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Old 06-09-07, 10:55 PM   #326
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Hee Hee Hee!!!! I LOVE my bike though!!!!! OLH really took it out of me but I can see that its just a matter of time before I get used to it.... at one point as we were going under 280, I was thinking to myself that I was having a hard time getting going and then looked down at my garmin and I was going 19mph... big difference from the roubaix!! I was pretty pooped on the last part though, I couldn't lasso Spingineer w/the tow rope and was having trouble going the 15 mph he was going (trying to go slow to stay w/me) Regardless, it was a great ride... and the ice cream afterwards was pretty good too!

Where'd you ride today Sean?
Tracy, you did great! I didn't find myself having to slow down too much, but the more hill climbs you do, the more confident you will be in doing climbs like this. Sierra was a tough ride, and to do OLH the week after takes lots of guts. Pat yourself on the back.

BTW, how's the lower back? I usually get that after continuous climbing, and usually an indication that I was pushing too hard. It's ok to tell me on the hill you have to slow the pace down a little bit. I do that when I ride with my friends Steve and Cheryl, who glide up the hill.

Going back via Portola is a lot tougher than it looks. It is deceiving because it is a very gradual incline, and you think you shouldn't have that much a problem, but you do. Again, kudos to you, Trac.
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Old 06-09-07, 10:59 PM   #327
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Tracy, you did great! I didn't find myself having to slow down too much, but the more hill climbs you do, the more confident you will be in doing climbs like this. Sierra was a tough ride, and to do OLH the week after takes lots of guts. Pat yourself on the back.

BTW, how's the lower back? I usually get that after continuous climbing, and usually an indication that I was pushing too hard. It's ok to tell me on the hill you have to slow the pace down a little bit. I do that when I ride with my friends Steve and Cheryl, who glide up the hill.

Going back via Portola is a lot tougher than it looks. It is deceiving because it is a very gradual incline, and you think you shouldn't have that much a problem, but you do. Again, kudos to you, Trac.

Awww... thank you Ron My back actually feels fine now... although tomorrow may be a different story... I'm really happy w/my ride today, thank you again for riding w/me!!! I'm looking forward to seeing how Monday's ride goes
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Old 06-09-07, 11:50 PM   #328
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I rode for the first time since last Sundays AMBBR ride. My #19 molar/crown started hurting last Sunday and by Wednesday I was having it extracted and an implant installed. At least I got my first titanium upgrade
I took the MTB out for the first time in a over a year, just a 21 mile out-and-back on the Sawyer Camp Trail at 7pm Saturday. One thing I hate about riding so late is that the winds really start blowing hard around San Briuno.
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Old 06-10-07, 02:10 AM   #329
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rode the paradise loop starting from SF....it was lovely as usual..have a great weekend all!..anybody riding woodside starting at 92 on sunday?
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Old 06-10-07, 03:38 AM   #330
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rode about 20 miles through Kahala, Kaimuki and around Diamond Head crater. Nice change of scenery!
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rode about 20 miles through Kahala, Kaimuki and around Diamond Head crater. Nice change of scenery!
Nice. Did you bring your own bike?
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Rode a Winters Loop Saturday with my club, including Red Rider and Cgallagh. Nice social ride instead of a hammerfest No strong winds for a change.
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FFBC Getting To Know Us ride. Newark Java to Mission Coffee and back. Out via Thornton, Central, Farwell, Grimmer, and Mission. Back via Washington, Paseo Padre, Ardenwood.
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Old 06-10-07, 04:31 PM   #334
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Did the Old La Honda Alpine loop with LostinSanJose(Jeremy). It was a nice day for a great ride. Also my first real ride on the new bike.
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Rode/ran the Muddy Buddy ride/race. It was pretty entertaining.
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Old 06-10-07, 05:35 PM   #336
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Rode Tour de Cure ride. Good turnout. Ride basically went out Kings Mountain, then south on 84, over Haskins Hill down to Pescadero. N on Stage, the climb Tunitas. 78 miles, 7557 feet climbing.
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Old 06-10-07, 11:42 PM   #337
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I did a ride with the Luna Chix today. We started from Woodside , went via Mtn. Home Road to Sand Hill, Portola, & down Alpine & Arastradero to Page Mill. We then climbed Page Mill to Skyline - that's a tough climb, gah! From there we headed north on Skyline to Sky Londa, which was really nice, long swoopy downhills with beautiful views of the East Bay & Mt. Diablo. Then we descended 84 towards Woodside, hung a right at the bottom onto Portola, then up Old La Honda Road. Back along Skyline, down 84 again (whee), and back into Woodside. About 40 miles and 4500 ft.
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We were up in Markleeville, riding some of the passes from the Death Ride (more info is in a seperate thread).

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I rode in Irvine. After dialing it to 400 watts I crushed the souls of some kids on tricycles! Damn I am good.
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I have no report. Didn't get to ride this weekend. Sniff, sniff...
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Don't worry, that'll be me next weekend.
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After the Saturday morning hammerfest I had a really wonderful recovery ride on Sunday: I rode the fixed gear alongside my 3-year old as he rode up and down the block on his newly de-training-wheeled bike. We did just about a mile.

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful.
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Rode a Winters Loop Saturday with my club, including Red Rider and Cgallagh. Nice social ride instead of a hammerfest No strong winds for a change.
Wasn't that a nice ride? We agreed it was one of the better ones we've had, both in terms of pace & socialbility as well as lack of wind. Glad you could join us!
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Sunday we took the tank -- er, tandem -- out for a Gordon Valley Loop. Our friend was riding a loaner Orbea Diva, over which I lusted. On the way home we switched bikes. She rode the tandem for the first time & I rode a $4K bike for the first time. Sweet!

In the pics that follow the vineyards are in the Gordon Valley, Napa Co. Very pretty country, very nice ride to go with it.
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For my first ride in two and half months, I rode up to Felton, climbed Felton-Empire in a blistering 45 minutes, then rolled back down Empire Grade today.

I found out that it's not really possible to push the heart and lungs much at all when recovering from a broken leg.
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I sat on "Spectrum" ride today. Key finding from today's ride: don't do the hard ride (65+ mi commute) the day before another hard ride ("Spectrum"). My knees are in flames now
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I sat on "Spectrum" ride today. Key finding from today's ride: don't do the hard ride (65+ mi commute) the day before another hard ride ("Spectrum"). My knees are in flames now
Just out of curiosity, what is the typical route for "Spectrum"? When do they usually head out?
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Just out of curiosity, what is the typical route for "Spectrum"? When do they usually head out?
Spectrum leaves Starbucks at Homestead & Hollenbeck (Stelling) around 0900.

The route is invariable: Homestead, Foothill, Page Mill, Old Page Mill, Page Mill, Arastradero, Alpine, Portola, 84E, Tripp, Kings Mountain, Manuella, Albion, Olive Hill, Canada to 92, Canada back to Woodside, 84E, Whiskey Hill, Sand Hill, Santa Cruz, Serra, Foothill.

Once the ride gets to 92, it fragments with people going lots of different ways.
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Spectrum leaves Starbucks at Homestead & Hollenbeck (Stelling) around 0900.

The route is invariable: Homestead, Foothill, Page Mill, Old Page Mill, Page Mill, Arastradero, Alpine, Portola, 84E, Tripp, Kings Mountain, Manuella, Albion, Olive Hill, Canada to 92, Canada back to Woodside, 84E, Whiskey Hill, Sand Hill, Santa Cruz, Serra, Foothill.

Once the ride gets to 92, it fragments with people going lots of different ways.
... not that I'll be able to hang with the group ... another photo opp, as the pack screams by!!!
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"Spectrum" is also more like an A-ride: there are few sprints (I think 3 or 4) at various points along the route. A friend of mine who usually participates on the ride says that sometimes there are only 8-9 sprinters on the group. Today it felt like half of the pack were good sprinters. Brutal.
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