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The RBR-mobile(6 posts)

The RBR-mobilemr_spin
Apr 22, 2002 6:30 AM
After the bicycle logo was projected into the sky, the RBR-mobile responded...to the Primavera Century on Sunday. I didn't even know there was an RBR-mobile, but there it was, parked a few spots down from me. I never saw the occupants, who I assume were caped and masked and fitted with all kinds of high-tech devices on their belts. Probably codpieces, too....
no codpieces, but I sure coulda used one!gregg
Apr 22, 2002 7:40 AM
I was definitely experience a bit of numb nutz by the time we hit Palo Mares. Did you do the Century or the Metric, mr_spin?

Weather was great, ride was awesome. Some pics to come soon.

Too bad I rode the bike/train to work today or I'd go down to the parking lot and post a picture of the RBR-mobile!
Me toomr_spin
Apr 22, 2002 7:55 AM
I did the full century, and it damn near killed me. I was completely drained by the end. I'm actually in pretty good form right now, but in the last 30 miles I found reserves of strength I didn't know I had. I was with a friend and we were running pretty fast the whole day, which was kind of a bad idea given all the wind.

I really needed some sugar at about 65 miles, but the winery rest stop didn't have anything. When I hit the last rest stop, I downed ten or more Oreo cookies and took a few with, which I ate at the top of Palomares.

Maybe you saw me? I was wearing a yellow vest over a red and yellow Ride for the Roses jersey. I was riding a Litespeed. I did see a guy with an MTB Review jersey.
oreos, yes!gregg
Apr 22, 2002 8:50 AM
I too, was rejoicing at the site of the oreos at the last stop. Downed about 4 or 5 myself. I had taken my favorite Fig Newtons with me, and I was glad I did. I ate them at bridge crossing 580 at Altamont. I coulda used more.

I had run faster in the day too. Caught a pull from a team called Peninsula Velo (good, courteous, safe bunch of riders) heading into the second stop. Weather was great, definitely windy, but from what I hear, it coulda been a lot more windy.

I must say that I was slightly underwhelmed at the lunch stop offerings, too.

I DID see you! I remember seeing the Ride for the Roses Jersey. Yes, I was wearing the MtbREVIEW Jersey (since we don't have any RoadbikeREVIEW Jerseys yet!) Next ride for sure, will be the Sequoia hilly Metric. Not set yet on the Grizzly Metric, but a possibility.

-g
Strawberry Fieldsmr_spin
Apr 22, 2002 8:59 AM
You should do the strawberry fields forever ride on May 19. It's always a nice ride through a great area, including the strawberry fields down around Watsonville. Food is good, especially the lunch at the end. Plus there are chocolate dipped strawberries!

I'll be doing the full century. The 100K is good, too.

http://www.strawberryfields.org/
hmm...can't make that one...gregg
Apr 22, 2002 11:07 AM
...I'll be doing a 24 Hour Mtn. Bike Race that weekend.

If you do the Grizzly or Sequoia Metrics or know of any other good Centuries, let me know.

I'd have to say 120 miles 8200 elev. is my limit right now.

-gregg
gkato@roadbikereview.com