SF Cyclotouring

Ride reports and other ramblings from a San Francisco cyclist.



I wish I was awesome!

(courtesy of Gino)


DIY Wiring Guides?

These stick-on housing guides (or these) intended for hydraulic brake lines could probably be repurposed to route lighting wiring inside a bike's fork blade...Hmm.


FOR SALE: Vintage 57cm Austro-Daimler Vent Noir Frame Set - $225


Beautiful vintage 1983 Austro Daimler Vent Noir frame/fork for sale. 57cm c-t seat tube, 56cm c-c top tube. Classic Reynolds 531 with Bocama lugs, silver-brazed and handmade in Austria. "Smoked chrome" finish. 1-inch threaded fork, 27.2mm seat post, 130mm rear spacing, 68mm English-threaded BB. Frame requires 47-557mm reach NUTTED MOUNT brakes, will fit 700x28 tires with fenders. Semi-horizontal rear dropouts good for SS/fixed. Frame makes an excellent randonneuring or century bike. Similar new frames cost $1000+ (e.g. Rivendell Ramboulliet) this one's yours for $225.

NOTE: Frame and fork only!

See also the ad on Craigslist


Budget Monstercross?

My coworker just got this bike (used) for $200. It has gobs of tire clearance, especially in the rear. It's pretty damn light, too. There's even a variant with disc brakes! Now I'm thinking this bike might just be the ticket for the basis of a budget monstercrosser!


For Sale: Brooks Leather Grips

Brooks Leather Grips
Originally uploaded by jimgskoop
Color: black. Leather end caps included. For Sale. $50+shipping


2010 La Ruta Loca Randonnee -- The Aftermath


Here are my few photos from last weekend's La Ruta Loca Randonnee.
We had about nine folks at the start, although about half (I think?)
cut the ride short (myself included). Like last year, I didn't make
any of the controls within their time windows, ran outta gas at nearly
the same spot (San Geronimo Valley), and managed to ride about 100
miles for the day (~90 miles of the actual route) in around 12 hours.
Unlike last year, I think I ate better, plus I stopped for a quick nap
in Ross on the way back home.

This is a really tough route, both physically and mentally! Kudos to
those at the starting line, and even more so to the finishers (Carlos,
Brian, and Greg, Nick, and John)!!!

Distance:~100 miles
Bike: Fuji CX
Time: 12.5 hours


It's LRLR Time Again!

La Ruta Loca Randonnee (LRLR)
When: Saturday, July, 10th, 2010 at 6:00am
Where: Marina Safeway Start (15 Marina Blvd, San Francisco)

Description: 2010 edition of the original NorCal mixed-terrain event, La Ruta Loca Randonnee! ~15000 ft. in 124 miles of fire roads and pavement. No cheating no excuses. This is NOT a race but a self-flagellation ordeal!

See info from last year...




The San Francisco Randonneurs would like to invite you to participate in our 2nd Populaire, to be held on July 17th, 2010.

This is a free event, though registration is required.

The Populaire is intended to introduce riders to the sport of randonneuring. Most of our brevets are 200km in length, but the Populaire, at 115km, is only slightly more than half that length.

More information, and a link to the registration form is here: http://sfrandonneurs.org/fall-2010-115k-populaire.htm

Check out more photos of this ride from last year!