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  1. Thread: serious accident

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    For me it was getting back on the bike and...

    For me it was getting back on the bike and riding. It took some time but I'm over it. My best riding buddy could have died from being hit by a car, but survived and even continues to ride albeit one...
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    Sticky: 100.1 miles with 4100' of climbing. Temps were...

    100.1 miles with 4100' of climbing. Temps were 32-37 all day, sadly I never felt cool. I guess I'm accustomed to it now. I started solo but 30 miles in one of the locals came up from behind and we...
  3. 100.1 miles with 4100' of climbing. Temps 32-37...

    100.1 miles with 4100' of climbing. Temps 32-37 degrees. It was a long slow distance ride.
  4. I sure wish was just a little closer to where I...

    I sure wish was just a little closer to where I lived. Right up my alley.


    Alabama Backroads Cycling Century Series 100 Mile Ride Statewide Bicycle
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    We have a relatively new outdoor velodrome just...

    We have a relatively new outdoor velodrome just south of Charotte. Ours is a concrete surface instead of wood. I have a number of cycling friends who use the facility regularly. It sounds like if...
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    Sticky: It was 19 degrees when I started out this...

    It was 19 degrees when I started out this morning. A new low temperature for me. 95 miles with lots of wind the last 50 miles. Gorgeous day otherwise as it warmed up to 50. I really need to drink and...
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    What was that sign saying about shoes???

    What was that sign saying about shoes???
  8. We require all our passing at Charlotte to be on...

    We require all our passing at Charlotte to be on the right as well-safety reasons. Bikes entering and exiting the track is on done the left. Anyone that passes on the left is disqualified in our...
  9. That's a really neat deal! We've been very...

    That's a really neat deal!

    We've been very fortunate to have access to the Charlotte Motor Speedway each year. We do 10 mile rides at a brisk pace once a month from April-September. You can ride...
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    Enjoyed seeing that. Thanks for sharing!

    Enjoyed seeing that. Thanks for sharing!
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    Sticky: Where JimF rides now it's hard NOT to get 2800'...

    Where JimF rides now it's hard NOT to get 2800' of climbing. He rides in a really gorgeous part of the world.
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    Looks to be either 2400 volts or 7200 volts based...

    Looks to be either 2400 volts or 7200 volts based on pole top insulator. The cable looks to be really small but that might just be a concentric neutral that is on top. Not sure what the local...
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    Sticky: 90.5 miles with 8000' of climbing. Explored some...

    90.5 miles with 8000' of climbing. Explored some new roads in Western NC. Took on some 13-16% grades. Slow but steady.
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    I was ready to see if I was faster but none...

    I was ready to see if I was faster but none showed up. Amish territory in Western NC.
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    Sticky: 30 mile recovery ride. Good day to have ridden...

    30 mile recovery ride. Good day to have ridden further.
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    I've ridden more 100 milers than I can count and...

    I've ridden more 100 milers than I can count and a few 200 milers. The least number of stops I've done on a 100 miler is 1-and I've done a lot of those with the last one with 1 stop last month. I...
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    Sticky: 80 miles with 7200' of climbing. Steepest stretch...

    80 miles with 7200' of climbing. Steepest stretch was 16%. 22 degrees at the start and 52 degrees at the finish. This was my last hill about a mile from the finish. Nice little 11% kicker.
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    Sticky: Rode 30 miles last night. Roads were a little...

    Rode 30 miles last night. Roads were a little damp. As I was getting ready and in the car it started sleeting a touch. Weird.
  19. Ben-did you do Cycle Oregon in 2013? I spent way...

    Ben-did you do Cycle Oregon in 2013? I spent way too much time here:


    http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa36/jppe/Cycle%20Oregon%202013/037_zps77f83f0a.jpg
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    Sticky: Work interrupted today's ride. Shortened it to 88...

    Work interrupted today's ride. Shortened it to 88 miles to make some phone calls. 17 mph with 4400' of climbing. Big temperature change, kept un layering! First week without a century this year.
  21. 105 miles with 5400' of climbing in the NC...

    105 miles with 5400' of climbing in the NC foothills. Wind was a real nuisance the last 60 miles. 40 miles were new cycling roads to me which helps with avoiding boredom. Rode through the...
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    Sticky: 105 miles with 5400' of climbing with 40 miles of...

    105 miles with 5400' of climbing with 40 miles of new cycling roads to me. Rode through the Park but didn't see any Redcoats today! Site of a key battle in the Revolutionary War.
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    That is very intriguing!!

    That is very intriguing!!
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    Being in NC I'm partial to this one! (Jim-what is...

    Being in NC I'm partial to this one! (Jim-what is the scoop behind this one?)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tApExSwwe6U
  25. What Cycling Events do you have in mind for 2015?

    I think I asked the same thing last year but what the heck. I do recall last year learning about some events I'd like to give a go at some point.

    Here is my initial list:

    Tour de Lake Lure-100k...
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