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Old 04-06-11, 07:58 PM
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Anyone else doing this ride in dfw area june 11th? if so what mileage?
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Old 04-07-11, 06:10 AM
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ludicrous mileage

Colonel Sandurz: Prepare ship for light speed.
Dark Helmet: No, no, no, light speed is too slow.
Colonel Sandurz: Light speed, too slow?
Dark Helmet: Yes, we're gonna have to go right to ludicrous speed.
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Old 04-07-11, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Gharp23 View Post
Anyone else doing this ride in dfw area june 11th? if so what mileage?
yep. I'm guessing a thousand or so people are doing it.

some of them will do 72 miles... others, less.
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Old 04-07-11, 12:13 PM
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My wife and I will be doing it.. probably the 48 mile route like last year.
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Old 04-07-11, 02:32 PM
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My late Spring/Summer organized ride plan looks like: Wild Ride in May, Mesquite Rodeo Ride OR Collin Classic, Paris in July, HotRocks and then possibly Hotter 'n Hell.
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Old 04-11-11, 01:01 PM
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I did the 60 mile route last year--although it was not quite 60 miles...more like 57.6. I will be doing the 76 miler this year as a part of the NTM group and a few buddies that ride with Velo. Look for the guy on the Roubaix with the zipp 606's and thats me.
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Old 04-11-11, 05:15 PM
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I'm a newbie to riding long distances so I'll probably be doing the 32.
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McKinney Velo uses most of the roads (and others) from the CC route every Saturday and Sunday if you want some early practice... they're a fast group but it breaks up into smaller pockets.
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Can't decide to do this one or the Springtown ride which is on the same day. Both good rides....

http://www.springtownchamber.org/All...lly.162.0.html
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I am a little curious why people wait for a group/charity event to ride some of these routes. There is a massive wealth of good FM roads that I never see anyone else on... Google is a wonderful tool for planning a route, or use existing routes for the Collin Classic, etc and just go ride! You don't need closed intersections or aid stations to ride 60, 80 or 100 miles... Carry an extra bottle in your middle jersey pocket, bring food like Clif Blocks or Fig Newtons and just do the miles. It is so easy to put together a 100k and I commonly go out and just ride a 200k in the country. There are plenty of places to get Gatorade, water or additional food along the way and it is a tremendous amount of fun.

Seriously, why people get so hung up on waiting for organized events is beyond me. More power to you for supporting the community, I do applaud that decision... but it is possible to ride these roads for free.
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I am a little curious why people wait for a group/charity event to ride some of these routes. There is a massive wealth of good FM roads that I never see anyone else on... Google is a wonderful tool for planning a route, or use existing routes for the Collin Classic, etc and just go ride! You don't need closed intersections or aid stations to ride 60, 80 or 100 miles... Carry an extra bottle in your middle jersey pocket, bring food like Clif Blocks or Fig Newtons and just do the miles. It is so easy to put together a 100k and I commonly go out and just ride a 200k in the country. There are plenty of places to get Gatorade, water or additional food along the way and it is a tremendous amount of fun.
Thanks for the info! I was unaware what to do when I dont have aid stations. Ill be sure to pass this along to all of my closest friends so they know to: a) prepare in advance (i.e. packing clif blocks or extra water) and/or b) come to the realization that "there are plenty of places to get gatorade"
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I understand the sarcasm but I cannot count the number of times I hear people talk seriously about not doing a longer ride "without aid stations".
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I am a little curious why people wait for a group/charity event to ride some of these routes. There is a massive wealth of good FM roads that I never see anyone else on... Google is a wonderful tool for planning a route, or use existing routes for the Collin Classic, etc and just go ride! You don't need closed intersections or aid stations to ride 60, 80 or 100 miles... Carry an extra bottle in your middle jersey pocket, bring food like Clif Blocks or Fig Newtons and just do the miles. It is so easy to put together a 100k and I commonly go out and just ride a 200k in the country. There are plenty of places to get Gatorade, water or additional food along the way and it is a tremendous amount of fun.

Seriously, why people get so hung up on waiting for organized events is beyond me. More power to you for supporting the community, I do applaud that decision... but it is possible to ride these roads for free.
I ride these roads very much regularly (Lowry Crossing/New Hope/Blue Ridge/Princeton/ETC.) so im pretty sure this post doesn't apply to me LOL. Maybe people don't ride those routes because they live on the other side of town? I'm lucky and happy living in Allen so close to these awesome roads. I do the rally strictly for charity, free food, and comraderie.
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I think alot of people do the large event rides because there is saftey in mumbers. Riding alone on the FM roads can be daunting at times. I have had quite a few close encounters from idiots who think it's cool to get as close as they can to you while honking thier horns. Of course this is just to ease the mind. During Tour Dallas, there was a woman trying to force her way through us (while talking on her cell phone) as we made our way around White Rock. Idiots gonna idiot i guess.
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What he said. Plus, many are not such hardcore cyclists as yourself. They need the long breaks to sit and relax and regroup for the next leg of the journey. I can do a 100k with 1 bottle of water and no food, and have just about ridden every road that can be ridden in N Texas, but I don't knock others who don't.

Plus, many do it to support the charity, and the camaraderie of others.

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I think alot of people do the large event rides because there is saftey in mumbers. Riding alone on the FM roads can be daunting at times. I have had quite a few close encounters from idiots who think it's cool to get as close as they can to you while honking thier horns. Of course this is just to ease the mind. During Tour Dallas, there was a woman trying to force her way through us (while talking on her cell phone) as we made our way around White Rock. Idiots gonna idiot i guess.
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I do both, i like seeing a bunch of other bikes all in one place!

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