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Old 10-28-07, 10:16 PM   #1
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Stagecoach, Jan 12th 2008

So, for some strange reason, as miserable as I was during the Stagecoach I'm thinking about doing it again. Anyone else?
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Old 10-28-07, 10:34 PM   #2
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So, for some strange reason, as miserable as I was during the Stagecoach I'm thinking about doing it again. Anyone else?
Ditto......... I'm in.......
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Old 10-28-07, 10:35 PM   #3
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Is that the one in Ocatillo? Just curious, why were you miserable? I was thinking about possibly, maybe, kinda considering it.
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Cause it was FREEZING and I was underdressed, but most everyone was.
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Old 10-28-07, 10:38 PM   #5
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Is that the one in Ocatillo? Just curious, why were you miserable? I was thinking about possibly, maybe, kinda considering it.
Last year was cold and miserable ...
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Too far to drive for a third year in a row for me. It can take up to 7 hours to get down there. But I do like the route and I don't know that it will be that cold in 2008. In 2005 it was quite warm actually.
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Global warming, it'll be better this year.
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Too far to drive for a third year in a row for me. It can take up to 7 hours to get down there. But I do like the route and I don't know that it will be that cold in 2008. In 2005 it was quite warm actually.
It's not that it's too far, it's that it's south of Orange County. ME's psychic told her never to drive that far south ever again.
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Old 10-28-07, 11:26 PM   #9
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From where I am it seems like the middle of nowhere LOL
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I did it last year with a friend who suffered hypothermia and had to be evacuated back to Ocotillo. I hope to be able to do a century ride again in January but definitely it will not be this one. Too far, too cold.
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Old 10-28-07, 11:29 PM   #11
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So, for some strange reason, as miserable as I was during the Stagecoach I'm thinking about doing it again. Anyone else?
I am thinking about it. The dilemma is that you have to register by 11/17 for the cost to be reasonable, but there is obviously no way to predict the weather two months ahead. I would not want to do it again if it's anywhere close to as cold as last year.
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Ooo, TTT division. There's an interesting thought.
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Old 10-29-07, 12:29 AM   #13
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I'll most likely do this ride since I've purchased a few winter clothing since then.
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Old 10-29-07, 07:52 AM   #14
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It's not that it's too far, it's that it's south of Orange County. ME's psychic told her never to drive that far south ever again.
My psychic does not guide me on such things. She only guides me in matters of love, and I can tell you, I ought to fire that ***** and spend my money on bar tabs, cause so far, she's been woefully incorrect.
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Old 10-29-07, 08:53 AM   #15
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Negative...done it the last 2 years...1st was wind for 40 miles then the cold last year.....
I love this ride...but dont think I want to do it in Jan....
However...I am planning on doing the new April one!! Maybe better weather and wildflowers!!!
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Old 10-29-07, 09:45 AM   #16
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I am passing on the January event but will probably do the April Stagecoach Century. Hopefully it will not be too cold or too hot.
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Old 10-29-07, 11:35 AM   #17
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too far and too "out and backey" for this kid.....
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too far and too "out and backey" for this kid.....
I happen to like the out and backey....I get to ride down those nasty passes I had to climb!!

But it is definitely a schlep to get there!
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Old 10-29-07, 12:42 PM   #19
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yeah the couse could use some help... the little extra loop at the turnaround to make it a full century is especially lame
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yeah the couse could use some help... the little extra loop at the turnaround to make it a full century is especially lame
I believe they have fixed that loop issue....

"After you cross Hwy 78 at the north end of the course you will have a gradual 5 mile climb up about 600 feet to the turn-around point at mile 50.0."

This makes it sound like they extended the route so no more loop required!
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As much as everyone talked so highly about it last year, I'm afraid I have to take a pass.
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Going back out into the wind for the second loop two years ago was just plain miserable.

The only good thing I got out of this year was the ability to know what REALLY being cold for a long period of time is. Whenever I now think I'm getting cold I just think back to that ride.


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I believe they have fixed that loop issue....

"After you cross Hwy 78 at the north end of the course you will have a gradual 5 mile climb up about 600 feet to the turn-around point at mile 50.0."

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Old 10-30-07, 07:28 AM   #23
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My psychic does not guide me on such things. She only guides me in matters of love, and I can tell you, I ought to fire that ***** and spend my money on bar tabs, cause so far, she's been woefully incorrect.
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Old 10-30-07, 02:07 PM   #24
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I used to ride in the winter in Canada and I still think last years Stagecoach was the coldest ride I have ever participated in. I guess maybe my blood has thinned over the years
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I just registered. This is what happens when I can't ride and get bored. Why?

1. It couldn't possibly be that cold again.
2. I like this year's jersey.
3. The course is supposedly better (no midpoint loops).
4. It couldn't possibly be that cold again.



BTW, today is the last day for "early bird" rates on registration.
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