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    Erect member since 1953 cccorlew's Avatar
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    Climbed my age (x100)

    My friend Joyce called and asked "Wanta climb on Saturday" and I said yes. We ended up at about 65 miles with my Garmin reporting 5400 feet of up. Later my Ascent software "smoothed" it down just a touch, but I'm still going to claim that 5400 feet, darn it.

    Our ride took us from the warm Diablo Valley to the foggy wet Berkeley hills and then back to now-really-hot Contra Costa County, out the the San Joaquin and back to Central Contra Costa.

    It's amazing how much the temps can change so much in such a short distance.
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    Elite Rider Hermes's Avatar
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    Nicely done. I like the climbing your age times 100 thing.

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    Looks like a *fun* ride.

    I am thinking about riding Zonatandem's age x 100 on Sept. 7 but not sure I'm ready for it...

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    Don't mince words Red Rider's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes View Post
    Nicely done. I like the climbing your age times 100 thing.
    So do I. Very clever.

    No more wussing out on hills, I guess.
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    gone ride'n cyclinfool's Avatar
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    Looks like a great route - great climb!
    "Of all the things I ever lost I miss my mind the most." Mark Twain
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    Animal.... just a mountain climbing animal.
    Oh I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused. But since their wings have got rusted, you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain, that's when I knew that I could not refuse. And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSLeVan View Post
    Animal.... just a mountain climbing animal.
    +1

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