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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by a.tramp, Apr 8, 2015.
its on my shortlist for bike vacation rn
I was there with some family and my uncle is an Italian who moved to the states at 26. He LOVES to bike but was having double hip replacements after our vacation and couldn't do it. You could see some of him dying inside every time we passed some bikers
Like Arkadin said, Mallorca is the shit for cyclists. Chances are you'll bump into pros on the road.
Also, Basque country is some of my favorite cycling in the world. My favorite of all time though is Portugal. I could've died on the roads in rural Portugal and I would've died a happy man.
Only 2 people out of the 6 going are cycling. So although they are onboard with going to a cycling rich place like Spain, final say on where we go is going to be decided by the group. I can only hope that the majority will be convinced to go to Mallorca or Basque.
And completely agree on Portugal. It felt like I was finally home when I was there. Love that damn place.
Think I am knocking another of the bucket list next weekend and riding the Hotter Than Hell 100. Riding buddy backed out but I have finally maintained my ability to ride the distance over the hot Texas summer. Probably due to a rather mild summer that has kept me on the bike instead of retreating inside to the a.c.
Set a new max HR tonight during a quasi sprint in a group ride, 192. Not too shabby for a 41 year old.
and yes, I thought I was going to die at that HR
I've decided to undertake a new project due to my overwhelming hatred for people who walk 3 abreast taking up the entire bike path.
I'm going to have a small button on my handlebars that blasts a train horn through a smallish Bluetooth speaker.
Either that or a message of "Get the fuck out of my way you stupid twats!"
I went for one of my faster sprints during my ride today and now something on the back middle of my knee hurts. I'm not liking it.
had no fucking clue I could keep this pace for this distance.
Wonderfully organized ride. If you ever get a chance ride the Hotter N Hell guys.
Fast as hell. Great work
Tried to do this ride in 1993 and in 1994.
In 1993, we did 25 miles in the first hour and then 48 miles in 2 hours. Alas, I dehydrated and got saline IV at about 60 some miles and had to be sagged in.
In 1994 the heat was 'hotter n hell' and while I did ok. I got to about 91 miles and got sagged in.
So, this ride did kick my ass and I've not been back.
However, as a.tramp has said, it is a wonderfully organized ride.
Fortunately we topped out at about 85 degrees on the ride today. I gambled on water from the 30 miles remaining point as I was in a small group of 5 that was pacing nicely and working together. It almost got me though and luckily there was a final stop with 5 remaining that I stopped at and limped on in.
I fear for the safety of our beloved comrade colonelrascals . Godspeed my friend and get some time in on a paddleboat to keep those legs in shape.
Finished 23rd out of 271 in age group and 198th out of 3000+ overall. Thinking maybe I need to train specifically for this next year.
Been off the bike for a few days :(
Stung by a bee/wasp/hornet thing last night on my ride. I have still yet to have a flat tire but have been stung while riding so many times it is ridiculous. Sucks because I have been stung so many times now I have gone from not having any reaction at all to now having huge swelling and pain for a couple of days when it occurs. So much for keeping benadryl with me, I fear I might soon have to start carrying an EpiPen.
colonelrascals what about doing this ride in the Hill Country in about 3 weeks?
Consistently riding every weekend now. Feels good man
What do you guys keep on your bikes for flats. I have a CO2 pump, and patches? Been lucky so far but don't go too far out yet.
I have 2 tubes, tire levers and CO2.
I seem to be the thread expert at this now. I had 2 flats in 2 rides.
I would suggest just throwing an extra tube in your bag, co2 filler, and some levers.
The first flat I didn't have anything and I had a walk home that took about an hour. The second time I had everything I needed and it took 6 minutes to change my tube and ride off.
colonelrascals wtf happened to your bike?
needs carbon paste
Was worried you cracked your frame
thank god no
Got new tape on the bike
Drew63 learn how to wrap your own if you're going to do white.
Not too difficult to do? Just a bit hard living in an apartment without a garage or driveway type of area.
Not at all. There are several videos on youtube that will teach you. Super easy.
Daniel Ocean I am gonna be in Ventura Wed-Fri 1st week of October. You gonna head up the coast and have a beer and a ride with me?
If I can. Not sure what I have going on that weekend. I am currently "training" for a half marathon at the end of October.
Cross training and carb loading, perfect fit
Just mapped out my ride for Ojai, CA in October. 64 miles with 6200'+ of elevation gain. So basically, first half is all uphill, 2nd half all descending back to starting point. Once again, not super steep gradient but unrelenting climbing for 2+ hours. So geeked.
dallasdawg speak to me/us about what you are doing now. Unless I am mistaken are you not involved with sports recovery now? If not, carry on.
I lost 10lbs in water weight on my 2 rides today, 7 alone tonight. I feel as if a bus full of fat women ran me over. Could you possibly provide services for a guy like me?
1) drink water
3) eat some pussy
4) kick some ass
Just called for a ride home from a ride I could not finish for the 1st time in over a year.
Went on a great ride this past weekend. A bee got stuck in my jersey and stung me so that sucked. Took some cool pictures though. Riding to the top of Lookout Mountain in Chatanooga Saturday morning.
Post-ride determination points toward dehydration. Weird as it was not super hot yesterday but oh well. Rehydrated and doing a recovery ride this pm.
Climbed to the top of Lookout Mtn in Chatanooga today.
Does anyone use a mirror? Considering trying a helmet or glasses mounted mirror, but nothing I've found has good reviews.
I am constantly flexing my quads in front of a mirror. You can't be a quadzilla without steady 'mirin yourself.
But no, I have never used one. I just toss up a prayer for travelling mercies before I ride and hit the road.
Just stopped by the bike shop in Ojai to check the fit and adjust for my ride tomorrow. Then I drove the route, so flippin' geeked.
Looking back down the highway towards Ojai from near the top of Rose Valley summit. This is 11-12 miles with 2600' of climbing. Over half of the climbing at this point.
The next 11-12 miles only gains about 1000' and is rolling terain.
Then the Pine Mountain Summit (highway summit) starts with 900' gained in 3 miles. This is looking north from the top of the pass.
From there, an option is available to take the Ridge Rd and gain another 2050' in 6.1 miles. This will depend on how I am feeling and how much time I have available.
Now to focus on a good night sleep.
This is pretty funny. https://mpora.com/road-cycling/addi...lot-cyber-bullt-takes-kom#ll1VklSfYutdVqfu.97
its all about the KOM