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Old 06-25-12, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by mtrider05 View Post
Those stop intervals are pretty normal, especially for a ride with so little climbing. I did a ride recently where the first rest stop came after 25 miles and 4k ft. of climbing.
I had no idea what is typical as this was my first Metric and the Tour of Long Beach had three stops in a 30 mile loop....with the Metric doing two of the 30 mile loops...

My issue was that I had to go the bathroom and riding solo so stopping somewhere was not feasible as had nobody to watch my bike....I took a huge risk at the park I did use the porta johns at as it was just a park on SART and there was nobody with me....my bike could have been GONE....but when you have to go...you have to go...
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Old 06-25-12, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by mtrider05 View Post
Those stop intervals are pretty normal, especially for a ride with so little climbing. I did a ride recently where the first rest stop came after 25 miles and 4k ft. of climbing.
For me that "few" hills they had were KILLERS and they were bunched in one spot on the metric which meant I walked quite a bit at the 39-42 mile point.
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Old 06-25-12, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Beachgrad05 View Post
For me that "few" hills they had were KILLERS and they were bunched in one spot on the metric which meant I walked quite a bit at the 39-42 mile point.
Little in my mind, but that doesn't translate into everyone. Congrats on your first metric btw, time to step up and do an Imperial.
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Old 06-25-12, 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by mtrider05 View Post
time to step up and do an Imperial.
I first read that, and I thought you were suggesting he do Imperial Highway! From the SART cross the 91 and go up - that's quite a challenge.

There are restrooms in the park across from the Honda Center and in a lot of other parks (e.g. HB at the foot of the SART) where there's enough room to take your bike in with you.
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Old 06-26-12, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by haaseg View Post
Apparently a part of your entry fee goes to World Vision.
I was considering doing the ride when it was first announced, but when I saw that, I decided against it. I don't support organizations that tie charity with religious indoctrination.
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Old 06-26-12, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by haaseg View Post
I first read that, and I thought you were suggesting he do Imperial Highway! From the SART cross the 91 and go up - that's quite a challenge.

There are restrooms in the park across from the Honda Center and in a lot of other parks (e.g. HB at the foot of the SART) where there's enough room to take your bike in with you.
Had never ridden on SART before so had no idea where bathrooms might be. I got lucky that when I stopped at that little park with the porta potties that my bike and stuff stayed safe. I heard that about bathrooms by a co-worker who rides on SART frequently....but not until after the fact... LOL
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Old 06-26-12, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by RIRview View Post
I was considering doing the ride when it was first announced, but when I saw that, I decided against it. I don't support organizations that tie charity with religious indoctrination.
Assuming that you mean they do missionary work and "spread the word". Believe me I am not at all religious. I did the ride because it was 1. close to home 2. I would get a jersey, 3. it fit in with my schedule and 4. the route appeared to be relatively flat (joke was on me in some spots).
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Old 06-26-12, 04:26 PM
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How many people attended the event?
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Originally Posted by RIRview View Post
I was considering doing the ride when it was first announced, but when I saw that, I decided against it. I don't support organizations that tie charity with religious indoctrination.
Not all charitable work involves indoctrination, but you wouldn't know that nor would anyone else. There are a lot of fund raisers using rides as a means to get money. We are all responsible for how we donate. I would imagine too many people don't think to take it seriously.
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Old 06-27-12, 04:11 PM
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How many people attended the event?
When I picked up my packet on Friday the lady told me that just over 400 were signed up. So probably somewhere in the 400-500 range I think. I heard they made 600 PB&J sandwiches but not everyone got one at the pit stop they were at (greedy riders toward the front)....heck the first pit stop was cleaned out of everything but a couple granola bars. LOL
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I heard they made 600 PB&J sandwiches but not everyone got one at the pit stop they were at (greedy riders toward the front)....heck the first pit stop was cleaned out of everything but a couple granola bars. LOL
That's not greedy riders, it's poor planning. The organizers should have enough supplies for all of the riders and also have contigency plans if things go wrong. I've been on organized rides in unseasonably hot weather when the organizers ran out of water. There's no excuse for that.
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Old 06-27-12, 11:14 PM
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Originally Posted by GP View Post
That's not greedy riders, it's poor planning. The organizers should have enough supplies for all of the riders and also have contigency plans if things go wrong. I've been on organized rides in unseasonably hot weather when the organizers ran out of water. There's no excuse for that.
+1. Unless it was specified at the time of registration, etc saying there will be per person limit on food, etc..
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