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    Quote Originally Posted by aham23
    On a side note, on my way back home I stopped at the Pearl Izumi Outlet store...
    Screeeeeeeeeech!
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    A Pearl Izumi Outlet Store???
    Where?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimbercop
    I toild her we could drive seperately, like we did to her reunion ....
    You're clearly a much braver man than I. LOL!

    And yeah that area rocks! I took my newphew on a canoe ride down the Fox River a few weeks back. Great scenery! HUGE houses! That area is certainly beautiful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drag
    Screeeeeeeeeech!
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    Out on 88 at the outlet mall. Farnsworth exit. Many of my hard earned washinton's have left me there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimbercop
    I just about got a divorce tonight when my wife told me that she had planned a night out with our neighbors on Sept. 30th. I toild her we could drive seperately, like we did to her reunion the night before the North Shore. Didnt go over to well, but what the heck, a man's got to have his priorities right? Can't help it that hers and mine dont match..

    Oh well, so I'll be tired that day, no biggie. I'm probably gonna do the early 38 then spilt, got to return to Nwestern that afternoon.
    Just tell her you have plans the next morning with one of your other neighbors....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimbercop
    Next time let me know you'll be nearby, I'll arrange a welcome wagon for you.
    Be careful on that, aham23.... by 'welcome wagon,' I think he's talking about Ye Olde Paddy Wagon....


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    So...I was logging on just to get some friendly advice regarding trying my first century, the Pumpkin Pie Ride, in Ottawa IL, and I found this very cool option. The more I read, the more I thought it sounded like a good time. I thought an organized supported ride was my best bet (before finding this), but I don't know a soul doing the Pie ride. Of course, I also don't know any BF members either (yet). I rode about 95 miles yesterday, and feel pretty good today aside from a sore butt and neck. (Before that , my top rides have been 65, 60, 55, 50, and 45, all about one time each, and not all this summer in prep for a century). But I also took it really slow, taking about 8 hours to finish. Am I going to be dragging up the rear trying to stay with you guys? A half century is NOT an option for me, unless AD&D (accidental death or dismemberment) prevent me from finishing. I've been aiming for this since last May. I know I can ride a little faster, I just didn't want to fry out my legs with lactic acid (made that mistake big time on a half century, before I knew any better) and have to crawl or drag my bike the last30 miles. But I figure people support versus SAG and formal food stops will be much more helpful overall. Besides, I'd like to get to know some of the other locals to maybe do some future riding together.

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    Much easier to ride a long distance when you can stay on someones wheel. If these guys advertise a no drop ride then that is what it is. More of a social event combined with some excercise than an all out hammer fest. You will have a good time with this group. Give it a try.
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    voldemort - As Kenal0 pointed out I have stated it will be no-drop. That means if you are in the rear...I will be there with you. This century will not have as many stops as a normal organized century will, but I would agree with your assessment that having moral support is better than sag support. Besides the jury is still out I think we may end up with a sag vehicle at some point.

    You'll be surprised at how much faster you will end up riding when you group ride. Drafting will greatly increase your speed with little to no extra effort.

    Not only do I think you should ride our ride, but I look forward to seeing you there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psimet2001
    This century will not have as many stops as a normal organized century will
    Huh? If you count the available convenience stores at intermediate points on the loops, as well as personal fuel/beverages back at the FP, this ride will have plenty of opportunity to refuel, on par with 'real' organized ride.


    Just sayin'.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyLowe97
    Huh? If you count the available convenience stores at intermediate points on the loops, as well as personal fuel/beverages back at the FP, this ride will have plenty of opportunity to refuel, on par with 'real' organized ride.


    Just sayin'.....
    Yeah I guess you're right. 4 stops - technically. Besides...most of us bring too much stuff with us so we will have plenty available to share if need be.

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    Dont worry Voldemort, I'm slow, I'll help from the back.
    and the road becomes my bride
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    So in her I do confide
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    Gives me all I need

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    I can already feel the love!

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    Quote Originally Posted by voldemort
    I rode about 95 miles yesterday, and feel pretty good today aside from a sore butt and neck. (Before that , my top rides have been 65, 60, 55, 50, and 45, all about one time each, and not all this summer in prep for a century). But I also took it really slow, taking about 8 hours to finish...
    Hey Voldemort -

    You sound like my kinda riding partner. I have yet to do a century or even a metric. I did do 50 miles once but that was back in 2000. I just started riding again in August from a 5+ year break. If anything, I can volunteer for the sweep role since I'm gonna be back there anyway.
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    Hey, I will sweep the front! Anyone with me?

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    show off
    and the road becomes my bride
    I have stripped of all but pride
    So in her I do confide
    And she keeps me satisfied
    Gives me all I need

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    I took most of the week off the bike but am still have sore ribs and tired but I want to get my passion back and consider the ride...If I do will I be the only one on a hybrid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wonkemtel
    I took most of the week off the bike but am still have sore ribs and tired but I want to get my passion back and consider the ride...If I do will I be the only one on a hybrid?
    Not sure...I have some co-workers that may come out that will be riding hybrids. They are thinking of doing the last 30 mile leg.

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    Long range forecast is dry but in the forties.




    Brr.

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    I see scattered showers (30%) and high of 69....cold and wet....awesome.

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    Sounds like it's time to get me some wet weather gear!

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    I'll be the first to admit that I'm a weather weenie.. If its not looking too good, I'm staying home..
    and the road becomes my bride
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimbercop
    I'll be the first to admit that I'm a weather weenie.. If its not looking too good, I'm staying home..
    Remember it was supposed to pour on us at the North Shore Century....

    Just wait. We won't be able to tell what the weather will be like until the morning of....

    I'm out the door in 5 seconds to ride up the trail....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psimet2001
    I see scattered showers (30%) and high of 69....cold and wet....awesome.

    I don't know why I insist on listening to Tom Skilling, maybe I think he is getting paid so much he better be right.

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    Thank you for the invitation, but I am taking a lady friend to her first organized ride in Ottawa on that day. I will think of you guys fifty miles away while I eat pumpkin pie at the Pumpkin Pie Ride.
    Born Again Bicyclist! I found my Faith.

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    " Thank you for the invitation, but I am taking a lady friend to her first organized ride in Ottawa on that day. I will think of you guys fifty miles away while I eat pumpkin pie at the Pumpkin Pie Ride ".

    We're semi-organized, and if a pumpkin pie will change your mind, I'll bring one.
    and the road becomes my bride
    I have stripped of all but pride
    So in her I do confide
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    Gives me all I need

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