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Old 01-06-08, 10:05 PM   #1
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Rocky River Road Club Polar Century Jan 12th

Is anyone from BF riding this? It is a Metric Century on Jan 12th. I just found it & was curious as I am considering taking the road trip up north to ride in it.
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I'm in. Road it last year, well marked & supported, primarily rural roads. Last year weather was great, this year maybe not so nice. Come on up!
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I'll be in Monroe all day. Unless I can get out of the birthday festivities my parents have planned for me.
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I'll be in Monroe all day. Unless I can get out of the birthday festivities my parents have planned for me.
Go on Sunday to your parents and do the birthday ride Sat. If the weather is good. Don't you think they would understand?
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Sunday is the Gaston County Polar Bear Ride, you all would know this if you subscribed to my Blog Calendar.

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I'm there.

I couldn't hold on last year as they ramped it up to 30mph for a while. This year will be different.
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I'm there.

I couldn't hold on last year as they ramped it up to 30mph for a while. This year will be different.
I am going to wait until the weather report firms up for the weekend, so right now I am not going to commit to the Gaston ride. I definitely won't be doing the Davidson ride.
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Go on Sunday to your parents and do the birthday ride Sat. If the weather is good. Don't you think they would understand?
I'd like to think, BWNC. Unfortunately, my mom (who has some early dementia) has been tellin' me since Christmas day that she's lookin' forward to this day. <shrug> I'm not sure she'll be around at this time next year, and I am her "baby." What am I to do? Seriously? Should I just indulge an old woman, or do what I want to do? Way I see it, I have lots of time for "me" in my life, disease and accident notwithstanding, but I have no idea how long my mother will be around. For me, it's an easy choice.... For me, under "normal" circumstances, there's always "next year."
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I'd like to think, BWNC. Unfortunately, my mom (who has some early dementia) has been tellin' me since Christmas day that she's lookin' forward to this day. <shrug> I'm not sure she'll be around at this time next year, and I am her "baby." What am I to do? Seriously? Should I just indulge an old woman, or do what I want to do? Way I see it, I have lots of time for "me" in my life, disease and accident notwithstanding, but I have no idea how long my mother will be around. For me, it's an easy choice.... For me, under "normal" circumstances, there's always "next year."
All I can suggest is to call and talk to her. Maybe Sunday would work better for her but she feels that it has to be Sat because that is the day. As it looks right now, Sat. appears to be the better weather day. That may change of course.
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Well it looks like I might do the Rocky River instead. Weather and all for Sunday looks bleak.
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I'm there.

I couldn't hold on last year as they ramped it up to 30mph for a while. This year will be different.
They always ramp it up, this is considered the first "unoffical" race of the season. If you can hang onto the tail end of the front runners, you are on schedule for '08. If you are one of the one's involved in ramping it up, you are ahead of schedule for '08!
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Crap. Just got off the phone after a long two-hour convo with my mom. She apparently forgot about tomorrow, and made a hair appointment for lunch! So, we now have an arrangement that she and my dad are to come to my house on 1/24 to go out to lunch. <note to self: call dad and let him know>



Now I need to look up the start time for this ride. Can only hope it's LATE morning!








BikeWNC, if the start time is late, are you coming? If so, I'll go....
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It's a little late as I haven't thought about it. The ride starts at 10am. I don't know since I would have to leave by 6:15.
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Sorry to hit you so late. Like I said, just got off the phone with my mother and, unlike today's youth, cannot multitask while talking on the phone....

If you plan to come, let me know (you can call). I'll be sure to find my way up there, and, yes, I'll sign on for the full metric just to make ya happy. Can't promise to finish it, as I'll not have stoked up for it. But I'll sure start it!

EDIT: Got your PM, BikeWNC. I'll see ya tomorrow at the registration!

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I'm heading to the Rocky River this morning. Changed my mind about it a few days ago.
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Update: After tossin' up my chicken Caesar salad last night, I figured something was wrong with the salad, and just went to be, thinkin' I'd have a good breakfast in the morning.

Woke up at 6:15am to get a hearty breakfast in, and drank some orange juice while making oatmeal. I immediately tossed up the juice. Man, did that hurt, especially the bit that went up my nose! I broke out in a cold sweat, and became dizzy, and couldn't walk away from the toilet without feeling nauseated. Took over an hour for my stomach to settle out, and I'm sore now from all the subsequent dry-heaving.

Long story short, I will not make this ride today. I called BikeWNC to let him know. He was already on the way, but not too far from home, so he turned around and went home.

I'm so sorry to miss this ride, as I'd been looking forward to it since last November as a means to ride my years.

*sigh*

I had planned to leave for Davidson in about half an hour, but I'm headin' back to bed now. I have a bad headache from the dry-heaving, and feel pretty weak from lack of food.

Hope y'all have a great time! Maybe I can make it out to the other ride tomorrow, if the weather holds....
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Hey Vega, sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Hope you get to feeling better!
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Sounds like too much "Jack" on a Friday night, mixed with the raw egg in the Caesar salad makes VV a sad little girl in the AM.

You have had a rough week or two with sickness lately!

My prescription: More riding, less paperwork, less drinking, less late nights.

Ah, now that I rethink it, maybe it's just the paperwork, the rest sounds good.

Here's to your health VV!
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Thanks, guys. Meh, I can't blame Jack as there's none in the house. But I do think something was wrong with that salad: lettuce, dressing or roasted chicken slices.

I was able to get a few sips of coffee and a glass of water down before going back to bed. Though I didn't sleep, I'm feeling a little better now, though weak and shaky because the last thing I ate that stayed down, far as I know, is a filet mignon that I grilled yesterday for lunch! And that was nearly 24 hours ago!

I'd love to stay and chat, peeps, but I need to start thinkin' about brunch. I am starvin'!
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Copied from the training thread:

I think I'm on the right track. I went out today at the Polar Bear metric and hung on to the lead group- until.

Until I flatted at an RR track and pulled off. I was feeling great. Then everything went wrong. My C02 went bad, the tube wasn't seated correctly, and I had to wait on a teammate to pass me his C02. I got the tire inflated put it on and then laid the (cat5) hammer down. During the flat, 3 groups passed me. I saddled up and went at it non-stop. I was relentlessly hurting myself at every level. I wanted to see what I could do on a solo run. And I'm proud of myself. I passed at least 40-50 riders who dropped off. More than a half dozen times people tried to grab my wheel but couldn't. During the pain, I kept smiling. I used riders as rabbits to chase down. At the end my left hamstring started cramping bad even though I ate and drank continuously. I even caught my teammate who threw the cartridge. He double-taked like, WTF. I soloed 32 miles at a flat out, lung and leg hurting speed. My back 30 average was 22mph with some serious wind too.

So, to me, I feel like I'm on track and feeling good for my first race this season.
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Yay, sub!
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