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Old 08-11-08, 12:08 PM   #1
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Cool Breeze this Sat

I was up there yesterday riding..should be incredible weather!!!
Looks like a few route changes as well...it appears we donot go thru Summerland, but turn right before..so we miss Ortega Hill and only do part of Ortega Ridge Rd..but the new route is a bit steeper I heard!

Anyone wanting to ride as a group..or just come by and say hello....
We are meeting at 6:45 at the start line - Roll at 7AM sharp (providing I dont forget my water bottles like last year)

I will be wearing the Red BF jersey!
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Hey Herb,

I will be there, and will look for you at the shared stops. We are planning on the DM, so we are looking to start no later than 6:30am. The past 2 years we have done the DM, it has be a race from the lunch stop back to Manning Park to meet the cut-off time....and get up Cali hill! I want to avoid such a race (and maybe Cali Hill too.

We are heading up Friday night...you have any dinner plans yet? Last year we ate at a tasty Italian place on Main (Downtown just west of California). We likley will be heading back.
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Hey Herb,

I will be there, and will look for you at the shared stops. We are planning on the DM, so we are looking to start no later than 6:30am. The past 2 years we have done the DM, it has be a race from the lunch stop back to Manning Park to meet the cut-off time....and get up Cali hill! I want to avoid such a race (and maybe Cali Hill too.

We are heading up Friday night...you have any dinner plans yet? Last year we ate at a tasty Italian place on Main (Downtown just west of California). We likley will be heading back.
Hey Dave...
Definitely look for me!!
Not sure what we are doing yet friday....
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Hi Herb,

Jackie and I will be there too . . . look for us~! Probably in Rebel kit.

We're both riding the Double Metric but not for RUSA points.

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Jackie and I will be there too . . . look for us~! Probably in Rebel kit.

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I'll be there too, probably wearing a BF jersey.
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I'll be there--try to make the 6:45 AM start. I'll be wearing a 2006 Cool Breeze jersey. Good luck everyone!
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Hey Bernie....we'll be looking for ya!!
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Too tough for me. I'll wait for the PalmSprings 25 miler!
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yeah right...you could this as one legged drill....
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When you said there are route changes: do you mean different than last year, or different from the route slips on the web site?

I also heard from someone who went on the staff ride last weekend that the 200k has more like 6500 feet rather than the 8500 advertised. He said though that he spent a lot of time in his granny gear; and he's a strong rider.

I'll be doing the 200k on my recumbent, or "couch bike" as someone on this forum referred to it.

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When you said there are route changes: do you mean different than last year, or different from the route slips on the web site?

I also heard from someone who went on the staff ride last weekend that the 200k has more like 6500 feet rather than the 8500 advertised. He said though that he spent a lot of time in his granny gear; and he's a strong rider.

I'll be doing the 200k on my recumbent, or "couch bike" as someone on this forum referred to it.

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I havent looked at the route slips...
I was riding up there the last 2 weekends and saw the markings they had put down...
It is a bit different than last year..
Sorry I have no idea on the 200k...
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I'll have Olive Garden in your guys' honor that night.
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I believe the DM and this route are the same, and unless the route has changed from 06 an 07, it is 8500+ feet of climbing. As added in fun, there is a nice and easy climb at mile 103 or so...just a few miles though
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Metric for me. I'll probably be rolling out of bed while you get rolling on the road
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I was up there yesterday riding..should be incredible weather!!!
Looks like a few route changes as well...it appears we donot go thru Summerland, but turn right before..so we miss Ortega Hill and only do part of Ortega Ridge Rd..but the new route is a bit steeper I heard!

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I will be wearing the Red BF jersey!

I will be there ,, look for PAA kit 7:30AM
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I'll have Olive Garden in your guys' honor that night.
Yum...have some of that garlic bread for me!!
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I'll be there as well. Is anyone trying to ride this one for time? I'd like to try and get this ride done in less than 6 hours.
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I'll be there with a group from the Temecula area all in our Red Hawk Bicycles red/white and black jerseys and shorts.
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I'll be there as well. Is anyone trying to ride this one for time? I'd like to try and get this ride done in less than 6 hours.
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He must be talking about the single metric ride... not the double metric
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Hi,

Look for the pink and blue Lightning Velo contingent. I won't be there. Racing in Brentwood the next day and I don't want to get dropped like last week.
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So that's why there were freshly painted arrows all over the place! I don't remember which road you called Cali hill. I do those roads all the time, there are some steep-a** climbs back there but fortunately they are all short.
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Well, I did this ride with Friend and once again, Helmets off to the Organizers, they did an awesome Job, the route was well marked, which I was thankfull for because I don't know the area at all even though I did the 3 Harbours tour a couple of months ago...but I love riding up in that area...

One thing occured to me yesterday that hasn't before, Centuries are pretty tiring mentaly as well as the obvious Physical side of it, it's 100% concentration all the time, watching the Traffic, looking out for Potholes and other Riders etc...

Also, this is probably just me, but this was my 5th Century this year after ride like Cruise the Canejo, 3 Harbours Tour etc but Cool Breeze beat me up the most for some reason, the Climbs weren't *that* difficult even though I'm not a Climber plus the weather was perfect so I can't blame that..we did start out really fast though for the first couple of SAGs so maybe it was that?

But in any case, it was a great ride with great organization and Volunteers, perfect weather and a nice, fun Day, I'm looking forward to next years ride.
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