Archive for January, 2019

Ride Recap: Tour of Lamorinda to the Creekside Grill

Thursday, January 31st, 2019 by tony

  Talk about being a lazy bastard, this ride started and ended near our house, went down a multi-use trail I use several times a week, and traveled streets I’ve done so frequently I could probably do them blindfolded. Ah, but there was one twist: despite having lived near Rossmoor for 16 years and having […]


Showers Pass Body-Mapped Baselayer

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 by tony

  That name sounds like text from a porn story, doesn’t it? Maybe it’s subtle marketing from the evil minds at Showers Pass in Oregon. This is just a long-sleeved undershirt that’s very good at wicking moisture away from your skin and it is just as worthy as the Assos Body Insulator I swooned over […]


Different Spokes Kit for 2019

Monday, January 28th, 2019 by tony

  It’s not often our club gets a new jersey. Over the 37 years of existence we’ve had only four jerseys. Either you don’t give it a second thought—probably because you’ve got a closet full of cycling jerseys already, or because you’re happy wearing the same three jerseys over and over—or you wonder, “Why the […]


Ride Leader Appreciation Dinner on January 27

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 by tony

  We’re two weeks away from the club Ride Leader Appreciation Dinner on Sunday, January 27 at 6:30 pm. This is our annual dinner to thank ride leaders for hosting rides for the club. Last year we had about 60 rides. Of course there were quite a few other rides that were cancelled especially last […]


Ride Recap: New Year’s Diablo

Saturday, January 5th, 2019 by tony

  In the early days of Different Spokes there was no New Year’s Day ride. Akos Szoboslay did lead a New Years overnight mountain bike camping ride in Henry Coe State Park in 1984; needless to say he didn’t get a good turnout. Sharon Lum led New Year’s rides in the South Bay in 2000 […]


Ride Recap: Talk Dirty To Me, or I Am Curious (Dirty)

Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 by tony

  Just three days before Christmas Different Spokes had its first dirt ride in ages. I really wanted to get one in before the end of the year because this is the very first year the club has had insurance that covers mountain bike rides. Although we’ve had liability insurance for decades, I suspect no […]