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datlas 07-01-20 01:17 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21563836)
How epic is epic?

Itís a ride to and up Hawk Mountain. I think about 110 miles and lots of climbing. Epic enough.

abshipp 07-01-20 01:20 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21563853)
Itís a ride to and up Hawk Mountain. I think about 110 miles and lots of climbing. Epic enough.

Dang!

Will you be climbing the eastern or western slope?

datlas 07-01-20 01:22 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21563864)
Dang!

Will you be climbing the eastern or western slope?

Lemme check. Here is the tentative route.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33191159

edit: looks like up the West and down the East side

MoAlpha 07-01-20 01:23 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21563816)
Which bottles did you get? I need to get a couple new ones too, and probably will get the Camelbak Podium 24oz.

No idea. They have something printed on them, but they are entirely generic and standard and the usual 24 oz (?) sort of size. However, they are clear plastic and clean, unlike the ugly, mismatched, white ones they're replacing.

LAJ 07-01-20 01:26 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21563876)
No idea. They have something printed on them, but they are entirely generic and standard and the usual 24 oz (?) sort of size. However, they are clear plastic and clean, unlike the ugly, mismatched, white ones they're replacing.

Scarred up yet clean bottle just show that you're a serious cyclist.

abshipp 07-01-20 01:26 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21563871)
Lemme check. Here is the tentative route.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33191159

edit: looks like up the West and down the East side

How nice that you get to climb over the ridge, descend back down, and then climb back up again :D

Knowing how RWGPS likes to underestimate elevation, that is an epic day indeed.

MoAlpha 07-01-20 01:29 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21563883)
Scarred up yet clean bottle just show that you're a serious cyclist.

The old ones aren't clean either, but who cares how they look on the inside.

MoAlpha 07-01-20 01:33 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21563871)
Lemme check. Here is the tentative route.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33191159

edit: looks like up the West and down the East side

That won't be much fun in anything under 94ļ F.

And at least you'll be near Intercourse.

datlas 07-01-20 01:36 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21563876)
No idea. They have something printed on them, but they are entirely generic and standard and the usual 24 oz (?) sort of size. However, they are clear plastic and clean, unlike the ugly, mismatched, white ones they're replacing.

Itís personal, but I like the camelbak valves, compared to the usual bite to drink close on your butt ones.

MoAlpha 07-01-20 01:39 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21563904)
It’s personal, but I like the camelbak valves, compared to the usual bite to drink close on your butt ones.

Me too. They only had one of the model with that sort of valve and they have to match. I have one top like that which I may transfer to one of the new bottles, but it will give me the OCD pruritus.

I don't close the other kind.

Incidentally, I am thinking of starting to carry green tea, which I have been using as a stimulant and euphoriant for the past year. I'd love to start slugging that stuff on the second half of a ride long ride.

seedsbelize 07-01-20 01:46 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21563891)
The old ones aren't clean either, but who cares how they look on the inside.

That's how I always felt. I lent one to a friend, and when she couldn't get it clean to her specs, she threw it out. I raised such a fuss that she went back and picked it out of the trash can.

seedsbelize 07-01-20 01:49 PM

Are stores limiting the number of shoppers allowed inside up there?
The line to get into Costco, today at noon, resembled the immigration line at Hartsfield Jackson Airport. And was moving about as fast. I bugged out.

MoAlpha 07-01-20 01:50 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21563921)
That's how I always felt. I lent one to a friend, and when she couldn't get it clean to her specs, she threw it out. I raised such a fuss that she went back and picked it out of the trash can.

There's no funk like y'own funk.

seedsbelize 07-01-20 01:51 PM

I am aware of only one type of valve. I don't normally close them either.

seedsbelize 07-01-20 01:53 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21563928)
There's no funk like y'own funk.

She called it mold. I have since been soaking them in cloro solution when they turn black inside. It can't hurt.

datlas 07-01-20 02:00 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21563921)
That's how I always felt. I lent one to a friend, and when she couldn't get it clean to her specs, she threw it out. I raised such a fuss that she went back and picked it out of the trash can.

Was it IN the trash or ON the trash?

#TheEclairWasNotInTheTrash

phrantic09 07-01-20 02:01 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21563871)
Lemme check. Here is the tentative route.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33191159

edit: looks like up the West and down the East side

Iíd probably die doing that

datlas 07-01-20 02:06 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21563955)
Iíd probably die doing that

You are in Saratoga. Ever ride up Whiteface?? Itís a blast. I highly recommend it if you like climbing.

phrantic09 07-01-20 02:08 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21563965)
You are in Saratoga. Ever ride up Whiteface?? Itís a blast. I highly recommend it if you like climbing.

I plan on going sometime soon. The summit is closed but theyíre letting people up.

I love climbing, Iím just too fat to be any good at it.

datlas 07-01-20 02:10 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21563969)
I plan on going sometime soon. The summit is closed but theyíre letting people up.

I love climbing, Iím just too fat to be any good at it.

I did it 2 years ago. Itís a consistent climb. Roughly 8% for 8 miles. Find a gear combo you can sustain for 8% without going into the red zone, and you can do it.

LesterOfPuppets 07-01-20 02:19 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21563904)
Itís personal, but I like the camelbak valves, compared to the usual bite to drink close on your butt ones.

CB valves are nifty.

I use bottles with ye olde valves, and just leave them open after I take my first drink. Gotta make the first drink a big one so not too much sloshes out

datlas 07-01-20 02:29 PM

Cool water stop from today.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6bd8e2878.jpeg

WhyFi 07-01-20 02:34 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21563978)
I did it 2 years ago. Itís a consistent climb. Roughly 8% for 8 miles. Find a gear combo you can sustain for 8% without going into the red zone, and you can do it.

Hmmmm... If I find a gear combo that I can sustain on 8%, then the challenge becomes keeping the bike upright at such low speeds.

datlas 07-01-20 02:37 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21564029)
Hmmmm... If I find a gear combo that I can sustain on 8%, then the challenge becomes keeping the bike upright at such low speeds.

I donít get into trouble until I hit 15%.

BillyD 07-01-20 02:46 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21563356)
Wawa break at mile 37. 26 to go. Humid as heck.

You can say Hell.


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