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Old 06-19-22, 01:21 PM
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86 miles. I swear the temperature read 39°F initially. I just looked away until the clouds broke... that temperature was 43°F...
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Old 06-19-22, 04:19 PM
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Yup I need a job at JBLM
Joint Base Lewis McCord?
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Old 06-20-22, 07:42 AM
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Durn I typically only ride 13-14 miles maybe twice a week. But then again fitting it into my schedule is a little difficult.
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40 miles, 4,373 feet of elevation. Rode to Woodside, up King's Mountain Road and then up Skyline to Purisima Creek Redwood Open Space Preserve. I di the Whittemore Gulch Trail down which is some of the most gorgeous singletrack in the area. A peek at Ocean views, redwood forest, ferns, just outstanding. Then there is the Purisima Creek Trail climb out of the park which is where you pay for the fun. A little over 4 miles with about 1,600 feet of climbing, the middle part averages about 15% but there is tree cover for the most part. Epic.

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Old 06-20-22, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by KJ43
40 miles, 4,373 feet of elevation. Rode to Woodside, up King's Mountain Road and then up Skyline to Purisima Creek Redwood Open Space Preserve. I di the Whittemore Gulch Trail down which is some of the most gorgeous singletrack in the area. A peek at Ocean views, redwood forest, ferns, just outstanding. Then there is the Purisima Creek Trail climb out of the park which is where you pay for the fun. A little over 4 miles with about 1,600 feet of climbing, the middle part averages about 15% but there is tree cover for the most part. Epic.

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Very nice scenery. And very nice stats.
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Old 06-20-22, 09:04 PM
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Circumnavigated two small lakes, climbed 1500’ and got 4 fastest Strava segments for my elderly age group 65+. Look out seniors, I’m gunning for ya.
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I've been wanting to do this ride for a while. I thought today would be my last shot before summer got into full swing. I call it "The (metric) Half Century from Hell". It's actually 60km, not 50, but what's an extra 10km when you're riding up a mountain? Route on top, elevation on bottom.



1) it was hotter than I wanted to admit, and especially while going slow up the mountain.
2) I did not bring enough water. Especially the last five miles of climbing up the mountain, I was getting worried about my hydration. After I got done, I stopped and had lunch. I drank probably 40oz of water and still haven't peed yet.

That rise starting from the lowest spot to where my mark on the elevation chart is over 1400 feet of elevation in right about 10 miles. Absolutely brutal. This might actually be a "fun" ride in the right time of year. I can tell you now, June is *not* the right time of year.
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Originally Posted by VegasJen
I've been wanting to do this ride for a while. I thought today would be my last shot before summer got into full swing. I call it "The (metric) Half Century from Hell". It's actually 60km, not 50, but what's an extra 10km when you're riding up a mountain? Route on top, elevation on bottom.

1) it was hotter than I wanted to admit, and especially while going slow up the mountain.
2) I did not bring enough water. Especially the last five miles of climbing up the mountain, I was getting worried about my hydration. After I got done, I stopped and had lunch. I drank probably 40oz of water and still haven't peed yet.

That rise starting from the lowest spot to where my mark on the elevation chart is over 1400 feet of elevation in right about 10 miles. Absolutely brutal. This might actually be a "fun" ride in the right time of year. I can tell you now, June is *not* the right time of year.
Congratulations on completing your half from hell. Sounded brutal under that heat combined with climbs. I know there are a few of us, myself included, that have gone too far when its too hot and suffered mightily for it. Consider it a lesson learned and a half century earned - and the best part is that you didn’t get heat stroke. Well done - no knock that s off
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40 Miles.
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Between yesterday, 22.8 and 800 feet and today, 2 miles and 800 feet.



Smith Cove

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Mt Index and Bridal Veil Falls
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Did a half dollar and 2200’ climbing and dropped 3-4 lbs in water weight. It was warm by PNW standards. The most amazing thing was riding for a time with an 80 year old who was doing between 17 and 18 MPH. The guy does 17% grade climbs and 30-50 mile rides at a similar pace as with me. He was the most phenomenally in shape 80 year old I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Great guy.
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39 Miles. The flying bugs, bug me.
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39 Miles. The flying bugs, bug me.
This time of year, you’d better be ready to really bring it, if you are going to ride our MKT Trail out to the river in late evening. Horseflies lurk over and around the trail, waiting to pursue.

I set two personal best times on that route last week, and the first one I credit to fleeing the horsefly menace.

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Outstanding scenery. Thanks for sharing.
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40 miles on the dog trike.

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Forty sumthin’ plus 1500’ climbing.




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Those falls are beautiful!
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88 miles before it reached 88°F.
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