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Old 10-07-2013, 03:18 PM   #31471
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It is not looking good for the Pittsburgh to DC trip. We are scheduled to leave on Friday. We are hearing reports of local police patrolling the closed C&O trail. People are getting tickets.
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At the entrance to the park, I confess to being surprised that the pit toilets had been locked, owing to the federal shutdown which had occurred at midnight the day before. Why not leave them open? Pit toilets required little maintenance. After 8 miles I arrived at the Visitor Center. It too was closed, and the entrance road barricaded. One could not access the bathrooms nor refill one’s water bottles. A ranger was on duty to chase people away. I thought this a little tacky. (I learnt the next day from fellow cyclist Freddie, who was coming up behind me, that the ranger would not even let him sit on a wall near the visitor center to rest and escape the traffic.)

Now that's BS
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:20 PM   #31472
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It's official - I'll be crewing next June for Jacquie Schlitter as she makes her RAAM debut. Yep -we're gonna cross the US at speeds that range from 10 mph up into the 40's.

More information to follow and if you're anywhere near the race course, let me know.

Man! that's cool.
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:14 PM   #31473
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That is cool
How many days are you expecting to complete?
Jacquie Schlitter will begin on June 10th and her goal is 10 days.
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:22 PM   #31474
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... the pit toilets had been locked, owing to the federal shutdown which had occurred at midnight the day before. Why not leave them open? Pit toilets required little maintenance.
they need to be pumped (usually weekly), cleaned and restocked with TP (often daily).
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:07 PM   #31475
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Racing guys half my age and kicking arse?

Now to actually find that last little bit of oomph and break into the top 20!

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Old 10-07-2013, 05:09 PM   #31476
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they need to be pumped (usually weekly), cleaned and restocked with TP (often daily).
But running the guy off for just sitting on the wall, resting that's a bit harsh.We are talking about in middle of nowhere.
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Old 10-08-2013, 02:05 AM   #31477
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Got one of these as a birthday present for myself. I've been using the Computrainer at all the VQ Racing classes, so I'm already familiar with it's basic operation, though I haven't yet used it in the modes shown in the video below.

You can even use GPS data to duplicate your favorite rides, or download *.gpx files created by other riders all over the world and duplicate them in your living room.
Nice toy. Lets have a report when you have put it through its paces.

Am first in line when you want to upgrade.
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:25 AM   #31478
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This is from journal on Crazy guy at Capital Reef NP in Utah



At the entrance to the park, I confess to being surprised that the pit toilets had been locked, owing to the federal shutdown which had occurred at midnight the day before. Why not leave them open? Pit toilets required little maintenance. After 8 miles I arrived at the Visitor Center. It too was closed, and the entrance road barricaded. One could not access the bathrooms nor refill one’s water bottles. A ranger was on duty to chase people away. I thought this a little tacky. (I learnt the next day from fellow cyclist Freddie, who was coming up behind me, that the ranger would not even let him sit on a wall near the visitor center to rest and escape the traffic.)

Now that's BS
I can deal with locked toilets, water pumps being turned off, and not being allowed to sit on a wall. If that is true and they are OK with people just passing through, we will try it. The wife has said that pedaling all that way and having to run from the cops is a little too much adventure for her.
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Old 10-08-2013, 05:14 AM   #31479
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Oy vey! What a face even!

Back down zee hill!


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Old 10-08-2013, 06:16 AM   #31480
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Nice toy. Lets have a report when you have put it through its paces.
FWIW, some friends who attended this year's Six Gap race prepared for it by 'riding' the course on Computrainers. I asked one veteran Six Gaper how it felt compared to riding those mountains in reality, and he said it was a very close approximation. I'm not convinced I'd want to spend 7+ hours on a trainer, regardless of how well its programmer's managed to reproduce the course, though.

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Well, they'd have to invent something to upgrade it to, first.
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Old 10-08-2013, 05:56 PM   #31481
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I'm not convinced I'd want to spend 7+ hours on a trainer


Only if they told me I had one day to live,It would seem like a life time .
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:05 PM   #31482
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Only if they told me I had one day to live,It would seem like a life time .


Rehab using a trainer was, for me.
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:55 PM   #31483
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I'm not convinced I'd want to spend 7+ hours on a trainer


Only if they told me I had one day to live,It would seem like a life time .
I've spent many a 3+ hr ride on one. They WILL make you MUCH faster/fitter than riding outside.


...but they're deadly boring. Even in a group.

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Old 10-09-2013, 03:57 AM   #31484
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I've spent many a 3+ hr ride on one. They WILL make you MUCH faster/fitter than riding outside.


...but they're deadly boring. Even in a group.

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Spin classes are nice, plus there is always the slinky blonde in shorty shorts.
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:41 AM   #31485
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Spin classes are nice, plus there is always the slinky blonde in shorty shorts.
You can always tell who rides lots of spin classes. They bounce up and down when sprinting or climbing.

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