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post #61 of 78

Tmi



Just once?
post #62 of 78
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Originally Posted by Gill
I once went all the way.
On a bike? You're my hero!: (where's the emoticon with the guy smoking a cigarette?)
post #63 of 78
On a bike????

You're the man.
post #64 of 78
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Originally Posted by comprex View Post
Just once?
If done right, once is enough.
post #65 of 78
Did 117 this morning.
post #66 of 78
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Originally Posted by carbonissimo View Post
Did 117 this morning.
This guy doesn't stop!! Great work!

I did an organized century ride in Napa Valley this past weekend. Weather & scenery were absolutely beautiful. There was minimal climbing on this one...maybe 4,000 ft at the very most.

I doubt I'll do any more this year as I want to focus more on mountain biking as ski season draws nearer. But I am signed up for one last organized century mid-September that's 106 miles with 11,000 ft. climbing (the Auburn Century), but I might just do their shorter, 80 mile, option. There's a steep grade in the middle of this ride called Iowa Hill that they have a Time Trial up, I actually want to focus on bettering my time in this Time Trial than completing another century. Last year I got 9th in this TT so I'm hoping to go for top 5....that will be tough depending on who shows up, but at least its a goal
post #67 of 78
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces View Post
There's a steep grade in the middle of this ride called Iowa Hill that they have a Time Trial up
There's something ironic about naming some monster hill Iowa Hill. Iowa just doesn't strike me as being all that hilly (although some friends of mine who have done RAGBRAI have said it's not all that flat either).
post #68 of 78
Rode a 150.2 mile LOTOJA training ride today.

6572 feet of climbing, 3 passes at at least 7.5% for 2 miles each. Average speed 18.9 mph. A brutal head wind for 62 miles lowered are speed.

This was the our last big training ride before LOTOJA.

HB
post #69 of 78
I was waiting for your post HB.
That's AWESOME.
post #70 of 78
When I was younger I rode more - normally rode to meet my cousin it was 22 miles and just rode back.

The same cousin and I rode to Vermont one summer in high school and camped/vacationed for about 3 weeks near relatives.

On the way back we did 122 miles; 4-5 stops for breakfast, lunch and snacks, and it took around 10 hours.

We were nuts though. Water - whenever we got thirsty (no bottles etc . One time Vermont bicycle touring stopped and checked on my buddy because it was hot and he was kind of laying on the side of the road. But we were fine - accepted some water and rode on. No helmets of course - many 40+ MPH downhills. Not even bike pants. Vt Rte 30 and 100 are winding and up and down but guardrails are spotty. Vermont has many dirt roads which we rode with our road bikes the whole time - never even blew a tire. We were lucky in those days. Training was just something that happened naturally. Easier when you're 15 I guess .
post #71 of 78
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One time Vermont bicycle touring stopped and checked on my buddy because it was hot and he was kind of laying on the side of the road..
I had a memorable run-in with VT Bicycle Touring (VBT) as well once. A friend and I were riding around the Ludlow / Okemo area. We stopped at some country store to refill bottles and got to chatting with a group from VBT that had a rest stop setup there. I asked one of the VBT riders how his day was going and he replied "awesome! We just had the most incredible descent. Musta been doing close to 50!"

Well, my friend and I hadn't had any fast descents recently, so I hesitantly asked which road they had just come down. Needless to say, he pointed up the road that my friend and I were about to go up. My buddy let out something unrepeatable. The VBT guide looked at us and asked if we were headed up what they just came down. We nodded and he said "sorry to hear that" and one of the riders mentioned "good luck". : Greeeaaaaattttttttt.

It turned out to not be as bad a climb as I thought it would be. Long with a couple steeper sections, but it wasn't like some wishing-to-die type climb. I was glad to see the top though. I thought the ensuing descent (i.e., the side VBT must have come up) was pretty steep as well, but maybe their support van drove them to the top so that they could experience a fast windy descent. I sure wasn't going to turn around, find them again, and ask.
post #72 of 78
201 K , 124 miles...this morning
post #73 of 78

Far

Did LOTOJA yesterday.

205 miles; 7585' of climbing (over the three passes I've talked about before); 20.7 mph average for the race; 9:56:46 total time.

Took 1st in Citizen's 35-44. And BTW - I'm 44 years old. Have to teach those young guys a lesson when I can.

I'll post pics when I get them on my pc.

HB
post #74 of 78
That is friggin awesome HB! Major kudos to you. :::
post #75 of 78
Congratulations HB !!!
post #76 of 78
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Originally Posted by HarkinBanks View Post
Did LOTOJA yesterday.

205 miles; 7585' of climbing (over the three passes I've talked about before); 20.7 mph average for the race; 9:56:46 total time.

Took 1st in Citizen's 35-44. And BTW - I'm 44 years old. Have to teach those young guys a lesson when I can.

I'll post pics when I get them on my pc.

HB
That's pretty damn impressive, HB!

I did 77 miles on Sunday, with 6400' of climbing. Basically did it solo, as I drafted for a total of 2-3 minutes out of 4:33, and only averaged 17.0. And, yes, I'm younger than you. I did notice one guy on my ride who was on a Litespeed Ti SS Fixie! That's nuts!
post #77 of 78
Finished our ride from Prague to Lepuy, 1800 km. Took five weeks, two days of rain, only had to carry panniers and bike separately twice. Czech Republic French pre Alps, German river valleys and Swiss ferrry boats were the best parts.

We've now covered 3400 kms of Pilgrimmage trails to Santiago on mountain bikes.
post #78 of 78
I'm currently nursing a rib injury that'll keep me off the bike for a couple of weeks - a needed break, in all honesty.

I've completed 6 century rides this year, and a lot more metric centuries.

This year, my longest single-day effort is 112 miles with 8,300 feet of climbing. Most vertical in a day this year was 12,000 feet and change over 103 miles (the Mountain Mama Road Bike Challenge in VA/WV).

I'm training to ride Paris-Brest-Paris next year, which requires that I complete a brev├ęt series of 200km, 300km, 400km and 600km to qualify. PBP is 1,200km - a good slog - with a 90 hour cutoff time for completion. Should be fun.

And somewhere, in the midst of this, I'll ski.
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