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  1. #31
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    Ok, SK I will go to photobucket!! And you should give yoga another try. Maybe there are poses that won't stress the wrist??

    I can feel it almost immediately when I don't do core work - my back starts kiling me on climbs. This was especially true after my Nov. crash - but I seem to have re-habbed myself being more diligent. I have to force myself to do the core work, but it is the most valuable 1/2 hour a week for my back (about 15 minutes 2 x a week is all I can stand). My riding partner who does Pilates is amazing. Her upper body is almost motionless on the bike - she's like a dressage rider. All that moves are her legs.
    Sarah

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    Plank pose and push-ups during Sun Salutations. I couldn't bear my body weight on my left wrist. I know what you mean. I strive for an absolutely still upper body and hips.
    Frends know gud humors when dey is hear it. ~ Da Crockydiles of ZZE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veronica
    That must be just his ride time, the official results list him at 14 hours and something.

    The first guy finished in just over 12. The first woman was 13:50. Gee... I'm working my way up Hamilton and she's done...

    V.
    Scary, huh? There's always someone faster, and sometimes they're just astonishing. Apparently, Bill had some "issues" that added to his overall time.
    Sarah

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    Veronica- Bill had a few mishaps on the ride which is why his "official" time is 14hrs. (I emailed him when I got home as he hadn't checked in at the hotel so I knew he was out on the course somewhere).
    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Goddess
    Veronica- Bill had a few mishaps on the ride which is why his "official" time is 14hrs. (I emailed him when I got home as he hadn't checked in at the hotel so I knew he was out on the course somewhere).

    I usually just put ride time into Bike Journal anyway - but soemtimes I keep track of total time as well to see how efficient I'm being.
    Sarah

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    For total time I put whatever my HRM says. Usually that's total time including stops.

    I wasn't criticizing how Bill chooses to record in his journal, just commenting on how the official time got posted. It's a long ride, lots can wrong. Did I tell ya all about my rear wheel coming off?

    V.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Veronica
    ..... Did I tell ya all about my rear wheel coming off?

    V.
    Yeah - and that's absolutely horrifying!!! It's lucky you're okay and that the bike's okay, too. Did you figure out what's up with the brakes??
    Sarah

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    The weird thing is, I usually stand for a bit after Devil's Elbow, doing a kind of easy standing spin before the final push up to the summit. On Saturday the rear end felt squirrely when I did that. At the time I figured it was just the wind. But after I wondered if somehow my rear quick release had come loose and what really happened was the rear wheel came off and that pushed the chain in.

    I haven't looked at the brakes yet. Yesterday was eat and sleep day. Today was do the groceries and cook something for the rest of the week.

    Tomorrow is get back into the groove of riding. So, I'll be dealing with it later tonight or tomorrow morning.

    V.
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    Something I forgot to put in my write up... I passed a motorcycle on the descent from Morgan Territory. That's the third one I've passed.

    V.
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    Veronica, you are amazing. I just read all this. Wow. Great work, amazing obstacles. I think "falling down in a heap" pretty much signals the end of any ride. Thanks for posting the story and great pictures. L.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Veronica
    The first woman was 13:50.
    Or Cat Berge at 13:47, although I guess she was on a tandem.

    (No, Jo, I weenied out and did not dare speak to her.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by aka_kim
    Or Cat Berge at 13:47, although I guess she was on a tandem.

    (No, Jo, I weenied out and did not dare speak to her.)

    I think she was on the tandem with Paul McKenzie. I can't imagine doing that ride on a tandem. Thom talked to her at Windy Gap.

    V.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Veronica
    Something I forgot to put in my write up... I passed a motorcycle on the descent from Morgan Territory. That's the third one I've passed.

    V.
    Ah, that's our Veronica. Remind me to slaps ya upside the head next time I see you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aka_kim
    Or Cat Berge at 13:47, although I guess she was on a tandem.

    (No, Jo, I weenied out and did not dare speak to her.)
    she passed me as I was waiting for V. The only reason I recognized her was she was in full LUNA gear....
    Cheers!

    Cindy

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    Wow! Awesome effort. Congrats for accomplishing what you did!

 

 

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