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Old 06-20-15, 09:33 PM
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I'm considering doing it

It's one week after the DD and you'll be in good climbing form (arm twist...)
I have no choice. My gf is Rotary one of the sponsors. I was informed that I was doing the ride before anybody knew there was going to be a ride. LOL
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Perfect weather expected. 82 degrees, winds from the north under 10mph.

http://www.weather.com/weather/weekend/l/55119:4:US
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Perfect weather expected. 82 degrees, winds from the north under 10mph.

http://www.weather.com/weather/weekend/l/55119:4:US
Why do you mock the cycling gods?

Your only hope is reciting 10 hail campagnolos to our lady of the duraace.
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Why do you mock the cycling gods?

Your only hope is reciting 10 hail campagnolos to our lady of the duraace.

You sir just made my signature!
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It sounds intriguing. It meshes with my schedule for the summer. How does it compare in sheer brutality to the late Arcadia's Brute ride?
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The Brute was tougher than this will be. The 150k Brute route had 12 climbs in the 400-600 ft range. The hills in the Menominee area are in the 200-400 range. More of them potentially but not as big. The Red Cedar river cuts smaller valleys than the Mississippi. Not discounting it though, as Star hill in Menominee is a biggie.
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And compared to either this weekends c&v ride is a powderpuff affair...
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Couple questions about the ride. Is the route map on page two of this thread the final route? Should I make a copy of this for the ride? And since I'll not be doing the long route, I'm wondering how many miles are added by doing the loop north of the short route cutoff on the top part of the map?

It looks like it's going to be a superb day for the ride! This will be my first ever ride of this sort (outside of the Chequamegon Fat 40), and I'm looking forward to it! Thanks to those who are organizing the ride!
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Couple questions about the ride. Is the route map on page two of this thread the final route? Should I make a copy of this for the ride? And since I'll not be doing the long route, I'm wondering how many miles are added by doing the loop north of the short route cutoff on the top part of the map?

It looks like it's going to be a superb day for the ride! This will be my first ever ride of this sort (outside of the Chequamegon Fat 40), and I'm looking forward to it! Thanks to those who are organizing the ride!
I was going to run some copies on Friday of the routes.

Wouldn't hurt to print your own just in case.

Hard to know how many copies.........
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It is official that I will be in eastern WI installing decking on my son's porch Saturday :-( so you all have a great time and I'm glad you will have perfect weather. Perhaps I will see some of you on the DD in August or the next time for a Mpls C&V ride if Pete and Grady decide to have an encore. Thanks for organizing it guys!
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It is official that I will be in eastern WI installing decking on my son's porch Saturday :-( so you all have a great time and I'm glad you will have perfect weather. Perhaps I will see some of you on the DD in August or the next time for a Mpls C&V ride if Pete and Grady decide to have an encore. Thanks for organizing it guys!
We'll miss you for sure.

FWIW We could easily do a brewery tour in the Twin Cities in the fall. It would only take us a week or two to hit all of them.
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I have about 20 sets of cue sheets that are fresh off the printer. The map included is a little better than the one on the scan.

As for the cut-off on the "out loop" it will drop about 12 miles from the total, and most of the hills. The hill averse might consider taking the cutoff and we'll catch back up with you at the rest stop in Stillwater. That said, nobody need be in any hurry, and I'm sure we'll be hanging around at the last stop (watering hole) long after the last rider is in.
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I have about 20 sets of cue sheets that are fresh off the printer. The map included is a little better than the one on the scan.

As for the cut-off on the "out loop" it will drop about 12 miles from the total, and most of the hills. The hill averse might consider taking the cutoff and we'll catch back up with you at the rest stop in Stillwater. That said, nobody need be in any hurry, and I'm sure we'll be hanging around at the last stop (watering hole) long after the last rider is in.
I've ridden both routes in the past week and they are real winners.

You just have to decide on your time budget for the day and go from there.
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I'm getting excited, and I'm not even going to be there.
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Well, rats. A family event planned for Sunday has now been moved to Saturday because of potential Sunday rain. Regretfully, I am going to miss this one. Hope you guys have fun and post some pics.
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We'll miss you for sure.

FWIW We could easily do a brewery tour in the Twin Cities in the fall. It would only take us a week or two to hit all of them.
Now that would be fun! Or maybe crossing the border into WI. By fall there will be 8 within a 20 mile radius of my house. Maybe a Hudson-RF-Somerset loop?
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This is the T-1 day bump.

Cue sheets printed, and the weather still cooperating.
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Wind at your backs, folks, safe ride.
(5:07 am). Waiting for results, and pics.
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The inaugural (as far as I know) Twin Cities C&V ride was a 100k (or so) jaunt between White Bear Lake and Stillwater.

Roll off photo.


Some of the Hardware (and ice cream!)




They emerged from the Nason Hill Road climb, Victorious!






Post ride libations along the shore of White Bear Lake. A few riders still to roll in.


I sincerely want to thank all the riders today. I'm learning the ropes of organizing a ride, and took a few notes today: Shorter lunch stop. Fewer hills on the return leg, maybe... Drive side photos. Unfortunately, the ride's P.R. department had car trouble and didn't make the roll off.

A fun ride and good company!
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The inaugural (as far as I know) Twin Cities C&V ride was a 100k (or so) jaunt between White Bear Lake and Stillwater.

Roll off photo.


A fun ride and good company!
Thanks for putting organizing everything. Everyone was super approachable and nice and the ride itself was very enjoyable. I'm glad the earlier weather forecast didn't come true and we had excellent weather.

That's me on the right with the cyan jersey and the purple Novara Trionfo.
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Back in the day, we'd say "and a good time was had by all."

Thanks for sharing. Looks like one of those good days.
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Apologies and really hard head slap to myself!

Well, guys . . . I was there at the beach parking lot early - just wanted to make certain I was on time. I drove up from Eagan and had my bike all spiffed up, ready to ride. As I opened the car door to get myself together, it dawned on me that I had not been as thorough as I should have been (yes, I had the bike, water, Garmin, energy bar, etc.) - but I had forgotten to bring my shoes! And there's no way I could have done a ride without my shoes. Plus, I was too late to try to find a bike shop and get some platform pedals. Sooooo . . . I headed out of the parking lot and drove home. I passed a few of you who were getting your bikes ready (might have even waved), and somewhat sheepishly and disappointed, headed south.

And I need to apologize. What I should have done before heading home was to stop and chat with those of you who did the ride - I guess my manners were a bit overshadowed by my disappointment with myself. It would have been nice meeting you, seeing your bikes, thanking those who put the ride together, and sending you off. So I apologize for my lapse of common courtesy. I will try to do better next year! At my age and with my knees, I don't know if I'll ever be able to do the long ride, but I know I can do the short ride get to the bar early to get some good seats for everyone when they arrive.

Thanks for sharing the pics - I appreciate seeing the ride. BTW - I did do a nice ride when I got home and corralled my shoes, so the day wasn't a total loss.
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Looks like you had perfect weather and a grand time. Almost enough to make a guy wanna drive 500 miles to participate.

and fwiw... the last time I rode the Seagull Century, I forgot my cycling shoes. Fortunately, I have dual-sided pedals, but there were definitely regrets.
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