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Old 10-05-06, 06:10 AM
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Let's hear your Weekend Ride Plans!

Mrs Stormcrowe and I are going to head out Saturday Morning and do a 25-50 miler!

A little on the short side for me, but Mrs Stormcrowe is just getting up some distance stamina now!
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Heading to the bike shop to have a natter with the crew there and then up into the Hills to a nice little cafe on the edge of the moors on my old Marin Pine Mountain. I had a crash a year ago when I ripped all my shoulder ligaments so I've been off the bike and put on 2 stone!! Not ready to go on the road bike yet so put a high stem on the MTB to take the strain off the neck. Used to do 200miles a week but now down to 60. Watch out for hidden stumps in undergrowth, they hurt.
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I've got a 50 mile charity ride this Saturday (assuming I can get up in time to make it's 7 AM start...) -- we'll play it by ear from there.
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Going riding with a group of friends Saturday morning before I have to be in a wedding (that afternoon). Should be a nice 26 miler, not a lot of excitement, but some GREAT scenery!
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82 miler planned for Sunday. The leaves are changing quickly and this will be a particularly beautiful ride in the back country of Snohomish County. I'll be taking my trusty old Trek 830 mtb all set up for distance work. Kicks off the training for a ride in Austria, Czhech Republic, and Hungary this coming May (I hope).
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weather and the planned purchase of a new bike permitting, I think I may ride 15 or 20 to a nearby town where a friend lives and see how much he laughs at my biking outfit, then head back. I just haven't been getting as many weekend miles as I'd like to...probably the computer's fault.
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I'm just getting my bike back this week, so I might do a metric or full century.
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Probably a couple of 40-milers.
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I've had the itch for a longer ride, I usually just do my commute. I am thinking a 25-30mi round trip to wherever. Probably just out toward Pyramid lake. Its desolate, straight, and very few stop lights. Just the way I like it
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Old 10-05-06, 05:29 PM
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Sunday - 40-45 miler, give or take, with a good friend of 40 years' standing. He's a good guy, even if he isn't a Clyde.

Saturday - Probably not too much as I am obligated to help at a school fund-raiser. I'm hoping to sneak away for at least something short, though.
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No weekend riding for me. Tis the time to refuel the tank.
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Doing The Grizzly century.

100 miles and 10,000' of climbing. Sure hope I finish.......
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Originally Posted by bigbossman
Doing The Grizzly century.

100 miles and 10,000' of climbing. Sure hope I finish.......
Pace yourself, hydrate and watch thise sugars, Bossman! You'll finish! I consulted a Gypsy fortuneteller and she assured me that is the case!
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Doing a 300 miler, actually driving to the Mecum Collector Car auction in St. Charles Ill. Best leave the credit card at home this trip. Guy I know has his car on the block so we're going there to see if it meets his reserve price and party if it does.
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Taking a group of students to do complementary massage at the Spaghetti 100, a century/metric ride here in north florida.
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Seagull Century! And yes, they are calling for 100% rain.
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Originally Posted by bigbossman
Doing The Grizzly century.

100 miles and 10,000' of climbing. Sure hope I finish.......
Everyone raves about that ride, I think you'll love it. Don't forget your inhaler.
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This is setting up to be a perfect fall weekend. Wife and kids are leaving to visit my in-laws, and the only plan I have is that I'll ride Saturday, Sunday and Monday, the weather is going to be 65 degrees, no winds and not a cloud in the sky. I'll roll out of the house sometime in the mid to late afternoon, ride as much as I can, wherever I feel like riding, no route just see where the road takes me. I'll probably get in over 100 miles for the three days, but if I don't, who cares. I'll ride as long as I want, stop when I want, and, if this weekend were to be truly perfect, hopefully be sitting in Yankee Stadium Sunday night for Game 5 of the Yankees/ Tigers.

Without a doubt my favorite time of the year to ride, with the leaves starting to change color, the air crisp, and the weekend to myself. Nothing like a late fall afternoon ride around the lakes, reservoirs, rivers and horse farms where I live. You may be able to match it, but you won't be able to beat it.
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Originally Posted by Doid23
This is setting up to be a perfect fall weekend. Wife and kids are leaving to visit my in-laws, and the only plan I have is that I'll ride Saturday, Sunday and Monday, the weather is going to be 65 degrees, no winds and not a cloud in the sky. I'll roll out of the house sometime in the mid to late afternoon, ride as much as I can, wherever I feel like riding, no route just see where the road takes me. I'll probably get in over 100 miles for the three days, but if I don't, who cares. I'll ride as long as I want, stop when I want, and, if this weekend were to be truly perfect, hopefully be sitting in Yankee Stadium Sunday night for Game 5 of the Yankees/ Tigers.

Without a doubt my favorite time of the year to ride, with the leaves starting to change color, the air crisp, and the weekend to myself. Nothing like a late fall afternoon ride around the lakes, reservoirs, rivers and horse farms where I live. You may be able to match it, but you won't be able to beat it.
Absolutely agree with you here! I love riding this time of year myself! I just wish Mrs Stormcrowe was a little further along the stamina road, we'd be doing the Hilly Hndred down in Southern Indiana this weekend if she were!
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Doing the Leaves of Lincoln Century in Tennessee.

Second Century in as many months and I'm aiming to finish under 6 hours as my last century I finished in 5hrs 39 minutes with half the amount of climbing as this one.
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Originally Posted by bigbossman
Doing The Grizzly century.

100 miles and 10,000' of climbing. Sure hope I finish.......
My knees hurt just thinking about it. Please post back and let us know what you thought.
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Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
Mrs Stormcrowe and I are going to head out Saturday Morning and do a 25-50 miler!

A little on the short side for me, but Mrs Stormcrowe is just getting up some distance stamina now!
Hoping to get in a ride each day of the looong weekend, here in Canada, not sure of distance, but there are a couple of places my camera and I would like to check out. Still need to get some better tires!

Still trying to get my Mrs. to not think I am a complete nutbar for even getting on a bike Thing is, she always complains about needing to lose a few pounds, and how a diet would leave her with a spoon of bird seed and a hunk of rabbit food.

This is the first time I have been here all week, been busy either in the fume room, processing film or scanning the images into the computer.

For the rest of you canuck clydes, happy Thanksgiving!
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I did my 120 miles of commuter miles this week. Tommorow I fill in for someone and will do another 24 miles of commuter riding then on Sunday I will ride the Ayer/Groton rail trail (around 22 miles) for some leaf peaping. My neighbor usually gets me out in the woods for a MBT ride at some point durring the weekend so that is unplanned.
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I'm headed to Salisbury, MD to participate in my third Seagull century. Unfortunately, the weather looks rainy & windy.
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