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Old 05-16-07, 09:45 PM
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I am so torn. The ride this year is on the same day as the Cheat Mountain Challenge. I have had my sights set on that ride.

105 mile ride with 10k feet of climbing all by myself

vs.

Metric century with the BF.Net gang AND a chance to meet Chipcom.

Man gonna be a tough call. Perfect day to wear my BF.Net full kit even.

Here is my ride data from last year

https://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/1237178

Beth, I think routeslip is underestimating the elevation a little.

Overall though I would classify it as mostly rollers.

Last year the pace was pretty nice. There was one spot after lunch where the group kicked it up to a 20+MPH paceline. I held on for about 5 minutes after which I got spit out the back like a bad habit.

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Hm.
I wonder if I can convince my parents to let me go out and ride that.
It'd be so awesome to do that as a first metric!
Only like an hour or two from home. AHHH!!!
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Dang, gotta get me one of them Garmin thingys . . .

Anyway, Derath - I didn't check the specificity of the route posted on Routeslip, so I'm sure your data is far more accurate. And . . . how could you possibly pass up the opportunity to ride with all the BF folks again?? I mean really, who wants to do 10k feet of climbing all alone when you can have such charming riding companions?

And you can blame/thank Psuaero for that post-lunch push. He was havin' a little fun turning the screws, I think.

I too am looking forward to meeting Chipcom, and finishing the ride with Little Darwin (who, as many may remember, was the designated hero of the day last year!

Anyone hear from Paul and Jess? Dex? Rich (Cycle17)?

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And, of course, riding in the farm country of Central Pennsylvania is just great.
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Old 05-17-07, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by RoadToNowhere
Anyone hear from Paul and Jess? Dex? Rich (Cycle17)?

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I'm out. Sorry guys and gals, I won't be making it that far east this year...
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Old 05-17-07, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by superdex
I'm out. Sorry guys and gals, I won't be making it that far east this year...
Dex!!!! Say it isn't so?

I will miss you. . . . sniff sniff . . .

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Old 05-17-07, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by superdex
I'm out. Sorry guys and gals, I won't be making it that far east this year...
hrmpfff, you're not so super
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c'mon superdex. I'm going to be making it out to your state the least you can do is rid for 65 miles thn fly back home!
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Old 05-18-07, 04:16 AM
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Beth - did you get the hubby on a bike yet? Also where are people staying this year...we didn't really like that place last year and are thinking of something closer to the start and a little nicer...I figure I need to make reservations now.
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Beth - did you get the hubby on a bike yet? Also where are people staying this year...we didn't really like that place last year and are thinking of something closer to the start and a little nicer...I figure I need to make reservations now.
He's not there yet, GC . . . but soon, very soon . . .

He went into the LBS last weekend to get me a gift card for Mother's Day and 'fessed up to petting a few bikes and doing a quick stand-over fit on a Cannondale and a Trek. So his toes are in the water . . .

Ain't it grand? My family "gets" me . . . on a side note, they skipped the flowers and candy for Mother's day and got me "A Sunday In Hell" on DVD (Paris-Roubaix 1976 documentary), and 12 hours of TDF 2003 - + a gift card at the bike shop. Cool.

Back on topic . . . check the list of accomodations on the website, and I'll see what I can do to check the places out.

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Old 05-18-07, 07:03 AM
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Some of the out-of-towners were going to do some sort of meet-up on Saturday, later in the afternoon. The thought was to get in a shorter "social ride", and possibly have dinner (nothing fancy) afterwards. This was all informally arranged in Foo, but there's no reason to exclude anyone who might be interested. The details would come later.
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Old 05-18-07, 10:42 AM
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A similar get together happened last year for some of us. It was a short ride, followed by dinner...

It was a fun way to touch base before the ride.
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Old 05-18-07, 11:41 AM
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I think we'll probably be there, but probably not with the "A" group unless by some miracle we get a lot of make-up riding in.
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Are there like 3 threads for this ride already?

This year will be my 3rd in a row with the bikeforums gang. I hope to break my record in ice-cream eating from last year, which was zero! Yes, they ran out of ice cream. The previous year I juggled 3 ice cream dixie cups, but only ate 2. I think it was the "Double Churned" brand :-)

For those concerned about steepness, don't worry. There is one long gradual uphill going west after the second rest stop. There's one "fairly big hill" and then "shorter but steep" hill before lunch. But despite being told of the "really big hill before lunch" it was pretty short and not really a challenge.

The biggest challenge is the 20 mile stretch without water between lunch and the next rest stop. 2005 was very hot and I was doing very badly in that stretch. Last year was better.

2005 was 270 riding minutes over 6 1/2 hours. 2006 was 265 riding minutes over 5 or 5 1/2 (?) hours. Same speed, just way shorter lunch and breaks. This was for the "casual B group" or whatever we were.
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Originally Posted by RacerMike
hrmpfff, you're not so super

From now on its "MediocreDex" or "FairtomiddlingDex"
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Originally Posted by RoadToNowhere
He's not there yet, GC . . . but soon, very soon . . .

He went into the LBS last weekend to get me a gift card for Mother's Day and 'fessed up to petting a few bikes and doing a quick stand-over fit on a Cannondale and a Trek. So his toes are in the water . . .

Ain't it grand? My family "gets" me . . . on a side note, they skipped the flowers and candy for Mother's day and got me "A Sunday In Hell" on DVD (Paris-Roubaix 1976 documentary), and 12 hours of TDF 2003 - + a gift card at the bike shop. Cool.


Back on topic . . . check the list of accomodations on the website, and I'll see what I can do to check the places out.

Beth
Awesome!

Back on topic, I'll be there too with my pasty bright white legs. Bring your sunglasses everyone!
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Originally Posted by HigherGround
Back on topic, I'll be there too with my pasty bright white legs. Bring your sunglasses everyone!
I remember those!
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Originally Posted by cydewaze
I remember those!
Me too! In fact, I might have a photo somewhere . . . .

Paul, hope you and Mrs. Cydewaze can make it!

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Well after not being off on weekends since I joined BF I am finally in a position where I have weekends off (promotion). Now all I have to is see if I can hook up with someone who is going as I do not have a car. If I can meet someone in Philly or South Jersey that would be very cool. I have been looking forward to meeting all of you for so long.

Cheers,

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Originally Posted by RoadToNowhere
Me too! In fact, I might have a photo somewhere . . . .

Paul, hope you and Mrs. Cydewaze can make it!

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Here's a perfect image of them:









(You may need to increase your monitor's brightness to get a true representation.)
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Originally Posted by derath
Beth, I think routeslip is underestimating the elevation a little.


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The MotionBased site overstates elevation gain considerably. I normally just use the elevation directly from the unit or from training center. I think it is more accurate then the MotionBased figure.
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Originally Posted by SpongeDad
From now on its "MediocreDex" or "FairtomiddlingDex"
I'm doing Hotter-n-Hell instead. Count for anything? anything? is this thing on?
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Hotter-n-Hell is for wussy
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I'm doing Hotter-n-Hell instead. Count for anything? anything? is this thing on?
Hey, at least I won't have to haul that extra bike this time.
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Originally Posted by cydewaze
Hey, at least I won't have to haul that extra bike this time.
Oh, but I'm still so sad!!! Dex, you nnnneeeeeeeeeed to come out and play again!

See, look how happy we all were. . . remember? You'd miss all this, you know - no "hotter-n-hell" blah blah could be half so much fun. Hope there's no glare near the left side of the image. . . Higherground thought he was hiding those "pasty bright white legs" by standing in the back row, but a little glow may have escaped. . .



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