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    Palomar Challenge Hill climb challenge and fun ride Sat Oct 11th


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    $59 seems a little steep (no pun intended) for a ride that we can do on our own. Are you planning to have sushi at the rest stops or something?
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    No sushi, but a post ride meal is included along with a shirt.

    If you want to do the ride on your own that is great.

    Centuries fees from several promoters are running upwards of $100.

    If ride fees are too "steep" certainly no one is holding your feet to the fire to enter.

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    i believe the tour de poway century is the week before this
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    I believe it is too.

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    This sounds like a fun ride. out of curiosity what is the levation gain for the 3 different rides? I saw the profile but no overall gain.

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    Roughly we average around 100 feet of climbing per mile up here so multiply the mileage by 100 feet and you will get close to the amount of climbing involved.
    Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjbruin View Post
    $59 seems a little steep (no pun intended) for a ride that we can do on our own. Are you planning to have sushi at the rest stops or something?
    I would pay $59 for a timed ride. Hell, I drive to AZ to do a decent timed ride. Unfortunately, last year the timing didn't work very well. There was no timing as such, just standings with numbers and age. I'll pass this year. If they fix the timing, I'll definitely be back. It is a nice ride, and the organizers are very nice and friendly people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by julian View Post
    No sushi, but a post ride meal is included along with a shirt.

    If you want to do the ride on your own that is great.

    Centuries fees from several promoters are running upwards of $100.

    If ride fees are too "steep" certainly no one is holding your feet to the fire to enter.
    are you the ride promoter?

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    Planet Ultra school of customer service?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vireo View Post
    are you the ride promoter?

    Photographer too, aren't you? I believe you were when I did Tour de Borrego or Borrego to the Sea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Boy View Post
    Planet Ultra school of customer service?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyNH View Post
    I would pay $59 for a timed ride. Hell, I drive to AZ to do a decent timed ride. Unfortunately, last year the timing didn't work very well. There was no timing as such, just standings with numbers and age. I'll pass this year. If they fix the timing, I'll definitely be back. It is a nice ride, and the organizers are very nice and friendly people.
    Which ride is this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by julian View Post
    Yes.
    then don't be such a dick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vireo View Post
    then don't be such a dick.
    Vireo,

    Again, if people don't want to do an organized ride that is their prerogative. I see you are also slamming the Rosarito, Ensendada ride too. Yet people come back year after year for that ride. I think it is sad that it is going away.
    Then you call some of your customer's Freds for wanting to do that ride.

    Everyone finds different value in things. Some people are on used inexpensive bikes yet they spend a lot on organized rides, while others spend thousands on their bikes and equipment but refuse to pay for a ride they can do on their own. Different strokes for different folks.

    I wont post here anymore because it seems like it just gets into a big mud slinging fest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by julian View Post
    Vireo,

    Again, if people don't want to do an organized ride that is their prerogative. I see you are also slamming the Rosarito, Ensendada ride too. Yet people come back year after year for that ride. I think it is sad that it is going away.
    Then you call some of your customer's Freds for wanting to do that ride.

    Everyone finds different value in things. Some people are on used inexpensive bikes yet they spend a lot on organized rides, while others spend thousands on their bikes and equipment but refuse to pay for a ride they can do on their own. Different strokes for different folks.

    I wont post here anymore because it seems like it just gets into a big mud slinging fest.
    WRONG

    Thank you for replying and making a graceful exit. You are just another ride promoter trying to get free advertising. That is just one of the things I have an issue with the other is your "If ride fees are too "steep" certainly no one is holding your feet to the fire to enter. " sounds quite akin to Planet Ultra.

    Now please read this again and tell me where I called my customers Freds. Let me help you I didn't. First paragraph is about my customers (a very heartwarming medical history for a backdrop which made it even more devastating when their bikes were stolen) second paragraph is about the ride and the quantity and quality of other riders. They are two distinct thoughts separated by paragraphs.

    I have. I have multiple examples. I had have customers of mine have their cars broken into and their bikes stolen while they were enjoying the festivities after the ride. One customer in particular came into the store and bought two Kestrels. One a Talon SL with Dura-Ace and the other a standard Talon with Ultegra. He and his brother were so excited to do the ride and they bought the bikes just for this ride. On Monday when they came into the store they were not so excited anymore.

    This ride, like most things south of the border, sucks. You have to get much further south to enjoy the beauty and splendor of Mexico. This ride is way too inconvenient. The logistics, the quantity (too many) of the riders and the quality (lack thereof) of the riders. Why should you have to pay $35-$40 (w/ late fee) for 50 mile ride . I'm glad to see this ride go away. Now I won't have to be asked by some fred "oh are you doing the Rosorita-Ensenada ride?"

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    Uh! You've got a problem with this...

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    You are just another ride promoter trying to get free advertising. That is just one of the things I have an issue with
    ... but you obviously don't have a problem with your signature


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    Dude, learn how the mirror works before you start calling other people names.

    By the way... Are you doing the Rosarito-Ensenada ride?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkadam68 View Post
    Which ride is this?
    In AZ? There are quite a few - El Tour de Tucson, El Tour de Phoenix (my favorite). Both are organized by PBAA, and no, I'm not affiliated to them in any way. Check www.pbaa.com. Also, I've heard the Tour of Scottsdale is a nice ride, but I haven't done it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyNH View Post
    Uh! You've got a problem with this...



    ... but you obviously don't have a problem with your signature




    Dude, learn how the mirror works before you start calling other people names.

    By the way... Are you doing the Rosarito-Ensenada ride?
    You didn't make a point. So try again.

    Oh and no on R to E but you can come ride with me since you live so close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyNH View Post
    Uh! You've got a problem with this...



    ... but you obviously don't have a problem with your signature




    Dude, learn how the mirror works before you start calling other people names.

    By the way... Are you doing the Rosarito-Ensenada ride?
    Hey thanks for reminding me the HED wheels are sold. I guess you did make a point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by julian View Post
    No sushi, but a post ride meal is included along with a shirt.

    If you want to do the ride on your own that is great.

    Centuries fees from several promoters are running upwards of $100.

    If ride fees are too "steep" certainly no one is holding your feet to the fire to enter.
    Just stating my opinion...sorry if I touched a nerve.
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