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Here's a nice Strava challenge for you longer riding clydes

Old 10-15-12, 01:41 PM
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Here's a nice Strava challenge for you longer riding clydes

https://app.strava.com/challenges/bmc-79-mile-challenge

aside from weather, it looks eminently doable, unlike some of their challenges. Enjoy!
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Old 10-15-12, 01:50 PM
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The dag gum thing don't start till until 16 Nov.
Too bad it's not earlier in the year or I'd be all over that like a witch on a broom
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Yeah, the timing is tight... you have 3 days to get in a single 79+ mile ride. Aside from setting aside some time, it won't be hard in SoCal at all. Might be hard in Canada.
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Should be able to complete this one as long as it is not snowing.
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I'm in!!!!!!!!!!!! Hopefully it's not snowing here.

Thanks TrojanHorse.
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good thing I didn't plan a ride for that saturday yet, I do have my baby shower sunday so that won't work.

Signed up "just in case" i hit it
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Old 10-15-12, 04:44 PM
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My issue is that we have tickets to see Rush at the Honda Ctr on Nov 17....and I go back to working 5 days a week before then...so can't fit it on the Friday. I signed up...If I can do it on the Saturday I should be able to knock this out.
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Well, I only have one possible day out of those three, so I'll just have to set aside three hours and knock it out.
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3 hours!!! You want to tow me behind you so I can get credit too
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This falls on the weekend of the Tour de Tuscon... and I'm doing the 111 mile route.. so np.
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3 hours..you slacker, start peddling faster!
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3 hours..you slacker, start peddling faster!
Oy, the both of you!

You signed up, right? Nobody said they had to be 79 hilly miles.
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I am in if I can. Work is freaking killing me and its only going to get worse over the next two months...been on 60 hour weeks for the last three...home this week but then gone again.

have to make more money, buy more bikes!

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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
Well, I only have one possible day out of those three, so I'll just have to set aside three hours and knock it out.
That 3 hours include an ice-cream stop in the middle? Sheesh, get with the program TJ
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Oy, the both of you!

You signed up, right? Nobody said they had to be 79 hilly miles.
I live in the hills, don't think I have an option
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I live in the hills, don't think I have an option
Yeah, but you have that nice new squeak free bike that pedals for you!
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Originally Posted by st3venb View Post
This falls on the weekend of the Tour de Tuscon... and I'm doing the 111 mile route.. so np.
I'll be there with you!
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Im in! Will be my biggest challenge yet. Next thing is choose the route, I havent done more than 50 miles in one day so I will probably go flat instead of hitting the mountains. Will flip a coin for it.
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Should be a piece of cake on that new Venge you got... what did you ever do about that? Did you test one? I'm afraid to...
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Thanks for the notice, TH. I'm in. Now, to map out the route. Open weekend so far, so might do it twice ... or thrice, (we're off ever other Friday, and the 16th is off).
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Should be a piece of cake on that new Venge you got... what did you ever do about that? Did you test one? I'm afraid to...
felt like it wasnt enough you know... In all honestly I rode a carbon fiber bike and didnt like it much over my FELT. Scott FOIL 15 with Ui2 to be precise. I feel that riding a carbon bike is more like riding a honda sports bike and riding an alum bike is more like riding my ducati. Even though the honda might be faster or smoother the ducati just has a bit more soul to it with its rattle and attitude.

With enough BS said, I am looking at KTM bikes now and they seem to be some nice bikes.
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