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Namida12 07-30-13 05:32 PM

Pedal to the Medal - Vegas Special Olympics Fund Raiser - September 7, 2013
 
4th Annual Pedal to the Medal
West Career & Tech Academy
Saturday, September 7, 2013
6:30am - 1:00pm
11945 West Charleston
Las Vegas, NV 89135
http://www.sonv.org/events/our-fundr.../pedal-medal-0

Pedal to the Medal offers something for riders of all levels and abilities with two route options and a free bicycle rodeo for non-riders, children and people with special needs. Bicycle related products are still needed for the Special Olympics Fund Raiser raffle, if you or your company can donate to this Nevada cause please see contact page link...


25 or 50 miles - With Timing Chip: 50 mile route includes an optional timed hill climb up Mt. Potosi.

25 mile map and elevation
http://www.sonv.org/sites/default/fi...ometal25mi.pdf

50 mile map and elevation (Mt. Potosi Climb)
http://www.sonv.org/sites/default/fi...ometal50mi.pdf

JR

Daspydyr 08-01-13 08:52 AM

I'll be there JR, you bringing the coffee or bagels?

Namida12 08-05-13 12:30 PM

You riding the mountain bike for 50 miles, to give me a handicap? Tis not a race, but I would like to be able to stay up with you as the birds chase you along the route...

Remember Special Olympics furnish the food, part of your donation for this bicycle ride... Last year it was good eats, from the grill onsite!!!

JR

Daspydyr 08-12-13 09:24 AM

I was thinking I would take the triple crank off my mountain bike and put it on Flipper! I'm gonna need all the help possible getting up Potosi.

Namida12 08-23-13 09:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Daspydyr (Post 15951795)
I was thinking I would take the triple crank off my mountain bike and put it on Flipper! I'm gonna need all the help possible getting up Potosi.

Yes, it is steep, but we can attempt if not finish, then we will be able to practice all year long to do it next time.

The Progressive Insurance's Adjuster has apparently gone on vacation (can not believe they only have one adjuster for bicycles) guessing I need to wait for her to return before I hear anything about replacing my bicycle rack & climbing bicycle that is toast/totaled and unsafe to ride with the frame tweaked in the collision.

Wonder how far can we climb up the 2000 feet this year, or next year practice... 50/60 mph descent speeds seems like great exhilaration if we can climb up the mountain enough.

Namida12 08-28-13 01:19 AM

Potosi Mountain, located in Clark County, Nevada, is one of the six high points surrounding Las Vegas. Potosi Mountain is about 30 miles (50 km) southwest of Las Vegas.

Daspydyr, I have not posted a ride for Monday the 2nd, as I need a starting point closer to the targeted climb. Do not think this should be a beginner ride, as the mountain is going to be a major challenge.

I am doing 64 miles on Thursday, 30 on Friday, Saturday resting, short 30 mile ride on Sunday and the Potosi Mountain on Monday.

I will post tomorrow after a drive out there to see where we should start, thinking Gas Stand on 160, to town of Blue Diamond, and then back to Adam Street, the Mt. Potosi cutoff used by Pedal to the Medal ... Using the Blue Diamond detour as a warm the legs up before starting the 2,000 climb...

Maybe more miles on 160, but i will definitely post the holiday ride tomorrow...

JR


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