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Can anybody be slower than me ? (ride report w/ pics)(11 posts)

Can anybody be slower than me ? (ride report w/ pics)PeterRider
Mar 24, 2003 9:19 AM
A century in 11:14 hours, can anybody be slower ? Well, sure, there was lots of climbing, and we did a generous number of (long) stops. Was so sunny and nice, every stop was feeling like taking a nap !

Full ride report is on

sorry, this was a "non-clickable" link - here it is againPeterRider
Mar 24, 2003 9:20 AM

Nice Pics, but no cake au lard this time?-nmms
Mar 24, 2003 11:02 AM
Going to the Solvang double this saturday ? I'll bring some.PeterRider
Mar 24, 2003 11:15 AM
does that mean a 22 hour ride? (nm)laffeaux
Mar 24, 2003 12:00 PM
3,000 miles is a long way to go for a double . . .ms
Mar 24, 2003 12:26 PM
But, I did try the Death Valley Double (DNF). I live in Maryland. My wife had a confernece in California on March 1-2, so I had an "excuse" to come to the West Coast. I doubt that I'll have another excuse to come to California anytime soon (Although I just earned two free tickets on Southwest). I, too, am a slow rider. So it's nice to know that I am not the only slow guy who is crazy enough to try long distance rides. If I get to LA anytime soon, I'll let you know. BTW: Does cake au lard really have LARD in it? I don't know if I should say "yum" or "yuck." My mother-in-law makes cookies that have lard in them. They tasted a lot better before I knew about the essential ingredient. But, man cannot live by unsaturated fats and monosaturated fats alone. I don't smoke or drink (well I do drink some), but I still eat red meat and other politically incorrect foods (cheese, sausages, sweetbreads (ris de veau in French), etc.). Good luck at Solvang.
Lard doesn't seem to have the same meaning in France.PeterRider
Mar 24, 2003 12:43 PM
what I call lard, you would call bacon, or prosciutto. And actually there is none in my cake, it's only smoked pork sausage. As for the other ingredients, you definitely don't want to know if you're on a diet. But everybody I offered some so far asked for a second slice :-)

Sounds much better . . .ms
Mar 24, 2003 12:52 PM
than pure pig fat, which is the US meaning of the term. I try to watch what I eat, but I am not on a diet. So, if we ever meet, I am sure that I will ask for a second slice, or maybe a third. Now that you mention it, aren't the pieces of ham or bacon in a salad called "lardons" in France? We probably should not be talking about such tasty food on this board -- I am sure that someone will want to draw a correlation between our food tastes and our speed.
Holy cow! I'm even faster than that!Kristin
Mar 24, 2003 12:10 PM
I was all ready to post how I was slower, but the calculator says you were very slow indeed. Well, in your defence, I only rode 36 miles with 100 feet of climbing. Thanks for the pictures.
how do you balance at that speed? :-) nmDougSloan
Mar 24, 2003 12:48 PM
That is a ton of climbing.fracisco
Mar 25, 2003 10:53 AM
I drove up to Mt. Wilson last month to take in the view with my girlfriend. That climb out of La Canada can't be too fun. Either can the climb from Red Box to the Mt. Wilson road. And the Mt. Wilson road is a heck of a grade.

But the descent down must have been fun (if you weren't completely bonked and scared for your life).