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Old 05-31-13, 01:04 PM
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Time Change - GMR to the Village 6/30 with Team Unlikely Cyclist

As a result of heat concerns Team Unlikely Cyclist has decided to call off our ride up GMR on 6/30 in the interest of safety for our team members.

Anyone who chooses to ride - please be safe

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Old 06-01-13, 11:20 PM
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Hey BG05, what do you mean "Team Unlikely Cyclist". I AM THE Unlikely Cyclist. I'm a lousy climber, I suck on the flat and I'm a real chicken going downhill (ask CalamariChris). On top of that, as it is evident from the picture below, I have certain riding habits that had me banned from all SoCal cycling clubs. But I like the sport anyway.



Oh, and I usually don't do rides that start before 8:00 AM, but I'll try to make this one.
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Hey BG, My girlfriend and myself will try to make it. It would be nice to see MR Beanz there.
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I will try to make it! The Grand Tour Double is the prev. weekend, so GMR/GRR would make a fine recovery ride.

Plus, we just might make it to Missy's (Mt.Baldy Lodge) in time for cinnamon rolls!



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Old 06-07-13, 12:58 PM
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I'm still holding out hope... just got out of my cast today and into a soft cast / boot but still only partial weight bearing so I'm not sure when I'll be able to pedal.
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June 30th is only a couple days away from the annual "lock the GMR and GRR gate to motorized traffic on the Fourth of July" ride. I won't be there on Sunday, but will on the Fourth, (Thursday).
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Old 06-07-13, 02:59 PM
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What's the stats on this ride?
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Old 06-08-13, 06:33 PM
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Hey BG05, what do you mean "Team Unlikely Cyclist".
i ride with a team of women out of the shop "The Unlikely Cyclist" a women's cycling boutique in Costa Mesa and is owned/operated by BikeForums.net member Vntgdrms (Lisa). The picture of the women in Blue/Celeste kits is the team and our current kits
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Originally Posted by Beachgrad05 View Post
i ride with a team of women out of the shop "The Unlikely Cyclist" a women's cycling boutique in Costa Mesa and is owned/operated by BikeForums.net member Vntgdrms (Lisa). The picture of the women in Blue/Celeste kits is the team and our current kits
Thanks BG05! I kind of figured it out from the photos that this is a women's club but I saw Mr. Beanz on the guests-of-honour list, so I assumed there is no discrimination based on gender for this ride. By the way, I wonder what's up with Beanz - haven't seen him post, haven't seen his videos… Did he retire from the "big sport"? Anyway, I'm still in but don't wait for me. I'll see what time I get there and I'll probably park at the high school.

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June 30th is only a couple days away from the annual "lock the GMR and GRR gate to motorized traffic on the Fourth of July" ride. I won't be there on Sunday, but will on the Fourth, (Thursday).
Good point, Volosong. I'm seriously considering doing the 4-th of July ride too. It was a lot of fun last year.

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Good point, Volosong. I'm seriously considering doing the 4-th of July ride too. It was a lot of fun last year.
Might wait for the 4th as well. That sounds like an idea! Closed roads and hundreds of cyclists! Last year was a blast!
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Might wait for the 4th as well. That sounds like an idea! Closed roads and hundreds of cyclists! Last year was a blast!
There you are! Well, then I'll see you either on 6/30 or 7/4.
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As we are aiming for the Village and are bringing a SAG vehicle "just in case"... Team Unlikely Cyclist will be doing the 30th
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Old 06-17-13, 01:06 PM
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**** me thats alot of climbing. Any good decents/tight corners? Is anyone from Escondido going that I could carpool with? I could pitch in for fuel.
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**** me thats alot of climbing. Any good decents/tight corners? Is anyone from Escondido going that I could carpool with? I could pitch in for fuel.
Lol. The descent from the Village down GRR is glorious. Trust me.

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**** me thats alot of climbing. Any good decents/tight corners? Is anyone from Escondido going that I could carpool with? I could pitch in for fuel.
I'm a maybe on this. Just sprained my ankle pretty bad last week, swelling is finally going down. I will test the road bike on thursday and then again on the weekend.

YES many tight turns, lightly banked w/o guard rail types
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I need to give my new Tarmac a good test, Should I try and bum some carbon wheels and tubies for this one?
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If you never taken Carbon wheels down a MT before, I wouldn't recommend it.
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I don't brake a whole lot. Cornering is probably my strongest area.(way to many twisties and track days on a GSXR). The fun thing is, I have yet to find my tarmacs limit as far as cornering. It would be about another 100 grams, but I am seriously considering putting the 25's on for this ride instead of the 23's. just for MOAR grip.
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I don't brake a whole lot. Cornering is probably my strongest area.(way to many twisties and track days on a GSXR). The fun thing is, I have yet to find my tarmacs limit as far as cornering. It would be about another 100 grams, but I am seriously considering putting the 25's on for this ride instead of the 23's. just for MOAR grip.
you'll find the limit on gmr
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Sounds like fun
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It would be about another 100 grams, but I am seriously considering putting the 25's on for this ride instead of the 23's. just for MOAR grip.
100 grams is a lot to carry up the hill but you can easily compensate. Try drilling a bunch of holes in the soles of your shoes, not wearing socks and removing the handlebar tape for starters.
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You think the lack of handlebar tape would make me more aero? I mean I gotta save that 1/4 watt. I gues if I surgically removed my shoulders that would be more aero as well?
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you'll find the limit on gmr
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its called the center line then the pile of dirt before the cliff which would make for a sweet jump @ 30+
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its called the center line then the pile of dirt before the cliff which would make for a sweet jump @ 30+
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The "guardrail" when there is one, is a pile of rocks, cemented together to form a barrier about 2 feet high. After that, there are places where it would be a looooooong swan dive to the bottom.

Here is a video a bud took of Teresa and I on the GRR descent. Check it out at about 1:49:


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