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Posted By kjfitz

Thanks! Up until this year I mostly only...

Thanks!

Up until this year I mostly only rode long 5+ hour rides on the weekends and little or nothing during the week to train. That worked well enough to comfortably finish all the brevets but...
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Posted By kjfitz

I finished my third SR in three years and then...

I finished my third SR in three years and then rode my first 1200k last month.

I wrote up the ride here:

http://kjfitz.tumblr.com/post/54640029583/2013-gold-rush-randonnee-1200k
07-17-13, 04:53 PM
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Posted By kjfitz

There are plenty of hotels in Minden, NV too...

There are plenty of hotels in Minden, NV too which is a very short drive away.
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Posted By kjfitz

Nothing has come close to beating the 15 mile...

Nothing has come close to beating the 15 mile "epic long rides" I take with my six year old. Best two hours of the week. :)
11-03-10, 05:46 PM
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Posted By kjfitz

My RLS is an uncontrollable - almost...

My RLS is an uncontrollable - almost vibration-like - sensation under under kneecaps. My legs don't twitch and they aren't sore. But the desire or need to move them is overwhelming.

From...
11-01-10, 01:49 PM
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Posted By kjfitz

I find Canada Dry Tonic Water works for me. My...

I find Canada Dry Tonic Water works for me. My father's doctor put him on it and says it is the quinine in it that is the active ingredient.
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Posted By kjfitz

He was at the end of a 100 mile training ride. ...

He was at the end of a 100 mile training ride. It was his first time back on a bike since chemotherapy. He was in his cool down and lives half way up the hill. That's why you never saw him at the...
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Posted By kjfitz

You can definitely do it. As many on this forum...

You can definitely do it. As many on this forum can tell you, they've done it too.

Four years ago I weighed 236 and got almost no exercise. I was taking multiple high blood pressure medicines.
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Posted By kjfitz

About 2 or 3 in the morning Sunday between Lompoc...

About 2 or 3 in the morning Sunday between Lompoc and Buellton I felt like I was surrounded by coyotes. I only saw two but I could hear them close and far. None chased me but they still added life...
09-03-10, 11:46 AM
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Posted By kjfitz

Anyone else doing the Monterey Bay 400K

Anyone else doing the Monterey Bay 400K (http://www.bikeroutetoaster.com/Course.aspx?course=173081) this weekend?

This will be my first 400K and first ride over 200 miles. I'm shooting for 19...
08-23-10, 12:50 PM
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Posted By kjfitz

Greenfield 300K

This weekend was the Santa Cruz Randonneurs Greenfield 300K. If you regular double century riders haven't done any brevets I highly recommend them. A bit more paper work but some great people to...
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Posted By kjfitz

+1 The sooner you embrace the wet the more...

+1

The sooner you embrace the wet the more comfortable you'll be. The trick isn't so much to stay dry as it is to stay warm. You'll be wet through all your layers but so what. Embrace the wet...
08-13-10, 10:25 AM
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Posted By kjfitz

First, good job increasing your distance. ...

First, good job increasing your distance. :thumb:

Getting from 25 to 50 was harder for me than going from 100 to 200. I wasn't eating enough. I eventually realized that about 45 to 50 miles was...
08-13-10, 10:08 AM
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Posted By kjfitz

I use the whey powder for recovery with good...

I use the whey powder for recovery with good results. I'm not sure what the chemistry is here but do you reak of ammonia after a hard workout? I found that with whey protein I do but with soy...
08-13-10, 10:02 AM
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Posted By kjfitz

All scoops are not made equal. :) When I...

All scoops are not made equal. :)

When I say scoop for the GNC product I'm just talking about the scoop that comes with it when I buy it. It is appx. 1/4 cup. More important is the number of...
08-12-10, 05:57 PM
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Posted By kjfitz

Hey hobkirk, maybe I can help give you a place to...

Hey hobkirk, maybe I can help give you a place to start from...

I did five double centuries last year and am mid way through an SR (200K, 300K, 400K and 600K) this year on my own maltodextrin mix....
08-11-10, 09:45 AM
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Posted By kjfitz

Here is a simple thought experiment. According...

Here is a simple thought experiment. According to calculations derived from your power meter you say you are "burning" 500 calories per hour. Sit on your bike in the garage all day without turning...
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Posted By kjfitz

+1 I got a Brooks B17 and it felt perfect...

+1

I got a Brooks B17 and it felt perfect from the first minute. I rode it for two years through a season of centuries and double centuries. Due to recent surgery near my tender bits I've...
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Posted By kjfitz

Wasn't it Woody Allen who siad "Don't knock solo...

Wasn't it Woody Allen who siad "Don't knock solo riding — it's riding with someone I love." (or something like that) :)

Actually I prefer solo riding when given the choice. However when I find...
07-21-10, 05:11 PM
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Posted By kjfitz

I'll be doing the Moss Beach 200K...

I'll be doing the Moss Beach 200K (http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united-states/ca/santa-cruz/304127957782952732). It isn't too late to join us (http://www.santacruzrandonneurs.org/).

-- Kevin
07-12-10, 12:27 PM
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Posted By kjfitz

DR 2010 has been redeemed. Last year I finished...

DR 2010 has been redeemed. Last year I finished but it was my most hated ride to date and I've never felt good about it. This year went much better. I was slow (I have never climbed well) but an...
07-12-10, 12:14 PM
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Posted By kjfitz

Hey i think i saw you fly by. I was at the...

Hey i think i saw you fly by. I was at the bottom of the return from Monitor in the mini rest area waiting for my buddy to catch up. i was wearing the new jersey. i saw someone fly by in the new...
07-02-10, 07:06 PM
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Posted By kjfitz

I got mine in the mail today! I'll wear it on...

I got mine in the mail today! I'll wear it on Diablo tomorrow morning.
07-02-10, 01:57 PM
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Posted By kjfitz

Team Blue Whale. Were you running SAG on the...

Team Blue Whale. Were you running SAG on the DMD? I was working the Patterson Pass water stop this year and i think we talked there.
07-02-10, 09:51 AM
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Posted By kjfitz

Thanks! I'll definitely wear it on DR if it gets...

Thanks! I'll definitely wear it on DR if it gets here by then.
07-01-10, 05:58 PM
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Posted By kjfitz

I did it last year. It is a great ride. ...

I did it last year. It is a great ride. Unfortunately this year it is the weekend before the Furnace Creek 508. I don't want to be doing a double, then FC508 the next weekend and then a 600K the...
07-01-10, 05:55 PM
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Posted By kjfitz

Unless you make arrangements with them in advance...

Unless you make arrangements with them in advance you have to pick up your packets by Friday at 7:00 pm.

Also be sure to remember to bring the paperwork they sent you in the mail. Without it they...
06-29-10, 05:34 PM
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Posted By kjfitz

Death Ride - Who's In?

Two weeks to go. Who is signed up?

I told myself last year that I wasn't going to do it again this year. Then I had prostate cancer surgery three months ago and decided this would be a good...
06-04-10, 09:09 AM
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Posted By kjfitz

Yeah, I quoted that from the info page but...

Yeah, I quoted that from the info page but couldn't remember attending it myself last year either. I'm pretty sure we just mounted up and ride away. We left around the same time you did and found...
06-03-10, 11:36 AM
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Posted By kjfitz

i don't think Scott has a hard "registration is...

i don't think Scott has a hard "registration is open" date since he just collects entries by mail. Here is the Knoxville Info Page (http://www.quackcyclists.com/Knoxville.cfm) for 2010. And here is...
06-02-10, 03:50 PM
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Posted By kjfitz

I did it last year. I had problems on the...

I did it last year. I had problems on the Knoxville climb due to pushing too hard in the heat. Other than that I enjoyed the ride. Even though it is a hard-ish ride it is one of the good ones for...
05-18-10, 11:44 AM
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Posted By kjfitz

I love the route. I've made the Grizzly Peak...

I love the route. I've made the Grizzly Peak north loop my regular long training ride out of Alameda. I also recommend the Wine Country Century. They make a great back-to-back pair of rides...
05-04-10, 03:27 PM
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Posted By kjfitz

So this weekend i did one of my hardest and...

So this weekend i did one of my hardest and scariest rides to date.

I climbed on my trainer and rode for twenty minutes. I even did three four-minute climbing sprints.

It was my first ride...
04-03-10, 12:03 PM
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Posted By kjfitz

Just sent my order through PayPal. Thanks for...

Just sent my order through PayPal. Thanks for doing this!
04-02-10, 12:05 PM
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Views: 1,363
Posted By kjfitz

I'll be at the Patterson Pass water stop. See...

I'll be at the Patterson Pass water stop. See y'all there.
03-26-10, 05:44 PM
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Posted By kjfitz

Not a big fan of this one. The whole "Nor Cal"...

Not a big fan of this one. The whole "Nor Cal" gets lost and looks like Noal with a splash in the middle. Sorry.
03-24-10, 10:47 PM
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Posted By kjfitz

Wow. Very professional looking. This could be...

Wow. Very professional looking. This could be my new Jersey of choice on events.
03-24-10, 09:03 AM
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Posted By kjfitz

I'd be up for one jersey.

I'd be up for one jersey.
03-23-10, 04:11 PM
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Posted By kjfitz

I almost always do it counter clockwise. Canyon...

I almost always do it counter clockwise. Canyon is fun going clockwise but I don't care for the descent from Skyline and I like the climb up to Skyline. I like the Pinehurst Bump between Canyon and...
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Posted By kjfitz

Decrease in speed over multiple day events

For good or for bad I'm obsessed with numbers related to my riding. Before the ride I plot out my expected time on a control by control basis. It gives me something to shoot for and I'm usually...
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Posted By kjfitz

Bicycling is no different that the rest of life. ...

Bicycling is no different that the rest of life. Many people 'want to belong' so they adopt a similar set of values and prejudices. To make themselves feel more confident and build up their self...
12-17-09, 01:46 PM
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Views: 2,617
Posted By kjfitz

We stayed in Minden, NV last year. There are a...

We stayed in Minden, NV last year. There are a bunch of new hotels there and it was a very fast, flat and straight drive to the start of the ride.
12-10-09, 09:20 PM
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Views: 2,617
Posted By kjfitz

I'm in but I think medical issues may have me off...

I'm in but I think medical issues may have me off bike for six months or so.

Which reminds me...

Public Service Announcement:
If you are over forty I STRONGLY recommend getting your PSA ...
12-09-09, 03:50 PM
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Views: 2,617
Posted By kjfitz

Death Ride 2010

Don't forget that the registration for The Death Ride (http://www.deathride.com/) starts (and quickly ends) tomorrow, December 10 at 10am. This year unlike last year there is only one registration...
11-24-09, 11:34 AM
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Views: 4,334
Posted By kjfitz

This has been a rather low profile case. The...

This has been a rather low profile case. The rumors of the arrest were floating around before news was released. When the arrest was made there was no public announcement. Articles after the...
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Posted By kjfitz

A bit unconventional maybe but I've found it very...

A bit unconventional maybe but I've found it very useful to track down and read as many 1200k ride reports as i can find. PBP, Cascade, Rocky Mountain, etc. I've learned a whole lot from them. ...
11-20-09, 05:08 PM
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Posted By kjfitz

Hi Alex, Welcome to Alameda! While I don't...

Hi Alex,

Welcome to Alameda! While I don't ride with them the Alameda bike club Team Alameda (http://www.teamalameda.org/index.php) seems pretty active. I see them meeting up in fair sized...
11-19-09, 10:06 AM
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Views: 1,413
Posted By kjfitz

There is a "Quick Navigation" button in the lower...

There is a "Quick Navigation" button in the lower right that will get you back to the NoCal forum.
11-16-09, 02:47 PM
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Posted By kjfitz

I did five last year (first year of doubles.) ...

I did five last year (first year of doubles.)

Death Valley - Spring - not too difficult. All the climbing was between mile 45 and 100.
Davis - Was very hot but not too difficult
Mt Tam - I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-09, 02:13 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 14,974
Posted By kjfitz

Thanks for doing that. You should send Chris...

Thanks for doing that. You should send Chris Kostman (http://www.adventurecorps.com/who/contact.html) a link to it so he can add it here. (http://www.the508.com/articles/index.html)
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