Archive for December, 2017

The Return of the Lake Tahoe Spectacular Weekend?

Friday, December 22nd, 2017 by tony

Long time members will recall that one of the annual events that the club put on was the Lake Tahoe Spectacular Weekend. This two-day event took place during the summer allowing for warm, sunny weather not only to enjoy cycling but also the lake itself. Members drove up Friday or early Saturday and spent two […]

2018 is Just Around the Corner! Start Planning Your Centuries

Friday, December 15th, 2017 by tony

  Was 2017 a bit of a bust for you because of the incredible amount of rain we got last winter and spring? The club ride calendar really suffered—not many were willing to proffer a ride with the likelihood of yet another weekend rained out and those that were offered were either cancelled or repeatedly […]

Open & Closed Cases

Monday, December 11th, 2017 by tony

This fall has finally brought a spate of road reopenings. By now you know that Morgan Territory Road has reopened as well as Alhambra Valley Road, which allows a complete circuit of the Three Bears—both were parts of recent Different Spokes rides. What I neglected to mention is that the Canyon bridge in Moraga also […]

Ride Recap: Morgan Territory on 11/19

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 by tony

Just a day after it officially reopened Different Spokes finally did its traditional autumn ride over Morgan Territory Road. Although road cyclists have surreptitiously been poaching the road since its closure last winter, this was the first legal opportunity to ride it. Last winter’s rains saw the road collapse and one hillside to flow over […]

Ride Recap: Social A Ride—Iron Horse Trail to Khyber Pass Kabob

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 by tony

  Last Saturday the threat of rain vanished and gave us a mostly sunny day to ride from Walnut Creek BART to our favorite Afghan restaurant, Khyber Pass Kabob in Dublin. We originally planned to ride to Dublin BART as well. But since we all wanted to do the full monty and ride back to […]

We Recruit!

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 by tony

  For a measly $20 you can support Different Spokes—that’s the cost of an annual membership. Different Spokes survives on folks willing to fork over a pittance. Almost all of you live in the Bay Area and know that $20 doesn’t get you very much. It’s way less than the cost of a good bike […]