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Old 05-19-13, 11:19 AM
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Great Day for riding yesterday. The wind was an x factor but not unexpected. It blew me up Heartbreak and then was in my face as I descended from it, I'll take that any day as opposed to the opposite. It seemed to change direction on a whim. The downhill from check point one was spectacular. Amazing views and the landscape variation from top to bottom was certainly a special treat.

Got me some socks that with all registration and travel fees I am estimating at $ 665.00 or $ 332.50 per pair including the BA socks

Registration $ 270 Hotels $ 120 meals while travelling $ 75 Gas $ 100.00

Being able to wear the socks with pride priceless

The last ride did finish on my 50th birthday and is the best gift I could ask for.

That and the 12 year old single malt
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Old 05-19-13, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by hamster View Post
You mean the ones where you had to pedal downhill into stiff headwind, or the ones where descents suddenly turned into 10% climbs? Vistas were good though. - what wind ????
Also, I'm definitely keeping the 42/28 crank. - throw a 11 -32 on it and your good for everything

BTW, stop 2 wasn't doing too good as far as restrooms went either. There was one unmarked restroom, there was a line and I heard that the toilet wasn't flushing. I saw more than one guy sneak out behind the building and come back a few minutes later.
yikes !!
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Old 05-19-13, 04:22 PM
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Hey, maybe they just went there to look around and to shoot some pictures of the orchard, what do I know?
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Old 05-19-13, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by m2tiguy View Post
yikes !!
Hey Kurt, Vic volunteered you to climb Horseshoe Meadows the day before your "easy" Eastern sierra double. See ya there.;0)
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Old 05-19-13, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by vertical bob View Post
Hey Kurt, Vic volunteered you to climb Horseshoe Meadows the day before your "easy" Eastern sierra double. See ya there.;0)
You guys are nuts!

I'm really considering that too if I find time, but I wouldn't do it any later than Wednesday.
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Old 05-20-13, 12:43 AM
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Originally Posted by vertical bob View Post
Hey Kurt, Vic volunteered you to climb Horseshoe Meadows the day before your "easy" Eastern sierra double. See ya there.;0)
Ouch!
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Old 05-20-13, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by vertical bob View Post
Hey Kurt, Vic volunteered you to climb Horseshoe Meadows the day before your "easy" Eastern sierra double. See ya there.;0)
Guess I'll have to set up some sales calls in Mammoth on Friday to get out of that !!
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Old 05-20-13, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by m2tiguy View Post
Guess I'll have to set up some sales calls in Mammoth on Friday to get out of that !!
No problem we will be done early, you can still make your calls.
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Old 05-25-13, 05:36 PM
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ok, but the lifts may still be spinning after all so I'll just go ski instead - - I can see the guilt trip coming !!!!
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Old 06-17-13, 11:02 AM
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As soon as my 55T comes in I will be going for a Strava Kom down torrey pines on the 101. My best speed on a 53/12 on my old steel bike was 58mph, I am shooting for 70mph top with 45 avg. I may have to get a 10T for the rear, I do not know yet-David
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Old 06-17-13, 11:28 AM
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I don't think I would want to go that fast on a bike unless the road is freshly paved and the bike is brand new.
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Old 06-17-13, 01:00 PM
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The road sucks, so it gets pretty hairy. What good is life if you can't make your ******* pucker a few times.
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70 mph on Torrey Pines isn't going to happen without a monster tailwind or unless you draft a truck. And there are no monster tailwinds on Torrey Pines (it is in the wrong direction, winds are east-west and it is north-south).

P.S. you should still get a shot at a KOM if you bring aero bars and do a strong launch that puts you over 30 mph by the beginning of the downhill.

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