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Old 12-29-08, 07:10 AM   #2801
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NR-Good report on Saturday. Who showed up for Sunday's century? I of course can't swing two all day rides in a row, and Sunday is when I watch the kids while my wife does here weekly trip to help her parents. It was a lazy day indeed for me. As I was heading out to Chipoltle for a post Century indulgence with the family I got behind two pink jerseys going up Pinehurst (my street) into Rodgers Forge. I'll have to find out who they are as I imagine they live close by.

GB-Are you on the DCRand mailing list? I just signed on to that yesterday. Not sure how many of their rides I can actually do but good to have options. I hope to get out for your ride next Sunday.
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NR-Good report on Saturday. Who showed up for Sunday's century?
Thanks!

Who showed up? Crista & Chuck, Lothar, Andrea, Greg, me.

I'm trying to process the ride, but I keep getting an error when I try to filter out the stops and errant GPS points. I have a "help desk" post into Jon over at BiM. I'm waiting to hear from him.

The speculation about getting wet did not occur. We had a nice tailwind from the southwest pushing us toward Dover, PA. After lunch, we fought a headwind the entire way back. Greg and I shielded the other riders from the wind as best we could. I pulled quite a bit, but thankfully the wind out of the southwest was warm, so I sweated my butt off instead of getting hypothermic.

On the way back, I flatted (about 10 miles from the end)--another nearly new Tufo, dead. After changing over to my spare tire, I pretty much stayed shielded in the "sweet spot" that Crista & Chuck provided on their tandem from the wind, using the iBike's wind readout to find the best place to be.

Damn! This is turning into the report. Oh well.

Here's some of the data (the map is an attachment):

Code:
Entire workout (145 watts):
 
Duration:      6:22:25
Work:          3333 kJ
TSS:           338.1 (intensity factor 0.728)
Norm Power:    189
VI:            1.3
Pw:HR:          0.86%
Pa:HR:          21.27%
Distance:      103.905 mi
Elevation Gain:        5535 ft
Elevation Loss:       5569 ft
Grade:         -0.0 %  (-34 ft)
 
                 Min    Max    Avg
Power:           0    819    145     watts
Heart Rate:      88    178    145     bpm
Cadence:         4    126    71     rpm
Speed:           0    39.9    16.3     mph
Pace             1:30    0:00    3:41     min/mi
Altitude:        445    889    638     ft
Crank Torque:    0    1065    170     lb-in
Wind Speed:      0    50.3    15.7     mph
Hill Slope:      -12.5    14.9    0.5     %
Code:
Route
Route Name: Over To Dover 2008  
Location: Thurmont, MD,  
Distance: 102.84 miles  
Elevation Avg: 492 ft  
Total Uphill: +5272 ft  
Total Downhill: -5269 ft  
Elevation Net: +3 ft  
 
My Performance
Activity: Cycle 
Date: 12/28/08  03:20 PM 
Distance: 102.84 miles  
Time: 7:45:35 (unfiltered for stops)
Speed: 13.2 mph (unfiltered for stops)  
Pace: 4' 33 min/mile  (unfiltered for stops)
Calories: 4749  
Heart Rate: 145 bpm (Avg)
178 bpm (Peak)  
Activity Goal: None  
 
Weather:         
Sunny
Temp: 54 F
Humidity: 34%
Heat Index: 54 F
Wind: W 13 mph  (more like southwest)
ELEVATION (FT)

The climb at about mile 48 is 1 mile long, 318 ft of elevation gain at an average slope of 5.8%, max slope of 10.8%.

SPEED (MPH)


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Old 12-29-08, 11:27 AM   #2803
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone. Y'all have been cranking some serious miles. I've been eating, drinking and generally been "merry". I only have couple of commuting days and yesterday I rode some of Catonsville's hills (Illchester) to distribute some homemade Holiday eggnog to old friends. I was hurting by the time I crested Illchester. I guess I partied too much over break. Today I wore my new Foxwear jacket on the commute. It was excellent. The only complaint is that it lacks a wind flap over the front zipper. It has great ventilation and wind blocking properties. Rare to find both in one jacket. I wore a wool vest under it but it was unnecessary. When my usual train did not show the vest came in handy though. The next train (45 minutes later) did not stop as it was the express. So now I am pissed and cold. I headed to a nearby 7-11 for coffee and warmth. I then returned to the train to ride the 8:25. So I had to wait 1hr an 40 min for mass transit The other passengers told me there is a new train schedule for the holidays I guess I should read my emails from MARC You may ask why I did not ride home and drive. Well my daughter totaled my Subaru and my sons car is broken. I guess I am the odd man out. I could have ridden to work faster. Maybe tomorrow. Charlie
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then we missed a turn the cue sheet said Deer park when it should have said nicademius, apprarently if you make a r its deer park and left its nicademius, but the deerpark sign was gone? So we ended up 3 miles passed it
I wonder if GB wrote up the cue sheet
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I'll note that GB and myself ride is coming up this Sunday and I reviewed the cue sheet so any errors I'll also be to blame.
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Alright. From one smartass to another, you definitely owe me a beer.

Then again I think I still owe Mike one for that crack about arm twisting.
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I'll note that GB and myself ride is coming up this Sunday and I reviewed the cue sheet so any errors I'll also be to blame.
WHere are you guys riding? Do you have to be a card carrying BBC'er to ride? I might be buying a car that day but we'll see.
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Alright. From one smartass to another, you definitely owe me a beer.

Then again I think I still owe Mike one for that crack about arm twisting.
We have a scrumptious IPA and a very mediocre ESB on tap. The ESB taste pretty good after a few IPAs though.
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WHere are you guys riding? Do you have to be a card carrying BBC'er to ride? I might be buying a car that day but we'll see.
All are welcome to come ride with us. BBC membership is encouraged but not required.
Our route with possibly an additional 10 mile option: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...Marriottsville
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For your viewing pleasure, more Tinyworld pix--this time from Maile:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcn7/se...7611807371856/ with captions!
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Today's "recovery ride":

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hey NR, big thanks. -GB
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No problem! I'll send them as I get them.
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well, as much as I'd like to get out on the road for the first time since September and ride with you guys (at least from the 7-11 stop), I think its going to be too cold for these bones. I don't have a lot of cold weather gear...I'm not totally out, but its not looking good at this point. Also, I have to convince the wife to come pick me up from the ride start, unless anyone else lives out Eldersburg way and can bring me back
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Century

GB-Here's one that follows John Wilkes Booth's escape route. I've been planning on doing this for a while, though the drive is an issue. I'm interested in the history as well as what looks like a decent meander. It's from Oxon Hills site. I think I did the mapping but the cue sheet is available at their site.

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http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united...lata/848961344
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shame there isn't a "drool" smilie for that bike.

Belt drives are likely here to stay. they are getting stiffer and longer lasting with each generation of them. The biggest obstacle was removal/replacement. how does that Trek do it? Seat stay coupler?

what's the price tag on that puppy?
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shame there isn't a "drool" smilie for that bike.

Belt drives are likely here to stay. they are getting stiffer and longer lasting with each generation of them. The biggest obstacle was removal/replacement. how does that Trek do it? Seat stay coupler?

what's the price tag on that puppy?
I don't know much about the belt drive, but it makes sense, motorcycles have something like that-I think.

Here's the link. I would just be afraid of getting it all scratched up, belongs on a wall. Suggested retail is always higher. I paid around 600.00 for my fixie, though I'm sure they can be built for 1/4 of that.

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Belt drive? Is this also used to brake? I wonder how seasonal temp changes would affect the rubber. Motorcycles have/did/maybe still use belts. Didn't brake w/ 'em tho' Maybe this whole idea will ultimately yield to "direct drive", just like the turntables. Or is that a unicycle.
Now for some serious Q's: Why use rubber belts? Less wear and tear perhaps? I guess they are lighter. I can't believe they result in more direct power. Please educate a gear guy.
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Hey Charlie,
Bob probably knows more -but from what I read on the Trek site-no need for lube, and apparently they're made of not rubber but a carbon fiber composite, also they say it's virtually silent, which is probably pretty cool, no stretching and of course no rust. This bike has two hand brakes so you wouldn't need to skip stop, but I bet the belt is stronger than links.
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All these belts are Kevlar now- the only rubber is coatings. I see now that the break in the drive triangle is down at the dropout. Looks like a bracket pulling seat and chain stays together. Nice.

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Todays's ride:

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Hey Bob! Have you subscribed to http://cuesheetcentral.com ? <---- BBC Cue Sheet Library
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Yes! Lots of rides I can scrounge from there too. Thanks.
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