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    Yeah, it's all pretty damned true. I crewed for...

    Yeah, it's all pretty damned true. I crewed for my wife in 2012 and will be out there again this year, possibly as Crew Chief. It's a stressful thing, but nothing compared to driving an oversized RV...
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    Did a groovy little ride over east OLH, Haskins...

    Did a groovy little ride over east OLH, Haskins Hill, Stage and Lobitas/Tunitas. It was my longest ride since the Davis Double, and it set the stage for a brick run immediately after (yes, I'm...
  3. My wife ordered one a couple of days ago. It sure...

    My wife ordered one a couple of days ago. It sure appears that they're still functioning.
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    I'm going for it too... I haven't been doing as...

    I'm going for it too... I haven't been doing as much training as I'd like due to a messed-up work schedule. But I have next Saturday off. My longest ride since Death Valley Spring was only 60...
  5. Dang, missed my PR on Kings Mountain by 10...

    Dang, missed my PR on Kings Mountain by 10 seconds yesterday... That new bike fit is paying off! The weather yesterday wasn't exactly conducive to fast riding...
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    My guess is the speed of recovery. I've been...

    My guess is the speed of recovery. I've been experimenting with compression tights for recovery. They actually seem to help a lot. Whether I do a long run or ride, the tights seem to speed the...
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    I get that a lot on the longest rides... I'm...

    I get that a lot on the longest rides... I'm pretty sure it has to do with either fatigue or lactic acid buildup in the legs. It always seems like my legs are restless for a day or two after a long...
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    Sure you can train for the mental aspects... A...

    Sure you can train for the mental aspects...

    A friend of a friend trains for night riding by setting up his trainer in the garage. He then turn the lights off and turns his headlight on and points...
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    Just remember another anecdote from racing last...

    Just remember another anecdote from racing last winter...

    I showed up with my custom steel cross bike decked out in reflective tape (setup for a RAAM qualifier I'd done a month prior) for the...
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    When I first started riding distance, I rode a...

    When I first started riding distance, I rode a mountain bike with clip pedals and I wore cut off sweats, a tshirt and sandals (Tevas) all of the time... I still routinely passed road riders going up...
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    I rode the Winter Solstice Century on Saturday...

    I rode the Winter Solstice Century on Saturday with my fiancee and a bunch of crazy ultra cycling friends. 5 of us did the ride on our fixed gear bikes. Such fun!

    The ride is put on by the Almaden...
  12. Oh I know... It was great in '08 when my fiancee...

    Oh I know... It was great in '08 when my fiancee did it! And she said that '07 wasn't bad either. Let's hope '10 is good!
  13. I don't know... This year it was more of a blast...

    I don't know... This year it was more of a blast as if you were riding in a wind tunnel. ;)

    I need to go back and finish that damned thing. But the Fireweed is first!
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    I've hit 50+ on that stretch many times, with...

    I've hit 50+ on that stretch many times, with several different bike computers... And you outweigh me by 20 pounds or so. It's certainly possible to go much faster on a bike. A friend of mine once...
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    It's an excellent route... I've only done it from...

    It's an excellent route... I've only done it from Alpine to Portola though. Nice little hill! ;)
  16. Thread: 300k, am I nuts?

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    I did my first 200km ride on a whim... I had the...

    I did my first 200km ride on a whim... I had the day off for a planned weekend climbing trip. Then my friend bailed on the trip and I had a Friday to myself. So I rode 125 miles. I'd only had a road...
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    In my own experience, even a 10 mile crit is...

    In my own experience, even a 10 mile crit is harder than a 12-hour race... If you race smart, you wont bonk...

    Training? I just do speed work some days, hills other days and long steady rides on...
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    Yeah, that is pretty light fog... I rode up...

    Yeah, that is pretty light fog...

    I rode up Montebello Road on Sunday morning. Going out to the climb, there were sections of fog that were pretty thick. Certainly nothing I'd bat an eye about...
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    Might as well just ask the question like this: ...

    Might as well just ask the question like this:

    What kind of bike is good for riding... The answer is the same! And is the same as the last 200 times this question was asked. If it fits...
  20. I'm shooting for 9000 miles or so next year... My...

    I'm shooting for 9000 miles or so next year... My highest-mileage year was 2007 with nearly 11,000 miles. I don't think I need quite that many miles.

    I'm aiming for 6 double centuries and 2 400+...
  21. West Old La Honda in 17:30 or so... If I had...

    West Old La Honda in 17:30 or so... If I had realized how easy the rest was, I would have gunned it at the bottom... This was my first time up the hill. Nice views!
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    It was a wee bit nippy out there this morning......

    It was a wee bit nippy out there this morning... I left home in Sunnyvale at 8:00 and rode out to the end of Canada, then up Kings Mountain and West Old La Honda and back. 75 miles... And it was my...
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    I'll go with this one... It's of my fiance...

    I'll go with this one... It's of my fiance finishing the HooDoo 500 and qualifying for RAAM. Morning of September 14...

    http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g160/Fueco/HooDoo%20500%20-2009/HD71.jpg
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    Oh, and my own modest goals for 2010... 6...

    Oh, and my own modest goals for 2010...

    6 Doubles. First up is Death Valley spring. Mostly local-ish ones after that.
    LA Grand Tour Triple on a fixie (maybe...).
    Fireweed 400 (Anchorage, AK to...
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    12? My friend Josh did 19 official Triple Crown...

    12? My friend Josh did 19 official Triple Crown events this year... And added in a handful of brevets and a 1200k as well!
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