Monthly Archives: April 2013

descenders A Descenders’ Weekend in Emilia Romagna Italy *by Bob Proulx

A Descenders’ Weekend in Emilia Romagna Italy by Bob Proulx This week I again had one of my European business trips and was scheduled to be in Bologna for the weekend. Fortunately, my business colleague was able to lend me … Continue reading

Posted in foreign road trips

Alpine Challenge Ride Report

Alpine Challenge Ride Report 27 April 2013 by Rob Verfurth The Alpine Challenge has been an annual Descenders group ride for many, many years. In the past we have ridden hard on the 62 mile loop, trying to finish in … Continue reading

Posted in Races and Gran Fondo Rides

Bay Area Descenders Ride with Keith James: Morgan Territory and Mount Diablo

Yesterday Keith James and I met in Bay Area (we started from Walnut Creek) to ride up Mount Diablo (spanish for, like, “Fighting Chicken”). It was good to see Keith and chat with him – doing it over cycling was … Continue reading

Posted in NorCal Ride Reports

Dudley’s Dream Ride–Ride Report

Dudley’s Dream Ride 20 April 2013 by Rob Verfurth Oleg planned and organized another awesome day of riding with the Descenders last Saturday. This is one of my favorite routes, painful, beautiful and memorable. I look forward to tackling it … Continue reading

Posted in Road Trip Ride Report

Dudley’s Dream Ride, April 20, 2013

All, 18 descenders have participated in today’s Dudley’s Ride. This was the first Dudleys of 2013 (usually we do about two Dudley rides a year) – and served as preparation for opening stage of Tour of California on May 12. … Continue reading

Posted in Local Ride Reports, Road Trip Ride Report

Sheehan Nifty Fifty Ride–addendum to ride report

Hi All, Oleg aptly described the ride well in his ride report. I volunteered to host a 50th birthday ride for Sheehan and planned to include two of the original Descender sections, climb up Poway Grade and HVR descent. Oleg … Continue reading

Posted in Local Ride Reports

Sheehan’s Nifty Fifty Ride (April 13, 2013)

today’s ride was in honor of Sheehan’s 50th birthday. This was a new ride, even though every road was known to us. We had 22 riders overall – we started with 16 riders on the bike path, but soon had … Continue reading

Posted in Local Ride Reports

Belgian Waffle Ride Report

Belgian Waffle Ride 7 April 2013 Riders: Mike Hodges and Rob Verfurth Let me start by affirming that 130 miles of riding is a long distance and a long time pounding the pedals. Hodges coerced me into signing up for … Continue reading

Posted in Local Ride Reports, Races and Gran Fondo Rides

Alpine Ride, April 6, 2013

We had 13 Descenders at the Alpine Ride today. 12 of us (Rick, Voris, Larry, Geoff, Yi-Shiou, Klaus, Matt Davis, Bernie, Guido, Steve, Garet, Oleg) met at 7-Eleven and Jeff Langley joined us at the top of SPP. Unfortunately Jeff … Continue reading

Posted in Local Ride Reports, Road Trip Ride Report

HVR, Ramona Grade and Pamo Loop-Ride Report

HVR, Ramona Grade and Pamo Loop 31 March 2013 by Rob Verfurth Dave Voris called for a group ride on Easter Sunday. We met at 8 am at the corner of RB and Pomerado Roads. Bob Proulx and I rode … Continue reading

Posted in Local Ride Reports

Ride Report – Race for Autism

Descenders: Strava says that we had Desenders in several locations today. The scheduled ride went to Old Julian, HVR, etc., and sounded like several attended. Some of us, notably Rick, Dave V, myself and my son that’s on the spectrum, … Continue reading

Posted in Local Ride Reports, Races and Gran Fondo Rides

Lake Wohlford Ride Report

Lake Wohlford, Couser Canyon, West Lilac and Camino del Rey Loop 23 March 2013 by Rob Verfurth The Descenders group ride started at the mall by Lake Hodges. I rode over from my house to join a very large group … Continue reading

Posted in Local Ride Reports