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Old 06-17-2009, 04:48 PM   #11221
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how in the hell

can a 28 mile loop ride be in to the wind the whole way!?
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Old 06-17-2009, 04:49 PM   #11222
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Nice loop with minimal traffic 32 miles long every other day. Off days are climbing intervals up the local canyon. Hope you enjoyed.
Nice photo write up.

Your 32 mile loop is way cooler than my 28 mile loop.
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Old 06-17-2009, 04:51 PM   #11223
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can a 28 mile loop ride be in to the wind the whole way!?
if it is, go the OTHER WAY around your loop!
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:14 PM   #11224
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if it is, go the OTHER WAY around your loop!
Tried that. There's a headwind that way too!



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Old 06-17-2009, 06:48 PM   #11225
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Riding in the wind blows.

I rode in(to) it today too. There were thunderheads rolling in and threatening to rain on me. Only got a little wet. Did 11 miles mostly up hill (isn't it always).









I had the trail pretty much to myself, only saw two other people. But I did happen upon a few of these guys getting some sun. I nearly ran this poor guy over.

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Old 06-17-2009, 07:38 PM   #11226
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You guys who have beautiful scenic places to ride suck.


Of course, I spend most of my time looking down at my front wheel cussing myself for not riding something with a motor in it.
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Old 06-18-2009, 01:06 AM   #11227
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You guys who have beautiful scenic places to ride suck.


Of course, I spend most of my time looking down at my front wheel cussing myself for not riding something with a motor in it.
how's this? 5 minute pedal from downtown or my house to the bottom, maybe 15 to the top. Default ride when we're too lazy to go anywhere else
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Old 06-18-2009, 04:35 AM   #11228
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Soewe812: gotcherself a Brooks, huh? Wassamattah? Didn't like the Concor?!

Looks like a nice ride. Also looks like yer losin weight.



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Old 06-18-2009, 04:36 AM   #11229
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Nice photo write up.

Your 32 mile loop is way cooler than my 28 mile loop.
Thanks! Soon enough I will be riding all the way around the lake for the century.
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:11 AM   #11230
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They sprinkle a little bit in to "dope" the frame material. It's like the nano-carbon hockey sticks and handlebars. More hype than anything else... which is fitting for a Tri-bike.

Well said... they have to be the most gimmick gullible consumers out there...
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:01 AM   #11231
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I did a short ride on the road (20 miles) yesterday morning after a half mile swim. Then in the late afternoon I went on a ride on the Wabash Trace with my wife that was 10 miles, then to our daughters softball games. I need to get a small camera to take with me when biking. We saw deer, racoons, indigo bunting, and a large cat type thing that we couldn't get a clear look at. Probably a large bobcat, but the color and size makes me think mountain lion even though they are not supposed to exist in Iowa according to our DNR.
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Old 06-18-2009, 08:52 AM   #11232
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Well said... they have to be the most gimmick gullible consumers out there...
I call 'em Gruppo Guys, Tri Geeks ........ or just fags

...them aero bars and the way they have the saddle adj. way forward, the fuckers never pull in a paceline either WTF!
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Old 06-18-2009, 09:03 AM   #11233
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I managed a 26 mile slog along the river trail last night on the mountain bike. That was all I could do. The last mile my calves and feet were cramping. That was even with my magic go-juice!

I got home and put my legs up and lay on my back on the floor trying to relax my legs, that were cramping now. Finally settled those down and showered.
My heart rate was still elevated at 3 this morning!

That was a workout for me.

So, after that experiment I'm calling my RAGBRAI attempt off this time. There is no way I could manage twice that mileage with ten times the climbing in a day and follow that with two more days of back-to-back 70+ mile days.
Too bad I really want ed to do this, but I have an old bad knee to protect.


I will keep up the training though, I still want to be able to ride all day and not die.

Maybe this weekend I can get over to Chino Hills State Park for a loop.
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Old 06-18-2009, 09:55 AM   #11234
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I call 'em Gruppo Guys, Tri Geeks ........ or just fags

...them aero bars and the way they have the saddle adj. way forward, the fuckers never pull in a paceline either WTF!
In it for themselves the whole way. Bastards every one of 'em.




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Old 06-18-2009, 10:05 AM   #11235
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I managed a 26 mile slog along the river trail last night on the mountain bike. That was all I could do. The last mile my calves and feet were cramping. That was even with my magic go-juice!

I got home and put my legs up and lay on my back on the floor trying to relax my legs, that were cramping now. Finally settled those down and showered.
My heart rate was still elevated at 3 this morning!

That was a workout for me.

So, after that experiment I'm calling my RAGBRAI attempt off this time. There is no way I could manage twice that mileage with ten times the climbing in a day and follow that with two more days of back-to-back 70+ mile days.
Too bad I really want ed to do this, but I have an old bad knee to protect.


I will keep up the training though, I still want to be able to ride all day and not die.

Maybe this weekend I can get over to Chino Hills State Park for a loop.
Sorry to hear that!

A couple of things about your ride, did you drink enough water or were you relying on the "magic go juice"?

What kind of pace were you riding at?

What do you have for tires on that Mt. bike?

While there certainly is a lot of climbing on the RAGBRAI they're not steep and I'm certain you could find a group of riders you could hang with. I know 50 -80 mile days sounds daunting but it's doable at a pace thats compatible with your particular fitness level ie... you don't have to complete the days ride in 3-4 hours, take your time and enjoy the ride!
RAGBRAI has great sag support.

Almost forgot...... at the end of each days ride there is plenty of the best recovery juice ever!












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