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    Low-Key Hillclimbs Week 2 - Old La Honda

    Anyone going to do this? Perhaps we could have a Team NorCal BF? I'm going to try to make this one, and possibly do some more riding after it's finished.

    http://lowkey.djconnel.com/2009/week2/

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    oh hell yeah.
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    sounds good... hmmm tandem or solos???

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    I would like to do this and be part of the team. And I would want to ride some more afterwards. I've never done one of the Low Key Climbs, intending to but it just hasn't worked out.

    We could have a pretty good team, maybe even take it. But that may require Marco solo. Marco Solo. And some of the other gladiators... I hope to see everyone out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisoco View Post
    I would like to do this and be part of the team. And I would want to ride some more afterwards. I've never done one of the Low Key Climbs, intending to but it just hasn't worked out.

    We could have a pretty good team, maybe even take it. But that may require Marco solo. Marco Solo. And some of the other gladiators... I hope to see everyone out there.
    Hmmm, I wonder if we could bribe PizzaMan to join our "team"......

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    I'd love to join you guys, and I need to ride OLH another time, but kids soccer duty calls. Besides, I suspect you need someone a little more gladiatorial to make up the numbers.

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    I will be there to finally get a time for OLH.

    I'd love to ride for Bike Forums, but lask week when I decided to ride for Western Wheelers I was told I couldn't change teams during the series, so I'll be a Western Wheeler for the remainder of the series.

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    I'm glad that electro-hybrid 'bent did not get 1st place again last week

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    To the dismay of NY Chris we are probably going to do this on the tandem, and then ride afterward.

    Maybe for the route something like this:
    http://bikeroutetoaster.com/Course.aspx?course=86755
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    http://bikeroutetoaster.com/Course.aspx?course=86754 (adds lower Tunitas+Lobitos loop)

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    I will be there, last weekends mt diablo fail has motivated me to start owning the hills again.
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    His batteries overheated about 1/3 of the way up and he had to stop to let them cool off. The second time he passed me he was pedalling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powpow View Post
    Hmmm, I wonder if we could bribe PizzaMan to join our "team"......
    I guess the reason I thought we could "win" was, for one powpow and uspspro's ability, but also that the Western Wheelers won the first round. But then upon reading your point above, I realized, damn they had Pizza Man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uspspro View Post
    To the dismay of NY Chris we are probably going to do this on the tandem, and then ride afterward.

    Maybe for the route something like this:
    http://bikeroutetoaster.com/Course.aspx?course=86755
    or
    http://bikeroutetoaster.com/Course.aspx?course=86754 (adds lower Tunitas+Lobitos loop)
    No problem. I don't even know any of my times up the climbs. Plus it will be good to see Ruth. I look forward to riding with you the OLH climb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisoco View Post
    I guess the reason I thought we could "win" was, for one powpow and uspspro's ability, but also that the Western Wheelers won the first round. But then upon reading your point above, I realized, damn they had Pizza Man.
    Haha thanks Chris, but I am just a run of the mill rider when it comes to the Low Keys. Usually around the median time, or slightly faster (depending on the climb). The fast people come out to these and it's a lot of fun!

    It is a new tradition for Ruth & I to do the Mt. Hamilton one on Thanksgiving morning, to provide us with justification for pigging out that day

    As far as the team... we can still do good since they take the top 3 scores. Many times, teams only have 1 or 2 riders on a given week, so their combined score is lower than a team with 3+. Given that we have at least 3 riders every week, we could fare very well.

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    So how does this work? You show up register, then everyone takes off around 10:10?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
    So how does this work? You show up register, then everyone takes off around 10:10?

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    This page gives an overview:

    http://lowkey.djconnel.com/2009/

    For this particular ride, this is the plan:

    We'll meet at the Windy Hill parking area off Portola Valley Road. There may be some parking at the lot, but we recommend parking elsewhere, for example in Woodside, then riding to the registration area. From Windy Hill, we'll send small groups to the base of Old La Honda, from which we'll start groups of 10 or less to avoid impacting local traffic. Registration opens at 9:15am, closing at 10am. Please don't go to Old La Honda directly; we want groups to all start at Windy Hill. Faster riders will start in earlier groups, more endurance-oriented riders in later groups.

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    I'm going to try and make it to this one. I always like OLH and haven't been up there in a little while so it should be fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pizza Man View Post
    I will be there to finally get a time for OLH.

    I'd love to ride for Bike Forums, but lask week when I decided to ride for Western Wheelers I was told I couldn't change teams during the series, so I'll be a Western Wheeler for the remainder of the series.
    By the way, I was the guy taking pictures in front of Ridge on Montebello, about 1/2 mile from the top. When you came up solo, I was like, is he part of the race? There's no one behind him. Nice job kicking everyone's butt, you had a pretty big gap on the rest of the field.


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    Imagine how he would have done if he put on the front tubular and taken off the second bottle cage LOL.

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    Henry, you up for OLH on Saturday?

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    Sucks I think We will be taking all our gear up OLH.

    Will only have 2 bottles or less full though, as we can fill up at Skylonda for the post LK ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powpow View Post

    For this particular ride, this is the plan:
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    Faster riders will start in earlier groups, more endurance-oriented riders in later groups.
    Gotta love that. Not "slow pokes" nor "snails" in later groups, but "endurance-oriented". Classy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1jacktripper View Post
    Gotta love that. Not "slow pokes" nor "snails" in later groups, but "endurance-oriented". Classy!
    They don't want the "real" climbers to get an unfair advantage by drafting off of us ...
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    So how is it determined who is the "fast rider" and who is "endurance". If anyone wants to do team BF and then do a short ride afterward, going up then down Kings, I think I'll do it. I am going to be riding out there anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
    So how is it determined who is the "fast rider" and who is "endurance". If anyone wants to do team BF and then do a short ride afterward, going up then down Kings, I think I'll do it. I am going to be riding out there anyway.

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    I'm guessing they just put you in a group based on your approximate climbing speed.

    The whole "team" aspect is more for fun than anything else, but we should try to get as many riders as possible. Fast or endurance, the more the merrier.

    I'm game for a shortish ride after OLH.

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