Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > > >

Southeast Alabama | Arkansas | Florida | Georgia | Kentucky | Louisiana | Mississippi | North Carolina | South Carolina | Tennessee | Virginia

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-22-07, 04:48 PM   #1
wolfpack 
Rawwrrrrrrrrr!
Thread Starter
 
wolfpack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Clayton, NC
Bikes: 2009 Specialized Ruby Sworks SL w/SRAM Red; 2006 Fuji Team RC; 2008 Felt F1x; 1980's Lotus Excelle; Mangusta FG/SS; Rossin (yet to be built up)
Posts: 2,728
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Official Weezer's & Whiners Roll Call (May 19/20)

Ok folks,

We really need to get a head count of who's gonna be attending this event. If you just want to email (khgulledge AT gmail DOT com)or PM me whether you're participating in one or both days, I would appreciate it. I will update this list as I receive responses.

So far, this is who I've got based on responses in the other W&W thread:

Saturday Attendee's:
wolfpack = karen -- not attending due to recent knee injury
velo vol = brian
bikeWNC = andy
msheron = mike (per most recent email, he will NOT be on Saturday's ride)
rm -fr = jim
substructure = Todd
vegavixen = anonymous
garysol1=gary -- questionable now...

Sunday's Attendee's:
wolfpack = karen -- not attending due to recent knee injury
cooperwx = jason
msheron = mike
vegavixen = anonymous
__________________
wolfpackcycles
skiffrun: Enjoy the ride. Ride for the enjoyment.

Last edited by wolfpack; 05-14-07 at 12:04 PM.
wolfpack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-07, 06:42 AM   #2
wolfpack 
Rawwrrrrrrrrr!
Thread Starter
 
wolfpack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Clayton, NC
Bikes: 2009 Specialized Ruby Sworks SL w/SRAM Red; 2006 Fuji Team RC; 2008 Felt F1x; 1980's Lotus Excelle; Mangusta FG/SS; Rossin (yet to be built up)
Posts: 2,728
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
bump
__________________
wolfpackcycles
skiffrun: Enjoy the ride. Ride for the enjoyment.
wolfpack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-07, 06:53 AM   #3
substructure
RustyTainte
 
substructure's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: 28012
Bikes: zilch
Posts: 12,343
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Saturday
substructure = Todd

<edit>
Belmont, NC

Last edited by substructure; 04-25-07 at 07:47 AM.
substructure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-07, 07:32 AM   #4
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Bikes: Velo Volmobile
Posts: 22,835
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm curious where everyone is coming from. Perhaps you can indicate that (if it's not obvious).

I live in Knoxville, TN, approximately 100 miles away from the rides.
__________________
Velo Vol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-07, 07:58 AM   #5
cooperwx
Senior Member
 
cooperwx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Asheville, NC
Bikes: Trek 7.5 FX
Posts: 389
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I live in South Asheville, not far from the entrance to Biltmore Estate. You guys are coming to ME
cooperwx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-07, 10:08 AM   #6
VegaVixen
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Bikes: '71 Raleigh Sports, '84 Schwinn LeTour on the trainer (and available for hill repeats), '06 Scott CR1 SL (Ksyrium SL), and a yet-to-be-determined TT bike.
Posts: 1,643
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
In that case: Everyone into cooperwx's hot tub Satiddy night!
VegaVixen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-07, 12:49 PM   #7
cooperwx
Senior Member
 
cooperwx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Asheville, NC
Bikes: Trek 7.5 FX
Posts: 389
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


No hot tub on the property, but I have a decent size bathtub!!
cooperwx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-07, 03:54 PM   #8
VegaVixen
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Bikes: '71 Raleigh Sports, '84 Schwinn LeTour on the trainer (and available for hill repeats), '06 Scott CR1 SL (Ksyrium SL), and a yet-to-be-determined TT bike.
Posts: 1,643
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


Heh. That'll do.
VegaVixen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-07, 04:18 PM   #9
wolfpack 
Rawwrrrrrrrrr!
Thread Starter
 
wolfpack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Clayton, NC
Bikes: 2009 Specialized Ruby Sworks SL w/SRAM Red; 2006 Fuji Team RC; 2008 Felt F1x; 1980's Lotus Excelle; Mangusta FG/SS; Rossin (yet to be built up)
Posts: 2,728
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
bump....again
__________________
wolfpackcycles
skiffrun: Enjoy the ride. Ride for the enjoyment.
wolfpack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-07, 08:24 PM   #10
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Bikes: Velo Volmobile
Posts: 22,835
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
So is VegaVixen maintaining anonymity as to her name or to her identity?

Will she be riding in a disguise?

No offense, cooperwx, but I don't plan on sharing a bathtub with you.
__________________
Velo Vol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-07, 06:23 AM   #11
cooperwx
Senior Member
 
cooperwx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Asheville, NC
Bikes: Trek 7.5 FX
Posts: 389
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Totally cool, Brian. It was a weak offer, anyways. It's really not even that big...

Hey, I know some of you have to be staying at a fancy hotel with an indoor pool and hot tub. Any invites from yous guys?
cooperwx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-07, 07:25 AM   #12
wolfpack 
Rawwrrrrrrrrr!
Thread Starter
 
wolfpack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Clayton, NC
Bikes: 2009 Specialized Ruby Sworks SL w/SRAM Red; 2006 Fuji Team RC; 2008 Felt F1x; 1980's Lotus Excelle; Mangusta FG/SS; Rossin (yet to be built up)
Posts: 2,728
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Velo Vol
So is VegaVixen maintaining anonymity as to her name or to her identity?

Will she be riding in a disguise?

No offense, cooperwx, but I don't plan on sharing a bathtub with you.
she wishes to keep her name anonymous on the public boards.
__________________
wolfpackcycles
skiffrun: Enjoy the ride. Ride for the enjoyment.
wolfpack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-07, 10:06 AM   #13
BikeWNC
Climbing Above It All
 
BikeWNC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Basking in the Sun.
Bikes:
Posts: 4,146
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Only 3 weeks from tomorrow! Are you getting your miles in?
BikeWNC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-07, 10:28 AM   #14
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Bikes: Velo Volmobile
Posts: 22,835
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ask me after next weekend.
__________________
Velo Vol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-07, 06:55 AM   #15
wolfpack 
Rawwrrrrrrrrr!
Thread Starter
 
wolfpack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Clayton, NC
Bikes: 2009 Specialized Ruby Sworks SL w/SRAM Red; 2006 Fuji Team RC; 2008 Felt F1x; 1980's Lotus Excelle; Mangusta FG/SS; Rossin (yet to be built up)
Posts: 2,728
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
bump
__________________
wolfpackcycles
skiffrun: Enjoy the ride. Ride for the enjoyment.
wolfpack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-07, 04:10 PM   #16
VegaVixen
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Bikes: '71 Raleigh Sports, '84 Schwinn LeTour on the trainer (and available for hill repeats), '06 Scott CR1 SL (Ksyrium SL), and a yet-to-be-determined TT bike.
Posts: 1,643
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hey, I remember that dance!
VegaVixen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-07, 06:31 PM   #17
BikeWNC
Climbing Above It All
 
BikeWNC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Basking in the Sun.
Bikes:
Posts: 4,146
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I thought we had more people interested in this ride. So far only seven have signed up for Sat. Are there more out there on the fence trying to decide or waiting to see what the weather will be?
BikeWNC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-07, 07:21 PM   #18
mollusk
Elite Fred
 
mollusk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Edge City
Bikes: 2009 Spooky (cracked frame), 2006 Curtlo, 2002 Lemond (current race bike) Zurich, 1987 Serotta Colorado, 1986 Cannondale for commuting, a 1984 Cannondale on loan to my son
Posts: 10,759
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BikeWNC
I thought we had more people interested in this ride. So far only seven have signed up for Sat. Are there more out there on the fence trying to decide or waiting to see what the weather will be?
I wish I could do this ride, but I'm pretty far away. I did the hard part last November and it is very nice and not too difficult. (Thanks once again Bike WNC for the suggested ride!) 39x25 was sufficient to drag myself up the climb, but I have to admit that much of it was at a cadence that I wasn't used to. The last bit is more than 4% to 6%, probably more like 8% to 10%. When you see the parking area on the right side near the top it gets hard, especially since you have been going up for what seems like forever, but you are really close to the top. Suffer through that last bit and you are home free. Once you get on the BRP it is pretty easy.
mollusk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-07, 07:59 PM   #19
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Bikes: Velo Volmobile
Posts: 22,835
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Take the weekend off and come on up, mollusk. It's much prettier now than it was in November.
__________________
Velo Vol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-07, 09:44 PM   #20
VegaVixen
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Bikes: '71 Raleigh Sports, '84 Schwinn LeTour on the trainer (and available for hill repeats), '06 Scott CR1 SL (Ksyrium SL), and a yet-to-be-determined TT bike.
Posts: 1,643
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yeah, come on up mollusk! You know you wanna!

I need you to show this flatlander how to climb in the mountains!
VegaVixen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-07, 08:55 AM   #21
mollusk
Elite Fred
 
mollusk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Edge City
Bikes: 2009 Spooky (cracked frame), 2006 Curtlo, 2002 Lemond (current race bike) Zurich, 1987 Serotta Colorado, 1986 Cannondale for commuting, a 1984 Cannondale on loan to my son
Posts: 10,759
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by VegaVixen
Yeah, come on up mollusk! You know you wanna!

I need you to show this flatlander how to climb in the mountains!
Social obligations make it impossible, but you are correct. I would rather go on this ride.

BTW, I am a flatlander. That ride last November was my only mountain ride ever.
mollusk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-07, 01:36 PM   #22
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Bikes: Velo Volmobile
Posts: 22,835
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I don't know why a ride like this isn't a bigger draw.

SoCal forum gets a bunch of riders together to go cruise through their wildfire-ravaged lunarscape.

Here we have one of the most scenic areas in America, but have a hard time getting many riders out. Alas.
__________________
Velo Vol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-07, 01:48 PM   #23
BikeWNC
Climbing Above It All
 
BikeWNC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Basking in the Sun.
Bikes:
Posts: 4,146
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well, in SoCal there are how many people to draw from? 33 million in Ca. and probably at leat half of those in SoCal. But I think it is more than that. My experience with westerners is that they just go, participate in life, and don't worry about what if?. Of course there are all types everywhere, it seems to me that in the West people are generally more outdoors oriented.

Sometimes I just want to yell, GET OUT OF YOUR CAR PEOPLE AND LIVE LIFE!

A little physical exertion is a good thing but most people avoid it like the plague.
BikeWNC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-07, 08:12 AM   #24
rm -rf
don't try this at home.
 
rm -rf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: N. KY
Bikes:
Posts: 3,618
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 27 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BikeWNC
I thought we had more people interested in this ride. So far only seven have signed up for Sat. Are there more out there on the fence trying to decide or waiting to see what the weather will be?
Hmmm. Could it be the routeslip grade chart? Naaa...

But seriously, the climb just needs pacing, and it's doable. Your ride report sounds great. I love routes that follow streams.
The climb up Hwy 215, well everybody seems to want to know about that hill. Really, it is not too bad. There are 3 steeper sections to get over, the longest a half mile. It was a very peaceful ride up there today. Mostly just me and the river. I hope it's like that in two weeks. I think the main challenge for those not used to the mountains will be the total length of the climb. While the grade isn't bad, except as noted, there may be the need to take a few breaks for those not used to the sustained effort. Not a big deal. We can stop if need be and look at the river or the waterfalls.
rm -rf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-07, 12:07 PM   #25
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Bikes: Velo Volmobile
Posts: 22,835
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BikeWNC
Sometimes I just want to yell, GET OUT OF YOUR CAR PEOPLE AND LIVE LIFE!
I never thought about that while sitting in the traffic at Cades Cove.

With respect to the BF ride, obviously the distance people have to travel is a factor (compared to SoCal). But beyond that it seems that for whatever reason, there's not a lot of southeastern cyclists on this forum. Tennessee-related posts hardly draw any response. Even the 3S3MC, which will have over 2,400 participants, has only drawn feedback from a handful of users here. It's kind of odd.
__________________
Velo Vol is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:35 PM.