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    Quote Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
    If you're like me you have more parts coming in than miles going out.

    I always have trouble getting into a routine when something changes but I'm really looking forward to the time change on Sunday!
    That's about par for the course for me too.

    I don't like it when they move my cheese...or change the time.
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    IT'S ON!!!!! Who's in? I had made some other plans, but am trying to change them now. I want to do this.
    @TrojanHorse @Erwin8r @Beachgrad05 @tunavic @jsigone

    From the WPH FB page:

    UPDATE 12PM MAR 8TH

    DEAR RIDAZZ, ATHLETES, FRIENDS
    YOUR HELP IS NEEDED.
    YOUR COOPERATION IS NEEDED.

    THE MARATHON CRASH RACE IS CANCELLED FOR THIS YEAR.

    The situation is this. 5 days ago The City of Los Angeles served us
    with a violation notice regarding the Marathon Crash Race, threatening criminal liability and imprisonment should the event move forward without a permit. Such a notice has never been issued in the 4 years prior. There was no choice but to immediately cancel the event.

    The cancellation of the Marathon Crash Race is a huge loss, as one of the 3 points races in the Unified Title Series, and for the thousands of people who simply show up to ride some of the most famous streets in the world.

    Today, thanks to Herbalife International I am proud to announce that the Unified Title Series has been saved. With their commitment and the commitment of the Mayor's Office and the City of Los Angeles, we are able continue with a complete series (Announcement soon). Furthermore, we look forward to working with the Mayor's office and the City of Los Angeles to bring back the Marathon Crash Race for 2015 as a legitimate permitted event.

    TOMORROW MORNING:
    Gather 3AM Roll 4AM (REMEMBER DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME!)
    TANGS DONUT SUNSET / FOUNTAIN

    Realizing that people will come to "crash" the course, as they have done long before Wolfpack Hustle organized this event, the City, the LAPD and the Mayor's office worked extremely hard to make a permit available as of Friday night at approximately 8pm. Because it is logistically impossible to provide a safe arena for a race, this permit is made available for a FUN RIDE ONLY. This is where your cooperation is needed.

    THIS NOT A RACE.
    THERE IS NO FINISH LINE.
    NO WINNERS.
    NO LOSERS.
    NO AWARDS.
    THE LAPD IS PROVIDING A CONTROLLED FUN RIDE ONLY.

    LETS FINISH THIS RIDE TOGETHER AS ONE COMMUNITY.

    I want to introduce you to Damian Kevitt, a fellow hit and run survivor who some may know as the man who's leg was torn off as he was being dragged by a car driver onto the 5 freeway. We may never find the coward who did this, but we can all celebrate the courage shown by Damian who, after multiple surgeries and with a prostetic leg in place, has come back to ride again and will help lead the Marathon Crash ride.

    THE LAPD will be out there to run a rolling closure.
    We MUST stay within this closure.
    LACBC IS GRACIOUSLY PROVIDING ROUTE MARSHALS

    PLEASE SHOW the city that cyclists can be a unified group. Lets make this ride safe and fun and let's send a message to the City of Los Angeles that we mean business and we want to ride LOS ANGELES

    CAN YOU DIG IT?

    -Roadblock
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    Dammit, there goes my cheese again.

    OK, same plan as before? Meet at that parking structure at 3 am?

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    I'm in. See you there at 3am!!!
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    LA Marathon Crash Race (Wolfpack Hustle) 2014 - March 9 - IT'S ON!

    You guys so crazy. Have fun
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beachgrad05 View Post
    You guys so crazy. Have fun
    Yeah, and holy cats I'm wiped out from my ride today. So tired!

    Oh well, rest when you're dead.

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    I'm also wiped out and won't be making the ride.

    I try to ride with better riders than myself. Today I rode a century with riders that are much stronger than I am. At mile 75 I called it quits and called a buddy for a ride. I'm totally exhausted and first going to bed now.

    http://www.strava.com/activities/118901128

    You all have a great time!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tunavic View Post
    I'm also wiped out and won't be making the ride.

    I try to ride with better riders than myself. Today I rode a century with riders that are much stronger than I am. At mile 75 I called it quits and called a buddy for a ride. I'm totally exhausted and first going to bed now.

    http://www.strava.com/activities/118901128

    You all have a great time!!
    I think I would have died... I don't know what was going on but right about mile 46 or so today my legs said "OK, done" and I hobbled home. Hopefully they'll be recovered by 3 am. I guess it's just a "ride", not a "race" so no big deal!

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    On the way back to Redlands the wind was not too bad but constant. Didn't let up. No wonder the ride to the Chino area was so easy

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    Quote Originally Posted by tunavic View Post
    On the way back to Redlands the wind was not too bad but constant. Didn't let up. No wonder the ride to the Chino area was so easy
    Gets me every time... I rode the 25 miles down to the beach at a brisk pace thinking "mild headwind, can't wait to enjoy the tail wind on the way home"

    Nope. Wrong again. It wasn't awful though.

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    LOL! Have a great time tomorrow. It's lights out for me now - having trouble keeping my eyes open and it's only 8 PM

    Quote Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
    Gets me every time... I rode the 25 miles down to the beach at a brisk pace thinking "mild headwind, can't wait to enjoy the tail wind on the way home"

    Nope. Wrong again. It wasn't awful though.

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    really? Darn! I already made plans for another ride from a Azusa to Whittier Narrows tomorrow morning . we're starting at 8 a.m. At 39 and Ranch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tunavic View Post
    Today I rode a century with riders that are much stronger than I am.
    Carbon Canyon, you guys were living on the wild side. It's probably not so bad in a group but I was too scared to ride it solo when I lived in Chino Hills.

    Quote Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
    Gets me every time... I rode the 25 miles down to the beach at a brisk pace thinking "mild headwind, can't wait to enjoy the tail wind on the way home"
    You have a power meter, just dial in 300 watts and ignore the wind

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    Missed all you sleepy-heads this morning. TH and I had a GREAT ride!

    http://app.strava.com/activities/119080797

    I got 30 minutes of sleep last night. I'm going back to bed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunbar View Post
    Carbon Canyon, you guys were living on the wild side. It's probably not so bad in a group but I was too scared to ride it solo when I lived in Chino Hills.

    You have a power meter, just dial in 300 watts and ignore the wind
    I agree about Carbon Canyon - I did it once solo (from the other direction) and I don't see what the fuss is about. It's not really a great cycling road at all, and there's tons of traffic.

    As for the meter - I can't seem to find the dial but my hour and a half "power" number rhymes with "two hundred" not "three hundred"

    That ride was a lot of fun too, once we got out of the messy pack we started with. Fixie city and those guys don't know how to ride straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoJoe View Post
    Missed all you sleepy-heads this morning. TH and I had a GREAT ride!

    http://app.strava.com/activities/119080797

    I got 30 minutes of sleep last night. I'm going back to bed.
    That's a lot of trophies there!

    I got second for the whole crash route. I'm already down to 81st as more and more people enter their data but it was fun for about 10 minutes.

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    Not my video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4A6ik...ature=youtu.be

    Ride Report:

    TH and I met up at 3am. In hindsight, that was probably earlier than necessary, but better early than late. We hung out on the sidewalk by McD's for a while, waiting for LAPD to shut down Sunset Blvd. They did that around 3:45 at which point the cyclists filled it in, all facing SE. I'm still not sure why, but at 4am, they turned everyone around and started us heading NW. It turned out they cut about 10 miles off the ride. The good part is they cut out worst neighborhoods, so that was fine with me. In looking at the crowds before the start, I would estimate that the crowd was only about 20% of the size of last year's ride. That make sense with all the confusion leading up to this ride. I would estimate that there were about 1,000 riders total this year.

    About 4:10?? we rolled. TH and I dropped in about half-way back in the pack. While it wasn't a race, the riding was a bit sketchy until the pack separated out a bit. We just took our time, looked for opportunities to space ourselves from the packs that made us nervous and rode our ride. OK, in all reality, we rode TH's ride. Dude seriously tried to kill me! He knows I haven't been riding. Actually, it felt good. It hurt, but felt good.

    I don't know what the temps were, but it was a beautiful morning. With daylight savings time, it was dark all the way until we got to the train. I like this better because it adds to the concept of the "night ride". It just isn't the same if the sun comes up.

    It's fun to see how people outfit their stuff. Some had no lights at all. Some had led strands around their helmets. There were a wide variety of spoke lights. Several had little radios playing. One guy was pulling a trailer with a couple of large speakers, one of which was a sub. This means it needed an amp. That amp needed a battery. I can't imagine how much that trailer weighed! Then there was one guy with a bike loaded with enough bags that he could have been touring the country. Guy was a strong rider, so maybe he actually was touring.

    LA MARATHON 2015 is March 22. Who's in????

    1) PhotoJoe
    2) TrojanHorse
    3) Erwin8r
    4) ???
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    Seems there were some selfish entitled jerks along as well that may not bode well for city working with WH and Roadblock:

    The City Told Wolfpack Hustle Not to Race. Like That Was Gonna Work | The Informer | Los Angeles | Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly
    http://www.tofighthiv.org/site/TR/Events/AIDSLifeCycleCenter?px=2914622&pg=personal&fr_id=1770

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoJoe View Post
    Not my video:

    Wolfpack Hustle : Crash Marathon RACE... errr RIDE!!! 2014 - YouTube

    Ride Report:

    TH and I met up at 3am. In hindsight, that was probably earlier than necessary, but better early than late. We hung out on the sidewalk by McD's for a while, waiting for LAPD to shut down Sunset Blvd. They did that around 3:45 at which point the cyclists filled it in, all facing SE. I'm still not sure why, but at 4am, they turned everyone around and started us heading NW. It turned out they cut about 10 miles off the ride. The good part is they cut out worst neighborhoods, so that was fine with me. In looking at the crowds before the start, I would estimate that the crowd was only about 20% of the size of last year's ride. That make sense with all the confusion leading up to this ride. I would estimate that there were about 1,000 riders total this year.

    About 4:10?? we rolled. TH and I dropped in about half-way back in the pack. While it wasn't a race, the riding was a bit sketchy until the pack separated out a bit. We just took our time, looked for opportunities to space ourselves from the packs that made us nervous and rode our ride. OK, in all reality, we rode TH's ride. Dude seriously tried to kill me! He knows I haven't been riding. Actually, it felt good. It hurt, but felt good.

    I don't know what the temps were, but it was a beautiful morning. With daylight savings time, it was dark all the way until we got to the train. I like this better because it adds to the concept of the "night ride". It just isn't the same if the sun comes up.

    It's fun to see how people outfit their stuff. Some had no lights at all. Some had led strands around their helmets. There were a wide variety of spoke lights. Several had little radios playing. One guy was pulling a trailer with a couple of large speakers, one of which was a sub. This means it needed an amp. That amp needed a battery. I can't imagine how much that trailer weighed! Then there was one guy with a bike loaded with enough bags that he could have been touring the country. Guy was a strong rider, so maybe he actually was touring.

    LA MARATHON 2015 is March 22. Who's in????

    1) PhotoJoe
    2) TrojanHorse
    3) ???
    3. Erwin

    I had a great ride on Sunday morning--what a beautiful day. If I survive the upcoming GMR ride (hint, hint), I'll commit to the 2015 Crash Ride LOL!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoJoe View Post
    Dude seriously tried to kill me! He knows I haven't been riding.
    Lies! We rode at a nice recovery pace.

    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoJoe View Post
    Actually, it felt good. It hurt, but felt good.
    See?

    If there was any craziness off the front, we totally missed it. Joe said he did see one rider go down in a sort of sloppy double turn fairly early on - I saw plenty of skidding in that corner from the fixie crowd but missed the rider falling.

    As for speeds - we spent most of our time well above the 15 mph max. take that LAPD! Matter of fact, I averaged 17+, and that included stopping to fix my reluctant garmin, and we could have easily gone faster if we wanted to (lots of downhills), but as I mentioned, it was a nice recover ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
    We rode at a nice recovery pace.

    blah, blah, blah.......
    .......we could have easily gone faster...blah blah blah....it was a nice recover ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erwin8r View Post
    3. Erwin

    I had a great ride on Sunday morning--what a beautiful day. If I survive the upcoming GMR ride (hint, hint), I'll commit to the 2015 Crash Ride LOL!!
    Not that this will be the official list, but got you down. You'll have a blast!
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