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06/28/2016 07:45 AM
Is anyone out there?  Doing any pedaling?

Last Saturday I did a century that raised money for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, a group that provides funding and equipment for athletes with physical disabilities.  It was pretty cool because there were quite a few folks out on hand cycles doing the ride.  It was 40 F when we started.  brrrrr.  90 F when we finished.

Next week (the 8th and 9th) I'm in for back-to-back century days (the "Prouty") to raise money for an area cancer research and treatment center.  Day one is limited to 150 riders and is really intimate and low key.  We all stay at a college in Manchester, NH Thursday night, have dinner together and leave after breakfast Friday morning with a police escort out of the city.  Saturday will see about 3,000 cyclists doing various routes.  It's an amazing event, incredibly well organized and supported.

So, how about y'all?  Any events?  Fun trips?  Tour de What?
Dale

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06/28/2016 09:12 AM
Live... sold my house after having it on the market close to a year. That kept me occupied what with cleaning, buyer demands, etc. I'm way behind on my usual riding but enjoying marriage, kids, grandkids.


United has some stupid cheap fares to Europe so my wife and I are working on a trip to Italy... a few days in Rome then ON TO WATCH MILAN-SAN REMO LIVE AND IN PERSON!!!


I need to pick the brains of those who have done that. Race is on the 18th of March and the Fondo is the 19th... 120k over the last couple of climbs and down to the finish. Of course I have to do that!
Orange Crush

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06/28/2016 10:43 AM
Mt Baker ride (145kms) planned for Canada Day (Jul 1). If I survive that Hemlock return (215kms) Jul 2. Nice grave climb. If I survive both Hellracer 250 (245kms) Jul 9. Lots of gravel, remote back country, one brutal 8km, 12 percent gravel climb w pitches to 24 percent, overall 4800 m of climbing.

Club rides Jul 3 and 10...maybe.
Cosmic Kid

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06/28/2016 11:24 AM
Focusing on IM Wisconsin on September 11. So far, things are lining up well. Two shorter Olympic distance races in the bag....2nd in my AG at the first one. Second one changed to a dualthlon due to weather (cancelled the swim). 2.3 mile run, 40K bike, 10K run. Won my AG, 13th Overall and 4th fastest bike split overall.

best part is that my power numbers are pretty low....went 24.2mph on Sunday on 223w (average) / 232w (normalized). I love aero.

3 weeks is the Half-Ironman in Racine...that will be a big test. Planning on pushing myself pretty hard as opposed to past years when I basically was conserving energy the whole race. We'll see how it goes!
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Cranky Tom

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06/28/2016 12:39 PM
Trying to find time to train in between work and four kids. Two of my kids are big into swimming and this is the height of their season. Instead of riding last weekend I got to drive 4 hours north to Fresno, CA and watch a swim meet (I actually like watching swim meets but sitting next a pool for a whole day watching others exercise when I haven't gotten in a workout is torture! They really need to set aside just one lane in the warm up pool for us adults). I did manage a really nice 60 mile road ride the weekend before last so I guess I shouldn't complain too much.

As for trips, I get to spend five days in Hawaii alone with my wife in August when my kids are with their grandparents. I cannot wait for that.

At this point I really do need to put an event on the calendar to reinvigorate my training. Next up may be a 12 hour relay mountain bike race in late October. I've done many of those events before and they're a blast. I'd like to up my game a bit this year which may mean some changes to my usual informal training plan. I find that the start/stop nature of the relay usually means leg cramp issues for me, so I need to find a way to train for that.
SideBySide

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06/28/2016 12:43 PM
Unfortunately for me, summer is 100% booked on the weekends through August. The only riding I get to do is to and from work, and even that is subject to other activities.
Orange Crush

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06/28/2016 01:12 PM
As to vacation, we're hitting NY and DC for 2 weeks mid-Aug.
smokey52

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06/28/2016 01:52 PM
My son & I did the Cape Cod Getaway MS ride last weekend, from Boston to Provincetown with an overnight at the Maritime Academy near the Bourne Bridge, which we crossed the next morning. I took the ferry back to Boston. Maybe the NYC Century in September.
Spud

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06/28/2016 02:08 PM
Stuck in Tucson for the summer. Soooooo friggin hot! Out the door at 4:50 am for my rides now. Dropped 20 lbs and feeling great. Too much good eating, and double IPA's (Boneyard Brewery) were getting the best of me. Smokey, that sounds like the Pan Mass route. I'll be riding El Tour on the tandem this year. Talked a friend into riding it with me. A runner with a few marathons under his belt. He'll be running the Chicago Marathon this year CK.
Cosmic Kid

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06/28/2016 02:36 PM
Spud, I'm doing the Chicago Marathon as well this year....4 short weeks after Madison. Ouch....

Figure I'll take the first week as complete rest, maybe a few bike rides then a couple of weeks of only running and then taper / recover the week before the race. Will be interesting to see how I bounce back from Madison.

Could be ugly!! if I was doing it as my only "A" race, I think I would stand a decent chance at qualifying for Boston......coming 4 weeks after an IM, who knows?
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Spud

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06/28/2016 05:27 PM
Any idea what the riding is like in San Jose, CA area? My wife potentially will be getting her next gig there for about 8 months.
SideBySide

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06/28/2016 05:45 PM
My brother lives south of there, at the end of the Almaden Expwy, off McKean Rd. There are some nice rolling hills, as long as you don't mind some traffic.

The city's suck, IMHO.
SideBySide

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06/28/2016 06:40 PM
If you want more of a hill, Dunne Ave, east of Morgan Hill, is pretty good and I don't think highly traveled. It is narrow though.
Orange Crush

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06/28/2016 08:35 PM
Only ever did Mount Hamilton out of San Jose. Possibilities depend on which end of city you are, from recollection. To west, beautiful riding galore in SC Mountains. I used to live for a little while in Palo Alto to NW of San Jose. Very easy to get out on mountain roads from there. That's the side of city I'd pick given a choice.
Yo Mike

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06/29/2016 01:32 PM
It has been quite the year. Retired from U of PA after 30+ years 2 March. Helped move entire lab 'across the street' to a private research institute. My Dad died 11 March. Wife's Mom died 5 days later. We finally took our deferred honeymoon in early April: Amsterdam and 8 days on the Rhine to Basel. Much preparation for wife's daughter's wedding in our backyard last weekend. Hoping to get 2 rides in over this coming weekend, but I am battling germs that seemingly had no effect on my littlest grand-girl...... 2 weeks of a bad back was in there somewhere, too.

Have had fewer that 12 bike rides this year, but more than that commuting by moto to work this month alone, so some fun is being had on 2 wheels. And, I snagged a Lemond Ultegra triple on eBay for 4 bills, shipped. Have not assembled it yet.
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