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    Attn BeachGrad

    Say, I rode to my son's soccer games today (so whittier to Capistrano) and wanted to do Santiago Canyon, but getting there is a little iffy, so I used the route that you did on the Big Ring Century. I didn't realize you guys skipped Cannon, so I did Cannon (or rather the hill on Imperial that leads up to Cannon) and I have to say that Nohl Ranch Rd sucked rocks. That thing was 10-11% on a road that really wasn't bike friendly, and they ran a century up there? Bah.

    Too bad you guys skipped Cannon, that was even worse! 12-13%! I expect the route you took wasn't much better though. Worse than GMR IMO.

    Man, it was an oven today - seemed like I was looking at 105 degrees on my garmin for most of the day. OMG it was hot...

    I see you've already checked out the strava thing but that was just a hot, hilly, hot and hilly day on the bike. Oy.

    http://app.strava.com/activities/21464179#

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    The big ring did Meats to Via Escola to Cannon...

    http://app.strava.com/rides/11564513

    My strava data cuts off the start of the ride on the map thanks to issue with my Garmin and rides over 50 miles
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    All I know is that's a nasty route for a metric.

    I stopped to snack on a clif bar on nohl and then stopped 3 or 4 times to let my HR sink down below "machine ***" on Cannon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
    All I know is that's a nasty route for a metric.

    I stopped to snack on a clif bar on nohl and then stopped 3 or 4 times to let my HR sink down below "machine ***" on Cannon.
    Yes, it was rather "difficult" hence me walking those hills. It makes me feel a bit better to hear you found these climbs challenging...as I know you are decent at climbing.

    I want to give the ride another shot next year (I think)
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    They weren't so much challenging as hard as ***. if you can correctly interpret the *** portion.

    That would be a pretty splendid route for GMR readiness training - I think it's actually harder.

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    I think Santiago Canyon was part of the Bianchi Gran Fondo I did last October. I say "think" because I am not really familiar with the area, all I know is that there was a lot of climbing. Yikes!
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    I like your thinking of commuting to the game. Looks like a good route and nice pace up that climb.

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    Too hot... I'm still hot. Then i had to sit in the heat and watch some soccer. Which left me... hot.

    But yea, I agree - I LOVE riding to or from the games when they're far away. My long so far is riding home from a game in San Clemente (about 85 miles). Family doesn't seem to mind and I get some good seat time. I can say that it's a real challenge squeezing in long rides and not leaving the family feeling offended. Balancing the kids and riding is a challenge but it's worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
    snip.....I can say that it's a real challenge squeezing in long rides and not leaving the family feeling offended. Balancing the kids and riding is a challenge but it's worth it.
    As I get in better shape and my rides get longer, this is a challenge that I have come to face as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
    ..... I'm still hot.
    Modest, too!
    If at first you don't succeed, Skydiving is not the sport for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoJoe View Post
    Modest, too!
    But mostly just hot. Looks like today is another scorcher... and I refuse to run the AC during the day. *sigh* Who makes a water proof laptop case so I can sit in the pool and type?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
    But mostly just hot. Looks like today is another scorcher... and I refuse to run the AC during the day. *sigh* Who makes a water proof laptop case so I can sit in the pool and type?
    You have a POOL? I'm jealous....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beachgrad05 View Post
    You have a POOL? I'm jealous....
    Doesn't everybody?



    It looks pretty out there, not that I can go sit in it. The price of working at home.

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    Got my Garmin Edge 500 today!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beachgrad05 View Post
    Got my Garmin Edge 500 today!
    Nice!
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    Well, dang - that was quick! I hope you figure out how to use it so you can tell me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
    Well, dang - that was quick! I hope you figure out how to use it so you can tell me.
    I sold a ring I don't wear to get the funds. My club leader got the 800 on Sunday....I decided I didn't need to get that fancy or spend that much. But I'm tired of the Forerunner not properly recording long rides.

    It is charging now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beachgrad05 View Post
    Got my Garmin Edge 500 today!

    Got mine a few weeks ago, I love it!
    01:20:23:00
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    Just make sure you reset it when you're done riding - I had all kinds of weird results the first week I had one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
    Just make sure you reset it when you're done riding - I had all kinds of weird results the first week I had one.
    Thankfully having had the Garmin Forerunner 305...I have a bit of knowledge such as this to get started with.

    I rode with my friend today and she got an 800 last week. My new 500 was trying to sync with her HR monitor and mine at first. It also found her cadence/speed sensor. (Mine is not yet installed...I got the duo-trap that fits in my chain-stay on the bike - cool feature by Trek).

    Todays ride with the Edge 500 from Garmin Connect:
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    Was HOT even by the beach.
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    The DuoTrap is so awesome. I just wish Trek made that option available on all their road bikes. Glad to see you got your new toy working though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nusince View Post
    The DuoTrap is so awesome. I just wish Trek made that option available on all their road bikes. Glad to see you got your new toy working though.
    Duotrap installation soon....but the Edge is awesome
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    Once you pair it with your own HR & Cadence sensors, it shouldn't do that. In the meanwhile, you can go into settings and tell it you don't have one so that it DOESN'T pair with somebody else's.

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