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Old 04-15-12, 04:28 PM   #1
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Today's Fun Trail Ride.... Pics (4/15/12)

Well Gina was in no spirit to ride but she urged me to go ahead and ride without her. So I sent Aimee a message and asked if she would like to ride even though Gina would not be there. Yeah, I know Aimee is an animal on the bike and anything I can dish out she'll be right there smiling, and she was. Matter of fact, after a long 21.5 mile pull to the coast I let her take the lead, mistake. She picked it up and dropped me. She thought a third rider that had latched on was The Beanz. Oh well, I just cruised in the last 1/2 in alone. I tried to hop on a wheel but my legs said,"not right now right now" Ha ha!

At the coast the third rider from Cycling Connection introduces himself as Leonard. Cool dude, friendly guy! We rest a bit then head back to Yorba. Different start area since Gina was not with us today. I take the pull back to Edna then invite Aimee to the front. Mistake! She's doing well and makes it look so easy. Every time we hit an underpass incline she stands then accelerates. Darn it Aimee, would you sit down please! Ha ha! She makes it looks so easy, I hate that! But it's motivating ha ha! Good thing she did some running yesterday or she probably could have easily dropped my old fat arse!

Leonard dropped off at The Honda Center while we continued on down the road. Riding with Gina we usually stop more often, but today we rode straight through both ways. I'm not used to that anymore and I could swear I heard myself whimper a couple of times.

Oh by the way, sorry to the forum member I almost ran into on the wooden bridge. I'm pretty sure it was "Siran". I was looking back talking to Aimee as we approached the bridge. I swear I didn't see you till I heard someone shout "Beanz!". Hm, every time I make a stupid mistake on the bike, it involves a forum member ha ha! I need to watch myself! Sorry Dude!









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Old 04-15-12, 04:37 PM   #2
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That's a great ride. And 17.8 mph? I can't pull that pace for MUCH shorter rides.

Thanks for sharing!
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That's a great ride. And 17.8 mph? I can't pull that pace for MUCH shorter rides.

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Thanks! We all know Stava is motivating. So I pulled all the way to the coast fighting the wind for a good average. Then 11 miles back. Then figured after that, Aimee would motivate me to maintain speed on the final miles, it worked, I don't want to get "chicked" in front of the Clyde members too many times.
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I think the wind was blowing both ways today although I can't prove it.

As a clyde, getting punked by chicks is... inevitable. just make sure there aren't too many onlookers.

17.8 though...
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I think the wind was blowing both ways today although I can't prove it.

As a clyde, getting punked by chicks is... inevitable. just make sure there aren't too many onlookers.

17.8 though...
Oh the wind was blowing each way to help him. It was a self propellant wind. Feel sorry for Gina.

Why do you think he's Mr. Beanz?
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OK seriously I would so like to do some of these rides you do in SoCal. I mean the rides in Mass suck ass (rhyme not intended).
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OK seriously I would so like to do some of these rides you do in SoCal. I mean the rides in Mass suck ass (rhyme not intended).
There are lots of places to ride around here, lots of good places.
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And if you like mountains, there are actually purty mountain rides.

And I have to say... I've been trying out my new base layer strategy (got this craft long sleeve dealy for "cool" weather) and that works great, but my toes and fingers froze today. It was about 52 degrees for the first hour of my ride. FIFTY TWO! Never got warmer than 68 either. Brr.
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And if you like mountains, there are actually purty mountain rides.

And I have to say... I've been trying out my new base layer strategy (got this craft long sleeve dealy for "cool" weather) and that works great, but my toes and fingers froze today. It was about 52 degrees for the first hour of my ride. FIFTY TWO! Never got warmer than 68 either. Brr.
Today was shorts weather! Shorts, Target baselayer and a jersey.

You need to do some 35 degree GMR night rides. The descent will get you over that cold finger and toe thing.


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I'd have to do ghetto toe warmers - ziploc bags inside the shoes.
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And if you like mountains, there are actually purty mountain rides.

And I have to say... I've been trying out my new base layer strategy (got this craft long sleeve dealy for "cool" weather) and that works great, but my toes and fingers froze today. It was about 52 degrees for the first hour of my ride. FIFTY TWO! Never got warmer than 68 either. Brr.
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.... WTF??? 68 is perfect weather to ride in. No base layer. No leg/arm warmers. You people from Cali are such weather weenies. (or at least some of you are)
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I'd have to do ghetto toe warmers - ziploc bags inside the shoes.

Been there, done that.... (slowly leaves thread)
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