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    hide not your essence TRACKMAN's Avatar
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    Gran Fondo Diabolial Double 2011

    http://www.winthefight.org/granfondo...cal_double.htm

    126 miles Garrette County MD.

    Long tyme I know..but I just did this wild
    ride in Garrette County Maryland and wanted to share.

    Finally got the hang of those shifty things and yeah
    brakes and thought I would test my metal so to speak.

    AWSOME ride; kudos to this little gems creator.
    The climbs were all brutal, the kind that seem to have
    no rythum teasing you with a slight dip in pitch
    only to rise up again to offer more around the next bend.
    Something over 16500 feet climbing but the decents
    were of a whole other order.
    Approaching fifty miles an hour I sqweazed off
    on the brakes wanting to enjoy the ride longer.
    after all it was a ride not a race and the scenery
    was spectacular as well. It was thrilling.

    Six well placed rest stops in quaint tiny townes divided
    somewhat evenly between seven stages with eight KOM cimbs
    sprinkled in. One of the descents into a rest stop was
    straight out of 'people do stupid things'crossing a dozen
    streets after bombing down the side of a mountain.
    Not quite sure how they did the KOM, I started wAY late
    about thirty minutes back of official start tyme.
    In the Phily Gran Fondo we had tyming chips for the KOM
    so I just hooked up with a bakers dozen of other riders
    and we enjoyed the day.

    EQUIPMENT:

    Airborne Blackbird Carbon\Aluminium frameset
    Reynolds ouzo comp carbon fork
    Prestige carbon seatpin with a carbon Token Pyrotec saddle
    Equinox WH075 Carbon tubular wheelset
    Continental Sprinter 23mm tyres
    (did I mention a 17% gravel fire trail thrown in?)
    Tek750 Carbon brakes shod with swisstop shoes
    Campy Record 10 short cage 12x17,19,21,23,25
    Gass 53x39 172.5 cranks
    Easton EC90 bars cradled by a Gass stem.

    FOOD:

    six peanut butter sandwiches
    six bananas
    four baggies of Goldfish (pizza)
    two baggies pretzels
    six cookies
    four cokes
    ten bottles of water (10)

    SUPPLIMENTS:

    MRI Pro-NOS shakes (whey isolate complex) 3x16 oz
    anabolic switch (creatin) 2x16 oz
    NO2 4x2 caplets NOS enhanced hemodulator

    Do I take drugs?
    yes.
    not going to debate this, PEDS work.

    six hours,17 minutes saddle time would I do it again?
    You Betcha..
    May you find the joy and peace you long for.
    Life is a journey ... NOT a guided tour.
    .......__O
    .......\<,
    ....( )/ ( )...

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    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
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    Yo TRACKMAN! How you doin! got any pics of the new rig?
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    hide not your essence TRACKMAN's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Yo TRACKMAN! How you doin! got any pics of the new rig?
    not a 'new' rig but it is my only road rig at the moment:

    first shot is well a bleedin track bike of course ( just can not help myself )
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    May you find the joy and peace you long for.
    Life is a journey ... NOT a guided tour.
    .......__O
    .......\<,
    ....( )/ ( )...

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    Chepooka StupidlyBrave's Avatar
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    Standard double, I see. Not even a compact crank.

    Quote Originally Posted by TRACKMAN View Post
    Do I take drugs?
    yes.
    I would too. Or get a triple.

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