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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Pursuits: Long Term/Short Term
« on: September 23, 2017, 10:35:24 PM »
I am drinking a beer.  Hope to finish the 4 pack before I go to bed.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Any cyclists?
« on: September 21, 2017, 05:32:04 AM »
Looks rad

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Any cyclists?
« on: September 19, 2017, 06:53:04 PM »
Doing my next big climb outside of Ventura, CA the first week of October.  6000'+ of elevation in just over 30 miles and then descending.  There are options to add to the elevation if I get to the top in a timely manner.  Will have to be a wait and see decision as the ride will be the morning/early afternoon of my fly home day.  A little nervous about the bike rental, hoping I get one that fits well and I can ride well.


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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Hurricane Harvey
« on: September 01, 2017, 05:33:29 PM »
Had to clear a path to get to my front door today thanks to the guys that sent stuff bound for Rockport.  You know who you are and you guys are awesome.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Hurricane Harvey
« on: August 31, 2017, 02:55:15 AM »
Hey amigos, some friends and I are partnering with Charlie Robison Coastal Relief to get some much needed supplies to Rockport, TX.  Houston and the area have received much or most of the news but Rockport is near ground zero where Harvey initially made landfall.  The houses aren't flooded, they are mostly gone in this and the surrounding comminities.

We are gathering up as much as we can in the DFW metro on Saturday and then heading to San Antonio on Sunday to add to our supplies if we do not fill our trucks to capacity and then heading to Rockport on Monday morning.

If you feel so compelled, you can amazon prime supplies to me and they will personally get delivered by me to the Texas Gulf Coast.  PM me and I will give you my address.

If not with me, I do encourage you to help out some way through some one.

Needed items:

Water, toiletries, diapers, non-perishable food bank items, batteries, mens socks, work gloves, generators, chainsaws.
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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Hurricane Harvey
« on: August 30, 2017, 09:19:22 PM »
Hey amigos, some friends and I are partnering with Charlie Robison Coastal Relief to get some much needed supplies to Rockport, TX.  Houston and the area have received much or most of the news but Rockport is near ground zero where Harvey initially made landfall.  The houses aren't flooded, they are mostly gone in this and the surrounding comminities.

We are gathering up as much as we can in the DFW metro on Saturday and then heading to San Antonio on Sunday to add to our supplies if we do not fill our trucks to capacity and then heading to Rockport on Monday morning.

If you feel so compelled, you can amazon prime supplies to me and they will personally get delivered by me to the Texas Gulf Coast.  PM me and I will give you my address.

If not with me, I do encourage you to help out some way through some one.

Needed items:

Water, toiletries, diapers, non-perishable food bank items, batteries, mens socks, work gloves, generators, chainsaws.







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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Any cyclists?
« on: August 29, 2017, 03:59:23 PM »
New bike on new to me trail.



Monarch Crest is pretty fun.

Am I the only one pic not working for?

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Any cyclists?
« on: August 28, 2017, 05:32:24 PM »
60 miles is the goldilocks distance imo imho

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Any cyclists?
« on: August 28, 2017, 04:17:08 PM »
i get kind of worn out taking a 100 mile drive in my car.

Cycle it the next time to mix things up obvs

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Any cyclists?
« on: August 26, 2017, 10:13:02 PM »
Finally kept my riding up through the summer to be able to ride the Hotter'N Hell 100 next weekend.  Usually 10,000-14,000 ride this so that will be a little bit of an experience in its own.



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Somewhere in between the cooking thread and bbq thread but I will just go ahead and park it here.

Spatchcock yardbird massaged with crushed garlic and seasoned with coarse kosher, coarse pepper, rosemary & paprika.  Seared in EVOO and then into the smoker to roast at 375.

Added vidalia onions, mushrooms, garlic cloves and the giblets to the cast iron for last 30 minutes.

Duck fat tossed potatoes seasoned with sea salt, pepper & paprika and oven fried.

All topped with pan drippings.  One of my go to meals and super easy.








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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Any cyclists?
« on: August 15, 2017, 09:49:38 PM »
Finally kept my riding up through the summer to be able to ride the Hotter'N Hell 100 next weekend.  Usually 10,000-14,000 ride this so that will be a little bit of an experience in its own.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Any cyclists?
« on: August 05, 2017, 09:53:50 PM »
Fall cycling is coming quickly. I could have used some arm warmers this morning.

Lost 5lbs water weight on my ride this morning, won't be needing arm warmers for quite some time down here...

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Any cyclists?
« on: August 04, 2017, 01:09:11 AM »
Awesome stuff!

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Any cyclists?
« on: August 03, 2017, 07:53:41 AM »
Why did I watch that

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Any cyclists?
« on: August 01, 2017, 05:48:22 PM »
Alexander,
I'm kinda surprised the guy at the park entrance hadn't seen more people make it.  Seems like there are a number of crazy freak cyclists there.  When I was last there a few years ago there was a small group just starting up and 2 or 3 coming down.  I wonder what the strava kom is on the way down, especially their top speed.


Great accomplishment.  I'm glad to hear visitors support it.  I bike in an extremely busy park in the mid Atlantic and people are not as kind in the park.

Yeah, I probably phrased it poorly.  Not a park ranger/worker, just a random tourist that struck up a conversation with me as I was kitting up at the Beaver Meadows visitor center right before the park entrance.

I did pass 2 cyclist heading my direction and about 6 oncoming.  Not an abundance of idiots out there doing it but enough of us.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Any cyclists?
« on: August 01, 2017, 01:50:06 PM »
That's a great drive. Not sure about that climb though on a bike! Nice work.

Thanks.  I was less nervous riding it than driving it actually.  Only had 1 vehicle not give me enough space, a dump-truck with the road crew.

F yes Alexander!  That is a beast climb.  I've often wondered about the nuts who make that climb as I drive past them in the summer time.

Yes, everyone that I have spoken to in regards to this has confirmed I am nuts.  The guy at the park entrance that I talked with and then had snap a pic of me with my bike at the top still thinks I am nuts.  He was in disbelief when I reached the topmost turnout at the same time as him.

It is pretty cool how many people clap and cheer you on as you go by though the closer you get to the top.  That is not a feeling I will soon forgwt.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Any cyclists?
« on: August 01, 2017, 01:22:54 PM »
Currently drinking beers as fast as they can bring them to me.  Trail Ridge Rd from Estes Park to Grand Lake is in the books.  3:11:02 to complete, the climb took me in the neighborhood of 2:11:00.  I over-performed on my expectations and had some gas left in the tank.



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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Any cyclists?
« on: July 29, 2017, 06:33:16 PM »
Damn. That's some climbing.

Hard to train for living in Dallas where we get 200' on our biggest climbs.  I just threw a stupid high volume of miles into training and going off of yesterdays ride I think I did ok.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Any cyclists?
« on: July 29, 2017, 06:15:18 PM »
Ride yesterday in Raton, New Mexico.  A tune-up for a ride I have planned on Tuesday or Wednesday if the weather permits.  Just wanted to do a smaller climb to see if I had my pace correct for a big climb.





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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Any cyclists?
« on: July 22, 2017, 04:51:30 PM »
Good ride

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Any cyclists?
« on: July 13, 2017, 07:08:49 PM »
A chink in Froomey's armor, perhaps?   :surprised:

Unfortunately I think it is going to take more than him faltering for 500m on a 20% gradient but we can only hope.  Maybe next year they can add about 15 of those little ramps to the route.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Any cyclists?
« on: July 13, 2017, 09:27:24 AM »
This TdF has been a snoozefest.  Tired of watching Sky with a stranglehold on the race and tired of watching Kittel win every sprint stage.

I hope someone animates this race tomorrow.

Just waiting for a meteor to take out the Sky bike truck overnight at this point.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Any cyclists?
« on: July 09, 2017, 11:29:56 AM »
Six miles from Chelsea to Central Park and back. Took a break and ran for an hour. :)

Had a great ride last weekend before vacation started. Real nice 25+ along the Ohio River. Crossed in downtown Louisville and the East End Bridge.

 :cheers:

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Any cyclists?
« on: July 09, 2017, 07:18:19 AM »
After 8 straight days in the saddle while accumulating 280 miles and 10,000 feet of elevation I am allowing muself a rest day.  You guys getting any rides in?

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