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this weekend's goal

Old 09-07-07, 07:44 AM
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this weekend's goal

I'm going to do 2 loops of this, both Saturday and Sunday.

https://toporoute.com/cgi-bin/getSave...MEHJKKFWTIXGRD

Figure what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

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Well.... What if it does kill you?
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Figure what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
Tell that to Stephen H.
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Going cross country instead of Owl Creek Road is going to be tough!

Looks like "fun".
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yeah, for some reason topo route hung up there.

I figure if I can do this I'm ready for Everest Challenge in a couple of weeks.

To add insult to injury, my coach wants me to do an hour recovery ride tommorow night as well.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
yeah, for some reason topo route hung up there.

I figure if I can do this I'm ready for Everest Challenge in a couple of weeks.

To add insult to injury, my coach wants me to do an hour recovery ride tommorow night as well.
Rough guesstimate: 20K ft of climbing in 100 miles.

Tell your coach to go do that, then do an hour recovery ride!

Does sound like a killer workout, just pretend I'm your coach: "You don't need the recovery ride".

(sorry, the recovery ride part is just lame.)
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i think its going to be more around 12-13k, but it's not going to be easy.
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Well.... What if it does kill you?
I call dibbs on the bike. I'm doing Amtrak Century tomorrow - bike Irvine to San Diego then ride Amtrak back on a train set aside just for the bikers.
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is there Beer on the train?
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is there Beer on the train?
Somebody did mention jello shots, but I'm not positive.
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Originally Posted by Dubbayoo
Somebody did mention jello shots, but I'm not positive.

less filling!
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Half way through. Road 105 miles , 11,000 vertical. Bagged the second time up Brasstown though.
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