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  1. #16
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    Two miles at 13-18%?????!!!!! As per usual, you amaze me! Good job!
    Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Continue to learn. Appreciate your friends. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.

    --Mary Anne Radmacher

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    Wow - you'll have to tell me where that ice cream is. Right there on River Rd.? Sounds great.

    Yeah indy - it is pretty crazy. When it flattens out to 9% that feels easy.
    Sarah

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


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  3. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by maillotpois View Post
    Wow - you'll have to tell me where that ice cream is. Right there on River Rd.? Sounds great.

    Yeah indy - it is pretty crazy. When it flattens out to 9% that feels easy.
    Sometimes I wish that we had climbs like that around here so that I try to do them. Other times, I'm okay with it. I did a ride in Kentucky this past weekend that had a 1.3 mile stretch at 7%. It was so fun to go up that I was tempted to turn around and do it again. One of these days, I hope to do a ride that involves some seriously long climbs and some challenging gradients. Until then, I'll just keep battling the midwestern wind.
    Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Continue to learn. Appreciate your friends. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.

    --Mary Anne Radmacher

  4. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by maillotpois View Post
    Wow - you'll have to tell me where that ice cream is. Right there on River Rd.? Sounds great.
    Yep, on River Rd at the west end of Gueneville, right near where Lee & I are staying for the weekend.

  5. #20
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    I did a climb like that last summer. It was the one that had me walking for the first time, ever....

  6. #21
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    So I guess I should bring the bike with the triple chainring and not the one with a standard double?

    (Uh yeah, as if there was ever any doubt. )
    I'll get back on the bike soon, I promise!

  7. #22
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    Haven't seen much of that double....
    Sarah

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


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    2011 Mercian Vincitore Special
    2003 Eddy Merckx Team SC - stolen
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    Quote Originally Posted by maillotpois View Post
    Haven't seen much of that double....
    Yeah, isn't that funny?
    I'll get back on the bike soon, I promise!

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    SNORT!!

    I actually would like a comparison from people of Skaggs v. Sierra - though given the conditions last time you all did Sierra there would really be nothing harder than that. My sense is Skaggs is steeper but the steep parts are shorter, but I can't wait for the reviews. And Ft. Ross so lovely as well!
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by maillotpois View Post
    SNORT!!

    I actually would like a comparison from people of Skaggs v. Sierra - though given the conditions last time you all did Sierra there would really be nothing harder than that. My sense is Skaggs is steeper but the steep parts are shorter, but I can't wait for the reviews. And Ft. Ross so lovely as well!
    OK, I'll give you my subjective comparison of Skaggs v. Sierra, and I'll check the SportTrack data for both after it's all said & done. (Yes, I am a tech geek.)
    I'll get back on the bike soon, I promise!

  11. #26
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    During the Sierra ride I kept hearing that it was the hardest ride we were going to do during the training. Was that just wishful thinking, fueled by delirium?? Or did one of our coaches start that one, just for fun? Ya know, someone who could remain nameless. I promise, I won't tell.

    Anyway, I'm bringing my triple. And maybe a pair of hiking shoes.

  12. #27
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    Well we've got 3 rides that are real doozies, and I'd have a hard time deciding which was the "hardest" - but I think the conditions for the Hamilton/Sierra ride definitely made that one probably the hardest. 20 - 30 degrees cooler and it would have been hard, but a much more doable ride.

    We're looking to have mild temps for Saturday, though Skaggs can get very hot it doesn't look like it will.
    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. #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by dachshund View Post
    Anyway, I'm bringing my triple. And maybe a pair of hiking shoes.
    Hiking shoes! Great idea!!

    As a matter of fact, doesn't Team In Training have hiking programs? Maybe it's not too late to transfer from the Death Ride team to the Hiking team....

    PS I dare you to do the ride on the Litespeed (mountain bike) you bought from SadieKate.
    I'll get back on the bike soon, I promise!

  14. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by melissam View Post
    PS I dare you to do the ride on the Litespeed (mountain bike) you bought from SadieKate.
    Well, let me think about it.
    No.
    Anyway it doesn't go with my outfit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dachshund View Post
    Well, let me think about it.
    No.
    Anyway it doesn't go with my outfit.
    Oh come on! It's bare titanium, it goes with anything. (Titanium, the new black.)
    I'll get back on the bike soon, I promise!

 

 

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