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Old 10-16-07, 09:16 AM   #1
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Sunday, 21st, HIP ride?

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Somehow the above thread grew to include the idea of a ride Sunday in SE Wisconsin on my home away from home turf.

I'm not sure what the forecast says, but should it be dry, I guess I'd have the bike out and be riding a little anyway.

If anyone is interested, lets shout it out here and see if something comes together.
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Supposed to be in the mid-70's, per long range forecast. Sweet.

Who else is in?
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Whats the route we are going to do? We could do the entire Oak Leaf Trail 110 miles I believe.
I ride at least the nothern half once a week . It allows every one to see all the parks system. Its a mixture
of roads and paths. Just don't let it be a corn field trip, god something about looking at cornfields for 2 hrs that I hate.

Chalk me in on this one either way, whats the start time going be.

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I quite doubt Hip wants to do 110 miles.... he's already done a century!

We would meet here: http://backyardbikes.com/

Hip, how far would you want to ride? Maybe pick a 40-50 mile route from the routes section of the website?
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http://www.backyardbikes.com/Routes.asp

...take your pick I guess.
This would be the meeting point for a ride this Sunday.

I've done enough organizing work now...the rest is up to mapmasters CyLowe and or Psimet...you guys figure out what you wanna do and print out the appropirate map/Qsheet. Just remember what I said earlier...I've tried three of their maps and got lost each time!
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30-40
I've been off the bike.
Fire's gone for the season too....but I wouldn't mind a fun little jaunt with the BIFNIC'ers.
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Just remember what I said earlier...I've tried three of their maps and got lost each time!
This is half the fun. Just think of your 26 mile training route that you know too well. Sunday will be the anti-training ride.

This is for fun. It's late in the year and I've already put on a layer of blubber for the upcoming cold weather (gotta keep the natural gas bill down somehow), so my riding will be at a pretty sedate pace.

Pacelines? Nah.

Good conversation and fall scenery? Yeah


I'll peruse the route maps on the website and come up with something.
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30-40
I've been off the bike.
Fire's gone for the season too....but I wouldn't mind a fun little jaunt with the BIFNIC'ers.
let the sand bagging begin.

and me too.

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let the sand bagging begin.

and me too.

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You in? Drive on up to Kane County and we'll get you the rest of the way to La Grange.
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tough call.

first, i can only attend if the time spent riding is longer then the time spent driving to the ride.

second, the wife has another visit to another pumpkin patch/corn maze/petting zoo places planned for saturday. its suppose to be fantastic. however, she is going with some neighbors and has never officially stated my attendence is mandatory.

what to do, what to do. later.
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tough call.

first, i can only attend if the time spent riding is longer then the time spent driving to the ride.

second, the wife has another visit to another pumpkin patch/corn maze/petting zoo places planned for saturday. its suppose to be fantastic. however, she is going with some neighbors and has never officially stated my attendence is mandatory.

what to do, what to do. later.
Pumpkin farm on Sat, ride on Sunday. I don't see a problem? I'm taking my family to a pumpkin farm and all that jazz on Sat. Maybe I can make it on Sunday.
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crap. the ride is sunday. sunday is a no go for me. i actually have/had a better chance if it was on saturday.



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crap. the ride is sunday. sunday is a no go for me. i actually have/had a better chance if it was on saturday.
Village Pedaler ride in S. Elgin. 7:30 am.

Just sayin'.....
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Just looked at mapquest to see where Whitewater is...nope I'm not gonna make it. Have fun.
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Village Pedaler ride in S. Elgin. 7:30 am.

Just sayin'.....

highly possible.

i do so want to ride with the hip though.

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I most likely will be there. I am in California this week through Wednesday so not sure how the negotiation at home will go, but you know me....I can't say no to a good ride.

Oh and consider my sand bag thrown into the mix. I was kind of hurting during the beginning of the weekly ride last weekend and it was an easy ride.
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I may actually be able to do this ride....since it's a bye week for the Packers' this Sunday and I won't have to miss watching my buddy Donald Driver playing.

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30-40
I've been off the bike.
Fire's gone for the season too....but I wouldn't mind a fun little jaunt with the BIFNIC'ers.
I don't do little jaunts.

Your souls will be crushed.

Edit: Whitewater looks good.
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^Who invited YOU tough guy?

Shouldn't you be training to increase your chances of beating either aham23 if he ever gives up this silly running thing, or ryanf?

You're too good to ride with us.
You're an actual racer...should be a Cat 3 as I recall.
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^Who invited YOU tough guy?

Shouldn't you be training to increase your chances of beating either aham23 if he ever gives up this silly running thing, or ryanf?

You're too good to ride with us.
You're an actual racer...should be a Cat 3 as I recall.
That's true, but I never forget the little people. It's ok though. I'll be riding my slow wheels and trademark "slow saddle".
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That's true, but I never forget the little people. It's ok though. I'll be riding my slow wheels and trademark "slow saddle".
Oh...well why didn't you say so then?!
That'll make you almost human like us.
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http://www.backyardbikes.com/Routes.asp

...take your pick I guess.
This would be the meeting point for a ride this Sunday.

I've done enough organizing work now...the rest is up to mapmasters CyLowe and or Psimet...you guys figure out what you wanna do and print out the appropirate map/Qsheet. Just remember what I said earlier...I've tried three of their maps and got lost each time!
Hip,

I stopped off in LaGrange yesterday on the way up to a job interview in Neenah. Did the 41 Mile Island-Hebron route. It's been a couple of years since I road the Kettle - forgot how beautiful the area is. While I prefer my own que sheets, I was able to make do just fine with the ones provided by Backyard Bikes. You guys enjoy your ride.
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Hip, I printed off a few of the routes between 35 and 40 miles. They are good cue sheets, as far as I could tell.

What time would you want to ride so we can start getting a gauge on when to show up?
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^Who invited YOU tough guy?

Shouldn't you be training to increase your chances of beating either aham23 if he ever gives up this silly running thing, or ryanf?

You're too good to ride with us.
You're an actual racer...
should be a Cat 3 as I recall.
Currently he's Cat "Cougar". I mean he has a visual tracking center .
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.....snip......Shouldn't you be training to increase your chances of beating either aham23 if he ever gives up this silly running thing.......
it was silly hawt and i got silly thirsty, but it's over. done with. i have returned to the roots of my greatness. i must ride with the legends of cheeseland. i must find a way. later.
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