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    Is the Geysers on this route?
    Frends know gud humors when dey is hear it. ~ Da Crockydiles of ZZE.

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    Thanks, Deanna. As long as Geysers isn't on the route it looks like it is the cumulative climbs which make it tough but that there aren't any really nasty ones. Or is that just wishful thinking?

    MP said part of the route may be washed out and need a reroute. Do you know anything?
    Frends know gud humors when dey is hear it. ~ Da Crockydiles of ZZE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SadieKate
    Is the Geysers on this route?
    no. no. no.
    Sarah

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    This is a case where thread drift is a bad thing. Mention of the Geysers caused a momentary disturbance in the postive force thing I've got going right now.

    Yellow's behind the scenes telling me I can do it; MP is back there coaching. I'm trying to keep the PMA vibes going.

    Let's not talk about the Geysers in this thread, shall we? I'm willing to try riding the Geysers but just not on my first double metric with no hills under my legs. OK?
    Frends know gud humors when dey is hear it. ~ Da Crockydiles of ZZE.

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    Deanna - I meant the 128 bridge in Geyserville - is it still closed?
    Sarah

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    NO the Geysers is not on this route. The re-route is pretty minor and it is because of the Geyserville Bridge being washed out on 128(they don't expect to fix it until the end of the year). If anything, it will make the route shorter by about 2 miles.

    There really aren't any nasty climbs, the toughest on the 200K will be Coleman Valley, but the views when you get to the top will be more than worth it. I hear there are some major potholes on that road now--I plan on riding it this weekend so I can confirm if it's anything to watch for on the downhill.
    Last edited by Deanna; 04-25-2006 at 11:29 AM.

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    Wonderful. I look forward to the report.

    In about 1988 (or 1989?) hubby and I rode the metric on our new tandem. Suffice it to say that I've never gone back because of the potholes. So where have our tax dollars gone in all these years?
    Frends know gud humors when dey is hear it. ~ Da Crockydiles of ZZE.

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    parts of the route were on my 600k route Sunday. potholes fairly consistent at Westside/Dry Creek w/some new ones on River. the Coleman climb is so much better the direction wcc will do it (as opposed to the Mt. Tam double) - and the view is amazing.
    Sarah

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    distraction post :p

    Quote Originally Posted by SadieKate
    And how early crack of stupid has to be for the drive over. And . . .
    I'm getting up at 4:30 am so I can get ready, get coffee, and meet my friendly carpool so we arrive by 7am. I'm not in great shape but I am still very much looking forward to it!
    Cheers!

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    One upsman's ships

    Is that the right term?

    Anyway, need to drive from Davis, be checked and on my bike at 6 am. Not feeling sorry for you, Miss CindySue.
    Frends know gud humors when dey is hear it. ~ Da Crockydiles of ZZE.

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    It's discouraging to hear there are pot holes, but I should know better than to think there wouldn't be any. Our roads are not in very good shape. I was going to get a new road bike for this ride, but now I'll just ride my old hybrid even if it takes me all day to finish. I signed up for the metric century, but may back up to the 35er. As the time draws nearer, I get wimpier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SadieKate
    I decided to look to see who might be there to share my pain
    I'll be with you in spirit. I wish I could be there in body! That would be a great way to spend my birthday weekend! My friend Rod (you know HIM) says that this is the purtiest ride he's ever done (the double metric version). You have to get up there and take a picture for me!

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    Yes, ma'am! Is HotRod going to be there?
    Frends know gud humors when dey is hear it. ~ Da Crockydiles of ZZE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SadieKate
    be checked and on my bike at 6 am.
    you go girl!
    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SadieKate
    Is that the right term?
    from merriam-webster (so, it's not Oxford)

    "one-upmanship"

    Pronunciation: "w&n-'&p-m&n-"ship

    Variant(s): also one-ups·man·ship /-'&ps-m&n-/

    Function: noun

    : the art or practice of outdoing or keeping one jump ahead of a friend or competitor <engaged in a round of verbal one-upmanship>
    Cheers!

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