For nary all of us can be Cat2 cutiez: the gentleperson's weekly sportif / randonnée / brevet log

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sup dawggiez

✌.✰|ʘ‿ʘ|✰.✌ (Steve Shasta), Monday, 8 March 2010 18:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

so basically these are just group rides

shite new answers (cutty), Monday, 8 March 2010 18:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

;)

shite new answers (cutty), Monday, 8 March 2010 18:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

i TOTALLY woulda won this except i didnt know where the sprint line was and other tales of glory

malicious humor victim (Hunt3r), Monday, 8 March 2010 18:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

y u braek haertz?

this is the softer, anti-macho side of IL2RMB.

let's tandem! ;-)

D :

✌.✰|ʘ‿ʘ|✰.✌ (Steve Shasta), Monday, 8 March 2010 18:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

BIG market for these locally. one just happened on the weekend in the alpine region - 230km with three big climbs. unfortunately it coincided with the worst weekend of storms in about five years, wouldn't have liked to be in that. :0

put your glans up for Detroit (haitch), Tuesday, 9 March 2010 00:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

someone out here is tryna start italian-style gran fondo events, scheduled 3, then moved one, cancelled one.

the triple bypass was pretty fun to do once.

malicious humor victim (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 9 March 2010 00:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

excuse me dear sir, but didn't you just recently partake in an italian food themed cycling event of late? and was it not enjoyable? please share...

✌.✰|ʘ‿ʘ|✰.✌ (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 9 March 2010 00:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

fabio sez that in italy they call it "saturday."

the ride itself was not too special, old(er) guys and a couple ladeez doing 45 miles-- but starting with cappucino and pastry, stopping for cappucino half way, finishing with incredible multi course feast. the next one is this coming sunday, swing by boulder.

malicious humor victim (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 9 March 2010 01:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

(also when everyone is older than u are u have shot at kom)

malicious humor victim (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 9 March 2010 01:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

hahahaha. the true senior circuit. sounds fun to me*!

*old and fat

✌.✰|ʘ‿ʘ|✰.✌ (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 9 March 2010 02:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

shasta u shave your legs?

shite new answers (cutty), Tuesday, 9 March 2010 14:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

Not yet, I will do before my first stage race.

✌.✰|ʘ‿ʘ|✰.✌ (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 9 March 2010 16:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

how many of the guys you sportif with are unshaven?

shite new answers (cutty), Tuesday, 9 March 2010 16:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

Honestly, it's barely shorts weather (last week my shorts made their debut) so I have not peeped the field's grooming habits.

In my early bird crits, it was all long pants/knickers but that was like at 7am.

✌.✰|ʘ‿ʘ|✰.✌ (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 9 March 2010 17:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

this is the course route for this weekend's ride from San Francisco to Santa Cruz. It's almost all flat with rollers with the exception of two mountain passes (1300 feet and 600 feet) but really a gorgeous course, i'll bring my camera with me for action shots.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2682/4420480900_ea0a1de0f5_o.png

we'll make 3 stops at various coffee shops/bakeries on the way and end up at a gastropub in Santa Cruz.

✌.✰|ʘ‿ʘ|✰.✌ (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 9 March 2010 17:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

doest thine suffer thist courseth?

http://www.deathride.com/images/photos/elemaplg.jpg

✌.✰|ʘ‿ʘ|✰.✌ (Steve Shasta), Saturday, 20 March 2010 03:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

whoa. id read about deathride, but i didnt know that it was 3 out and backs rather than an actual circuit. so steep, too.

fat mantis (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 24 March 2010 18:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

some dudes swap out their rear derailleur for a MTB one to accomodate bigger cassettes... D:

✌.✰|ʘ‿ʘ|✰.✌ (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 24 March 2010 18:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

oh sorry, i thought this was "how to really train."

fat mantis (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 30 March 2010 22:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

u fat, fat, fat mantis

u_u

drink more beer and the doctor is a heghog (gbx), Tuesday, 30 March 2010 22:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

<3ing that menu! would order 1 of each!

✌.✰|ʘ‿ʘ|✰.✌ (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 30 March 2010 23:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

dude u dont order it just arrives platter after platter! all u gotta buy is vino

fat mantis (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 30 March 2010 23:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

last time a nice gentleman was buying for everyone. i took water, but...

fat mantis (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 30 March 2010 23:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

if I ever LTRMB w/u dudes pls have it end with many platters and vino, thx

drink more beer and the doctor is a heghog (gbx), Tuesday, 30 March 2010 23:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

chef's old restaurant was r1s1b1s1 in petaluma- he did rides out of there, too

fat mantis (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 30 March 2010 23:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

!!! site of my impending RR coming up.

✌.✰|ʘ‿ʘ|✰.✌ (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 02:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

http://www.deercreekchallenge.com/event_info.html

this century is going up "my" home climb, maybe i should do it. interested to see how they get their vert. 100 miles is long and you can link loops up there in many (fun) ways.

otoh i ride this bitch once or twice a week anyway, crazy to pay for the privilege

fat mantis (Hunt3r), Friday, 2 April 2010 18:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

oh i found the map that route sucks

fat mantis (Hunt3r), Friday, 2 April 2010 18:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

what is your standard gearing? those kind of climbing centuries are attracting me to buy a climbing cassette to save my knees.

✌.✰|ʘ‿ʘ|✰.✌ (Steve Shasta), Friday, 2 April 2010 18:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

39/23 is fine on (almost) any ride round here for your ability, since long grades over 8% are not very common, but my training wheelset has 25 for pootling/bonking. for an event that does "city view" 2x over 100 mi? i'd bring the 25. second time over city view could get you crosseyed. quite a bit of relentless 8% with chunk of maybe 10%.

theres some stuff out of boulder that has longish bits of 13-14%, i _raced_ magnolia rd. on a 27 and needed every tooth.

fat mantis (Hunt3r), Friday, 2 April 2010 19:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

when i was riding in central ny last year i was laughing- the biggest climbs are only like 500 ft, but they just ran the roads straight up all the hills steep as hell.

fat mantis (Hunt3r), Friday, 2 April 2010 19:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

laughing thru the tears, imo

i climbed the 16% selby ave hill in st paul last spring (super short) and had fukkin tunnel-vision at the end (didn't help that i was humping laptop/school books)

drink more beer and the doctor is a heghog (gbx), Friday, 2 April 2010 19:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

oh dear lord... that hurts just imagining race conditions over such a grind. does the field just shatter apart?

✌.✰|ʘ‿ʘ|✰.✌ (Steve Shasta), Friday, 2 April 2010 20:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah, totally, but recongeals in little clumps, since it flattens and rolls (on dirt!) for a while before final gut wrenching 800ft 10% climb.

http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united-states/co/boulder/577381846

i see it says 11% top grade, but that first stretch at mile 4.5 is def well more than that.

fat mantis (Hunt3r), Friday, 2 April 2010 21:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

http://cycleture.photoshelter.com/gallery/2011-Almanzo/G0000gJ8g8tTETok

so the almanzo 100 happened

cop a cute abdomen (gbx), Sunday, 22 May 2011 23:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

did it happen in 1949? because color photography is all over the place now. (jk, i know we all have raphaesthetics to maintain).

the entire premise of your tweet is incorrect (Hunt3r), Monday, 23 May 2011 01:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

I bit the bullet, gonna do my first brevet this weekend. 200km up and down the Northern California coast.

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 3 November 2011 03:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

doin the DIRTY GRAN FONDO (lol). basically sounds like a road race on fire trails in a national forest.

"Gran Fondo 88.9K with 2036 Elevation Gain" - believe that's 55mi w/ 6680ft of 'vert' in ur imperial stylez. i am fuuuuuucked!

$1 tarkus (haitch), Monday, 30 April 2012 00:19 (six years ago) Permalink

this is in three weeks btw

think i'll be hitting hills after work tonight

$1 tarkus (haitch), Monday, 30 April 2012 00:32 (six years ago) Permalink

Which bike are you going to ride for this?

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 30 April 2012 13:14 (six years ago) Permalink

one for the CX bike, methinks.

$1 tarkus (haitch), Monday, 30 April 2012 15:11 (six years ago) Permalink

DIRTY GRAN FONDLE sponsored by GARU G

am0n, Monday, 7 May 2012 17:31 (six years ago) Permalink

lol

what I talk about when I talk about Runrig (haitch), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 01:38 (six years ago) Permalink

signed up for:

http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr222/Chass3ur/UltChallengeMAPJPG.jpg
http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr222/Chass3ur/TourofUtahUltChallenge.jpg

it doesn't reinforce my confidence that they can't be arsed to like, put an actual map/profile of event on their site, you get to go to some dude's strava.

a single goddamn marshmallow fucked me for LIFE (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 18:40 (six years ago) Permalink

dirty gran fondle was hard, hard, hard. first 18km: soupy mud for 2km, then grind uphill for another 3km with road interrupted by 'water bars' (deep channel across road with big sharp stones used to fill in) every 300m, then rolling ascent leading to mega-steep gravel downhill (i walked it), then red clay climb for 1km @ 14% average (i walked that too).

after that it was quite nice! smooth rollers through bushfire area in the fog was eerie highlight. transitioned to red clay fire roads through thicker forested area, couple of long steady climbs, squirmy rolling forest section before last checkpoint, then return to the finish via the muddy section we'd started on.

bull pillman (haitch), Monday, 21 May 2012 00:54 (six years ago) Permalink

some jokers bought along a fondue kit w/ cheese and a bottle of wine and had a picnic at one of the checkpoints!

bull pillman (haitch), Monday, 21 May 2012 00:55 (six years ago) Permalink


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