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    Quote Originally Posted by maxine View Post
    NoRacer, I'm glad to hear you made it back safe and sound -- that C&D crossing sounds like it was a real nightmare!
    +1 Glad you're alive man.

    BTW did you ever put your feet in the ocean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by greaterbrown View Post
    BTW did you ever put your feet in the ocean?
    Brrrrrrrrr! No way! The breeze off of the water was cold--it actually felt really nice as I biked passed the taller buildings along the boardwalk. But, I have it on good authority that the water temp was very condusive to "shrinkage".
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoRacer View Post
    Brrrrrrrrr! No way! The breeze off of the water was cold--it actually felt really nice as I biked passed the taller buildings along the boardwalk. But, I have it on good authority that the water temp was very condusive to "shrinkage".
    Ah. Excuse me, I was swimming down there 3 weeks ago. What exactly are you implying?

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    NR I guess that's the last time you'll borrow my maps
    So is the bridge "not there" or is it being rebuilt?
    Glad to see you made it back. I am starting to worry about you tho' No beer on our trip, then you pass up on swimming in the ocean Charlie

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    Quote Originally Posted by balto charlie View Post
    NR I guess that's the last time you'll borrow my maps
    So is the bridge "not there" or is it being rebuilt?
    If I were to place blame, it would be on the state of Delaware for publishing a map showing bike access where there currently is none.

    It looks like they are making the road wider (2 lanes each way), and in the future, perhaps rebuilding the bridge to accomodate the extra lanes.
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    Speaking of shrinkage NoRacer, I believe you've said you are either married or in a relationship but no kids, correct? Your wife/gf/so must be a saint to let you take off for rides that extend for not just hours but days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by veloellen View Post
    Speaking of shrinkage NoRacer, I believe you've said you are either married or in a relationship but no kids, correct? Your wife/gf/so must be a saint to let you take off for rides that extend for not just hours but days!
    She (gf) moved back in with her mother over a year ago.

    I invited her out to OCMD, but she was too scared to drive from NoVA by herself.
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    Great report.

    2 thoughts

    Garmin
    Carradice

    -D

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    Quote Originally Posted by derath View Post
    Great report.
    Thanks. Today, I'm feeling a little more "gassed"; legs slightly on the rubbery side.
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    Noracer up for that century tommorow? anyone else can come too, early start 530-6am prefered, I confirmed with the wife I am a go!

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    Have fun.

    I am taking a bike trip down to Rockville to pick up my car that broke down on me thursday. Nice adventure.

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    Noracer,I'll check again about 4am to see if theres a reply. If you can go I'll meet you there (PNR).

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshandlauri View Post
    Noracer,I'll check again about 4am to see if theres a reply. If you can go I'll meet you there (PNR).
    Josh, apologies. I just now saw this.

    I was down for the count after Sunday's ride from Ocean City and bike commuting to and from work all week, and then attempting a double century (200 miler) this past Saturday. Probably not enough rest in between last weekend and this past weekend. You can read about last Saturday's ride here:

    http://NoRacer.bimjournals.com

    Here's what the terrain looked like, but I had to shut the GPS off at mile 69 (...at the last green arrow. The GPS was set to record the route, not to inform me which way to go):



    Here's the iBike data for 140 miles (of 200?) that I completed:

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    That ok, maybe another time. I saw that 200 mile BBC, I was thinking about it, but I don't think the wife would go for an all day ride,

    I ended up on my new mountain bike , riding patapsco with the wife that was a lot of fun. Due to the kids we don't ride togther often, it was like old times.

    I think I finally have the wife sold on that GT GTR PRO bike from performance, $1999 plus 10% off and 10% back in rewards. I rode a madone 4.5, tarmac and a fuji.

    The gtr was so much lighter and nicer (17.4lbs)

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    also anyone else going to do this one? I am going to do it, probally go out and do some practice runs after I get the new bike.
    I never raced or tt before would that make me a cat 5 sr right?

    http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=6848

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshandlauri View Post
    also anyone else going to do this one? I am going to do it, probally go out and do some practice runs after I get the new bike.
    I never raced or tt before would that make me a cat 5 sr right?

    http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=6848
    I took pix at that event last year where we had CAT 5 Sr Men in the race. The pictures did not turn out due to the direction of the morning light from where I was standing.

    Yes, if you purchase a 1 day license as well as pay for the event, you will be considered a CAT 5 Sr for the day.

    If you do it, good luck. That hill is 18% in one section. Definitely try it before race day. Start at the bottom at Bonnie Branch Rd and ride all the way up to the school (which is on the left of the road).

    On race day, the road will be closed to downhill traffic. You will be racing up the left lane of the road while the right lane may have traffic going up the hill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoRacer View Post
    If you do it, good luck. That hill is 18% in one section. Definitely try it before race day. Start at the bottom at Bonnie Branch Rd and ride all the way up to the school (which on the left of the road).
    .8 mile race!! Is that all they race? One time up Illchester? I've live in this neighborhood for over 25 years and never knew this. I knew they raced up Illchester but figured they kept on going. This is a strange race. Josh let us know if you race it. How many people race? Charlie

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    Quote Originally Posted by balto charlie View Post
    How many people race? Charlie
    Here's the 2007 results, Charlie--you can see how many participated:

    http://www.chesapeakewheelmen.org/ht...esults2007.htm

    Remember, it a race, so... the winner is the fastest in whatever Cat or age group.
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    PG here, I'm new in cycling.. Long time runner and just wanting to try a different sport.

    Btw any good sites to show bike paths and etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoRacer View Post
    Here's the 2007 results, Charlie--you can see how many participated:

    http://www.chesapeakewheelmen.org/ht...esults2007.htm

    Remember, it a race, so... the winner is the fastest in whatever Cat or age group.
    That's pretty fast4-5 minutes for Illchester.

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    Hey folks: I'll be heading to Canada this Friday for 2 weeks
    I hope to ride on La Route Verte, P'tit train du Nord, and Aerobic corridor and anything else I can find. See you in a few weeks, be safe out there. When I return we'll organize the bike and beer ride. Later, Charlie
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    Quote Originally Posted by mickeykool View Post
    PG here, I'm new in cycling.. Long time runner and just wanting to try a different sport.

    Btw any good sites to show bike paths and etc.
    Welcome, The best athletic change I ever made was to switch from running to bicycling. Less joint pain and you'll love the leg burn. Charlie

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    Quote Originally Posted by balto charlie View Post
    Hey folks: I'll be heading to Canada this Friday for 2 weeks
    I hope to ride on La Route Verte, P'tit train du Nord, and Aerobic corridor and anything else I can find. See you in a few weeks, be safe out there. When I return we'll organize the bike and beer ride. Later, Charlie
    Have fun, Charlie! Take lots of pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mickeykool View Post
    PG here, I'm new in cycling.. Long time runner and just wanting to try a different sport.

    Btw any good sites to show bike paths and etc.
    Welcome! Where in PG are you? I like this site a lot:

    http://www.bikewashington.org

    DC-focused, but it has some good info on Maryland stuff too.

    Also, the Oxon Hill Bike Club site is good:

    http://ohbike.org/

    (I did their Indian Head 100 century ride a few years back; what a nice day on the bike! Very pretty, near-zero traffic, rolly enough to be interesting but no monster climbs to wear you out.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by balto charlie View Post
    Hey folks: I'll be heading to Canada this Friday for 2 weeks
    I hope to ride on La Route Verte, P'tit train du Nord, and Aerobic corridor and anything else I can find. See you in a few weeks, be safe out there. When I return we'll organize the bike and beer ride. Later, Charlie
    Sounds like a great trip -- enjoy yourself!!
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