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    Hip Ride v. The Headwind. Some Ride Reports

    Wonderful day to ride in SE Wisconsin today. A hammer was dropped. Roads were closed. Turns were missed. County line sprints were won uncontested. Headwind was battled. Tailwinds were welcomed. Yummy food was eaten at the General Store.

    Good times. Gentlemen, place your reports, retorts, and buffoonery in this thread.

    Also, I willfully and freely abdicate my title as map selector and navigational specialist. It's over.

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    ...back to civilization now and ready to report in.

    I awoke at the lake house to hear a howling wind. Oh yeah, this was gonna be fun.

    Group of eight of us rolled out right on time, right after recursive dropped the ceremonial hammer to kick things off in the parking lot.



    Look, anybody who shows up in Elvis glasses and a pink jersey is all right by me.

    When I say nasty wind, please believe me when I tell you gusts were easily 40+...the kind of wind that can knock you around on a bike. Where were all the fat guys today? You know, the guys you can duck in behind on these windy days.

    Early-on it became clear that my warning about the maps not working in that area in the past was indeed the case again. In no time there were scenes like below, as the now defunct "MapMaster" CyLowe tried mightily to keep us on course, but failed.



    So I had to take the point to lead us back to an area I knew. That way, I was at least able to take up past my lake house, pointing out where the BBQ party will be next summer.

    Fast group of guys too. I had my hands full on this ride, which was a great workout in the end. 39 miles through the rolling hills and howling wind...17.2 ave. in that wind felt great.



    I'll tell you it was no easy task taking pictures in this wind. At least it gave me an excuse as to why I was off the back several times....taking pictures from back there, you know...





    After the ride the five of us had lunch with Mrs. Hip, who had ridden there six miles in that wind to meet us.



    That group of five above did an extra stint at the end. I got to ride side-by-side with recursive for a few miles, and I could almost feel some of his awesomeness rubbing off on me. It was inspirational for me, until he once again took off, planning for the 'perfect storm' as he called it. A finish that was downhill and with tailwind. I believe he spun out his compact for the first time ever!

    (Oh...part of his secret to speed...take note Speedy McAwesome...coconut juice. Just sayin')

    Another great BF ride for sure.
    Hip, "Halffast Celebrity Fashionista"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hipcycler View Post
    Where were all the fat guys today?
    I was there! It's just too early in the off-season

    Quote Originally Posted by Hipcycler View Post
    When I say nasty wind, please believe me when I tell you gusts were easily 40+
    You cheesers' always bragging about your hills. Saying they'd crush our flatlander soles. Yeah, we don't have much by way of undulation, but that means theres nothing stopping the wind. Today you experienced our "hills" and you cry like school girls!

    It was a great time and I'm glad I escaped with my skin still intact.

    Last edited by cyclpsycho; 11-02-07 at 04:14 PM.
    Jens is the reason why Waldo is hiding

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hipcycler View Post
    Recursive....best kit of the year award. Nice to see you are putting the hammer to good use. When wearing pink it is always good to accessorize.


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    Nice crew. Cyclpsycho, I like the shirt. Unless I am wrong it appears to be a dopers suck shirt.

    So were there any of Jerry's kids there?

    *wish I could have joined. Rode a short ride on the fixed gear in the morning.

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    nice pics.

    pink jersey. a hammer. now that is just awesomeness at its finest.

    later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aham23 View Post
    nice pics.

    pink jersey. a hammer. now that is just awesomeness at its finest.

    later.
    Thanks for recognizing it. After all, I do it for the fans.
    Bring the pain.

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    Hip, "Halffast Celebrity Fashionista"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
    Cyclpsycho, I like the shirt. Unless I am wrong it appears to be a dopers suck shirt.
    Right you are Psimet. I couldn't resist the euro-look in Campagnolo script -- a classic
    Jens is the reason why Waldo is hiding

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    Cyclepsycho:

    Love the shirt, I must have one but havent had much luck. Suggestions or a hint perhaps?
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimbercop View Post
    Cyclepsycho:

    Love the shirt, I must have one but havent had much luck. Suggestions or a hint perhaps?
    Look here: Link -- Lots of good stuff about some of our heros in sports.
    Jens is the reason why Waldo is hiding

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