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Old 02-09-14, 10:57 PM   #26
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I want to give a shout out about one of our riders. This woman gets the HTFU award from us. She has only been riding a road bike less than a year. She gutted out the century. She started with us in morning and it took her all day...she was on course well past dark riding alone...but with her partner providing SAG van and directions once her Garmin died...she FINISHED the WHOLE ride. So proud of her.
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Wow, amazing effort on her part BG. She can take pride in saying she finished, no matter how long it took!
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I want to give a shout out about one of our riders.
I agree - riding 100 miles is no small accomplishment. Congratulations to your whole team! Cycling can be such a dumb, male dominated sport at times, even recreationally. It's nice to see the results from Lisa's efforts. Speaking of which, I didn't see her yesterday? Did she go?

My kids rode 25 miles (my daughter seems to hate cycling, it pains me) and are convinced (even the daughter) that they need to go 50 next year. I asked her how the ride went and she said "short"... so I tried telling her that most people never ride 25 miles in their whole lives, I'm not sure it sank in. She's a teenager. I'm going to start looking for a sufficiently girly road bike for her now, holler if you see something. Apparently the girly paint scheme is important.
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Apparently the girly paint scheme is important.
pink plasti dip is in your future
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The ladies from The Unlikely Cyclist made the Bianchi FB page. Pretty cool!
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. It's nice to see the results from Lisa's efforts. Speaking of which, I didn't see her yesterday? Did she go?
Lisa got the flu really bad and was unable to ride. She did drive out with her husband and they drove out on the course to cheer. We were able to contact her to SAG out the bike from our downed rider. Then she headed to the finish to cheer everyone as they arrived.

By the way how tall is your daughter? The new Bianchi's women's bikes are more girly this year.....Lisa has a few....LOL

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The ladies from The Unlikely Cyclist made the Bianchi FB page. Pretty cool!
Cool...Lisa took that pic of a small portion of us after finishing.

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No pink! Not my decision, she just isn't into pink. Her current bike is a sort of aqua color with lots of girly swirls and stuff on it.

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Lisa got the flu really bad and was unable to ride. She did drive out with her husband and they drove out on the course to cheer. We were able to contact her to SAG out the bike from our downed rider. Then she headed to the finish to cheer everyone as they arrived.

By the way how tall is your daughter? The new Bianchi's women's bikes are more girly this year.....Lisa has a few....LOL
She's 5'7" at the tender age of 13. I'm thinking used and about a 51cm... she doesn't need a bike that's more expensive than mine! If she likes Marci's then maybe Marci can get a new Bianchi, I could go for that.
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Do you think she would like something like this?



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Yeah, awesome except for the part about not wanting to spend a gazillion bucks.
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Yeah, awesome except for the part about not wanting to spend a gazillion bucks.
Perfect! Come on TH! A Landshark would make a perfect "first serious bike".
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I was only trying to be helpful TH. I read something about available in custom paint jobs and sizes and thought of you
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I'm just sayin!
She wants a pretty bike, dude. Not that hot rail yard looking remnant.

She is FAR from committed to cycling so I'm not going to go nuts here, but I think if I can find a reasonable bike she thinks "looks cool" I may be able to get her riding more often, and then if she beats her brother... well, get those competitive juices flowing.

I'd love to see both of them try out a triathlon - they're both fast runners, fast swimmers and decent bike riders. Not crazy fast or anything but they're good at all 3 events. No dice yet.
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I'd love to see both of them try out a triathlon - they're both fast runners, fast swimmers and decent bike riders. Not crazy fast or anything but they're good at all 3 events. No dice yet.
OK, now I'm not joking.

http://www.raceonthebase.com/

This will be my second year. It's a short race, and the scenery sucks. Otherwise, it's great.
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That looks pretty cool... if only I could run 100 yards. I talked it up with the kids though, maybe I can get them in it next year.
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From what she descibed there was no need to be right on her to pass....its not a race and passing that close is dangerous. Maybe it would have helped if he had called out since he was going by veryclose to her rather than further away...from what she has indicated...there was no need to pass that closely thus creating a bad situation...then to just leave an injured rider is unacceptable.
I think I caught a picture of the aftermath on my GoPro. Definitely looked like a collarbone injury. You must have been ahead of us as the fire truck went but us a few minutes before we got to the accident.

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From what she descibed there was no need to be right on her to pass....its not a race and passing that close is dangerous. Maybe it would have helped if he had called out since he was going by veryclose to her rather than further away...from what she has indicated...there was no need to pass that closely thus creating a bad situation...then to just leave an injured rider is unacceptable.
I think I caught a picture of the aftermath on my GoPro. Definitely looked like a collarbone injury. You must have been ahead of us as the fire truck went but us a few minutes before we got to the accident.

Thanks for sharing.

Turns out she didn't break the collarbone....she broke the greater tuberosity which I guess is upper arm near joint.

The man in SCOR jersey is an angel for stopping and waiting with her til EMS arrived as well as most of is. He didn't take off until pretty much the whole team was there. We can't thank him enough.
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Thanks for sharing.

Turns out she didn't break the collarbone....she broke the greater tuberosity which I guess is upper arm near joint.

The man in SCOR jersey is an angel for stopping and waiting with her til EMS arrived as well as most of is. He didn't take off until pretty much the whole team was there. We can't thank him enough.
That's great to hear about the SCOR jersey guy. I can't wrap around the fact that the other guy just took off. I'm sure his mug will be posted on the Photocrazy.com site in a few days... Just say'n.
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He can't hide. Hope she picks him out and publicizes it. Just so we can see what a complete ass looks like...Way to hang in there and do the right thing SCOR jersey guy !
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Booya!

If it weren't for stopping to wait for my teammates to catch up to me for about 20 min and stopping where my teammate was being tended to by EMS...my overall time would have been under 9 hours...probably more like 8.5 hrs or less....

My moving time may have been better too ...but I'm still pretty happy with the improvement

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Well done BG. You've been putting in the miles, that's for sure!

Pictures are up btw. Here's me out in the middle of the flipping desert somewhere:

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How did you get pics? It's saying Feb 17 now
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It didn't say that this AM

But yes, now it says Feb 17th. I have no idea why but I'm guessing it was to organize things better. That website was doing strange stuff today.
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