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    Grand Tour LITE Sunday Sept 23rd

    Anyone doing this ride this year??

    http://www.lawheelmen.org/gtlite2007.htm

    I want to do the Highland Century (Double Metric)
    It is the same route as the Grand Tour back in June.
    Hope to do better this time then I did in June!
    I was hoping to get a group together.

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    It's on a Sunday this year? No Sunday rides for me. I did last year's GT Lite which was held on a Sat.

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    I plan to ride the Highland Century again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
    It's on a Sunday this year? No Sunday rides for me. I did last year's GT Lite which was held on a Sat.
    George, last year's was on a Sunday. I remember because I rode Lighthouse the following Saturday and I kept complaining that it was only 6 days in between.

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    Oh, and I'm planning on the Highland Double Metric as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kar3368 View Post
    Anyone doing this ride this year??

    http://www.lawheelmen.org/gtlite2007.htm

    I want to do the Highland Century (Double Metric)
    It is the same route as the Grand Tour back in June.
    Hope to do better this time then I did in June!
    I was hoping to get a group together.

    Karen
    Karen,

    This is the same route as we did in June. It is one of my favorite routes, outside of the winds on the coastal plain. I glad they finally posted it, I have been looking forward to it. I will ride with you.

    Lee

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    I'm thinking of the Highland Century as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1 View Post
    George, last year's was on a Sunday. I remember because I rode Lighthouse the following Saturday and I kept complaining that it was only 6 days in between.
    Hmm.....are you sure? Then how in the world did I get that Sunday off??! I don't remember...

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
    Hmm.....are you sure? Then how in the world did I get that Sunday off??! I don't remember...
    Yes, Georgey. It was on Sunday, Sept. 24th.

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    What makes it Lite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by voltman View Post
    What makes it Lite?
    less calories....

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    It is fantastic. voltman's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
    less calories....
    Fewer supported rest stops?

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    Quote Originally Posted by voltman View Post
    What makes it Lite?
    sugar free popsicles

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    i might do this....


    try round up some folk from Southern SOCAL...
    14 days...

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    For me, less chance of getting post-ride food in GT lite (DM is the longest route option; 68/100/125) than regular GT (DM is the shortest route; 125/200/300/400).

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveSANYYZ View Post
    For me, less chance of getting post-ride food in GT lite (DM is the longest route option; 68/100/125) than regular GT (DM is the shortest route; 125/200/300/400).
    Don't you worry, Dave. I'll be no faster and if they run out of food at the end, we'll go get pancakes at IHOP.

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    Haven't spoken with Matt yet...but I think we may be interested too!

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    Sounds better than organizing my own September century.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indolent58 View Post
    Sounds better than organizing my own September century.
    +1
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    GT Lite was a wonderfully supported ride last year. markw and I arrived a bit late and were bringing up the rear for most of the Highland Century last year. Their roaming SAG kept checking on us, and even though we were near the back, the SAG stops were well stocked with lots of goodies. It's one of the rides I was really lookin forward to this year. And it's relatively cheap. There was a group discount last year that we got as a BikeForums group (I even got a $5 refund retroactively), so maybe we can do the same again this year. That put the cost last year at $20. Pretty reasonable in my opinion.

    Hopefully we'll have some nice pacelines going on the way to the coast. Fighting headwinds alone was no fun, and as I neared the coast, my flat ground speed into the wind had dropped to about 12 MPH. On the other hand, flying down the coast to the finish in a small paceline was great. I took my pull at 28 MPH (tailwind assisted, of course) on flat ground and felt great and was hammering up the rollers near the end at speeds around 20 MPH. I have never finished a big ride feeling better than I did that day.
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    GT tastes great!
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jschen View Post
    There was a group discount last year that we got as a BikeForums group (I even got a $5 refund retroactively), so maybe we can do the same again this year. That put the cost last year at $20.
    From the LA Wheelmen website:

    All Routes are supported with rest stops, sag support and a full lunch.

    FEE: $30 per rider.

    DISCOUNTS: $5 OFF for Los Angeles Wheelmen members

    OR $5 OFF per rider for groups of five or more registering together.

    To register a group by mail, please send all forms in the same envelope.


    Who wants to volunteer to collect the forms and the checks for the ride? That way we will get the additional $5.00 off.

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    I think you can also register as a group on Active.com, we would just have to e-mail them the names of the 5 riders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1 View Post
    if they run out of food at the end, we'll go get pancakes at IHOP.
    I'm in
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronjon10 View Post
    I'm in
    Well, you and I can go get them before then if you want. I'll pretty much eat them after any ride!

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