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Old 06-22-2011, 06:38 AM   #20926
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Good job Ridge!
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Old 06-22-2011, 06:44 AM   #20927
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Got an hour in last night. Getting caught in an end of the day meeting is not how I had planned to use the longest pit of daylight.

Then of course the legendary traffic gave me a good twenty miles of splitting. I arrived home hot and tired. But, determined to ride no matter what.

I got geared up and on the road by 6:30.

So, I was going to use all the sunshine I guess.

Turned around at 30 minutes after hammering hard to keep building the gap I'd made on the timetrial/tri guy I caught and passed as he slowly got his big gear turning after the short descent to the river form the street level.
My legs were pretty dead, but that hard spin for 15 minutes got the blood moving in where the stiff used to be.
At my turn I felt OK, and was able to catch another guy for a bit of a tow, after spinning pretty easily up to 20 mph.

Caught another guy in the big ring, after he had caught on to me and hung out for a mile then reluctantly pulled through, only to hammer it up to the top of where I was almost comfortable.
That hurt a little, but I stayed with him back up that short hill only to just be done as we topped it. I knocked it back two gears and spun to recover to the street, then back up four to a good spin at 18, as I peddled away.

He caught back on about a mile later, and we rode to almost my turn before I remembered I still had "The Hill" to get up.

I made it back in 63 minutes total, at a bit over 16 mph average.
I did walk for an hour at lunch which got real hot and sticky... for around here anyway.

Today less walking, and more riding if I don't get another end of the day fire drill.
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Old 06-22-2011, 06:46 AM   #20928
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Looks like you got good beer too! Always better than winning yellow fizzy stuff.

Congrats!

Which of those ugly mugs is yours? PLEASE tell me yer not wearing a blue bandana!

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Ha, no mandana for me. I'm the second from the left. The one with curly locks next to me held the entire pack off to assist with our break. Every time one would pass him to pick the pace up, he would jump on the front and bring it back down. In the immortal words of Colonel "Hannibal" Smith from the A-Team... "I Love it when a plan comes together!"
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Old 06-22-2011, 06:51 AM   #20929
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Good stuff Ridge !


If anyone is in Central Fl early next month -


http://www.66fixed.com/news/12-hours-of-st-pete.html
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Old 06-22-2011, 06:58 AM   #20930
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Good stuff Ridge !


If anyone is in Central Fl early next month -


http://www.66fixed.com/news/12-hours-of-st-pete.html
Not next month, but I will be in the area the middle of August. I'm doing an ADV race around Orlando on the 13th with my buddy from Tampa and another friend the lives in Orlando. They are trying to find us a fourth for the race so we don't have to wedge all three into one canoe.

I'll have my SS 29'er with me and plan on hitting Boyette and Alafia if you're free.
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:21 AM   #20931
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Not next month, but I will be in the area the middle of August. I'm doing an ADV race around Orlando on the 13th with my buddy from Tampa and another friend the lives in Orlando. They are trying to find us a fourth for the race so we don't have to wedge all three into one canoe.

I'll have my SS 29'er with me and plan on hitting Boyette and Alafia if you're free.

For sure. Send me a PM with details

Taking a vacation day tomorrow and heading to either or both .
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:14 PM   #20932
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Was out with my buddy's wife tonite. She wanted to ride and he was outta town. No. Not like that. There were supposed to be 4 of us meeting at said buddy's house, but the other 2 were running late. No. Not like THAT either! Get yer mind outta the gutter!

Rode out at the back of the pack and they wandered up the road without us. We managed to miss a turn and got somewhat misplaced. Said 'eff it we don't know where we're going but we know where we've been' and turned around and went back to the ride start. 1:30-ish easy. Just what the doctor ordered after a few weeks of hammering my legs into mush.

Been a fairly mild summer so far round these parts. Hope July and Aug don't bite me in the butt.

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Old 06-22-2011, 07:20 PM   #20933
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Went out for an evening ride last night, solstice seemed like a good time for it. 23 miles, about half of it trails and fireroads along the ridgetop of the east bay hills. Started around 7, got home around 9:30. Didn't see many people, but lots of cows, and I had the good fortune to hear a coyote howling from about 50' away as the sun set.
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:57 PM   #20934
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Beating myself again on the bike path, down then back on the river trail. 99 minutes was all I could manage. I was aiming at 2 hours, but at 45 minutes I started looking for a place to hide from the headwind.
That was enough for one night.

Tomorrow I'll do an easy spin if I can rein in my energy. Shouldn't too hard I have to get up at 4 tomorrow for a 5:30 meeting.
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Old 06-23-2011, 05:22 PM   #20935
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My son and went mountain biking last week at Wakefield Park in Fairfax, VA. We walked this line and talked about going around the rock. I never mentioned rear wheel cheat - my bad.


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Old 06-23-2011, 06:53 PM   #20936
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Whoops!

BTDT Cept mine was into a half iced over mud puddle. 10min into an hour's ride!

Looks like about a 6.7 on the wreck-o-meter. If he'd come up with something witty to say on the way down he'd have scored higher.

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Old 06-23-2011, 07:20 PM   #20937
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80 minutes tonight.
Beat.

Headwind on the way out was killer tonight. Worked hard to keep my pace and spin up. Made my turn at 40 minutes and headed for my hill.
Didn't puke so all is good. Averaged 15 mph.
The weight is peeling too.

I'm liking the workout.
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Old 06-24-2011, 05:24 AM   #20938
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I'm not sure how I feel about this

Sounds like he got off on a technicality...



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Old 06-24-2011, 05:35 AM   #20939
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So I got this email this morning saying I am now a Cat 3 USAC road racer.... oh what have I gotten myself into...
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Old 06-24-2011, 05:46 AM   #20940
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So I got this email this morning saying I am now a Cat 3 USAC road racer.... oh what have I gotten myself into...
Skip to 6:10. Substitute 'Cat 3' for 'Commander'





Congrats!

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