Arastradero Monday ~ After Work *easy pace ride*

  • March 18, 2013 · 4:30 PM
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Let's Ride!

This ride will be at a casual/social pace for all to enjoy a fun ride.

Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, meet in the parking lot by the information sign. Arrive early as the parking lot does fill up. You can also park on the side of the road, watch for the no parking signs.

This will be a nice beginner level ride. Expect about a 60- 90 minute ride. Hope everyone will join me for a fun ride. Bring water and be sure your bike is ready to ride.

Tires roll at 4:43 PM or sooner if all YES RSVP's are present. Please be there by the meet time, we don't want to leave without you!

Ride Details
Difficulty as noted in my Mtn Biking guide book is: "Easy to moderate, with smooth wide trails for beginners and a few short single-tracks. On my scale of 1-5, 1 being easy - I will say this may be a 1-2. This is a great place for a good fun workout.

Remember, all riders need to be members of Meetup.com & South Bay Mountain Bike Group. Guest are no longer allowed. All riders need to RSVP as a member.

Parking notice: if you're heading to the park and you see parking on the side of the road, take it and just ride back to the parking lot. This will save everyone time instead of you having to head back down the road to park.


Rain will cancel. Check this listing the morning of the ride. I will post by 2 PM a weather update if we need to cancel.

As event organizer, I will reserve the right to change your RSVP should I feel you should not be on this ride.

***Please remember, a helmet is required for all our rides.***

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  • Ray G

    @Barry, Marco, Nikki, Rhonda, Rita who No Showed for the ride yesterday: when there are members waiting to join and you cancel your RSVP after it closes or don't show you will be taken off the next ride you wish to go on. We have many members that want to ride and will show up. It is not fair to them or your ride leader. After all, your ride leader has made a commitment to be there as you have by your "YES" RSVP. Let's have a fun season.

    March 19, 2013

    • Barry (.

      Ray, Biking should be fun, your inflexibility in not hearing what some of us are trying to tell you is making this thread not be.
      Because of that, I am coming out to ride Thursday night regardless. Anyone else who disagrees with this heavy handed treatment should do the same. Based on past statistics, there will be fewer people showing up than openings anyway.
      One minute ahead is obviously too little, this notice went out obviously too late for half the people it was sent to to see and be able to respond. So the facts outside of anyone's opinion, is that the 2:45PM notice went out too late. Since noshows form waitlist changes is a recurring theme then overbook by 20-50% to account in advance for people on the ride list canceling, and form up two groups if the turnout is greater. To me, its about the bike, not about wasting time on an the email thread. You run this meetup, so do whatever you want, this is the last time I'll try commenting on anything here.

      March 20, 2013

    • Ray G

      Sounds like you will make a great organizer of your own Meetup. Goodbye.

      March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Amber, thanks for organizing. Nice ride.

    March 18, 2013

    • Amber

      My Pleasure! Safe Travels next week :)

      March 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      K, will say hi to Mickey for you ;-)

      March 20, 2013

  • Barry (.

    awshoot, just saw the confirm status msg moving me from the waiting list. Notice came too late. Would have been fun. Need to signup sooner for next time to avoid the waitlist uncertainty.
    Seeya Thursday for sure.

    March 18, 2013

    • Barry (.

      Would like to, sometimes better advanced notice is needed and I don't want to register if I'm not sure I could make it. When I'm working and out at appointments I don't normally get to personal msgs and I didn't have my bike or gear with me. I'm not sure what can be done to get sooner advanced notice for waiting list people. Maybe meetup will eventually put in txt msgng within 12 or 6 hours of event time to send status changes to, or don't hold them liable and demote them, Ray just bounced me from Thursday for not making yesterday. Some of the MTB meetups do a second group if the wait list gets larger.

      2 · March 19, 2013

  • Chris F.

    Taking myself off waitlist.

    March 18, 2013

    • Chris F.

      Hi Amber, didn't think I was going to get added as Attending, so made other plans. Then didn't realize I must hv been added around same time as I changed to Not going. Hope it works out next time. Have a good ride!

      March 18, 2013

    • Amber

      Hope you can make it next time :)

      March 18, 2013

  • Ed

    Good to see the few that showed, great leading skills Amber, I really like that route we took today. thx for the snacks : )

    March 18, 2013

  • Ray G

    RSVPing "YES" for a ride and not showing will get you moved to the wait list on the next ride you do wish to go on. Please be courteous and drop out early enough to give the more reliable riders a chance to adjust their schedules and attend.

    2 · March 18, 2013

  • Ed

    Hmmm, it's going to be interesting to see who shows up this week, with all the cancellations and last minute adds. hope to see everyone out there on the list! ....Let's Ride!

    March 18, 2013

  • Laetitia

    Sudden family medical emergency. Very disappointed I cant make it!

    March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry, made other plans, didn't think I was going to make the list :(

    March 18, 2013

    • Amber

      No worries, see you next time :)

      1 · March 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Fo sho!

      March 18, 2013

  • Jeffrey L.

    Nice mild weather today. Looking forward to it.

    March 18, 2013

  • Louis M.

    All beat up from fort ord ride yesterday.

    March 18, 2013

    • Amber

      Louis, Hope you feel better soon :)

      March 18, 2013

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