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    Erect member since 1953 cccorlew's Avatar
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    California Triple Crown 2010?

    I've loved that blue California Triple Crown jersey for years, and this may be my year!
    Along with NorCal poster LanceOldstrong I've bagged the Solvang Double and plan to hit teh Hemet Double this weekend. The plan is to finish up with the Davis Double and have Powerhouse as a backup.

    What's silly is that all this riding is totally motivated by jersey lust.

    So, who else is looking for the CA triple Crown, or something similar?

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    I really want that jersey as well! I tried two years ago and failed. I'm going for the King of the Mountains jersey right now. I hope to do the LA Wheelman Lowlands Double this summer. If I can make that happen I might try for two more in the fall, Hemet being one of them. I DNFed on Powerhouse two years ago - my only organized ride DNF. I went into it a bit under trained and riding alone for 11 hours took its toll. I think I mentally threw in the towel more than physically.

    good luck with your goal!
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    Sweet jersey, good luck.

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    I'd say completing a SR series is similar, but one ride is 16 miles short of a double.

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    Erect member since 1953 cccorlew's Avatar
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    SR series
    Public display of ignorance: What's that?

    BTW, We did finish Hemet. I've posted a long review with photos at
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    I've done Breathelss Agony once and Ride Around the Bear 4 times (must earn the jersey) but not into jersey lust so I don't waste my money. When I do the TC, I doubt I'll buy the jeresy either. If I need to prove that I've done a ride, I'll look it up online!

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    The best jerseys are the ones you have to earn. You see someone riding in a triple crown or a FC508 jersey you know they did something. Having said that I have 5-6 of those triple crown plaques laying around somewhere, probably with all the brevet medals I used to collect. The funny thing is that when I started doing doubles I really coveted that blue/white jersey but after all these years and who-knows-how-many doubles I never bought one. Guess I'm cheap like Beanz.


    SR stands for Super Randoneur. It's a designation given for doing a series of rides (it's a French thing ) of various distances, 200km, 300km, 400km and 600kms. They are a prerequisite for doing longer brevets(rides) in the 1000km-1400km+ range.
    It doesn't get harder, you just go slower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homeyba View Post
    Guess I'm cheap like Beanz..
    One thing that influence my decision is that I can NEVER get the correct size with t-shirts. I'll pay $15 for the tshirt and order a XXL but never get it. I ordered the darned thing and I can't get it? What's the sense in ordering for a shirt and pyaing for it then on ride day, they tell you there are no XXL'S! I guess those climbing rides are made for small guys and not us 220+ riders.

    No way am I risking $80 for a jersey I can't wear. It might look nice next to my little t-shirts hanging in the closet!..but I've already given up on paying for stuff I can't use.

    Check this out, The Bear, 2003 t-shirt like new condition sitting in closet. Why? Too small can't wear it.

    2004 samething, I gave the t-shirt away!

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    I was too cheap to buy the SR jersey too. The designs they had last year didn't appeal that much, and I'm always afraid to buy a jersey without being able to try it on

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    two rides down so far for me.... solvang and hemet...... eastern sierra is next on the list.
    Mistakes are just fine. Just don't make excuses....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scootcore View Post
    two rides down so far for me.... solvang and hemet...... eastern sierra is next on the list.
    Come up and do the Central Coast Double.
    Make mine a double!

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    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
    I'd say completing a SR series is similar, but one ride is 16 miles short of a double.
    Perhaps, but not really. Most all of the rides that are eligible for CA triple Crown credit allow a shorter time limit than ACP rules allow for a similar distance, yet the routes are as tough or tougher than your average brevet.

    Anyhow, I'm in. Camino Real was #1, Grand Tour highland will be #2, and I'm planning for White Mountain to be #3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post

    No way am I risking $80 for a jersey I can't wear.
    2004 samething, I gave the t-shirt away!
    The Triple Crown jersey is Voler. They are pretty common. You may already own one. It shouldn't be too hard to find one in your size to try on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    One thing that influence my decision is that I can NEVER get the correct size with t-shirts. I'll pay $15 for the tshirt and order a XXL but never get it. I ordered the darned thing and I can't get it? What's the sense in ordering for a shirt and pyaing for it then on ride day, they tell you there are no XXL'S!:mad: I guess those climbing rides are made for small guys and not us 220+ riders.

    No way am I risking $80 for a jersey I can't wear. It might look nice next to my little t-shirts hanging in the closet!..but I've already given up on paying for stuff I can't use.
    Beanz, the Triple Crown jerseys are $59, you check their stock before you order and they send you the size you ordered, returns are easy. If they are out of stock they do make periodic re-orders. Their jerseys are Voler produces made in Grover Beach, next door to Pismo Beach. They run true to size and run through XXL. They are easy to find at bike shops and events to try on, they may even have a booth at the Tour of California.
    Make mine a double!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post
    The Triple Crown jersey is Voler. They are pretty common. You may already own one. It shouldn't be too hard to find one in your size to try on.
    Quote Originally Posted by DanteB View Post
    Beanz, the Triple Crown jerseys are $59, you check their stock before you order and they send you the size you ordered, returns are easy. If they are out of stock they do make periodic re-orders. Their jerseys are Voler produces made in Grover Beach, next door to Pismo Beach. They run true to size and run through XXL. They are easy to find at bike shops and events to try on, they may even have a booth at the Tour of California.

    YA SEE! That's why I keep you guys around! Good idea!

    But I bet the XXL won't fit me well. I'm 240'ish (6'1) with a long torso. I tried on Cannondale XXXL (that's 3) but it didn't fit me well. Maybe the long torso makes it short and it's tight in the shoulders.

    But like you say, I'll know exactly when I try on a Voler.

    $59 is pretty good! Wonder why BA and some others are so expensive?

    ----------------------------

    Ya know, the Phillipino community puts on a century in Yorba Linda, proceeds go to Schools in the Phillipines. Not sure about the jersey this year, but last year, they had "BIG FEAST" at the end of the ride. The $70 entry fee included the feast and a jersey, pretty nice one too!..How did they do that?

    Hope "Phillipino" didn't offend anyone. I can say "dice are black and white" and someone will come down on me.

    Other than maybe mispelling it!

    But likeyou said,

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    I am trying for the Triple Crown again this year. Didn't start well with a DNF at Camino Real due to a pinched nerve in my back (crashed out).

    Still had a bad back pain so worked Spring Solvang and Mulholland instead of riding. Tried Hemet Double, finished in 16 hours with the help of Motrin to subdue the back pain.

    After Hemet I went to a chiropractor (sp?), Saralie Liner (who is an excellent long distance cyclist herself) and she totally repaired my back. No more pain; it's great!

    The current plan is to ride the Davis Double and the Grand Tour (Beanz, join me on this one!) for the TC, then add Eastern Sierra and Knoxville for the Thousand Mile Club (TMC?) for 2010.

    If I get all those done, my total will be 48, so just two short of the Hall of Fame. That's my goal for 2011!

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    PS: May add White Mountain Double . . . but that's a maybe at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    YA SEE! That's why I keep you guys around! Good idea!

    But I bet the XXL won't fit me well. I'm 240'ish (6'1) with a long torso. I tried on Cannondale XXXL (that's 3) but it didn't fit me well. Maybe the long torso makes it short and it's tight in the shoulders.

    But like you say, I'll know exactly when I try on a Voler.

    $59 is pretty good! Wonder why BA and some others are so expensive?

    ----------------------------

    Ya know, the Phillipino community puts on a century in Yorba Linda, proceeds go to Schools in the Phillipines. Not sure about the jersey this year, but last year, they had "BIG FEAST" at the end of the ride. The $70 entry fee included the feast and a jersey, pretty nice one too!..How did they do that?

    Hope "Phillipino" didn't offend anyone. I can say "dice are black and white" and someone will come down on me.

    Other than maybe mispelling it!

    But likeyou said,
    I'm 6' 233 and wear and XL.
    Make mine a double!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanteB View Post
    I'm 6' 233 and wear and XL.
    XL? XXL IN-N-Out Burger t-shirts don't fit me right. Maybe the long torso?

    But that means the XXL maybe be just right for me!

    2011! This year has been a sucky year for us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    XL? 2011! This year has been a sucky year for us!
    True Beanz, 2010 has been bad for me too (cycling wise), but in 2011 you can lose some weight, be the "leaner, meaner, Beaner" and fit into a "Large" with no need for the "Extra" part.

    I wear the Med. CA Triple Crown jersey in the heat of the summer, but have a "Large" for winter use when I'm wearing a wool base layer.

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    I completed the Davis Double last weekend, and along with fellow BFer LanceOldstrong, have qualified for the CA Triple Crown. We did Solvang, Hemet and Davis and are pretty pleased with our own bad selves.

    I remember back in the 70s hearing about the Davis Double and thinking "How is that even possible?" Now I've done it three times, and tossed in a couple of others as well. I know many go faster and farther, but for a non-athletic guy, this is pretty hot stuff.
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    congratulations. That's a nice accomplishment

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    Quote Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post
    I completed the Davis Double last weekend, and along with fellow BFer LanceOldstrong, have qualified for the CA Triple Crown. We did Solvang, Hemet and Davis and are pretty pleased with our own bad selves.

    I remember back in the 70s hearing about the Davis Double and thinking "How is that even possible?" Now I've done it three times, and tossed in a couple of others as well. I know many go faster and farther, but for a non-athletic guy, this is pretty hot stuff.
    Curtis, congratulations to you and Lance for qualifing for your Triple Crown!!!!! Next up 1000 mile club.
    Make mine a double!

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    Erect member since 1953 cccorlew's Avatar
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    It turns our LanceOldstrong and I did go on to qualify for the 1000 mile jersey by doing two more doubles. Here are the ride reports, with lots of photos (I'm rather pleased with the photos, to take a peek.)

    Knoxville (Vacaville, CA start) report: http://ccorlew.blogspot.com/2010/09/...mmary-202.html

    Bass Lake Powerhouse (Clovis, CA start) report: http://ccorlew.blogspot.com/2010/10/...e-century.html
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    My season worked out pretty well, esp. considering how poorly it started!

    Ended with seven doubles: Hemet, Davis, Eastern Sierra, Grand Tour, White Mountain, Knoxville and Bass Lake.

    Plus, since I worked Spring Solvang and Mulholland I got the Gold Thousand Mile Club jersey. Well, actually, I already have two (wore the full-zip one on Bass Lake).

    So now I have CA 49 doubles and planning on Camino Real for number 50. After than I plan on taking a break from doubles . . . but you know how tough addictions are to break. So no promises.

    Rick / OCRR

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    50 ???!!!!!????
    Doesn't that put you in the Hall of Fame?
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