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Old 03-17-07, 08:03 PM
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Palomar Century Training Ride March 18, 2007

I know it is late notice. I will be riding a Palomar Century tomorrow.

The stats are simple 100 miles/ 10,000 of climbing. I will leave at 8am (you get a chance to sleep in this time) from Nytro bike shop on the PCH in Encinitas. Address is 940 S. Coast Hwy 101, 92024

This is a difficult training ride and regroupings are minimal and stops are very short. Estimated time is seven hours round trip. If you are interested PM me and I will give you my cell and any other details.

Here is a link if you need more info on the mountain. https://www.epictrain.com/palomar_mountain.html
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Are you sick or just plain mental???

It is St. Patty's Day and I plan on drinking far too much green beer to attend this event!
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He's both! No really, this is a great route, and riding it with George is great because he knows it like the back of his hand. Just be prepared to ride fast and don't plan to have stops that last any longer than four minutes, which is when George's Cycleops hits sleep mode. Not to mention, he has to be back to eat charred dead animals at Dan's at 3:00. Bring plenty of gels because he's not kidding when he says that stops are minimal...a good workout is guaranteed!!!
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here i've been feeling good about how well i'm progressing with getting back into shape. i've even fantasized once or twice about effortlessly climbing palomar as i would have a year ago. funny, though... once i read george's post, only two words came to mind...

"screw that..."

maybe next month
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Poor George is getting a reputation around here.
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seriously, if you remember what i looked like last july, just add a nice spare tire and hairy legs to the image and that's what i look like now. ain't a pretty sight

i'm getting there, though!
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It's okay Jason...I was up a few pounds and I'm getting all soft and mushy...it's not pretty either. I do shave my legs though. I have been neglecting the gym and my muscles are revolting...but no more! Need to get back in shape, cycling alone isn't doing it for me.
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Next Sunday will be bad enough, trying to not fall too far behind despite a 1.5 hour head start. No need to kill myself two weekends in a row.
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Originally Posted by Extort
Are you sick or just plain mental???

It is St. Patty's Day and I plan on drinking far too much green beer to attend this event!

I have to train hard. I don't have the natural gift of climbing. So I am neither sick nor mental. No...just your average Joe....
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No...just your average Joe....
Liar. <~~~yes...I know that you have to train hard...but you're not average!
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Originally Posted by Vireo
I have to train hard. I don't have the natural gift of climbing. So I am neither sick nor mental. No...just your average Joe....
While you are just a regular guy and anyone can become as good as you, you have dedicated your time towards training to be the best endurance cyclist that you can be. therefore, you blow the socks off most of us...

If it was any day besides the 18th, I'd be up for the challenge and will gladly try to keep up.
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Originally Posted by Extort
While you are just a regular guy and anyone can become as good as you, you have dedicated your time towards training to be the best endurance cyclist that you can be. therefore, you blow the socks off most of us...

If it was any day besides the 18th, I'd be up for the challenge and will gladly try to keep up.
Thank you for the kind words.

well... don't fret. As we progress through the season, the Palomar Century becomes a weekly training ride and you can join in the fun. And then of course the repeats will begin...
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Originally Posted by Vireo
I have to train hard. I don't have the natural gift of climbing. So I am neither sick nor mental. No...just your average Joe....
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Originally Posted by voltman
Sandbagger!

you may think so (sandbagger) but I was slow as pooh 4 years ago. I have ridden at least 8,000 miles and as much as 10,000 miles every year over the past 4 years with my climbing increasing from 200,000 feet a year to over 650,000 feet last year...while losing 35 pounds.

Something magical happens if people would just ride their bikes and stop whining about how they can't "fill in the blank"
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Originally Posted by Vireo
Something magical happens if people would just ride their bikes and stop whining about how they can't "fill in the blank"

Ahhhhh, and there in lies the reason I continued my ride yesterday even though my legs didnt want too. I suffered the entire ride, using granny far more then ever before, but I was proud and confident when I completed the ride. knowing that it'll make a difference. They say clyde's cant climb, I refuse to believe that.
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Originally Posted by Vireo
you may think so (sandbagger) but I was slow as pooh 4 years ago. I have ridden at least 8,000 miles and as much as 10,000 miles every year over the past 4 years with my climbing increasing from 200,000 feet a year to over 650,000 feet last year...while losing 35 pounds.

Something magical happens if people would just ride their bikes and stop whining about how they can't "fill in the blank"
I was slow as pooh 4 years ago when I first started cycling (although Pooh might be offended by both of us calling him slow). I have ridden oodles of miles and more miles than the average Joe every year over the past 4 years. My climbing (no idea how much, I just follow the mountain goats) has increased tremendously from when I started and was doing repeats on the east side of the Rose Bowl (that TOO is a hill...just a slight one)...while losing 30 pounds and gaining 10 back...losing 4...gaining six...losing two...gaining 3 (you do the math because I can't).

My something magical does not include 100 miles with 10K feet of climbing on a regular basis, and don't even try the "repeats" crap. No offense, Vireo, but you live to cycle (you train others, do you not?), are built differently than most and we mere mortals simply cannot do what you do. Some of us don't even want to do it (where is the fun in cycling? And, you know, a few folks on here could call me a big fat hypocrite right now - only careful with the use of "fat" as I'm a bit sensitive at the moment - but I have recently started to think about why I'm riding like I have been).

I saw Keith on the ride yesterday and was in awe (yet again) of his unbelievable abilities. His legs are not human. At the cafe, I asked what he thought I should do in terms of training for the upcoming Solvang and Hemet doubles and he gave some simple, realistic advice for someone of my level, even though he is so far beyond it. He could still relate...
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i'm not slow as pooh. i'm just pooh.
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Okay, you're not pooh, per se...


I was really concurring with:
"Screw that"
Remembering with I looked like (in December, actually) but with a spare tire and hairy legs.
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Sounds like a couple of people have been eating too many greasy pork sandwiches served up in dirty ashtrays!
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"How about a nice, greasy cold pork sandwich, served in a dirty ashtray?"


"Hey! That looks pretty good."
(throws egg at ceiling, egg falls into pan)
"Why don't you make yourself one, dikweed."


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Originally Posted by Extort
Sounds like a couple of people have been eating too many greasy pork sandwiches served up in dirty ashtrays!
Originally Posted by Mo'Phat
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"Hey! That looks pretty good."
(throws egg at ceiling, egg falls into pan)
"Why don't you make yourself one, dikweed."


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