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Tour de Palm Springs - 2013 - Clydesdales and Athenas

Old 01-10-13, 08:07 PM
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we are staying at the hilton and getting in friday afternoon sometime...lets have a clyde pre ride dinner and meet at the start....assuming you guys want to ride together.
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Originally Posted by vesteroid
we are staying at the hilton and getting in friday afternoon sometime...lets have a clyde pre ride dinner and meet at the start....assuming you guys want to ride together.
I would love to get together. I promised my Uncle to buy him dinner for giving me place to crash. We can do that after the ride I suppose.
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I've done it the last 3 years and last year was very, very windy. Check out some of the videos on you tube. The two years before that were perfect weather. It is by far the easiest century I've done, the Cool Breeze is much tougher but a much more fun ride. I also will sign up the day of, the weather is too iffy in the desert in February. It is very crowded at the beginning, there are very few turn markings but there's so many people doing it as long you follow someone that's not lost you'll be fine.
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Geepers, if it's windy feel free to sit on my wheel. I'll push the wind for everyone...
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Originally Posted by Homeyba
Geepers, if it's windy feel free to sit on my wheel. I'll push the wind for everyone...
Sweet.

What's the temperature usually like for this thing?
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Old 01-10-13, 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse
Sweet.

What's the temperature usually like for this thing?
It's the desert, cold be warm, cold be cold, probably won't be raining, it can also be very nice. We'll have a better idea in a few weeks.

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So do you guys want to try and meet up for the ride, or are we all just doing our own thing
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Meet at the start and see how many of us can keep up with your wife, that's my vote.
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse
Sweet.

What's the temperature usually like for this thing?
Will be freezing in the morning (literally) and hot afternoon (literally) so expect to bring layers and peel them off. BTW since this ride is in February... its gets dark earlier than most centuries and that means it will get colder later in the day. Just keep that in mind. I had a friend do this ride as his first and he didn't get in until after 5:30... his photos shows the sun setting and we got cold waiting for him. During the day I was peeled down to a sleeveless jersey... those afternoon winds kept me comfortable though...
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thats cool, i think we are going off as early as they allow...cant remember what time that is. Have no idea how we are going to find each other, but suppose we can work that out.
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Supposedly the teams all go at 6:30 and casual riders (that would be us) depart at 7. I think we could all meet near the starting line somewhere. Vesteroid will be sporting his new Ridley Noah right? Right? They had the excaliber the other day for something like $695 and so help me I almost got one just for kicks.

Who's all going anyway? I wasn't really paying attention so post a reply and update the list below if I missed you.

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oh I am so mad about the ridley I can even type...lets just say I had my last call with them today. Once again, they said they would ship last mondy 1/7) and her it is friday and they dont know when they are going to ship...maybe next week.

I cant cancel it however, as TODAY they put the frame on sale for 995...down from 1400 and they gave me back the difference I guess if I wait another few weeks its going to be free lol.

So I highly doubt I bring the ridley if its even built by then...will be on the giant.
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Oh, are you getting the RS? Or the regular Noah?

Keep in mind you can return the bike at ANY TIME if you are unsatisfied... so there's that. Dang, I was hoping to see that thing all blinged out. Oh well.
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I am still trying to negotiate with Sebastian to do this on the Tandem. Will know soon but the plethora of snowboarding gear I had to buy today better get me close
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rs lol I cant afford the noah
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Old 01-11-13, 08:20 PM
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The noah was only 1600 - the noah FB is the crazy expensive one.

I think you should change your order.

Good luck conning Sebastian a! I mean convincing of course.
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I'm going to be there. I'll be getting there late Friday night, well after dinner time and staying at a friends house. If my stoker comes along I'll be on my Calfee tandem, if not then I'll be on my Colnago C-50. We can meet up in the morning, that's fine with me. What happened to Beanz and Gina? I though they were possibly going to make it?
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Just an update, I'll be there on the tandem. My son is going to ride with me. It's a naked Calfee with Zipp 404's on it. I'll be with some friends, though Mr. Beanz will not be amounst them...
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Put me down as maybe, few friends at work might so this as well. Still need to see if i can escape for a day triip. What type of pace is the group thinking, without wind being a factor? I havent done a century in a few yrs but dont think it will be a problem.
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I need to not slack off in the winter so much. I'll be ready for this one next year. (Along with Foxy's in the fall.)
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I am not sure on pace, as I have never had a more or less flat ride of this length. I was going to pace by hr for the first few hours and see how it went. I suspect it will translate to 17 average or so plus one or so maybe. Depends on how hard trojan pushes, or if he and my wife get into a whos on point race lol.

I am really small, so me pulling is a bad idea!
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Originally Posted by Homeyba
Just an update, I'll be there on the tandem. My son is going to ride with me. It's a naked Calfee with Zipp 404's on it. I'll be with some friends, though Mr. Beanz will not be amounst them...

Please can I touch the bike and drool, just a little bit?
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17mph sounds good to me Now do I risk running my carbon tubs w/ stans sealant for the wind & goat heads or try out the new spinergy PBO wheels for more dampening I always carry a spare tub w/ me but never had to use it yet.
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17 mph avg is above my capabilities at this time. But was not expecting to stick with group.
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Originally Posted by vesteroid
Please can I touch the bike and drool, just a little bit?
Sure, just bring a towel.

We'll just be cruising as my son hasn't been on a bike in forever and I'm fat and out of shape myself. We will have fun though!
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