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Ride Report: Twin Cities RBR Gathering, Sunday July 27 2003(6 posts)

Ride Report: Twin Cities RBR Gathering, Sunday July 27 2003aliensporebomb
Jul 27, 2003 7:42 PM
Got to meet our very own Scot Gore and Geardaddy on today's
sparsely attended (but still fun) Roadbikereview gathering
in the Twin Cities.

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Here's the website link I just built for the ride:
http://pod.ath.cx/rbrindex/index.html
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RBR Ride


A Sunday's Bike Ride


By Todd Madson, (C) 2003


On Sunday, July 27, 2003 I took a bike ride with Scot Gore and Geardaddy
of the roadbikereview discussion forums.


Click a thumbnail for a bigger picture....click again to go back to the main menu...


We took an extended trip from Bloomington, Minnesota south to near
Chanhassen, Shakopee, Savage, Prior Lake, even nearing Jordan.
All told it was about 48 miles if you believe my Vetta bike computer.
Or 52 miles if you believe Microsoft.


I had a lot of fun on the ride although the late July sun was brutal and some
of the hills the guys had cooked up were particularly difficult to climb (I'm
thinking particularly of climbing Highway 13, then the steep hill on McColl
to Highway 18, then a fast descent down to Eagle Creek Blvd and later in
the ride the long Eden Prairie Road climb).


The funny thing is at the time I was descending Highway 18 my cell goes off.


I was on call for work this weekend (IS/IT at a local brokerage house) and I
took the call expecting the worst..


It's the wife calling about tonight's family get together - it's on after all. At the
same time I'm watching Scot and GD recede into the distance and had to work
a bit to reel them in. Ow.


Other notable things I saw:


-Someones helmet frame (sans styrofoam helmet itself lying at the side of the road.


-A CD or CD-ROM lying by the side of the road.



-Assorted car parts by the side of the road.


-A bunch of skidmarks at one point in the road that went tons of directions. Odd.


-Scot and Geardaddy are pretty quick and GD climbs those hills like a maniac.


-Women in a convertible whooped and hollered at us at one point. This never
happened when I was single.


It was great weather for riding despite a stiff headwind when heading west
and good company too.


Afterwards we hung out in Scot's sunroom and I had about a liter of water in what
seemed to be minutes, Scot had a Dr. Pepper and GD had a beer and some water on
the side.


I felt bad I couldn't hang since I had a family gathering to get to but it was fun and
I'll definetely want to do it again......once I stop aching, heh.




















14.EdenPrairieRoad.JPG



02.GDandColnago.JPG



11.NearJordan.JPG



09.HeadingSouth.JPG



04.ScotAndGDRiding.JPG



03.Me.Jpg

re: Ride Report: Twin Cities RBR Gathering, Sunday July 27 2003aliensporebomb
Jul 27, 2003 7:45 PM
Hm. The picture links didn't work - grrr.


The site I just built seems to work.


http://pod.ath.cx/rbrindex/index.html

re: Ride Report: Twin Cities RBR Gathering, Sunday July 27 2003aliensporebomb
Jul 28, 2003 3:03 AM
One more try:


































Eden Prairie Road Climb



Geardaddy and Colnago



Field Near Jordan, MN



Heading South..



04.Scot and Geardaddy



Self-Portrait



08.Fields and Sky



Dropped!



A brief stop




Eden Prairie Rd.



Intersection And Corn



Hey, Wait Up!



Scot & Geardaddy 2



Scot & Geardaddy3




Bikes at Superette..


Let's see if that worked...much better!

Looks like a good time, nice photos! nmrwbadley
Jul 28, 2003 7:10 AM
Nice Job ASBScot_Gore
Jul 28, 2003 9:32 AM
Todd,
Nice report and thanks for the company.

Three RBRers and once again, this board facilitated an instant repor. It was a nice ride through rural Minnesota and the weather cooperated very nicely. I was a little worried about a Noon start, but it stayed pleasant throughout.

Hope more can make it next time.

Scot

PS
Hey Todd, get any cow shots, Noveread will be looking for one : )
Nice Job ASBaliensporebomb
Jul 28, 2003 11:04 AM
Not this time - I didn't know cow shots were super
desirable. Next time out: COW QUEST.

I nearly got some great shots of these horses by the
road but trying to hold the camera steady while keeping
up with you too ended up in "blurred abstract digi-horses."

Heh.