I went to check it out in the car yesterday. Right after reading this thread I was at the Home Depot on Sand Canyon (buying yellow spray paint to mask the source of my DIY bucket pannier) and decided to go up and check it out. Even driving in a car just between Sand Canyon and Jeffrey was sketchy. I almost got doored by 2 different construction workers!
Yea, I drove it today to see how far along it is. It should be almost done, and it isn't even close...I won't go back for a few months as the only thing accomplished was the light installed at Paragon, or whatever that new street is.
I took a route today thinking I added 10-15 km on to what I did easily (to see what I need to work on...) last weekend; I didn't even add 6 km...
Originally Posted by snowman40
If you must speed up to pass me, you don't deserve to pass me
Originally Posted by abstractform20
farts are greatly appreciated as long as the other riders are talented and experienced. at the precise moment of release, a vacuum is formed. this is the optimal time for the rider behind you to get as aero as possible and "ride the brown rhino". his face should be within 2-3mm of the anus to receive maximum benefit (reduced drag...duh, its in a vacuum). i have hit speeds of over 53mph in such conditions.
Tour de Cure "Ship to Shore" RideWithGPS computer file created from the queue sheet that was handed out to me with my bib number last night. You can upload it to your Garmin and use to follow the route. This is the century route. I think the others are the same, just that they stop sooner, or don't do the Palos Verde loop. I have the rest stops labeled as POIs, but am not totally sure of the location. The mileage should be within 0.2 of a mile from where they are marked.
I really wish I would have seen this. I wasn't carrying the queu sheet with me and missed a turn in Seal Beach. Don't think it took too much off of my ride, but still. I can in right around 95 miles. Luckily when I got to Seal Beach Blvd, I saw the riders going across PCH.
I did much better this year than last year. Last year I had to stop a couple of times going up PV dr West and I felt horrible after the ride. This year, I pretended I was cruising up GMR and made it to the top. I felt pretty good the entire time. Got a flat coming back down PCH along the Seal Beach Naval Weopons station, but met up with a couple of other guys and finished.
Here's my ride http://app.strava.com/rides/7608648#
I was in El Centro Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday I got there later and started to ride late afternoon around 3:40 pm. Temps were in the mid 90's, elevation was sea level, and wind was not an issue. The temps got to me and I actually felt dizzy and I only went 8 miles before I decided to turn back.
Sunday was different. I started early like 6 am and the temps were in the low 60's. I went north to Brawley and back mostly on Old Highway 111. Coming back south, I saw a few riders and one small group going north on Hwy 111. I got my 34 miles in and the temps were still feeling like the 70's.
Some driver on Dogwood Road played chicken with me and swerved at me. What do you expect, its El Centro.