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Old 07-22-12, 10:55 PM   #1
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Sunday Ride

Another 42 on the trail today with Gina and El Monarcha (Jose). As soon as we entered the trail we ran into Jose from River Velo. Jose did 96 yesterday and 68 today, wow! But as soon as he joined us he flatted. He stopped for a quick fix while we stopped at the Honda Center park for the facilities. Nice ride back to Yorba where he started as we stopped under the trees for a stretch. Then David the multi time Iron Man runs up for a quick visit.

We then part and head to the coast. Pretty windy today so Jose asks if he can take a pull. Sure, go right ahead ha ha! He did very well and kept a nice pace for a few miles while I enjoyed the ride. Nice day at the coast but not as hot as yesterday. We head back as Gina has some stuff to do.

Funny, yesterday I told Gina I dusted off my Cannondale so that I could ride it today. I showed it to her after it was polished. This morning when I loaded it on the truck, then we started riding. As soon as Jose from River Velo pulled up he said,"oh, you're on a different bike today". Then Gina asked, "you are?" then started laughing cause she had no idea, uh OK ha ha! Either way, the bike rides nice. The Madone is full carbon and the Canni is CAD3 but man, I just don't see much difference in the ride, if any at all. I guess I'm just a lead butt I guess! After swapping the rims to the Madone, my poor Canni has franken bike wheels ha ha. But it still rides great IMO.

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I like how you save the bonus pics for your blog readers. BTW, you have uncanny timing. And a great wife.
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Beanz,

Bring those two frames here and let's go for a ride. I'm willing to bet that Kiwi chipseal will highlight the differences between your frames. I suspect your Socal mup paths are sufficiently smooth that the real differences between those frames is hidden. How rough is GMR? Caad 3 frames were notoriously stiff. So much so, that some reviewers and even Pro's complained about them being too stiff. But, Super Mario wouldn't have them any other way. I believe he continued to ride a Caad 3 even after the 4's were developed.

One of these days I'm going to have an excuse to visit Socal and get the opportunity to come for a ride with you guys.
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Bring those two frames here and let's go for a ride. I'm willing to bet that Kiwi chipseal will highlight the differences between your frames. I suspect your Socal mup paths are sufficiently smooth that the real differences between those frames is hidden. How rough is GMR? Caad 3 frames were notoriously stiff. So much so, that some reviewers and even Pro's complained about them being too stiff. But, Super Mario wouldn't have them any other way. I believe he continued to ride a Caad 3 even after the 4's were developed.

One of these days I'm going to have an excuse to visit Socal and get the opportunity to come for a ride with you guys.

I've done about 15 centuries on the CAD3......including tour de Palm Springs twice (talk about rough roads) Tour de Tucson, Breathless Agony with JackRabbit trail (bad as it gets), Casa grande AZ, Cool Breeze, 5 lake challenge (corona riverside area) Borrego, Salton Sea, Amtrak San diego, Alpine challenge. Plenty of rough roads with the CAD 3 no problem. Don't be fooled like so many others thinking I've only been on the trail


I did a search on Jack Rabbit trail, a few pics near the bottom of this page.
http://bikeacrossamerica.net/tour/2/...almsprings.htm
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