|Date||May 16, 2004|
|Hosts||Brenda and Larry Isherwood, Susan Nicolich and Dave Snope|
|Where||Round Valley Reservoir and vicinity|
|Who (else)||Helen and Bob Bird, Christina Chan and Rich LeGrand, Julie and Stu Conway, Deb and Al Cudworth, Claire Hamanaka and Walt Willard, Lori Lynn and Darmon Meader, Cheryl Prudhomme and Mark Cook|
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The rain cleared from the night before and the weather was just spring perfect! The roads and scenery was abundant and a lot of the roads allowed for riding side by side and gabbing. We started off together and talking for about 1/3 of the ride. Then we hit the hill on the route that led us up to the reservoir. It was there that we then split into a couple of groups. When we were about 6 miles from the end we got a call that there was a mechanical problem and that it turns out they would need a van ride back. So Larry and Stu picked up Bob & Helen Bird with their brand new Cannondale tandem bike. It was just a chain problem, but the chain was unrepairable. Otherwise their new bike seems to be just right for them, a road tandem for the roads. They will now use their mountain bike tandem for the trails only! The return of all the 9 teams was not spread out too far apart and we had a great impromptu "picnic" with lots of teams bringing a diverse spread of goodies, something for everyone! Thanks to all who attended our ride...it wouldn't be the same without you!
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