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Old 04-12-10, 10:16 PM
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Wow. I am flippin' impressed!
I was on I5 driving back from a journalism conference in LA. The highway wind was a nightmare. I can't imagine how you all roe through that mess. If anyone ever says HTFU to you, just laugh.
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Old 04-12-10, 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by cccorlew
Wow. I am flippin' impressed!
I was on I5 driving back from a journalism conference in LA. The highway wind was a nightmare. I can't imagine how you all roe through that mess. If anyone ever says HTFU to you, just laugh.
+1. I was driving up from LA Sunday ... left at noon, to try to beat the rain. Well, when it wasn't raining, the wind was gusting harder than I can remember ... lucky I wasn't driving a truck.
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Old 04-13-10, 09:17 AM
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My buddy and I finished the 100k in pouring rain. The winds were strong but not that bad because it was mainly either a straight head wind or a tail wind. There was only one section of the course, can't remember where, where the wind was a heavy crosswind during a steep, short downhill. That was the only time I felt worried about getting blown over.

Climbing up and descending Palomares was a love hate experience. The route from the first rest stop to the second and third was great because of the tail wind. But as soon as we made our left to Palomares and start the climb, HEADWIND all the way to the top. Thats also when the heavy rain started to come down. Palomares was as difficult and steep as I remember from 2 years ago.

As we descended the same wind and heavy rain made for an interesting and exciting descent. We bombed down that hill and was able to catch up and pass some other riders that left us on the climbs. It was great!

Dchiefransom, I thought the way the course was marked was excellent. Not once did we feel lost. The arrows on the pavement were clear and those huge arrows showing the turns are clear and concise. The food and refreshment at the rest stops were plenty and good. Those PB&J sandwiches really hit the spot. And coffee. Mmmmmm, coffee.

Gatorade should be enough at the rest stops, IMO. The problem with energy drinks is that some people does not have the tolerance for them. Last thing you want are people complaining about stomach problems because of what was offered at the rest stops. My 2 cents.
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A complete circle with a headwind all the way, nice.

I was going to let the weather decide if I did 100k or 70k. Weather wasn't really too bad but the wind was a real "drag." However my freshly built up bike intervened, my handlebars kept coming loose - kinda sucked. I kept hitting them before a descent and just as I was about to go down into Sunol, down they went. So I packed it in and by the time I was hitting the highway the rain was really starting to come down. Then I went to the bike shop and explained my problem. I am riding Tierra Bella (supposed to be 75!) and will be nervous about the handlebars until it never happens again. Carbon stem, carbon bars.
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Originally Posted by danec99
A complete circle with a headwind all the way, nice.

I was going to let the weather decide if I did 100k or 70k. Weather wasn't really too bad but the wind was a real "drag." However my freshly built up bike intervened, my handlebars kept coming loose - kinda sucked. I kept hitting them before a descent and just as I was about to go down into Sunol, down they went. So I packed it in and by the time I was hitting the highway the rain was really starting to come down. Then I went to the bike shop and explained my problem. I am riding Tierra Bella (supposed to be 75!) and will be nervous about the handlebars until it never happens again. Carbon stem, carbon bars.
Is there any room in there at all? If you can find a really thin sheet of rubber gasket material, I'd try making a shim of that. There's a reason that use the rubber shims on light mounts and computer mounts.
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