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Terrible Two(6 posts)

Terrible TwoMrCelloBoy
Jun 20, 2002 8:28 AM
I got a phone call from a guy yesterday asking if he could still sign up for the T.T. I'm not the person in charge of that, but anyway...I asked whether he'd been riding alot.
"not really" was his response. Turns out he's fairly young, rides our local weekly Crit's, and his mom apparently bet him he couldn't do it. He also said that once he rode 130 miles when he was about 13.
This kid is NOT going to have fun this Saturday.

I do believe he's serious. Crit racing is great, but doesn't really train one for the likes of the TT.
Are you going to do a ride report with pix?MB1
Jun 20, 2002 8:42 AM
It was funny, with my camera I ordered a small bag to carry it in. I was expecting a Canon brand bag but got a Lowepro instead (I hadn't specified or asked what bag they were sending).

It is a good little bag and has worked out well. I took the strap off and looped the belt of my waist pack through the bag. It is really easy to get the camera out while riding.

Good stuff. (I assume you still work there).
re: Terrible Twobob_vanderhaus
Jun 20, 2002 8:47 AM
What is the terror two or terrible two, is it like some 20,000 ft of climbing in 200 miles? Because as far as I am concerned, if you can ride 60 miles comfortably you can certainly ride 200 in one day under most conditions. Riding a bike 200 miles ain't that bad if you ride on a fairly recular basis. The first time I did a double century, my longest ride of the year was 80 miles and I had no problem at all.
16,000', 200 miles, hot.MrCelloBoy
Jun 20, 2002 8:58 AM
This is a hard Double.
Temps usually get upwards of 90-100 degrees during the toughest part, a 15 mile stretch after lunch with approx. 5,000' of gain.
You're an ANIMAL Bob. Last year one of my riding buddies passed a RAAM veteran who was not having a fun time on this ride.

I didn't plan on carrying my camera MB, I like to just concentrate on the ride.
ok that explains a lot!!! that is a LONG 200 miles....nmbob_vanderhaus
Jun 20, 2002 9:21 AM
You never know...Lon Norder
Jun 20, 2002 11:20 AM
I rode with two young guys during the Devil Mt. Double (which in my opinion is tougher than the TT) who had never ridden a double before. I forgot what they said was their longest ride, but it was nowhere near a double. They chose the DMD because they lived nearby and didn't want to drive far. They finished the ride OK.