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Old 05-06-2012, 07:51 AM   #23791
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Mission accomplished. Total of 102 miles on the odo in 6:23 at an avg speed of 15.9. My little brother rode it in 4:54, but he had to jump off and walk his bike up the steepest part of Burkhalter.
You'll both be crushing it when nationals comes to yer town, then!

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Old 05-06-2012, 09:51 AM   #23792
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Hey Markjenn,

How 'bout a square taper crank arm puller?

Btw, to re-install the crankarms do you simply tighten the crank arm bolt to spec? Or do you need to press it back onto the spindle?
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:54 AM   #23793
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Quick question: If I wnat to sit around on the forums and brag about doing a century, do I have to do it solo or does a group effort count? I did 67 miles in a group yesterday and it seemed pretty easy. I think 100 miles with 8-10 modestly fit riders is doable.
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:02 AM   #23794
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Hey Markjenn,

How 'bout a square taper crank arm puller?

Btw, to re-install the crankarms do you simply tighten the crank arm bolt to spec? Or do you need to press it back onto the spindle?
Tightening the bolt to spec will press it back on Jim.
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:05 AM   #23795
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Quick question: If I wnat to sit around on the forums and brag about doing a century, do I have to do it solo or does a group effort count? I did 67 miles in a group yesterday and it seemed pretty easy. I think 100 miles with 8-10 modestly fit riders is doable.
If you can ride 67 solo, having someone to draft will make the longer ride cake.

My tale of woe comes next:

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Old 05-06-2012, 11:06 AM   #23796
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So I got goat-roped into helping a buddy with his Devil's Backbone ride. Its 2+ hrs away at Wintergreen, so I'm up at 0430 and driving by a little after 0500.

Get there earlier than expected and waited for people to show. ...and waited... and... Helped set up the PA system, etc.

So 1000 (ride start) comes up and I'm assigned to stop traffic till the riders leave the parking lot. (which I do) Then I can hop on the bike and head out with em.

So there's 100+ cyclists wandering up the road to the first turn.

Up a hill.

So I'm riding thru the backmarkers and catch up to a guy on a similar bike to mine and start chit-chatting about steel cross bikes. We'd just climbed a steep section of the road and I was kvetching about it. ...till he sez 'too bad we haven't gotten to the steep part yet.'



Yup. Around the corner is a wall of road. 21% pitching straight up into the woods.



People were struggling with the pitch. People were getting off and walking. People were 'paperboy-ing' across the road () in order to get up and over it. It was probably the steepest thing I've climbed in about forever. Really amazing that I was in my lowest gear, standing up on it, and barely moving faster'n a walk.

As we crested the hill, it turned to dirt/gravel. Wheee! Till the ripple bumps.

Hey! There's a water bottle!

Lookit! There's more!

Someone's gonna be upset that they lost their bottle... ...then *I* looked down, and sure nuff! one of mine was gone too.

More in a bit. Gotta get gas for the big mower

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Old 05-06-2012, 11:06 AM   #23797
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So I'm bouncing down the gravel road and my handlebars slip in the stem. I'm fixin to have a REAL fun time if I don't do something fast, since I couldn't stop right there, I switched to braking in the drops and kept going downhill till I hit a flat spot in the road.

Whew!

Broke out the wrenches and tightened that bitch back up! Onwards and downwards!

Ended up on the tarmac for a bit. Wound around a creek/valley then right and up.

...and up

...and up

...and up

I swear I must've climbed for 30-40min. I passed a bunch of people 'cause if I didn't spin at a certain cadence, I was stopping dead in my tracks. Its funny, but its easier to go a little faster than it is to sit back and grind.

I'd pass someone, ask em a question to keep my mind of the interminable climb I was on, then catch the next person. Repeat till you hit the top of the hill.

...but the decent was worth it! Even in the rain. Oh, did I mention that as soon as the ride started it started to rain? It did. Thankfully, it was warm, and not 50deg! THAT woulda sucked out loud.

So at the bottoms of the hills, I took my jacket off. Put it back on on the way down the hill. I must've gone in and out of my jacket a dozen times over the course of the ride. Its a skill, putting a jacket on on the move. Not for the faint of heart!

So I get to the bottom of what felt like a 45mph downhill and there's a rest stop! Woot!

...except I didn't see my buddy there. The whole way up the hill I kept thinking he was a sadistic, evil little man and I was gonna kick his ass.

Then I turned right at the short ride cutoff.

Short may equal short, but it sure nuff didn't equal easy. I could just see him laughing: I'll show those short ride pansies! I'll send em up something EVEN STEEPER than the first climb. I'll make it LONGER too! That hill sucked all the life out of my legs lemme tell ya. I was paperboying across the road like my life depended on it. Cause it DID!

So I got over the first bit, rounded the corner and there's another one.

Got around THAT corner and guess what?! Something as steep or steeper yet again! As long or longer! This one topped out on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I chatted with a couple of hikers for a few minutes and headed down another screaming downhill. This one told the truckers to watch out, cause there were 15% downgrades.

So I get to the bottom of the hill and see a 'turn right sign' for the ride. OK. Kewl. One more hill...

As I'm hoofing it up the hill, I'm looking around. Pretty round here. I wonder if that spring is OK to drink from, I'm about out of water...

So I see another wall in front of me. K. I can make this. Just around the corner! You can do it! Keep on spinning them pedals around.

Hey! Waitaminit! That wall in the field looks REAL familliar! OH SHIT! I'm going up the first hill again! I sure as shootin didn't want to do THAT again! I was already done.

So I went back down the hill in the rain. Didn't bother with the jacket this time. I knew I was close enough to the end that I didn't need it.

2:35 or so of riding time that felt like a lifetime.

IF I get goat roped again in the fall, 1. I'm staying down there the night the night before, 2. I'm getting a bigger cassette, and 3. not running knobbies

All in all, it was more of an accomplishment than what I'd call fun. I'm not built to go up hills. I'm built to go fast on the flats. Damn little skinny bastards think the world revolves around climbing! I'll show him next time we're out riding.

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Old 05-06-2012, 06:59 PM   #23798
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Yay! We are gonna be the host city for the USA Cycling Championships for 2013-15.

http://www.usacycling.org/chattanoog...-nationals.htm
Chattanooga is such a fantastic city. It will make a great venue for the event. I am anxious to see what kind of course thay will lay out.
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:33 AM   #23799
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New personal record

I set a new personal record on Sunday when I drove out to the mountain bike trails at Santos. I arrived there at 10:00 in the morning and rode until noon, stopping only briefly to eat. By the time I exited the trail, my odometer showed that I'd accumulated a total of 61.5 miles! That's the longest distance I've traveled on any bike, on or off road. Given how much more effort it takes to ride over rocks, roots, and sand, I honestly don't know how I made it that far. It was so hot out (93F) that I had to refill my CamelBack three times, sucking down the last few drops as I exited the trail. I figure I must have sweated off a gallon of water in that time.

The bad news is that I still suck at the really difficult Red trails. Clearly I'm going to need a lot more practice at climbing and descending really steep hills littered with rocks and roots. The good news is that I discovered that on the easy Yellow trails, my road bike endurance training allows me to outpace much more skilled mountain bike riders. It was immensely gratifying to catch up to and pass all the guys who had earlier passed me on the rough sections of the trail.
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:46 AM   #23800
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I set a new personal record on Sunday when I drove out to the mountain bike trails at Santos. I arrived there at 10:00 in the morning and rode until noon, stopping only briefly to eat. By the time I exited the trail, my odometer showed that I'd accumulated a total of 61.5 miles! That's the longest distance I've traveled on any bike, on or off road. Given how much more effort it takes to ride over rocks, roots, and sand, I honestly don't know how I made it that far. It was so hot out (93F) that I had to refill my CamelBack three times, sucking down the last few drops as I exited the trail. I figure I must have sweated off a gallon of water in that time.

The bad news is that I still suck at the really difficult Red trails. Clearly I'm going to need a lot more practice at climbing and descending really steep hills littered with rocks and roots. The good news is that I discovered that on the easy Yellow trails, my road bike endurance training allows me to outpace much more skilled mountain bike riders. It was immensely gratifying to catch up to and pass all the guys who had earlier passed me on the rough sections of the trail.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:56 AM   #23801
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That is a load of miles climbing on a mtb.

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I set a new personal record on Sunday when I drove out to the mountain bike trails at Santos. I arrived there at 10:00 in the morning and rode until noon, stopping only briefly to eat. By the time I exited the trail, my odometer showed that I'd accumulated a total of 61.5 miles! That's the longest distance I've traveled on any bike, on or off road. Given how much more effort it takes to ride over rocks, roots, and sand, I honestly don't know how I made it that far. It was so hot out (93F) that I had to refill my CamelBack three times, sucking down the last few drops as I exited the trail. I figure I must have sweated off a gallon of water in that time.

The bad news is that I still suck at the really difficult Red trails. Clearly I'm going to need a lot more practice at climbing and descending really steep hills littered with rocks and roots. The good news is that I discovered that on the easy Yellow trails, my road bike endurance training allows me to outpace much more skilled mountain bike riders. It was immensely gratifying to catch up to and pass all the guys who had earlier passed me on the rough sections of the trail.
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:43 AM   #23802
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2013 "Vacation"

Next year's vacation has been approved by SWMBO -

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1400-km or 870 miles in 116 hours from London to Edinburgh and then back to London.

Actually, when you break it down, it's essentially 300 km or 186 miles a day for 4 days and then 200 km (120 miles) on the last day. Easy.

The current plans are to go over a week early and do the tourist thing - then, pack up K7Wife and K&daughter and send them home while I do the ride. Or, they may stick around a bit longer - up to them.
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:16 AM   #23803
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The bad news is that I still suck at the really difficult Red trails. Clearly I'm going to need a lot more practice at climbing and descending really steep hills littered with rocks and roots.
I found a video of the infamous Vortex red trail that kicked my ass yesterday. Those who have suffered the misfortune of having been on it know that it's much more treacherous in reality than the video makes it appear. I'm just happy to have survived it intact.

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Old 05-07-2012, 10:26 AM   #23804
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:41 PM   #23805
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i set a new personal record on sunday when i drove out to the mountain bike trails at santos. I arrived there at 10:00 in the morning and rode until noon, stopping only briefly to eat. By the time i exited the trail, my odometer showed that i'd accumulated a total of 61.5 miles! That's the longest distance i've traveled on any bike, on or off road. Given how much more effort it takes to ride over rocks, roots, and sand, i honestly don't know how i made it that far. It was so hot out (93f) that i had to refill my camelback three times, sucking down the last few drops as i exited the trail. I figure i must have sweated off a gallon of water in that time.

the bad news is that i still suck at the really difficult red trails. Clearly i'm going to need a lot more practice at climbing and descending really steep hills littered with rocks and roots. The good news is that i discovered that on the easy yellow trails, my road bike endurance training allows me to outpace much more skilled mountain bike riders. It was immensely gratifying to catch up to and pass all the guys who had earlier passed me on the rough sections of the trail.
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