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    Just finished this ride on Saturday. I did the...

    Just finished this ride on Saturday. I did the metric century (62 miles), and I'd definitely recommend it. Beautiful ride, really well-supported, challenging in some areas, forgiving in others, loved...
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    Sarah, thanks! I've been hearing a bit of...

    Sarah, thanks! I've been hearing a bit of intimidating talk about this ride, so it's nice to see a positive tone about it. I'm sure I'll have more specific questions as it gets close, but your post...
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    on that note, off to train...

    on that note, off to train...
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    what did i get myself into?

    Yep, 9k of climbing for the full century:


    What are my route options?

    Gran Route: 103 Miles, 9,000 feet, 7 rest stops
    Medio Route: 65 Miles, 4,000 feet, 4 rest stops
    Piccolo...
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    timed century experience?

    Howdy! I'm all signed up for my first century in a few years, Levi's Gran Fondo in Santa Rosa CA. Super excited, looking forward to a summer of riding!

    Now, I've only done recreational centuries...
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    You know, it seems like a lot of dinner is prep...

    You know, it seems like a lot of dinner is prep work. So if in the morning, you chopped stuff and got chicken (or other meat) marinating, just to toss it in a pan or on the grill when you get home,...
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    >tells me to learn the "laws of the bikes" >and...

    >tells me to learn the "laws of the bikes"
    >and drove up over the curb, almost hitting pedestrians, to make a right.

    nice.

    sorry bout the road rage dude. glad you were ok and mr....
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    Fun Fundraising Ideas?

    I'm doing TNT for the millionth time*, and since donors get burned out, I've decided to try to do my fundraising through events and parties, instead of the ol e-mail/fb request combo. I've got a...
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    Do you have someone who leaves the house a little...

    Do you have someone who leaves the house a little later who could turn the crockpot on for you? (My mom used to ask me to do this when she was leaving at 5am for work when I was a teenager. I...
  10. Big Island

    Big Island <3. x1,000,000.

    Kauai is beautiful too. Maui has it's charm.

    Oahu has some real beauty too. Sure, stay out of Waikiki unless you like hookers and malls, but even there, the beach...
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    Levi's Gran Fondo?

    I just signed up for this with TNT. Anyone done this ride before? Any fun details?

    http://www.levisgranfondo.com/
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    Dear SadieKate: thanks for inventing this thread!...

    Dear SadieKate: thanks for inventing this thread! It's a lovely place to vent.*

    *Even if, in some cases, that "venting" means typing something out and then thinking, naahhh, that shouldn't go on...
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    Dear Kitties - holy crap, I have cats! How'd that...

    Dear Kitties - holy crap, I have cats! How'd that happen?

    Dear Hidey Cat - hamburger buns? Really? What kind of cat eats hamburger buns? I'll look for the puke from the plastic bag today, I'm...
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    These look promising - not female-only, but...

    These look promising - not female-only, but female-friendly:

    http://socalcross.org/clubs/celo-pacific/
    http://socalcross.org/clubs/team-pegasus/
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    Dear Bike - I miss you! We should hang out more....

    Dear Bike - I miss you! We should hang out more. If it's not so windy today, wanna go do something?
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    It's not really my loss...except in a collective...

    It's not really my loss...except in a collective i'm-part-of-this-biking-community sort of way. Is that odd? But yes, it was a good blog post, and I think there will be chances to remember him.
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    LBS Owner Passed Away Last Weekend

    Steve Bowen, the owner of PV Bicycles in Palos Verdes, CA, died on Sunday. He's the guy who sold me my last bicycle. I didn't know him well, just by face at the shop, but he was a very good friend of...
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    Yay, limewave! Lots of good advice here. I...

    Yay, limewave!

    Lots of good advice here. I have to say, having someone come in every other week is probably the single best thing the bf and I have done for our relationship since we moved in...
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    Mmmm. Shower beer. I almost want to go for a...

    Mmmm. Shower beer.

    I almost want to go for a run to get one now.
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    Dear burned kale chips: you are not nearly as...

    Dear burned kale chips: you are not nearly as delicious as your correctly cooked friends. Also, you make the house smell funny. Ha, ha, like a clown.
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    Aw, Crankin, that sucks about your car. But...the...

    Aw, Crankin, that sucks about your car. But...the San Juan Islands rock! DBF and I did a bike trip there a couple of years ago, right around this time of year. Beautiful and fun.

    Dear kale chips:...
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    I have to jump in here. Fundraising is not for...

    I have to jump in here. Fundraising is not for everyone, and I get that. I've done TNT a few times now, and it's definitely the most difficult part.

    However, the fundraising model has enabled the...
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    Gorgeous day! It's been june-gloomy the last few...

    Gorgeous day! It's been june-gloomy the last few days, but today is bright and sunny. Nice short ride with a friend, beach and hills, breakfast, woohoo!
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    Add the word "wedding" to anything and...

    Add the word "wedding" to anything and automatically increase the price about 100x. Go fig.

    I just want to add that I LOVE that you are doing a bike wedding. Woohoo!
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    Very funny. I guess he could be sitting...

    Very funny.

    I guess he could be sitting around watching football, right?
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