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View Poll Results: I'd like to ride the 2008 Thunderdome (TSB III) as follows:
SAT JAN 19th 3 10.71%
SAT JAN 26th 10 35.71%
SAT FEB 3rd 13 46.43%
SAT FEB 9th 8 28.57%
All dates work/none work - clarify in a post, please 3 10.71%
I'd prefer to tackle Balcom again 5 17.86%
Screw Balcom, take me over Grimes Canyon 4 14.29%
I have no route preference, just following Madmax 10 35.71%
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Old 12-10-07, 06:21 PM   #1
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Tour de Santa Barbara III - Return of Madmax and the Thunderdome

NOTE: JANUARY 19TH IS NO LONGER AN OPTION

Okay, no Max or dome...I was just trying to appeal to you boys, guys, males, men, manly men, men manning up... Who wants another torturefest...um...I mean, fun run up from Sherman Oaks Amtrak to SB, taking the train back? Hmmmm? We would take off at 7am and with cooler weather, make it to SB in plenty of time to have dinner and grab a train. This go around, if we run into issues, we will cut the century short and take the train out of Carpenteria back (sorry, no hammerfest for the last 15 miles like last time).

So, any takers? I suggest the last route which included Balcom, but a few of you commented that you like Grimes better. So, vote please on a date and time.

I can't wait as this is one of my very favorite rides. Of course, I'm hoping to get a few good women along...hint, hint (girls, gals, females, womanly women, women womaning up?)



Description of ride: Tour de Santa B II - April 28th
Ride Report with Pics: Santa Barbara II Ride Report & Pics - He Exists!

PS. As for dates, if I'm conflicting with an organized ride or another BF ride, please tell me which one. I don't have time to go look up every ride before offering dates, sorry!

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Old 12-10-07, 06:23 PM   #2
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You're conflicting with an organized ride or a BF ride.
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You're conflicting with an organized ride or a BF ride.
Sigh... which one?
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January 19 is my alternate rain-out date for the charity ride. I don't have my KOM training plan from Dan yet, but if there's no conflict I'm in.
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Sigh... which one?
I don't know, I was just being proactive.

The 26th is the Southern Nevada Stage Race, although it's probably not a problem.
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January 19 is my alternate rain-out date for the charity ride. I don't have my KOM training plan from Dan yet, but if there's no conflict I'm in.
We're holding "rain out" dates for rides now? Fine. Scratch the 19th.
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We're holding "rain out" dates for rides now?
MARY ELIZABETH!!!!!

It's for charity
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MARY ELIZABETH!!!!!

It's for charity
Wow, you don't use that name unless...

...oh, never mind.
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Mary, there are some alternatives, Spring goes through to Walnut Canyon now. The part of Walnut canyon everyone objected to would be missed entirely.

So, I would suggest, Tierra Rejada to Spring, right to Walnut Canyon to Broadway to Grimes.

Or, 118 to Grimes to Broadway, left on Broadway to Shekell. Right on Shekell to Grimes and over.
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Going north, Grimes and Balcom are about equal to me. The climb is nicer on Balcom in that direction, but the descent is much nicer on Grimes.

Btw, Thunderdome is an affront to the Mad Max franchise. It's not quite Waterworld bad, but needs to be exorcised from the trilogy.
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Mary, there are some alternatives, Spring goes through to Walnut Canyon now. The part of Walnut canyon everyone objected to would be missed entirely.

So, I would suggest, Tierra Rejada to Spring, right to Walnut Canyon to Broadway to Grimes.

Or, 118 to Grimes to Broadway, left on Broadway to Shekell. Right on Shekell to Grimes and over.
Everyone - Meet Madmax. He will be the one to follow.

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Btw, Thunderdome is an affront to the Mad Max franchise. It's not quite Waterworld bad, but needs to be exorcised from the trilogy.
*smacks hand on forehead*

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Well, as long as we're not following Vance....
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Well, as long as we're not following Vance....
You mean, Vancemax?
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Hey, maybe I get lost on purpose! Yea, that's it...
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No.... Vance "Wrong Way" Mac
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Vance, these chicks are rough.....
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Vance, these chicks are rough.....
Well, what did you expect? Thunderdome, baby, Thunderdome...
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When will the date be chosen? I have to request a day off in advance and my employers like some notice.
I don't think they'll understand that I've been called out and I have to attend.

and who runs Bartertown?!
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When will the date be chosen? I have to request a day off in advance and my employers like some notice.
I don't think they'll understand that I've been called out and I have to attend.

and who runs Bartertown?!
Probably in a week (to give time for all votes). You have to take a day off! You can run Bartertown if you want.
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Interested!

But I have no idea what all those options mean, so I'm not voting.
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Yippee! I hope Jason will come and Nacy and Cole and....oh wait...Ronjon can't come I promise, Ron, TDSB IV will be after Solvang so you can come on a Saturday.
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But I have no idea what all those options mean, so I'm not voting.
Just vote for dates.
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Just vote for dates.
I didn't realize there are 2 poll options for the indecisive.
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