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Old 08-30-2014, 09:24 PM   #34996
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Wow!
Excellent effort.


Or should I say,

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Well, I made it

63 miles, 4,600 of climbing, 6229 cals at an average of 13.6.

The hills were KILLER - we did 3 of them on the trot followed by a ride into a town and then out again up ANOTHER killer hill.

Overall, I enjoyed it - I only really struggled on some of the hills - my buddies had to wait for me (thank John and Jim) and I really started to run out of gas at the end but it was not quite as bad as I thought it would be.

My racer buddy decided to ride to/from the start so he ended up with a 104 miles day

I particularly like the re-hydrating last night
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Old 08-31-2014, 03:21 AM   #34997
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Well, I made it

63 miles, 4,600 of climbing, 6229 cals at an average of 13.6.

The hills were KILLER - we did 3 of them on the trot followed by a ride into a town and then out again up ANOTHER killer hill.

Overall, I enjoyed it - I only really struggled on some of the hills - my buddies had to wait for me (thank John and Jim) and I really started to run out of gas at the end but it was not quite as bad as I thought it would be.

My racer buddy decided to ride to/from the start so he ended up with a 104 miles day

I particularly like the re-hydrating last night
Good job

Riding partners; they can make a ride something to look back at with fond memories or just a pain slog.
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Old 08-31-2014, 06:04 AM   #34998
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Well, I made it

63 miles, 4,600 of climbing, 6229 cals at an average of 13.6.

The hills were KILLER - we did 3 of them on the trot followed by a ride into a town and then out again up ANOTHER killer hill.

Overall, I enjoyed it - I only really struggled on some of the hills - my buddies had to wait for me (thank John and Jim) and I really started to run out of gas at the end but it was not quite as bad as I thought it would be.

My racer buddy decided to ride to/from the start so he ended up with a 104 miles day

I particularly like the re-hydrating last night
Did you go clockwise or counterclockwise? I recall Weirs Beach to Center Harbor as being pretty much constant hills. UP! DOWN! UP! DOWN!
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Old 08-31-2014, 11:06 AM   #34999
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I'll be the guy in a Ducati Paris, black ball cap, and Lyndon Poskitt Racing shirt walking around with some hottie on my arm.
Shh, she doesn't read this stuff.


Nice meeting you and your wife- we enjoyed it.
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Old 08-31-2014, 03:26 PM   #35000
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Well, I made it

63 miles, 4,600 of climbing, 6229 cals at an average of 13.6.

The hills were KILLER - we did 3 of them on the trot followed by a ride into a town and then out again up ANOTHER killer hill.

Overall, I enjoyed it - I only really struggled on some of the hills - my buddies had to wait for me (thank John and Jim) and I really started to run out of gas at the end but it was not quite as bad as I thought it would be.

My racer buddy decided to ride to/from the start so he ended up with a 104 miles day

I particularly like the re-hydrating last night


Well done!
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Old 08-31-2014, 03:31 PM   #35001
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Do you know what we forgot to do?
We forgot to get a photo.
Great to meet you and your wife Gerry.
That was the perfect send off for a day crossing the desert.
We hit 110 west of Blythe.

Time to find a tall cold one and fire up that pool. I need a soak.
Again, thanks for taking the time to come out and meet up with us unknown folks form the interwebs.
We need to hear some more travel stories.

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My wife is in also so you'll get to meet the woman who makes me a better person.
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Old 08-31-2014, 04:18 PM   #35002
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Hey Head, I see you have a 990 R. Were you in WI racing supermoto?

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Old 08-31-2014, 04:32 PM   #35003
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Unknown? Heck, we've know each other for years. We just never met until today. Keep our numbers handy and if you ever need me to run check on your dad and step-mom, just reach out.

Picture? We don keed no stinkin pictures.

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Do you know what we forgot to do?
We forgot to get a photo.
Great to meet you and your wife Gerry.
That was the perfect send off for a day crossing the desert.
We hit 110 west of Blythe.

Time to find a tall cold one and fire up that pool. I need a soak.
Again, thanks for taking the time to come out and meet up with us unknown folks form the interwebs.
We need to hear some more travel stories.
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Old 08-31-2014, 04:44 PM   #35004
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Mt Hamilton repeats yesterday. 29,000' of climbing this week. Training for the Everest Challenge stage race at the end of September- 29,035' of climbing in two days, in the eastern Sierra. It's kind of like two Death Rides in a row, but with longer climbs, higher altitude and more steep parts. And it's a sanctioned race, though there is a non-race "tourist" division.

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Old 08-31-2014, 04:56 PM   #35005
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Mt Hamilton repeats yesterday. 29,000' of climbing this week. Training for the Everest Challenge stage race at the end of September- 29,035' of climbing in two days, in the eastern Sierra. It's kind of like two Death Rides in a row, but with longer climbs, higher altitude and more steep parts.
Sounds like a fun race!
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Old 08-31-2014, 08:19 PM   #35006
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Unknown? Heck, we've know each other for years. We just never met until today. Keep our numbers handy and if you ever need me to run check on your dad and step-mom, just reach out.

Picture? We don keed no stinkin pictures.
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Old 08-31-2014, 08:20 PM   #35007
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Sounds like a squirrel.

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Mountain biking has really improved my bike handling skillz. This morning on the way back to the parking lot, a kid suddenly swerved left in front of me and another rider, sending him directly into my path. With no time to brake, I t-boned him, knocking him flat on his side, and rode right over him. The kid just picked up his bike and continued on his way as if nothing had happened.
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Old 08-31-2014, 08:22 PM   #35008
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Hahaha

Not this old man.
I am a Starbuck's advrider.

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Hey Head, I see you have a 990 R. Were you in WI racing supermoto?

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Old 08-31-2014, 08:25 PM   #35009
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I'll be a little later than usual tomorrow.
I'll have to see what I feel like come morning. Right now, I'm hammered. The drive forth and back across the desert took some energy out of me.
I'll post up and message when I wake up. I did swap the pedals on the bike when I got home before the post drive fatigue set in.
Feels humid here now.

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You were right by my neighborhood!

If you ever want want to do a spin in the area let me know, I'm always up for a pedal:)!


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Old 08-31-2014, 10:46 PM   #35010
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I'll be a little later than usual tomorrow.
I'll have to see what I feel like come morning. Right now, I'm hammered. The drive forth and back across the desert took some energy out of me.
I'll post up and message when I wake up. I did swap the pedals on the bike when I got home before the post drive fatigue set in.
Feels humid here now.
Sounds good. I am thinking I may have to be pedaling earlier then expected so maybe see you out there? Was looking to do just a quick 40-45 miles allong the path and then onto daddy duty:)


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