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rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Fri May. 23, 2008 8:58 am
Anyone interested in getting together for a ride this weekend?

I'm thinking a 40+- casual road ride might be in order perhaps Sunday, but am happy to mtb instead. Maybe followed up with an easy 5+- mile road run???

Any takers?

Ryan
DanaW

Posts: 567

Posted: Fri May. 23, 2008 9:41 am
Ryan,

Randy and I are planning on running the Pinnacle Challenge 3.5 Mile Saturday 9am (speedwork in prep for STIX).

I will ride on Sunday (preferably MTB, but road is OK).

Dana
Ryderjag

Posts: 884

Posted: Fri May. 23, 2008 12:37 pm
I wouildn't mind hitting the streets monday if there are any takers. Early morning.......9ish

PJ
Brian

Posts: 854
Location: Newport

Posted: Fri May. 23, 2008 1:26 pm
I may be in for Monday AM if the legs feel OK after racing Sunday. I would not mind an 8:00 am start myself.
 
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Nathan

Posts: 271
Location: Newbury/Newport

Posted: Fri May. 23, 2008 8:08 pm
Ryan, I'd be into getting a ride/run in on Sunday, road or dirt, does not matter to me.
Can't make early Saturday or Monday unfortunately, family commitments you know, but the afternoons are open.
 
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rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Sat May. 24, 2008 9:32 am
Ok,

How about a long mixed terrain mtb say like a 20 miler combo trail and road.

Leave from either my house or the High School, head out Pinncle to Croydon Flat, up Brighton to the Fence loop, down to Blueberry Ridge Rd to the Sugar River Trail to Chandler Mills Rd, left on trail near Mosquito School House Rd, climb climb climb into the Pike Hill area, down to the Sand Pit and road back to our starting point??? If that is too long we can stay in the Pinnacle trail system and do 10+-.

Does that sound of interest and what starting time would be best for people?

Ryan
DanaW

Posts: 567

Posted: Sat May. 24, 2008 9:47 am
Sounds good to me.

Anytime!
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Sat May. 24, 2008 2:49 pm
I'm thinking 11am start time from the High School. Does that work for you Nathan?

I'm also flexible on the time.

Ryan
DanaW

Posts: 567

Posted: Sat May. 24, 2008 3:30 pm
Works for me, but flexible.
Nathan

Posts: 271
Location: Newbury/Newport

Posted: Sat May. 24, 2008 8:22 pm
Sorry I didn't get back to you'll earlier, I've been out.
It all sound good to me, see you 11AM at the High School for 20, at race pace right? :wink:
 
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rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Sat May. 24, 2008 9:04 pm
See you at 11
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Sun May. 25, 2008 8:01 pm
Adam, Nathan, Dana, & Ryan started the course today, due to time constrains Nathan & Adam split off at the halfway point in North Newport.

I was a little off on my distance estimate, actual distance was 27.5 miles. Dana & I managed to finish the course in 4:01:09 with a ride time of 3:23 minutes. I was a little fuzzy on exactly how hard the planned course was, but I quickly remembered why I always do this route in late summer early fall (when I'm in top shape), not sure exactly how many vertical feet it is but I can tell you it is at least several thousand feet. My watch said 3,314 calories burned and I'm guessing there was at least one foot of vertical for each calorie.

~19 miles marks the beginning of the final assault to Pike Rd, steep trail, loose rocks, and plenty of obsticles lay in your way to the final summit, which despite wishful thinking, seems to never come. I sure would have liked to see Nathan show us how to do this one, 50 yards at a time was about all I could muster on the worst of it.

I don't know about you Dana, but I am tired and hungary.

Thank you Nathan for putting the Corona idea in our heads, and Dana for delivering on it, that was a nice way to finish the ride.

Ryan
streak

Posts: 115
Location: sunapee

Posted: Sun May. 25, 2008 8:58 pm
Quite a good ride, though I was a bit jealous of all your new-fangled "full-suspension" bicycles after that long downhill into North Newport. I'm definitely going to try to make it to more of these rides (as long as you all don't mind waiting for me at the bottom of every hill!)
Happy Trails,
-Adam
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Mon May. 26, 2008 7:07 am
We were hardly waiting for you Adam. If anything I remember you waiting for me at the tops. The more the merrier.

Ryan
DanaW

Posts: 567

Posted: Mon May. 26, 2008 7:43 am
Edited: Mon May. 26, 2008 11:59 am

Ryan, that was quite an adventure, to think that I bailed half way on the Pinnacle-Coit ride last Weds. Yesterday was the toughest climbing I have ever encountered especially the second half up Pike Hill.

I went to sleep thinking rocks, spinning gravel and water. I thought the first long climb up Brighton Rd and continuing to the top of Corbin park was going to be the tough part, but Pike overshadowed that. Just to point out that Coit is a baby climb compared to Pike, both technically and vertically. Even the motorcycle and four wheeler that passed us going up were grunting, with the motorcycle stalling out trying to get over those small boulders. Then the two riders on the four wheelers coming down looked slow and cautious.

I actually feel pretty good today, but I'm still going take the day off from any exerting exersize.

Thanks Nathan, Adam for the first half, and Ryan for being out of shape, you made some of the rock climbing look pretty easy (especially 20 miles into that ride with those two major climbs).

Dana
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Mon May. 26, 2008 8:14 am
It may have looked easy, but looks are deceiving, and if you didn't notice I couldn't get vary far before I ran out of juice (or maybe you just thought I was waiting for you... hmmm).

Yeh, I feel surprisingly good today as well but I think my body is still in shock so the trauma hasn't caught up yet.

Perhaps in a month or so when I have recovered from this ride we can do the Corbin Park Fence Loop... it's only another 7.5 miles. :twisted:

Ryan
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Mon May. 26, 2008 8:25 am
Come to think of it the Cornish crew shoot for a Solstice Fence Loop ride.

June 20th is the Solstice this year, and they usually do it on a Wed night. The weekend of the 21st is out for me (I think) so Wednesday might be it or the next nearest weekend.

If it stays relatively dry between now and then it should be as good as it gets.

Any interest? I know this didn't end up happening last year for a variety of reasons so let's try to get it done this year.

Ryan
DanaW

Posts: 567

Posted: Mon May. 26, 2008 12:00 pm
Sounds good to me if it fits in with Moody Trail and MTB weekend (Jun 28 ). Probably at least a week before.

Dana
Nathan

Posts: 271
Location: Newbury/Newport

Posted: Mon May. 26, 2008 9:51 pm
Fun ride, sorry i missed the second half, but the coronas and limes were a calling.
The conditions were really good, dry climbs, wet decents and a blue sky. Ryan, you were fast enough up those hills I don't think the bugs had a chance. Lets do it agian.
 
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