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    Family, Health, Cycling Lanceoldstrong's Avatar
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    Get your Solvang On! Double Century Prep Ride Sunday 2/28

    Who's up for some Solvang Double Century training?

    79 miles / 5985 feet of climbing. http://ridewithgps.com/routes/35466

    Leave from Heather Farms Park in Walnut Creek. (Close to Walnut Creek Bart)

    This Sunday 2/28/2010. Rolling Out at 8:30 AM

    Meet at Northmost parking lot in the parking lot across from the last softball field.

    Plenty of good water and bathroom stops available even though the route is mostly scenic and rural.

    Lunch/Rest Stop at Mile 52: Peets Coffee in Castro Valley.



    Hope you can make it.


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    Mylilpony
    Last edited by Lanceoldstrong; 02-27-10 at 11:33 PM.
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    I am a very strong "maybe". Gotta love going over Morgan T. with no wind, which is possible this time of year.DSC05598.jpg

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    I'm looking forward to this!
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    I'd love to see those roads (I've never ridden on them) but I've signed up for races that weekend.

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    Family, Health, Cycling Lanceoldstrong's Avatar
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    It is going to be a gorgeous day.

    Where is everybody?

    Every time I check this ride post all I hear is crickets and sometimes, faintly, the lonesome howl of a distant coyote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanceoldstrong View Post
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    It is going to be a gorgeous day.

    Where is everybody?

    Every time I check this ride post all I hear is crickets and sometimes, faintly, the lonesome howl of a distant coyote.
    Lance, it sounds like a great ride. I did my Solvang Prep ride last weekend, Camino Real Double. I'll be at Solvang, where are you staying?

    How are you and the family doing? We have a new century and family ride in Bakersfield and of course I'm doing the food. Here's the link to the website: Woody Y Century & Family Fun Ride.

    Make mine a double!

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    Erect member since 1953 cccorlew's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanceoldstrong View Post

    Every time I check this ride post all I hear is crickets and sometimes, faintly, the lonesome howl of a distant coyote.
    I hear the crickets.

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    I would love joining the pack on this ride but Sundays are not my riding days. What about Saturday? Of course rain is in the forecast.

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    Family, Health, Cycling Lanceoldstrong's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by gpelpel View Post
    I would love joining the pack on this ride but Sundays are not my riding days. What about Saturday? Of course rain is in the forecast.
    Right now my wife rides on Saturday with Team in Training. So Sunday it must be. Alas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanceoldstrong View Post
    . . . 79 miles / 5985 feet of climbing. [URL="http://ridewithgps.com/routes/35466"]http://ridewithgps.com/routes/35466 . . .
    Quote Originally Posted by Lanceoldstrong View Post
    (bump) . . . Every time I check this ride post all I hear is crickets and sometimes, faintly, the lonesome howl of a distant coyote.
    You don't suppose there is some corelation between these, do you?
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    Okay, bigbossman and I will tag along, at least for the first couple hundred yards, at which point you are welcome to ride away at Double Century pace. We may opt to head straight back to the barn from the backside of Morgan for a mere 60 miles or so instead of adding the extra 20 miles of Dublin Canyon and Redwood Road.

    In any event, we'll see Sunday.
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    Family, Health, Cycling Lanceoldstrong's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
    Okay, bigbossman and I will tag along...
    This ride just got a whole lot classier. That is great news.
    Don't worry, remember this is at Double CenturyTraining pace. Aint nobody out there gonna be racing. Just building base.

    See you Sunday!
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    We're giving this serious consideration. After doing the Animal ride we realize we need the challenge of new roads. I have to be sure my partner can handle my workload that day. We'll keep you posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lanceoldstrong View Post
    This ride just got a whole lot louder. That is troubling news.
    Don't worry, remember this is at Double CenturyTraining pace, which is "revisit breakfast/technicolor yawn" pace for you hacks. Aint nobody out there gonna be racing. Just building base. Of course, we will still ride away from you slugs at whim on Morgan, if not before, like the rank poseur amateurs you are. And midland will literally ride circles around you before leaving you for dead.

    I suppose we're stuck seeing you Sunday, but not for very long, thank goodness.
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    Family, Health, Cycling Lanceoldstrong's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
    fify.
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    Hey all. Just because this is the way I am, being a teacher and all, let me point out that we
    Roll out at 8:30
    For me that means arrive at 8 because I'm so darn slow getting the bikes together and finally suiting up.
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    Family, Health, Cycling Lanceoldstrong's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post
    Hey all. Just because this is the way I am, being a teacher and all, let me point out that we
    Roll out at 8:30
    For me that means arrive at 8 because I'm so darn slow getting the bikes together and finally suiting up.
    Good idea to stress that. Thanks!

    I punched up the color on the time in my OP too now.

    Plus, we have 2 more confirmed in the "IN" column.
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    We're looking forward to seeing and riding with you all again. I have no idea where these roads are, or what they entail re pain & suffering, but if da Bossman and da Bikingshearer are gonna hang, then I haz no fear.

    And it's our last chance to see da 'Shearer a single man.
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    I'm in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midland View Post
    I'm in.
    Good to have you, and a fine day we have for it too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by red rider View Post
    and it's our last chance to see da 'shearer a condemned man.


    fify
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
    fify
    Trust me, Valerie is the condemned one; I'm getting far the better of this deal. I'll be damned if I'll let her know that, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Midland View Post
    Sure was pretty out today.
    Word. Great photos, and great fun riding with you and the gang.
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    Here are a few of mine. What a great day it was to stop and smell the roses, and that DVD I found is a gift that keeps on giving.

    Diablo, north peak, as seen from Morgan Territory Park parking lot:


    Cell tower on west side of Morgan Territory Regional Park:


    Drafting the Big Unit at 25+:


    Some hills, looking towards Pleasanton:


    Lunch at Amici's:


    Rich's good side:
    "Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin, it’s the triumphant twang of a bedspring."

    S. J. Perelman

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