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HuffinandPuffin 02-28-14 03:18 PM

Palm Springs Tramway Metric Century March 29 - Who's In?
 
For those of you that missed the fun, excitement and challenge :lol:, (translation = pain, suffering and exhaustion) of the Tour De Palm Springs 2014 ride this year don't despair, there's still hope. I've taken the 50 mile route they had this year, (http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3855865 ), and added a little twist to it :D (http://www.strava.com/segments/compl...-climb-5522425) that will enable you to experience the breathtaking views and the peaceful tranquility of the Desert like never before. No longer do you need to wake up at 2:30 in the morning to ride with the "crazies" on the deserted streets of LA now you can sleep in till 5:30 and still ride with those same "crazies" on the deserted streets of the desert :lol:.

I think maybe I got too much sun on my last ride. :roflmao2:

Pm me or post if in.

In so far:

HuffinandPuffin

TrojanHorse

Tunavic



Date: March 29

Location: East Racquet Club Road & North Palm Canyon Drive (Highway 111) at the Carl's Jr.

Time: Paceline leaves at 8:00 am. Sharp.

Distance: 63.9 miles or whatever you feel like doing.

Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4124792

TrojanHorse 02-28-14 03:35 PM

Last one to the top buys lunch. Vic - I'd like a turkey sandwich with some avocado and swiss please. :roflmao2:

I cleaned up the route a little and got rid of all the cue sheet entries for "continue on" type turns that are meaningless:

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4129024

Otherwise it messes up my garmin.

tunavic 02-28-14 06:07 PM

@TrojanHorse I'm glad all it takes to fill you up is a healthy turkey sandwich??? Be ready for my real appetite - 6 double doubles....and yes, I've eaten 6 of them at one sitting in the past :crash:

Of course these days I'm mostly eating kale salad :roflmao2:

PhotoJoe 02-28-14 06:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tunavic (Post 16536747)
@TrojanHorse I'm glad all it takes to fill you up is a healthy turkey sandwich???

Quote:

Originally Posted by TrojanHorse (Post 16536337)
Last one to the top buys lunch. Vic - I'd like a turkey sandwich with some avocado and swiss please. :roflmao2:

Translating TH'ese to simple English: I expect a bacon-wrapped filet with a 6-pack of beer chased with a case of a Arogant Bastard Ale. :roflmao2:

I'd join you for the ride, but can't afford to feed myself, let alone the three of you!!!

tunavic 02-28-14 06:14 PM

Last one up buys lunch you said? No problem let's make sure @PhotoJoe shows up :roflmao2:

Quote:

Originally Posted by TrojanHorse (Post 16536337)
Last one to the top buys lunch. Vic - I'd like a turkey sandwich with some avocado and swiss please. :roflmao2:



PhotoJoe 02-28-14 06:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tunavic (Post 16536762)
Last one up buys lunch you said? No problem let's make sure @PhotoJoe shows up :roflmao2:

I'd be offended.....if it weren't soooo true. :thumb: If I collapse and die half-way up, do I still have to buy lunch? Technically, I would not have been the "last one up". :p

tunavic 02-28-14 07:11 PM

@PhotoJoe I wouldn't have any idea about your current riding abilities as my Strava friend request is still pending but it's only been 1 year :roflmao2::roflmao2:

And to answer your question, no you wouldn't have to buy, I would pick the cash out of your pocket on the way down :D

PJ, where else would you get all this love?

PhotoJoe 02-28-14 08:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tunavic (Post 16536897)
@PhotoJoe I wouldn't have any idea about your current riding abilities as my Strava friend request is still pending but it's only been 1 year :roflmao2::roflmao2:

I'm doing you a favor. If we were "Strava-Friends", your feed would be all about me. PhotoJoe did this ride. PhotoJoe did that ride. PhotoJoe holds the record on this segment. Blah blah blah.


Quote:

Originally Posted by tunavic (Post 16536897)
I would pick the cash out of your pocket on the way down :D

PJ, where else would you get all this love?

1) My wife
2) My kids
3) Work
4) Complete strangers in the food stamp line
5) My parents
6) The guys I met in prison
7) My dog

Vic - in all seriousness, I don't see a friend request from you. Try again, would'ya?

tunavic 02-28-14 10:11 PM

I thought you looked familiar (#6) :roflmao2:

Ok so in all seriousness, will you be able to join us?

jsigone 02-28-14 10:54 PM

sounds like a fun party:speedy:

PhotoJoe 03-01-14 09:56 AM

Not sure. I'll have to work out some things.

Is it really less than 4 miles of riding?

TrojanHorse 03-01-14 10:59 AM

The tramway is about 3.3 of straight up hill and it's steeper than GMR by an addition 3% or so grade.

The REST of the ride is a nice flat 60 miles or so of me thinking about the most delicious sammich on earth. Vic - I don't care how many double doubles you eat after you buy me that sandwich.

jsigone - you going to join us? Maybe you can rent a unicycle or something to keep it challenging for you. :lol:

TrojanHorse 03-23-14 04:27 PM

1 week left - anybody else in for some fun?

To recap: short climb up the tramway followed by approx. 55 miles of flat desert riding in Palm Springs. 3 stars out of 5 on the photojoe difficulty scale.

Climb will be at your own pace, with frequent breaks to laugh at me panting (must see!) and then presumably recreational pace around PS.

PhotoJoe 03-23-14 04:37 PM

OK, I enjoyed riding with you all so much yesterday....I'm in. See ya there!

PhotoJoe 03-23-14 04:38 PM

not!!!!

TrojanHorse 03-23-14 04:45 PM

I don't think mods are supposed to be bitter like that. I'm telling.

HuffinandPuffin 03-23-14 05:49 PM

Say it ain't so, Joe!!!!!!

Erwin8r 03-23-14 11:06 PM

Can I start at the top of the Tramway? You know, like golf or bowling--A handicap of sorts... lol

TrojanHorse 03-23-14 11:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Erwin8r (Post 16605280)
Can I start at the top of the Tramway? You know, like golf or bowling--A handicap of sorts... lol

you can start wherever you want but I'm not sure how you're going to get back up the tramway to finish. :innocent:

You can certainly skip the tramway part if you want to ride the rest of the thing with us. :)

tunavic 03-23-14 11:54 PM

Damn, now we need to find a different patsy to pay for lunch (I might be the patsy now) :roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2:

Quote:

Originally Posted by PhotoJoe (Post 16604299)
not!!!!


PhotoJoe 03-24-14 07:37 AM

IF I were nice, I would offer to buy lunch for everyone, based on the concept that he who sits on the couch is slower than he who rides it yet finishes last!.

TrojanHorse 03-26-14 12:00 AM

OK but seriously, nobody out there wants to do a nice metric through Palm Springs Saturday? Vic is buying sammiches (presumably)! The ONLY climb is a dinky little 3 mile job, c'mon!

tunavic 03-26-14 12:36 AM

I'm trying to round up one or two from the Redlands bike club - no success so far.

I sure hope its not windy Saturday like it was today. On my way home tonight there would be NO WAY anyone could stay upright on a bike.

TrojanHorse 03-26-14 01:40 AM

Well, we can just draft Huffin.

HuffinandPuffin 03-26-14 07:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tunavic (Post 16612165)
I sure hope its not windy Saturday like it was today.

Day Mar 29 Palm Desert Weather


http://s.imwx.com/v.20131006.214956/...con/120/30.png 86[SUP]F[/SUP]High Partly Cloudy:)


Chance of rain:0%
Wind: W at 7 mph
Humidity:30%
UV Index:8 - Very High
Sunrise: 6:37 am
Moonset: 6:16 pm

Here is the link http://www.weather.com/weather/wxdetail3/USCA0827


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