|Answer for Ian||mtngoat|
Aug 1, 2002 5:29 PM
|Sorry for not answering your question before. I have been very busy and I usually don't check on this site that much.
Yes, I live in Orlando. In Altamonte Springs. Clermont is where I did all of my riding getting ready for the six gap century. I would start at the West Orange Trail and go all the way to Sugarloaf and do loops around all the hills around the area and then return to the WOT.
I have done the Windemere ride a couple of times. And raced a few times locally. I have also done the Assault on Sugarloaf a few times and the cycling part of the half Ironman in Clermont.
But this all was in the time before a year and a half ago. I have had a nagging knee injury and haven't been able to ride much since.
I'm building a new bike and hope to get back to riding soon. Today I got the shifters.
One of the guys I know is Adam Baskin. He does the Windemere ride and rides in Cat 1. When I get back to riding maybe we could ride sometime.
Thanks for the question and have fun in Dhalonega.
|re: Answer for Ian||Ian|
Aug 1, 2002 5:50 PM
|Cool, a local RBR member.
Sorry to hear about your knee, hope all heals well and you are riding again soon.
I just started doing the WOT training for Six Gap. Did The Wall / Stairstep, Buckhill and Grassy Lake to the 7-11 on 27 for a liquid refill and then turned around and rode it again back to the trail.
Many of us will be doing that type of ride every Saturday until Six Gap. We have about 12 of us going from all over Orlando.
Visit http://windermereroadies.com and you can see many of us and get my e-mail address.
What type of bike are you building?
|re: Answer for Ian||mtngoat|
Aug 1, 2002 6:11 PM
|It's a Road bike. A Giant frame with Campagnolo all over. Electron wheels, Record shifters, Chorus derailleurs. And a set of Dura Ace cranks. Quite the mix.
My present bike is a GT with Veloce.
I went to a Dr. not too long ago and he said he couldn't find anything wrong with my knee and prescribed some easy riding. I got so excited that I started ordering parts and got the frame, etc. Just to give myself a welcome back gift. But after some riding, it seems that I might have jumped the gun.
Hopefully the knee will get better. That would be a lot of money sitting in my garage.
Thanks for the web address. I'll make sure I check it out.
That's exactly the same type of riding I did before the six gap ride. Loops around Sugarloaf, Buckhill, Grassy Lake, etc. Wish you the best on your ride.
Aug 1, 2002 6:33 PM
|I just went to the website and there are two friends I used to ride with. Hank and Ed. I don't know if you know them. Hank is the one in the Cheaha(?)century pictures in May.
Wow that brought back good memories. Say hi to them if you know them or see them. My name is Manny, just like the moderator of the website. Maybe I'll be in shape for the January century. That would be great. I did the six gap century with them. Good fun. Again, thanks for the website.
Aug 2, 2002 10:03 AM
|Yeah, Ed is good friend, had dinner with him last weekend. I don't get to ride with him a whole lot, since he is always doing 150-200K, that guy goes out and just rides forever. I always see him at the start of the rides though. I have not met Hank yet, I skipped Cheaha. I think he just went to Colorado with Steve?
Have you seen Ed's new bike, the Specialized he built about a year ago? 15 lbs, carbon cranks, carbon wheels, a real nice ride.
Hope to see you back out there soon.