|Ride report: Death Valley century (w/ plenty of pics)||PeterRider|
Nov 4, 2002 11:06 AM
|... on http://www.vision.caltech.edu/pmoreels/DeathValley110202/index.html |
I know that since I don't paste the pictures directly on the board, nobody's going to look at the link, but I spent like one hour building that page and making it nice, I'm not going to spend another half hour loading pics and writing captions on the forum...
|re: Ride report: Death Valley century (w/ plenty of pics)||tmotz|
Nov 4, 2002 11:27 AM
|Nice pics,makes me miss living in Arizona.Moved to Ohio and its so flat here.|
|makes me homesick, and i've never been there. nm||JS Haiku Shop|
Nov 4, 2002 11:55 AM
|Looks like a lot of fun... and a lot of climbing (nm)||Psalm 147-10_11|
Nov 4, 2002 12:16 PM
|I think I saw you at Badwater on the way back to FC ...||outofthesaddle|
Nov 4, 2002 12:21 PM
|I think I recognize your jersey from the picture. I was wearing a red HammerGel jersey and knee warmers. I was working on my bike (Black and Silver Trek 5900) near the food table. I was complaining about having to drink hot Sustained Energy. It was a perfect day for the event in Death Valley. Not too cold and the wind was fairly cooperative. PlanetUltra usually does a good job with their double century rides.|
|sustained energy tastes bad, warm sustained energy tastes worse!||PeterRider|
Nov 4, 2002 12:30 PM
|Did you ride the single or the double ? I felt sooo cheated when at 11:30am and almost 60 miles I discovered that the rest stop was not offering any real sandwich, and that the lunch stop was 30 miles further ! :) |
|sustained energy tastes bad, warm sustained energy tastes worse!||outofthesaddle|
Nov 4, 2002 1:53 PM
|I did the double. It felt like lunch was a bit late at about mile 143. I usually don't eat anything other than energy bars/gel and Sustained Energy. The Sustained Energy wasn't going down that well so I had a PB&J and that was just what I needed. I felt good for the rest of the ride.|
|The French have a saying...||VertAddict|
Nov 4, 2002 2:12 PM
|...that goes "counting your money in front of the poor". That's what you're doing to me, my friend, as I cool my butt on the snowy windswept prairies of Canada!
Seriously, the pictures were awesome. I'm (obviously) jealous.
|what saying is that ?? I'm french and don't know it.||PeterRider|
Nov 4, 2002 3:24 PM
|... in my home region (close to Switzerland), it goes down to -20C in the winter. Probably common in Canada, but I guess that's also a fair share of cold weather :-) So I enjoy the Californian sun as long as I'm here ! |
|The pictures are up on the PlanetUltra website.||outofthesaddle|
Nov 4, 2002 3:52 PM
|That's me in the red HammerGel jersey...
|To be sure... I was at the lunch stop at about 2pm||PeterRider|
Nov 4, 2002 4:03 PM
|I don't remember your jersey, I was talking with somebody with a jersey "ride the rockies". But I remember seeing somebody working on a trek bike. Since I have one - older -, I always give a look to the trek carbon bikes. |
Didn't do the double, so I didn't get my picture taken :( I am always impressed by double riders, they manage to ride fast and almost don't stop to rest and eat, this is really one level above what I can do.
PS: which rides do you do during the winter ? There doesn't seem to be a whole lot before february (Solvang century and Death Valley century I think)
Nov 4, 2002 5:24 PM
|I don't think there are many organized rides like the Planet Ultra rides until Feb. The PCH 200K is the first one I'm aware of down in Southern California.|
|Guy I know from Belgium uses it (nm)||VertAddict|
Nov 4, 2002 9:17 PM