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Old 03-12-08, 06:32 PM   #1
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Sea to Summit May 17

Got my entry form from Teen Challenge today for S2S. This is a real charity ride sponsored by Teen Challenge , a teen recovery center in Ventura. This is their only fund raiser of the year so support is greatly appreciated. The ride is from just out side of Ventura to Mt. Pinos. 87 miles 12k climbing. Every cent of the money collected goes to one of the participating charities, your choice. This is a very difficult ride but the most rewarding , for me. All the rest stops are manned by people from the charities, usually throngs of chearing teenagers in recovery. Believe me they are what make this ride worthwhile. That and it's just a great ride through some seldom traveled roads and pretty country. It's a one way route so ,unless you are Thompson, you need to arrange for a ride home. There is no web site that I am aware of but the phone contacts are Norm Hudson 805-6857383, or Teen Challenge at 805-648-3295. Or I could fax you a reg. form. The reg. fee is $30 sent in with the reg. and a minimum donation of $30 as well. For me, this is the hardest, but most gratifying ride I do each year.
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Old 03-12-08, 09:11 PM   #2
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Received my packet today, as well. I hope to be a little better prepared this time and not suffer as much. Looking forward to seeing everyone out there and perhaps meeting Merider1 during this year's ride.

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Received my packet today, as well. I hope to be a little better prepared this time and not suffer as much. Looking forward to seeing everyone out there and perhaps meeting Merider1 during this year's ride.

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You already signed up? I hope I'm ready for this ride this year. I'm hitting Baldy again soon and am going to keep increasing my climbing, but S2S is a beast. I look forward to meeting you, Afausto.
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It's one week before Breathless Agony. Anybody doing this and the KOM series?
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I doubt it as that would be insane. I don't think anyone did both last year.
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It's one week before Breathless Agony. Anybody doing this and the KOM series?
I am. Out of the 3 KOM rides, Heartbreak is the least hard. The problem with Heartbreak is usually the heat. Besides, all this climbing is good training for the Death Ride in July.
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It's one week before Breathless Agony. Anybody doing this and the KOM series?
I'm pretty sure V Bob did this ride and then Heartbreak the following week last year. Not sure if he did other KOM rides, but since he was climbing 10k+ every week, he might as well have
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I'm pretty sure V Bob did this ride and then Heartbreak the following week last year. Not sure if he did other KOM rides, but since he was climbing 10k+ every week, he might as well have
I thought he did part of Heartbreak, not the whole thing - not to say that he couldn't have given Bob's climbing abilities - but I'm pretty sure he told me that he didn't do the full ride.

Bob, should I be corrected?
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Hmm, this is 2 weeks after Breathless and one week before Heartbreak.
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Hmm, this is 2 weeks after Breathless and one week before Heartbreak.
If I don't do Conejo with the wife, I may be doing repeats on Pinos the week after Breathless. We usually do 3-4 repeats from the base of the Pinos climb. Anybody in for repeats on Pinos? The ride is up in the pines, 8 mile climb, 2300 ft of gain,then a 8 mile descent, very little traffic. The start of the climb is at 6,000 ft and is great training for the DR. The elevation range is very similar. Its only climbing.
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I'm pretty sure V Bob did this ride and then Heartbreak the following week last year. Not sure if he did other KOM rides, but since he was climbing 10k+ every week, he might as well have
Yeah I did the 4 counties the week after s2s. That's no big deal, plenty of time to recover. We did GMR the next day after s2s and I don't remember suffering too bad. I've been averaging about 14k a week for the last couple of years. Did that much last weekend. Wish I had some time during the week. So for those who are wondering if they can sandwich s2s in between other hard rides ,I feel that I can and you are probably younger that me.
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Yeah I did the 4 counties the week after s2s. That's no big deal, plenty of time to recover. We did GMR the next day after s2s and I don't remember suffering too bad. I've been averaging about 14k a week for the last couple of years. Did that much last weekend. Wish I had some time during the week. So for those who are wondering if they can sandwich s2s in between other hard rides ,I feel that I can and you are probably younger that me.
You did the four counties or Heartbreak?
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You did the four counties or Heartbreak?
4 counties starts in Lake of the Woods instead of Lebec and does the same route from there.
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4 counties starts in Lake of the Woods instead of Lebec and does the same route from there.
Oh, I know Bob that you did a portion of the same route, but not Heartbreak in its entirety. Not that you couldn't have...
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How do you catch a ride back down?
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You've got a bike and it's downhill...
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How do you catch a ride back down?
Well, last year I sweet talked Ronjon into doing it (and bought him dinner, which he didn't want to accept). You basically have to get a friend who's willing to drive up there and get you. I typically offer something in return, like a dinner and gas money.
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Maybe from you Al.
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+1 Can I sweet talk you, Alan???
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Are you doing this ride?

This, Eastern Sierra and Grand Tour Double are the only rides I'm training and planning for this year.
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This, Eastern Sierra and Grand Tour Double are the only rides I'm training and planning for this year.
Thinking about it, not really sure.
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Um, excuse me...you can't call shotgun if you aren't committed to riding this ride.
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I spoke to the organizer of s2s today and there is a possibility that the route may be altered due to road closure. They won't know for two weeks but if they do change it it will be much shorter. I'll keep you posted but it's still for a great cause and they will refund your entry if you chose not to do the shortened route.
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I spoke to the organizer of s2s today and there is a possibility that the route may be altered due to road closure. They won't know for two weeks but if they do change it it will be much shorter. I'll keep you posted but it's still for a great cause and they will refund your entry if you chose not to do the shortened route.
Bob,

I don't understand this, I checked 33 and it is open w/no problems, Lockwood Valley Rd is open w/no problems and even the road to the top of Pinos is currently open. Unless there is an upcoming construction project to one of those roads, it doesn't make any sense. They didn't even close down 33 for the extended time they spent resurfacing it the last couple of years.
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