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Old 01-06-15, 11:54 AM
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2015 KOM & Triple Crown Training

Well the new year is upon us and for those of us doing any of those crazy bike challenges feel free to post your rides. Hopefully we can motivate each other and possible see each other on the road. This year my big goal is to complete the Alta Alpina 8 Pass Double Century. That being one of the hardest double centuries I will be doing a lot of hard centuries to prepare. Someone also through out the idea of doing the Everest Challenge since I will be in shape.

So here are my plans:
-Tour de Palm Springs
-Camino Real Double
-S. Inyo Double
-Mulholland Challenge
-Breathless Agony
-Ride Around the Bear
-Grand Tour (if it does not conflict with AA)
-Alta Alpine Double
-Mammoth Fall Century or Everest Challenge
-Grizzly Century
-Bass Lake Double
-Death Valley Fall Double (if it is held)

So if you got a ride coming up post it, maybe we can ride with you. If you are getting a room, maybe we can split the costs. Lets take advantage of this community. Have fun and be safe.
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My heavy targets include

12hr of Temecula #1 (MTB race) Jan 31st, usually 9-11 miles and 1000-1200ft vert per lap pending how they setup the course, 50ish min a lap
Spy Belgiun Waffle Ride (mixed road and dirt) April 26 2014 Spy Belgian Waffle Ride - Slowtwitch.com
12hr of Temecula #2 June 6th (long shot i have a kid with an ETA of 6/15
12hr of Temecula #3 Nov 7th

and various MTB races through out the yr
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They Spy ride looks like fun but I try to keep my road bike off the dirt.
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How about Heartbreak 100? You need it to complete KOM series.

According to the last triple crown email, Grand Tour does coincide with AA.
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Did the KOM three years ago and I would rather be on Mt Baldy watching the pros as that is the same day as HH. As for AA if it conflicts it governs. I have ridden GT twice now. That is why there are 6 doubles listed since I am probaly not doign GT. I hope to \DV we will see. And I want to volunteer ESD.
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Originally Posted by Lesper4 View Post
They Spy ride looks like fun but I try to keep my road bike off the dirt.
that's what I used to say until I did the LA Rapha race, 30mile off road on 23c tubeless tires + 70mi paved, we hit 10k ft vertical by mile 55 LOL
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Ok I am planning on:

Jan: Adobo Velo TdFr Castaic Lake, 100 miles/10k ft
Feb: Camino Real Double
Mar: Solvang Double
Apr: Mulholland Challenge
May: Breathless Agony & Heartbreak Hundred
June: Maybe Grand Tour Double
July: Death Ride
September: Knoxville Double
October: Death Valley Double if it happens, otherwise Solvang Fall Double
Dec: Dead of Winter if I did not manage the Grand Tour. I'll volunteer for one or the other because I'm going for CTC Gold.

I might try to squeeze in anothe TdFr ride later in the year, those dates aren't set yet, so its hard to say. All subject to change of course. Don't hold me to it.

Already working with a coach. He has me doing cruel intervals, trying to increase my aerobic conditioning so that I fare better at altitude during the Death Ride.
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Old 01-08-15, 10:18 AM
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TdFr is an awesome ride, I road it last year but I am hesitant to ask again so I am trying to get a group together to ride it later in the year.

When I did White Mountain Double last year the altitude did not even bother me surprisingly. Maybe it was the Mammoth Century the week before and double onyx summit the week before that or just training. No matter what the Death Ride or AA are both all at altitude.

Solvang spring was my first ever double, so it did not taste that good in my mouth. I imagine it would be much more enjoyable now.
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The Camino Real double is for sure since I've paid for that one! I think my wife signed us up for the Palm Springs Century too, but that's such an easy ride it hardly counts.

Thinking about Spring Solvang double too since I missed it last year. Hemet is always fun, but like Camino and Spring Solvang, a fairly easy double.

Last year I rode Devil Mountain for the first time and it was brutal (that's BRUTAL) but I did finish (in 22 hours 18 minutes if I recall correctly). I think it was the extreme cold even more than the 20,000+ feet of climbing in 206 miles that slowed me down.

So . . . not being bright enough to learn from (Brutal) experience, I was thinking about riding Devil Mountain again. Esp. since it's part of the Stage Race, which I've never completed. If, and only if I finish DMD again, I will try Terrible Two (the 2nd race in the Stage Race Series) and if, and only if, I finish Terrible Two under the time limit, I will enter Mt. Tam double (which, honestly, I've done twice before) to complete the Stage Race.

I'll probably ride Eastern Sierra double since I like it so much (except for the head wind finish into Bishop) since I missed it last year, then I can't skip the Grand Tour (my wife is riding that one too), which leaves Knoxville and Bass Lake as the two "almost for sure" doubles to ride.

Beyond all that, probably Breathless Agony (which I worked last year even though there was no organized worker's ride), perhaps Ride Around the Bear and whatever else comes along, sounds like fun, and is what I consider do-able.

Everest Challenge? I don't think so. Alta Alpina . . . probably not.

Plans subject to change, of course, but that's a good solid rough idea.

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TdFr is an awesome ride, I road it last year but I am hesitant to ask again so I am trying to get a group together to ride it later in the year.

When I did White Mountain Double last year the altitude did not even bother me surprisingly. Maybe it was the Mammoth Century the week before and double onyx summit the week before that or just training. No matter what the Death Ride or AA are both all at altitude.

Solvang spring was my first ever double, so it did not taste that good in my mouth. I imagine it would be much more enjoyable now.
Are you fishing for a TdFr invite? I have already invited someone, but he has a knee injury, if he can't make it and you want an invite let me know. Or for $50 you could join the club & ride all four TdFr this year.

I DNF Tour de Big Bear in a lightning & rain storm on top of Onxy Summit, so I actually wouldn't mind returning to the scene of that crime. I think I could fit that in actually, I'll have to see.

Aside from Ride Around the Bear & Tour de Big Bear (and lots of training rides at Mt Pinos & Mt Abel), I didn't have too much experience with altitude. I rode the Mammoth Fall Century last year & found it difficult, the headwinds in the middle 60% of the course got to me. That, plus the altitude, it was tough. So this year I'm going to work really hard on building aerobic capacity before my big altitude event, ie the Death Ride. Hopefully that will help.
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Old 01-09-15, 02:52 PM
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No thanks, Plus I committed to the Janus century (Jan 17th) on the same day I think. I would love to join AV but I just don't seem to ride with them that much except for maybe on double centuries. And also I just sprained me knee today on the jobsite so we will see if it will be ready to ride this weekend.

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Are you fishing for a TdFr invite? I have already invited someone, but he has a knee injury, if he can't make it and you want an invite let me know. Or for $50 you could join the club & ride all four TdFr this year.
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No thanks, Plus I committed to the Janus century (Jan 17th) on the same day I think. I would love to join AV but I just don't seem to ride with them that much except for maybe on double centuries. And also I just sprained me knee today on the jobsite so we will see if it will be ready to ride this weekend.
Its Jan 31, actually. You could do both.
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Old 01-11-15, 02:13 PM
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OK, we will see. A friend of mine just joined (Karen) as well and was wondering when the ride would be.
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Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
Its Jan 31, actually. You could do both.
If you're referencing the Janus Century, the dates are Jan. 17th, Anti-Clockwise route and Jan. 18th for the Clockwise.

I like the Anti-Clockwise because I get to climb Potrero . . . but that's just me . Some riders ride both days.

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Originally Posted by Rick@OCRR View Post
If you're referencing the Janus Century, the dates are Jan. 17th, Anti-Clockwise route and Jan. 18th for the Clockwise.

I like the Anti-Clockwise because I get to climb Potrero . . . but that's just me . Some riders ride both days.

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Nope, I was referring to the TdFr. Its on Jan 31.
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still trying to work up my dirt endurance for the 31st
1/10~
Distance 23.6mi
Moving Time 3:00:33
Elevation 3,698ft
Speed 7.9mi/h 25.7mi/h
Heart Rate 150bpm 177bpm
Calories 1,904
Temperature 63℉
Elapsed Time 3:15:35
Bike: F29
Comments: bit of endurance pace for 3 hours, goal was NOT to get into the red but don't ez pedal either. HRM data looks good on that front.

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my kind of terrain is the race on?
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Its at Lake Vail. If you ride fontana allot, think of a longer, flowy and faster version but with more climbing. Each laps is 9-11 miles and roughly 1k ft per lap. I'd say about 75% singletrack
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Never ridden over there before, I have seen rocks in pictures and I would prefer not to. I need someone to give me a tour some day.
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For those who mentioned the Fall Death Valley Double, it does not look good. The Park Service added a sh1t ton of requirements to get a pass approved, making it very difficult to schedule any organized cycling ride in DV this year.
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For those who mentioned the Fall Death Valley Double, it does not look good. The Park Service added a sh1t ton of requirements to get a pass approved, making it very difficult to schedule any organized cycling ride in DV this year.


Solvang Fall Double then for me.
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Never ridden over there before, I have seen rocks in pictures and I would prefer not to. I need someone to give me a tour some day.

fontana? The rocks are part of the Downhill course and can be pretty nar at speeds. XC course goes no were near those rocks
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And so the centuries begin, 5 straight weeks leading up to Camino Real. Absolutely awesome weather this weekend for riding.
https://www.strava.com/activities/242448120
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I rode the Camino Real training ride (Northern Half) on Saturday; a ride organized by Lois Ruben for several riders who haven't done a double before and others who have not ridden Camino Real before. Here it is on Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/243042172

Then Sunday I rode the Janus Century from the opposite direction at Lesper4. Here it is on Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/243042192

Beautiful weather on both days; a tad chilly starting out but excellent riding weather once the day warmed up at bit.

Lois is planning a Southern Half of the Camino Real training ride for next weekend; details to be announced.

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Lois is planning a Southern Half of the Camino Real training ride for next weekend; details to be announced. Rick / OCRR
Okay, I am now announcing the details! The ride will start from near the Carl's Jr. in South San Clemente. Park on El Camino Real just south of Carl's. Meet at 7:45 AM for an 8:00 AM start. Lois will have route sheets or you can print the Camino Real sheet from the Planet Ultra site. We will be going through Pendleton but you may take the Freeway Option if you like (either way is legal with Planet Ultra). You will need an I.D. to go through Pendleton.

We'll stop for lunch in Bonsoll but you'll want to have some of your favorite jersey pocket food too. Plus, there may be other food/drink stops as the opportunity presents.

We're expecting the ride to be right at 100 miles with about 3,500 feet of climbing. This will be good for new riders planning to ride the Camino Real double. The North end of the route is familiar to most SoCal riders whereas the South half may not be.

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