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Thread: Death Ride!!

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    Agreed on both counts - it goes to Tahoe so there's definitely more car traffic and, for the most part, excellent wide shoulders.

    And there are really great views from that road.

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    view from the front side of monitor (looking back over your shoulder) is the best in the whole Death Ride, imho. you'll see next year.

    so who's in for 2010??

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    Quote Originally Posted by maillotpois View Post

    so who's in for 2010??

    Yeah right......

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    I am !! Unfinished business and all that.

    ... assuming I don't mess up again

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    Quote Originally Posted by jobob View Post
    I am !! Unfinished business and all that.

    ... assuming I don't PULL A JENS

    Fixed it for you......

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    Quote Originally Posted by jobob View Post
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    Melissa - I'm late to the game, but I wanted to thank you for the truly excellent ride report!! I am in awe of your tenacity!! Wow. It's amazing how much of these rides are head games, isn't it? Excellent, excellent job!! When I finally meet you I'll buy you a beer! (or three)
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    That'll get Mel's attention.

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    Great report Mel! Isn't tenacity wonderful?

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    I'm glad you enjoyed my ride report -- I had a good time writing it, but I didn't think anyone would actually read the whole thing, as I do go on. And on.

    BikeGoddess, I can't imagine the Death Ride feeling like a piece of cake to me. It was an extreme sufferfest for me this year, but I didn't help matters by using a different bike from the one I'd been training on. (Yes, I can be an idiot.) If I do the Death Ride next year, I hope to be able to do it faster and without so much suffering. But it still won't be a piece of cake.

    Andtckrtoo -- Jo's right, you got my attention with the beer thing! Hope to meet up with you soon. I'm thirsty.

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    Melissa- I agree it does seem crazy that we don't hear much about the ride from the "boys". However, these guys have been doing it for many years (as has MP) and know what they need to do to train for it.

    Now that you've done it once, I suspect you'll feel a bit more confident next year.

    I've certainly contemplated doing this ride, but am not sure I can handle the altitude. So, I'm planning to do a ride with some Bike Journal folks in September in the same area. I've done Tahoe a couple of times, but that's not nearly the elevation of Monitor or Ebbetts or even Carson for that matter.
    Nancy

 

 

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