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Old 08-12-13, 09:59 AM   #26
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Hi Herb!

No Cool Breeze for me this year; it's the same weekend as the local rando ride and the Rivendell camp out.

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No Cool Breeze for me this year; it's the same weekend as the local rando ride and the Rivendell camp out.

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I'll be there trying to offload some vacation weight... Ahem. I think I've put in about 100 miles since May 5th, so I'm definitely in perfect century shape.
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I'll be there representing in my C/A jersey (promise PJ and TH).
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Breathless Agony jersey for me.
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What time are you embarking, Rick?
Not sure Chris, Going up with Jackie so we'll start whenever we can, i.e. when we get our act together and get ready to ride. So just whenever.

Jersey wise, will be wearing my Planet Ultra Grand Slam jersey (blue/white/purple).

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I'll keep an eye out for you, matey. Ack-ack-ack-ack-ack...



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How does the double metric compare to Mulholland or Breathless? Web site says 120 mi with 9100' of climbing, the earliest start is 6:30 and the rest stop at mile 110 closes at 4:30. It all sounds a bit intimidating.
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I suspect that climbage might be exaggerated. There are no mountains nor crazy-steep sections. Most of the climbing occurs early on, and the last ~25 miles typically have a lovely tailwind along the flat-flat coast.

Edit: just checked my Garmin data from '11, and it was only 6463 feet of climbing.

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Elevation has never been accurate. You have three real climbs, out to Ojai (I think) then Casitas Pass and then that little climb in Santa Barbara. It would be a piece of cake for you Eugene. Last year I rode with no real food, just jersey snacks (renegade) and finished in a good time. The biggest thing for me in the past years was the length and my arse but now I am a little more used to it and they have paved some of the roads.

Here are my last two years rides, although I had some issued with my Garmin you can see it is no ware near 9kft
http://www.strava.com/activities/19041266
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It is in my opinion way easier then it sounds. The hardest part is there is a lot of flat riding which at times can be harder then climb because there is no time to rest. It doesn't even compare to the KOM rides or doubles.
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Wasn't sure originally, but looks like now I'll be headed up to Ventura for this, going to do the double metric. Probably going to wear my Tour de Cure jersey, or just one of my plain ones.
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OK. I have a somewhat complicated itinerary for the next few days and online reservation is closed, but I have a hotel booked in Camarillo for Friday night and I'll try to register for the double metric on site. Will be on my usual black-white Cannondale with aero bars and bright tail light and wearing a monochrome long sleeve red jersey.
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.... and bright tail light
Yup, that's about what I see of people....as the blinkies disappear over the horizon.
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How does the double metric compare to Mulholland or Breathless? Web site says 120 mi with 9100' of climbing, the earliest start is 6:30 and the rest stop at mile 110 closes at 4:30. It all sounds a bit intimidating.
how does it compare ??? - boring compared to those 2 rides
actual vert is more like 6,500 -
I've done all of these rides and there is something to say about riding down the 101 but - I'm passing this year and riding GMR, 39 crystal lake instead
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The routes have got me thinking. The double metric says 9100 but it is actually 6500. The new hilly century says 7900, does anyone think it is closer to 5-6000ft?
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The routes have got me thinking. The double metric says 9100 but it is actually 6500. The new hilly century says 7900, does anyone think it is closer to 5-6000ft?
Yes, rwgps typically overstates hills unless its something with constant hills like GMR. I think the standard route last year worked out to 4200 feet on my garmin and rwgps said it should have been 5100.
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The routes have got me thinking. The double metric says 9100 but it is actually 6500. The new hilly century says 7900, does anyone think it is closer to 5-6000ft?
Yes 5-6k if that....
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This was a great ride, probably my most enjoyable century so far. It was nice meeting up with PhotoJoe, Beachgrad and TrojanHorse.
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Great ride, indeed. Alas, my rear derailleur cable started working wrong just at the steepest part of the ride, and snapped shortly after we crested East Mt. Drive. The Cool Breeze staff were wonderful and very cooperative, but I was out of the ride at that point. Sigh.
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OK, this is for @volosong...

The rapscallions below are @Beachgrad05, @tunavic, @PhotoJoe, me and BG's teammate Tracy. It's kind of weird posing with a popsicle - how do you hold one of those for a photo? Any why does tunavic's have so much frost on it? I think he had one for volosong too. We missed you out there! Next year just do the regular century and stay at a hotel that's 10 miles away - ride to the start.

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This was a great ride, probably my most enjoyable century so far. It was nice meeting up with PhotoJoe, Beachgrad and TrojanHorse.
I've only done two centuries since high school. This and the Tour de Cure Ship to Shore a few months ago. THIS was a far better ride and I can't wait until next year.

As cbadrider mentioned, it was great to meet her. HerbM, great to see you at the start, too. We tried to catch you, as you predicted we would, however, never did. I suspect we may want to adjust your definition of "slow". Also briefly ran into Jason at a SAG. Always fun to put faces to the name.
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OK, this is for @volosong...
That great, guys! Really. I planned on doing my birthday ride on Friday. SART top to bottom, out and back. That would be a 126 mile route, which is a few more than I needed to ride twice my age on my birthday weekend. Alas, my conditioning is so poor this summer that I only made 100 miles and then had to make the "Call of Shame". At that point, I was at the end of SART South and needed to go through Corona and Norco ... at dusk/dark. Really wasn't looking forward to that, so as a birthday present to me, Jane came down to fetch me, (she actually called me, I didn't call her - then convinced me that it would be best for her to come and get me). The following morning, I did ride the missing 24 miles to reach my birthday ride goal. Since I accomplished the full miles within a 24-hour period . . . I'm going to count it.

Looking at the Strava weekly bar chart, I can now see why my conditioning is so bad this year. My mileage is way, way off from last year. I'm going to have to ramp it up. Except, tomorrow night is the first day of college and I'm teaching two nights a week this semester. Oh well. At least I'm busy doing something I enjoy and am healthy enough to ride twice my age in miles, (barely - had to make more frequent and longer stops that I used to). Glad you guys had such an enjoyable experience. It's always easier when riding with someone else.
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I would have joined the double metric, if I had the money and time to do so...
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Yah, CB is a nice ride... it's already on the calendar for next year despite my wife's threats. Maybe she'll be ready for it next year, I can only hope.
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