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    Climbing Above It All BikeWNC's Avatar
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    Jschen's visit to N.C. Dec 27-31

    HEY! Fellow BF member Jschen (Jason) is coming to ride in NC this Dec. 27-31. Plans are for him to visit the mountains in the Sylva, NC area from the 27-29, then head down to Charlotte till he leaves on New Year's Day. So, those interested in riding with him should check in here between now and then.

    All rides are weather depending, but I hope we have decent enough days that some good mountain rides can be done. The idea is to ride each day in the mountains at an easy to moderate winter endurance, off season pace, but get in some climbs and distance. I have several rides in mind ranging from 40 to 80 miles with up to 8000' of gain, but again the weather will decide and decisions will be made close to the time of the visit. If that sounds like fun, chime in.

    I will leave the Charlotte part of the trip to those in that area. Plans will become more clear as the time approaches.

    Yeah!

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    Heh. You know I'm in! Guess I better see what the Holiday Inn has available.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeWNC View Post
    HEY! Fellow BF member Jschen (Jason) is coming to ride in NC this Dec. 27-31. Plans are for him to visit the mountains in the Sylva, NC area from the 27-29, then head down to Charlotte till he leaves on New Year's Day. So, those interested in riding with him should check in here between now and then.

    All rides are weather depending, but I hope we have decent enough days that some good mountain rides can be done. The idea is to ride each day in the mountains at an easy to moderate winter endurance, off season pace, but get in some climbs and distance.
    I have several rides in mind ranging from 40 to 80 miles with up to 8000' of Pain, but again the weather will decide and decisions will be made close to the time of the visit. If that sounds like fun, chime in.
    I will leave the Charlotte part of the trip to those in that area. Plans will become more clear as the time approaches.

    Yeah!

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    Burr.

    jschen, you do realize that some parts of the United States get cold during December, right?

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    Let me know when he gets to Charlotte.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
    Burr.

    jschen, you do realize that some parts of the United States get cold during December, right?
    I gave Jason the stats, ave temps and what we have seen the past few years. The valley to the South of Sylva around Franklin is usually about 4 degrees warmer than here and we are a few degrees warmer than Asheville. So on ave the highs are around the low 50s, but in the recent past have been in the 60s.

    Past performance is no guarantee of future returns.

    We will take it as it comes. Remember, Jason lived in Boston for a few years so he knows real cold. I expect we won't ride to 6000' but there are many climbs around here that top out at 4k and I have ridden them in the winter. Just hope we have dry sunny weather and then we can manage whatever temps we get.

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    Low 50's for highs isn't too terrible. As long as it's above freezing, I'll deal just fine. Looking forward to the trip.
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    OK. I was envisioning a high-elevation, low-wind-chill-temperature affair.

    Looking back, December 18, 2006, was actually warmer here than it was today. So decent weather is possible. Then again, it might be snowing.

    Anyway, I may interested in joining if it's tolerable.

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    Count me in.
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    I may have family in town that week, but will do my best to join in the fun!
    Where am I going?......

    ....and why am I in this handbasket?

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    CM, ya need to try and join us...I dont know if I can keep these guys inline by myself.
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    Believe me, I will try if I can. It just depends on the whole family visiting time. I don't have definite dates yet from the Procrastinators, so it will probably be last minute before I can decide anything.
    Where am I going?......

    ....and why am I in this handbasket?

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    Yay! Mentioned the ride to the SU this evening...I haz permissionz to attend the ride 12/27-12/29!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfpack View Post
    Yay! Mentioned the ride to the SU this evening...I haz permissionz to attend the ride 12/27-12/29!!!
    Glad to hear you are not a kept woman.

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    Rawwrrrrrrrrr! wolfpack's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeWNC View Post
    Glad to hear you are not a kept woman.
    not i. now i just need to get up there on the 26th so i dont have to get up at 4am to drive up there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfpack View Post
    Yay! Mentioned the ride to the SU this evening...I haz permissionz to attend the ride 12/27-12/29!!!
    Yay!
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    I was so out of shape for yesterday's ride. I really need to get back in better shape by next month, or else I may need a tow rope, even on the flatter ride in CLT.
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    Hey, no sweat. I did one of the climbs out of the valley yesterday and it hurt. But it's Nov. so no big deal. Come as you are and we'll do what we can. Remember, we don't have to race around, just ride a nice pace and take in the sites. Besides, you're 28! so how bad can it be?

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    I'm all up for nice pace, convo ride, taking in the sights...
    Where am I going?......

    ....and why am I in this handbasket?

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    Are you planning on riding the 27, 28 and 29? Just trying to decide which day to come up.
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    Yes, Jason will arrive up here on the 26th. We will ride the next 3 days. What we ride really depends on the weather each day. As you know it can be highly variable that time of year. Regardless we won't be starting the rides very early so that it can have a chance to warm up. Besides, Jason will be on PST and might want to sleep in. So it will be possible to drive up the morning of the day you want to ride. It's about 3:15 up here from WS. As we get closer to the end of Dec. we'll know more about where we might ride.

    I hope we can get in at least one good climbing ride but it's easy to rack up the elevation even around in the valleys.

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    just start the ride on the 27th late enough so i have time to get up there. remember, i have to drive from clayton to sylva on the morning of the 27th.
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    Bump.

    23 days till Jason gets here.

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    This is one ride I hate to miss but, prior plans have me elsewhere over the holidays. Hope you'll have decent weather and strong legs. Seems like the cooler weather we have been having would be near ideal for climbing in and around the mountains. Hope it stays the course for you folks.

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