Meissner Run

Meissner Run
Snowshoe running in gorgeous Central Oregon

Sunday, October 30, 2005

After the Mt. Hamilton ride - Mission Pizza in Fremont

In case anyone would like to get together after the Mt. Hamilton ride for a bite to eat, and perhaps a recovery beverage ...

Since it seems most of you are coming from north of San Jose, I thought we could get together at a really good pizza place which is just off 680, about 12 miles north of the Alum Rock exit - it's pretty much on the way home for most of us. And those who might be coming from points south, I hope you won't mind the detour.

Mission Pizza is at 1572 Washington Blvd. in Fremont.

There's a good selection for meat-eaters and veg's alike, and their mini-pizzas are pretty substantial (so no bickering over what kind to get, you can order whatever you want).
They also have a decent salad bar, and lots of excellent beers on tap (on the off chance you might like to join us, Robb ...)

To get there from our start/finish location:
Head back down Alum Rock Ave. and get onto 680 North
Drive north ~12 miles, and take the Washington Blvd. exit
At the end of the ramp, take a left onto Washington Blvd.
Take an almost immediate right (at the sign for the veterinarian) into the Ohlone Center strip mall.
Take a left as you enter the mall parking lot. Mission Pizza is about halfway up the length of the mall.

Hope you can make it !

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Mt. Hamilton, Saturday Nov. 5

Here's the plan:

If it's raining, or if there's a very good chance of rain, I'm going to cancel. I don't do mountains in the rain!

Check this spot at 7 am that morning, or call me on my cell at (510) 507-4689.

Anyhow, if the weather cooperates, we'll start out at 10 am.

Meet before 10 at the corner of Alum Rock Ave (Rt. 130) and Mt. Hamilton Rd. in Milpitas.

Here's a google map of the general area (you can move it around and resize it to get an idea if where we're at),-121.815205&spn=0.014740,0.040770&hl=en

To get there: take I-680 to Milpitas (which is south of Fremont, north of San Jose), exit at Alum Rock Ave./Rt. 130, head east on Alum Rock for about 1-2 miles until you get to the T-intersection where Rt. 130 turns right, which is the start of Mt. Hamilton Road. Instead of turning right onto Mt. Hamilton Road, you'll turn left into a small parking area along the side of Alum Rock Ave.

If that parking area is full there's Linda Vista School, which is on Kirk Ave off Alum Rock about a mile back, where we could also park. I'll be at the parking area at the corner of Alum Rock & Mt. Ham, so if that area is full I'll send you back to Linda Vista and will (ahem) patiently wait for you to ride back and join us.

This link has directions on how to get to Linda Vista School - just bear in mind that it's written assuming that you're coming from the San Jose area, so if you're coming from Davis, Antioch and other points north you'll be taking 680 South. But you knew that.

Make sure to bring a couple of water bottles and some snacks. It's about 20 miles to the summit, and there are vending machines stocked with very pricey snacks at the summit observatory, but that's about it. There are rest rooms at the observatory, which I assume will be open, plus there are a couple of camping/picnic areas along the way up with portapotties and drinking water.

After-ride nourishment TBD

- jobob

Monday, October 24, 2005

Okay, So Maybe I Was Being Too Optimistic!

Apparently I did not do my homework, when it came to selecting the appropriate AV jersey size. Or, I was hoping to lose more weight than is humanly possible. The bottom line is that all circulation is cut off when I put on that attractive little jersey.

Is there anyone out there who missed an opportunity to buy a size large, club cut... or who got one that is too big (xl/xxl)? Let's make a deal!

Otherwise, I'm going to have to flag down some skinny waif on the bike trail and give it away.



Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Mt Hamilton - Saturday, Nov 5

Tentative plans are in the works for a Mt Ham ride. This would be the completion of the Bay Area Trifecta for some of us. Jobob is coordinating so more details to come.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Amici Veloci - SHIPPED TODAY 10/5/05

4 boxes are on their way to Oregon for re-packing and delivery!

Estimated delivery to Oregon HQ on Friday 10/7/05.

Let's hope the Veloroaster will post his shipping schedule so we won't be in too much suspense.