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Javy

Posts: 95
Location: Sunapee

Posted: Sat Aug. 01, 2009 7:31 pm
I did the local loop referenced above today, but I must have screwed up because I ended up with 45 miles instead of 56. I think I went left in Lempster when I should have stayed straight. Good ride nonetheless. The bad news is that I almost got run over by an old lady, and I got a flat in Claremont. I had to dodge some major roadkill on Route 11 in Claremont also. AND...a manure truck went by me depositing liquid manure on the highway right in the "bike path" area on NH 2nd Turnpike. I had the option of going out into the lane where there was traffic, or let the liquid manure deposited on the highway splash up on my back. Nice options! The climbs were great and I really enjoyed Blueburry Ridge Road and (most) of 2nd NH Turnpike. I think I almost got killed probably twice...which is not too bad for our aging population.

Peace out.

Brian
 
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kwiley

Posts: 940

Posted: Sat Aug. 01, 2009 8:30 pm
Nice report. I am doing the Windmill 74 tomorrow morning (8/2/09). Leaving my house at about 6am. Should be fun.

-- Ken
 
"If you brake, you don't win." Racer Mario Cipollini
kwiley

Posts: 940

Posted: Sun Aug. 02, 2009 10:14 am
Didn't quite make 74. Started up the 2nd NH turnpike climb and realized that my legs were still too tired from the Crossfit workout I did with PJ on Friday. I settled for 50 miles with less climbing.

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"If you brake, you don't win." Racer Mario Cipollini
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Sun Aug. 02, 2009 9:10 pm
Brian,

You stay straight crossing Rt 10 after 2nd NH Turnpike onto Mountain Rd into Washington, then left onto rt 31. You missed at least half the fun and an up closer look at one of the Windmills.

Ryan
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