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Old 03-15-14, 07:32 AM   #1201
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I am somewhat reassessing my plan for the 8 day ride.

Initially, my goal was to circle the whole state, less "Downstate". My estimation was 1200 miles. I came to the conclusion that I should break it down to an 800 mile ride. I prefer slightly unreasonable goals to totally unreasonable. I figured that that 800 miles would cover the majority of what I wanted to cover anyway.

Now that I am into detail planning, I am finding my "800 mile" route is in actuality 988 miles, so my initial 1200 estimate for the whole state is way short. So I am now wrestling with the "is 988 too much?", as it is 8 back to back 120 mile days. Should I just plan 7 centuries, and give myself cushion? I think 7 centuries on the single speed may be sufficiently undoable to meet my needs.

With hiking and cycling, I like to set unreasonable goals that I am not guaranteed to meet. I hit 85-90% of them, but push hard to do. So if something is too easy, I don't do it, but unreachably hard I give up on. So I have to find that balance.

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Should I just plan 7 centuries, and give myself cushion? I think 7 centuries on the single speed may be sufficiently undoable to meet my needs.
Nothing close to this sounds fun.
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Who does seven centuries on a single speed? Crazy people.
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This weather is de-motivating. Hard to think I would even say that, but the it's really taking the wind out of my sails.
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OK, so it sounds like if even the reduced version solicits that reaction, the planned 8 120's is a totally ridiculous plan. Is that a proper deduction on my part?
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Distance is enjoyable, don't get me wrong. But, that just sounds like it will turn into a death march at some point.
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This weather is de-motivating. Hard to think I would even say that, but the it's really taking the wind out of my sails.
Totally agree. I got 43, windy, and about to rain. Hard to motivate.
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Anyone see the Baum Corretto with the gulf oil paint? It's hot.

I might be a sucker for that color scheme. Bosberg, gulf oil CAAD10.
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Yep. I may take this opportunity to swap pads and wheels, and go mess around on Candelas. Once I see what the weather decides to do, that is. The rain is certainly a possibility.

Does K have Candelas on his radar?
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If it's worthy to carry the Gulf paint job, it's an automatic hot in my book. ts' Felt, that Baum, and the rest you mentioned, certainly are.

Watching Sebring as we speak.
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That Baum frameset is $8k. That's crazy talk.
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May not be the perfect solution in everyone's view, but hey, you can never please everybody.
most of the sausagefest forums i've been on have a ladies only area for this reason. they're not always hidden, but the ones that are usually end up with slightly more personal discussions. i don't think they're necessary, but i don't mind that they exist.
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I am somewhat reassessing my plan for the 8 day ride.

Initially, my goal was to circle the whole state, less "Downstate". My estimation was 1200 miles. I came to the conclusion that I should break it down to an 800 mile ride. I prefer slightly unreasonable goals to totally unreasonable. I figured that that 800 miles would cover the majority of what I wanted to cover anyway.

Now that I am into detail planning, I am finding my "800 mile" route is in actuality 988 miles, so my initial 1200 estimate for the whole state is way short. So I am now wrestling with the "is 988 too much?", as it is 8 back to back 120 mile days. Should I just plan 7 centuries, and give myself cushion? I think 7 centuries on the single speed may be sufficiently undoable to meet my needs.

With hiking and cycling, I like to set unreasonable goals that I am not guaranteed to meet. I hit 85-90% of them, but push hard to do. So if something is too easy, I don't do it, but unreachably hard I give up on. So I have to find that balance.

Thoughts, oh mighty Addiction thinkers?
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I am somewhat reassessing my plan for the 8 day ride.

Initially, my goal was to circle the whole state, less "Downstate". My estimation was 1200 miles. I came to the conclusion that I should break it down to an 800 mile ride. I prefer slightly unreasonable goals to totally unreasonable. I figured that that 800 miles would cover the majority of what I wanted to cover anyway.

Now that I am into detail planning, I am finding my "800 mile" route is in actuality 988 miles, so my initial 1200 estimate for the whole state is way short. So I am now wrestling with the "is 988 too much?", as it is 8 back to back 120 mile days. Should I just plan 7 centuries, and give myself cushion? I think 7 centuries on the single speed may be sufficiently undoable to meet my needs.

With hiking and cycling, I like to set unreasonable goals that I am not guaranteed to meet. I hit 85-90% of them, but push hard to do. So if something is too easy, I don't do it, but unreachably hard I give up on. So I have to find that balance.

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