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    This quote made a clyde feel better

    "That's what's funny about the sprinters, they struggle to get over a motorway bridge but when you have to elbow your way to the front and get up to 75km/h for the sprint, they're up for it."

    -- Florent Brard of Team Cofidis talking about the Tour de France sprinting feats of Mark Cavendish

    Sounds familiar. I feel a little better now, that it took me some huffing and pedaling to keep up some kind of speed over the Cape Cod Rail Trail's bridge over Route 6 between Harwich and Brewster, Mass.

    even though not even in the same universe of cycling, it's reassuring to know that the sprinters are not immune to gravity either.

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    Thanks for the smilie!

    "I love gravity. I hate gravity. I love gravity." is me going over hills. Minus that annoying panting, of course...
    Well, Yeah. Because that's what cake is FOR.

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    I rode a 75k charity ride yesterday, and near the end, started having some problems with cramping. But I made it on in, got my free hamburger, and sat down to eat. Standing there by the table were a couple of young fit-looking guys who had come in from the 100k. And they were talking about having cramps. "Hot dawg!", I thought, "It's not just me!"
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    Way back when some guy from Florida entered RAAM and blew his knees out on the first real climbs. It was said that the only hill training he got was going over freeways. Google maps had a nice shot of the Cape Cod bike bridge near Brewster. Total elevation change less then that in my brothers' driveway.
    This space open

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor Snave View Post


    Thanks for the smilie!

    "I love gravity. I hate gravity. I love gravity." is me going over hills. Minus that annoying panting, of course...
    hah! .. thats pretty much my chant as well when i am riding on a hilly trail ... esp on this one long climb that is almost 1/2 a mile long and fairly steep ... (i am a mountain biker, so not sure how that relates to a climb on the road)

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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
    I rode a 75k charity ride yesterday, and near the end, started having some problems with cramping. But I made it on in, got my free hamburger, and sat down to eat. Standing there by the table were a couple of young fit-looking guys who had come in from the 100k. And they were talking about having cramps. "Hot dawg!", I thought, "It's not just me!"

    I'm assuming you're getting a double order of heat to go along with that.

    PS. Ever ride to Angelo's in Fort Worth to satisfy a brisket craving?

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