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    SART Saturday 7/7/12

    We set out today to do a longer ride than our usual 42. Been talking about increasing the mileage so today was the day. From the Leaky Fountain we headed inland past Gypsum staying on the north side of the river. I thought about Green River but I just don't like crossing the glass filled bridge at Gypsum. Besides the 54 was enough for us today. We took it easy on the ride today but funny thing is we did the longer mileage at just about the same average as our usual ha ha! I asked the gals if they felt the difference of the slightly easier pace. They agreed on the ride but after the ride,same average, Hmm!

    Getting close to the southernmost wooden bridge we were caught by Ron & Dixie on their tandem. So they cruised with us for a while to the coast and stayed for a short visit. We were looking forward to the tailwind on the return but where the heck did it go? Even the flag in the video shows a weak breeze on the return but a good headwind heading to the coast. Bummer and my legs were feeling it. GMR on Wednesday and extended mileage today? Either that or I'm just getting old.

    Alex2 was at the coast too. Stayed long enough for a BIG smile then headed to LB to get in what I'm sure is another 100 miler. Alex2 seems to have a smiling problem. We've had fun listening to his stories about his wife getting upset when he doesn't smile for family portraits. She'd like this smile but I'm guessing she won't be happy and will have a few words for poor Alex..."why do you smile for Mr. Beanz?" ha ha!


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    I cross the gypsum bridge twice every ride, 3-4 times a week, and haven't ever noticed any issues with glass.

    If you had crossed, you'd see all the changes to the trail they're making. I still can't tell if its going to get extended past green river yet, but they're certainly moving it around some. The change that's about to open in the next week or two will give me a whopping extra 20 ft of climbing each ride.

    I was out there today too, but did my ride a bit later than you. Got into a friendly race with somebody out towards green river - haven't had that much fun on a SART ride in weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmX View Post
    I cross the gypsum bridge twice every ride, 3-4 times a week, and haven't ever noticed any issues with glass.
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    I rarely go across the bridge anymore. I think the last time we went was last year during a Ford car show. There was glass then and there was glass the first time I crossed it way back in 94. We crossed it several times up until 2003 when I decide it just wasn't worth riding that section.

    There were horse corals way back then, a moto cross track and lots of dirt. I know all that has changed since then but the glass has been there every time I have crossed.

    But again, the last time was last year so maybe they have changed something. But I will say that the dude Ron (on tandem) knew zactly why and what I was talking about when I told him that we stayed north of the river.

    Maybe they have made changes in the last year, I hope so!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    Maybe they have made changes in the last year, I hope so!
    Strange. I've been riding it for 2 years now (almost my 2 year cycling anniversary! I'm gonna buy my bike a card), and I've never had issues there. I guess there probably is some glass, but didn't you recently switch to the magical GP4000S's? You'll be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmX View Post
    Strange. I've been riding it for 2 years now (almost my 2 year cycling anniversary! I'm gonna buy my bike a card), and I've never had issues there. I guess there probably is some glass, but didn't you recently switch to the magical GP4000S's? You'll be fine.
    OK, maybe next week I'll do GR just to see!

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    Great video as always. Were those bike jersey's that vendor was selling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepseahawk View Post
    Great video as always. Were those bike jersey's that vendor was selling?
    Yup, used jerseys. He has a business on the net (I don't member the site). Sells them pretty cheap, I think one of the signs says $9.99 on up. We stopped once last year to check them out (park at 405) but he had nothing in 2XL. He also had some more expensive stuff, autographed stuff. By who, I dunno but it was signed.

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    I bet he does well right there. 2xl are hard to come by, bike clothing and shoes are a crap shoot anyways, for sizing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepseahawk View Post
    2xl are hard to come by, bike clothing and shoes are a crap shoot anyways, for sizing.
    Zactly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    OK, maybe next week I'll do GR just to see!
    Strava says I've done the bridge about 160 times. What will you bet that you'll flat on your first try?

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    Bet? Tempting! Except that I just read the thread about the magical GP4000S.

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    You finally did get a smile I think she be surprise when she see the picture, I missed you guys again when I returned & had to ride alone & I think you are right some think happen to the tailwind it was'nt there but I still finished 100 miles thanks for the pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex2 View Post
    You finally did get a smile I think she be surprise when she see the picture, I missed you guys again when I returned & had to ride alone & I think you are right some think happen to the tailwind it was'nt there but I still finished 100 miles thanks for the pic.
    We were there for quite some time. We left cause it was getting late, thought maybe you flatted or something on the way to or from LB. We were like the very last people there ha ha!

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