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Old 03-09-10, 06:23 PM   #1
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Sunday Flat, easy ride?

Weather looks outstanding for Sunday. And since I'm limited to flats and easy pace due to recvent surgery, I thought it might be fun to get together for an easy, laid back style ride. I'm thinking 30-60 miles, maybe in the delta area. I'll have to see what I can dig up for routes. Also, I'm open to suggestions for a route.

Rolling pace around 15.

Anyone interested?
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I have no idea how I would pull it off but I may be interested in a 30 miler... I could probably hold 15 on the flats for that mileage.... if you did a longer route, I'd just need to have a shortcut or early turnaround ...
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Bummer... might be a little fast for me to keep up at that distance.

I was going to suggest checking out the Delta "Century" routes (I found them on Map My Ride), but they're either longer or shorter. Also, I think the metric and regular century include a ferry crossing. Maybe the Giro d'Vino routes.
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Bummer... might be a little fast for me to keep up at that distance.

I was going to suggest checking out the Delta "Century" routes (I found them on Map My Ride), but they're either longer or shorter. Also, I think the metric and regular century include a ferry crossing. Maybe the Giro d'Vino routes.
This will be a "laid back" ride. That means no one gets dropped/left behind. Come along! I think I have a 50 mile route in the Delta. I'll check tomorrow. It includes a ferry ride :-). Roads are pretty lightly traveled too.
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I'll consider it. The weather is supposed to be nice down here on Sunday, I assume the same goes for a bit up north. Really hoping the wind goes away though because either way, I need to ride. I'm getting twitchy just thinking about it.

What time are you thinking about starting?
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Around 9. That'll give it a little time to warm up. If I remember right, the route I have is about 54 miles and goes from Clarksburg to Rio Linda and back. I recall a doughnut shop or something in Rio Linda that we stopped at last time for lunch. I'll see if I can turn it up tomorrow.

A friend of mine is sending me some other routes in that area. So there will be a few options. I'll post 'em up tomorrow.
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I'll decide whether I can go hopefully tomorrow... I'll still probably need to keep my ride around 30 but it sure would be nice to meet you! Maybe VMC can ride 1/2 and I'll ride 1/2 (Kids w/us this weekend so only 1 adult can ride at a time

Loopy Bunny... these guys are always too fast for me... I figure with Joel on the mend, this might be my one chance... you should go too!!!
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Ha! I know what you mean about the kids. My wife and I take turns too. She rides on Sat and I generally get Sunday. This Sunday will only be about 3 1/2 weeks out from my operation. And I've had about a month off before last Friday. I'm definitely way down in the fitness department. And I really want to get away from the bike trail. I'm stuck on that during the week, so I'm looking forward to some other scenery!

Whatever ride we come up with, I'm sure we can find a shorter option for you.
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I'll decide whether I can go hopefully tomorrow... I'll still probably need to keep my ride around 30 but it sure would be nice to meet you! Maybe VMC can ride 1/2 and I'll ride 1/2 (Kids w/us this weekend so only 1 adult can ride at a time

Loopy Bunny... these guys are always too fast for me... I figure with Joel on the mend, this might be my one chance... you should go too!!!
Are you planning on going? I think I want to. Never gone 50 miles so I'm not sure I can, but if it's an out and back perhaps if you're doing only 30, I can head back with you if I'm not feeling it. However, I like the idea of having people with me if I'm attempting longer than 30 miles.

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Around 9. That'll give it a little time to warm up. If I remember right, the route I have is about 54 miles and goes from Clarksburg to Rio Linda and back. I recall a doughnut shop or something in Rio Linda that we stopped at last time for lunch. I'll see if I can turn it up tomorrow.

A friend of mine is sending me some other routes in that area. So there will be a few options. I'll post 'em up tomorrow.
You mean Rio Vista, right?
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You mean Rio Vista, right?
Yeah, I do. I've only lived in the area about 6 years. Still clueless about the geography.
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Are you planning on going? I think I want to. Never gone 50 miles so I'm not sure I can, but if it's an out and back perhaps if you're doing only 30, I can head back with you if I'm not feeling it. However, I like the idea of having people with me if I'm attempting longer than 30 miles.
Yes, I'm planning to go... VMC will sag and/or switch out w/me if its too long for me... we can bring the extra rack in case you'd like a SAG as well

So Joel, I will need easy directions to the start as we aren't from around there and I have no idea where I'm going
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Yes, I'm planning to go... VMC will sag and/or switch out w/me if its too long for me... we can bring the extra rack in case you'd like a SAG as well

So Joel, I will need easy directions to the start as we aren't from around there and I have no idea where I'm going
Once we come up with a route, directions will be easy.
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My wife talked me into doing the Shamrock'n half marathon which is this Sunday... Bummer. Good thing is, I plan to never run again (rainy Januarys always make me go to the darkside) and Sunday and it's DST!!! Bring it on!

Oh, and look at the "what did you buy" thread to see all of the stuff I am looking forward to breaking-in... Yowza!

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Here are 2 different options for the Delta. I have no preference. The first link is a little shorter than the 2nd, and is more of a loop with less backtracking.

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/40035
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/40044
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I vote for the shorter route, but it doesn't really matter since I'll have a SAG
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My wife talked me into doing the Shamrock'n half marathon which is this Sunday... Bummer. Good thing is, I plan to never run again (rainy Januarys always make me go to the darkside) and Sunday and it's DST!!! Bring it on!

Oh, and look at the "what did you buy" thread to see all of the stuff I am looking forward to breaking-in... Yowza!

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Get some drinks and brunch after the marathon down at de Vere's: www.deverespub.com/events_calendar.php
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Here are 2 different options for the Delta. I have no preference. The first link is a little shorter than the 2nd, and is more of a loop with less backtracking.

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/40035
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/40044
I think I like the look of the first one better. I don't think that elevation is accurate though.

These roads are decent enough?
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I think I like the look of the first one better. I don't think that elevation is accurate though.

These roads are decent enough?
They're generally ok, though not great. First one it is. We'll meet at that school parking lot at 9. Looking forward to it! Now I need to print a cue sheet and figure out directions.

Directions to ride start from Sac.
5 S
Exit 504, Hood Franklin Rd 14.2 mi
L on Hood Franklin Rd
School on Left, 1.2 mi.

Franklin Elem School
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Yup. See ya then! I figure we should be done around noon, 12:30 or so.
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I'll do my best! I'll be counting on you to let me know if the pace is too high.
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Agreed!

That is if I can manage to get my butt out of bed and up there by 9 am. I'm cold just thinking about it.
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I'll do my best! I'll be counting on you to let me know if the pace is too high.
If I turn purple, you're going too fast k?
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Agreed!

That is if I can manage to get my butt out of bed and up there by 9 am. I'm cold just thinking about it.
you'd better show up! Otherwise I'm gonna think you're a figment of our imagination!
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