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Old 07-06-07, 11:33 PM   #1
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STP one week away!

I'm getting excited, are you? This will be my first STP. I'm doing it in one day. Who else is going?
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Old 07-07-07, 07:58 AM   #2
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I certainly am. It is my first STP as well. I will be riding with my daughter and her husband. Have been training since February and feel ready. We will be doing the two-day.

Ride safe.
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Old 07-07-07, 08:35 AM   #3
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I am doing the one day ride although the stupid alarm has been ringing in my head the last couple days. I have ridden STP the last couple years but both times did it in two days. This year though the group I rode with fell apart and there will be no motor home or great camp set up in Chehalis so I opted for the one day ride. Actually I also am getting excited and am looking forward to the challenge. You know I may have to change my screen name since I sold my faithful old blue schwinn peloton and bought a new bike. See you at the start line.
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Old 07-07-07, 09:06 AM   #4
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I'm getting excited, are you? This will be my first STP. I'm doing it in one day. Who else is going?
Hey Dave,

This is my first STP also, can't believe it's already next weekend. I was training to do it in 1 1/2 days, but I've decided to try it in one day. We're starting on the eastside with the idea that we'll pick up the official route at REI. I'll keep an eye out for you.

Hopefully we have nice weather and a strong tailwind.
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Old 07-07-07, 02:47 PM   #5
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One day planned here. Goal is 11:xx ride time. See you out on the ride!
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Old 07-07-07, 02:55 PM   #6
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two day ride with the group from scott's cycle in hermiston, ore.

hooah!

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Old 07-07-07, 06:26 PM   #7
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First time, one day, hope all goes well. I hope it's not too hot. Went 50 miles today on the East side and fried.
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I wish I could be there with you guys, probably next year

Best of luck & drink plenty, the warm weather looks like it maybe staying with us!
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Ouch! 90 degrees...I won't be at the STP, too difficult to get the time off at this time of year.

Good luck to all, though .

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I'll be there - shooting for the one-day.

Look for a red/black SoCal Bikeforums jersey with the big star on a black Specialized S-Works, and please come up/ride alongside (before you drop me) and say hi and introduce yourself!

Are any of the local Bikeforums members gathering prior to the start and starting together?
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Old 07-10-07, 10:43 AM   #11
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Hey gang I am going up Friday afternoon whats the best eating place around the U of W?
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Old 07-10-07, 11:25 AM   #12
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I'll be there - shooting for the one-day.

Look for a red/black SoCal Bikeforums jersey with the big star on a black Specialized S-Works, and please come up/ride alongside (before you drop me) and say hi and introduce yourself!

Are any of the local Bikeforums members gathering prior to the start and starting together?
I'll say hey if I see ya. I doubt I'll drop you. I'm expecting to average between 17-19mph for the day. Unless I find some nice pacelines at 20.

I'll be in my Seattle jersey http://www.rei.com/product/754028?vcat=REI_SEARCH and my hammer bibs. Say hi.

I'm going with my buddy and his brother, we expect to leave the line around 5am....
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Old 07-10-07, 12:35 PM   #13
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This is my first STP.

How crazy is packet pickup at the Seattle REI? I'm planning to go after work on Wednesday to get packets for myself and three friends.
Any veterans got some tips for getting in and out of there quickly?
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Old 07-10-07, 01:39 PM   #14
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Not real crazy at all
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Old 07-10-07, 01:48 PM   #15
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Hey gang I am going up Friday afternoon whats the best eating place around the U of W?
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I don't know if it's the best, but I'm a fan of Agua Verde:

http://www.aguaverde.com/
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Old 07-10-07, 01:53 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Luwin1026
I'll be there - shooting for the one-day.

Look for a red/black SoCal Bikeforums jersey with the big star on a black Specialized S-Works, and please come up/ride alongside (before you drop me) and say hi and introduce yourself!

Are any of the local Bikeforums members gathering prior to the start and starting together?
Right on, Luwin! Best of luck to you! I had no idea you were planning on doing this ride. I'll do this ride one day...
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Old 07-10-07, 02:46 PM   #17
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I don't know if it's the best, but I'm a fan of Agua Verde:

http://www.aguaverde.com/
Be looking for it around 5 to 6 pm
thanks for the heads up
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I'll be wearing my bright pink fabulous tbone jersey. Can't miss it.

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I am not doing STP (probably never will ) but I'll be around this weekend. If anyone wants to grab a beer or something in Portland when it's all over, PM me.
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I've done it the past two years, but this year I'm just planning on riding up to St. Helens Saturday afternoon and help pull a few friends back to Portland to the beer garden. Anyone else want to join me?
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This will be my first time, I'm shooting for sub 12 hrs. I was originally thinking of doing it in two days, but after having completed a solo century in under 5.5hrs I've decided to go all the way in one shot. Any Portlanders out there willing to give up a couch till the bus takes me back on Monday?
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I've done it the past two years, but this year I'm just planning on riding up to St. Helens Saturday afternoon and help pull a few friends back to Portland to the beer garden. Anyone else want to join me?

I did it last year, for my first time, going to miss it this year due to a family wedding getting in the way. A friend and I went at it really hard last year and tried to break a total ride time with breaks of under 10 hrs, missed it by 45 mins. Gonesh9, that sounds like a nice day on the bike and would love to do something like that some time.


Good luck to everyone, keep upright and have fun!!
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I'm there, #1914 on a blue Cannondale with a small handlebar bag. I will probably be wearing the same "Seattle" jersey as woodinville guy. Or plain blue. It's my first STP; doing the one-day. Say hi and ask for some Hot Tamales (cinnamon candy).
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Old 07-11-07, 10:52 AM   #24
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I don't know if it's the best, but I'm a fan of Agua Verde:

http://www.aguaverde.com/
I guess it's a mood thing, Agua Verde would be neck and neck w/ Schultzy's for me.

I wish my achilleses hadn't flamed out on me, but then maybe I'd find some other reason to wimp out on the ride.
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Old 07-12-07, 04:52 PM   #25
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I'm doing the one day solo in my (probably ubiquitous) 2007 STP Jersey on my 2006 Fuji Team Issue wearing bib #4925. I'm a first timer, and it's recently come to my attention that the official route is not what I thought all along.

I'm looking to get a 20mph riding average when it's all said and done. If you got the joke and you see me along the way, let's trade pulls and jokes.
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