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Old 04-06-06, 11:54 PM
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Here's my goal:

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Old 04-07-06, 01:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Big Paulie
Gary, I have two problems here...

A) It's safe to say that the "limit" on a "neat little acronym" would be three letters.

B) I have no idea what an "Acronym" is!
Well, let me address both in one fell swoop: SMART is AFA!



And by the way, an acronym is "A word formed from the initial letters of a name, such as WAC for Women's Army Corps, or by combining initial letters or parts of a series of words, such as radar for radio detecting and ranging."
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Old 04-07-06, 01:10 AM
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Go back and read my edit where I put in the daffynition.
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Old 04-07-06, 01:13 AM
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Here's a little extra help, BP...
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Old 04-07-06, 01:23 AM
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Big Paulie -- was this YOUR picture in the yearbook just before you, um, dropped out?
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Old 04-07-06, 01:39 AM
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Big Paulie and I shouldn't be hanging out here at 12:38 in the morning. It only brings trouble, and that starts with T, and that stands for Pool!

Anyway, I'm going to bed. Ever since I took up touring, I've learned to keep my bed close by.

Night night!
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Old 04-07-06, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Paulie
Nah, I was kickin' it with Joey and the boys out on Long Island. That's me, on the far left, outside the camera frame.
"I wanna be sedated!"

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3 tours of 3 days or more
Katy Trail, end to end
a century
2400 miles
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Consolidate last year's work by regular sensible cycling.
Take care of myself.
Keep away from the racing fraternity.
Be flexible and open to new ideas.
Be thankful that I can still ride and enjoy it.

PS Just passed 4000 miles and 100,000 ft this year.
Treated myself to an extra unicycle for commuting and I am determined to get more accomplished at that activity.
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Old 04-07-06, 10:28 PM
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4000 miles

First century (sometime in the next couple of months)

Enjoy many miles of cycling with Mrs. Raket.
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Old 04-08-06, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Big Paulie
The only time either self-doubt, or negative feelings about my bike, surface is when I'm around racer-types.

So I just stay away from them completely!

+1 on that one. However I would allow that it depends on the individual and the circumstances. If it's a "serious ride", I avoid as everyone is wanting to demonstrate their skills and usually at my expense......However, I know a few who are tops in this area and they will go out of their way to help you-even give you a wheel and a tow when needed.
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Old 04-08-06, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by marmotte
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Wow!! 500 miles with a dozen or so climbs! How long would you anticipate that taking? Fascinating site by the way.
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Old 04-08-06, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by jppe
Wow!! 500 miles with a dozen or so climbs! How long would you anticipate that taking? Fascinating site by the way.
It will be 9 days from Geneva to Savona (Savona, because we take a ferry to Corsica there)

If you're interested: I attach a *.jpeg file where the profiles of the stages are listed. As you can see we changed the southern part of the route des grandes alpes because we love very much the italian part of the western Alps, especially the Marmora valley which is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen.

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Old 04-08-06, 03:51 PM
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My first goal is to ride 15 miles 4 times a week. The rides will replace my 4 mile runs and will be the first year since my college days that I will have ridden seriously.
My second goal is to buy a new road bike.
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Old 04-08-06, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by marmotte
It will be 9 days from Geneva to Savona (Savona, because we take a ferry to Corsica there)

If you're interested: I attach a *.jpeg file where the profiles of the stages are listed. As you can see we changed the southern part of the route des grandes alpes because we love very much the italian part of the western Alps, especially the Marmora valley which is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen.

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That is a lot of climbing!! Although I suspect with the terrific views it really helps with the labor of the climbing some. The middle of stage 8 and stage 9 look like a real blast!!
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Old 04-09-06, 05:42 AM
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Originally Posted by jppe
That is a lot of climbing!! Although I suspect with the terrific views it really helps with the labor of the climbing some. The middle of stage 8 and stage 9 look like a real blast!!
You may not believe, the hardest part is the tiny little colline after 60 km of stage 3 (comeing down from col d'Iseran). You're right, the middle of stage 8 is high-speedy (you mean stages 7 and 8, right?). It's a sort of compensation for the hard climbing, sometimes over 15 %, during the first 13 km.
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Old 04-09-06, 01:06 PM
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Ride 5000 miles (on the road) - already passed 1200
Raise $10,000 for charities as part of that. (Already over $5,000)
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Old 04-09-06, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by DnvrFox
And that is just a taste of the POWER!
My goal is to be VERY nice to DnvrFox!
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