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Old 06-16-2013, 08:01 PM   #29356
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And here's today. We rode Carson, which was pretty awesome. We rode right by the spot where we had the first ADV event, Hope Valley. That was pretty cool.

While we were heading up today, Tina was playing roving SAG, same as yesterday. Yesterday, one of our guys took a tumble up near one of the lakes and needed to get SAGged back down to Markleeville. It was a great thing Tina was around; she got him down to town, where the wife of one of my team members took a look at him. She's a doctor, so she assessed him and off he went in the ambulance. He's OK today, but he went down hard.

Today's descent from Carson was pretty thrilling. I don't believe I've ever gone that fast that long on a bicycle. At the bottom of the hill, where we turned right, I was carrying a ton of speed and just kicked it up the next hill. I was about halfway up when I finally had to shift down out of top gear and get back in the saddle for the rest of the climb.

It was great. On Death Ride, this is the pass with the ice cream, so the objective is to get there before they run out!

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Old 06-16-2013, 10:17 PM   #29357
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Good stuff, rbrsddn. That's a pretty big weekend!

Dave, you're killing it.

In other news, I continue to suck out loud on the MTB. I need to watch some YouTube vids, get some DVDs, read a book, get a brain transplant from Johnny T....SOMETHING! Even the forest critters avert their eyes in embarrassment. Maybe I should down a couple of martinis before saddling up...courage and anesthesia all in one magic elixir!
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:15 AM   #29358
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Shortest ride ever...

It's been pouring down here every evening for a week, so when the sun appeared briefly, I thought it might be time for a quick ride. 'Quick' turned out to be about 15 minutes... and then the sky opened up again.

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Old 06-17-2013, 04:37 AM   #29359
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Bicycle hooligans?

Britain is known for it's soccer hooligans, now it appears that bicyclists have followed suit. From a post on the UKGS forum today:

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[Cyclists] in London are playing with fire.
They have stooped to new depths in their fight against lorries.
They have been pushing the trailer brake button on trailers, this stops the driver from driving off at traffic lights, as he has to get out of the cab to release the brakes, but more worryingly, some cyclists have been trying to pull the pin that keeps the trailer attached to the unit.

I foresee lots of cyclists injured, as drivers beat the shit out of them

Won't be long before one is crushed under the wheels of the trailer though, as the button for the brake is usually just in front of the rear wheels and you have to reach under the trailer to operate it I know what I would do
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:35 AM   #29360
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It's been pouring down here every evening for a week, so when the sun appeared briefly, I thought it might be time for a quick ride. 'Quick' turned out to be about 15 minutes... and then the sky opened up again.
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What stopped the ride?






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Old 06-17-2013, 08:11 AM   #29361
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Father's Day ride fail.
I failed to ride on father's day.
But, I did get up early, make breakfast and watch MotoGP warm up.
Then my wife and I drove to south county got GPS lost and found. Bought a table for her to re-make into a home desk. Then found a quiet place for lunch at noon exactly.
It's like I'm retired on weekends! I get hungry at noon, and five.
Then back home to clean up the garage so my wife could play with the table project and I would have room for the "Move The TV Project" next weekend.
That involved filling one recycling bin with cut up cardboard boxes.
Saved the big pieces for garage work, but ran out of room before I got to the bicycle frame box.

By the time I got done assembling the last of the clothes racks, (Two daughters and a wife. do the math)
I had sweated through my clothes and was leaving puddles of sweat when I sat on the concrete floor. Yes, it was warm in the garage. I retired to the couch for a bit to re-hydrate and watch the MotoGP race.

Then prepped stuff for dinner, cause it was Father's Day so the grilled had to be fired up.My wife then told me she had to drive to Long Beach to pick up the oldest daughter from the airport.
Hmm, dinner delayed.
I know! Moto2, and Moto3!
Nobody talked the entire time.
I finally gave up and grilled the chicken and put aside to rest, figuring if they didn't get home soon, I'd just eat alone.

Plane was late, wife took a wrong turn... Dinner finally at 9PM.
yummy.
Got to bed way too late, but will get a ride in tonight.
Short one though.
As of Saturday I'm over 500 miles since getting home from Arizona in May.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:26 AM   #29362
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What stopped the ride?
I didn't want to get my bike wet.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:13 AM   #29363
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I didn't want to get my bike wet.
Oh, brother.

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Old 06-17-2013, 09:56 AM   #29364
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CycleFest in Lagos

This thread made me to;

1. Get back into cycling after 8 yrs off
2. Open a Cycle Shop - July 2012
3. Organise a bicycle race - June 16

Some pics of from yesterday... report and more pics later


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Old 06-17-2013, 10:06 AM   #29365
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A big to the gentleman with the skate lid. Adapt and overcome!

Hey, k7. It looks like a group of your fellow crazies will be up in my neck of the woods this weekend.
http://www.davisenterprise.com/sport...in-the-making/
One of the local Olde Phartes will be participating. Go Charlie! Funny thing is, he looks to be perfectly sane when you talk to him...
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:16 AM   #29366
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I love it, inyang!!!
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:44 AM   #29367
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This thread made me to;

1. Get back into cycling after 8 yrs off
2. Open a Cycle Shop - July 2012
3. Organise a bicycle race - June 16


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Old 06-17-2013, 01:15 PM   #29368
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Whew! Saved by the kid. I was planning to do a hill ride, and had figured to add at least one more to the last loop I did. It wasn't till I was coming home I realized it was much hotter and humid than I thought it would be today. I knew I couldn't use that as an excuse to back out on the ride, so came home with the intentions of sucking it up and heading out half an hour ago. When I walked in the door, the wife told me she had to take our daughter somewhere at 6, so I have to take the boy to baseball practice at 5:30. Man, I'm heart broken I can't ride ride now.

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Old 06-17-2013, 01:25 PM   #29369
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inyang, very cool!
I hope the biker didn't hurt with that Taxi thing.
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:30 PM   #29370
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I didn't want to get my bike wet.
besides, all that wet stuff will mess up your strava times
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