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Old 01-16-17, 09:29 AM
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Anyone doing these rides?

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Old 01-16-17, 02:14 PM
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Sounds like fun,

I've got a couple of hilly half centuries planned up in Portland. And they're just BRUTAL. Almost constant climbing or descending, often > 10%

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And a third one which I haven't done, but I can imagine some punishment.
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Old 01-17-17, 12:54 AM
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planning on doing portions of these rides and even centuries in all 3 applicable areas on mondays or tuesdays but not these specific, organized rides.
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Old 01-18-17, 01:45 PM
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I've done all three in past years and it's a good series of somewhat challenging centuries; without being brutal.

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Originally Posted by Gallo View Post
Anyone doing these rides?
Are you? You might be somewhat lonely out there. 4 guys replied to your post so far and none of them is doing it. If these rides are any indication - the future of cycling in SoCal doesn't look good. I just found out that "The Bear" is dead and it seems like OCW is taking over the BA. I don't know why the decline in participation. Are these rides too hard, too expensive, poorly organized? In my humble opinion - all of the above. I know Rick will call me a wuss for classifying these rides as "too hard", but trust me boet - they are for most normal people.
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I am doing it

I did it in 13

I think they are not easy but manageable

I very well might be lonely but I will have my bike to keep me company
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Old 01-23-17, 03:18 AM
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can only speak for myself but i prefer to do hard, long rides generally solo. my sched doesn't permit me to do "organized" rides (invariably
falling on the weekend) more than once or twice a year. i think i'm in the minority. not a ton of riders out on the weekdays but there are always a handful.
as exciting as it is to do some hc climb with 100+ other riders, i'm generally too cheap to pay for it when i can do it on my time/dime. exception(s)
would be complete road closures and/or a really unique event. at this point, the only (unorganized) group event i actively try to schedule is the gmr/grr
4th of july road closure ride to the ski lifts and back
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I know Rick will call me a wuss for classifying these rides as "too hard", but trust me boet - they are for most normal people.
Jimmy, I know you have done The Bear several times, not sure about your history on the other KOM rides but I'm sure you could finish them all in a decent time. Okay, most "normal people" don't even ride bicycles; for sure any of these rides would be impossible for them.

But . . . any decently experienced rider, with some hill-climb training under their wheels could finish under the time limit for any KOM rides or Ride Around the Bear.

I'd heard about OCW taking over Breathless Agony but not about OCW cancelling RATB. Sorry to hear that; I've ridden it 12 times and always enjoyed it.

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Originally Posted by Rick@OCRR View Post
I'd heard about OCW taking over Breathless Agony but not about OCW cancelling RATB. Sorry to hear that; I've ridden it 12 times and always enjoyed it.
I don't know if the "Bear" is dead for good, I just don't see it on the OCW event list. I've done it 5 or 6 times, but not much of a fan. Traffic is **** on Hwy 330 and too much climbing for my liking.
When it comes to choose organized rides, one mandatory condition for me is what ooga-booga said - complete road closures. That's why I drive all the way to AZ to do an organized ride. They had a good idea here in OC - the "King of the toll". If I remember correctly, it was supposed to be a 50-miler on the 73 toll road, completely closed to cars. Bummer the idea didn't materialize, not sure why.
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Ugh, flat riding on a closed highway... That could be why it didn't materialize. One step up from that is an organized ride that does laps to get 100 miles. (e.g. taste the coast)

Although while commuting to work I sometimes let my mind wander and think we'll be better off when all the gas is gone and we have all those highways to ourselves.
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Did it last year, doing it this year. (Stage 1 and 3 of course as a double)
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Ugh, flat riding on a closed highway... That could be why it didn't materialize. One step up from that is an organized ride that does laps to get 100 miles.
The course was supposed to be on the CA-73 between Bison and Crown Valley - 24 miles lap with about 2,200' feet of climbing. I wouldn't call it flat.

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Although while commuting to work I sometimes let my mind wander and think we'll be better off when all the gas is gone and we have all those highways to ourselves.
True dat!
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[QUOTE=TrojanHorse; Although while commuting to work I sometimes let my mind wander and think we'll be better off when all the gas is gone and we have all those highways to ourselves.[/QUOTE]

When the gas is gone all the cars will be electric (or hydrogen) but they'll still be there. Unfortunately.

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