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Old 09-09-12, 10:03 PM   #1
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Can we get a 6,000 foot climbing challenge for September?

I don't know who's slacking, but somebody's slacking. I really, really, really want to hit 20,000 this month. I've gotten to 15 or 16 k a few times but 20 k continues to elude me and IBO assures me there's a club.

Anyway, so far in SEPT - 101 miles, 7,990 feet.

Hopefully they open up Glendora Mountain soon, that's a key portion of my plan.
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I almost got 6,000 in one day yesterday . Climbed Mont Ventoux again, 5,807ft in 13.64 miles, that was one tough climb!!!

I should have at least 25,000 for Sept.
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I almost got 6,000 in one day yesterday . Climbed Mont Ventoux again, 5,807ft in 13.64 miles, that was one tough climb!!!

I should have at least 25,000 for Sept.

This morning half my bike club chose a small ride because the long one had 1,100 feet of climbing over 35 miles and they didn't want to do the hills. I did the 35 and felt a sense of accomplishment. 6k over 13.6 miles would make them wet their beds I do believe.
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13,919ft of 30k so far
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J - you're a pie eating, hill climbing son of a gun.
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I'm at 200K' + this year already and it's hunting season. I should stick a fork in it but I'm in for 10K'
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I did 3,400 feet on Saturday, and I'm not sure for the rest of the month. This weekend I rode my bike to Sunrise.
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Well, that sounds exciting! Isn't Sunrise higher than 3,400 feet though?

I'm a little jealous of your scenery though, it's all hot and brown down here right now.
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The ride started a bit below 3,700 and then descended from there. It didn't dip much, but it was enough to force me to work on the way out.

Two young, fit, and very attractive ladies were on my tail for several miles. They passed me about 2/3 of the way to the top, and then turned around a hundred yards later and descended. I'm not sure if that's like passing someone on the MUP and turning immediately?

Speaking of scenery, it was 'an off day' for photography, but I got a couple pics for the "your bike near water" thread.

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J - you're a pie eating, hill climbing son of a gun.
sadly I still haven't earned that apple pie
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Fair amount of miles, but much of it in the valley. 11,165' and 321 miles so far this month. Planning on commuting all week. At over 2,000 ft a day, will kick my hill climbing totals into high gear.
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Great pic! Very moody, i like it. Good looking bike you have there How do you like those Boyd wheels? I was thinking of getting some for my R3. Which model did you get?
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He has boyd 38mm clinchers and loves them. He has an R3 and loves it. it was a warranty replacement for his RS which he also loved. he gets to ride in that beautiful scenery and loves it. Screw you seattle forrest!
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Thanks Trojan, I think I will buy a set when I get back to the States.

Sorry for the thread drift
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should be a good weekend on the bike, but @ 16,161ft of 30k as on now. Should be in the twenty somethings tomorrow
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He has boyd 38mm clinchers and loves them. He has an R3 and loves it. it was a warranty replacement for his RS which he also loved. he gets to ride in that beautiful scenery and loves it. Screw you seattle forrest!
This post cracked me up.

I hope it doesn't mean I'm too predictable, or uninteresting, or a broken record. When I go out for Indian food, they don't even bother to bring me a menu anymore ... I'm noticing a trend here.

EDIT: They're Boyd 38 mm tubulars, though, not clinchers. But that's a tiny detail in an otherwise flawless profile.
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Put the 28 tooth cassette on the back and rode a short 7.2 miles for dinner today. 1151' of climbing - 36 minutes

Where's my cheeseburger?
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I've been softening my wife up for a while... I might have a shot at Christmas. (where's the finger cross smiley)

Tubies! Interesting, I didn't realize that. I was admiring jsigone's planet X tubies the other day. I'm just not sure I want to do my regular riding on tubulars, I don't know enough about them. I guess that means I can't ask you if you have to take any special precautions with tire levers on your carbon clinchers.

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tubulars are the way to go IMO...the ride is SOO nice
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I don't know who's slacking, but somebody's slacking. I really, really, really want to hit 20,000 this month. I've gotten to 15 or 16 k a few times but 20 k continues to elude me and IBO assures me there's a club.

Anyway, so far in SEPT - 101 miles, 7,990 feet.

Hopefully they open up Glendora Mountain soon, that's a key portion of my plan.
The 'club' is whatever gain you want to make it club. Could be 7,990 or 50k. If you want to make an 'official' club pick a number.
Maybe have platinum for 100k', rhodium for 75k' gold for 50k', silver for 40k', bronze for 30k', paper for 20k and a cheeseburger for 10k?

Now, who seconds the motion for Trojan being president?



Motion carried.
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09.02 774'
09.03 596'
09.04 562'
09.05 501'
09.06 545'
09.07 561'
09.08 1,787'
09.11 856'
09.12 551'
09.13 877'
09.14 733'

mtd 8,343'
ytd 168,147'
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I can't be president of a club I don't even belong to, you skunk!
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There, their, You are over 6,000' so you made the club Mr. President
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5 Sept 24 miles / 1,196'
7 Sept 23 miles / 1,495'
8 Sept 76 miles / 5879'
9 Sept 30 miles / 1540'
11 Sept 17.3 miles / 980'
12 Sept 14.7 miles / 967'
13 Sept 18.2 miles / 872'
14 Sept 7.2 miles / 1151'
14 Sept 24.8 miles / 2011'
15 Sept 21 miles / 769'
17 Sept 7.2 miles / 1151'


MTD - 263 miles / 18,011'
YTD - 4338 miles / 252,895'
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There, their, You are over 6,000' so you made the club Mr. President
I've been waiting for DAYS to use that.

I'm slacking this month, it's awful. Going to have to really ramp it up starting to day to achieve anything close to my goals.
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