Archive for September, 2006

Big Sur Ride – 9/23 & 24

Monday, September 25th, 2006 by David Gaus

Talk about a fantistic two day ride! Jeremy and I joined ALCers Downtown Julie Brown, husband Mike, Michael, Chris, MaryBeth, Charlie, Kelsey and Michael for the 2006 Big Sur Ride, a 170-mile ride that includes 11,100 feet of climbing. The ride begins and finishes in Carmel Valley Village. The route runs along the rugged Big […]


Golden Days in the Gold Country

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006 by bill

September 14-17 was a superb weekend of biking, wine drinking and relaxing in Amador County. Five of us went up on Thursday. Phil B made the 90 mile trip from Pittsburg Baypoint BART by bike. The rest of us (Dave G, Michael S, Mark H and Bill) made the trip in a couple of hours […]


AIDS/Lifecycle Thank You Rides & BBQ – Sat 9/16

Monday, September 18th, 2006 by David Gaus

After a very strange weather week, Saturday arrive, cold but clear. When I left Hollister at 6:15am, it was 47F; when I arrive at Chrissy Field, it was just about 60F, but a gorgeous clear sky and no wind. I had packed arm warmers, wind vest, knee warmers thinking it was going to be foggy […]


Jersey Sightings

Sunday, September 17th, 2006 by David Gaus

Our fabulous DSSF jerseys continue to be spotted around the county. Last summer, an online friend in MA spotted a gal on one of her club rides: “Last night at my regular Thurs night ride, there was a woman with a “Different Spokes, San Francisco” bike shirt on. At the end of the ride I […]


Notes from the Board

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006 by Dave Glidden

An informal gathering of board members was held on 9/9/06 with Jerome Thomere, Scott Steffens, Dave Glidden and Michael Schmucki. Membership Report: The club stands at about 150 paying members. Finance Report: The club has $2100 in the bank. Jersey ride: Dave noted that we have been having great turn out for the jersey ride. […]


Tuesday After Work Ride-Fall/Winter Route

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006 by David Gaus

September is the last month of the spring/summer Castro to the ocean route for the Tuesday After Work Ride! Starting Tuesday, October 3rd, the Tuesday After Work ride begins the fall/winter route, from the Ferry Building to the ocean. There will be night riding and, therefore, lights are very important, but please don’t miss the […]


Hollister Mini Death Ride – Sat 9/2

Monday, September 4th, 2006 by David Gaus

What a fabulous turn out for the Hollister Mini Death Ride! Sixteen brave souls made long drive down to Hollister and the attempt at two of the three climbs that make up the full Hollister Death Ride. From Different Spokes we have Patrick, Jeremy, Bill, Bart, Erik, Rico, Roger and myself, plus new members Michelle […]


Get Paid to Bicycle to Work

Monday, September 4th, 2006 by Patrick Heryford

Pic from Want to get paid to ride your bike to work? You may be able to, if Congress passes the Bicycle Commuters Benefits Act which was recently introduced to committee. The proposed legislation would give employers the option of reimbursing their bike commuting employees up to $100 per month tax-free. Commuters who use […]