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Old 11-06-07, 10:20 AM   #1
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MT. Washington 2 mile TT Pista pictures




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Old 11-06-07, 10:25 AM   #2
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2 miles? Is that the whole ride? Is it a race? That's like < 5 minutes!
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nice one

is dat a 1:1 ratio ?
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2 miles? Is that the whole ride? Is it a race? That's like < 5 minutes!
You can ride 2 miles at 11% grade in under 5 minutes? I can only aspire to have massive guads like you.
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nice one

is dat a 1:1 ratio ?
Yup, 20t chainring and 20t cog.
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2 miles? Is that the whole ride? Is it a race? That's like < 5 minutes!
You can ride up a mountain at 25mph? Which professional cycling team are you on?
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2 miles? Is that the whole ride? Is it a race? That's like < 5 minutes!
2 miles 1,100 feet elevation gain, 19:50
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nice! (and it looks so warm!!)


this was my Mt. Washington moment:

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So awesome.
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nice! (and it looks so warm!!)


this was my Mt. Washington moment:

BrrrrrrBbbrrbbbbb! What month was that? What route did you take? How was the wind?

Your Nuts!
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You wear boxing gloves to ride in?

Looks like fun... and yeah, till I saw the gear, I wondered what was so difficult about a 2mile TT.
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It was the first stage in the Porky Gulch Classic

http://www.porkygulchclassic.com/Page-261.html

I did the crit on a geared bike and the cross on a single speed. After I rode the course fixed with no problems so I'm thinking of doing a cross race fixed
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BrrrrrrBbbrrbbbbb! What month was that? What route did you take? How was the wind?

Your Nuts!
haha....yeah, a little

it was early March. waay too windy. I think the lore was that gusts were 90 mph+. we went up Lion's Head, which is the basic non-technical winter route. once we were above tree line and past the rocks it was very very very hard to walk due to the wind and the visibility was ****. I made the mistake of taking off a glove in the quasi-sheltered area 'round back of the observatory and my hand didn't feel good for the next few hours ;_;

but fun!!!
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You wear boxing gloves to ride in?
To protect me from all the chicks want'in to touch meh mad quads!
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2 miles? Is that the whole ride? Is it a race? That's like < 5 minutes!
A) Way to sound like a total ******. Mt Washington 2 mile races are beyond grueling. Maybe you should do some major grade TT's before you ask a question in this tone again.
B) Lots of track races are under 1 mile. I promise you the kilo event is less than easy and is raced under 5 minutes.
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Yup, 20t chainring and 20t cog.
Congrats! I miss those hilly TT's. I used to race for Vermont Academy, and we'd race up at and near Mt. Washington.
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It was the first stage in the Porky Gulch Classic

http://www.porkygulchclassic.com/Page-261.html

I did the crit on a geared bike and the cross on a single speed. After I rode the course fixed with no problems so I'm thinking of doing a cross race fixed
OMG! They are still doing the Story Land Criterium! That is so rad. Weirdest crit I ever did. Very memorable even 19 years later.
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Congrats! I miss those hilly TT's. I used to race for Vermont Academy, and we'd race up at and near Mt. Washington.
You must have rode Ascutney? I had much pain there on a 96 degree day with a 26" gear. I made it up 3 times.......huf huf huf.....

I never suffered as much on a bike as I did that day.
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Awesome.
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The Crit was hilarious! Great time!
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Which Moe-toe-buh-cane is that?
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Which Moe-toe-buh-cane is that?
Its a 03 Le Champion Team. I got the frame on Ebay from someone I suspect bought it for the components. I built it up with all Dura Ace from the 9 speed era, NOS and used with a Mavic GEL 28 spork front , GL 330 32 spoke rear.

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That drivetrain looks wild, but effective.
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That drivetrain looks wild, but effective.


Its a Suntour Micro drive crank set with a 118mm BB.
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What's that bumper sticker say? "This bike climbed Mt. Washington"?
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