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
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
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
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
DIRTY GRAN FONDLE sponsored by GARU G
― 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