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Old 05-01-2013, 06:42 AM   #28486
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Ridge. That was a metric shitload of Rule #5 right there! It has gotten me to thinking about that 100 mile MTB ride here locally that I've signed up for...it's unsupported. I'm gonna have to hitch up a BOB trailer just to carry all the food I'll need to make it through!
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:12 AM   #28487
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Nedster,

Check out the Ride 2 Divide. I have a friend here training for it right now.

That animal spent 10 hours on his trainer a couple weeks ago.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:52 AM   #28488
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Ridge. That was a metric shitload of Rule #5 right there! It has gotten me to thinking about that 100 mile MTB ride here locally that I've signed up for...it's unsupported. I'm gonna have to hitch up a BOB trailer just to carry all the food I'll need to make it through!

Thanks and I think you should absolutely attempt any ride/race where you think you can find and exceed your limits. It's only then where we find our true potential and will to finish. Good homework is key and knowing what you're getting into will help immensely with preparation. How much single track vs. double track? How much elevation and what are the climbs like? Long and grinding or short and punchy?

In short; prepare for the worst, hope for the best and deal with the rest.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:10 AM   #28489
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phew. this site says its a 37% grade.

http://www.frontiernet.net/~rochball...wns/canton.htm

ah, other sources say, that 37% grade is only for 6.5 meters :)

SF has a couple streets that are 30%+ for nearly a full block. they are closed to traffic, however.
We've got Fargo Street here in LA. (2blks at ~32%) The LA Wheelmen host a Fargo climb every year for bragging rights. Some really interesting custom bikes show up just for that climb.



And there's an unsanctioned Dirty Dozen variant out here, too.

http://truelovehealth.com/2013/04/12...ril-28th-2013/

It was on my mom's birthday this year, but I'm thinking next year I may give it a shot.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:47 AM   #28490
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My top end is starting to come back. Rode the Wed nite hammerfest and while I still got dropped on the first hill, I DID manage to stay in contact thru the second AND managed to be fresh enough to launch a suicide attack right before the final sprint line. Still came in 3rd, but if I'd have waited like a smart sprinter...

I was comfortable pulling the pack along at darn near 50kph and even more comfortable sitting in. I could sit up on the hoods and toodle down the road behind everyone.

Feels good to get some of my my fitness back finally. Its been a long, slow, grind getting here.

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Old 05-02-2013, 05:33 AM   #28491
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My top end is starting to come back. Rode the Wed nite hammerfest and while I still got dropped on the first hill, I DID manage to stay in contact thru the second AND managed to be fresh enough to launch a suicide attack right before the final sprint line. Still came in 3rd, but if I'd have waited like a smart sprinter...

I was comfortable pulling the pack along at darn near 50kph and even more comfortable sitting in. I could sit up on the hoods and toodle down the road behind everyone.

Feels good to get some of my my fitness back finally. Its been a long, slow, grind getting here.

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Old 05-02-2013, 07:30 AM   #28492
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My top end is starting to come back. Rode the Wed nite hammerfest and while I still got dropped on the first hill, I DID manage to stay in contact thru the second AND managed to be fresh enough to launch a suicide attack right before the final sprint line. Still came in 3rd, but if I'd have waited like a smart sprinter...

I was comfortable pulling the pack along at darn near 50kph and even more comfortable sitting in. I could sit up on the hoods and toodle down the road behind everyone.

Feels good to get some of my my fitness back finally. Its been a long, slow, grind getting here.

M
Statistically you'd have a better baseline on your performance if you rode alone, sitting up in the pack and pulling them at tempo really means nothing in reference to performance. If the gruppo compacto all rode independently and tracked the ride via Strava, you'd know who was the best. Sprinter's tactics have no place in cycling, and are not an indication of performance. The whole 1st over the line is the winner is overrated.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:57 AM   #28493
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Just got the MTB back from the mechanic. The late-race mechanical failure was due to an "exploded" B-limit screw according to him. He said it was completely absent and had forced the derailleur pulleys into my cogs. I could have manually set the gear I wanted to ride in and it would have stayed there, but unless I carried an extra limit screw, that would have been the extent of any roadside repair. It was an unusual failure and not one he had seen before.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:08 AM   #28494
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Statistically you'd have a better baseline on your performance if you rode alone, sitting up in the pack and pulling them at tempo really means nothing in reference to performance. If the gruppo compacto all rode independently and tracked the ride via Strava, you'd know who was the best. Sprinter's tactics have no place in cycling, and are not an indication of performance. The whole 1st over the line is the winner is overrated.
Nice job on the train derailment... Or are you trying to get this thread back on track?
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:10 AM   #28495
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My top end is starting to come back. Rode the Wed nite hammerfest and while I still got dropped on the first hill, I DID manage to stay in contact thru the second AND managed to be fresh enough to launch a suicide attack right before the final sprint line. Still came in 3rd, but if I'd have waited like a smart sprinter...

I was comfortable pulling the pack along at darn near 50kph and even more comfortable sitting in. I could sit up on the hoods and toodle down the road behind everyone.

Feels good to get some of my my fitness back finally. Its been a long, slow, grind getting here.

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Old 05-02-2013, 08:29 AM   #28496
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Nice job on the train derailment... Or are you trying to get this thread back on track?
I try my best.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:58 AM   #28497
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:33 AM   #28498
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Speaking of Strava, the one thing I have wished it could do ever since I started using it back in July of last year, apparently it can do

And that is, list all of my times for a particular segment to see improvement over time.

A very cool feature. Especially in seeing that since I started riding last summer, the first segment of the local trail I mainly ride I have decreased my time from 16:30 to almost 10 minutes flat. Very nice improvement!

Why I also like Strava, I can see that the fastest guy listed is at 7 minutes flat, and a lot of the "really in shape" guys I know are in the 8-9 minute range. So, this tells me that I have improved greatly in the past 8 months, and it tells me where I have to go. This is very cool information, for training purposes only.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:52 AM   #28499
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Statistically you'd have a better baseline on your performance if you rode alone, sitting up in the pack and pulling them at tempo really means nothing in reference to performance. If the gruppo compacto all rode independently and tracked the ride via Strava, you'd know who was the best. Sprinter's tactics have no place in cycling, and are not an indication of performance. The whole 1st over the line is the winner is overrated.
Yeah, no shit, huh?!

Man! am I stoopit or what?!

I'm basically building fitness for cross season. I don't plan on being fast till fall at the earliest.

Rode too hard last nite (for a rest week) so off today and toodle on Fri for 90min or so. Training starts up again Sat. I'll do a gravel ride and work on attacking the hills again.

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Old 05-02-2013, 11:55 AM   #28500
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Just got the MTB back from the mechanic. The late-race mechanical failure was due to an "exploded" B-limit screw according to him. He said it was completely absent and had forced the derailleur pulleys into my cogs. I could have manually set the gear I wanted to ride in and it would have stayed there, but unless I carried an extra limit screw, that would have been the extent of any roadside repair. It was an unusual failure and not one he had seen before.
You may have been able to jam a stick in there, but you'd have to A. know exactly what went wrong and B. have the mental acuity to recognize that a fix is possible. Didn't sound like you had either at the time your failure happened.

You're a better man than I am. That many hours on the bike?!

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