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Old 08-07-08, 03:52 PM   #1
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Hot Rocks

Any of you Texas guys or gals ride the Hot Rocks in Rockwall, TX before? I'm going to do the 100k. Hopefully I won't have to take the bail out route. Let me know if any of you are going to be there.
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Turns out this was a very nice ride. I was worried about it after reading some iffy reviews. My computer said that we went 57 miles, but everyone in the race said it was a 62 miler. I'll log the 57 to keep honest. The rest stops were we stocked with oranges and bananas, but the boy scouts were too busy playing around to be helpful. I was hurting after not riding in a couple of weeks, but I feel I made it through with a little left in the tank.
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Good job. What were your long rides before this, what type of preparation did you do?
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I wanted too, but I'm currently on a tear down for upgrading and a pedestrian. Probably should have just gone to the LBS and had some of the work done, but what fun is that?

I'm shooting for the Wounded Warriors ride next month in Southlake. As a Disabled Vet, I'll borrow a pink tricycle with grip streamers if I have to just to ride with the guests of honor.
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Good job. What were your long rides before this, what type of preparation did you do?
I did the Paris ride which was 67 a few weeks ago and I really worked hard for that. I would do a monday spin class, tuesday was a short 10-15 mile ride with hills, wednesday was short 10-15 mostly flat, thursday 20-25 miler, friday same as wednesday, saturday is usually 40-50 miles and Sunday off.

I haven't been able to do anything in the last 2 weeks though which caused a few problems, stiff neck/feet. Usually when I am riding a lot, I don't have these.
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