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So what cycling plans does everybody have this weekend?(30 posts)

So what cycling plans does everybody have this weekend?Spoke Wrench
Aug 30, 2002 5:13 AM
My "bride" and I are going to the Midwest Tandem Bicycle Rally in Kansas City. There will be 300 or so other tandem teams there including our daughter and son-in-law and several real close friends. We're also celebrating our 39th wedding anniversary tomorrow. I'm very greatful that my sweetie has chosen to stick with me for this long. I'm really looking forward to the weekend.
heading to sullivan county,ny ,for the weekpukka
Aug 30, 2002 5:24 AM
bringing my most precious things, my wife my 4 month old son and my bike
That's a beautiful area...jtferraro
Aug 30, 2002 8:27 AM
I just drove through it via highway 17 heading back to Connecticut from Watkins Glen.

re: LDDMAkirasho
Aug 30, 2002 5:34 AM
... a cycling bud has a tradition of three metric centuries over this holiday... and a few other riders will join him (albeit, we'll probably scale back the distance due to injuries in the group)...

Oh, and LDDM stands for Labor Day Death March... a name garnered not by distance alone, but for the intestinal fortitude to finish said over varied terrain and conditions.

We abide.

Remain In Light.
Aug 30, 2002 6:08 AM
as I recall you live in the Dayton / Bellbrook area, no? I think I know the person in question, intestinal fortitude indeed! I believe Pike County is involved, no? I've done the TROLL ride down there in springtime, too.
Did you say Dayton?Spoke Wrench
Aug 30, 2002 7:13 AM
I think that MTR 2003 is going to be in Dayton. If so, it will be HUGE. The tandem rally in Dublin, Ohio a few years ago had over 650 teams registered. That's a lot of tandems.
Wright Brothers, Bicycles and the Centenial of Powered Flight.Akirasho
Aug 30, 2002 8:45 AM
... there are plans afoot for several events through '03 in celebration of 100 years flitting through the air (talk about your tech leaps... from fabric covered wood to ceramic covered titanium).

Oh to dream... we've had a minor league ball stadium in the downtown area for about 3 years now... would have prefered a world class velodrome (bigger money talks (you know, those guys who just reached a tentative agreement not to let a strike interrupt their gravy train)). Still, I think that LAB will also hold their rally here next year (second time).

We abide.

Remain In Light.
... might be another guy but...Akirasho
Aug 30, 2002 8:40 AM
... ya never know!

No Pike County... probably South Montgomery, with a tad of Warren and Greene.

We abide.

Remain In Light.
Warren Co:lonefrontranger
Aug 30, 2002 9:15 AM
I lived near Waynesville for 20 years give or take.

My favorite ride used to be from my house (southeast side of Caesar's Creek Lake out in BFE), west to Oregonia, drop down and do Mather's Mill and / or any number of other climbs (short but steep) along the Little Miami, then climb up the west side on Red Hill Rd, cross over 42, go up towards Centerville on County Line and jog over towards Bellbrook. The hills there have nothing on the mountains here, but their gradient and frequency is what gets ya in the end. In fall, when the leaves were turning, there is no prettier place to ride than in the Little Miami valley with red / green / orange / yellow maples, oaks and sumac all around.

If I was really on a good day, I'd ride up to IPRO and do the "Ammo Factory" ride with all the DCC studly guys.
Riding with a US CongressmanScot_Gore
Aug 30, 2002 6:04 AM
Here's the ride Description:

The Oberstar 100 is a fund-raiser for cycling's best friend on Capitol Hill in DC, and is open to 100 riders only. It will be Congressman Oberstar's first century ride, so come make history and help re-elect a passionate cyclist to Congress!

Here's Jim Oberstar
Avoiding my Mother-in-lawPaulCL
Aug 30, 2002 6:17 AM
My MiL invited herself and her friend to our home for the weekend. I was not happy...but that's another story. So, I'm making myself scarce by spending a lot of time on my bike. Any Northern KY riders want to join me???? Ifso, email me or post on this board.

I'm skipping out of work at noon today to do a 50 miler before the kids get home from school. I'll get up early Sunday AM and ride a 70-80 miler then join the family post-church at a church picnic. Hopefully, my wife will be kind enough not to object to a Monday morning 30-40 mile ride to celebrate the day.

Enjoy the weekend all! Be safe. There's just been too, too many stories lately of car/cyclist confrontations. Paul
Only a weekend?klay
Aug 30, 2002 6:56 AM
Bah! I wish I were you. My in-laws have been staying with us since late June. Yes, that's about 2 months. (they do live in Taiwan so when they come into town, they really should stay for more than a weekend. I was hoping they would visit their other children in Boston). Luckily we have got lots of home repair projects. I spend 4 hours last night, and the night before, putting up joint compound in the back bathroom. I was definitely taking my time :-)

My plans seem to be the same as yours down to the mile. I'll probably ride like I spackle though ;-).

In between rides, I'm hoping to get some quality time on the ladder painting the back of the house. There's always that section of floor in the back bathroom that needs to come up too.

Only one more week.

Thanks for the vent.

I feel your painPaulCL
Aug 30, 2002 7:24 AM
Ride slowly, my friend. Spackle with great prescision. Kick their butts out of your house!!!

Let's do a switch. I'll send my MiL to your house to stay with your in-laws, you come over this way and we'll ride all weekend. How's that?
Excellent plan...klay
Aug 30, 2002 9:09 AM
...get her that Greyhound ticket to Seattle today!

I'll ask my mother in law to make her soup with with the dried/salted guppies, tofu and fish sauce. She'll love it!


(PS.. Joking - she's a good cook but that soup is hard to take. Good thing it's summer and I can open the windows)
That soup sounds gross!PaulCL
Aug 30, 2002 1:01 PM
My MiL is a great cook. Lots of fats..gravy, mashed potatoes, more gravy, cheesecake, tender meat, yum, yum. No wonder she's a little...ahem...large.

I just finished round one of the cycling weekend: 48 miles in the sun and wind. Lots of hills, a few dead snakes, one live one, two motorists yelling at me, one finger, and one totally hot 20-something yelling "nice ass" out of her car window (I had just said hello to her 5 minutes before at the convenience store - hey why not? she smiled at me). Made my day. I would have ruined it for her if I told her the truth: married, three kids, one MiL and age 40.

Enjoy the fish soup...remember...what don't kill ya, will make you stronger...or make you puke. Paul
It is...klay
Aug 30, 2002 8:18 PM
Round one for me is done too. Just got back from 30-35 miles of flat, relatively deserted bike trail. Actually kind of nice to have the room to do intervals. Nearly flattened a young'un though. He came out of the tall grass on the side on roller blades. Scared him pretty good. He probably wished he was still in diapers :-)

Pretty quiet. Pretty nice.

Next round start at 7 am tomorrow. 45 miles of the hills of Kirkland and North Seattle.


PS. Cheesecake huh? My MiL does a pretty mean pork chop. Deep fried. Maybe we got it better than we think ;-)
Upper Peninsula of Michigan, on Lake SuperiorMel Erickson
Aug 30, 2002 6:17 AM
Our family and several others have been vacationing every Labor Day weekend in the same area (Porcupine Mountains) in the UP for the last 23 years. I will be riding on Sat. and Sun. in the area. There's a climb up to Lake of the Clouds that is a bear and some great rolling hill riding around the Pourcupine Mountain State Park and Wilderness Area. This year will be really strange, though. The first year ever with no kids and we're down to four couples (in the past we've had as many as 8 families and over 30 total people). Congrats on your 39th!
Aug 30, 2002 7:27 AM
The wife and I are spending a week up there starting on the 15th, but first we're doing the Big Mac Shoreline Tour on the 14th. We'll have the tandem in the van so we should do the ride up to Lake of the Clouds!
long, mellow 'cross rideslonefrontranger
Aug 30, 2002 6:20 AM
One of the glories of Boulder is that there are innumerable "stashes" of really cool dirt path / trail / singletrack all over the county. None of them are really epic in themselves, but you can daisy-chain them together with short paved stretches in between and end up on an epic 4-hour 'cross ramble.
Congrats, Spoke Wrench,madstork
Aug 30, 2002 6:20 AM
hope you have a great anniversary and tandem ride. Fantastic that your family and friends will be there too.

I'm riding the Tour de Moore century in NC on Labor Day, after 2 weekend rides with my club. No mountains in the century, probably a few steep hills though. Never done the Tour de Moore before, so I'm looking forward to it. Just as excited about pancakes with a few club members before the century. Yum!
re: Depends on the weather...JL
Aug 30, 2002 6:24 AM
but the plan is to do the Brandywine Tour (Century) here in SE PA on Sunday. Just ride as much as possible the other two days.

Happy riding.

Lake Chelan...................................................nmchopper
Aug 30, 2002 8:10 AM
Aug 30, 2002 9:11 AM
The southern end I assume?

re: Niiiiice..................................................chopper
Aug 30, 2002 11:30 AM
From the southern end up to 25-mile creek park and then back down again. One of the quitest, prettiest rides in America.
re: Hmmmmmm..................................................klay
Aug 30, 2002 12:02 PM
Tempting. I haven't been up that way in a few years. I'm thinking it might not be so quiet this weekend (at least Steven pass won't be).

Gonna write that one down on my list of to-do's.


Devil's Lake, WI -- and, for once, the forecast is perfect (nm)Kristin
Aug 30, 2002 9:25 AM
I'll "ride lots"Tig
Aug 30, 2002 9:38 AM
I started the weekend off right with an easy spin this morning. I'll stick around home and ride the usual group rides. The nice nearby out of town areas get too crowded with yuppies on vacation in their SUV's for my taste. Just plain riding, riding anywhere, is such a pleasure I'll enjoy myself.
Gateway CupCuervo930
Aug 30, 2002 10:37 AM
4 crits starting tonight under the lights in south St. Louis. Added bonus: free beer for the racers. It is the biggest race weekend in St. Louis as they had over 250 riders pre-registered. As this is my first year at racing, I am just hoping that I don't get pulled from the 4/5 group on Friday and Sunday. Saturday and Monday they have seperate 4 and 5 races which should improve my chances of finishing, but I am looking forward to racing with the stonger riders.
Hanover, PA century on Labor day (nm)look271
Aug 30, 2002 4:01 PM
150 miles!jose_Tex_mex
Aug 30, 2002 7:49 PM
Gonna try to cycle from NYC to West Point. It should be about 150 miles - temps look like they will peak at 75 which will help a lot.