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    Quote Originally Posted by hodgykins View Post
    It was awesome to see you, Will and Pete again. Sorry I missed Mike. I was somewhat disappointed. I left at 6:45 and did not get to do the 200 as I am not nearly has fast as Pete (then again who is ). I ran slow and did the 150. I did compare my route last year with this year and was surprised at the difference. Last year over 200 K I climbed 5700; this year in the 150 it was just over 8800. My Paramount was geared nice, but I guess I spent too much time chatting at the stops. I will have to spend less time chatting and more time riding to make the 3:00 cut off of the longer routes.

    Walker House was lovely as usual. Mom Kathy and Dad Dan were on hand to make sure we were well taken care of. Even put my girls to work on Saturday serving hors d' oeuvres for the evening Reunion Party (paid for our cocktails on Saturday evening...does that mean I pimped the kids out for liqueur? Feeling ok with the whole thing

    Hoping next year we take over the Walker House as a group again. The patio is so nice, and improvements keep coming.
    Really sorry that I missed you after the ride last night. By the time that we got back from Madison, I was painfully tired and fell straight into my bed.

    Don't feel too bad about only doing the 150. You're still my hero, as the 100 was still pretty challenging for me!

    I was pretty happy with my performance, though, as I trimmed about 45 minutes off of my time from last year. This, despite the fact that it was a good bit harder this year. I missed the first two miles on my Garmin, but it said that I did 4996 ft. of climbing in the 60 miles, which took 3:59 of riding time.

    Nobody can match Pete for speed and distance, but I hope to get my time down further next year (perhaps on a racier bike with a modern drivetrain) and possibly do the 150.

    In any event, it was great to see you and the family, and I hope that we can get a bigger group back together next year!
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    A few photos from the route. It's a very scenic area and worth riding at whatever pace one chooses to do.



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    I enjoyed my 6th Dairyland Dare. I met a few friends while on the road and chatted with a few new people along the way. I don't ride with anyone for more than a few miles. I like to milk all the speed I can from each descent, while I'm perfectly happy climbing at 4 mph for ten minutes at a time. Most cyclist drop me and pull out of sight on the next uphill, and no one enjoys 40+ mph on the descents more than me. I was careful and kept my speed to about 20 mph or less while traveling down Rosey Ln. I know the lose gravel caused at least one trip in an ambulance on that descent.

    After 5 straight years of 150km rides, I was very satisfied with the 100km distance this year. The route had several long 400ft vertical climbs, each with a 12% kicker along the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bibliobob View Post
    The new route this year was a nice change. It added in a killer hill near the end, which required me to dive into my granny bail out (along with the wall in Governor Dodge).
    At least the wall in Governor Dodge is short. Sorta...

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    Great pictures Peter. How was the Iowa ride? Great to see you again and great job at DD!
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    No worries the Lake Louie's, Scotch, and fine time spent on the patio chatting was worth the trip!

    Quote Originally Posted by bibliobob View Post
    Really sorry that I missed you after the ride last night. By the time that we got back from Madison, I was painfully tired and fell straight into my bed.

    Don't feel too bad about only doing the 150. You're still my hero, as the 100 was still pretty challenging for me!

    I was pretty happy with my performance, though, as I trimmed about 45 minutes off of my time from last year. This, despite the fact that it was a good bit harder this year. I missed the first two miles on my Garmin, but it said that I did 4996 ft. of climbing in the 60 miles, which took 3:59 of riding time.

    Nobody can match Pete for speed and distance, but I hope to get my time down further next year (perhaps on a racier bike with a modern drivetrain) and possibly do the 150.

    In any event, it was great to see you and the family, and I hope that we can get a bigger group back together next year!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hodgykins View Post
    Great pictures Peter. How was the Iowa ride? Great to see you again and great job at DD!
    I decided to ride in southern Minnesota along the root river. I posted some pictures in the where'd you ride today thread. It was a great trail and a nice ride to work the kinks out after the DD. Good to see you again. Hopefully next year also.

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    Yup! Nice and flat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrome Molly View Post
    I decided to ride in southern Minnesota along the root river. I posted some pictures in the where'd you ride today thread. It was a great trail and a nice ride to work the kinks out after the DD. Good to see you again. Hopefully next year also.
    Wow nice ride. Madison was a bit overcast all day...not nearly as nice.

    I will be at the Dare no doubt...look forward to all the fun!
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