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Old 05-04-08, 01:43 PM   #1
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Wine Country Century w/ Pics

Yesterday, hubby and I worked the main rest stop for the Santa Rosa Cycling Club's annual Wine Country Century. What a blast! 2500 riders, including members of our forum and the NorCal forum. And I got to meet our very own Curtis (in the Campbell's Full of Beans jersey). I would not have met him were it not for the pair in his group wearing the 50+ jerseys. Great fun! It was a sea of bikes and colorful jerseys. (Never saw a "tridem" before! And loved that leopard handlebar tape.) And the weather was gorgeous.

The Santa Rosa Cycling Club rocks. I could not believe how organized everyone was - like a well-oiled machine. And super nice, too! I kept hearing from riders how much they appreciated all the food and great support. SRCC is putting on a club ride next Saturday for all the volunteers. Can't wait! Thank you SRCC; you did a fantastic job!
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Old 05-04-08, 01:54 PM   #2
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And here's a link to the Wine Country Century thread in the Nor Cal forum.

By the way, just got back from a 30 miler. Feels great to be back in the saddle again. Between sore backs and weekends with family, it's been a couple weeks since we took a decent ride. I believe that riding actually made my back feel better!
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Old 05-04-08, 02:36 PM   #3
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Thanks for the photos.

It was indeed a great ride. I love the route, and the support was grand. Even the weather was perfect.
The only downside: Riding past a zillion wineries and not stopping at one of them.

Great to meet TruF as well. I felt guilty for not flying the 50+ flag, but you know, you gotta wear all your jerseys or they get jealous.
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Old 05-04-08, 02:45 PM   #4
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Are you going to ride it next year? Riding makes my back feel better, usually.
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Old 05-04-08, 04:00 PM   #6
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Looks like everyone had fun.

The father of the 50+ jersey wearing another's "colors"?
I say the beans people payed him off.
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Old 05-04-08, 06:37 PM   #7
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Flickr slide show of a few Wine country century photos, mostly NorCal folks.
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Old 05-04-08, 06:48 PM   #8
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Great pics, cccorlew! What fun. Northern California sure has some great cycling. I had no idea until we started riding last year, and I've lived in the SF Bay Area just about all my life. There's a wonderful saying I recall from my horsebackriding days. It goes something like: Every day looks better when looking between the ears of a horse. We need to come up with a similar expression for riding bikes.
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I recognize Ron (spingineer). He comes to LA sometimes and I have ridden with him.
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We'd like to ride it next year. Maybe the 100K instead of the 100M, though.
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Great photos. Looks like great roads and a well-organized event.
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So, is a three-person bike still a tandem? Or does it have another name?
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Ah! A "tandem refers to the arrangement of the riders one behind the other rather than the number of riders." So that three-person bike is called a triple or triplet tandem. Thanks, Wikipedia!
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Tru, that looks like a great ride. You get to ride through all that beautiful scenery.... wow, what a dream.

Congratulations on getting back in the saddle for a nice ride today.
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Looks like everyone had fun.

The father of the 50+ jersey wearing another's "colors"?
I say the beans people payed him off.
Being Curtis's 1st lieutenant, I was intructed to wear the 50's flag along with my Sergeant, So General Corlew's brigade could easily bush wack and lay waste our younger opponents. I hope this clarifies the strategic operation in the wine fields.

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Thanks for the photos.

It was indeed a great ride. I love the route, and the support was grand. Even the weather was perfect.
The only downside: Riding past a zillion wineries and not stopping at one of them.

Great to meet TruF as well. I felt guilty for not flying the 50+ flag, but you know, you gotta wear all your jerseys or they get jealous.
Rest breaks every mile and "Tasters" at every stop.

And on such an important ride as this- It ought to be the "50+" Jersy or nothing.

So expect to see a naked rider wobbling all over the road on the next ride.
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Only an observation- But why did you need the "Extra" wide Porta Loo?

Curtis has just given me a clue---You did find the samplers from the Vineyards. Just don't tell cccorlew.
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But why did you need the "Extra" wide Porta Loo?
It's a tandem.
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Only an observation- But why did you need the "Extra" wide Porta Loo?
My wife + Her birthday + You can't see me in there smoking a ciggerette+spankings = You do the Math!
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