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Old 04-10-08, 11:04 AM
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Long deKlein
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Sonoma County CA
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Bikes: '95 Klein Quantum, all DA'd out; 80's Japanese Summit Comp Pro TR--the dark and wet bike

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Oh yeah, SKT, you got the sickness...me too. First it was semi-grudgingly including a bit of climbing in the daily ride. Then it goes to "I bet I can stay in the saddle for the whole thing--and maybe get my cadence up an RPM or two". Next it's "I bet I can do it with one or two less teeth on the rear". The slippery slope continues to "that climb isn't long/steep enough" (while simultaneously thinking "I can't believe I'm thinking this!"). I have to admit, though, that it's really the anticipation of the descent that gets me over the top, particularly on my own Roberts Road, which is the first part of my climb over Sonoma Mountain. Going down Crane Canyon (the other side) at 45+ MPH is the biggest rush I've ever felt--and it's LEGAL! (Well, except for the fact that I'm exceeding the speed limit! )
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