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    Brazilian Climber's 20-40 combo

    18:34...33:24....He sent this time to me and said to post it up for him. This run was the day after pmarshall and I met up with him wednesday last week. Jeez .... what a run !
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    With stop watch did 39 minz to top tree and beyond. Made it to midway tree around 22. Strava tells a different story though.

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    39 minz to the top counts buddy! Congrats on that achievement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    With stop watch did 39 minz to top tree and beyond. Made it to midway tree around 22. Strava tells a different story though.

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    Congrats squashyo. Integrity Rules all and the stopwatch is golden. In my book you have both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbjedi1 View Post
    i just use my watch. With shifters, brake levers, suspension adjustment and remote for my seatpost, last thing I want is more controls on my handlebars!
    That's actually counter to what gps/strava does. To time myself up a hill with a stopwatch, I press reset, press start at the start (while trying to hold the handlebars). Then at the finish line, press stop.

    If there's 5 hills in a ride, do that 5x.

    With gps/strava, I just turn the thing on when I leave the house, keep it in my pocket and turn it off later. Every hill is recorded. So it can be less intrusive if you want it to be.

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    My KOM bike is complete.

    Unfortunately, I have to leave town for bizniz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    My KOM bike is complete.

    Unfortunately, I have to leave town for bizniz.

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    Where is the scale picture of? We demand cold hard facts. I would love to try a 29er up there sometime just to see if there would be a difference. I have heard all the blah blah about rolling stuff but I need to experience for myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    My KOM bike is complete.

    Unfortunately, I have to leave town for bizniz.

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    What's the story with the front brakes on this beast? I don't see 'em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    What's the story with the front brakes on this beast? I don't see 'em.
    I might be more concerned about the lack of a skewer myself. I mean come on now, the lengths people will go to save 100 grams! I feel like this is one of those kids "Highlights" magazine puzzles- find what is wrong in this picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    What's the story with the front brakes on this beast? I don't see 'em.
    This is the latest in hub magnetic induction technology. It allows skewerless atachement and the braking is internal in the hub performed by regenerative coreless motors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    This is the latest in hub magnetic induction technology. It allows skewerless atachement and the braking is internal in the hub performed by regenerative coreless motors.

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    Do you mean a servomechanism regeneratively controls motion by a brushless coreless axial-field motor, exerting torque thru its permanent-magnet disk rotor, resulting from synchronized polyphase sinusoidal stator currents, controlled by a switching controller responsive to input commands and to Hall-effect transducer signals that vary sinusoidally with rotor angle and respectively correspond to stator phases?
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    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    Do you mean a servomechanism regeneratively controls motion by a brushless coreless axial-field motor, exerting torque thru its permanent-magnet disk rotor, resulting from synchronized polyphase sinusoidal stator currents, controlled by a switching controller responsive to input commands and to Hall-effect transducer signals that vary sinusoidally with rotor angle and respectively correspond to stator phases?
    Correct sir. This guy designed it for me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    Do you mean a servomechanism regeneratively controls motion by a brushless coreless axial-field motor, exerting torque thru its permanent-magnet disk rotor, resulting from synchronized polyphase sinusoidal stator currents, controlled by a switching controller responsive to input commands and to Hall-effect transducer signals that vary sinusoidally with rotor angle and respectively correspond to stator phases?
    Auto correct just exploded! Let me run some numbers on this and give you some specs- yeah ok so I just ran the numbers and it is good to go. Squash, a random drawing has you going first on this thing. Just watch the transducer, might stick a bit. I did notice that the description you gave sounds exactly like the technical specs of the Jack Lalane ultimate juicer. Is this just coincidence?
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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    My KOM bike is complete.

    Unfortunately, I have to leave town for bizniz.

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    Sweet ride ........ A sub 20 highball ? Pun intended !
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    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    HEY...where's that Jill McLaughlin character...looks like she only needs to cover 29 seconds to join the club.
    Not surprising. When Jill was racing Cat1/Pro on the road, she was a great climber.

    And, this place has gone all topsy turvy on me. years ago, I used to be the only one who cared about climbing. Now I don't give a damn and just want the DH fun, and you guys want to climb.

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    I am going to try this tomorrow on the Mensocycle. This will be the first time the Mensocycle has seen a ride since the Howell Mountain Challenge. Surely Menso’s good karma/vibes are still a part of this bike, and will give me the required mental projection for a successful 20/40 run. Film at eleven.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    I am going to try this tomorrow on the Mensocycle. This will be the first time the Mensocycle has seen a ride since the Howell Mountain Challenge. Surely Menso’s good karma/vibes are still a part of this bike, and will give me the required mental projection for a successful 20/40 run. Film at eleven.
    Good luck on your run. You may find it slightly addictive. ...I have tried for the sub 20 only so far but I'm shaving seconds off. Round # 3 is soon and I can't wait.
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    19:42 to the tree using the stop-watch. Hopefully, that is enough margin for the Strava segment!

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    who created this segment, anyway? not only does it end way after the tree, it seems to start before the gate.. so make sure you sprint through the entrance!

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    If today's ride is not sub-20 then I will simply define my own segment and call it done! I have no immediate plans to go back to that "trail". I have lap markers at the start and end that will make it trivial to define this segment accurately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukbloke View Post
    If today's ride is not sub-20 then I will simply define my own segment and call it done! I have no immediate plans to go back to that "trail". I have lap markers at the start and end that will make it trivial to define this segment accurately.
    Nice time UK! You got me by 8 seconds. Not sure how it was for you but it was very hard for me. Nice time and congrats on that for sure.

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    + 1 and congrats on your sub 20 time UK. I just got back from a swing at the sub 20 myself but missed. 20.54 is all I could muster. I will have hell to pay to get under 20 ..... but don't count me out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ukbloke View Post
    If today's ride is not sub-20 then I will simply define my own segment and call it done! I have no immediate plans to go back to that "trail". I have lap markers at the start and end that will make it trivial to define this segment accurately.
    I created a segment called Kennedy PT (Potty Tree) that starts a hair after the porta potty and right at the tree. Created using fully zoomed in satellite view, so should be about as accurate as we can get. Should reduce everyone's time by about 28 seconds... (got me down to 20:28)

    Paul: this puts you at 19:51...congrats! heh



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    Quote Originally Posted by pmarshall View Post
    Nice time UK! You got me by 8 seconds. Not sure how it was for you but it was very hard for me. Nice time and congrats on that for sure.
    Thanks! We're practically at the same time then. I found it tough. It is depressing watching your average lap speed start off at the 12+mph level and then fall relentlessly down below 7mph, knowing that you have to do something close to 6.8mph to make the time. It does feel pretty comparable to a 20 minute OLH in terms of effort, though I'm certainly losing time and wasting energy on Kennedy due to lack of MTB skills. After the ride I took my bike straight to the shop to finally get my fork serviced/fixed. Anyway, I'm done with this club. Next time out with the MTB I will be exchanging the pain for fun.

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    Can we get sub 40-80 combo thread going?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mboldt View Post
    I created a segment called Kennedy PT (Potty Tree) that starts a hair after the porta potty and right at the tree. Created using fully zoomed in satellite view, so should be about as accurate as we can get. Should reduce everyone's time by about 28 seconds... (got me down to 20:28)

    Paul: this puts you at 19:51...congrats! heh



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    Thanks for putting up the Strava graph Marco.... since I don't use Strava. I always put my back wheel against the gate and stop my watch as I pass the tree. Looks like you are close to getting it done. -Ben
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    My attempt today only yielded a 22-ish 40:


    In my defense, I sort of shot my wad early riding the 7+ miles from my house to the Kennedy trailhead. Had I throttled back a tad surely I could have gained one minute up to the tree. Back again Sunday morning I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motorbacon View Post
    Can we get sub 40-80 combo thread going?
    Thats what I am talking about!!
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    Sup guys,

    Im glad everybody is have loads of fun at Kennedy, the best trail in South Bay, in my opinion! It never gets boring and if starts to, go faster!! LOL... thx for this tread Ancient!!
    Any ways, im posting just to remind about the really fast guys from 2007, where are they now!?



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    Rider......................Nickname............... ..............Climb Time
    1. Menso..................Menso...................... ............27:45
    2. Clark Foy............................................... ...........28:19
    3. Erik.................(Giant Rider)...............................29:43
    4. Aaron............................................. ..................31:07
    5. Brock............................................. ..................31:13
    6. Ceasar............................................ .................31:22
    7. Don Myrah............................................. ...........32:40
    8. Timmy............................................. .................33:27
    9. Kirk................Foggy Goggles............................34:24
    10. Michel............................................ .................37:32
    11. Alex................Sir Krameroy.............................37:49<-------------First place: Mere Mortals
    12. Jeff H......................jeffh...................... .............41:04<-------------First place: Old dudes over 45
    13. JL.........................JL de Jong...........................42:02
    14. Eric......................Rumpfy.................. ..............42:06<-------------First place:Can't believe those parts still function (aka vintage)
    15. Melvin............................................ ..................42:07
    16. John.............................................. ..................42:34
    17. Thomas.................Rensho..................... ..........43:45<--------------First place: SS (walker with a bike)
    18.Francis..................Francois.............. ................45:19<---------------Lost 4 mins due to white bike slowness.
    19. Ali.........................Pisket................ .................46:21
    20.Marco....................Zen Turtle............................48:10
    21. Spencer........................................... ................48:20
    22. Derek............................................. .................49:14
    23. Roy............................................... ..................53:46
    24. Mike B......................diskus..................... ........57:00
    25. Vin............................................... ...................57:57
    26. ???...........................Just me...........................59:08
    27. Bong.............................................. .................1:02:15
    28. Carmen......................ibikergal............. ............1:05:18<-------------------First place: Estrogen
    29. Jeanie ............................................. ..............1:06:50
    30. June.............................................. ..................1:07:45
    31. Bob.........................Aussie Bob.......................1:07:49
    32. Mel............................................... ..................1:08:20
    33. Sarah..........................Pocket............. .............1:08:48
    34. John.............................................. ..................1:09:04
    35. JR................................................ ...................1:09:10
    36. Jerry............................................. ...................1:11:59
    37. Mikey............................................. .................1:14:49

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukbloke View Post
    19:42 to the tree using the stop-watch. Hopefully, that is enough margin for the Strava segment!
    Looks like my new segment is dead on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mboldt View Post
    I created a segment called Kennedy PT (Potty Tree) that starts a hair after the porta potty and right at the tree. Created using fully zoomed in satellite view, so should be about as accurate as we can get. Should reduce everyone's time by about 28 seconds... (got me down to 20:28)

    Paul: this puts you at 19:51...congrats! heh



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    Thanks Marco! I didn't even think of doing a new segment. Now I have Strava proof! The world will soon be mine- hahaha(evil laugh)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    My attempt today only yielded a 22-ish 40:


    In my defense, I sort of shot my wad early riding the 7+ miles from my house to the Kennedy trailhead. Had I throttled back a tad surely I could have gained one minute up to the tree. Back again Sunday morning I guess.
    Nice run LP. 7 + miles is too much warm up for sure. A 15 minute break at the trailhead before starting may help but getting a lift to the trailhead will seal the deal for you. A sub 20 tree is proving to be pretty tough even by itself. Good luck Sunday....may see you out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ancient rascal View Post
    Nice run LP. 7 + miles is too much warm up for sure. A 15 minute break at the trailhead before starting may help but getting a lift to the trailhead will seal the deal for you. A sub 20 tree is proving to be pretty tough even by itself. Good luck Sunday....may see you out there.
    Yeah, I just felt too good to rest, I suppose, so I just used the portapotty and dove right into the climb right after. I should have known better.

    Perhaps you and I ought to meet up for this tomorrow morning. This ride will be beneficial for both of us—when sprinting is an option, that will give me an advantage to get slightly ahead, but you will inevitably catch up to me no matter what with your light-as-feathers bike. Say, I dunno, 9:00ish??? I’ll be on the “lightweight” Mensocycle (cheap components = not as light as when Menso owned it). This time, no waiting for others, as that proved futile for the rest of my day’s planned activities (of course, plans made by my wife )

    Lemme know via PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Yeah, I just felt too good to rest, I suppose, so I just used the portapotty and dove right into the climb right after. I should have known better.

    Perhaps you and I ought to meet up for this tomorrow morning. This ride will be beneficial for both of us—when sprinting is an option, that will give me an advantage to get slightly ahead, but you will inevitably catch up to me no matter what with your light-as-feathers bike. Say, I dunno, 9:00ish??? I’ll be on the “lightweight” Mensocycle (cheap components = not as light as when Menso owned it). This time, no waiting for others, as that proved futile for the rest of my day’s planned activities (of course, plans made by my wife )

    Lemme know via PM.
    Looks like my PM is not going through. I had already made plans with a few buds going so tamale is no good for anything super fast. I will also not be fast enough for you now that you have gears and a lighter bike than the tractor.
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    Sort of made it today—got a 21:30-ish/39:56:



    Which means I need to hammer even harder up to the tree, finding one and one-half minutes to shave off. Sure seemed faster than it was though. Maybe this Friday I’ll try it again. Funny thing, once again, just as my ride the other day, I felt my second wind give me wings on the back half of Kennedy rollercoasters out to Woods. LOL, could have used that energy burst earlier on, perhaps on the way to the tree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Sort of made it today—got a 21:30-ish/39:56:



    Which means I need to hammer even harder up to the tree, finding one and one-half minutes to shave off. Sure seemed faster than it was though. Maybe this Friday I’ll try it again. Funny thing, once again, just as my ride the other day, I felt my second wind give me wings on the back half of Kennedy rollercoasters out to Woods. LOL, could have used that energy burst earlier on, perhaps on the way to the tree.
    Congrats LP... on your Sub 40 run .Heck you still had 3 seconds to spare. Wish I had something to report. Thanks for posting it up.
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    41:26 to the top...

    Damn, I had no idea I was even going to be in the ballpark. I think I should be able to get the under 40:00 before T-day, but not sure about the under 20:00 to the tree. This was also after working a pretty physical day today.

    Although I've got to be up there for guys that are over 200lbs, as I am at 225... Gonna ride this 2 times a week till I get it.

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    One left B. Climber

    ElHombre has one more deal left for you. See my revised original post. The 20-40-20. Since we are riding buds....you lead I follow ....I know that you do the reverse of this almost every ride but this one may even challenge you bro ! More personal glory down the road for Pmarshall of course also.
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    Ok, Im on it!

    We could go this Friday evening for a Pre-ride on the dog meat reverse, just to see where we
    could hammer and where we recover, its been at least 2 years i dont go that way! And then I check my schedule and i let you know when im doing it on "against the clock" mode!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebnash View Post
    41:26 to the top...

    Damn, I had no idea I was even going to be in the ballpark. I think I should be able to get the under 40:00 before T-day, but not sure about the under 20:00 to the tree. This was also after working a pretty physical day today.

    Although I've got to be up there for guys that are over 200lbs, as I am at 225... Gonna ride this 2 times a week till I get it.

    Nice time!! That is fast up the trail for a big guy. You will most certainly get under 40 soon I bet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brazilian Climber View Post
    Ok, Im on it!

    We could go this Friday evening for a Pre-ride on the dog meat reverse, just to see where we
    could hammer and where we recover, its been at least 2 years i dont go that way! And then I check my schedule and i let you know when im doing it on "against the clock" mode!

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    It may rain on Thursday and Friday though. I of course can't hang with you but other faster riders may want in. If its not for time maybe I join in. Are you planning a Friday ride anyway ? If so what time do you normally show up there. I'll pray for rain in the meantime!
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    Cool bro,

    lets meet at around 400pm 415pm, that works for you!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ancient rascal View Post
    It may rain on Thursday and Friday though. I of course can't hang with you but other faster riders may want in. If its not for time maybe I join in. Are you planning a Friday ride anyway ? If so what time do you normally show up there. I'll pray for rain in the meantime!
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    20-40-20... that is going to be a tough one. Hopefully Dogmeat shapes up a bit after some rain. I climbed it last weekend and it is a mess... dry and super loose from the MPOSP tractor. It will be tough to hammer up it in it's current condition.
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    keep those eyes open

    Quote Originally Posted by ask View Post
    20-40-20... that is going to be a tough one. Hopefully Dogmeat shapes up a bit after some rain. I climbed it last weekend and it is a mess... dry and super loose from the MPOSP tractor. It will be tough to hammer up it in it's current condition.
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    Oh myyyy !

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    For the SECOND ANNUAL DOG MEAT NO DAB CHALLENGE! ahhh, yeah.
    I have been waiting with baited/bad breath for the call to arms ! Maybe b. climber is tough enough this time ? - # 8
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    Sup guys,

    Im glad everybody is have loads of fun at Kennedy, the best trail in South Bay, in my opinion! It never gets boring and if starts to, go faster!! LOL... thx for this tread Ancient!!
    Any ways, im posting just to remind about the really fast guys from 2007, where are they now!?



    And here are the results of the 2007 King of Kennedy.

    Rider......................Nickname............... ..............Climb Time
    1. Menso..................Menso...................... ............27:45
    2. Clark Foy............................................... ...........28:19
    3. Erik.................(Giant Rider)...............................29:43
    4. Aaron............................................. ..................31:07
    5. Brock............................................. ..................31:13
    6. Ceasar............................................ .................31:22
    7. Don Myrah............................................. ...........32:40
    8. Timmy............................................. .................33:27
    9. Kirk................Foggy Goggles............................34:24
    10. Michel............................................ .................37:32
    11. Alex................Sir Krameroy.............................37:49<-------------First place: Mere Mortals
    12. Jeff H......................jeffh...................... .............41:04<-------------First place: Old dudes over 45
    13. JL.........................JL de Jong...........................42:02
    14. Eric......................Rumpfy.................. ..............42:06<-------------First place:Can't believe those parts still function (aka vintage)
    15. Melvin............................................ ..................42:07
    16. John.............................................. ..................42:34
    17. Thomas.................Rensho..................... ..........43:45<--------------First place: SS (walker with a bike)
    18.Francis..................Francois.............. ................45:19<---------------Lost 4 mins due to white bike slowness.
    19. Ali.........................Pisket................ .................46:21
    20.Marco....................Zen Turtle............................48:10
    21. Spencer........................................... ................48:20
    22. Derek............................................. .................49:14
    23. Roy............................................... ..................53:46
    24. Mike B......................diskus..................... ........57:00
    25. Vin............................................... ...................57:57
    26. ???...........................Just me...........................59:08
    27. Bong.............................................. .................1:02:15
    28. Carmen......................ibikergal............. ............1:05:18<-------------------First place: Estrogen
    29. Jeanie ............................................. ..............1:06:50
    30. June.............................................. ..................1:07:45
    31. Bob.........................Aussie Bob.......................1:07:49
    32. Mel............................................... ..................1:08:20
    33. Sarah..........................Pocket............. .............1:08:48
    34. John.............................................. ..................1:09:04
    35. JR................................................ ...................1:09:10
    36. Jerry............................................. ...................1:11:59
    37. Mikey............................................. .................1:14:49

    Slower now than I was in 2007. I think.
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    Thx Francois, its been a while I dont see you out there!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ask View Post
    20-40-20... that is going to be a tough one. Hopefully Dogmeat shapes up a bit after some rain. I climbed it last weekend and it is a mess... dry and super loose from the MPOSP tractor. It will be tough to hammer up it in it's current condition.
    You are right and I think the whole place is getting really loose. Looks like the way to get a sub 20 on Dogmeat is to walk/run the super steeps and then you can keep some speed up. Rain on Friday may fix things right up.
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    Hoping to trying it out again this Friday morning (tomorrow) with all that nice hero mud. I just have to remember HAMMER HAMMER HAMMER IT BITCH ALL THE WAY TO THE TREE. I have to find a way to remove that pesky 1.5 minutes to the tree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Hoping to trying it out again this Friday morning (tomorrow) with all that nice hero mud. I just have to remember HAMMER HAMMER HAMMER IT ***** ALL THE WAY TO THE TREE. I have to find a way to remove that pesky 1.5 minutes to the tree.
    YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just remember to pedal a bit faster- haha. Good tip huh? I might go out there tomorrow too but won't be till after 1130am.
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    I am with you. I need the same deficit but have been grinding for weeks. Trying tomorrow too...loaded up on beer and porn all night so should be ready! PM let me know when you might head up...may need a tow up.

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    Friday runs

    Good luck today guys ! The rain is done from what I just heard on the weather report. Trail may be slightly slower though with yes better traction, etc. but may grip your uphill momentum a bit also. Hopefully its perfect. Sub 20 is the big challenge for me. I have the 22.15 ... 21.31 ...20.54 ....20.58 on Weds. this week. Sunday's trail will be a faster race track. I am not giving up on this...... and.... it may turn out to be tougher than cleaning dogmeat for me .... personally. Love the challlenge ..... just like you dogs !
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    Booyah!


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    Booyah!

    Congratulations. Close the thread!

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    huh?

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    Close the thread!
    I didn't start the thread. Whatchyu talkin' bout, Willis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    I didn't start the thread. Whatchyu talkin' bout, Willis?


    I know you didn't start the thread. I'm just trying to create an excuse as for why I shouldn't go out and try to accomplish this.

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    Congrats Squahyo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    Booyah!

    Quote Originally Posted by D1PHAM View Post


    I know you didn't start the thread. I'm just trying to create an excuse as for why I shouldn't go out and try to accomplish this.
    Congrats Squashyo ! me thinks pmarshall + LP may be jealous ! D1PHAM....Squashy did inspire the thread ..... then I enhanced it ..... with ElHombre sending it over the top....pun intended !
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    I can barely ride a mountain bike, but I'm going to try for this 20-40 thing tomorrow. If I succeed it will probably be faster going uphill than down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    Booyah!

    Nice, Glad to see you hit your goal! I have a long way to go but I'll keep on trying.

    BTW...How do you guys post that strava page?

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    Thanks!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by bassn View Post
    Nice, Glad to see you hit your goal! I have a long way to go but I'll keep on trying.

    BTW...How do you guys post that strava page?
    I have been training for this ride for weeks...paid off! Also put a new Marzochhi Corsa SL RC which helped ALOT! Love this new fork.

    So, for strava, on the ride page you will see a tab right above map that says share (next to edit)...open up tab and copy paste the embed on blog...paste in body of your message.

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    just got back from a quick ride to kennedy's top and back, saw PMarshall and another rider on their way down!!

    Maybe next week we meet, finally im gonna have 2 following days off of work, so next Wednesday the 9th. i will be there in the evening trying to do to the top in under 33 minutes!
    That is gonna hurt but i will give it a shot!!

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    I did better last Sunday:





    But my 2nd fastest time to the top was back in March, on that heavy-assed Surly 1x1 bike with the insanely-fat tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElHombre View Post
    Since this is all about senseless stupid climbing, I think the challenge could be expanded a bit: I propose the 20-40-20 plan: the goal is to hit sub-20 to the tree, sub-40 to the top, then sub-20 on the Dog Meat climb (after you've gone up the rollers and descended Limekiln, of course), in a single ride. I may have to go hide some choice bottles of beer on the summit as reward/carrots for prospective finishers...

    PS Paul, with regards to the Strava segments: in their default map-type it's kind of hard to accurately define the start and end points of the segments because of the limited zoom; in satellite mode you can zoom in more and it works better, but since most people don't know or bother, a lot of segments are ill-defined - mostly by accident.
    First ride on a beater hard tail I built up a few months ago. Pretty sure I nailed the 20-40-20:



    To make it interesting, I created the 20-40-50-20 plan, which includes this segment:



    Whomever mentioned the tractor action on Dogmeat was right. Pretty soft in a number of spots, though the recent rains helped.

    Have fun out there.

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    holy crap nice job diesel. and way to go squashyo for setting a goal and reaching it. whats next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    Booyah!

    Nice! You got close to clipping the 20 too.
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    MY best time up on Kennedy ever!

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    Holy smokeroonees! Deisel with a monster effort (KOM Dogmeat!!!) Paul, crushed it with a blazing effort on the DH too! Way to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brazilian Climber View Post
    just got back from a quick ride to kennedy's top and back, saw PMarshall and another rider on their way down!!

    Maybe next week we meet, finally im gonna have 2 following days off of work, so next Wednesday the 9th. i will be there in the evening trying to do to the top in under 33 minutes!
    That is gonna hurt but i will give it a shot!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
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    I did better last Sunday:





    But my 2nd fastest time to the top was back in March, on that heavy-assed Surly 1x1 bike with the insanely-fat tires.
    Not so much a fail. You just lost a round but gained strength is all. Let's go clip the sub 20 Sunday....if it doesn't
    rain too much late Saturday. Doing an aquarium job tamale but I am giving myself a beating Sunday !
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    So on my ride today, I kept it in the middle ring (32) and 30 in the back. Was harder on the steep stuff but I can honestly say this experience was easier than my last attempt to just the tree alone. I was able to keep my HR down and I didn't gas out and expire from a lack of respiration! Also and most importantly, no hero dirt (hate that term) was found anywhere. I did find sl%t dirt all over the place. I knew there might be a chance of catching something and I would have to clean off before coming home. Everybody sees sl%t dirt and wants to ride. It is sticky, wet and satisfies your inner most cravings. Not as dirty as wh*re dirt but close. There is also stripper dirt but that leaves glitter all over you and you have to explain yourself when you get home. Just trying to help the cause.

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    Jeez guys, nice uphill sprints today!

    Oh, and I don’t have the “luxury” of a middle ring on the Mensocycle, it only has a 32 tooth chainring up front, and an 11-34 in back. So I am dutifully cranking away up those hills, I just think I am not as fit as I used to be or something… or it was those Dutch beers I drank (should have had the Belgians instead). LOL, J.L. joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel~ View Post
    First ride on a beater hard tail I built up a few months ago. Pretty sure I nailed the 20-40-20:
    -D
    Congratulations! You nailed it indeed and that looked like quite a herculean effort - never tought the 20-40-20 would fall so quickly. Next time don't take breaks on the summits and go for Francois' Lollipop KOM (Kennedy 3 Walls Powerpoles Dogmeat), aka the Meat Grinder.

    And I am now in mourning for my cherished Dog Meat KOM... not much hope getting it back with the amount of time you cut off of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElHombre View Post
    Congratulations! You nailed it indeed and that looked like quite a herculean effort - never tought the 20-40-20 would fall so quickly. Next time don't take breaks on the summits and go for Francois' Lollipop KOM (Kennedy 3 Walls Powerpoles Dogmeat), aka the Meat Grinder.

    And I am now in mourning for my cherished Dog Meat KOM... not much hope getting it back with the amount of time you cut off of it.
    Hahaha. Thanks. Funny you mention the break. At the top of Woods, I was so tempted to just keep going on down toward quicksilver and home. I sat there for a minute, thought of you, with your holloween wig, pointing a finger, saying "Don't Do IT!". After thinking it over, I turned around and headed back for dogmeat. I could not believe how F'n cold it was as you got closer to Umunhum. I normally run really hot, and I had to put on ear warmers, arm warmers, knee warmers and a vest, just to make it from Woods to the bottom of dogmeat.

    I was tempted by the meat grinder, though I really wanted to establish the "50" segment, in case no one else had done so. That's a pretty sustained effort.

    Thanks for throwing down the gauntlet with the 20-40-20; it inspired me to get out there and give it a go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Jeez guys, nice uphill sprints today!

    Oh, and I don’t have the “luxury” of a middle ring on the Mensocycle, it only has a 32 tooth chainring up front, and an 11-34 in back. So I am dutifully cranking away up those hills, I just think I am not as fit as I used to be or something… or it was those Dutch beers I drank (should have had the Belgians instead). LOL, J.L. joke.
    LP...You have something many including myself.....wish they had ....a sub 40 ! Good thing you did all that climbing on the SS. What is your hurry? Your in already.... the rest is gravy !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Jeez guys, nice uphill sprints today!

    Oh, and I don’t have the “luxury” of a middle ring on the Mensocycle, it only has a 32 tooth chainring up front, and an 11-34 in back. So I am dutifully cranking away up those hills, I just think I am not as fit as I used to be or something… or it was those Dutch beers I drank (should have had the Belgians instead). LOL, J.L. joke.
    Try it the way I did since I know you have the leg power. I used only my middle ring (same as you have) and the 30 cog in the back.The hardest part is to squash the idea that you can change gears to make it easier. I just told myself, "Don't do it wuss." That helped a lot. I feels slower because I don't pay attention to MPH or anything but your getting so much farther every pedal stroke. My breathing wasn't as labored either. I was totally shocked when I uploaded to find my time. I actually thought when I reached the top that I was right at 38 and change. What a nice surprise I tell ya! I also made myself start a bit slower at the beginning and not blow out on the first climb. I might have finally figured out my own formula for success on this trail. It is about friggin time too. I had my bike weighed too just to see. 22.9 lbs. The new tires are heavier but much more cushy on the downhill.
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    I'm in!!

    19:45 to the tree and 36:16 to the top! Please.. no more challenges. I want to rest! haha


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    bleh. 20+ to the tree and 37:17 to the top.

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    I need more practice on dirt. I lost tons of time on the flats/downhill sections. Also need to learn how to stand on the dirt and not just spin the back wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mboldt View Post
    19:45 to the tree and 36:16 to the top! Please.. no more challenges. I want to rest! haha

    excellent!

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    bleh. 20+ to the tree and 37:17 to the top.

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    I need more practice on dirt. I lost tons of time on the flats/downhill sections. Also need to learn how to stand on the dirt and not just spin the back wheel.
    Brooks friggin killed it. 18-33. wtf! and the first couple minutes of the climb he hung back with me. probably would have gone 17 something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel~ View Post

    I was tempted by the meat grinder, though I really wanted to establish the "50" segment, in case no one else had done so. That's a pretty sustained effort.

    Thanks for throwing down the gauntlet with the 20-40-20; it inspired me to get out there and give it a go.

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    Have to give your '50' segment a go some time; a nice one indeed, there aren't too many 3000ft dirt climbs around here.

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    I saw that on strava. Knocked me from #9 to #10! I don't feel too bad-- I looked at his Strava stats and he rides ALOT!
    Brooks friggin killed it. 18-33. wtf! and the first couple minutes of the climb he hung back with me. probably would have gone 17 something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mboldt View Post
    19:45 to the tree and 36:16 to the top! Please.. no more challenges. I want to rest! haha

    Well done! But there's still the Meat Grinder, and the 20-40-20 challenge (or 20-40-50-20 challenge, as per Diesel~, adding a short out and back section to the top of Woods trail)... you can rest later

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    I’m back out there tomorrow morning for more pain… this time 32x22 singlespeed. All I have to do is get the sub-20 time to the tree, have already gotten the sub-40 to the top… although to the tree is more than 1/2 the distance to the top.

    I hope there is hero dirt/mud waiting for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
    bleh. 20+ to the tree and 37:17 to the top.

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    I need more practice on dirt. I lost tons of time on the flats/downhill sections. Also need to learn how to stand on the dirt and not just spin the back wheel.
    Those are good times! I am sure you'd spank us on a road climb but I might take you on the descent
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmarshall View Post
    Those are good times! I am sure you'd spank us on a road climb but I might take you on the descent
    I'm alright on some road descents, crappy on others. Shattered my collarbone last January and while body is mostly mended the mental scars are there.

    Climbing though, I like. I need more time on the MTB. I think I'm up to 8-9 hours now, total. Give me 2-3 years and I'll try again. Fell on my ass and had to hike-a-bike to get the <40.

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    I hear you on that. Some roads take me forever to figure out and sometimes cornering never feels "right". Then some roads it feels like you paved the dam thing yourself and know every bump and how to take small increments of time out. Since it sounds like you not to familiar with Kennedy trail, that makes it more impressive. Well, safe riding out there road or dirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    I’m back out there tomorrow morning for more pain… this time 32x22 singlespeed. All I have to do is get the sub-20 time to the tree, have already gotten the sub-40 to the top… although to the tree is more than 1/2 the distance to the top.

    I hope there is hero dirt/mud waiting for me.
    Let us know how it goes with "Tractor vrs. Mensocycle" to the tree ... round # 1 ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ancient rascal View Post
    Let us know how it goes with "Tractor vrs. Mensocycle" to the tree ... round # 1 ?
    Nicht so gut. Felt faster than it really was… however it was pretty darn fast considering the heavy beast of a bike. Didn’t break 20, didn’t break 40. Going to try again Friday morning, rain or shine.

    Oh, and Bogdan says he’s got a cool video of our ride this morning (up until the 14 minute mark) from his GoPro. Cannot wait to see my fail in HD!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Nicht so gut. Felt faster than it really was… however it was pretty darn fast considering the heavy beast of a bike. Didn’t break 20, didn’t break 40. Going to try again Friday morning, rain or shine.

    Oh, and Bogdan says he’s got a cool video of our ride this morning (up until the 14 minute mark) from his GoPro. Cannot wait to see my fail in HD!
    If I go snip off the sub 20 before you ..... we still buds right ? .....
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    nien! nien! nien! nien!



    next video: punking desperate los gatos housewives on the kennedy descent

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    Don't forget to throw in an "All of Skeggs" ride the weekend before for that extra leg power boost I really do think that helped us put in these efforts this week.

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    Try it the way I did since I know you have the leg power. I used only my middle ring (same as you have) and the 30 cog in the back.The hardest part is to squash the idea that you can change gears to make it easier. I just told myself, "Don't do it wuss." That helped a lot. I feels slower because I don't pay attention to MPH or anything but your getting so much farther every pedal stroke. My breathing wasn't as labored either. I was totally shocked when I uploaded to find my time. I actually thought when I reached the top that I was right at 38 and change. What a nice surprise I tell ya! I also made myself start a bit slower at the beginning and not blow out on the first climb. I might have finally figured out my own formula for success on this trail. It is about friggin time too. I had my bike weighed too just to see. 22.9 lbs. The new tires are heavier but much more cushy on the downhill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ancient rascal View Post
    If I go snip off the sub 20 before you ..... we still buds right ? .....
    After all vertical footies we’ve been through? But of course!
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    Nice video, Bogdan. Thanks for sharing it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by modbog View Post
    nien! nien! nien! nien!



    next video: punking desperate los gatos housewives on the kennedy descent
    That trail...I mean road and rider ..... look vaguely familiar. Next time LP ! Great dirt/weather on Kennedy till late Thursday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ancient rascal View Post
    That trail...I mean road and rider ..... look vaguely familiar. Next time LP ! Great dirt/weather on Kennedy till late Thursday.

    As awful as that climb is, it's actually a lot more eventful and entertaining than the descent.

    I'm always worried about rangers and stupid 15mph limit. Have there been any ranger sightings going down Kennedy this year??

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    As awful as that climb is, it's actually a lot more eventful and entertaining than the descent.

    I'm always worried about rangers and stupid 15mph limit. Have there been any ranger sightings going down Kennedy this year??

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    It's worth worrying about as they can be several hundred dollars. Maybe fewer sightings because we have all been so law abiding in 2011. Once they are staked out with radar and a rider passes by them going up......they are pretty much out of business for a half hour or more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    As awful as that climb is, it's actually a lot more eventful and entertaining than the descent.

    I'm always worried about rangers and stupid 15mph limit. Have there been any ranger sightings going down Kennedy this year??

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    Yes fc I was coming down on Saturday around 4pm, and right at the tree the ranger was just arriving in his truck. I was lucky because he was still driving and didn't have his radar gun out. I doubt if I was going 15 at the time because I am not a fan of that downhill. He was still driving so I'm not sure where he was going to stop and get out.

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