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Old 04-07-2014, 01:19 PM   #33121
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Any of you Mpls St Paul area riders registered for the Miesville Grinder this coming Saturday?
It's only 53 miles but with the spring we've had that should be enough. Great riding down there with part of the route following the Cannon river which is a cool road via moto or pedal.
I am! Are you?

It's on Sunday..... The 13th.
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Old 04-07-2014, 01:32 PM   #33122
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I am! Are you?

It's on Sunday..... The 13th.
Damn it is on Sunday
Good thing you said something
Yeah, I'm going, better update my buddy who I'm pretty sure was going to be picking me up on Saturday in the AM.

I'll be with another ADVRider member (Although one who doesn't really post much) and we'll be coming down in a black Honda Element. I'll be the taller one on a Salsa Warbird.
See you there!
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:30 PM   #33123
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That's like a pre-breakfast ride for ducnut.
Not anymore, with failing wrists! Really suffering, unfortunately.

You, however, are a different story.
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:41 PM   #33124
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Old 04-07-2014, 07:09 PM   #33125
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Well, it's good to see some folks are getting some miles in 'cause I sure the Hell ain't. Work and family matters continue to conspire against yours truly.

I'm currently in Cary, NC for some training until the end of the week. I'm coming back for three weeks in June and have determined to bring the road bike along with. Can any NC inmates (Yeti? Ridge?) point me towards any good local resources and/routes? I'm going to see about borrowing a hard travel case and leave the rest up to the Almighty, my insurance, and the airline's baggage mis-handlers.
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:35 AM   #33126
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No wonder Aurelius rides his road bike on greenways and stays off the roads. Many of the motorcycle crashes on our mountain roads involve visiting Floridians who can't negotiate corners and had to lay'er down. The Tree of Shame at Deals Gap is chock full of sunshine state bike fairings.
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:50 AM   #33127
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I just got a quote of $18/month for cyclist insurance through that link at velosurance.com. Anyone else use something like that? With so much money invested in my bikes, it kind of makes sense to insure them while I'm traveling and racing.

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Well, it's good to see some folks are getting some miles in 'cause I sure the Hell ain't. Work and family matters continue to conspire against yours truly.

I'm currently in Cary, NC for some training until the end of the week. I'm coming back for three weeks in June and have determined to bring the road bike along with. Can any NC inmates (Yeti? Ridge?) point me towards any good local resources and/routes? I'm going to see about borrowing a hard travel case and leave the rest up to the Almighty, my insurance, and the airline's baggage mis-handlers.
Crap riding in Cary (crazed, re-planted New Englanders tend to congregate there). Go south to Apex(Yellow Dot, It's a Grind and CSH rides), North Raleigh for the BHB ride or head about 45 minutes west to Chapel Hill and I'll ride with ya. I only go to Cary/Apex about once per month for my team ride.
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:55 AM   #33128
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Renters insurance is pretty similar in cost and covers all your possessions. I'd check that out.
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:06 AM   #33129
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I'm currently in Cary, NC for some training until the end of the week. I'm coming back for three weeks in June and have determined to bring the road bike along with. Can any NC inmates (Yeti? Ridge?) point me towards any good local resources and/routes? I'm going to see about borrowing a hard travel case and leave the rest up to the Almighty, my insurance, and the airline's baggage mis-handlers.

What Ridge said. Stay off the main 2 lane roads like highway 55 unless you have a death wish. Try working your way over to Lake Wheeler and doing this loop south east of Cary. I'd ride south on Lake Wheeler road to the outskirts of Fuquay Varina, cross route 401, and keep going south on Purfoy rd. Then right on Chalybeate Springs rd west, cross 401 and continue on to Cokesbury. Head north to 42 and continue on Cass Holt rd through Holly Springs, then right on Penney rd back to Lake Wheeler.
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:46 AM   #33130
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Crap riding in Cary (crazed, re-planted New Englanders tend to congregate there). Go south to Apex(Yellow Dot, It's a Grind and CSH rides), North Raleigh for the BHB ride or head about 45 minutes west to Chapel Hill and I'll ride with ya. I only go to Cary/Apex about once per month for my team ride.
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What Ridge said. Stay off the main 2 lane roads like highway 55 unless you have a death wish. Try working your way over to Lake Wheeler and doing this loop south east of Cary. I'd ride south on Lake Wheeler road to the outskirts of Fuquay Varina, cross route 401, and keep going south on Purfoy rd. Then right on Chalybeate Springs rd west, cross 401 and continue on to Cokesbury. Head north to 42 and continue on Cass Holt rd through Holly Springs, then right on Penney rd back to Lake Wheeler.
Thanks guys...you've given me lots of fodder for the Garmin!
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Old 04-08-2014, 10:35 AM   #33131
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This is my team's base route and we'll make variations of distance using connecting roads. Old US1 can get busy as you get closer to town lines but the riding around Lake Jordan is pretty awesome.

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4398349
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Old 04-08-2014, 11:18 AM   #33132
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No wonder Aurelius rides his road bike on greenways and stays off the roads. Many of the motorcycle crashes on our mountain roads involve visiting Floridians who can't negotiate corners and had to lay'er down. The Tree of Shame at Deals Gap is chock full of sunshine state bike fairings.
Yep, I had considered buying a bicycle when I moved down here, but then I noticed how the locals drove and decided against it.
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Old 04-08-2014, 01:05 PM   #33133
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Damn it is on Sunday
Good thing you said something
Yeah, I'm going, better update my buddy who I'm pretty sure was going to be picking me up on Saturday in the AM.

I'll be with another ADVRider member (Although one who doesn't really post much) and we'll be coming down in a black Honda Element. I'll be the taller one on a Salsa Warbird.
See you there!
Pete
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I am a tall guy on a big Salsa Fargo (a green one). I drive a dark blue Toyota Sienna.

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Old 04-09-2014, 06:39 AM   #33134
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Finally, some good footage of our local flow trail, which we've been tweaking over the winter to meet specs set forth by IMBA. The dog chase at 7:20 is most excellent.

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Old 04-09-2014, 08:51 AM   #33135
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"Anniston" - wow....pretty cool!
There are some pretty damned good climbs in that area. Climbing Cheaha will get your attention.
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