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Old 03-14-11, 12:17 PM   #3226
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Did the Madera Stage race this weekend
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Old 03-14-11, 06:08 PM   #3227
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Rode from Walnut Creek, through Franklin Canyon where a college TT was in progress and back to the 'Creek. I had a nice chat with a few guys from the UCSD cycling team. Kinda makes me wish I didn't go to this hipster and ditz infested hellhole called SFSU...
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Old 03-14-11, 07:55 PM   #3228
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Rode from Walnut Creek, through Franklin Canyon where a college TT was in progress and back to the 'Creek. I had a nice chat with a few guys from the UCSD cycling team. Kinda makes me wish I didn't go to this hipster and ditz infested hellhole called SFSU...
How about starting an SFSU Cycling team?
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Old 03-14-11, 08:53 PM   #3229
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How about starting an SFSU Cycling team?
Cycling, skiing/snowboarding and scuba diving are verboten activities per the student body organization office and charter. However, there is a triathlon club on campus...
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Old 03-14-11, 10:00 PM   #3230
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In preparation for the Chico Wildflower (May 1) and my first century, I rode a bit over 40 miles this weekend. I'm going to keep ramping it up over the next few weeks to about 85-90 miles. Fun group to ride with!

Wildflower is a great century. I did it last year. Love climbing honey run & table mountain.

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Cycling, skiing/snowboarding and scuba diving are verboten activities per the student body organization office and charter. However, there is a triathlon club on campus...
Weird. Do you know why? Maybe it should be challenged.
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Old 03-15-11, 09:32 PM   #3232
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Cycling, skiing/snowboarding and scuba diving are verboten activities per the student body organization office and charter. However, there is a triathlon club on campus...
lol - does that organization know that triathlon involves cycling? There must be a wonderful line of reasoning involved here...
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Old 03-16-11, 12:07 AM   #3233
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lol - does that organization know that triathlon involves cycling? There must be a wonderful line of reasoning involved here...
Someone important son/daughter is on the team.
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Old 03-17-11, 07:51 PM   #3234
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hi michelle -- did you see this series of articles on pez? it talks about steven cozza (the 'Stache!) coming back from head trauma but has some good tips for the non-pro riders among us too.

Part 1: http://pezcyclingnews.com/default.as...lstory&id=6502
Part 2: http://pezcyclingnews.com/default.as...lstory&id=6684

I crashed last weekend at the CCCX Circuit Race in monterey (writeup at http://ahpook.tumblr.com/post/3825774508/crashed ) and though I didnt lose consciousness I definitely identifiy with the post-event trauma/panic. Definitely helps to know there are others in the same situation and to realize theres a process going on...
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Gotta say jason your new AV kit looks quite dashing. I'm considering switching over from SJBC purely based on the color coordination
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Old 03-19-11, 05:15 PM   #3236
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Plan B ride hosted by Sheila Moon. Rain. Cold. Hail. Epic, yo.

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Old 03-20-11, 10:20 AM   #3237
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34 Miles, 3100 feet of climbing out and back to the Junction Ranger Station on Mt. Diablo.
Unremarkable on most days, just a basic after work type ride.
Memorable though, for doing it on my Univega Gran Turismo in a pouring rain.

A couple years ago Bigbossman helped me rescue this bike from Craigslist.
He stripped it down to frame and fork, put a mixed Tiagra/Sora triple group
on it with modern (cheapo Alex) 700c sized wheels. Most of the time it sits on my trainer and gets a ton of use there, but I do like to get it on the road from time to time. Yesterday I slapped on my race blade fenders and my rain gear and I had a great time up on the mountain.

The Gran Turismo is an early 80's tourer with really long chain stays and a lot of fork rake.
I had done some longish rides on it, notably 2 totally flat Giro D' Vino metrics. Never having tried it, I was a little nervous about what technical descending would be like on it.
So just for grins, why not add rain to the mix?

Strangely it was a nimble and sure descender on the wet mountain road.
I felt really in control and I got a very responsive road feel from the steel frame.

A lot of fun. Wildlife seen: Coyote, 2 Deer, 2 Rabbits
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Old 03-20-11, 10:25 AM   #3238
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Holy hailstones, Batman. I didn't even want to go outside to check the mail on Saturday.

I did hit the trainer for an hour. My technique for the day: Watch TV on the laptop, spin away, then sprint like mad during the commercials.
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Old 03-20-11, 12:32 PM   #3239
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No riding this weekend, Bella spent time on the stand. I lovingly cleaned, inspected and repacked her wheel hubs yesterday.

I get discouraged from being active on rainy days, unless I'm in Tahoe strapped to my snowboard when it's snowing
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Old 03-20-11, 06:04 PM   #3240
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I rode by myself in the rain today. Gave it a good effort up Moody plus a few other places. http://app.strava.com/rides/356450

Then, I got home and it stopped raining. Son of a *****.

Spent an hour drinking wine and cleaning my bike.
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Old 03-20-11, 07:02 PM   #3241
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We spent an hour with Coach Chris Carmichael and his "Max Power" DVD. Ouch.
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Old 03-20-11, 09:39 PM   #3242
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Between work demands, family stuff, and the weather, I still haven't been out in March. This is really starting to suck.

At least last weekend was a fun anniversary weekend with the bestest wife in the whole wide world.
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Old 03-20-11, 10:15 PM   #3243
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10 Avila Rd Hill Repeats. 14.71 miles with 3546 climbing. No rain.
After a quality morning and afternoon with the family, I got up there at 4PM.
Nice for me it is around the corner from my house. Got my 10 in before dinner.
10 Avilas = 1 Mt. Diablo (rough math)
So it is a good training session when time is tight.

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Old 03-20-11, 11:00 PM   #3244
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Between work demands, family stuff, and the weather, I still haven't been out in March. This is really starting to suck.
I feel your pain. My last ride was 2/26.
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Surprisingly, I was able to ride both days this weekend. Saturday, 36 miles on fixie, and did Portola loop. Got completely drenched, but after Camino Real, I'm used to it. Sunday, got in 20 more miles, didn't get as wet, but it still did rain on me.
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Old 03-21-11, 12:11 AM   #3246
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Did a nice three hour ride. I was caught in a short down pour near Palo Alto, but the rest of the ride was fairly dry. I even saw sun on Canada. It started to rain heavily after I came back. It was strange, because usually it's the opposite. I ride in heavy rain, and when I come back sun comes out. The new fenders worked great! The rear one extends more then half way down the back wheel, so water spray is reduced by quite a bit. In retrospect maybe I should have left the mud flap to discourage ninja drafters.
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Old 03-21-11, 11:10 AM   #3247
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On Saturday, my wife & I rode our hybrid bikes through a new park trail from PGA Boulevard to Riverbend Park, on hardpacked gravel. Saw a photographer shooting a video of a baby owl. 11 Miles

On Sunday we rode our road bikes in the Red Cross ride from Jensen Beach to Fort Pierce. She still has not found a road bike saddle she likes. She tried my Specialized Toupe, did not like it at all. 30 miles.

Andy ... Didn't mean to hijack this thread, after I wrote my reply I saw it was regional for California - We are on the other side - South Florida

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the trainer rain rain go away!
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Old 03-21-11, 04:14 PM   #3249
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qft. this afternoon looks good, but fiance is out of town so I'm on dog detail (and in for more trainer rides) the next couple of days.
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Great ride into work this morning. Doesn't look like the good weather is going to stick around though.
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