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Old 04-06-13, 08:22 AM   #26
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Old 04-14-13, 11:58 AM   #27
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Rainy days are the days I can't draft anybody, they're all drafting me!

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Marc, I should have fenders for that ride, so if you can keep down the pace, feel free to draft me!
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Helluva is on my list every year. But I live close enough that if it's going to rain, I stay home. More often than not, heat and the UV index are the issues, not rain. I can't say that I have THE distinctive recumbent anymore; but I CAN say that we're all in the same group.
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What are you saying B.P. you ridin a diamond frame now?
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What are you saying B.P. you ridin a diamond frame now?
Nope, but last year when I rode my highracer, someone else showed up with a similar one. There's probably less than a dozen or so in the States, so figure the odds??? There were also a few faired contraptions, from a velomobile to a couple of F-40s. So I'm not the ONLY fast recumbent anymore. We all know each other, though.

I'm doing some extensive bodywork on the carbon lowracer in my avatar. I sure hope I can get it on the road this year, but there's a lot of work to do!
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I've had an obligation come up and won't make it for the May 5th ride, but probably will for One Helluva Ride, I plan to make the Torch Lake ride this year also, I was in the area last year and it looked like that will be a beautiful way to spend a day.

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Keep yer fingers crossed - weather is looking Ok for the MGST at the moment - partly cloudy and 68.

I indicated my intent to do the 45-mile ride, but considering the 27 miles I did last Saturday is the most I've done in one shot all season, I'm not sure I'm ready for the 45. On the other hand, the 27 had lots of little hills, and I understand MGST is pretty flat. I'm hoping to get a quick 20 in tomorrow after work, so we'll see how I feel about things on Sunday.
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Here's a link to a new ride that's just starting up this year Gran Fondo Grand Rapids It's new, so I know nothing about the route or how well it's organized but I'm going to try to make it if I can.
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Just visited the AABTS site. What's interesting is they make a mass migration down to Kentucky for the Horsey Hundred on Memorial Day weekend. Come to think about it, there always seems to be good representation from MI on the major local rides.

Looks like a fun ride. Probably a tough sell for the anchors. Any good outlet malls up there?
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Here's a link to a new ride that's just starting up this year Gran Fondo Grand Rapids It's new, so I know nothing about the route or how well it's organized but I'm going to try to make it if I can.
Holy Moly, I know it's for a good cause, but they better serve Perrier at the rest stops for that kind of fee.

I could borrow a University of Louisville bike jersey for that one. I'm sure I'd be warmly received.
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I did horsey last year. Went alone. You can see me sidling around the corner at 37 seconds, here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD8Bf...yer_detailpage

Not going this year, but maybe next year.
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I did horsey last year. Went alone. You can see me sidling around the corner at 37 seconds, here:
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Not going this year, but maybe next year.
Wow. Last year was unseasonably hot and strong riders said to hell with it and cut it short.

Unfortunately the ride always falls on my anniversary so there's little chance I'll be given the OK for that one.
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Hmm, I'm a noob training for a 5 day/250 mile tour in August. The 64 mile OHR ride might be a fun fit into my schedule. Is it rookie friendly?
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Holy Moly, I know it's for a good cause, but they better serve Perrier at the rest stops for that kind of fee.
I dunno - you can pay an entry fee of $25 to something like the Tour de Cure and be required to raise something like $300 to ride, or you can do something like this and just pay the $50. They do give you an option of raising $500 which completely waives the registration fee.
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Hmm, I'm a noob training for a 5 day/250 mile tour in August. The 64 mile OHR ride might be a fun fit into my schedule. Is it rookie friendly?
I've never ridden the OHR, but the events I've been to thus far are extremely relaxed - you get folks out with their dogs in trailers and in baskets, kids on their bikes with training wheels, teenagers in shorts and t-shirts on 20" bikes, recumbents, trikes, guys on $3000 road bikes in full kit. Half the fun is checking out all the different bikes and the people riding them!

I'm planning on doing the metric at the OHR.
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I've never ridden the OHR, but the events I've been to thus far are extremely relaxed - you get folks out with their dogs in trailers and in baskets, kids on their bikes with training wheels, teenagers in shorts and t-shirts on 20" bikes, recumbents, trikes, guys on $3000 road bikes in full kit. Half the fun is checking out all the different bikes and the people riding them!

I'm planning on doing the metric at the OHR.
Thanks, it's on the calendar!
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At least for the Tour de Cure: Hampton roads, the minimum that had to be raised was $175 in addition to the registration fee. The Capital to Capital ride in VA is dependent on the distance you register for and the time at which you register(see below).

2013 Registration for the Cap 2 Cap 2013 ride

[TABLE="class: cms_table"]
[TR="class: cms_table_head"]
[TD]RIDE & DISTANCE[/TD]
[TD]BEFORE
1/1[/TD]
[TD]BEFORE
4/16[/TD]
[TD]BEFORE
5/9[/TD]
[TD]RIDEDAY[/TD]
[TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]SyCom Century
(100 mi)[/TD]
[TD]$55[/TD]
[TD]$65[/TD]
[TD]$75[/TD]
[TD]$80[/TD]
[TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Sands-Anderson Half Century
(50 mi)[/TD]
[TD]$50[/TD]
[TD]$60[/TD]
[TD]$70[/TD]
[TD]$80[/TD]
[TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Busch Gardens Quarter Century (25 mi)[/TD]
[TD]$50[/TD]
[TD]$60[/TD]
[TD]$70[/TD]
[TD]$80[/TD]
[TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Youth (under 17)
(any above ride)[/TD]
[TD]$35[/TD]
[TD]$35[/TD]
[TD]$35[/TD]
[TD]$50[/TD]
[TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Eco-Discovery Park Fun Ride
Williamsburg
(15 mi)[/TD]
[TD]$30[/TD]
[TD]$35[/TD]
[TD]$35[/TD]
[TD]$40[/TD]
[TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[/TABLE]


The website for full details. http://virginiacapitaltrail.org/cap2cap-ride/

But back on topic--it looks like a good event.
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Which tour ya doing, Chuck?
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Me, I do bike tours because I like to ride; and if they contribute some of the proceeds to a cause so much the better. Some of the 'charities' seem to have turned the tables, though. They want you to fund-raise until it hurts, and to reward you for your efforts they offer a bike ride. Those rides I don't do. If I want the charity to get money, I donate; if I want to ride I can go elsewhere.
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A charity thing - you can read about it here: wheelsovermichigan.weebly.com For me it's an adventure that has the huge bonus of a cool (to me) cause, and it's helping me to lose weight.

Ludington to Mackinaw City mostly up the coast; there are no hills, right?

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I've had an obligation come up and won't make it for the May 5th ride, but probably will for One Helluva Ride, I plan to make the Torch Lake ride this year also, I was in the area last year and it looked like that will be a beautiful way to spend a day.

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When is Torch Lake?
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Keep yer fingers crossed - weather is looking Ok for the MGST at the moment - partly cloudy and 68.

I indicated my intent to do the 45-mile ride, but considering the 27 miles I did last Saturday is the most I've done in one shot all season, I'm not sure I'm ready for the 45. On the other hand, the 27 had lots of little hills, and I understand MGST is pretty flat. I'm hoping to get a quick 20 in tomorrow after work, so we'll see how I feel about things on Sunday.
I haven't had a free dry evening for a practice ride for about three weeks! I think I may join you on the short ride. Keep in touch!
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A charity thing - you can read about it here: wheelsovermichigan.weebly.com For me it's an adventure that has the huge bonus of a cool (to me) cause, and it's helping me to lose weight.

Ludington to Mackinaw City mostly up the coast; there are no hills, right?
dunno if you're kidding, but just fyi, there are a lot of hills. The road does not always hug the beach. When it leaves the beach on the western side of MI, it rises. Then you come back to the beach, and leave it again.
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Thanks, it's on the calendar!
Welcome, Chuck! If you're up in Holly, you are already used to some big hills for Michigan! I went riding there once with a friend from the Genessee club, and it was quite a ride. Started in Linden, I think and went west from there.
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dunno if you're kidding, but just fyi, there are a lot of hills. The road does not always hug the beach. When it leaves the beach on the western side of MI, it rises. Then you come back to the beach, and leave it again.
I was kidding. And I think about those hills almost every day as I'm dropping tonnage, which was part of my motivation to commit to this ride.
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