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Brian

Posts: 854
Location: Newport

Posted: Sun Aug. 09, 2009 4:44 pm
Edited: Tue Aug. 25, 2009 9:07 am

Details:

Date - 8/30 (Sunday)

Depart - 6:00am from Richards School Parking lot. (D&D stop in Grantham)

Support - SAGS by Helen (rated #1 SAG service in the Northeast)

Start - Rochester VT. Be prepared for a slightly chilly start, arm warmers and wind breaker should be fine.

Route - Same as last year, we will hit Lincoln first with a warm up through Granville. Then App, Middlebury and Brandon. The ride will end with a long coast down Brandon, should be a fun ending. Total distance will be approx. 110 miles. Here is a link to the route map, http://www.team-pinnacle.org/local-loops/loop.php?loopID=312®ion=20

Pace - This will be a fun ride, not a hammer fest. Easy pacelines on the flats, climbs and decents at your own pace.

Stops - We will regroup at the top and bottom of each gap. Lunch break around the midway point, thinking the scenic falls on our way back though Granville. Gives us a chance to warm up again before Middlebury. No store there, pack a lunch for the SAG vehicle. If no SAG, we can stop in Waitsfield (after app gap) for a bite to eat, several options.

Post ride - Celebration beer and food in Rochester, same place. (unless we can come up with another option).
 
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Gadget

Posts: 50
Location: Newport

Posted: Mon Aug. 10, 2009 3:47 pm
Rats!!! If you stick to this weekend, I cannot be support :cry: and I love it.

Must work Sat, Sun, and Mon.

The weekend before this would be grand though because then I could go! :D

H
 
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kwiley

Posts: 940

Posted: Wed Aug. 12, 2009 10:03 am
9/7 works for me.

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

Posts: 940

Posted: Thu Aug. 13, 2009 8:31 am
Actually, 9/7 looks like the only day I could do it. I'm pretty booked before and after that. I'm happy riding it with limited support if need be.

If 9/7 ends up not being the group ride day, would anyone be interested in riding it with me without support? Just have to stop at locals stores along the route.

Another option, though not quite as epic, would be the White Mountains ride. That was my first long ride and I was thinking it might be fun hitting The Kanc, Bear, Crawford and Franconia Notch again.

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

Posts: 567

Posted: Thu Aug. 20, 2009 7:17 am
I'm up for what ever works for the majority, but I'd rather have Helen's support and picture taking.
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Thu Aug. 20, 2009 9:07 am
I'd rather have Helen's Support too, but as Dana said will go along with the group.

Ryan
kwiley

Posts: 940

Posted: Thu Aug. 20, 2009 9:11 am
If we don't ride on 9/7, I may just finally do Sir-Climbs-Alot

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

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Thu Aug. 20, 2009 9:15 am
FYI, if we have to ride unsupported, I'm not apposed to switching the ride to Sir Climbs-Alot as I have not done this ride yet and it's on my to do list.

Ryan
Brian

Posts: 854
Location: Newport

Posted: Sun Aug. 23, 2009 8:31 am
How about next Sunday, the 30th? How many can make it for this date? Labor day could be left for Climbs alot.
 
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kwiley

Posts: 940

Posted: Sun Aug. 23, 2009 8:43 am
I'm completely booked for that weekend.

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

Posts: 567

Posted: Sun Aug. 23, 2009 9:03 am
The 30th is good for me.
kwiley

Posts: 940

Posted: Sun Aug. 23, 2009 9:07 am
Actually, I might have to completely miss the LAMB ride this year. I'm not sure I have time to get away for an entire day. I think Sir-Climbs-A-Lot is about all I will have time to do.

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

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Sun Aug. 23, 2009 10:15 am
I can make the 30th, how about Helen & Dan?

Ryan
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Sun Aug. 23, 2009 10:16 am
Well, Dan's not required. :twisted:
Dan

Posts: 1167
Location: Newport

Posted: Sun Aug. 23, 2009 10:34 am
I think that's good for her but I need to wait and confirm since she worked last night and is sleeping now.
Gadget

Posts: 50
Location: Newport

Posted: Sun Aug. 23, 2009 4:54 pm
The 30th would be great for me.

H :)
 
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Ryderjag

Posts: 884

Posted: Sun Aug. 23, 2009 8:13 pm
I can and will lead a 2 gap ride on the 30th.....for anyone interested in a shorter version. We can hit Lincoln with the A group first, then either come back over Middlebury gap (67 miles) or Brandon Gap (73 miles).

Good way to get introduced to the gaps without having to do 4 gaps and 100+ miles..

We can take a nice pace, and meet the crew for beers after.

PJ
Brian

Posts: 854
Location: Newport

Posted: Mon Aug. 24, 2009 6:52 pm
Date is set, Sunday August 30th. Post up if you plan on attending. We will get final details out shortly, plan on an early departure. Hopefully some peeps take up PJ on his 2 gap offer, it will wet your appetite without throwing you into a full body cramp.
 
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Gurney

Posts: 237

Posted: Mon Aug. 24, 2009 8:29 pm
I'm in. Thanks Helen!

MG
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Mon Aug. 24, 2009 10:08 pm
I'm in.

Ryan
Gadget

Posts: 50
Location: Newport

Posted: Tue Aug. 25, 2009 12:58 am
Yea! :D

H
 
It doesn't matter where you go in life .... it's who you have beside you.
Aaron

Posts: 93
Location: Grantham, NH

Posted: Tue Aug. 25, 2009 12:33 pm
PJ - the 2 gap ride sounds like it would be perfect, but unfortunately I have the kids this weekend so I won't be able to make it.

Have fun everyone.

Aaron
Ryderjag

Posts: 884

Posted: Tue Aug. 25, 2009 1:31 pm
NIce teaser post Aaron........Thought I had a riding buddy.


Let me try that technique:

I got a brand new 29er full suspension mountain bike, but unfortunately I haven't paid for it yet, nor can I.


PJ
Aaron

Posts: 93
Location: Grantham, NH

Posted: Tue Aug. 25, 2009 6:41 pm
Nice! And I just built up a brand new steel singlespeed to go with my 29er hardtail...at least I plan to next year. :wink:

Yeah, I know it was lame...but I am definitely sorry to be missing the ride. These kid "things" keep getting in the way of my riding. I'll be getting out the following weekend for sure.

Later,

Aaron
Brian

Posts: 854
Location: Newport

Posted: Wed Aug. 26, 2009 11:47 am
Looks like Danny may join us this weekend, though he is not sure yet. We will have to monitor him as the day gets closer.
 
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DanaW

Posts: 567

Posted: Fri Aug. 28, 2009 9:37 am
PJ, if you have no takers by 6am Sunday morning, I'll do the 2 gapper with you... I insist

Weather prediction looking better for Sunday.
Brian

Posts: 854
Location: Newport

Posted: Fri Aug. 28, 2009 9:48 am
Looks like all the nasty stuff will be ought of here by Sunday morning. Small crowd so far:

4 gap
Dan and Helen
Mark
Ryan
Brian
Dana?

2 gap
PJ
Dana?

Maybe
Tim

Have not heard from Nathan, Brian (javy), or Adam yet. Any others?

See post #1 for the important details.
 
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Javy

Posts: 95
Location: Sunapee

Posted: Fri Aug. 28, 2009 10:22 am
I would have enjoyed the 2-gap, but we have other plans that day that have been in place for quite some time. I will probably do the Windmill 56 on Sunday, time permitting. Have fun!

Brian
 
When in doubt, ride
Ryderjag

Posts: 884

Posted: Fri Aug. 28, 2009 10:56 am
I will take you up on that offer....and ride behind white lightning.

But don't feel you have to go with me....I would rather do a ride I could complete than throw cheeto's our of Helen's truck at you all.

I will bring bonking cash.
Ryderjag

Posts: 884

Posted: Fri Aug. 28, 2009 2:16 pm
Not that it was a bad place.........but Rochester dining just wasn't our style.

What about this http://www.peavinerestaurant.com/ 8.9 miles from the common in Rochester..... has a pub, and I think Octoberfest is out.

PJ
Brian

Posts: 854
Location: Newport

Posted: Fri Aug. 28, 2009 2:41 pm
Yes! Thanks for finding a new place PJ. The Thirsty Bull Pub sounds much more like our kind of place. We can take 107 on our way out to scope it out, only adds 4 minutes to the trip going that way. Dana and you could ride there, help kill the time you will be waiting for us to finish.

Octoberfest is on the shelves. So is Woodstock Inn Brewery's Autumn Ale, two big thumbs up from this critic, maybe even better than Octoberfest.

Brian
 
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Ryderjag

Posts: 884

Posted: Fri Aug. 28, 2009 4:00 pm
no octoberfest on draught........ but sounds like some good choices. I will be waiting for you there.......

P
Dan

Posts: 1167
Location: Newport

Posted: Fri Aug. 28, 2009 8:18 pm
If the weather is so bad that this event has to be canceled and assuming it's just rain but not too bad, Helen and I will be doing the Ascutney hill climb with lunch at the top and a ride down. Any one who is interested in this shorter but challenging alternative is welcome. I expect it still would be crappy weather but we would be exposed to it for a shorter period of time with warm clothes and warm drinks at the top. Just another unique biking experience for TP diehards. Thinking of a 11am start at the gate.
Dan
DanaW

Posts: 567

Posted: Sat Aug. 29, 2009 7:43 am
Both Accuweather.com and Weather.com show partly sunny with a chance of a passing shower in the afternoon. We should be OK unless that changes overnight. If so, Ascutney sounds good.
Dan

Posts: 1167
Location: Newport

Posted: Sat Aug. 29, 2009 7:21 pm
Looks good for 6am Richards School. I think we should just keep watering and feeding PJ and make him do the full 4.
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Sun Aug. 30, 2009 4:11 am
Agreed.
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