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Anybody doing TOSRV?(11 posts)

Anybody doing TOSRV?PaulCL
Feb 21, 2002 8:15 AM
I know this should be posted on the "Ride" board, but since nobody reads that board I thought I would ask here.

My wife actually suggested that I do this ride and to accompany one of her girlfriends. Not a bad gig if you can get it. The girl (OK, she's 40) is riding solo and needs company. I'll be riding with her and a couple of buddies. I've never done the ride before.

I think that TOSRV would be a good opportunity to meet other board members in person. Let me know. Paul
Tour of Some Remote Village?grzy
Feb 21, 2002 9:13 AM
Sorry, what, when, where, etc. - - - not enough info in your posting. Unless you want us to actually work ;-)
Tour of Sleepy Retirement Villagedzrider
Feb 21, 2002 9:56 AM
I think it starts and ends in Columbus, OH - Scioto River Valley
Tour of Skimpy Robed VixensPaulCL
Feb 21, 2002 10:54 AM
Of course, if that was the case, my wife wouldn't let me go.
re: Anybody doing TOSRV?Thorman
Feb 21, 2002 9:17 AM
I think this is a ride in Ohio. 100 miles each day. Out and back. When is it?
OK, you got me...here's the answerPaulCL
Feb 21, 2002 10:51 AM
TOSRV = Tour of the Scioto River Valley
A two day event: 100 miles from Columbus, Ohio to Portsmouth, Ohio and back the next day.

The event is on May 11-12 or better known as "mother's day" weekend. I was directing the post to those who are already planning the ride, but hey, the more the merrier or the more, the faster the paceline.

WWW.TOSRV.ORG
Yes, I'll be thereMcAndrus
Feb 21, 2002 11:15 AM
I and a couple of friends will be there. It's an annual event with us.
Yes, I'll be therePaulCL
Feb 21, 2002 5:17 PM
In the crowd of thousands, if you see a tall redheaded 40 year old guy riding a Colnago Bititan with Campy Record 10spd, say hi! Safe to say there will probably be very few to no other Bititans in the ride.

I'm 39 now, but turn 40 next Wednesday. Sucks. I don't feel or look forty - I have all my hair and no gut. I guess age is a state of mind. Sorry...but I'm not looking forward to this birthday.
Yes, I'll be thereMcAndrus
Feb 22, 2002 8:31 AM
40 sucks? Try 50, which I'll be next week.

Actually, it's not so bad. My mother used to say "life begins at 40" and I think she was right. It may end at 50 but I'll have to get back to you on that.

I'll be on a yellow Giant CFR (carbon, not aluminum) and riding with a couple of guys on a tandem. Don't know what I'll be wearing and I'd tell you to look for the bald guy but I'd have to ride without my helmet for that to make a difference.

The tandem will have fat, 650c wheels and we'll be going real fast. I should say they'll be going fast and I'll be sitting on their wheel. Wheeee!!!!
On the nature of TOSRVMcAndrus
Feb 22, 2002 8:57 AM
Paul,

If it's you're first TOSRV, here's a bit of background. As you know it's a two-day 200 mile ride. It's pretty casual and you'll almost certainly find someone to ride with regardless of how fast you feel like riding.

The biggest variable year-to-year is the weather. Mid-May in Ohio can be pleasantly warm or wickedly cold. And the wind is usually a factor. My tandem buddies' best time was 25mph average one day because of a strong tail wind. That wind was a headwind the next day and they averaged 17mph.

And, if no one's told you, there's always a party in a park at the end of the road in Portsmouth. If we don't meet on the road perhaps I'll see you there. We always have a few cool-down beers on Saturday afternoon.
On the nature of TOSRVPaulCL
Feb 22, 2002 9:41 AM
Sounds good to me. Nothing like a little liquid carbo loading after a long ride.

ONe of my buddies has done the ride a dozen times. All he talks about is the weather and the wind - how harsh both can be.

If I see a tandem, any tandem, I'm hooking on for the ride. I love tandems - not to rid'em, but to draft off of them. Does your group sleep in the gym or do you pitch a tent? I'm thinking of bringing my tent instead of being with a 1000 people on a gym floor. I figure that I'll sleep better.