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    Tiocfáidh ár Lá jfmckenna's Avatar
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    Took the Old Girl on a Century Ride

    And a fast one two, we finished under 5 hours. I can't get over how well this bike rides. It's my best all day rider. With tubular tires and a nice flexy SL frame with a Brooke's saddle and I can just ride all day

    She's an 82/83 Guerciotti full NR. A joy of a ride.

    If you don't talk to your cat about catnip, who will? =^.^=

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    That's sharp! Glad you had a nice ride...well done !

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    Congradulation ! I'm sure the "motor" had something to do with the end time as well ! Hope you have many long rides on the new steed.

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    That's a heck of a ride/time and good engine. What kind of route? The bike looks fantastic!
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    Nice!!! That's pretty quick. Vintage steel makes for great century machines.

    Took the Ciocc out for its first century yesterday. Oldest bike on the ride by a longshot. Left crankarm came loose around mile 32

    In spite of that, I made it to the 50 mile stop in 2:35. Had to call the GF to cart me home. Aside from the crank issue, I was really digging the ride and the comfort.

    Gonna give it another shot in 2 weeks....

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    She's a beauty alright...best not to call her "Old" though....cuz if she's not offended by it...it simply depresses me that you think of her "old"

    Maybe I'll have to change my screen name, perhaps "Oldengnome", has a nice Norse ring to it.

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    Tiocfáidh ár Lá jfmckenna's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by scozim View Post
    That's a heck of a ride/time and good engine. What kind of route? The bike looks fantastic!
    Last year when the real fast guy's, local pro's cat 1's 2's with some palmarès, were there we did it in 3 hours 58 minutes setting a record. It's a very easy century in Virginia called Burkes Garden. It's in a valley and starts going up stream for about 40 miles, seems flat but you are actually following a river upstream. Then a 3 mile climb into beautiful Burke's Garden where there is a ten mile loop of rolling terrain, then back out Burke's and it's all down hill from there. Really fun course and I always take my Guerciotti out for that one.

    Burke's garden is a unique geological formation in the Appalachians. It looks like a volcanic crater but what it is is actually a mushed up double anticline that formed a mountain made of limestone which developed huge caves and then the mountain collapsed in on itself.



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    Hahahha well yes maybe I won't call her my old girl then
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    Congrats, nice ride, nice bike and I like the saddle on it.

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    Wow, I just learned how slow I really am. That is blazingly fast to me. Nice job and cool bike.
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    Nicely done and beautiful bike. I've done sub 5 hour on vintage steel but sub 4 for 100 mi. is far beyond anything I could ever do.
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    That is moving right along. On any kind of bike.

    Thank for the geo insight. Learn something new every day!
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