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genejockey 08-12-22 04:15 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22608364)
Where is the good mountain biking?

I think it starts somewhere around the western border of Nebraska, if I remember right. We were driving across the US on I-80, and when we got to the border between Wyoming and Nebraska it seemed to get REALLY flat, VERY suddenly. Then it stayed that way all the way across.

I thought Nebraska had the most boring scenery I'd ever seen. Then I drove across South Dakota on I-90.

big john 08-12-22 04:16 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22608367)
Lordy. That's flat.

My nephew was out here for a conference and came by to visit. He lives in Virginia Beach, which is pretty damn flat. He found all our hills very intimidating.

When we moved out here from Cleveland my mother thought those big "bumps" sticking out of the ground were weird.

big john 08-12-22 04:22 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22608374)
I think it starts somewhere around the western border of Nebraska, if I remember right. We were driving across the US on I-80, and when we got to the border between Wyoming and Nebraska it seemed to get REALLY flat, VERY suddenly. Then it stayed that way all the way across.

I thought Nebraska had the most boring scenery I'd ever seen. Then I drove across South Dakota on I-90.

This week Yahoo had a story on best places to retire and Sioux Falls was rated very high.

big john 08-12-22 04:26 PM

100 or higher here for the foreseeable future. Friends are talking about driving to the next valley tomorrow where it will be a little less hot and we won't have to climb back into our valley at the end.

datlas 08-12-22 04:29 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22608385)
100 or higher here for the foreseeable future. Friends are talking about driving to the next valley tomorrow where it will be a little less hot and we won't have to climb back into our valley at the end.

Hot.

Luckily, it’s gonna cool down to the upper 50’s tonight and should be in the 60’s and 70’s for tomorrow’s century. The predicted high is 80.

I am cool with that.

gnome 08-12-22 04:38 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22608011)
Correct. My favorite rest stop snack at 80 miles into a hot century is a medium-size bag of potato chips. Good mix of salt/carbs, and readily available anywhere because USA.

they also make excellent hiking food for the very same reason. very good weight to energy ratio as well, which is important when you are carrying everything on your back.

Eric F 08-12-22 04:40 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22608385)
100 or higher here for the foreseeable future. Friends are talking about driving to the next valley tomorrow where it will be a little less hot and we won't have to climb back into our valley at the end.

This is a big part of the reason I've been trying to get together with my friend who lives near Sullivan Canyon. It's always WAY cooler out there than the SGV. Tomorrow, however, I'm stuck riding local. Going to try to get a couple hours in the dirt before 10am.

Mojo31 08-12-22 04:46 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22608330)
And, when you went out for a ride, this would be a lot of your view. Beans would be most of the rest with a little wheat thrown in. This is pretty close to most of your climbing, too. :lol:


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...76889bbf4.jpeg

I could KOM that.

Trsnrtr 08-12-22 04:52 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22608364)
Where is the good mountain biking?

I don’t mountain bike but my friends that do, ride in the woods.

Trsnrtr 08-12-22 04:55 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22608404)
I could KOM that.

You’d be amazed. Take a 25 year old on a decent aero frame and a 30 mph tailwind and the speeds are pretty daunting.

Mojo31 08-12-22 05:06 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22608414)
You’d be amazed. Take a 25 year old on a decent aero frame and a 30 mph tailwind and the speeds are pretty daunting.

I was joking about being able to conquer the incline.

I have no illusion that I could KOM anything.

Maybe a hill that nobody knows about.

Bah Humbug 08-12-22 05:08 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22608100)
You will never get KOM with that attitude, young man!

Indeed.

Bah Humbug 08-12-22 05:08 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22608097)
Nothing really big or really steep, though.

Shows how he eats shifter cables though.

datlas 08-12-22 05:14 PM


Originally Posted by gnome (Post 22608394)
they also make excellent hiking food for the very same reason. very good weight to energy ratio as well, which is important when you are carrying everything on your back.

Do you guys call them chips or crisps??

Oh, and feeling better I hope?

datlas 08-12-22 05:15 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22608424)
Shows how he eats shifter cables though.

You rang??

seedsbelize2 08-12-22 05:19 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22607976)
In for Cupcakes, DingDongs, Twinkies, etc.

There was a time when I had a Little Debbie addiction.

gnome 08-12-22 05:20 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22608432)
Do you guys call them chips or crisps??

Oh, and feeling better I hope?

we call them chips. same as the hot fried potato chips. If you go somewhere that sells both a scoop of chips is the hot ones, a bag of chips are the cold ones.

Mostly better. I was lucky, for me it was just like a moderate cold with a bit of extra fatigue and chest tightness early on.

seedsbelize2 08-12-22 05:24 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22608010)
I used to stop at what was then a bike-friendly Chevron station in Woodside and grab a Snickers and a quart of Gatorade after 40-50 miles for the 15 mile ride home through a Suburban Food Desert. This was after that time that I passed that same station feeling slightly peckish and bonked hard with 3 miles to get home, nobody at home to pick me up, and no cell phone to call them with even if I'd wanted to.

I often go this route. A good combo.

seedsbelize2 08-12-22 05:27 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22608036)
I just wish there was consistency to my bodies needs. Sometimes I need food at mile 30 other times I won’t eat til mile 75.

Today I ate at mile 40 and still crashed and burned at mile 71. Came out of no where.

It always does. The beauty of the bonk. Everything's fine and then suddenly it's not.

datlas 08-12-22 05:28 PM


Originally Posted by gnome (Post 22608440)
we call them chips. same as the hot fried potato chips. If you go somewhere that sells both a scoop of chips is the hot ones, a bag of chips are the cold ones.

Mostly better. I was lucky, for me it was just like a moderate cold with a bit of extra fatigue and chest tightness early on.

We call them chips too. Our UK brethren call them crisps and they call French fries “chips.”

seedsbelize2 08-12-22 05:32 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22608075)
I need to upgrade my on-bike fuel intake. Right now, I'm just doing gels every 30-45 min (ish). What do you recommend for bottle mixes? I tend to prefer citrus flavors.

I can do one geal but the second leaves me feeling the need for something in my belly. These days that's a banana. I can eat two, spaced apart, without one of them becoming soup before I get to it.

2manybikes 08-12-22 05:35 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22608456)
I can do one geal but the second leaves me feeling the need for something in my belly. These days that's a banana. I can eat two, spaced apart, without one of them becoming soup before I get to it.

It was great entertainment when my friend left a banana on top of his camera in his bag on a long ride.

Bah Humbug 08-12-22 05:51 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22608433)
You rang??

Well I was talking about you, yes. :)

Bah Humbug 08-12-22 05:51 PM

Raise and promotion are visible in Workday and Monday's paycheck will be a biggie. :)

Well, compared to before. Not to some here...

big john 08-12-22 05:52 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22608397)
This is a big part of the reason I've been trying to get together with my friend who lives near Sullivan Canyon. It's always WAY cooler out there than the SGV. Tomorrow, however, I'm stuck riding local. Going to try to get a couple hours in the dirt before 10am.

Should be fine. I was considering Bouquet Canyon with the Santa Clarita club. Sounds hot but NOAA says 93 at noon when it should finish and its 25 miles of downhill at the end.
Instead, I'll probably drive to Simi and ride with a small group to the west and back. At least we won't have to climb Santa Susana pass at the end. Always a tough finish on a hot day.


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