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    So, who is doing the Amtrak Century this weekend?

    I can't be the only one!

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    I'm not, but I wanted to drop in the thread and wish you a pleasant ride on your first century.
    If you notice this notice then you will notice that this notice is not worth noticing.

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    I would have, but I couldn't get in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jschen
    I'm not, but I wanted to drop in the thread and wish you a pleasant ride on your first century.
    Thanks! I appreciate that.

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    have fun! it's a nice ride!
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    Same here....

    Quote Originally Posted by voltman
    I would have, but I couldn't get in.
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    I was told that some people always join in the ride without being registered (they are public roads after all...). They then just return on a separate train (and obviously don't benefit from the support or food during the ride). Anyone doing that?
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    I'm in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDG
    I was told that some people always join in the ride without being registered (they are public roads after all...). They then just return on a separate train (and obviously don't benefit from the support or food during the ride). Anyone doing that?
    Or they just ask their buddies to grab them food and fill their bottles...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCI_Brian
    Or they just ask their buddies to grab them food and fill their bottles...
    That's wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voltman
    That's wrong.
    +1,000

    we've had this discussion... that's why they run out of food for PAYING riders!
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    Certainly is. However, there should be no problem being autonomous for the ride.

    Quote Originally Posted by voltman
    That's wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDG
    Certainly is. However, there should be no problem being autonomous for the ride.
    More sushi stops?

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    A sushi stop every 30 miles!

    Quote Originally Posted by voltman
    More sushi stops?
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    I'm in, this will be my second one, last year was my first. We did lose three riders from our group though, one with many broken bones and two others that don't want to end up that way.
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    Yeah! I just need to start late because I have a class to teach.... like around noon...

    just remember that sushi should be accompanied by saki and beer and if you have a rest stop every 30 miles then you will be spending the night in Carlsbad.
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    My dad and I were going to go, but we forgot to register and ended up on the waiting list. I decided to work this weekend instead.
    Brilliant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Extort
    Yeah! I just need to start late because I have a class to teach.... like around noon...

    just remember that sushi should be accompanied by saki and beer and if you have a rest stop every 30 miles then you will be spending the night in Carlsbad.
    I'm not seeing the downside.

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    I'm in.

    I am under the impression that there will be a lot of "pirates" on this ride. It appears that the 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM and 5:20 PM Amtrak's out of San Diego still have seats available. I would recommend purchasing a reservation for your bicycle, if you choose to take the Amtrak back.

    BTW, If you see someone with hokeyspokes on their front wheel, pedal up and say "Hi". I run hokeyspokes on my front wheel when I commute (e.g. goofball factor). I'm debating leaving them on for the ride; at least up to the first rest stop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voltman
    More sushi stops?
    Mmm, sushi...

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    I'll be riding my white and black LOOK. It's a Campy bike with Kysrium SLs. I'm riding with a couple friends, both on Trek bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCI_Brian
    Or they just ask their buddies to grab them food and fill their bottles...


    That's lame... I ride this route all the time. You just pack 3 or 4 energy bars. Get water and use the restroom in San Onofre park and before Torrey Pines! You can also stop at the Dana Point campgrounds and the park with the snack shack in Oceanside on Pacific Street.

    There are plenty of places to refuel or release with out stealing...

    BTW: I did this last year and wasn't happy with the support. I'm better supported by myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madmike

    BTW: I did this last year and wasn't happy with the support. I'm better supported by myself.
    Just curious, what do you expect with your support??? There's water, food, energy drinks and heads...whats left, dancing girls???
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1955
    Just curious, what do you expect with your support??? There's water, food, energy drinks and heads...whats left, dancing girls???
    Is that why it got sold out so quickly?

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    Anyone in SD doing this? I'm thinking about pleading with my wife to drop me off at the start and then just go. I've done the route south of Pendelton, but haven't ridden north. I'd be bandit riding, and I can carry enough water and fuel for the distance. Anyway, there's 3 slots on the bike rack if anyone else is interested.

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