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If you don't hear from me again ...(14 posts)

If you don't hear from me again ...Humma Hah
Sep 7, 2001 2:42 PM
... look for my body along the roads of southern Maryland. MB1 and Miss M are gonna try to run me ragged down there tomorrow, starting at the crack of dawn. 150 miles, or bust.

I've been running the route on Topo USA. This is supposed to be a really flat ride, but Topo suggests a lot of little elevation changes, 1000 ft in the first 20 miles. I seriously suspect this is an error, or at least, road grading takes out most of the little bumps that are contributing to it.

Should be a blast! If I succeed, the cruiser and I get a new 1-day distance record.
go for itDog
Sep 7, 2001 2:50 PM
That's about like doing 250 miles on a "real" bike :-)

Stories to follow?

Do me a favor and try to wear them out soSpinchick
Sep 7, 2001 3:24 PM
they don't kill me next weekend. Please.
Next weekend?Humma Hah
Sep 7, 2001 3:47 PM
I thought the NSA-OCE century was 29 September?

The one thing I've got in my favor is Miss M's unfortunate slide on the gravel of Bull Run Mountain last weekend. I wouldn't wish that on anyone, but perhaps it will slow her down a little. Somehow, I doubt it.
Deep Creek on the 14th.Spinchick
Sep 7, 2001 4:09 PM
We were actually going to be there on vacation anyway so I'm hooking up with them for a ride. Sounds like tomorrow should be fun. Get some sleep!!!
RE: Dog's corvette jokemr tornado head
Sep 7, 2001 4:13 PM
About the cruiser being chained to the 'vette... 120 mph... I immediately thought of Humma Hah.

Hey, a bike *that* cool won't let ya down!
Would you believe it has Corvette forks ...Humma Hah
Sep 7, 2001 6:03 PM
... I've had them powdercoated but not yet installed. The Corvette version of the Schwinn canti cruisers had a front brake. The "new" forks won't require a brake adapter.
Somehow I don't think you'll have a problem........Len J
Sep 7, 2001 5:01 PM
riding within yourself & being great company.

Good luck & great riding.

Hey HH, I hope to check out Tri-State's frame guy this weekendDjudd
Sep 7, 2001 5:33 PM
I have a strange feeling it's the same guy from College Park Cycles. He has classic frames hanging from the rafters. Good luck with your ride--should you feel like you're bonking, a little mental motivation i.e "this is Lance Armstrong thundering up the last kilometer of the Col d'Madeleine"... works for me (sometimes)

ride in peace
I'll try that, and ...Humma Hah
Sep 7, 2001 6:06 PM
... maybe a shot or two of Ensure Plus to keep this old body from bonking.

Yeah, Tri-State never got back to us about the shop with all the old frames. I wanna check that out. There's probably a bike there with my name on it.
Actually, picturing I'm gaining on the X-1,Humma Hah
Sep 7, 2001 6:08 PM
... ridden by Pee Wee Herman, is probably more appropriate. I know I can take HIM!
re: If you don't hear from me again ...JBergland
Sep 7, 2001 6:07 PM
Good Luck HH!!

Take Care!!
Make sure your will stipulates your knees are left to scienceMe Dot Org
Sep 7, 2001 7:40 PM
I don't know how you do it. If I push too high a gear on a 40-mile ride, my knees hurt.

and this is not flat? hmmcyclopathic
Sep 8, 2001 12:52 PM
SoMd is covered with bunch of small (80-150') bumps 2-4% (sometimes ~6% on secondary roads). You would have no problem with it whatsoever.