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Old 05-23-07, 08:48 PM
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I'm doing Hotter-n-Hell instead. Count for anything? anything? is this thing on?
You could be riding the Vuelta and I'd still give you sheeot. It's our way.
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You could be riding the Vuelta and I'd still give you sheeot. It's our way.

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burp.

I mean

bump.
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I was looking for a ride to do in August but was looking for a century, however I have spent some time up there in Lancaster photographing the bridges and it is really beautiful countryside. I'd also enjoy meeting some BF members from the MD - DC - PA - DE areas too. The Cheat Challenge seemed like a great hill climbing challenge though and would really let me see if I can handle that amount of climbing. I just finished the century at Lake Tahoe but it had much less total climbing involved.

What is the BF ride pace typically at the Lancaster Ride? Looks like fun.
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Originally Posted by donhaller
I was looking for a ride to do in August but was looking for a century, however I have spent some time up there in Lancaster photographing the bridges and it is really beautiful countryside. I'd also enjoy meeting some BF members from the MD - DC - PA - DE areas too. The Cheat Challenge seemed like a great hill climbing challenge though and would really let me see if I can handle that amount of climbing. I just finished the century at Lake Tahoe but it had much less total climbing involved.

What is the BF ride pace typically at the Lancaster Ride? Looks like fun.
If your going to be with the BF group, consider the pace as recreational / friendly This isn't treated as a race, it's more of a meet-n-greet.
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Old 06-11-07, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by TrekDen
If your going to be with the BF group, consider the pace as recreational / friendly This isn't treated as a race, it's more of a meet-n-greet.
Meet-N-Greet works for me!!!
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I'm looking forward to this...though getting there is challenging without a car. Will probably leave from Philly.
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Originally Posted by donhaller
Meet-N-Greet works for me!!!
I was considering the Cheat Challenge. But Really hard mountainous century probably alone vs. easier BF.net ride with 20-30 other peeps? More fun. Plus if it is anything like last year there were times where a group put the hammer down and spit me right off the back. that was fun


Good times.

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Old 06-12-07, 06:01 AM
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I think you are right. the BF ride will be a lot more enjoyable! I'm trying to get some of my Team in Training riding buds to do this too! The wife and I stayed in a nice hotle up there, last fall, but the name escapes me. I'll have to do some backtracking and figure out where it was we stayed. I am leaning heavily to doing this ride right now.

thanks for the heads up.
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Hey -D and Don,

Maybe we can coordinate the ride up if I can be talked into going. At this point, my arm won't need too much twisting.
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Originally Posted by TrekDen
If your going to be with the BF group, consider the pace as recreational / friendly. This isn't treated as a race, it's more of a meet-n-greet.
Im planning on going but...
I only have my Felt that I race with, Ive never done long distance ( only sprint races)
question for you guys..
is that going to be a problem that Im going with a bike that has areo bars? I know how much roadies hate those, but I only have one bike! ( I wont drop on them)
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Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl
Im planning on going but...
I only have my Felt that I race with, Ive never done long distance ( only sprint races)
question for you guys..
is that going to be a problem that Im going with a bike that has areo bars? I know how much roadies hate those, but I only have one bike! ( I wont drop on them)
OMG, you better stay home...do you want to kill us all with your evil Tri bike?

You'll be fine, kiddo...but in case some weenie does object, what size frame do you ride? I imagine one of us might have a bike you could ride...provided you bring your own pedals.
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I don't care about the bars, but if you think you are going to ride with me on a Felt you are out of your mind.






j/k. I'm sure I won't even notice you have tri-bars, or a Felt, or a bike for that matter
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Originally Posted by NoRacer
Hey -D and Don,

Maybe we can coordinate the ride up if I can be talked into going. At this point, my arm won't need too much twisting.
No problem I have room for 3 additional people plus bikes in my car.

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Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl
Im planning on going but...
I only have my Felt that I race with, Ive never done long distance ( only sprint races)
question for you guys..
is that going to be a problem that Im going with a bike that has areo bars? I know how much roadies hate those, but I only have one bike! ( I wont drop on them)
Last week in Tahoe there were all kinds of TriBikes doing the century. Lots of TriFolks passin' me too!
I guess those fancy bars are to rest on, and take a nap while the rest of us have to keep peddling!!

Serioulsy though, there were tons people riding MTBs, and comfort bikes, and even several folks riding unicycles. I was really surprised by the range of fitness and bikes on a 100 mile ride at elavation.
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Originally Posted by derath
No problem I have room for 3 additional people plus bikes in my car.

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NoRAcer and -D

Sounds like a very plausible scenario. I'm going to see what is up with two other folks I ride with frequently, they also expressed an interest this morning in the Lancaster ride.

On another note... are there any BF Jerseys availabel anywhere?
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If I can get a ride from Central NJ I'd be there. Anyone from my neck of the woods going?
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Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl
Im planning on going but...
I only have my Felt that I race with, Ive never done long distance ( only sprint races)
question for you guys..
is that going to be a problem that Im going with a bike that has areo bars? I know how much roadies hate those, but I only have one bike! ( I wont drop on them)

No problem here, either, as long as you don't mind me riding my commuter.

Or, should I ride my race bike, too?
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Originally Posted by donhaller
NoRAcer and -D

Sounds like a very plausible scenario. I'm going to see what is up with two other folks I ride with frequently, they also expressed an interest this morning in the Lancaster ride.

On another note... are there any BF Jerseys availabel anywhere?
On my back The last couple BF Jersey deals that happened I believe they just did a group order for the number of people who wanted them. Due to the lead time I dont think it could get done in time for Lancaster.

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Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl
Im planning on going but...
I only have my Felt that I race with, Ive never done long distance ( only sprint races)
question for you guys..
is that going to be a problem that Im going with a bike that has areo bars? I know how much roadies hate those, but I only have one bike! ( I wont drop on them)
Not a problem at all We had all kinds of bikes represented on this ride last year. A different bike setup is always something cool to look at. Also, once you get about 15 -20 miles out, you'll probably have no problem dropping on those bars if you like. The crowd starts to thin out after the first couple rest stops. There will still be other riders around, but it's easier to move around when it becomes less congested. Our group doesn't ride like a peleton, we just ride to get to the finish line. Hopefully for some ICE-CREAM this year.
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Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl
Im planning on going but...
I only have my Felt that I race with, Ive never done long distance ( only sprint races)
question for you guys..
is that going to be a problem that Im going with a bike that has areo bars? I know how much roadies hate those, but I only have one bike! ( I wont drop on them)
OK, first off. If you need our help in justifying a new road bike without aero-bars, you got it!

Secondly, if you show up with aero-bars on a social ride, no one will care (but expect some good natured ribbing). If you happen to use the bars and crash, we will photograph the evidence and post it all over the forums (subject to blackmail terms).

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Is anyone going to this ride from in or around Philadelphia, or South Jersey? I will gladly cover gas and tolls and anything else necessary. I would love to do this ride this year, after work forced me to miss the last two.

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There is a slight chance I can make this ride. I will be in Lake Placid the week before and heading back towards NC on the 18th. It may be possible to lay over a day to do this ride. It all depends on whether we fly or drive up there.
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Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave
OK, first off. If you need our help in justifying a new road bike without aero-bars, you got it!

Secondly, if you show up with aero-bars on a social ride, no one will care (but expect some good natured ribbing). If you happen to use the bars and crash, we will photograph the evidence and post it all over the forums (subject to blackmail terms).


Ok thank you all, the bars wont be a problem, I promiss! I wont show up with the zipps and totally embarass you
I look forward to it, just a nice social ride for a change is something to look forward to!
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Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl

Ok thank you all, the bars wont be a problem, I promiss! I wont show up with the zipps and totally embarass you
I look forward to it, just a nice social ride for a change is something to look forward to!

I'm looking forward to it too- it's really beautiful country out there, and it will be great meeting everyone! Actually, I wouldn't mind seeing the Zipps IRL
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