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    Tour de Baldy and then some

    This Saturday and Sunday is your chance to drop Vireo on the mountain (enjoy it while you can). I will be riding my fixed gear in preparation for Furnace Creek 508 Fixed. I will be riding a 49 x 17 (approx 77 GI). This is a training ride not a social ride. Everest Challenge hopefulls should come out and train. These are early morning starts 6am.

    The route begins in Glendora and then:

    SATURDAY

    Climb GMR from Glendora
    Descend "little" GMR to the campground (refuel)
    Climb "little GMR"
    Descend GMR to Glendora (refuel at car)
    Climb GMR from Glendora
    Climb GRR to the Village (refuel)
    Descend Baldy Road
    Climb Baldy Road to Village (refuel)
    Descend GRR
    Descend GMR to Glendora (refuel at car)
    Climb GMR
    Descend GMR
    Fin


    SUNDAY

    Climb GMR from Glendora
    Descend "little" GMR to the campground (refuel)
    Climb "little GMR"
    Descend GMR to Glendora (refuel at car)
    Climb GMR from Glendora
    Climb GRR to the Village (refuel)
    Descend Baldy Road
    Climb Baldy Road to Village (refuel)
    Descend GRR
    Descend "little" GMR to East Fork
    Climb Hwy 39 to Crystal Lake
    Descend 39
    Climb "little" GMR
    Descend GMR to car
    Fin


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    Last edited by Vireo; 08-28-07 at 02:09 PM.

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    I would but my Mom needs me to do some yardwork for her that weekend. And if she doesn't have any, I'll find some!

    Dude, one weekend of your training is like 5 years of my accumulated climbing....ON a fixie even!

    So you're doing the 508 solo? If you do it, I gotta shake your hand! I know riders that have done it on teams but solo, that's a RIDER! Good luck on the training!

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    I don't like climbing THAT much........

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    I know what kind of repeated climbing and descending I'd like to do this weekend, but it ain't on top of 'ol Baldy, that's for sure...

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    I don't see the top of Baldy mentioned anywhere in the route description.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    I would but my Mom needs me to do some yardwork for her that weekend. And if she doesn't have any, I'll find some!

    Dude, one weekend of your training is like 5 years of my accumulated climbing....ON a fixie even!

    So you're doing the 508 solo? If you do it, I gotta shake your hand! I know riders that have done it on teams but solo, that's a RIDER! Good luck on the training!
    Thank you. I will gladly shake your hand. I did 508 solo last year. This year I want to do it fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vireo View Post
    Thank you. I will gladly shake your hand. I did 508 solo last year. This year I want to do it fixed.

    Oh I didn't know that! You owe me a handshake dude!

    There is a gal from another forum that did it on a fixie last year. She's from another state so I've never met her. I thought all the good riders were from other states!

    Hmmm, chick, fixie, 508? What's Brandy got on her ride schedule?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jschen View Post
    I don't see the top of Baldy mentioned anywhere in the route description.
    You guys are masochists.





    Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    There is a gal from another forum that did it on a fixie last year. She's from another state so I've never met her. I thought all the good riders were from other states!
    Are you talking about Emily? She regularly posts on Bicycling.com and just completed the PBP on a fixed gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
    Are you talking about Emily? She regularly posts on Bicycling.com and just completed the PBP on a fixed gear.
    Yup! That's the gal. I believe she also rides a unicycle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    Yup! That's the gal. I believe she also rides a unicycle!
    I heard that over 1,800 riders abandoned the ride due to bad weather and headwinds, the worst in 100 years of PBP history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post

    Hmmm, chick, fixie, 508? What's Brandy got on her ride schedule?

    Not 508...that's fo' sho'! Actually, I'll be there this year, just in the comfort of a slow moving vehicle instead of on a bike.

    I'm thinking...just thinking about 508 for next year if I can really dedicate some time to training this next year. We'll see how it goes. It most certainly wouldn't be on a fixed gear though!

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    Brandy, the handlebars on your Cervelo....what is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandy View Post
    Not 508...that's fo' sho'! Actually, I'll be there this year, just in the comfort of a slow moving vehicle instead of on a bike.

    I'm thinking...just thinking about 508 for next year if I can really dedicate some time to training this next year. We'll see how it goes. It most certainly wouldn't be on a fixed gear though!

    I think you can do it!

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