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Old 08-17-07, 01:53 PM   #1
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Cool Wheeze Century?

Cool Wheeze Century 2morrow? - any old pharts or phartettes gonna wheeze their way thru?

letz hookup for a short 'smoke' - sage sounds about right ...
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Looks like the fire is right on a fault line.
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Well I was going to do the century but then decided... nah, because of the smoke, the metric. Now maybe I'll get up late and just do the 30 and then drive over to lunch.

Doesn't that sound better!?
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My gang will be starting the metric double at 7:30. If the smoke is bad we will make adjustments, but I think it will be fine. Looking forward to a popsicle at the last rest. Last year I had two.
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Well I was going to do the century but then decided... nah, because of the smoke, the metric. Now maybe I'll get up late and just do the 30 and then drive over to lunch.

Doesn't that sound better!?
PAM, conditions have actually gotten sig. better.
All the official weather forecasters are predicting more clearing of the smoke.
Today certainly went a long way to doing that, it was really quite nice in the afternoon.
continued light west breeze should help get it even clearer.

hope we run into each other... not literally of course...

whatever you decide, have a great time 2morrow - same,same to everyone ridin this weekend
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Hi,

I've done this ride with my club the past 5 or 6 years. Unfortunately, the timing didn't work out this year with my family vacation. I think that there will be a contingent from my club though. Look for the pink and blue.

Have fun everyone and I hope that the smoke dissipates.
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Looks like the fire is right on a fault line.
ROTFLMAO ! great!
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That sounds like a fun one, maybe we can join you next year. I hope the smoke won't be a problem for anyone.
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I don't feel like driving all the way to Ventura for a "maybe" ride.
I'll ride my own century in San Diego.
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I'll ride my own century in San Diego.
You riding your age again?
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Hi,

I've done this ride with my club the past 5 or 6 years. Unfortunately, the timing didn't work out this year with my family vacation. I think that there will be a contingent from my club though. Look for the pink and blue.

Have fun everyone and I hope that the smoke dissipates.
Cleave? In the 50+ forum? I knew you had a birthday coming up, was it the big 5-0?
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You riding your age again?
It would be really cool to be 100 and be able to ride a century!

Just got back from my 110 miles ride = my age X 2

I'm training for the "Ride Without Limits 200 mile ride in two days" next month.
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It would be really cool to be 100 and be able to ride a century!

Just got back from my 110 miles ride = my age X 2

I'm training for the "Ride Without Limits 200 mile ride in two days" next month.
So exactly how old are you anyway?
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Cleave? In the 50+ forum? I knew you had a birthday coming up, was it the big 5-0?
Hi John,

Yes, the BIG 5-0 is two weeks away. My being here was discussed in another post. However, I figured that I'd join this subforum a bit early since I've been racing 50+ all year.
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So exactly how old are you anyway?
I need DG's advise to answer that question
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Finished the ride - didn't take many photos. I was OK but my buddy had trouble with the smoke and soot. H got alittle wheezy and had me worried. Here are two images from today:

The Smoke Cloud overhead:


And my favorite little climb - no water this year! Darn!
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Finished the ride - didn't take many photos. I was OK but my buddy had trouble with the smoke and soot. H got alittle wheezy and had me worried.
saw a guy with a jersey just like your avatar at the lunch stop, made me think of you...
I was gonna stop him and ask if he knew 'Pam', but then he looked like he was walking with a purpose, maybe the bathroom?
shame... I shoulda asked
until I can start putting 'real people' to the posts, the list remains interesting, but distant conversation.
sorry
but thats just the way it is for me.
i read the posts of triumphs and difficulties and as much as I'd like feel connected, its mostly a disconnect. Even though I know its all real people out there. I guess I'm so old fashioned I can't tranpose the ancient sense of 'community' to this new fangled way.
debate on 'what is real' aside, 'real' to me is face to face
anyway, looks like you, Pam, had a great day. As did I, and from the looks on most riders faces, so did many. inspite of some tiny geography in our valley, we do have a wonderful array of different ride experiences to offer. And from what I could see the local cagers behaved themselves quite well in the face of a sea of riders
And, yes, your 2nd pic - of East Mtn Dr, is always one of my most favorite places to go, and never disappoints.
anyway, its been fun
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I'm training for the "Ride Without Limits 200 mile ride in two days" next month.
Don't put yourself through the punishment- That second day will be a killer. Do the 200 in 1 day
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Pam, I asked some BCI riders about you, and they didn't know if you were there.
I have asthma and the smoke never bothered me, in fact, I only smelled the fire early near Ojai.
My group did a modified version of the double metric and I got to pig out at all the rest stops we went to. I love eating my way through a long ride with cookies and fruit at the stops, sandwiches and chips at lunch,two popsicles at the last stop, then chicken, tri-tip, salad, vegetables, pasta, and a roll at the end.
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Cyclezen and Big John:

Thanks for letting me know you saw other BCI jerseys. I started late (7:30a) and guess I missed everyone and didn't see one BCI rider although I saw many for Bike Forums (see the So Cal Regional thread) riders, some I know. I was kindof at the tail end of the ride all day, more with the DM people, and was always playing catch up. I was with a buddy doing his second century and we were just cruising along. I always like this ride, never miss it, but this year was not my favorite - alittle too warm for me (BTW I was not wearing a BCI jersey this year - I had on a sleeveless jersey).
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BTW Cyclezen: As we climb through that little area on Mountain Drive I've always noticed two things (as I am usually going very slow and have time for these observations!) but there are hiking trails (to Cold Springs?) and Mountain Biking trails. I often day dream about mountain biking up there instead of climbing on the road. Has anyone hike or riding either? Would like to know if it's worth going back up there for that.
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I started at 7:30, too, with these friends.

That's me at the top left.
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BTW Cyclezen: As we climb through that little area on Mountain Drive I've always noticed two things (as I am usually going very slow and have time for these observations!) but there are hiking trails (to Cold Springs?) and Mountain Biking trails. I often day dream about mountain biking up there instead of climbing on the road. Has anyone hike or riding either? Would like to know if it's worth going back up there for that.
Cold Spring Trail is definitely one of my favs.
Its always an interesting hike. Always runnin into something 'different' up there.
But, I prefer Mid_march or later, until early June. Less annoyin bugs and the creek is still running well, flowers is bloomin and generally things are very green.
At this time of year things get VERY Brown, and the trail (as with most trails) can get very dusty. Not the worst place to be, but a nice shoulder high southeast swell hittin the south facin beaches is a moe betta place to be...

Yes, lotsa Gonzo singletrackers like that as a start/end point. I prefer goin by foot into the hills. Gives me more time and attention to place on the little things. There's so much to be seen which I can't do iff'n I'm concentrating on not killin meself on some scary singletrak. I usually stay on the fire roads if i'm on the bikes. Less intrusive to the welcome solitude. just a quirk.

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I started at 7:30, too, with these friends.
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That's me at the top left.
I remember seein that jersey on a number of riders at the lunch stop. Can't say that I remember if you might have been one of them.
it was fun lookin at all the different kit that riders wore.
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