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  1. #1
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    Long Distance Girls....

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  2. #2
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    Wow that's cool! We have a big wall calendar with all the brevets and doubles posted on it.

    But it's nice to see some century dates too.

    Thanks!

    V.
    Discipline is remembering what you want.


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  3. #3
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    That is VERY cool.

    So here's my "plan" for organized rides:

    DBC 100k Populaire (informal) Sun, Jan. 14th
    Santa Rosa CC 200k Brevet Sat, Mar. 3rd
    Santa Rosa Cycling Club 300k brevet Sat, Mar. 31st
    Santa Rosa Cycling Club 400k brevet Sat, Apr. 28th - Sun, Apr. 29th
    Wine Country Double Metric Sat, May. 5th
    Davis Double Sat, May. 19th
    Santa Rosa Cycling Club 600k brevet Sat, May. 26th - Sun, May. 27th
    The Death Ride Sat, Jul. 14th
    Mt Tam Double Sat Aug 4
    Holstein Hundred Sat Aug. 18th
    Knoxville September 22
    (MAYBE) Bass Lake double
    (MAYBE) El Tour de Tucson

    My Spring rides are limited by the Death Ride TNT training schedule. We've got some amazing training rides planned for our folks - Geysers, Skaggs, Trinity, Tam, Atlas Peak. But I set that schedule up so I could do Santa Rosa's series, Wine Country and Davis.

    I should know in the next few weeks whether the brevets will be do-able. Right now I am cautiously optimistic. At least that series gives me a full 2 months of riding before 200k.
    Sarah

    When it's easy, ride hard; when it's hard, ride easy.


    2011 Volagi Liscio
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    2011 Mercian Vincitore Special
    2003 Eddy Merckx Team SC - stolen
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  4. #4
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    Whee !!

    My plan is much less impressive, but still pretty ambitious for me ...

    DBC 100k Populaire (informal) Sun, Jan. 14th
    Santa Rosa CC 200k Brevet Sat, Mar. 3rd
    Party Pardee Metric Century Sat, April 7th
    Bike Around the Buttes century Sat, April 14th
    SLO Wildflower Century Sat, April 28th
    Wine Country Century Sat, May 5th
    Marin Century Sat, Aug. 4
    Holstein Hundred Sat, Aug. 18th
    Siskiyou Century (early Sept?)
    Waves to Wine Sept. 29-30

    I was toying with trying for an R-12, which is a 200K + brevet or permanent for 12 consecutive months, but the logistics for that are pretty daunting, plus it looks like the N. California region has hardly any permanents.

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  5. #5
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    I have no plan.

    Well actually...

    3/31 Solvang Double
    4/28 DaMneD - my new name for it!
    5/12 Central Coast Double
    5/19 Davis Double
    6/23 Grand Tour Double
    8/5 Mount Tam Double
    9/29 - 9/30 Waves to Wine

    If DMD goes well I may switch the Grand Tour for Terrible Two.

    I was thinking about doing the SF brevet series,up to the 400. The 600 is too close to DMD. But I'm not digging the cold right now. So I'm dragging my heels on sending in a replacement check. Gotta decide this weekend.

    Santa Rosa would be fun, since my buds are there. But the 300 conflicts with Solvang and the 400 with DMD.

    V.
    Discipline is remembering what you want.


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  6. #6
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    Mine looks pretty much like yours Jo - LOL - I promise Im not a stalker.

    No LRRH on your list??? The stalker wants to know.


    DBC 100k Populaire (informal) Sun, Jan. 14th
    Santa Rosa CC 200k Brevet Sat, Mar. 3rd
    Party Pardee Metric Century Sat, April 7th
    Bike Around the Buttes century Sat, April 14th
    SLO Wildflower Century Sat, April 28th
    Little Red Riding Hood Sat, June 2nd
    Holstein hundred, Sat, Aug 18th
    Siskiyou Century (early Sept?)
    Waves to Wine Sept. 29-30
    The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
    Amelia Earhart

    2005 Trek 5000 road/Avocet 02 40W
    2006 Colnago C50 road/SSM Atola
    2005 SC Juliana SL mtb/WTB Laser V

  7. #7
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    Let's get this party started!

    So several of us have already put ONE notch on our belts with the UnPopufreezeyourbuttofflaire. I'm seriously impatient (no not ME) to get these long rides started!! Ack!! Too bad I have to work during the week to support this silly habit. I'm thinking of starting to do some mid week rides in the dark (5 - 6 am) to test out my new lights but it's too durn cold!!!

    I guess I've just got a lot of pent up riding frustration I want to get out of my system. Done ranting. For now!
    Sarah

    When it's easy, ride hard; when it's hard, ride easy.


    2011 Volagi Liscio
    2010 Pegoretti Love #3 "Manovelo"
    2011 Mercian Vincitore Special
    2003 Eddy Merckx Team SC - stolen
    2001 Colnago Ovalmaster Stars and Stripes

  8. #8
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    You're all up north!

    1/20 San Diego 200K brevet
    2/17 Butterfield DC
    4/14 Hemet DC
    6/2 Eastern Sierra DC

    (maybe) 5/19 Davis DC
    (maybe) 6/23 Grand Tour DC

    I have a bunch of local unorganized centuries coming up too.

  9. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandy View Post
    You're all up north!
    We can't help that!

    Brandy, you've got a good list of rides. I've only done 2 of them, but they're good ones!

    You will like the ESDC - it is a really beautiful route. The road surface for much of the last half leaves something to be desired, though! But it is just so beautiful out there. I don't think (but could be wrong) that any of your other rides are at any real elevation? ESDC doesn't go below 5000 feet and most of it is between 6000 - 7000. So be prepared to keep closer tabs on your GI tract than you might otherwise in a double. I and many of the folks I've coached and trained with for events like the Death Ride find that sometimes altitude can make your stomach a bit wonky. I find that sports drinks are a HUGE "no" for rides at elevation, so I tend to use water and endurolytes instead. Be prepared to improvise. There's really not that much climbing at ESDC - one nasty-ish climb after lunch. Well, okay 2 climbs. But then something like the last 40 miles are down hill. Gotta love that!!

    I'd love to do ESDC again, but I've got a very full calendar with the Death Ride training rides we're leading, so I can't fit it in.

    I've done Davis twice and plan to do it again. It is pretty easy - flat with some climbs in the middle. If you're with a group, it can be a very fast paced ride. It's the only double my husband will do with me because he doesn't have to train too much for it beyond his usual riding. Maybe we can meet you at Davis!
    Sarah

    When it's easy, ride hard; when it's hard, ride easy.


    2011 Volagi Liscio
    2010 Pegoretti Love #3 "Manovelo"
    2011 Mercian Vincitore Special
    2003 Eddy Merckx Team SC - stolen
    2001 Colnago Ovalmaster Stars and Stripes

  10. #10
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    Thanks for the alititude tips for ESDC Sarah, I will definitely keep those in mind!

    As for Davis, I have considered it...it's on my birthday and I thought it would be cool to wrap up my Triple Crown on that day, but I need to see if I can swing another out of town ride so close to ESDC. My birthday buddy (one of the riders at Bike Forums) has mentioned wanting to make it our birthday double, so we'll see.

  11. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by jobob View Post
    I was toying with trying for an R-12, which is a 200K + brevet or permanent for 12 consecutive months, but the logistics for that are pretty daunting, plus it looks like the N. California region has hardly any permanents.
    I'm still up for the Flatlander Fiesta.
    Frends know gud humors when dey is hear it. ~ Da Crockydiles of ZZE.

  12. #12
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    It's a fiesta now? I thought it was a tour de brewpub.

    Edit - oh I thought you meant the 200k we're doing. Well, I'd do a flat 200k permanent with you guys.
    Sarah

    When it's easy, ride hard; when it's hard, ride easy.


    2011 Volagi Liscio
    2010 Pegoretti Love #3 "Manovelo"
    2011 Mercian Vincitore Special
    2003 Eddy Merckx Team SC - stolen
    2001 Colnago Ovalmaster Stars and Stripes

  13. #13
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    I can't find it under the Permanents now. I could find the email from Bill Bryant that he sent me last year. I hope it's still sanctioned.

    http://www.rusa.org/newsletter/05-01-04.html
    Frends know gud humors when dey is hear it. ~ Da Crockydiles of ZZE.

  14. #14
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    Geez, you folks are so.... organized!
    actually, My career is getting in the way - in a good way. Maybe I can get away from the stress-o-rama.
    2/10 Tour De palm Springs 100M - The only problem is attending a Women in computing conference the day before and a general 'puter convention after (I looked at Saturday - i think I can skip that day and ride) , Plus I have an MD appt- My bad - forgot to get a script renewed until it was almost too late. So I may do the 100K at PS instead
    On 2/24 I'm going to do a brevet, still debating between Cayucos(200K) and San Diego(300K) MP - I looked - we go up Palomar at about mile 60, so we should be in the daylight - Just have to decide If I can do it without getting DQ'ed for time
    I've signed to the the Death Valley Century the next weekend, but I'm thinking right now I can do either a brevet or DV, but not both. I'm also teaching a programming class.
    March the SD 400K goes to Hemet - I can always call for a ride home from there.
    Doubles - As you may know, I work on contract for La County. The only problem is the contract expires on 4/30 and has not been renewed yet. It sounds like I'm going to be here(and working) on 5/1, But the rest of the US is not as double crazy as CA is, and I've always wound up calling the moving company when I've gone onto the new contract.
    I'm still going to try and do century a month
    Hemet - maybe
    Still looking for May - I was thinking about the Rally in Paso Robles
    June up in the air - I may do the bear again
    July, aug, and Sept ?
    Oct - probably Vegas unless I wind crewing on the 508 again
    Nov Tuscon
    Dec Salton Sea
    Sorry about rambling, just needed to vent

  15. #15
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    Jana...I just read your blog...I didn't realize that you were at the SD 200k brevet. Wish I would have known! I was there riding with some of the Bike Forums guys, I thought it was a great route and I think I'm going to plan it as a Bike Forums group ride sometime soon but possibly start and end it in Oceanside instead of La Jolla.

 

 

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