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Looooong ride . . . KACHING!
Last Post 07/02/2013 02:39 PM by Cosmic Kid. 25 Replies.
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jmdirt

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06/24/2013 12:08 AM
Thinline, I just had two shots of Patron Silver in your honor!
79pmooney

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06/24/2013 01:35 AM
thinline, I just realized that States happened 35 years ago yesterday.

You have heard me say more than once how little respect I have for US Cycling (under its current name and under its various formers, but the Mass and RI district rep of the '70s, Grace Jones of Lunenburg, MA (and Jones Cycle Wear) was a class act. I owe her a deep thanks. Post accident, she was my biggest fan. If anyone here knows how to get a hold of her, I would love the info. (She's in her 80s now, I'd guess.)

Ben
smokey52

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06/24/2013 06:00 AM
well done
pikeHillRoad

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06/24/2013 08:37 AM
yes, chapeau indeed
Inferno7

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06/24/2013 09:13 AM
Impressive especially with the climbing coming after the 140 mile mark!!! Congrats and way to Get 'er Done!!
Entheo

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06/24/2013 09:26 AM
thinline, how long did it take you? what was your ave speed? any other gory details to share?
vtguy

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06/24/2013 12:01 PM
Congratulations! Well done.
C2K_Rider

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06/24/2013 06:33 PM
Glad you made it in good shape. I even checked the weather for the area to see what you were in for. did you get hit by any rain?
thinline

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07/01/2013 08:39 PM
Many thanks. It was a new experience for sure.

Entheo, about 13 hours of pedaling at 16.0, total time was about 15 hours when including off bike for FOOD and FLUID! That was the pace I was shooting for, thinking if I went harder I would pop. I did not check things during the ride other than controlling heart rate and just how I felt and I came down right about where I thought I would if I rode smart The last 72 miles were pretty killer. The kind of thing that would be pretty demanding but by no means killer if that was all you rode. But, having that start with 140 miles in the legs already made it really "special" :-) Had my left knee, I think outer ligament, start biting at me when I stood somewhere along the climb that went from mile 171 to 183. It had me wincing each time I stood from there to the end. Seems to have rebounded nicely after a day of rest the day after the ride (except for the effort entailed sipping the Patron), then some easy rides on the trainer and some steady state outdoor rides without any hard climbs.

C2K, we were rained on at the start at 5:30 a.m. for about an hour, then all was good. Storms were out and about and it looked like we would get hit a few times mid to late afternoon but we got away with it. Nice, since we were on the bigger climbs and descents in that time frame.

As a final note, I had a can of Heady Topper Ale after climbing off the bike. It is a tasty pale ale brewed in Vermont at about 8% alcohol content and in a 15 or so ounce can. Wonderful recovery drink. I started feeling better almost immediately!!!
longslowdistance

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07/01/2013 09:42 PM
I'll bet you did!
Cosmic Kid

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07/02/2013 02:39 PM
Just saw this thread....a hearty congratulations and well done, thinline.

After everything you went through, you should be justifiably proud of your accomplishment!!
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
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