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kbasa 05-23-2010 09:08 PM

<iframe src="http://ridewithgps.com/trips/44267/embed" height="500px" width="100%" frameborder="0"></iframe>

What I did yesterday. There's a sort of messed up section by the Altamont Pass, so this overstates the route by about 9 miles. If you mouse over the graph at the bottom, it'll show you where that is on the map. Free, too!

EvilGenius 05-23-2010 09:31 PM

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Originally Posted by kbasa
<iframe src="http://ridewithgps.com/trips/44267/embed" height="500px" width="100%" frameborder="0"></iframe>

What I did yesterday. There's a sort of messed up section by the Altamont Pass, so this overstates the route by about 9 miles. If you mouse over the graph at the bottom, it'll show you where that is on the map. Free, too!

How long did it take?

kbasa 05-23-2010 09:38 PM

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How long did it take?

Avg. speed was 14.5. We rolled out about 9:10 and got back about 3:50. What's that? 7 hours including SAG stops? (we had 4).

We left next to last and finished FIRST.

slackmeyer 05-23-2010 11:15 PM

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Originally Posted by kbasa
Avg. speed was 14.5. We rolled out about 9:10 and got back about 3:50. What's that? 7 hours including SAG stops? (we had 4).

We left next to last and finished FIRST.

That's a good average, congrats. The wind musta sucked.

That ride with gps program is great, I've been using it quite a bit lately- mostly for motorcycling, but it's even better for biking, with the elevation chart.

Dave, have you ridden geysers road on a pedal bike? I did that a couple weeks ago, it's a great loop from healdsburg, check it out.

Askel 05-24-2010 04:06 AM

http://www.chequamegon100.com/

Wow, just wow. Less than half the registered riders even took the start line. Still waiting to see the results, but I'd be surprised if half of those who did even finished.

Twelve and half fucking hours for me. It hurt from the start and never let up.

I'm looking forward to not racing for a while.

Bimble 05-24-2010 04:42 AM

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Twelve and half fucking hours for me. It hurt from the start and never let up.

I'm looking forward to not racing for a while.

Ouch. I was wondering how recovered you would be for this a week after the Almanzo.

The Jesse James century is the weekend before the Gentlemen's, but I'm going to pass. A week just is not enough time to get my legs back.

Was the course tough?

PMC 05-24-2010 05:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Askel
http://www.chequamegon100.com/

Wow, just wow. Less than half the registered riders even took the start line. Still waiting to see the results, but I'd be surprised if half of those who did even finished.

Twelve and half fucking hours for me. It hurt from the start and never let up.

I'm looking forward to not racing for a while.

That looked brutal
My buddy Dave pulled out at Rock Lake. His back was totally shot and had smacked his chin on the steerer tube/stem after bouncing off a tree just before OO. He was one of a couple guys on Fargos.

Having ridden most of those trails I'd have to say that would have been the hardest 100 miles I can imagine putting together. Miles and miles and miles and miles of rocky single track. Add in a little rain on the northern leg of it and wow.
The wife of one of the racers who I was chatting with said something like "He has ridden all of these trails before when we've been up on vacation but we did them over the week, not all in one day."

Congrats to all that finished. That was epic

I kept an eye out for you but missed you. I was at the Hatchery, OO and Namakagon but moved on as soon as my two friends were through.

Askel 05-24-2010 07:23 AM

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Originally Posted by PMC
That looked brutal
My buddy Dave pulled out at Rock Lake. His back was totally shot and had smacked his chin on the steerer tube/stem after bouncing off a tree just before OO. He was one of a couple guys on Fargos.

Even attempting this with drop bars and rigid fork... hard core... :thumb

That course was pretty brutal. If I never see a baby head rock again, it'll be too soon. :lol3

Even looking at the GPS route beforehand didn't give me any idea how tough this thing would be. I'm glad I did it, but I'd really have to think long and hard about attempting it again (and shelling out the money for a full suspension bike that I consider pretty much required for a second attempt at it. :D )

kbasa 05-24-2010 08:09 AM

My head would have exploded.

Bimble 05-24-2010 05:04 PM

Ohhhhhh Askellllllll...
 
http://www.arrowheadultra.com/blogger/blogger.html

:augie

The trail: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_tra...ead/index.html

ErrinV 05-24-2010 05:25 PM

Rode my second Brevet this weekend. It worked out perfectly with it starting in Big Bear on Saturday. We got to watch the finish of Stage 6 on Friday and then ride 126 miles on Saturday.

Next up is a 300k brevet around San Luis Obispo.

Askel 05-24-2010 07:49 PM


I've been following that race for a couple of years now... And well... a Pugsley is still on the short list for my next bike.

Still- and this is something I've been kind of struggling with as of late. I've sort of hit my limit in bike racing. There's lots of things I'd like to do (Trans Wisconsin, Arrowhead 135, Tour Divide, etc...), but I'm just lacking the time and money to pull it off successfully.

I'm thinking maybe now's the time to focus on the racing I really enjoy- cyclocross and gravel road racing, and try to suck as little as possible at them.

Bimble 05-24-2010 08:17 PM

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...I'm thinking maybenow'ss the time to focus on the racing I really enjoy-cyclocrosss and gravel road racing, and try to suck as little as possible at them.

That's why I let off on tri and running. I got away from bicycling even though that is what I enjoy most. I've been perennially unprepared to do the riding I want. So, I've focused on getting ready for the Gentlemen's in September and will continue to do more of the gravel series next year. Maybe even a rando or two. Those have been an unfulfilled goal for too long.

For now, I'll jot a note down that the Arrowhead exists and follow it. In the mean time, I have some great gravel roads not six miles from my doorstep and the WTB Wolverines I just threw on rock mightily on them.

:D

Flaco 05-25-2010 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by kbasa
Avg. speed was 14.5. We rolled out about 9:10 and got back about 3:50. What's that? 7 hours including SAG stops? (we had 4).

We left next to last and finished FIRST.

Nice job.

YakSpout 05-25-2010 10:20 AM

Any word on Force bicycles? I'm completely unfamiliar with them, but Performance and a couple of other stores nearby just started carrying their road bikes. I did a quick Google and the only that comes up in the first couple pages are their own press releases and some Giro results.

I looked at their frames and they use larger tubes on their larger frame sizes, which they say helps stiffness. Is that just marketing garbage? As a clyde riding a 62cm, I'm looking for something that won't blow up on me while I try to pedal off some of my extra poundage and continue training for the MS150 in mid-October.


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