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Old 08-16-2009, 04:45 PM   #11851
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Who was it that introduced themselves to me (sweaty guy on the pink Seven cross bike)at the D2R2 yesterday afternoon? My heat addled brain couldn't grasp that you were from Adventure Rider. For some reason I thought you were from Adventure Cyclist, which I used to be a member of. I hope I wasn't rude but I was about to faint from the heat.
Hey, that was me. Nah, you weren't rude. I was pretty heat addled too, and probably not making much sense. I was itching to get back to the finish, sign in, and get some calories and something cold to drink.

Hope you had a good ride. This was my second year in a row doing the 100k, and I plan to be back again, next year.
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Old 08-16-2009, 05:15 PM   #11852
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Just talked to my buddy who did the 170k for the first time. man alive that sounds like sheer hell. He finished at about 6:30 pm, a complete wreck. A coworker did the 170k with a 42/21 as his lowest gear . Can't wait to talk to him tomorrow!
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Old 08-16-2009, 07:59 PM   #11853
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Just talked to my buddy who did the 170k for the first time. man alive that sounds like sheer hell. He finished at about 6:30 pm, a complete wreck. A coworker did the 170k with a 42/21 as his lowest gear . Can't wait to talk to him tomorrow!
42/21 for the 170k? Your coworker must be a monster, and more than a little crazy. My smallest gear was 28/27, and I spent a big chunk of the day slapping desperately at my shifters for a nonexistent lower gear and wishing I'd put a mountain cassette on the bike.

I'd love to do the 170, but I just wasn't fit for it. The 100 is already nearing the limit of what I can do and still call 'fun'.

The first 13 miles was brutal. I knew what I was getting into and I knew I was in poor shape, but the reality of it all was still a slap in the face. And it was hot and I was dehydrated at the start. I emptied both of my water bottles in that first 13 miles. At the checkpoint I made myself drink an entire 24oz bottle of water before setting out again with both bottles full. Even so, I finished one bottle within 8 miles, and had to carefully ration my second bottle during the remaining 15. At the lunch stop I took my time and drank 3 pints of water, and after that I was okay.

Following the lunch stop there's a pretty easy 10 mile spin along the river (I saw probably the same ADVriders you did, but didn't give a salute), followed by about 5 miles of pretty stiff climbing. Only the last mile is really bad -- it's not terribly steep and it's paved, but there's very little shade, and I hit it right at the hottest part of the day when I was already pretty spent.

After the last checkpoint, everything feels a little surreal. There's a bit more climbing (and one of the 2 nastiest descents in the whole ride), but by this time I was so used to it that I just sucked it up without complaint, both relieved and a little sad that the whole thing is almost over.

My time this year was almost an hour longer than last year's, but I was less shattered at the end. I actually had the energy to go spend a couple hours on the trails at Harold Parker, today.
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Old 08-16-2009, 10:38 PM   #11854
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dear god
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and so begins the saddle shopping
again

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Old 08-17-2009, 02:53 AM   #11855
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42/21 for the 170k? Your coworker must be a monster, and more than a little crazy. My smallest gear was 28/27, and I spent a big chunk of the day slapping desperately at my shifters for a nonexistent lower gear and wishing I'd put a mountain cassette on the bike.

I'd love to do the 170, but I just wasn't fit for it. The 100 is already nearing the limit of what I can do and still call 'fun'.

The first 13 miles was brutal. I knew what I was getting into and I knew I was in poor shape, but the reality of it all was still a slap in the face. And it was hot and I was dehydrated at the start. I emptied both of my water bottles in that first 13 miles. At the checkpoint I made myself drink an entire 24oz bottle of water before setting out again with both bottles full. Even so, I finished one bottle within 8 miles, and had to carefully ration my second bottle during the remaining 15. At the lunch stop I took my time and drank 3 pints of water, and after that I was okay.

Following the lunch stop there's a pretty easy 10 mile spin along the river (I saw probably the same ADVriders you did, but didn't give a salute), followed by about 5 miles of pretty stiff climbing. Only the last mile is really bad -- it's not terribly steep and it's paved, but there's very little shade, and I hit it right at the hottest part of the day when I was already pretty spent.

After the last checkpoint, everything feels a little surreal. There's a bit more climbing (and one of the 2 nastiest descents in the whole ride), but by this time I was so used to it that I just sucked it up without complaint, both relieved and a little sad that the whole thing is almost over.

My time this year was almost an hour longer than last year's, but I was less shattered at the end. I actually had the energy to go spend a couple hours on the trails at Harold Parker, today.

I'm sure there's a rational explanation for having this ride in August, but it would be a lot better in Sept or Oct. Last year was the only year I missed, but I seem to recall every year being stupidly hot, especially two years ago.

As for my coworker, he's not normal. It took all my persuasion to get him to leave his fixed gear at home. He raced the Hampshire 100 yesterday and I bet he won the Single Speed class, if not the overall race.
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Old 08-17-2009, 05:59 AM   #11856
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Coworker said he used the 21 cog once and the 19 a few times on the D2R2, but his small ring is a 39. He won the SS Hampshire 100 Single Speed class and took fourth overall. He says he's a "bit tuckered" today. Some guys....
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Old 08-17-2009, 09:11 AM   #11857
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Old 08-17-2009, 09:29 AM   #11858
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dear god
the taint is sore
and so begins the saddle shopping
again

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Yer not supposed to be sitting on the soft tissues in the middle there. Yer supposed to be sittin on yer sit bones.

Sounds like you need to adjust where the saddle is rather than get a new one!

...but I haven't seen you ride, so...

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Old 08-17-2009, 09:31 AM   #11859
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Chain slap?

They all do that

If its something different, you'll hafta tell us

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Old 08-17-2009, 10:18 AM   #11860
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Chain slap?

They all do that

If its something different, you'll hafta tell us

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Hub-slap. And they only do that when TSA opens your meticulously-packed bicycle case and rearranges everything in maximum-carnage mode:



See that strap, holding the two wheels to the top tube? It's supposed to go over the seat tube, specifically to keep the front wheel from sliding forward... Like so:



Just took it to a bike shop here in London. The mechanic said that it looked like the damage was cosmetic, and that if it was simply the hub chipping away, rather than a hard impact, that I shouldn't worry - but, as a precaution, I should be on the lookout for any weirdness, sound, feel or otherwise. What say ye?
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:28 AM   #11861
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whole thing's totalled.
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:31 AM   #11862
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whole thing's totalled.
All it needs is your tires.
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:34 AM   #11863
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All it needs is your tires.

but they're not "tri specific"....


so how was the ride dude?
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:40 AM   #11864
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but they're not "tri specific"....


so how was the ride dude?
I wound up rolling back to bed, and hit Central Park instead. When I get back we'll go, for sure.
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:43 AM   #11865
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I wound up rolling back to bed, and hit Central Park instead. When I get back we'll go, for sure.



CP on a sunny summer saturday...... were you able to get past 8mph ?
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