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    Domestic Domestique UnsafeAlpine's Avatar
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    I'm trying a stupid hard ride tomorrow

    Well, for me. 25 miles, over 1500 ft climbing, a few climbs of nearly 500 ft in less than a mile, all being done on a 53-39 crank. I'm overweight, waaaaaay out of shape, and, apart from a flat land ride this week, haven't ridden in 2 months. If I don't come back, you can be find me dead, on the side of the road.

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    Look on the bright side, UA. You'll have earned that cold one at the end of the day.
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    What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

    Although it sounds like it may kill you.

    RIP

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    Dude wheres my guads? skinnyone's Avatar
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    I was going to do a stupidly hard ride today but didnt wake up in time

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    I did nearly 40 miles last Wednesday which was the most riding I have done in a day for some time... I was doing this on a daily basis at this time last year and my body let me know it.

    Next Sunday I am doing a fixed century... if my new tyres come in I might even do it on the fixed folder.

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    Ambitious. Good luck.
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    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    Ski, bike and wish I was gay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnyone View Post
    I was going to do a stupidly hard ride today but didnt wake up in time
    There's always tomorrow. So sayeth the eternal procrastinator optimist.

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    That ride fits your name... Climbing mountains, and throwing safety out the window.

    I call dibs on his bike!
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Screw the bike, dibs on his 911.


    Good luck UA.

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    And if it does kill you, well, then, you'll die happy. Have fun.
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    What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    That ride fits your name... Climbing mountains, and throwing safety out the window.

    I call dibs on his bike!
    What size frame does UA ride ?


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    I am a little overweight. Not a lot, i hope. I can climb.. Maybe you should take a heart rate monitor so as to not exceed your heart rate max.. If you are not ready taking on too much can be deadly... Stupid rides. Mine was today... Elevation does not bother me.. Grade does... We only climbed like 500 feet. But some of the grades, I am told exceeded 15%... I did not do it.. I walked the worst.. Be careful. Train first... I can climb 2000 feet. The problem is the grade.
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    Domestic Domestique UnsafeAlpine's Avatar
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    Bye all! It's been real fun getting to know you

    (We have an alternate route planned out just in case)

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    Bye all! It's been real fun getting to know you

    (We have an alternate route planned out just in case)
    that B-route is the one that takes you through jagged boulders, iced over bridges and unstable cliff sides with no guard rails right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    What size frame does UA ride ?


    ok, fine, you can keep the frameset, but I'm keeping the group and wheels.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Probably wise alpine.. Loose a few pounds.. Youll be ready before you know it.. Better to have your first real climb a positive memory... When you're up to it, getting to the mountain top is as exciting as doing a cenury.. If you don't have a HRM, and do it; stop should you feel dizzy. When I felt dizzy my heart rate was more than maxed out.
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    Sorry to disappoint everyone. I'm not dead. Did it! Had to stop quite a few times and I'm still shakey, but dang did I get a full body workout with that one. The only way I could make it up the super steep hills was to stand. Doing that and pulling on the handlebars for 5 minutes burned me up so quickly! I'm thinking about doing it again later this week.

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    Congrat alpine. My group took me up one of the worst cimbs I've ever had. Not so high, but the steepest I've ever tried.. I decided to walk the worst.
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    Dude wheres my guads? skinnyone's Avatar
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    WTF? you didnt die..

    I did my stupidly hard ride today too. especially after going long yesterday. One thing is for sure, I suck at climbing. Need MOAR watts.

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    I knew you had it in you
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    All I know is: Out of Shape + >10% grade * 53-25 gears = pain pain pain pain.

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    Get yer arse in gear there soldier and get on that bike and own that road!!! Weeny incline and weeny miles - you own it!!!

    I expect a complete report!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    weiner





    Did a slo-mo flattish 35 mi today - went by some unusual things - marching band competitions, University jazz band practicing on the lawn, sculling races, kayake 101, a huge bunch of horses at the local high school (not for profit group involves inner city kids with horses at many locations in the city ----- awesome! - got her card - going to involve some of our students helping out the staff of that not-for-profit organization - and will most likely have no problem with students wanting to help).

    Anyways.



    Get yer butt out there and give me a report!!

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    how can your heart rate be more than the max ... if it's beating that fast apparently you have new max right??

    I don't know, I have a heart rate monitor that I never use, when I ride it stays at 190 something unless I am coasting. I havent passed out yet. I think heat/hydration will have more to do with passing out than your heart rate.

    maybe the heart rate thing is for road biking, I only do mountain, and I can't seem to keep a steady rate trail riding.
    I only pedal uphill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    kayake 101
    Oooh, is that karaoke on a kayak? I always thought those two should get together.

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    Excellent! Now go do it again. And again. And again. One day you'll finish that ride and be amazed that you ever had trouble with it.
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