Clydesdale Community Challenge—Part IV

Discussion in 'Clydesdales 200lb / 90kg + riders' started by Jman, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    Have fun on Lemmon. It is a long slog and not a terribly interesting climb. The descent, however, is awesome: 27 miles during which you never have to apply the brakes and rarely have to pedal. I don't know what climbs you've done in the area, but I consider Kitt Peak to be several times more fun and interesting than Lemmon. The grade is a bit steeper, but the scenery and road are more interesting. The descent of Kitt is a righteous blast. Another great climb, albeit a bit shorter, is the climb up Madera Canyon. It gets really steep at the top, and the descent is a ripper through forest and a few fast, blind curves.
     


  2. David Gerchman

    David Gerchman New Member

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  3. Crocosis

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    21227.2 + 304.04= 21531.24
     
  4. David Gerchman

    David Gerchman New Member

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    +7.7+11.9=21550.84 half way there.
     
  5. RyanKuhne

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    21550.84 + 48.2 + 27.6 = 21626.64

    Mt Lemmon was great- only made it up 12 miles before hitting ice, etc. First time riding at any altitude higher than sea level, so I've got something to look forward to next time I'm out here.

    BTW- if you are in Tucson and need a rental, check out Fair Wheel Bikes. Super nice guys, and I got a 2013 Specialized Roubaix SL3 for 2 days at a great deal.
     
  6. David Gerchman

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    So, any thoughts on what the 2013 goal should be? 40,000?-David
     
  7. David Gerchman

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    +5.34=21631.98 stupid sickness is killing my riding
     
  8. Dad-2-3

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    21,631.98 + 52.4 (road) + 65.5 (trainer) = 21,749.88

    Weight is currently 196.6 down from 242 on May 27th 2012. Regrettably my mileage will not count next year toward this goal since I plan on staying well below my weight now.

    I bid you adieu! /img/vbsmilies/smilies/smile.gif
     
  9. RyanKuhne

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    21,749.88 + 24.4 = 21,774.28

    Dad-2-3: Bon voyage!! Congrats on the weight loss and hitting goals.

    I hope I'm not the last posting for the year. But alas, Happy New Year to all!
     
  10. David Gerchman

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    +4.06 on the last day =21778.34
     
  11. king bily

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    that sounds like it would have hurt BAD. Glad you are riding still.
    I love my Kestrel, thanks for asking. The ride is very smooth compared to a few I have test ridden at the stores, like the Felt AR4, a Trek aluminum, and maybe a couple others I can't recall... Plus, I like the aero frame, since I knew i would be riding alone a lot at first and without a peloton to break the wind for me, also I can easily convert to tri or TT with just a bar change and adjustment to the seat post adapter. I got it new for an incredible price, and Shimano 105 5700 is so much better than anything I ever had previously. As far as time between riding, I had been riding my full suspension 2005 'El Cheapo' mountain bike, forty pounds even with the aluminum frame lol. So, I never really stopped riding, but I didn't like to ride nearly as much as I do now. I tell ya, the right bike makes all the difference in the world! I got on the mountain bike bandwagon in the 1990's; I figured out recently that I spent more time on road than off, so why did I need suspension and knobbies? The more I researched, the more I knew I needed a change. Sure glad I did it! Cyclist forever dude!

    Crocosis, that is a heck of a deal on your new Giant! Great price for a bike that is so new. I had looked on Craigslist as well, but never found such a deal as that.
     
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