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  1. OCRoadie

    Grand Tour, First Double Century...Ride Report Looonngg

    Yes, I completed it in 2006, here's a link to a report with some pics. I also raced it this last year, but only did the first day (over an hour faster than 2005). I'll be back again this year, as well.
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    Grand Tour, First Double Century...Ride Report Looonngg

    Thanks George It's fun to go back and read some of these old ride reports. This actually ended up being the only double century I've ever done. In another 10 years or so, when my kids don't require as much attention, maybe I'll get back to the Ultra Distance stuff, I'm having fun racing in...
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    Show Me A Photo Of Your Road Bike

    Thanks, I just bought the frameset, and stripped another bike for the parts. I paid $2700 for the frameset (frame, fork, headset & seatpost).
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    Show Me A Photo Of Your Road Bike

    Haven't logged onto Cycling Forums in quite some time, I just got this about a month ago.
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    Training Results In 5 Weeks???

    That's where I "borrowed" this training plan from, it was on "Chasing Lance". It seems to be effective, but man it can hurt at the end of the second minute, especially in the second set of climbs.
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    Training Results In 5 Weeks???

    Good advice on the on/off the saddle climbing. On my hill repeats I go 1 minute on then 1 minute off, then 2 minutes on 2 minutes off, etc. I've tried it on the longer climbs, but it seems to tire me out quickly to be off the saddle. I am going to keep working on it, I need to be able to ride...
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    Training Results In 5 Weeks???

    Hey RapDaddy- Thanks for the support and input. I agree endurance is going to be key to surviving and hopefully being competitive in this race. This is the reason I killed one day of hill intervals and switched to a long sustained climb. Unfortunately, my schedule limits me to about 200-225...
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    Training Results In 5 Weeks???

    Thanks Frenchyge- I've been with the current routine for a couple of months now, it has varied slightly. I just started the Mt Baldy climb this week, before that I was doing my hill repeats twice a week, but felt that I needed to start preparing for sustained climbs. I feel pretty good right...
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    Training Results In 5 Weeks???

    Hello Everyone- I have 5 weeks of training time left until my biggest race/goal of the year. Everest Challenge is a two day stage race in the Calif. Sierras, it is the Cal/Nevada state climbing championships. Day one is 120 miles with 15,500' of climbing, day two is 86 miles with 13,500' feet...
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    Carbon Cranks

    I just put on a FSA SLK Compact Crankset last Friday, I switched over from a Dura Ace 10 spd standard 53/39 set-up. On Sunday I hit the hills and climbed 7000' in 70 miles, a lot of sections were in the 15-17% range. While climbing out of the saddle on these sections I didn't notice anymore...
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    Cat 4/5 Stage Races

    It's still only 2 days, but check out this race if your want to step it up a bit, I'll be there next month in the cat 4/5 race. Everest Challenge Stage Race
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    Need a hill route, Newport Bch, CA

    I can send you a route. I have a few different routes (most are variations of the same loop). I just did one yesterday that started and ended in Newport, it was 70 miles with 5000' of climbing. Let me know the distance and climbing feet that you would like. I have some actual route slips...
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    Can't break 40mph downhill

    Mine was coming down from Sagehen Summit. 55 mph on my tandem, and about 53 on my regular bike. I am looking forward to a couple of days in the Sierras in the end of Sept (Everest Challenge).
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    Can't break 40mph downhill

    Find some steeper, longer hills. On my local rides, I barely ever break 44mph. When I go to the Sierras, 50mph+ comes pretty easily.
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    How close should I be to get a good draft?

    I'd say 3 feet is about right until you more comfortable riding close in a pack. Make sure you don't cross your front wheel with the tire in front of you. Also, don't brake check the guys behind you.