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Training Rides for the long events ahead
« on: December 27, 2006, 10:12:59 PM »
With so many 50 mile events on the way how are you training for them now?
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Re: Training Rides for the long events ahead
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2006, 11:29:46 PM »
I havent really been keeping up with the news lately, so ill ask the question that most everyone is wanting answered.

What 50 mile events are coming up?
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Re: Training Rides for the long events ahead
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2006, 08:33:52 AM »
I havent really been keeping up with the news lately, so ill ask the question that most everyone is wanting answered.

What 50 mile events are coming up?

San Felasco 50, Jan 13th - closed weeks ago.  Idiaride 50, Jan. 20th - closed weeks ago.  Croom 50, Feb. 3rd - might still be a few spots left.

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Re: Training Rides for the long events ahead
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2006, 08:50:15 AM »
I think there is a Squiggy 6 hour (up to 80 miles) event on March 10th too.

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Re: Training Rides for the long events ahead
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2006, 01:34:55 PM »
I think there is a Squiggy 6 hour (up to 80 miles) event on March 10th too.

Yep, forgot to mention that one.  As many 10 mile loops as you can do in six hours.  80 miles?  You'll have to ride pretty fast.

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Re: Training Rides for the long events ahead
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2006, 06:26:34 PM »
Secret Russian training.   ;D   

   San Felasco - #387 out of 400 Talk about cutting it close.

   Debating whether I will do the Squiggy or not. It looks like a great event for Hillsborough County Parks and I would like to support that. All the different events seems like its pretty cool.
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Re: Training Rides for the long events ahead
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2006, 08:13:43 PM »
Secret Russian training.   ;D


I love it.   :)


In the 2006 Squiggy event 2 people went 8 laps, SOLO!  That's over 13 mph average for 6 hours.  Harvey did better than all the teams, including the advanced teams.

Impressive.

Squiggy Results here
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Re: Training Rides for the long events ahead
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2006, 09:27:45 PM »
Them thar is sum fancy braggin rights fer dat harvie fella!

Is that Squiggy loop 10 miles? Everyone rides the same course, at the same time?

Looks like I'm leaning towards the Squiggy right now.
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Re: Training Rides for the long events ahead
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2006, 09:34:36 PM »
Them thar is sum fancy braggin rights fer dat harvie fella!

Is that Squiggy loop 10 miles? Everyone rides the same course, at the same time?

Looks like I'm leaning towards the Squiggy right now.

Harv was a peddaling foo that day. 

The loop is 10 miles.  Everyone rides the same course with a Lemans start.  It's fun, but a tough course for part of it through Heart Break Ridge and Indian.

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Re: Training Rides for the long events ahead
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2006, 10:11:09 PM »
Does anyone know if the course will be exactly the same as last year? I don't think that Hearbreak Ridge will be as tough this year. It really inflicted some bruises last year, but with the new bridges and the rock that has been layed down, it might not be quite as tough.

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Re: Training Rides for the long events ahead
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2006, 12:08:51 AM »
the six hours of squiggy sounds fun, I might have to start some training for it.
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Re: Training Rides for the long events ahead
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Re: Training Rides for the long events ahead
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2006, 11:28:50 AM »
Rode Loyce Harpe park Sat. morning. Haven't been there for awhile and it was nice to ride. Ate eggs and pancakes at Tims Cafe  before the ride. At Loyce Harpe they have a new parking lot set up  with benches and bike wash and it is really nice. Used the bike wash after every lap to wash the sand and mud from bike as we got there early and everything was wet for the first three laps. skipped  the fingers for the most part and stayed on the main trails. Did 5 laps total and rode each of the fingers at least once. Clipped a tree and went down, hit my elbow on another tree flying down Snake Ridge but all was my minor. The wind started to blow and it was very tiring riding back to the parking area every lap. Pretty small turn out in the AM, I think some of the elite riders were out there for a couple laps though. Ended up with 32 miles and was tired with a sore neck after it was done. Just over 3 hours riding. Drank a cold yuengling  on the ride home( I was pasenger) and then vegged out  for the rest of the afternoon. I want to go out for a road ride but after feeling the wind yesterday I don't want nuttin'to do wit dat wind.
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Re: Training Rides for the long events ahead
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2006, 01:25:35 PM »
speaking of busy trails... :o

Alafia was packed today. couldn't ride anywhere with out waiting on people.. well I guess thats good for our sport though...and it is nice to see the trail getting that much use..

well it was still great just did about 17 miles...took a bit longer than I would have liked but it beats sitting at home on the couch.. :D

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Re: Training Rides for the long events ahead
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2007, 09:44:08 AM »
Endurance races?  OH yea... IDIARIDE and CROOM50... here comes the SandPine.  Have plenty of sand and logs for me to jump.  I have 10 gold links ready for my chain.  4 spare tubes, one spare derailer, 1 spare eggbeater cleat with bolts, one seat post bolt, 3 spare screws for my big ring... hmmm what else has broken on me lately???  I am sure you will remind me....

We been doing 25+ miler at swamp group rides with a few other 30+ mile rides in between.  This coming Saturday and Sunday (for those not at San Felasco) will be doing the last training before IDIARIDE.  30+ mile rides for sure.

As for Squiggy, "2 FAT GUYS & 1 OLDER GUY" are goig to kick some butt.  They will at least give the Grampa Zoomers some competition on the over 120 division.  Yea buddy!!!!  BRING IT!   ... Oh wait... can we put the rocks back on roots of hartbreak ridge please?  I don't want have to walk my bike again this year....

 

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