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Old 07-19-2013, 07:15 PM   #30091
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Tried to take it easy. the wind was not a big help in that on the way out.
Very slow to keep my hr down. I think the max speed is a bit off.
I'm not sure the wind was quite that strong at my back on the hill.



Tomorrow I hope to get out for a longer ride. I'm going to try and take it fairly easy and see how things go.
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:03 PM   #30092
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cool, see you there! I'll be camping with the better half again this year and I'm REALLY hoping for better weather than last year.
Hey Ridge, You gonna race the High Point Crit next weekend?
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:51 AM   #30093
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I've given up trying for Personal Records on individual Strava segments for the time being, in favor of improving my endurance by maintaining a high speed over the entire course. That usually tires me out too much to hope for any PR's, but yesterday was different. Yesterday I not only achieved my best overall time yet, but beat my previous records on two of the hardest segments. These are segments I usually save my strength for by going slow everywhere else, so I'm very surprised to see these results. I'm not certain it has anything to do with the racing class I'm taking, but after 3 classes my Functional Power Threshold has increased by about 40 Watts, so that has to be worth something.
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:56 AM   #30094
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Hey Ridge, You gonna race the High Point Crit next weekend?
Not this year. I'll be racing in PA that weekend. I will be racing the crossroads series the following weekend though and should be good for Reidsville crit, Old Salem and Carolina Cup.
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:58 AM   #30095
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Could be worse I figure. I hear those Brooks saddles take ages to break in. And how do you know if you like it until it breaks in?
I recall buying a new big headed rivet Professionals back in the 70s but it was just rock hard - very thick, unyielding leather. I gave up after only a short mileage and moved onto a plastic jobby which was fine.
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:01 PM   #30096
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I like the 500 as well.

The 500's maps and course direction features are useless. If you need working maps or directions you need a different Garmin.
Thank you for the info. That takes the 500 off the wish list. I'll just continue to bolt the Zumo to the bars for those rare rides when I go off into unknown territory.

Does anybody know if the Garmin 800 mapping works worth a shit?
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Old 07-20-2013, 04:56 PM   #30097
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New to Vermont, new to the yogi bears hanging out near the trail. Needs me a bear bell..
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:11 PM   #30098
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My Saturday ride. Couldn't drag my self up the big hill down by the beach, but I got there and back and rode the last 12 miles in what we get here as pouring sprinkle.

Nice to ride again in warm rain.



Rain in Southern California. In the Summer!


Made quite the mess.
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Old 07-20-2013, 06:09 PM   #30099
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My Saturday ride. Couldn't drag my self up the big hill down by the beach, but I got there and back and rode the last 12 miles in what we get here as pouring sprinkle.

Nice to ride again in warm rain.




Nice Job, Head! We rode 35 uphill today, with 90F and 75 Dew Point! T Storms tonight are supposed to break the HHH. We are planning to ride around 60 tomorrow, then get in the Tuesday ride. Next weekend, We are going to do 70 on sunday. We'll be ready for the hills in VT the following week!
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:39 PM   #30100
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It was actually cold on the coast. Riding back and getting wetter and wetter I never got uncomfortable, but I got dirty.

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Old 07-20-2013, 08:03 PM   #30101
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Flemish tan lines in summer? In SoCal? Man, I'd pay good money to get some precip up here right now.
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:55 PM   #30102
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I'd forgotten about that phrase.
I missed all the Spring classics this year, mostly since my hotels didn't have anything other than analogue SPEED. There was a time in my life when I regularly came home sopping in "Flemmish Tan" The original spray on tan.

I also wore through my rear tire to the orange inner layer. So, once I cleaned up and could walk, drove to the LBS and dropped $128 on two folding tires.
They are installed now, but the bike is a gritty mess.
I'll go for my first run since I've been home tomorrow morning.
Kinda looking forward to that, then out to breakfast with the wife, and back in time to stream MotoGP live.
Monday I start a second task at work, so the trick will be to get enough done every day so I don't have to work overtime and impact my workouts.

ANd the best part of our little rain? Cool and calm evening and the air smells great. Man, I like rain.
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Flemish tan lines in summer? In SoCal? Man, I'd pay good money to get some precip up here right now.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:55 AM   #30103
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It hard being patient, trying to wait for the storms to pass so I can get a ride in. Been waiting 3.5hrs so far.

My new CX bike should be in this week
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:40 AM   #30104
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New to Vermont, new to the yogi bears hanging out near the trail. Needs me a bear bell..
If you got a roadie, be sure and ride the Smuggler's Notch Loop.
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:40 AM   #30105
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Got out for a nice CX ride this morning, early enough to beat the heat but late enough to avoid the mountain lion buffet and not need my big light.




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