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Old 10-22-12, 12:53 AM   #51
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Look - Beanz already has you looking for hills!

The man's crazy! Honestly though, sometimes you need to simply know that something is possible in order to attempt it. We aren't blazing up the road by any stretch so I'm sure you'd be perfectly capable of doing what we're doing.

Flights are cheap, c'mon out and give it a shot.
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Old 10-22-12, 06:35 AM   #52
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You have to remember I'm in Florida - luckily a part that is a bit hillier than some others, but difficult to find any long distant hills. But I will find some soon. A sick child last week definitely curtailed my planned rides for the part of last week. He's better now - yeah.
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Old 10-22-12, 11:33 AM   #53
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How late in the year can you ride up GMR? I'm tired or reading about it, I want to do it. It's a 600 mile R/T, but my Jetta gets 40 mph so if you keep having these GMR rides I'm going to make it down there. BTW, I don't do hot.
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Old 10-22-12, 11:39 AM   #54
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How late in the year can you ride up GMR? I'm tired or reading about it, I want to do it. It's a 600 mile R/T, but my Jetta gets 40 mph so if you keep having these GMR rides I'm going to make it down there. BTW, I don't do hot.
I've done GMR to the village on a sunny Christmas morning. I believe it is more around late Jan and Feb that ther might be more of a chance that the conditions may stop you. Maybe a week or two that it is not rideable.

Once Hillbasher and I rode up in Feb (?). Looked clear but we hit black ice about 4 miles before the village so we turned back.

This is a blog post from New Years eve. Wearing short sleeves, 72 degrees, nice sunny day. Check out the pictures.

http://mrbeanzandhisbikerides.blogsp...ve-123111.html
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OK, we need PhotoJoe's picture of this guy: (the young man in the InCycle jersey behind his dad in the crash test dummy jersey on a tandem)

We were on the early part of the hill just chatting with a bunch of the other riders going up and PJ told the dad, "Hey, your son is just sitting back there playing Nintendo" and sure enough, the young man reached into his dad's center jersey pocket, took out his nintendo and started playing while riding up GMR. I about died laughing.
So, I just came across this picture and realized I never posted it. Sorry. I know, this is a zombie thread, but this kid was so cool, it had to be posted!

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Ah to be young again ... with the old man as captain!

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