly with the Individual Time Trial. Not that I had a poor time, nor even that I got a flat or […]


Bike Contest Answers

Monday, August 7th, 2006 by Patrick Heryford

Thanks to everyone for participating. Erika H. and Don D. tied for most correct answers: 18 out of 20. I’ve decided to have two winners instead of drawing one of their names at random, so Erika and Don will both receive a prize, either a copy of “Bay Area Biking” or a one-year subscription to […]


Ride Report: Pescadero Loop

Sunday, August 6th, 2006 by Patrick Heryford

Thanks to Erik, Les, and Jeremy (welcome to DSSF!) for joining me for my Birthday Ride today. We rode the Pescadero Loop from the Half Moon Bay fire station. Great weather, slighly more car traffic than I’ve seen in the past. I’m happy to report that Stage Road has been repaired. In the past the […]


Marin 100’s

Sunday, August 6th, 2006 by David Gaus

I say centuries, as in plural, as there was a great turn out for both the Marin Century and the Double Metric Century (130 miles) by Different Spokes and friends. Tony M and Roger H, Bill B, Bart N, Erika H, Anne Z and Chris L, Scott S, Kevin T, Don D and Gabriel, Doug […]