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

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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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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

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 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

so the almanzo 100 happened

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

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

this is in three weeks btw

think i'll be hitting hills after work tonight

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

Which bike are you going to ride for this?

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

one for the CX bike, methinks.

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


am0n, Monday, 7 May 2012 17:31 (ten years ago) link


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

signed up for:

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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