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  1. Great photo as usual Vic, Yes I think you...

    Great photo as usual Vic,

    Yes I think you and the peloton must have passed me while I was riding to Dawson Saddle and back. I would have thought others might have climbed to Dawson, esp. since...
  2. I totally agree. It varies dramatically with the...

    I totally agree. It varies dramatically with the person. Coordination and confidence are both key.

    Some folks get it right away, do fine for many months, then . . . for no known reason, topple...
  3. Thanks Dick, True, there aren't many places...

    Thanks Dick,

    True, there aren't many places in the mountains where I can grab a cold Coke but that one at Red Box (store run by Native Americans, not always open) and the one at Camp Williams...
  4. Another century for me yesterday, unsupported,...

    Another century for me yesterday, unsupported, but a bit of a challenge since I was adding bonus climbing and bonus miles.

    Ended up with 118 miles and 12,400 feet of climbing. You can see it on...
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    Thanks for the reminder, I need to be riding in...

    Thanks for the reminder, I need to be riding in the drops more often! Maybe laziness is the issue but I tend to only get on the drops when descending and then, of course, my spinning is not going to...
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    Waking up on the right side of the dirt is always...

    Waking up on the right side of the dirt is always a good thing! G

    ood that you took some breaks rather than running yourself ragged. Just keep increasing the mileage slowly and you'll be doing a...
  7. Next year, az_cyclist, You will make it up the...

    Next year, az_cyclist, You will make it up the Real Potrero without stopping! Is it brutal? Yes. But it is do-able!

    My 34 x 32 gearing is a huge help, of course. But . . . any climb is always...
  8. So don't hold back az_cyclist, Tell us how you...

    So don't hold back az_cyclist, Tell us how you really feel about Potrero!

    You're probably impressed with what a beautiful road it is. Or (for sure) the great views you have when going up...
  9. I'm 64 and just completed my 64th California...

    I'm 64 and just completed my 64th California double century, so I'm counting that as riding my age :).

    The Spring Solvang double century is often on my birthday, but no way I'm living to be 200...
  10. Thread: Century poll

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    Poll: You are correct OldsCOOL, But honestly, I...

    You are correct OldsCOOL,

    But honestly, I don't use the 32 in back very often. I spend a lot more time in the 28, which is the next one down.

    The 32 only got used once on Saturday's century...
  11. Thanks for this post Denver, Still going...

    Thanks for this post Denver,

    Still going strong at 64 and all of my serious maladies have been with me since long before I got "old."

    I still have terrible eyesight (glasses since the 4th...
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    I was passed by a kid on a DMX bike on my commute...

    I was passed by a kid on a DMX bike on my commute home from work a few days ago . . . and it was on a hill!

    Unfortunately (for me) it was the hill right in front of our house so I didn't have a...
  13. Thread: Century poll

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    Poll: The bike was my old ('98) Titanium GT Edge with...

    The bike was my old ('98) Titanium GT Edge with SRAM Force components (mostly).

    Gearing is compact front (34 / 50) with an 11- 32 SRAM 10 speed Red cassette. The rear derailleur is a SRAM XX...
  14. Thread: Century poll

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    Poll: Very True OldsCOOL, Environment is a huge factor....

    Very True OldsCOOL, Environment is a huge factor. I just rode another century yesterday, so that's 20 so far in 2014.

    I rode this one with two other guys, one 50+ and the other 60+. Well, except...
  15. Thread: Century poll

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    Poll: As most of you know, I ride double centuries, so...

    As most of you know, I ride double centuries, so riding a century is fairly easy and I see centuries (pretty much) as training rides for doubles.

    The exceptions are centuries with 10,000 or more...
  16. Poll: I went with #2...

    I went with #2 being the most accurate though I've found that how much I eat seems to be more important than specifically what I eat.

    Several (7 or 8?) years ago I was a rather portly 180 but...
  17. Thread: Century poll

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    Poll: Except that . . . no dogs were hurt in the...

    Except that . . . no dogs were hurt in the making of this poll!

    Rick / OCRR
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    I was stuck at 160-162 for a couple of years but...

    I was stuck at 160-162 for a couple of years but finally got into the 155 bracket . . . which fluxuates a couple lb. up or down but is fairly stable now.

    My long term goal is 150. No promises but...
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    I hope you're right Vic, since my thought was...

    I hope you're right Vic, since my thought was that the combination of the sloping top tube, the longer seatpost (more leverage) that design requires and the relatively thin wall of the seat tube...
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    Sorry your birthday ride was cut short but...

    Sorry your birthday ride was cut short but thankfully you weren't hurt!

    Considering the failure, you've now got me wondering about my new bike (see photos) that also has a sloping top tube and a...
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    Now that I think about it, I actually met Victor...

    Now that I think about it, I actually met Victor (Biker395) on a suffer-fest. It was the Eastern Sierra Double Century in 2006 (I think?) which on a normal year is a fairly easy double-century (only...
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    Thank you Dudelsack! I found the post much...

    Thank you Dudelsack! I found the post much easier to read after your expert paragraphing!

    I am familiar with many of those roads and while the OP doesn't give a feet of climbing total, I'm...
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    Yes, absolutely worth it. I put it on one bike...

    Yes, absolutely worth it. I put it on one bike and liked it so much I put them on two more bikes. Any bike you ride a lot deserves one.

    But . . . try just one at first and I'm betting you'll...
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    Yes, there were some food shortage issues but the...

    Yes, there were some food shortage issues but the Wheelmen were overwhelmed by day-of-event registration. Usually it's half a dozen, often less.

    This year there were over 100. So yes, they were...
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    Bike Ride Profile | Grand Tour Double Century...

    Bike Ride Profile | Grand Tour Double Century 2014 near Malibu | Times and Records | Strava

    Had a fine Grand Tour Double, riding with Lois Rubin and Maureen Wolfson on their first-ever double (#64...
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