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Ride report: Death Valley century (w/ plenty of pics)(13 posts)

Ride report: Death Valley century (w/ plenty of pics)PeterRider
Nov 4, 2002 11:06 AM
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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. nmJS 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 2pmPeterRider
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)
Winter ridesoutofthesaddle
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