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Old 05-09-18, 10:58 AM
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Good call. Meanwhile, I'm over here in the south of France getting fat and lazy. You guys will smoke me a week from Sunday.
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Choose the Pelizzoli! (spelled right?) The retelling of it's history with the bike to look at is icing on the cake.

Other wrenching is getting in the way of my bike wrenching. Just about finished though. I have a new set of Columbus tubing decals for the Lotus. I am not the one to be putting them on if quality work is to be done. Can someone else apply them for me? I can offer some craft brews from one of the Richmond brewers as payment. Maybe I can bring a couple of 6 packs and they can be applied by committee. Let me know what brand/brew you desire and I will bring some.
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. I have a new set of Columbus tubing decals for the Lotus. I am not the one to be putting them on if quality work is to be done. Can someone else apply them for me? I can offer some craft brews from one of the Richmond brewers as payment. Maybe I can bring a couple of 6 packs and they can be applied by committee. Let me know what brand/brew you desire and I will bring some.
I definitely wrench for beer.
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My bike choice may well hinge on my pre-SOTR days, either in Greensboro or here. If I go to Classic Rendezvous, I may only take one bike due to hassle. I did get my 11-32 new cassette in the mail, so it's the Ironman 7700 2x9 11-32 and 53/38 or it's the Raleigh with DA 2x10 downtube shifting, 53/38 and 11-30. Won't know until I load the car.....
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Does anyone have arrival times or need a ride from the airport? I may skip the Classic Rendezvous in Greensboro and just head up to Lynchburg early. I would have to buy a weekend pass in Greensboro just to look at bikes being set up (Expo is not until Sunday).

So, I will likely drive through Greensboro, stop and say hi to iab and crank_addict, meet any other C&V folks I may come across, then head to Lynchburg. This will give me time to pick up craft beers for Spaghetti Legs and make sure the people coming from my area are getting there.

I just finished up one local guy's bike for the ride; he picked up a nice used 4.7 Madone and it's now a 48/34 compact with an 11-34 rear, full 5700. Nice bike.

In the process, I cleaned up two bikes and may bring both. Still on the fence, but it's either the Purple Haze Ironman for the 2nd time, 53/38 and 11-32 or the Centurion Carbon-R for the 2nd time, 50/34 and 11-28 Right now, the Ironman looks like the pick, because it has such nice shiny spokes, and it's steel, and it has a bigger saddle bag. But only one bottle cage! OMG.

The event is likely going to run short of gels (because riders hog them) and so I picked up some, and some Body Glide, and some pickles to eat during the week, generate some juice.
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I am not going to rework my Ironman for this event.
I am not going to rework my Ironman for this event.
I am not going to rework my Ironman for this event.
I am considering reworking my Ironman for this event.
I am foolish and deluded.
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I got the new wheelset laced up last night. Honey dos today. I will get it trued tomorrow evening. I ran a half marathon last Saturday and a decent recovery ride on Sunday. I have been putting in 1.5- 2 hours each night on the gym spin bikes for the last 2 weeks to get my butt acclimated to the saddle. My gym has outstanding scenery until around 10pm then it drops off. All of that riding in regular shorts will toughen up the backside quickly. You can't overdo it, though especially without friction control. Friday night I went too long and got some chafing. Had to break out the Desitin. I know, TMI but this is a segway for a product plug. Robbie mentioned Body Glide. Gold Bond makes a product that is as good as any friction control/lube that I have tried. It is sold at Walmart and is way cheaper than the other stuff.

http://www.goldbond.com/blog/product/friction-defense/

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All of that riding in regular shorts will toughen up the backside quickly. You can't overdo it, though especially without friction control. Friday night I went too long and got some chafing. Had to break out the Desitin. I know, TMI but this is a segway for a product plug. Robbie mentioned Body Glide. Gold Bond makes a product that is as good as any friction control/lube that I have tried. It is sold at Walmart and is way cheaper than the other stuff.

Friction Defense ? Gold Bond Medicated

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Thanks for the update on your butt, Pat. Please come to the event with an assembled bike.

I prepared myself for SOTR like I always do: I visualize myself not bonking. Then, on ride day, I just follow Doc.

I may bring some brownies. Brownies and the overlooks on Thunder Ridge go quite well together.
When people ask "why are you stopping?" I say, "for a brownie."
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I ride year round, with varying distances based on the seasons. We're in hot season now, so I'm in time trial mode. 1 hour 40 minutes daily. This morning was my last ride before SOTR. I'm feeling strong.
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Ok, so I lubed my chain.
On the Ironman.

Now, the purple/yellow Pirate jersey, or the yellow DiMarchi.....
Starting to look at weather forecasts.
Starting to get excited.

Do I ride this week or rest my knees?
I have a moderate chest cold.
Sweating in mid-90's should help.
I ate two boxes of Craisins. Uh-oh, 200 calories of carbs. Better ride.
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It is mid summer- like heat/humidity here the past couple days. I hope it clears up some. I have been overwhelmed with non-cycling issues recently and the legs are shot. So bad I've been eyeballing the super light plastic bike to get me though. Game day decision.
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95 here today, so a short ride and then a 4-mile walk that kicked my ass. Bike rode so well I considered it for the Ridge....but Not reworking it to climb. I'm good with the Ironman.
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58 and raining here in Arles, France. Lots of walking, but also lots of eating and drinking. Haven't been on a bike in almost two weeks, so we are testing the limits of 'how long will that fitness last for an old man' study they did a few years ago. Had lost 30 pounds before the trip, sure I've picked up a couple since. Will hit the road on Thursday and Friday, hopefully stretch out the leg muscles and feel ready for The Hills of SOTR.

Interesting factoid: in the past two weeks, have seen plenty of bikes. All fall into e of two categories, either city step through type commuters, or high end-ish crabon roadies. Have only seen one bike since getting here that was interesting enough to tske a photo, which was an early 90's TVT.
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There' a lot.to be said for rest, too, Doc.

Looks like rain on Sat, "maybe"on Sun. Temps look great. 65-85. Figure 65 at stsrt, dropping to 60 or so on the climb and gradually increasing all day. Perfect.
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I get on a plane for Richmond this afternoon. Harrisonburg on Friday, and Lynchburg Saturday.
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I get on a plane for Richmond this afternoon. Harrisonburg on Friday, and Lynchburg Saturday.
You picked the right day to come in. We had T-storms yesterday. Nothing today, T-storms tomorrow through the end of the week. I sure you have a welcoming party. If you have some problems and need some local assistance I can help out. I'll send you a PM with contact info.

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Ok people, here is a list of the local craft breweries in the RVA.

https://www.visitrichmondva.com/drin...nd-beer-trail/

Here is a store that sells what is bottled for consumption away from the brewery. Give me some requests and I will bring some. If you look under the Local Beer tab it will list both RVA and Virginia brews. Maybe I can find some sampler packs there as well.

https://store.gtgrva.com/collections/rva-brews
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Brews

I am stopping at a place en route that has 1200 craft beers. I should be able to pick up a few.

Since no one posted their "times," I will start....

Tonight finds me in Greensboro to meet crank_addict and iab at Classic Rendezvous. Tomorrow AM I will ride the slow Tour of the area, shower up, and ETA in Lynchburg approx 4 pm.

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Ok people, here is a list of the local craft breweries in the RVA.

https://www.visitrichmondva.com/drin...nd-beer-trail/

Here is a store that sells what is bottled for consumption away from the brewery. Give me some requests and I will bring some. If you look under the Local Beer tab it will list both RVA and Virginia brews. Maybe I can find some sampler packs there as well.

https://store.gtgrva.com/collections/rva-brews
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I expect to leave Northern VA around 11 and hit Lynchburg between 2 and 3. Will go right to the YMCA and look around for familar faces until packet pickup is organized and open. We thinking of dinner at that Italian place again this year?

If anyone comes across sixers of Blonde Hunny Ale (it's brewed in Nellysford, I think, by Wolf something brewery), please pick two up for me.
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I should be in Lynchburg around 2.
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I have no idea about time. I just rolled into Harrisonburg a couple hours ago.
My bike us still in its box from Merida, and will remain so until tomorrow afternoon. Massively looking forward to getting some exercise.
We are assuming we are to bring our own bedding for the Y. We have both searched high and low and seen no mention whatsoever.
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We're firing up the grill at my place unless the rain is still here. 3 solid days so far.
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I have no idea about time. I just rolled into Harrisonburg a couple hours ago.
My bike us still in its box from Merida, and will remain so until tomorrow afternoon. Massively looking forward to getting some exercise.
We are assuming we are to bring our own bedding for the Y. We have both searched high and low and seen no mention whatsoever.
Hasta mañana.
Looks like we're leaving at 1:30, in order to arrive at 4. Packet pickup and head out to spagetti legs.
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I'm dragging, but finally on the way. The last day and 1/2 hasn't went as planned. that's life. Should be there about 7:30.
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Good ride, Great to meet seedsbelize and Hadley. Spaghetti Legs was a great host, and the week of rain broke for the event. Legs rode well, despite his schedule lately, and Doc and I did our usual. Pat crossed my path late, right before rollout, so I did not see him.

Another great job by the event.

Highlight: meeting "seeds."
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