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Old 04-13-07, 10:32 AM   #1
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How about a virtual ride on Sunday? Tax Man Scramble!

Sunday, being the 15th, I have a great idea! Let's have a virtual Time Trial!

Call it the "Tax Man Scramble"! The idea is that the IRS is chasing you and you get off Scot Free if you beat him (Not reality, I know....but fun is fun and that's a good motivator!)

Sound like fun? We can keep it short if you'd like, sat 1 Km, as fast as you can ride it. Use a rolling start, and ride that measured kilometer (0.62 mile) just as fast as you can.....like the tax man is chasing you!
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Oh man, sounds fun! Count me in! I'll post my time on Sunday
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Old 04-13-07, 12:35 PM   #3
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I'm in.
After the 2000' vertical feet in 2.5 miles I'm hiking on Saturday, I'm expecting to post around a 5 minute KiloTT finish.

(If I can't outrun the tax man, I can at least climb out of his reach!)
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Tom, you are the man.
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Old 04-14-07, 09:29 AM   #5
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Anyone else in the mix here? Come on....join in!
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I had to do mine yesterday. Nasty storms all day today, so won't be riding. Trying to convert my mile data to meters and don't like what I am seeing, but my best mile yesterday was 3:26 and I believe that would make the 1KM at 2:02 or so. Might need to have someone check my calculation.
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Old 04-15-07, 07:19 AM   #7
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I had to do mine yesterday. Nasty storms all day today, so won't be riding. Trying to convert my mile data to meters and don't like what I am seeing, but my best mile yesterday was 3:26 and I believe that would make the 1KM at 2:02 or so. Might need to have someone check my calculation.
206secs*0.62= 127.72 seconds to estimate time for the KM. 2:07.72
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On my 2 hour ride today I got up to 18 mph on one section...I love the Taxman! He owes me $3,000 this year
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I'll be posting my time later: The sun is shining and the wind is light! I'm going for a ride!
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Old 04-15-07, 01:50 PM   #10
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25 MPH: 1:33 for me

The Wife: ~14 mph: 2:44 on a Delta Trike
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I have no idea about time, I was too busy going insane fast!

~22mph average on a 1 mile slight (very very very slight) uphill on a nicely paved road. I cheat a beat because there's a VERY fast slight downhill right before it, and if I pump hard enough I can average 20+ for the last 2 miles home .

Talk about fun. 70 degrees and perfect here today. FINALLY over 50
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Also Tom, this was a GREAT idea. I'd totally be up for doing something like this weekly .
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2:36, and the tax man still caught me. I owe enough to buy the Surly LHT I want, so I guess I'm going back to work tomorrow morning...

On the plus side, I might be getting an '87 Schwinn Paramount (still a Waterford frame?) for nothing more than the cost of shipping it from Cleveland to Seattle.
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