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    Some Say I Am Quite Mad You Know

    I have a much needed vacation that starts tomorrow.
    10 days away from the office on a stay at home holiday.
    The first 4 days my wife and kids are out of town.
    What to do, what to do? The Knoxville Double is 9/25 so it occurred to me these 10 days are the perfect window to polish off my training.
    After this explosion of miles I will taper down to the day of the double century.
    By posting it here it will motivate me to stick to the plan and get the miles in.

    The Plan: 523 miles in Ten Days

    Friday 9/3 Napa Valley: 100 miles (Done)

    Saturday 9/4 Patterson Pass Loop: 70 miles (Done)

    Sunday 9/5 Lake Berryessa/Knoxville Loop: 90 miles (Done)

    Monday 9/6 Climb Mt Diablo - Up SG to Summit - down NG then Danville loop: 44 miles (Done)

    Tuesday 9/7 Rest Day

    Wednesday 9/8 Peets Coffee Danville Ride -easy pace: 70 Miles (Done)

    Thursday 9/9 Bohlman/Skyline Loop: 63 Miles (Done)

    Friday 9/10 Benicia/Vallejo/Crockett Loop: 36 Miles (Done)

    Saturday 9/11 Recovery spin with wife and kids: 23 miles (Done)

    Sunday 9/12 Ride with my kids to practice ride to school route: 5 miles (Done)

    Sunday 9/12 Avila Road - 7 hill repeats (22 miles x 3000 feet of climbing) (Done)

    Wish me luck.
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    Sounds like a good plan. Enjoy your time with the kids. They grow up and are gone in the blink of an eye.

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    Good luck. My biggest week this year was the jumping off point for a lot of improvement. 1 week: 406 miles, 23 hours.


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    I'm doing Cycle Oregon this month - 450 miles, 7 days. On a folding bike... Should be fun.

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    Give me a heads-up on the Danville Peet's coffee ride. Maybe I can meet you.
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    Sounds like a fun time! What time are you thinking of doing the Bohlman loop?

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    Cool. I have similar mileage but with more rest time (from riding at least), and just long days.

    That is pretty impressive distance considering no days are over 100 miles!

    Saturday: 130 miles - San Mateo to Pinnacles Natl Monument + Camping
    Sunday: Hiking +Camping
    Monday: 130 miles - Pinnacles to San Mateo
    Tuesday: No riding (work + grad school)
    Wednesday: No riding (work + grad school)
    Thursday: Commute to/ from work - 16.5 miles each way = 33 miles
    Friday: No riding. Half day at work, then drive to Bishop for WMD
    Saturday: WMD - 200 miles
    Sunday: No riding - Drive back home after lunch
    Monday: Back to work... 33 miles of commuting

    My 10 days = 526 miles.
    That's almost as much as half of my current year 2010 miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentben View Post
    Sounds like a fun time! What time are you thinking of doing the Bohlman loop?
    This is the loop I want to do: http://www.chainreaction.com/bohlmanblackchina.htm

    I am flexible on time. I would love company, especially with local knowledge. (hint)
    I am a Bohlman virgin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanceoldstrong View Post
    This is the loop I want to do: http://www.chainreaction.com/bohlmanblackchina.htm

    I am flexible on time. I would love company, especially with local knowledge. (hint)
    I am a Bohlman virgin.
    The traditional route is Bohlman-On Orbit-Bohlman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanceoldstrong View Post
    This is the loop I want to do: http://www.chainreaction.com/bohlmanblackchina.htm

    I am flexible on time. I would love company, especially with local knowledge. (hint)
    I am a Bohlman virgin.
    Quote Originally Posted by uspspro View Post
    The traditional route is Bohlman-On Orbit-Bohlman
    So is the chainreaction.com route totally whack?

    Got a link to a route for Bohlman-On Orbit-Bohlman?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanceoldstrong View Post
    So is the chainreaction.com route totally whack?

    Got a link to a route for Bohlman-On Orbit-Bohlman?
    Actually have never gone on the dirt path that they mention in the web site. When I normally do that route, I go up Bohlman, hang a left at the T to go onto On Orbit, summit at the top, then continue on down, hang a right at Bohlman, then head back down the hill. You can always continue on down and climb Hicks ... but not sure what your plans are. Love to join you, but can't get off of work that day.

    Anyways, here's an old Garmin plot ... http://connect.garmin.com/activity/10771076
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanceoldstrong View Post
    So is the chainreaction.com route totally whack?

    Got a link to a route for Bohlman-On Orbit-Bohlman?
    Their route is fine. I think they do the same thing. Just to get the "full effect" be sure to include on orbit.

    see here: http://bikeroutetoaster.com/Course.aspx?course=174904

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    It is getting interesting now. 100 miles yesterday and 70 today. Today's ride was advertised to me as 57 but ended up a fair bit more.
    So now I am taking a break from the prep for Ride #3, the 88 mile Lake Berryessa/Knoxville Loop, so I can peck out this post.

    Ride, Recover, Prep for Ride is really becoming the theme and I like it. The wetware is taking a break, no higher cortex function involved here.
    The primitive reptile part of my brain knows how to prep a bike and body for a ride and what to eat.
    This has been a great way to vacation so far. Too much effort physically and to much Zen for work to penetrate the cycling bliss.

    Monday will mark the 4th day in a row my alarm will go off at 5AM for big ride, and I am loving it.
    How crazy is that?

    Well, gotta go clean my chain.
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    I like the premise of this adventure - good luck with the plan.

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    You should all know - Dan could not catch me in a sprint today. He made a valiant effort, but he was no match for my massive guads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
    You should all know - Dan could not catch me in a sprint today. He made a valiant effort, but he was no match for my massive guads.
    The bigbossman really is a powerful sprinter. In another life he could have been explosive like a Cavendish.
    He suffers like a beast on the climbs, but power like his comes at a price.
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    Yesterday on the Knoxville training loop I had the good legs. I felt fierce and strong all day. I could not believe how fast I was riding and climbing. I had expected to be tired.

    Now After 260 miles in 3 days I am cracking up. I am beginning to lose it.
    I had nightmares all night about ways I was going to end up missing today's Diablo climb. They were vivid, anxiety filled dreams of failure and futility as I desperately tried to get to Danville and just kept getting tripped up somehow.

    Does lactic acid affect the brain?. Perhaps.
    In a HOT bath for my legs at 6:15 AM this morning, this came to me.

    (with apologies to John Prine, Bonnie Raitt, John Mayer and anyone who loves the song "Angel From Montgomery"

    Angel From Diablo

    I am an old cyclist
    named after a prophet
    and my friend is another
    child who's grown old

    If dreams were thunder
    lightning was desire
    these old quads they
    would've won Le Tour
    a long time ago

    Make me an angel
    that flies o'er Diablo
    Make me a poster
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    Just give me one thing
    that I can hold on to
    to believe in this cyclin'
    is just a hard way to go
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    304 miles with 20,000 + feet of climbing for Fri, Sat, Sun and Mon.
    A rest day tomorrow is sounding good right now.
    The last couple of miles coming up the 1 -2 % grade on Sycamore today it felt like I was under water and the 300 miles was pressing down on every inch of me like deep sea pressure. I could feel the weight of everyone of those miles pulling me backwards and that 1 -2 % felt like 12%

    But now I am home in the A/C and after some rest tomorrow I know I will resume the quest.
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    Nice to see you today. I was amazed to see you again so soon on Danville Blvd. after your escapade via Diablo North side and WC. I flatted right after we separated below the Junction. I actually almost went down. I was just entering the nice curve with the big parking/turnout area when the rear wheel skidded. I had the time to stop the skid and enough space to slowly come to a stop while going straight into the side of the road.
    I ended up with a total of 58 miles and 4,800'. Not bad considering the almost two months I had off the bike. Sure a peanut compared to your nutty weekend output.

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    gpelpel - I am so glad you stayed upright. Excellent bike handling there in a tight spot.
    You have such great form, I love watching you ride. I guess the years of experience that produced the good form also produced the bike handling skills. Good thing.
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    Today's ride was originally planned for just 30 miles, but, you know how these things go...

    It ended up being 70 miles since Bigbossman joined me at mile 35 and he showed me a cool climb up Las Trampas and one thing led to another.
    I got rained on and stung by a bee right on the lip. Other than the bee sting it was a real nice ride.

    I have upped the goal for my ten day "miles-paloosa" to 500 miles.
    Looks like I will ride a little bit on Saturday just to make sure I get the 500
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanceoldstrong View Post
    Today's ride was originally planned for just 30 miles, but, you know how these things go...

    It ended up being 70 miles since Bigbossman joined me at mile 35 and he showed me a cool climb up Las Trampas and one thing led to another.
    I got rained on and stung by a bee right on the lip. Other than the bee sting it was a real nice ride.

    I have upped the goal for my ten day "miles-paloosa" to 500 miles.
    Looks like I will ride a little bit on Saturday just to make sure I get the 500
    half way to a 1000m month, might as well go for it!

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    I'm pleased with these reports. It may mean that Mr. OldStrong will be worn out enough by Friday that I'll be able to keep up with him on our 30something miler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post
    I'm pleased with these reports. It may mean that Mr. OldStrong will be worn out enough by Friday that I'll be able to keep up with him on our 30something miler.
    The way it is going be prepared to see the 30 miler turn into a 50+ miler.

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