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Old 05-11-09, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by silentben
I charged up the 7 sisters a little harder than planned but it felt good anyway.
Um, yeah. Chasing you up that last hill, I looked down and my HR was 191.
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Descending Tam was interesting. The slow auto traffic was frustrating but I kept reminding myself that it didn't matter since my speeds were limited by pedal clearance anyway. So I rode the brakes all the way down the hill and got a chance to exercise my left hand and also my patience and self-restraint.
If you ever get a chance to descend it on a weekday, I highly recommend it.

(Apart from the deer that hopped out in front of me in broad daylight. )
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Originally Posted by powpow
Um, yeah. Chasing you up that last hill, I looked down and my HR was 191.
I hit 191 at one point too, not sure when. Sometime early on in the ride. My average HR was 162.

We ended up with the same ride time as Chris (ygduf), which was 4hrs 56min.

My average HR was 162 for nearly 5 hours ... Trying to keep up with all you guys.
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Let us know how you fare with the freehub.
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Originally Posted by powpow
Um, yeah. Chasing you up that last hill, I looked down and my HR was 191.
I heard you say something about doing the Mt. Tam hill climb ... hopefully this was a good practice run
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Originally Posted by uspspro
I hit 191 at one point too, not sure when. Sometime early on in the ride. My average HR was 162.

We ended up with the same ride time as Chris (ygduf), which was 4hrs 56min.

My average HR was 162 for nearly 5 hours ... Trying to keep up with all you guys.
Interesting. I ended up with a lower-than-average average of 151, I think. I'll take that as good news; lots of times I look around and while my heart feels like it's exploding, you all make it look easy. Evidently you're just better actors than I expected.
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Interesting. I ended up with a lower-than-average average of 151, I think. I'll take that as good news; lots of times I look around and while my heart feels like it's exploding, you all make it look easy. Evidently you're just better actors than I expected.
climbing is a much different experience on the tandem

You guys still ride yours around, right?

Also, I'm pretty good about holding a nice sustainable max. Around 180 on climbs.
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climbing is a much different experience on the tandem

You guys still ride yours around, right?

Also, I'm pretty good about holding a nice sustainable max. Around 180 on climbs.
Yeah, the biggest climb we've ever done on the tandem was Arastradero, not that that is a climb. I'm amazed at the hills you guys get up, but at least now I know you're working.
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These are some nice pics. Going to have to pirate some of them.
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Hey guys, just wanted to say great ride!!!!

Thanks for allowing Erinn, Dave and I to tag along.

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Hey guys, just wanted to say great ride!!!!

Thanks for allowing Erinn, Dave and I to tag along.

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Hey Michael, great to have new faces out there. Everyone is always welcome to jump on about any group ride. They're always relatively social pace, or at least a lot of regroups.
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Great! I find I need to regroup quite often.

I haven't quite figured out how to navigate this forum, any group rides going on this weekend?
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Great! I find I need to regroup quite often.

I haven't quite figured out how to navigate this forum, any group rides going on this weekend?
See:
https://www.bikeforums.net/northern-california/540572-sunday-5-17-pescadero-rr-pre-ride-plus-extra-fun-ride.html

It starts at 9:30 on Sunday from Woodside and heads out to Pescadero for lunch, and back again, with some hills in there. 80ish miles, 8000ft climbing? It's supposed to be 90-100 on Sunday, so some route erosion may happen. Or I might be taking the lifeflight home when I suffer heatstroke.
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Originally Posted by Ygduf
so some route erosion may happen....


Pescadeo and all of those areas will be nice...

Forecast calls for 74 in Pescadero
84 in La Honda and 88 in Woodside.

I have a feeling the slog up Alpine (and the optional tres hombres loop) will be hot though.

Kings in the AM, Hasinks and Stage will be nice though.
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