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Wonderdog & J's 1st annual 'pre-E.B.R.A.T.' century ride report(64 posts)

Wonderdog & J's 1st annual 'pre-E.B.R.A.T.' century ride reportJS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 6:51 AM
So, Wonderdog and J went for a ride Saturday. From the 'burbs to the Mississippi River (via the local State Park), and back. I'll let tha E-Dog do the tellin' about the funny acronym (pre-E.B.R.A.T.).

Setting: overcast but beautiful day, made to order, 55-70 degrees. I announced it as a club "group ride", with many voicing interest, but of course just two of us showed. We both rode to the ride. Started shortly after 7:30 AM and finished shortly after 3 PM. Tailwind out, crosswind/headwind back.

Steeds: J rode tha 'crosser and Wonderdog rode his MTB, fitted with slicks, and pulling his BOB trailer loaded with much gear. He offered to tow a cooler with drinks on ice (LOL).

Riders: Wonderdog is a fast guy on a light bike, most of the time. He left the light one at home for this trip. 'Dog races Category 2 for a regional team, and enjoys moonlit nights and fuzzy puppies, oh-sorry-wrong forum. J raced once, but it was really painful and he rode more than half the race alone, hoping not to get lapped. We two chickens have been hangin' out since we realized we were both in the same town after a post I made here back in June. We traveled together and rode a double century in September. This will be the third (is that right?) >100 mile ride we've done together so far.

Goals: E-Dog must 'splain his own objectives. Mine was to have a nice, leasurely ride, get some miles, share the day with a good friend, and...carry everything I need without resupplying along the route (I carried 32+32+24+24+100 = 212 ounces, or 13.25 pounds of water on the ride, plus food, and some gatorade powder).

Results: J had 101 miles and W had 109 miles (longer commute). Average speeds around 15 mph. J had 3 punctures by mile 26, and was stung by an insect at mile 83.

Comments: W is fast and strong, even on a MTB with big tires pulling a loaded trailer. Yes, he dropped me on some of the hills (LOL). I won the final sprint, though. I think he let me take it.

Quote of the day: (Wonderdog, at mile 55) "You haven't felt the heft of this loaded trailer yet, have you? The next time you have a flat, you should take a minute to lift it."

Enjoy.

Peace, and I'm out, yo.

-J

Proprietor, J's Haiku Shop
party see pants (left=Wonderdog, right=J)JS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 6:53 AM
J after puncture #1JS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 6:53 AM
J puncture #2JS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 6:54 AM
Wonderdog contemplates cottonJS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 6:55 AM
J watches front wheel hoping for no more puncturesJS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 6:56 AM
rock-n-roll, man!JS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 6:57 AM
harvesting cottonJS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 6:57 AM
rock-n-roll, man!JS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 6:57 AM
J puncture #3 (LOL)JS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 6:59 AM
we are in the 'bible belt', after all...typical sceneryJS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 6:59 AM
W: this sure will make a good RBR post!JS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 7:00 AM
entering the parkJS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 7:01 AM
here's your signJS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 7:01 AM
W: fall colorsJS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 7:02 AM
J: this blacktop looks 15 minutes oldJS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 7:04 AM
Oooooh! Aaaaaah! (nm)TrekFurthur
Nov 12, 2002 11:34 AM
difficult to take a bad picture this time of yearJS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 7:05 AM
you really get a sense of scale for the river in this oneJS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 7:06 AM
ps. standing in tennessee, looking at arkansas. nmJS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 7:39 AM
now that's a river. nmfbg111
Nov 12, 2002 8:22 AM
heras? pantani? il falco? no...J, climbing the cobbles!JS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 7:07 AM
that's 5 to 7% on the right. we're going left.JS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 7:08 AM
W starts the climbJS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 7:08 AM
camera held just about levelJS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 7:09 AM
W takes KOM pointsJS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 7:10 AM
dropping the hammer for a dr. pepperJS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 7:10 AM
noon stopJS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 7:11 AM
fishing is great...with live baitJS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 7:11 AM
lol. frisbee golf. used to play that in college. nmfbg111
Nov 12, 2002 8:21 AM
Wax worms!KenS
Nov 12, 2002 2:19 PM
Now I know what to do with those little wax bottles after consuming their colorful fluids!
yes, it's really a storeJS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 7:12 AM
J: are you ready yet? W: (dr. pepper gulp)JS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 7:12 AM
you are hereJS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 7:15 AM
homeward and headwind boundJS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 7:15 AM
el fuego (hot dog?)JS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 7:16 AM
world-cycling-productions wannabe shotJS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 7:16 AM
when the fit hits the shan (J passing sewage treatment facility)JS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 7:18 AM
shadow of the (wonder)dogJS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 7:18 AM
like, always totally tubular, ya'know?JS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 7:19 AM
Gotta love those magnum bottles! (nm)look271
Nov 12, 2002 4:41 PM
a nice, round prime numberJS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 7:20 AM
E.B.R.A.T explainedwonderdog
Nov 12, 2002 7:20 AM

Eric's Bike Ride Across Tennessee

I hesitate to explain all this as it will probably jinx me. In two weeks, I plan to ride across the state of TN from Memphis to a smaller city (my hometown) on the NC border. I'm staying in state and national parks along the way and towing most of my gear behind me in a BOB trailer. I have a single man tent, warm sleeping bag, stove, clothes, etc. It's my first tour, and I'm pretty excited about it. I'm leaving 11/23 (saturday) and hope to make it home in time for turkey dinner on thursday.

This ride with J was a tune-up ride to check out how the trailer would handle on a long ride. It was also a gut check for me to make sure that I had a reasonable amount of fitness.

The hardest part of the ride was fighting through the throngs of gorgeous woman that flock to J everywhere he goes.

Hope ya'll enjoy the pics.

Eric

Good luck on the solo tour.JL
Nov 12, 2002 7:48 AM
Sounds like you're well prepared.

Happy riding.

John
That does it! J ain't gonna get to ride with Miss M.MB1
Nov 12, 2002 11:22 AM
One question, is it "throngs of of gorgeous women that flock..." or the "thongs of gorgeous women that he flocks..."?
just one flocking minute,...JS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 12:48 PM
the women, they love my shocking facial hair. i'm too sexy for my razor. LOL.

if i had a kilt i'd need a personal bodyguard, 24/7.

haiku ride good, strong as ox.
:-) :-) :-)lonefrontranger
Nov 12, 2002 1:01 PM
I am positively speechless.

Nice ride report, boys. Pretty gams on the tall one...
what am i, chopped liver? what are these, toothpics? ouch!JS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 1:14 PM
geez, touchy...lonefrontranger
Nov 12, 2002 1:48 PM
Dadgummit, you're BOTH tall. I was trying to be cleverly obscure. Apparently not clever enough.

Chopped liver indeed. You didn't see ME raising a fuss when the boys went all apesh!te over Marty's pics in my ride report. Sheesh, I could hear the tongues hitting the monitors from here ...

Hmph.
from any other anonymous bundle of electrons, it might be okJS Haiku Shop
Nov 13, 2002 6:02 AM
but from you, LFR, a crushing blow to the ego. ugh!

how many doubles do i have to ride to get those cat2 stumps?

:-p
answer: don't botherlonefrontranger
Nov 13, 2002 9:56 AM
Hey, if calves that look like my forearms really blew the breeze up my skirt, I'd be dating a Pro/1/2 mountain goat, not a Cat III sprinter.

Definition is fine as far as it goes, but more is better when it comes to quads in my book. Did I mention my SO wears a goatee?
[blush] nmJS Haiku Shop
Nov 13, 2002 10:38 AM
No, those are water bottles. nmvindicator
Nov 12, 2002 2:46 PM
I can see it now....No_sprint
Nov 12, 2002 1:17 PM
all of us posting pics of our legs and getting critiqued and slammed by others and graded by the ladies...

The winner gets the coveted *best legs in RBR DG* award.
tha e-dog insisted :)JS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 7:21 AM
J's sprint tactics: here, hold this camera for a second...JS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 7:22 AM
can you believe that's all the pictures? nmJS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 7:22 AM
Great ride report!!JL
Nov 12, 2002 7:37 AM
Looks like you both had a lot of fun.

These reports are always too cool.

Happy riding.

John
Great post, thanks for sharing! Good luck to EBRAT. nmjeff27
Nov 12, 2002 7:45 AM
Awesome, thanks for sharing. Good luck on le tour.Kristin
Nov 12, 2002 8:10 AM
It is a good think that I cannot be fired . . .ms
Nov 12, 2002 8:14 AM
Between J's pictures of his ride and The Human G-Nome's report, I have spent far too much time looking at RBR this morning than I should have. But, I have enjoyed every minute of it. Given that I am a partner in my firm, I cannot be fired for web surfing all morning. My secretary just rolls her eyes when she sees my looking at pictures of people on or taken from bikes. However, if I had a boss, I doubt that he or she would be very tolerant of my behavior. How do people with bosses looking over their shoulders get away with the fun that I have looking at ride reports on RBR?
We've mastered the Alt-Tab combo!fbg111
Nov 12, 2002 8:26 AM
Instantaneously switch between real work and RBR with a flick of the keyboard. ;)
Someone criticized my surfing recently and I said...biknben
Nov 12, 2002 8:31 AM
"Well, when you work twice as fast as everyone else, you can spend twice as much time surfing."
LOL -- nmms
Nov 12, 2002 8:51 AM