|anyone want to do Solvang on cruisers?||DougSloan|
Mar 3, 2003 7:54 AM
|I'm thinking of doing Solvang on the Milano (with fenders now, too). I know it's cheating a little, with 7 speeds, but it's probably sufficiently slow to qualify. Might be fun to do a group "cruise."
It's this Saturday, March 8. http://www.bikescor.com/solvang/rideinfo.htm
|Shhhh, you'll wake Humma. nm||MB1|
Mar 3, 2003 8:04 AM
|Too easy with 7 speeds!||ColnagoFE|
Mar 3, 2003 8:05 AM
|do it on a single speed balooon tire cruiser! i was thinking of doing a century on my GT/Dyno Deuce this summer just for the heck of it.|
|Yeah, it only took me about 3 months to heal ...||Humma Hah|
Mar 3, 2003 9:30 AM
|... after I did it.
Solvang has close to 6000 ft of climbing, and I'll allow a handful of gears as possibly useful.
|is it really that much climbing?||laffeaux|
Mar 3, 2003 11:05 AM
|I did Solvang last year and it didn't seem like 6000 feet of climbing. Is it really that many?|
|Closer to 4500. (nm)||CHRoadie|
Mar 3, 2003 11:28 AM
|depends on the course||mohair_chair|
Mar 3, 2003 11:46 AM
|There are variations on the course. I've done it three times now (2000, 2001, 2002) and I think I've done three different courses. Mainly it's the part through Vandenberg and into Santa Maria that changes--the rest stays the same.|
|2001 I measured about 5900 ft ...||Humma Hah|
Mar 3, 2003 4:10 PM
|... on the altimeter cyclocomputer. That's guaranteed to be a little high.
It ain't the Death Ride, but it ain't flat, either.
|YES! But I can't.||Humma Hah|
Mar 3, 2003 9:27 AM
|There's a possibility I'll get out to Oakland for a day or two in May, but no chance to get to Solvang this spring.
Tis a shame ... I'll bet its beautiful. The last 20 miles or so in 2001 was some of the prettiest countryside I've ever seen.
|re: anyone want to do Solvang on cruisers?||CHRoadie|
Mar 3, 2003 9:30 AM
|Sorry, but I'm going to stick with my 5500. Hey, but what about the FC508 this year? You could do your share of the 4 man on the Milano! Everyone would be very impressed. :-)|
|I suggested he finish on it ...||Humma Hah|
Mar 3, 2003 9:31 AM
|... Imagine the looks you'd get rolling across the finish on it! I envision a bike swap about 2 miles out.|
|seriously considered that||DougSloan|
Mar 3, 2003 9:42 AM
|Thought about that the first time. However, after pressing my crew to save every second possible, I didn't think they'd "get it."
The relay team would not have appreciated that, and even less so. Quite a contrast in speed between a Cervelo P3 and Zipp 909 wheels and the upright 30 pound Milano.
|re: anyone want to do Solvang on cruisers?||No_sprint|
Mar 3, 2003 10:08 AM
|I did it before the LAX circuits last year. I won't be doing that again. Would have been different if I had cruised it but for several reasons I didn't, I hammered it.|| |