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July 2010
Who will win this year's Tour De France?
  Alberto Contador 46.30 % (25)
  Andy Schleck 25.93 % (14)
  Other 11.11 % (6)
  Lance Armstrong 9.26 % (5)
  Bradley Wiggins 5.56 % (3)
  Cadel Evans 1.85 % (1)
Total Votes: 54



September 2010
What's your favorite hilly ride from the list below?
  I haven't done enough of these rides 29.31 % (17)
  Iowa Hill - Sugar Pine - Foresthill loop 18.97 % (11)
  Oxbow/French Meadows loop 17.24 % (10)
  Foresthill to Robertson Flat 13.79 % (8)
  Auburn to Dutch Flat 13.79 % (8)
  Auburn to Nevada City 6.90 % (4)
Total Votes: 58



October 2010
What's your biggest reason for signing up for century rides?
  The physical challenge to complete the ride 53.85 % (14)
  A chance to ride in new terrain 23.08 % (6)
  Just like getting a great workout 11.54 % (3)
  Riding with and meeting fellow cyclists 7.69 % (2)
  Being pampered with the food and support 3.85 % (1)
  Other 0.00 % (0)
  Want to support the club/organization 0.00 % (0)
Total Votes: 26



December 2010
What off season exercise do you do in place of cycling?
  Stationary cycle/Spin classes 37.21 % (16)
  None, just ride when weather permits 20.93 % (9)
  Health club workouts 16.28 % (7)
  Jogging/Running 11.63 % (5)
  Skiing 9.30 % (4)
  Swimming 2.33 % (1)
  Other 2.33 % (1)
Total Votes: 43



January 2011
What part of you is most uncomfortable in cold weather riding?
  Toes 48.39 % (30)
  Fingers 27.42 % (17)
  Ears 11.29 % (7)
  Nose 4.84 % (3)
  Other 3.23 % (2)
  Chest 3.23 % (2)
  I just don't ride when its cold 1.61 % (1)
  Head 0.00 % (0)
Total Votes: 62



March 2011
My most challenging cycling for 2011 will be one or more...
  100 Mile Centuries 48.00 % (24)
  100K Metric Centuries 22.00 % (11)
  Just your typical ~35 mile club rides 20.00 % (10)
  Multi-day rides / Tours 6.00 % (3)
  Real easy rides 4.00 % (2)
  Double Centuries or "Death Ride" type rides 0.00 % (0)
Total Votes: 50



April 2011
How many bikes do you own?
  3 29.85 % (20)
  2 22.39 % (15)
  4 20.90 % (14)
  1 10.45 % (7)
  5 5.97 % (4)
  7 4.48 % (3)
  6 2.99 % (2)
  8 or more 2.99 % (2)
  Don't ask, touchy subject with my SO 0.00 % (0)
Total Votes: 67



May 2011
What part of road racing do you enjoy watching most?
  Mountain top 46.81 % (22)
  Successful breakaway 27.66 % (13)
  Sprint 14.89 % (7)
  Team time trial 10.64 % (5)
  Individual time trial 0.00 % (0)
Total Votes: 47



June 2011
Who would you have liked to see win the 2011 Amgen Tour of California?
  Chris Horner - the winner 34.48 % (10)
  Andy Schleck - 8th 20.69 % (6)
  Levi Leipheimer - 2nd 17.24 % (5)
  George Hincapie - 22nd 13.79 % (4)
  Taylor Phinney - 93rd 10.34 % (3)
  David Zabriskie - 33rd 3.45 % (1)
  Tejay Van Garderen - 5th 0.00 % (0)
  Tom Danielson - 3rd 0.00 % (0)
  Christian Vandevelde - 4th 0.00 % (0)
Total Votes: 29



July 2011
The only way Alberto Contador does NOT win the Tour de France is if:
  Andy Schleck doesn't lose his chain 50.00 % (6)
  he fails a drug test 33.33 % (4)
  he crashes big time 16.67 % (2)
Total Votes: 12



July 2011
What do you dislike most about Alberto Contador?
  Attacked Andy S. when he lost his chain in the 2010 TDF 41.18 % (14)
  Hey, I like the guy! 26.47 % (9)
  Got caught for drug use 14.71 % (5)
  Don't like his "pistol" salute at the finish line 8.82 % (3)
  He beats my favorite riders 8.82 % (3)
  Conflict with Lance Armstrong in the 2009 TDF 0.00 % (0)
  Speaks lousy English 0.00 % (0)
Total Votes: 34



September 2011
What did you enjoy most watching the 2011 Tour de France?
  Cadel Evans finally winning 31.37 % (16)
  Thomas Voeckler's efforts to keep the yellow jersey 27.45 % (14)
  Both Schleck brothers on the podium 19.61 % (10)
  Alberto Contador not even making the podium 15.69 % (8)
  Didn't watch the TDF this year 1.96 % (1)
  Mark Cavendish/BMC team's sprint dominance 1.96 % (1)
  Success of team Garmin-Cervelo 1.96 % (1)
  The exciting crashes 0.00 % (0)
Total Votes: 51



October 2011
Which of the following is your favorite Wed. morning ride out of Clipper Gap?
  I haven't done enough of these rides 25.81 % (8)
  Colfax - Norton Grade Loop 22.58 % (7)
  Iowa Hill - Colfax Loop 22.58 % (7)
  Sugar Pine Mtn. - Magnolia Loop 16.13 % (5)
  Millertown Loop 12.90 % (4)
Total Votes: 31



December 2011
Which season are you typically in your best cycling shape?
  Summer 46.94 % (23)
  Fall 42.86 % (21)
  Spring 6.12 % (3)
  Winter 4.08 % (2)
Total Votes: 49



December 2011
Which of the following is most likely to be found under your tree this year?
  Bike apparel (jersey, shoes, helmet) 38.71 % (12)
  Nothing bike related :-( 29.03 % (9)
  Bike accessory (lights, bottles) 22.58 % (7)
  Bike related item (jewelry, T-shirt, artwork) 3.23 % (1)
  A new bike 3.23 % (1)
  A used bike 3.23 % (1)
  Bike media (dvd's, books, magazines) 0.00 % (0)
  Bike food (bars, powder, goo) 0.00 % (0)
Total Votes: 31



February 2012
What's your favorite excuse for not riding during the winter?
  Its too cold outside 44.68 % (21)
  The roads are wet 38.30 % (18)
  I do other sports during winter 8.51 % (4)
  I'm just not a winter rider 4.26 % (2)
  Other 4.26 % (2)
  I'll work out indoors instead 0.00 % (0)
Total Votes: 47



April 2012
Which part of your bike is in need of an upgrade?
  None of it, it's perfect 38.10 % (8)
  All of it 28.57 % (6)
  Wheels 19.05 % (4)
  Frame 14.29 % (3)
  Groupset 0.00 % (0)
  Other components 0.00 % (0)
Total Votes: 21



March 2012
I honestly believe Lance Armstrong:
  took performance enhancing drugs throughout his 7 tour wins 50.00 % (30)
  is telling the truth and never took drugs 30.00 % (18)
  took the drugs only during his early tour wins 20.00 % (12)
Total Votes: 60



May 2012
Which of the following Olympic cycling events are you most looking forward to?
  Road race 40.00 % (16)
  All of them 20.00 % (8)
  Track 12.50 % (5)
  Mountain biking 10.00 % (4)
  Time trial 10.00 % (4)
  None of them 5.00 % (2)
  BMX 2.50 % (1)
Total Votes: 40



July 2012
What did you find most disappointing with this year's Amgen Tour of California?
  The route didn't come to this area 55.10 % (27)
  Nothing, thought it was another great race 18.37 % (9)
  Couldn't find the cable TV coverage 10.20 % (5)
  An American didn't win 10.20 % (5)
  Lack of media hype 6.12 % (3)
Total Votes: 49



October 2012
What did you find most surprising in this year's Tour Du France?
  Frank Schleck failing a drug test 28.89 % (13)
  Two Brits coming in first and second 22.22 % (10)
  Havoc from tacks thrown on the road 20.00 % (9)
  Young Peter Sagan's three stage wins 8.89 % (4)
  Something else 6.67 % (3)
  Chris Froome's improved performance 6.67 % (3)
  How poorly Cadel Evans did 4.44 % (2)
  Tejay winning the white jersey 2.22 % (1)
Total Votes: 45



January 2013
Which local road has the most exhilarating downhill stretch?
  Mt. Vernon Rd 32.89 % (25)
  Rollins Lake Rd 17.11 % (13)
  Darkhorse Dr 14.47 % (11)
  Weimar Cross Rd 14.47 % (11)
  Millertown Rd 11.84 % (9)
  Park Dr., Rocklin 5.26 % (4)
  Milk Ranch Rd 3.95 % (3)
Total Votes: 76



March 2013
Who do you most despise from the Lance Armstrong doping shakeout?
  Lance Armstrong 65.62 % (63)
  U.S. Anti-Doping Agency 21.88 % (21)
  Floyd Landis 5.21 % (5)
  Dr. Michele Ferrari 3.12 % (3)
  Frankie Andreu's wife Betsy 2.08 % (2)
  Tyler Hamilton 1.04 % (1)
  Emma O'Reilly (Lance's former masseuse) 1.04 % (1)
Total Votes: 96



June 2013
How much do you typically spend for a road bike tire?
  $40 30.95 % (26)
  $50 25.00 % (21)
  $60 19.05 % (16)
  $70 or more 13.10 % (11)
  $30 7.14 % (6)
  $20 or less 4.76 % (4)
Total Votes: 84



July 2013
Who will win the most stages in the 2013 Tour de France?
  Mark Cavendish 54.55 % (12)
  Peter Sagan 22.73 % (5)
  Chris Froome 18.18 % (4)
  Other 4.55 % (1)
  Tejay van Garderen 0.00 % (0)
  Thomas Voeckler 0.00 % (0)
  Andre Greipel 0.00 % (0)
Total Votes: 22



November 2013
Where do you get the most muscle cramps when cycling?
  Calves 28.41 % (25)
  Quadriceps 21.59 % (19)
  I never get muscle cramps when cycling 17.05 % (15)
  Hamstrings 13.64 % (12)
  Feet/Toes 7.95 % (7)
  Neck/Shoulders 7.95 % (7)
  Other 3.41 % (3)
Total Votes: 88



April 2014
Which component group would you want on your dream road bike?
  Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 (electronic) 36.78 % (32)
  Shimano Dura-Ace 19.54 % (17)
  Campagnolo Super Record 16.09 % (14)
  Campagnolo Super Record EPS (electronic) 13.79 % (12)
  SRAM RED 22 12.64 % (11)
  Other 1.15 % (1)
Total Votes: 87



June 2014
What is your favorite month for riding?
  May 33.93 % (19)
  June 25.00 % (14)
  October 14.29 % (8)
  April 8.93 % (5)
  September 5.36 % (3)
  November 5.36 % (3)
  July 3.57 % (2)
  August 1.79 % (1)
  March 1.79 % (1)
  December 0.00 % (0)
  January 0.00 % (0)
  February 0.00 % (0)
Total Votes: 56



August 2014
When climbing a real steep grade, I'll most likely have to stop because:
  bike malfunction (flat, dropped chain, etc.) 44.44 % (20)
  I just can't make it up - too tired 37.78 % (17)
  unable to shift to a lower gear 8.89 % (4)
  sweat in the eyes 4.44 % (2)
  came unclipped from a pedal 2.22 % (1)
  leg cramps 2.22 % (1)
  interference with other riders or cars 0.00 % (0)
Total Votes: 45



October 2014
What do you typically carry with you to inflate tires?
  Just one or more C02 cartridges 28.57 % (18)
  Pump and several C02 cartridges 25.40 % (16)
  Just a pump 25.40 % (16)
  Pump and one C02 cartridge 20.63 % (13)
Total Votes: 63



November 2014
Which bike accessory do you consider better for preventing (daytime) accidents with cars?
  LED lights 51.16 % (22)
  Mirror 48.84 % (21)
Total Votes: 43



March 2015
What part of you is most uncomfortable in cold weather riding?
  Fingers 43.82 % (39)
  Toes 21.35 % (19)
  Ears 8.99 % (8)
  Chest 6.74 % (6)
  I just don't ride when its cold 6.74 % (6)
  Other 4.49 % (4)
  Nose 4.49 % (4)
  Head 3.37 % (3)
Total Votes: 89



May 2015
Which is your favorite springtime organized ride?
  Party Pardee 28.30 % (15)
  Other 20.75 % (11)
  Sierra Century 18.87 % (10)
  Tour de Lincoln 15.09 % (8)
  Chico Wildflower 11.32 % (6)
  Wine Country Century 3.77 % (2)
  Bike Around the Buttes 1.89 % (1)
  Davis Double 0.00 % (0)
Total Votes: 53



June 2015
What is the tire width currently on your road bike rear tire?
  Narrower than 25 millimeters 52.17 % (24)
  25 millimeters 41.30 % (19)
  I don't know 4.35 % (2)
  Wider than 25 millimeters 2.17 % (1)
Total Votes: 46



June 2015
What did you find most surprising with the 2015 May is Bike Month?
  Larry Matz and Kathy Welch rode the exact same 1201.4 miles 44.44 % (12)
  Syl Pascale missed the 2000 mile mark by only 40 miles 22.22 % (6)
  Our club finished second out of 731 teams 18.52 % (5)
  11 members, 6 of which are women, passed the 1000 mile mark (vs. 4 last year) 11.11 % (3)
  The intense SFCC competitiveness 3.70 % (1)
Total Votes: 27



July 2015
Who will win the 2015 Tour de France?
  Chris Froome 45.45 % (10)
  Other 13.64 % (3)
  Nairo Quintana 13.64 % (3)
  Tejay van Garderen 13.64 % (3)
  Alberto Contador 9.09 % (2)
  Vincenzo Nibali 4.55 % (1)
Total Votes: 22



October 2015
Who's performance impressed you the most in the 2015 TDF
  I didn't follow the Tour 28.89 % (13)
  Geraint Thomas's crash into a telephone poll and finishing the stage 22.22 % (10)
  Peter Sagan's high place finishes & bike handling skills 17.78 % (8)
  Chris Froome winning the tour 13.33 % (6)
  Andre Greipel winning four sprint stages 8.89 % (4)
  Other 6.67 % (3)
  Nairo Quintana's comeback quest for the yellow jersey 2.22 % (1)
Total Votes: 45



March 2016
The one thing most important to me when buying a jersey is:
  Overall graphic design 31.91 % (15)
  Good visibility for safety reasons 29.79 % (14)
  Good price for the product 14.89 % (7)
  Looks good on me 12.77 % (6)
  Quality of material and stitchery 8.51 % (4)
  Other 2.13 % (1)
Total Votes: 47



July 2016
I think the next venue for an SFCC autumn or winter camp should be:
  Santa Rosa area 28.57 % (12)
  Morro Bay 21.43 % (9)
  Santa Cruz area 16.67 % (7)
  Death Valley 16.67 % (7)
  Borrego or Palm Springs 14.29 % (6)
  Other (please comment) 2.38 % (1)
Total Votes: 42



September 2016
My ideal ride terrain is:
  Rolling hills 56.82 % (25)
  Really long uphills & downhills 20.45 % (9)
  Hilly 13.64 % (6)
  Depends on the time of year 4.55 % (2)
  Flat 4.55 % (2)
Total Votes: 44



December 2016
I'll typically replace a road tire when...
  I've worn past the tire's wear indicator 24.49 % (12)
  I begin to see the underlying casing 22.45 % (11)
  The tire tread is visibly worn down 22.45 % (11)
  I'm getting too many flats on it 18.37 % (9)
  It feels thin when its deflated 8.16 % (4)
  Its dangerous to ride (bubble, cuts, deformity, etc.) 4.08 % (2)
Total Votes: 49



January 2017
How do you most often clean your chain?
  Wipe with rag on bike 72.00 % (18)
  Chain cleaner device on bike 24.00 % (6)
  Remove it from the bike 4.00 % (1)
  Other 0.00 % (0)
  Clean? I just keep adding lube 0.00 % (0)
Total Votes: 25



May 2017
Which one of the following is definitely NOT a road cycling myth?
  Tires with a tread will perform better on wet roads vs. bald tires. 28.05 % (23)
  You can ruin your tires if you ship your bike on an airplane without removing the air. 19.51 % (16)
  You're more likely to have a fatal accident per hour of cycling vs. driving a vehicle. 18.29 % (15)
  It takes less effort to ride a bike with thin (23mm) tires vs. thicker (25mm) tires. 18.29 % (15)
  You can break a bike lock with liquefied gas and a hammer. 9.76 % (8)
  Wearing a helmet makes your head hotter than if you didn't wear one. 6.10 % (5)
  Steel frames go "dead" after prolonged use. 0.00 % (0)
Total Votes: 82