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Tour of Palm Springs - Who's In?

Old 01-10-16, 02:00 PM
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Different from last years route?
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Old 01-10-16, 02:09 PM
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Tour of Palm Springs - Who's In?

Looked at route and I do see some differences. Will have to view on computer to compare
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Old 01-10-16, 02:48 PM
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You turn right at Dillon Rd (old route you continue up Worsley to the top then right turn on Indian) and then basically deal with the rollers on Dillon. That's the extent of it. The rest is flat. 2,400 ft in 100 miles it the total.
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Originally Posted by tunavic View Post
@Beachgrad05, the route this year is much easier than in the past (even those were easy). I've ridden all these roads and if you start at 6:30 there in NO way you're finishing in the dark!

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/11646465
Does that apply to me, too?
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Does that apply to me, too?
Of course it does!! I'm always ready to help a friend! Simply draft behind me - IF you can keep up
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My first time doing PS I finished after dark. We are doing the ride three weeks earlier than usual so sunset will be earlier than if on typical date.
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Old 01-10-16, 06:16 PM
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Of course it does!! I'm always ready to help a friend! Simply draft behind me - IF you can keep up
I'll bring my lights.
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Originally Posted by Beachgrad05 View Post
My first time doing PS I finished after dark. We are doing the ride three weeks earlier than usual so sunset will be earlier than if on typical date.
I live here now. It gets dark at about 5. If you start at 6:30 you will have 10.5 hours to finish a relatively flat century.

You and @PhotoJoe are selling yourselves short. You've got this!!
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I'm registered. No turning back now!
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....unless it's raining.


....or too cold.


....or too windy.



But otherwise, I'll for sure be there!
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I'd love to go, but I don't think I'm ready for 100 miles yet...
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Sure, looks good!
Hey, you know the rules. You posted, you're inked. See you both at 6am!

Erwin - sign up for the 50. If I'm reading it right, it's the same route for most of your ride.
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Hey, you know the rules. You posted, you're inked. See you both at 6am!

Erwin - sign up for the 50. If I'm reading it right, it's the same route for most of your ride.
Yeah, that way we can shame him into doing the 100 at the turnoff.

I've been off my bike for just over a month now. I wonder if being super rested will be advantageous in 8 days? Hm? I might need to go do some pedaling this weekend just to make sure everything works. And yeah, I'm going anyway, I don't care.
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I've been off my bike for just over a month now. I wonder if being super rested will be advantageous in 8 days? Hm? I might need to go do some pedaling this weekend just to make sure everything works. And yeah, I'm going anyway, I don't care.
I've logged about 150 miles in 3 months. Pathetic when one ride almost doubles that. Plan on doing a 50 mile ride with my club this Sunday. I'll call that "training".
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Last day to register on line is Sunday so if you're like me and you haven't registered yet.... get crackin!
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Old 01-16-16, 03:49 PM
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I've logged about 150 miles in 3 months. Pathetic when one ride almost doubles that. Plan on doing a 50 mile ride with my club this Sunday. I'll call that "training".
At least you can do fifty... I just went for a spin around the block. About 12 miles and owwwwwwwwwww. You can "cram" fitness, right? Right? I'll be trying this week.

That makes two rides since the end of November. I bet I can double that by the end of the week.
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It's hard to predict wind but this month the wind has been relatively calm.

Today I rode all over the North Palm Springs and Whitewater area and it was just a gorgeous day with almost no wind. The windmills were barely turning.

Check out my 66.9 mi Ride on Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/471812615
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Well, I registered, finally.

The weather looks like it will be FANTASTIC too, not that you can tell this far out.
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I will wave when we go by, going to ride with my club, Adobo Velo. But we are starting at 7
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I will wave when we go by, going to ride with my club, Adobo Velo. But we are starting at 7
Is your bike fancy enough to ride with those guys?

Are you wearing your same black and yellow kit or the adobo velo version? I need some tips, there's going to be a lot of passing going on I reckon.
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LOL, I haven't bought a kit yet. I think I will be wearing this jersey Voler: Acme Cafe Men's Race Jersey with Strava bibs (that are amazing, after my century yesterday no issues what so ever)
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55.7 miles with my club this morning. Felt good.
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I went a whopping 25.7 tonight... felt better than yesterday.
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So, being that I've never done this particular ride, I'm shooting a little bit blind here. A guy in my club that has done this before is recommending that due to the massive amount of cyclists doing this ride, that we meet in the very Northwest corner of the Spa Resort Parking lot, basically at the corner of E. Amado Road and N. Calle Encilia. It's about 2 blocks from the start line. Does that make sense?

I'm going to be at the registration table at 6am, and the goal is to ride out at 6:30.
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the registration tables are usually near the starbucks / huge ridiculous Marilyn Monroe statue at Palm Canyon & Tahquitz. It's not so hard to meet people there either.

Actually, if you want to avoid the pomp and circumstance of the start, then you are on to a good idea. Head north on Calle Encilia whenever you damn well feel like it and then zig over to Indian Canyon when it ends. You thusly avoid all the enthusiastic route nazis that don't want you leaving before you're deafened by some high school band playing some song or other.
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