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Old 09-09-2012, 03:19 PM   #25171
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Good luck Gerry! That sounds nuts! But totally rewarding! Give it hell! :)
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:06 PM   #25172
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Cool ride Gerry. Good luck
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:54 PM   #25173
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Ha... that thing was gone before I could even get the camera out. We were starving and the wait staff was overwhelmed with all the crowd piling in for the ride and festival. Took us 15 minutes (sitting at the bar) to get our beer order in and another 15 minutes to get the pretzel ordered...
Hey guy how'd the racing this weekend go. did you do both races, Winston and Greensboro?

That ride you did last weekend sounds like a good one ,although with the lower gearing , a guy I ride with goes to the Mountains alot the gearing on his road bike is low 34/50 on the front and 12 -36 on the rear.
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:21 AM   #25174
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I've done the math - if we can maintain a rolling average of only 14 miles an hour, be off the bike no more and 15 minutes (or 30 minutes depending on the distance between controls), be off the bike at the control for no more than 30 minutes unless it's an overnight control, we can sleep at least 5 hours a night and finish in 87 hours.



All this planning goes out the window when the rubber hits the road. We'll try for at least 16-18 miles an hour and try to maintain a little discipline when between or at controls. That'll allow us to build time for contingency use.
Very cool! I'd love to try something like this one day. Kick the tires and light the fires!
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:26 AM   #25175
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Hey guy how'd the racing this weekend go. did you do both races, Winston and Greensboro?

That ride you did last weekend sounds like a good one ,although with the lower gearing , a guy I ride with goes to the Mountains alot the gearing on his road bike is low 34/50 on the front and 12 -36 on the rear.
Did not race both days this weekend. Saturday just had too much catch-up work around the house to get over to W-S and most of my team was sitting it out anyway. I had planned to race 35+ and cat 3 on Sunday, but that was interrupted by a last minute news that my old scoutmaster was receiving an award in church Sunday, and all prior scouts from the troop were requested to attend. That nixed the 35+ completely and really pushed my schedule to make it in time for the 3 race. I rolled into country park about 1:15 with the race starting at 1:45... needless to say, I didn't get much of a warm-up in. I stayed in the pack trying to get some consistency out of my legs and lungs but my body just wasn't having it that day. Every surge out of the turn would sear my lungs as I was pedaling like mad to stay latched on. I finally realized it just wasn't going to happen and backed off. No warm up = piss poor performance... lesson learned the expensive way.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:08 AM   #25176
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wow k7 good luck on your ride !



And I was happy with myself for getting 100+ miles in this week .

You guys are incredible !
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:49 PM   #25177
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Tour of Britain 2012 today.

I went to watch Stage 2 of the Tour of Britain today. Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish are both taking part this year. The weather was awful for taking pictures, but here's a few anyway.

Some of the support vehicles were nice too.


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Cavendish with Ivan Basso behind him.



Ricardo Garcia



Morton with Stage 1 winner Luke Rowe in the background.



Much respect to these boys and girls. How do they not get travel sick?



Lot's of these about. Note the bungee cord holding the map to the tank and the drink bottle on the light pole.




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Old 09-11-2012, 03:29 AM   #25178
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Thanks for the photos ! What a crashfest stage 1 ended up being. Cavendish went down really hard.

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Old 09-11-2012, 10:46 AM   #25179
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Great pic's, thank you!

Hoping to get to the Devon stage at the weekend.

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Old 09-11-2012, 01:04 PM   #25180
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:47 PM   #25181
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:47 PM   #25182
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Now that's just blatantly showing off...
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:07 PM   #25183
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Evidently my buddy was recording our ride (that I just got back from)

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Old 09-12-2012, 12:46 PM   #25184
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2,980 calories burned? How do you intend to replace all those?
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:48 PM   #25185
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2,980 calories burned? How do you intend to replace all those?
That was him. He weighs more than I do.

So far: can of soda, greek yogurt, and peanut butter crackers. Quick fuel. Soon: real food.

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