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Old 09-14-18, 11:50 AM
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you can ride the beach cities century the week before to get those legs going...

Beach City Double / Century / Half Century
That is "interesting" but no thanks. Pay to ride locally? not anymore. I'm done with paying to ride rides this close to home where I can ride for free. LOL

I found it interesting they have "afternoon" routes? Who starts a century in the afternoon?
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That is "interesting" but no thanks. Pay to ride locally? not anymore. I'm done with paying to ride rides this close to home where I can ride for free. LOL

I found it interesting they have "afternoon" routes? Who starts a century in the afternoon?
The afternoon century is a different route and follows the 2nd half of the double. It's there so you can ride with your friends who have just completed the 1st half of the double.
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how much time will be spent at red lights doing a double in the city?
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how much time will be spent at red lights doing a double in the city?
Indeed....I looked at century route. Up PCH into LB...and LB has oodles of lights .... No thanks
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The afternoon century is a different route and follows the 2nd half of the double. It's there so you can ride with your friends who have just completed the 1st half of the double.
This is for extremely fast people then because a century for me takes more than a few hours. I need more time in day....and as pointed out...the traffic lights will make for a slog thru the city portions...
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This is for extremely fast people then because a century for me takes more than a few hours. I need more time in day....and as pointed out...the traffic lights will make for a slog thru the city portions...
Not entirely correct.

Yes, there are some people that are very fast but the majority are no faster than most of us. The afternoon century riders will start sometime before noon and have till midnight to complete their ride (over 12 hours) because the course is open till midnight for all rides.

The majority of the doubles riders will start a 4 AM or so (with lights and reflective clothing) and hope to finish before dark but there are always variables and you have to be prepared to ride well after it gets dark.
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So no one has a pendleton pass? (Either the new one or old email registration, which should still be good thru 9/30)
Yeah they lied and cut off the old email registration early. I don't have a new pass. Frankly wasn't planning to get one unless I just happen to be going thru O'side at the right time. I rode 5 in Amtrak last year, it was fine, wide shoulder, a bit noisy. But as a bonus you don't have to ride past the cesspool near Stuart Mesa/Vandegrift.
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Not entirely correct.

Yes, there are some people that are very fast but the majority are no faster than most of us. The afternoon century riders will start sometime before noon and have till midnight to complete their ride (over 12 hours) because the course is open till midnight for all rides.

The majority of the doubles riders will start a 4 AM or so (with lights and reflective clothing) and hope to finish before dark but there are always variables and you have to be prepared to ride well after it gets dark.

are you going to do the double? I'd like to do a double one day but I don't think I'm in endurance shape anymore to do one or close to one.
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I have virtually no interest in ever doing a double century-- just because of the absurd time commitment. With few exceptions, even the imperial century is a pain in the ass time-wise, taking basically the whole day. I did home to San Clemente, 102 miles, and including the train ride back and getting picked up from the train depot, I was gone for almost 11 hours. Even a loop century with few stops/breaks is at least 6 hours. The metric century is my jam. Under 4 hours, 90% of the time. Today was 73 miles in 3.5 hours.

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I'd be a tad concerned riding back from Queen Mary after dark thru LB...down PCH...thru HB etc.. on a Sat night... Just a tad more risk than I would be interested in.

I am going to follow to see how event goes since it is first time for this.
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I "get" the double century thing. Chuck and the local group of DC Triple Crown riders seem like a fun crowd and I enjoy riding with them. And it's yet another significant goal to challenge yourself.

That said, I'm just not feeling it for myself. I did the double metric Cool Breeze a couple years ago. Had a great time and felt pretty good even at the end, albeit starting to get a few aches and pains. I could have kept going, but mentally I was ready to get off the bike and do something else.

Nice thing about bikes, there's all kinds of ways to do it.
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are you going to do the double? I'd like to do a double one day but I don't think I'm in endurance shape anymore to do one or close to one.
Yes indeed. I need 1 more for the triple crown.
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Yes indeed. I need 1 more for the triple crown.
Good luck next week, have a good ride. You must post a picture once you get your triple crown jersey!
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Good luck next week, have a good ride. You must post a picture once you get your triple crown jersey!
Thank you Jim! I hope I see you during the ride
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Good luck next week, have a good ride. You must post a picture once you get your triple crown jersey!
Good luck! I look forward to hearing how the ride was overall too. As a new event I'd be interested in how well it is run. Be safe!
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Thank you Jim! I hope I see you during the ride
is Jim doing the ride or are you just assuming you'll cross paths as you ride on every single paved street in Orange County?
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Yes indeed. I need 1 more for the triple crown.
@tunavic have a great ride. Be safe. I look forward to hearing about how this ride was overall being a new ride.
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is Jim doing the ride or are you just assuming you'll cross paths as you ride on every single paved street in Orange County?
Jim will be riding with his club on Saturday and part of their ride is on Santiago Canyon.

You'll be with me so I'm sure your eagle eye will pick him out of the crowd that rides Santiago every Saturday 😂
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@tunavic have a great ride. Be safe. I look forward to hearing about how this ride was overall being a new ride.
Thanks Beachgrad. Hoping to finish before dark........if not, I've got proper lighting
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Jim will be riding with his club on Saturday and part of their ride is on Santiago Canyon.

You'll be with me so I'm sure your eagle eye will pick him out of the crowd that rides Santiago every Saturday 😂
We're starting at 8 am, right?
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We're starting at 8 am, right?
Yes, 8 AM but if I'm a little late don't start without me, just wait there for me
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Yes, 8 AM but if I'm a little late don't start without me, just wait there for me
i'll just ride backwards until I find you guys.
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does someone have a live tracker they can add me to day of? Otherwise I'll meet you at the look out point South of when Laguna is nasty or between Dana Point.
I can add you to my wahoo tracker as well
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Yes, 8 AM but if I'm a little late don't start without me, just wait there for me
Wait, you're starting a DC at 0800 and hope to finish before dark? You know sunset is at 6:47 on Saturday?
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He just needs to not stop ever, average 22mph for nine straight hours, and it's in the bag.

I would guess started at 8am, that ride would end around 11pm? Give or take?
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