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Old 02-05-13, 10:38 AM
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Where are you riding this weekend 02/09 & 10 ?

I know its early in the week, but I'm dying to get out for a nice ride since I was captive of my pain cave for 2 straight weeks.



I'm planning on a 15-20 mile loop around Rancho Cucamonga/Fontana via Baseline/Miliken/Banyan and then up to Lytle Creek Firing range and back down on Sunday morning around 7 AM. If anyone wants to ride, let me know. Lesper ?, Mikey or Alex ?
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Tour day palm springs with the family... they're 25-miling it and I'm doing the incredibly hilly century.
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I'll be out at Palm Springs too but (unlike TrojanHorse) I will be doing the mostly flat century. Okay, there are a couple of small climbs, but really . . . mostly flat.

Then I'll be off to the U.K. on business, riding on the left side of the road around St. Albans and up to Hemple Hempsted. Anyone know that area? Should probably try the U.K. forum!

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My Sweetheart and I are going to start including a little more climbing, because she wants to do Mount Laguna in April and l'Etape in May. We'll be riding Twin Oaks Grade between CSUSM and San Elijo probably, and maybe up the steep mutha of Double Peak Drive.

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I plan to ride up double peaks today after work...haul tail through harmony grove before it gets dark first.

Palm springs century for me...haven't rode that far in like 3-4 yrs lol.
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Old 02-05-13, 01:39 PM
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Palm Springs Century for me as well (knock of wood no wind), and then I am going to try the half marathon the day after for the Brick! Anyone else doing the weekend double?
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Doing Palm Springs, the half century for my wife (and her friend) and I.
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Old 02-05-13, 04:11 PM
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Palm Springs for the 25 miler with my 10 yr old, and hopefully GMR Sunday for what appears to be a cold day on the road
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Old 02-05-13, 05:26 PM
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Genaro, if you want to get out of the house so bad why dont you come down to Palm Springs? They have same day registeration and beautiful weather and awesome roads till the last 5 miles of the century and the middle 5 miles. It does get a little crowded.
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Palm Springs is showing a high of 62 with a low of 39! But only 8mph wind. Slight chance of rain Friday evening.
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Tour de Palm Springs seems fairly flat. Does anyone know the elevation gain and the typical finish time? I'm guessing 6-6.5 hours?
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Originally Posted by hamster
Tour de Palm Springs seems fairly flat. Does anyone know the elevation gain and the typical finish time? I'm guessing 6-6.5 hours?
If I remember right, elevation is not much (about 3,000 feet) but more than you'd think . . . or more than I would have thought if I hadn't looked at my Garmin.

Just one long but not steep at all climb in the beginning and then rollies after that.

Finish time varies dramatically with the rider, i.e. not only how fast he/she is on the road, but how long they hang at each of the stops (if at all).

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Originally Posted by Rick@OCRR
If I remember right, elevation is not much (about 3,000 feet) but more than you'd think . . . or more than I would have thought if I hadn't looked at my Garmin.

Just one long but not steep at all climb in the beginning and then rollies after that.

Finish time varies dramatically with the rider, i.e. not only how fast he/she is on the road, but how long they hang at each of the stops (if at all).

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Found the 2012 route in Strava, slightly different from this year, 3500 ft of elevation gain, median finishing time 7:04 and almost everyone was off the course by 8:30.

Also, 173 entries, which means that the actual number of participants going full distance was probably in the 500 to 1000 range. It's going to be crowded.
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Here is my ride front last year but I was of course for just a bit in Bermuda Dunes. This years routes looks to be a bit more straight forward in the La Quinta / Thermal area.
https://app.strava.com/activities/4144237
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Tour de Palm Springs.... hopefully it won't be as windy as it was last year
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Tour de Palm Springs for me. My first century!!!
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Originally Posted by Beachgrad05
Tour de Palm Springs for me. My first century!!!
Good luck. Sure you'll have a blast.

Lesper, no time, no $$$ for this. Maybe next year.
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Originally Posted by Beachgrad05
Tour de Palm Springs for me. My first century!!!
Bring warm clothes. The forecast is for 40 F at the starting line and it won't get above 50 until halfway through the ride.
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Unfortunately working Sunday, Satruday on limited time, will be doing the hills in Rancho again, slightly longer
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Old 02-07-13, 10:20 AM
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I do agree, but it always seem to warm up or at least feel warmer then forecasted.
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Bring warm clothes. The forecast is for 40 F at the starting line and it won't get above 50 until halfway through the ride.
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It's supposed to be clear, so that will definitely make you feel warmer when the sun's hitting you.

7 AM - 42F
8 AM - 46F

It'll probably feel like 50 with the sun, which is manageable even for us southern california weather wimps.
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Everyone riding the PS Cnetury, what time are you starting? There is a 6:30 for Teams and Experianced and also a 7:00 for the lesierly riders. I am aiming for the 6:30.
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Hopefully taking off by 6:00AM or 6:15 at the latest, taking a route around the official start to keep from being in the middle of the mob at the start. That way the riders are more spread out before they start passing us (and, of course, the slower riders never do pass us, so that's good too).

Dress right for early (cold) start. I'll have a wool (short sleeve) base layer, bibs, leg warmers, jersey with arm warmers, light balaclava, long finger glove liners under my gloves, light jacket (shell) and maybe toe covers on my shoes. But that's just me, Your Warmth May Vary . . .

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Old 02-08-13, 12:41 AM
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I'm trying to meet up with some clydes at 6:30 and we'll ride to the start (nothing like extra mileage before and after a century to get the blood pumping) so we'll probably leave at 7. Hopefully before by at least a little bit. Frankly, I like passing people and starting with the unwashed masses gives me my best shot at a few passes. What can I say? I like cheap thrills.
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Yeah and you also get to take advantage of more drafts though out the course. I just hope I catch a bunch on that down hill at about mile 45.
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