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Might be??? I got about half that. Sorry for the rain, we get a lot once every decade or so here in Calif. youíre in EssEff, right?
yup. Used to spend all my time in SoCal (Irvine, mostly). Lately itís Bay Area and east coast.
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Does an hour in the hotel gym on a spin bike count?
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Does an hour in the hotel gym on a spin bike count?
It counts double, thatís torture!
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It counts double, thatís torture!
but necessary. Though I have been walking my busted hip into the ground this week.
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Had a nice ride doing the Solvang Century yesterday. We were very fortunate to get a nice weather window. Clouds and sun, generally light wind. Temps were cool, starting in upper 30s and maxing out low 50s probably. My first time for this one. It was a good year to do it, with all the rain the hills were lush green. Glad I took the Niner with the big tires, quite a bit of rough road.
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I'll be at solvang doing the double I haven't trained for. Should be fun if weather/wind holds
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I'll be at solvang doing the double I haven't trained for. Should be fun if weather/wind holds
Good luck. I'm not a double kind of guy.
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I've never done one so Iduno if I am or not
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Good luck. I'm not a double kind of guy.
Nobody is! They're lunacy!

Been icing and relaxing my knee and today for the first time it feels OK... maybe I can get on the bike for an easy spin later to test things out.
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Good luck. I'm not a double kind of guy.
I'm not even a single kind of guy. (I'm married)
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I really kanked up my knee somehow - it was sore yesterday and I went for an easy ride on it anyway and today I can hardly move. Not liking this, not liking this one bit! I was going to ride OUTSIDE this weekend too!
ouch. Donít do that. Youíll end up like me only pretending to ride.
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I'll be at solvang doing the double I haven't trained for. Should be fun if weather/wind holds
Did you die? Inquiring minds!
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@expatbrit not yet, ask me again on the 24th
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I've never done one so Iduno if I am or not
ďA man's got to know his limitations." - "Dirty" Harry Callahan - Magnum Force
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ďA man's got to know his limitations." - "Dirty" Harry Callahan - Magnum Force
@jsigone has no limitations.

Except perhaps lunacy???
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@jsigone has no limitations.

Maybe not. I guess he'll find out on the 23rd! Hope it goes well for him and he tells us about it.

But I do. I'm thinking it's about 125m/200km.

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Except perhaps lunacy???
Aren't we all a bit?
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Maybe not. I guess he'll find out on the 23rd! Hope it goes well for him and he tells us about it.

But I do. I'm thinking it's about 125m/200km.

Aren't we all a bit?
Nah, he'll be fine. The Belgian Waffle ride is way worse and THAT thing is 140 miles... actually, it's 136 miles and 12,000 feet of climbing and enough dirt that ol' JSigone is putting a cross crank on that machine.
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Nah, he'll be fine. The Belgian Waffle ride is way worse and THAT thing is 140 miles... actually, it's 136 miles and 12,000 feet of climbing and enough dirt that ol' JSigone is putting a cross crank on that machine.
If I remember right after the BWR a few years ago, good ol' @jsigone didn't touch his bikes for quite a while.

I might try the Wafer with my gravel bike some year. I might need to drop down to a 46/30 crankset. I have a compact with 11-34 on the back, not sure 1:1 is low enough. There are a few spots in Whiting Ranch that I have to walk up.
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It's becoming increasingly clear that other people ride "gravel" for very different reasons than I do. If it can't be done with 1:1, it doesn't need to be done at all. Period.

I spent 2+ hours of marvelous leisure this morning, tooling around in the Santa Ana River basin, because the wind is constant +12mph from the WNW and I really don't feel like fighting it.







We've got our very own inland sea all of a sudden.
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wow -- you got color filters on there or something? That sky is BLUE and a half!
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It's becoming increasingly clear that other people ride "gravel" for very different reasons than I do. If it can't be done with 1:1, it doesn't need to be done at all. Period.
I tend to agree, but the stuff out my back yard has some nasty bits. Nothing like that nice river basin you're riding around. Nice pics!
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If I had a gravel bike, which I do not, but would dearly love to have, I think I would enjoy riding not on asphalt and not near cars. Agree about the 1:1 and maybe not even that low.
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If I had a gravel bike, which I do not, but would dearly love to have, I think I would enjoy riding not on asphalt and not near cars. Agree about the 1:1 and maybe not even that low.
Itís nice during the week, I can ride up the Serrano Creek trail into other trails in and around Whiting Ranch. So I can stay off the roads during weekday traffic and still get a good ride. As long as the mountain lions donít get me!
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If I remember right after the BWR a few years ago, good ol' @jsigone didn't touch his bikes for quite a while.

I might try the Wafer with my gravel bike some year. I might need to drop down to a 46/30 crankset. I have a compact with 11-34 on the back, not sure 1:1 is low enough. There are a few spots in Whiting Ranch that I have to walk up.
the combo of BWR in mid May and 3 weeks later was 12hr of temecula MTB race (solo of course). yah i took a lil break after that. Both days were near 110*

If you HAVE to walk anything, its because your in traffic and everyone is walking or you have leg cramps like no other. I've done it 2 yrs on my Felt roadie w 53/39 front and 28t rear. And 2 yrs on my CX bike with 50/36 and same rear 28t. This yr I plan to run 44/34 and 28t rear, less cross chaining.
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birthday ride yesterday, was supposed to be longer but slept in til 10 and didn't get start to 11. Oh well, only 64 miles. Wind wasn't that horrible but was nice n dry. I need to play with the cleat position again, having some right knee pains after 3 hours. Same I had in Palm Springs



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