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    De Ronde van Oeste Portlandia

    Anyone doing it?

    I had finally gotten up the courage to try it last year but had to go out of town.

    I'm going to give it a shot this year.

    Don't know the date exactly but am assuming it is the 3rd of April.

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    April 3rd is the Bellingham 300k, so I'll be doing a bit of climbing up here. Nothing as steep as the RvOP, but the 542 climb up Mt. Baker still isn't anything to sneeze at.
    "I feel like my world was classier before I found cyclocross."
    - Mandi M.

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    You should definitely do it. You have nothing to lose.... except perhaps a bit of pride if you give in to the internal argument you may or may not have along the way of "should I get off and walk?" Don't give in!
    "I was racing after him at 55 km/h, and he took a minute off me."
    ---Boonen on Cancellara with 15 km to go at Flanders 2010

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdotbois View Post
    You should definitely do it. You have nothing to lose.... except perhaps a bit of pride if you give in to the internal argument you may or may not have along the way of "should I get off and walk?" Don't give in!
    I'm an old guy and feel no shame walking my bike up some hills. That said I don't have to do it often but I think that on a ride of this nature I will be walking at some point.

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    I might swing down to Portland for this ride. It looks like an amazing, brutal, satisfying way to spend a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riversiderider View Post
    I'm an old guy and feel no shame walking my bike up some hills. That said I don't have to do it often but I think that on a ride of this nature I will be walking at some point.
    Well, if you're going to walk your bike, this is one ride where not only will you not be scorned, you'll probably have more than a few others for company.
    "I was racing after him at 55 km/h, and he took a minute off me."
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    All those interested in the Ronde might also want to read into this:

    http://bikeportland.org/2010/02/16/t...ar/#more-29567
    "I was racing after him at 55 km/h, and he took a minute off me."
    ---Boonen on Cancellara with 15 km to go at Flanders 2010

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    Hmm..... that sounds like fun.

    Perhaps.
    cat 1.

    blog

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    While the ride is officially off this year I think I can talk a couple of buds to give it a go. See you out there.

    Ride Safe

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdotbois View Post
    All those interested in the Ronde might also want to read into this:

    http://bikeportland.org/2010/02/16/t...ar/#more-29567
    I read into it.

    Thanks

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    http://bikeportland.org/2010/04/12/d...-out-saturday/

    You can find my wrap up at comment 31. Wow that was a hard ride!

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