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    And kicked my ass.

    Surf City Cyclocross this morning. 8th out of 40 in the mens C.

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    Wife took the first two. Second two I took from the costume race.

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    What an absolutely glorious day! Rick Rasmussen, Frank, and I rode a fun loop which included 3 good climbs and numerous smaller ones. Salmon Falls, Prospectors (holy cow, that was hard), and Old Foresthill. The descent from Cool to the start of Old Foresthill is an amazing technical drop. All told, 103 mi, ~7000 ft, 15.5 avg. Here's the data if anyone is interested: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/55074105
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    Raced at Surf City CX today in Men's B's. First race since last February and felt good to get back into it again. Super fun course with some technical bits to make things interesting. Not sure of my placing, probably somewhere 10-15th. Hope to make the rest of the series.

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    Took my first run up Hicks. Wanted to take a shot at Umunum, but the pansies I was riding with nixed that idea. What a lovely day to be out.
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    17 miles in the neighborhoods of W.C. on Sat. 42 mile Lake Herman loop Sun.Mtz. Bridge Lake &#.jpg

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    Went nowhere in particular today and took my fiance's point and shoot camera along with me. 22 miles, 2800', 12.6mph. http://app.strava.com/rides/212588




    Aldercroft Heights road at the beginning


    Descending Panorama Heights Road


    Toward the end of Aldercroft Heights


    Idylwild Drive passes this pond before dead ending at Hwy 17


    Los Gatos Creek trail back home.

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    Double flat on Saturday descending 84, almost got taken out by a Prius with Hawai plates today near Woodside. Not even apologetic "Sorry I almost killed you, but I was in a rush to Starbucks" wave. Good times.
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    from W.C. out to Moraga and back ~23miles was trying to hook up with the Delta Pedalers/Valley Spokesman group ride on the lafayette/moraga trail but I think they may have cancelled due to the weather. It was nice in W.C. when I left but by the time I got to Moraga was steady rain. fun times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
    Took my first run up Hicks. Wanted to take a shot at Umunum, but the pansies I was riding with nixed that idea. What a lovely day to be out.
    No, MarkoPolo and I said you could go and we'd wait for you. You're the "pansy" who wussed out just because you didn't trust us to wait and you had no idea how to get home. On the other hand, you were rockin' that look in your sister's cullottes.



    It was a truly glorious day out, though. And except for the mile-or-so part of Hicks were I heard and felt the kettle drums beating in my head just behind both ears (12-20% climbs will do that to me), it was pleasant and relaxing. Lunch at the taqueria didn't hurt, either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
    ..... except for the mile-or-so part of Hicks were I heard and felt the kettle drums beating in my head just behind both ears (12-20% climbs will do that to me).....

    Huh. Doesn't look that bad on paper........

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    At about mile 13, that graph looks pretty bad to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
    Huh. Doesn't look that bad on paper........

    That graph looks like me giving the finger to Hicks Road... Some of us just aren't built for that kind of gradient (unless we're pointed down)!
    It would appear that the strain was more than he could bear....

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    Quote Originally Posted by milliron View Post
    At about mile 13, that graph looks pretty bad to me!
    best ten minutes in town.

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    Socks by ccorlew, on Flickr

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    I approve of those socks.

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    I haven't been riding nearly as much as I should be and I've been working much more than I'm paid to.

    That being said, I got in a nice 45 km ride with a friend today on the Dry Creek Trail here in Modesto. (It's not really that long, but we rode back and forth several times.)

    Afterwards we went to the the LBS where I promptly dropped too much money on a new saddle. Can't believe it took me over a year to finally get one. Turns out, my saddle was the wrong size. (Is it possible that my sit bones have changed in nearly two years when I was last measured?)

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    104 miles.

    Unfortunately, my lower back is still killing me from going to the gym on Monday. No cross racing for me tomorrow.

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    On Saturday, a lovely 55 mile jaunt with MarkoPolo, bigbossman and the Dublin Cyclery crew from Dublin to Altamont Road via Highland, etc, then over Flynn Road. Flynn is an old favorite from my ill-spent youth (I'm a Livermore native) and, once past the steepish climb up to the freeway on Carroll Road, it is always pretty. It feels so rural that it is hard to believe that the teeming metropolis that my place of birth has become is so close by. Plus, it's a fun descent back down to the lower reaches of Patterson Pass.

    After the obligatory lunch stop at Dickey's (a tasty barbecue fast food place in the shopping center at Vasco and Scenic), the group headed back to Highland Road. From there, most of the group headed off to Dublin, and I went back into Livermore via Carneal and Collier Canyon. A fun ride with a fun group on a fine day.

    As for Sunday, my plans to do the Giro de Vino became plans to sleep in and be lazy, based on the weather forecasts. Based on what I saw in the GdV thread, I made the right call.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoelS View Post
    What an absolutely glorious day! Rick Rasmussen, Frank, and I rode a fun loop which included 3 good climbs and numerous smaller ones. Salmon Falls, Prospectors (holy cow, that was hard), and Old Foresthill. The descent from Cool to the start of Old Foresthill is an amazing technical drop. All told, 103 mi, ~7000 ft, 15.5 avg. Here's the data if anyone is interested: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/55074105

    Thanks for the route again Joel. I am guessing you do that clockwise to avoid the nasty traffic up 49 from the confluence to Cool? Also, Greenwood Road looks like it avoids the narrow section of Georgetown road from Georgetown to Greenwood. Is Greenwood less traffic? Is Prospector less travelled than lower Marshall? Always looking for a better way to do things over there.......good riding! Thanks for the help. May be over there Tu-Th.

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    A nice day Saturday before the storm in the Tahoe/Sierra................

    OldLutherStich..jpg

    Old Man Windter put and end to it on Sunday up there......... at least for awhile.

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    Beautiful pics Sagebum!

    Yesterday I got wet and muddy on the road bike. After eyeing the skies all morning I finally spotted a break in the clouds and headed out a little after 3:00pm. As I was prepping the bike the blue hole in the clouds kept getting bigger and so I decided to leave the rain jacket at home ... I'm sure you know where this is headed

    Since it was late in the day I stayed close to home and did some fun curvy and rolly roads through some of the neighborhoods where people much richer than me live. I explored a few new-to-me roads that I pass every day on my commute but never take because I'm in a hurry to work or to get home. Nice to just go out on a relaxed ride and look around at the trees and the clouds and the mud puddles.

    On the way home I was exploring another new-to-me road when it dead-ended ... sort of. The pavement ends and there's a gate but the road (Overlook Rd) does continue and eventually connects through to more pavement after about 1.2. I had seen this dirt connector on the map and wanted to take it before but wasn't quite planning on doing it this weekend. But there I was and there the road was. Plus I was going to have to wash my bike anyway so why not make it really muddy?

    Anyway I survived the dirt/mud even on skinny tires in the rain. One novelty was having to pedal even on the downhill bits because my tires were digging into the ground so much. Oh yeah it was actually raining pretty solidly at this point. Convenient that my jacket was at home!

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    Saturday I met and rode 1.5 diablos with Racer Ex. Nice guy, we went easy and the weather was good. About 40 miles and 5400ft.

    Sunday: didn't ride. No one was willing to commit to a rain ride with me, and the weather looked crappy when I got up so I went to the climbing gym with my girlfriend. I proceeded to climb 4 routes of equal difficulty to anything I ever climbed before, pretty much proving what I thought, in that I never did enough climbing to get stronger, just improved technique and a little bit of muscular endurance. Oh well. After that I ran 3.2 miles on the treadmill in my Vibrams. Blisters, sore calves today, but overall not bad. Hawaii this week, so I'm hoping that I've run enough to enable daily runs while I'm away from the bike.

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    Friday: Shell Ridge Loop and Diablo Foothills to Macedo exit then back home on the road on my cross bike - tons of fun.
    Saturday: time constraints only allowed my "front door to the Diablo ranger station" ride. Cut 4 minutes off of my average time this year - yay!
    Sunday: bleh. Was thinking of doing the Giro di Vino, then went outside - nevermind. Got new pedals instead - Ultegra 6700 ($110.50 at Performance with 15% off coupon.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sagebum View Post
    A nice day Saturday before the storm in the Tahoe/Sierra................

    OldLutherStich..jpg
    Love that photo. Nice.

    On Sunday I made the mistake of going by the weather report. Went out while it was still raining. Rained the entire ride. Stopped raining an hour after I finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
    Hawaii this week, so I'm hoping that I've run enough to enable daily runs while I'm away from the bike.
    Rent a bicycle! Nothing beats riding someplace new. Best way to really see a place. That and it's kinda cool to ride something a little different then your usual bike.

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