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Velo Love Ride 2017

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 by tony

  Chico Velo is well known for putting on the Chico Wildflower Century every April. It’s a huge event they’ve made successful despite being a “backwater”. A large number of SF Bay people, including quite a few Spokers, annually head northward to take part. What isn’t as well known is that Chico Velo has for […]

Update on 2017 Centuries

Saturday, January 28th, 2017 by tony

Here is the follow up to my earlier post on 2017 century rides with updates. To see the earlier post, go here.   March 11 Saturday. Solvang Century. $125 online/$115 mail in. Registration is open. Preregistration closes on Feb. 22. After that you can do day of event registration but the cost goes up to […]

New Year, New Kit…for Different Spokes Southern California

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 by tony

Check out the new kit that DSSC has in store for 2017. Having a nice new kit for 2016 apparently wasn’t enough, so they have a new one for this year! To see the whole thing and to place an order, go here. Makes me think that we should have something as well since it’s […]

On New Year’s Different Spokes Did Not Climb Mt. Diablo!

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 by tony

  Technically we didn’t because neither of our ride leaders remembered to bring a club waiver. So, the six of us were just “friends out for a ride together.” Besides David Sexton and Gordon Dinsdale, the ride hosts, our group comprised of me, Nancy Levin, Bill Holt, and Steven Shirreffs. Atypically we did not linger […]

What Is A Different Spokes Ride?

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 by tony

Is this too obvious a question? We all know what a Different Spokes ride is, right? It’s a ride listed in our ride calendar and led by a member of the club. Our calendar does have a few non-DSSF rides such as local century rides. These aren’t Different Spokes rides per se but are rides […]

Ride Recap: Social Ride to Danville Chow

Monday, December 19th, 2016 by tony

It wasn’t December 21 but it sure felt like winter had arrived. This morning of the ride the thermometer said 38 F. Well, at least it wasn’t freezing but it was nippy when I poked my nose outside the front door. But I knew that if it was 38 at the house, then it was […]

Ride Recap: Orinda Pool Party & Ride(s)

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 by tony

            They was a splishin’ and a splashin’             Reelin’ with the feelin’             Movin’ and a groovin’             Rockin’ and a rollin’. Yeah!                                     –Bobby Darin Another year and another Different Spokes pool party has now gurgled down the drain. We got some heat this year, real heat and not the so-so […]

Ride Recap: Tilden Park Heaven Becomes Hell

Thursday, July 28th, 2016 by tony

The July 4 weekend saw Different Spokes return to the dirt with the first sorta-mountain bike ride in…well, a whole long time! This was supposed to be a pleasant jaunt in Tilden Park with a couple of wicked descents and one hellacious climb up Seaview Trail. I say it was a ‘sorta mtb’ ride because […]

Ride Recap: Sawyer Camp Trail & Mediterranean Kebab

Thursday, July 28th, 2016 by tony

In July the Social Ride took on a beloved ride, the Sawyer Camp Trail. The Sawyer Camp Trail has been a club ride since the beginning but its popularity waxes and wanes. For one, even though it’s close to San Francisco it’s not an especially easy ride to get to. No matter which direction you […]

Ride Recap: Social Ride Silverado Trail & Lunch at Sogni di Dolci

Sunday, June 19th, 2016 by tony

Yesterday’s Social Ride took place under sunny skies and some light heat when afternoon temps made it up into the mid-80s. The rain the previous couple of days had cleaned out the haze and gave us nicely crisp views of the valley hills. Bill, Joe, and Omar joined Roger and me for the 40-mile ride […]