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phrantic09 02-24-22 11:26 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22419863)
Recommended rider:
  • Adventure-seeking bicycle owner!

pretty much

big john 02-24-22 11:39 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22419965)
pretty much

From the brief description it sounds awesome! Are you going to race it? It said something about racing if you want and I wasn't sure if it was a timed event or what they meant. Have you done the route before?

phrantic09 02-24-22 11:41 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22419982)
From the brief description it sounds awesome! Are you going to race it? It said something about racing if you want and I wasn't sure if it was a timed event or what they meant. Have you done the route before?

I’ve ridden most of the roads except the parts in VT. It’ll be a ton of fun. I won’t race it, I’ll push, but also take my time at the feed stops.

Mojo31 02-24-22 11:51 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22419721)
There are no calm heads. Example:

"Lot of people in Ukraine crowding together inside. Only 35% of Ukrainians have been vaccinated. Less than 2% have been boosted."

Id take my chances with the Cov over a cruise missile.

LAJ 02-24-22 12:10 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22419989)
Id take my chances with the Cov over a cruise missile.

That was my point. Who in the hell would even think of something like that, at a time like that?

We're doomed.

indyfabz 02-24-22 12:10 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22419835)
Mrs datlas and I took a long walk in our temporary neighborhood. We braved the 35F temps.

Currently sleeting back home.

Mojo31 02-24-22 12:25 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22420010)
That was my point. Who in the hell would even think of something like that, at a time like that?

We're doomed.

Actually, they might be doomed. Our homes are still standing, so we are good.

indyfabz 02-24-22 12:26 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22419641)
Also signed up for this today

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34809666

Also pretty sure I’m coming off of the waitlist for Rasputitsa up in the NE Kingdom of VT this spring- it’s supposed to be nasty. I’m sure there will be a crash or two.

Have you ever done D2R2? Sounds like your cup of tea. I did the metric route in 2012. Hardest one-day, supported ride I ever did. Something like close to 8,000' of climbing that year. Didn't help that my Surly LHT was the wrong bike, but it was the only off-road-capable bike I had. Another year I did a combination of the Green River Route to lunch and the metric route on the way back. It's a fun event for a good cause (land preservation) that starts in the town where I attended high school. The food at the start, along the route and at the finish was terrific. You even got a free beer.

D2R2 - The Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnée - Franklin Land Trust

Last year the 180K route had nearly 13,000' of climbing:

D2R2 2021 (ridewithgps.com)

BTW...I have an supported tour planned for VT this spring. Brattleboro to St. Albans that passes through the NEK near the end and includes Jay Peak from east to west. Rode up that way in 2012 during a supported trip in the state. Very beautiful.

Mojo31 02-24-22 12:28 PM

Ruskies don’t seem too smartski: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world...dRe?li=BBnb7Kz

phrantic09 02-24-22 12:49 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22420030)
Have you ever done D2R2? Sounds like your cup of tea. I did the metric route in 2012. Hardest one-day, supported ride I ever did. Something like close to 8,000' of climbing that year. Didn't help that my Surly LHT was the wrong bike, but it was the only off-road-capable bike I had. Another year I did a combination of the Green River Route to lunch and the metric route on the way back. It's a fun event for a good cause (land preservation) that starts in the town where I attended high school. The food at the start, along the route and at the finish was terrific. You even got a free beer.

D2R2 - The Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnée - Franklin Land Trust

Last year the 180K route had nearly 13,000' of climbing:

D2R2 2021 (ridewithgps.com)

BTW...I have an supported tour planned for VT this spring. Brattleboro to St. Albans that passes through the NEK near the end and includes Jay Peak from east to west. Rode up that way in 2012 during a supported trip in the state. Very beautiful.

I was looking at D2R2- it looks fun

indyfabz 02-24-22 01:11 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22420050)
I was looking at D2R2- it looks fun

Note that I think it often (if not always) sells out. Lots of hearty riders. Even saw one really fast couple riding a tandem. Just missed seeing a bear the first year.

The first year we camped the Friday before the event and the Saturday afterwards. (There was a shuttle to a nearby public school for showers.) Rooms in the immediate area are relatively scarce. You have to head down to the Northampton area for more.

It was a homecoming for me. I had not been back to visit campus since 1991. (The town is full of historic houses you can visit.) I even got to see a classmate who was working in alumni relations for the school.

phrantic09 02-24-22 01:51 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22420076)
Note that I think it often (if not always) sells out. Lots of hearty riders. Even saw one really fast couple riding a tandem. Just missed seeing a bear the first year.

The first year we camped the Friday before the event and the Saturday afterwards. (There was a shuttle to a nearby public school for showers.) Rooms in the immediate area are relatively scarce. You have to head down to the Northampton area for more.

It was a homecoming for me. I had not been back to visit campus since 1991. (The town is full of historic houses you can visit.) I even got to see a classmate who was working in alumni relations for the school.

I have to base 99% of the group events I do around my custody calendar so sometime have to skip some of the more fun ones. Like… Tour of the Catskills falls right in the middle of vacation so I wo t do that this year. Hoping I can do the Peacham Fall Fondo, which Ian Boswell puts on, that looks pretty fun.

Mojo31 02-24-22 02:13 PM

Good on ya - kids first. :beer:

indyfabz 02-24-22 02:16 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22420118)
Hoping I can do the Peacham Fall Fondo, which Ian Boswell puts on, that looks pretty fun.

We rode through Peacham during the 2010 Cycle Vermont trip run by Adventure Cycling. Purdy.

My planned route for this spring has me staying a bit west of there at Stillwater State Park in Groton State Forest for two nights then heading northeast to Brighton. Looks to be a hard day:

Dashboard · Ride with GPS

genejockey 02-24-22 05:08 PM

Quiet afternoon. Everyone must be doing Wordle...
Sheer luck.

Wordle 250 2/6

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genejockey 02-24-22 06:03 PM

Last week, it was unseasonably warm. This week, it's seasonably unwarm.

rjones28 02-24-22 06:15 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22420304)
Quiet afternoon. Everyone must be doing Wordle...
Sheer luck.

Wordle 250 2/6

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Bike stuff.

abshipp 02-24-22 07:25 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22419448)
They should make the larger and fill the empty space with something heavy so we still feel manly wielding them, amirite?

You could retrofit something like this:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b9085711ee.jpg

Because if something can at all possible look like a retrofuturistic ray gun, then it should.

abshipp 02-24-22 07:27 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22419641)
Also signed up for this today

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34809666

How honest is RWGPS on the elevation for that?

I recently did a route advertised as 40 miles and 2500'. It was 40 miles but 3500' according to my Wahoo (and my legs!)

LesterOfPuppets 02-24-22 08:02 PM

UP snow totals:

https://scontent.fphx1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...Mg&oe=621D4DD4

LesterOfPuppets 02-24-22 08:11 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22420304)
Quiet afternoon. Everyone must be doing Wordle...
Sheer luck.

Wordle 250 2/6

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🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Worked, then went for a stroll. Might wordle in a bit, after I enjoy more of this Korbinian doppelbock.

It was truly heaven on earth out there today, soon to transform into hell on earth.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...186dae0fd8.jpg

seedsbelize2 02-24-22 08:14 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22419911)
Man, you've been under a big rock for a good, long time,

This is a true statement.

seedsbelize2 02-24-22 08:15 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22419925)
The newer drills do have enough torque to rip themselves right out of your grip especially if you're using them for nuts and bolts. I borrowed an 18v DeWalt a few times and it has an adjustable clutch which will prevent breaking or stripping screws and drills. Another great feature is the sensitivity of the trigger. You can squeeze a little and get super slow rpm, good for starting screws.

I have two of those, one of which is a hammer drill.

LesterOfPuppets 02-24-22 08:27 PM

East side of the Sierras snow report:

https://scontent.fphx1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...LQ&oe=621CD66E

seedsbelize2 02-24-22 08:31 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22420304)
Quiet afternoon. Everyone must be doing Wordle...
Sheer luck.

Wordle 250 2/6

⬜⬜🟨⬜⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Costco


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