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Ride 'em both! You're a legend!
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Check to see how far they've got with human cloning, and tell them to hurry up!
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Do the sane thing and postpone one of them.
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You've got yourself into a terrible situation, commit suicide now.
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Down to ride two centuries on the same morning -- what should I do?

Old 07-04-04, 01:23 AM
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Down to ride two centuries on the same morning -- what should I do?

Alright, so here is the situation, there was an anomoly on the Bicycle Gold Coast ride calendar that they issued a few weeks ago, which has only just (i.e. the last ten minutes) come to my attention. On August 15 I'm down to lead a ride, the Tweed Valley Circuit, 180km or so, and close to 1,600 metres of climbing, some of which will be on dirt roads, so I'll be riding it on a MTB. Also on August 15, I'm due to lead another ride, through Numinbah valley and back to the coast, around 170km all told, with about 1400 metres of climbing or so.

What I want to know is, do I attempt to ride two centuries in one day (now that would be a challenge!), or should I do something else?
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Old 07-04-04, 02:19 AM
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I clicked the wrong option. Now, I can't recast my vote. What am I to do! Woe is me.

[edited: woah is not = woe]
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Well if they were on a road bike, I'd say you have no problem riding both. On a mountain bike on dirt roads, I'd say you're a God if you can ride both. Now, some BF member had a quote on his signature along the lines of "...when you try something that is above your ability and succeed, that is success..." Whatever? Anyway, I used that thought when I signed up for Pedal to the Peaks. I am 25 pounds heavier than I was last year. I sagged the first day on the second climb. The first climb was 7-8% for 10 miles, the second climb was at 8,500 feet to 10,000 feet and was a 10-12% climb for 9 miles. I couldn't breathe and had to bail out. The other days, I stuck to it. So....although this is thread is meant as a joke, I think you should try it. So there.
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Ride them both you baby.
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Oh yeah, I should also point out that they're both scheduled to start only 30 minutes apart. Now that would be a challenge!
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Originally Posted by AdrianB
I clicked the wrong option. Now, I can't recast my vote. What am I to do! Woe is me.
As a mod I have the option to edit the results (although that would kinda defeat the purpose of posting the poll in the first place). Of course, you would need to fess up as to the option you chose. Now, was it you who said I should quit cycling in shame?
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Who says you can't start one a little early and the other one a little late???? Sounds like a wimp out.
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Just hve your ego ride one and your alter ego the other one!

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Originally Posted by DnvrFox
Just hve your ego ride one and your alter ego the other one!
Yeah, I'd like to see that skinny weed try and make me! He got himself into this mess, he can get himself out of it.
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