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    Quote Originally Posted by yohyat View Post
    Those tires look fun to ride
    Those boys are super light...even slightly under claimed weight. I heard they don't leave the factory if they are over at all. I used them for only 3 or 4 weeks last year but they had pretty good grip. Not a whole lot to them and not cushy enough for my rigid for everyday use.
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    Felt too demoralized not breaking the 20 minute barrier. When I do clear it I will do the lollipop loop

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    Oh, it's going to be that way huh.... Climb to the tree then go home...

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    Oh, it's going to be that way huh.... Climb to the tree then go home...

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    Felt too demoralized not breaking the 20 minute barrier. When I do clear it I will do the lollipop loop
    You just did the pro stock bike drag race to the tree eh ? It's all good !
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    Ran into pmarshall and brazilian climber on the trai today. Congrats to both are in order. pmarshall got the sub 20 and B. climber gets the 20/40 combo......on accident. Does it still count if he is not racing/trying for it ? I have good news on my run also. My lungs finally stopped hurting before I got home to Santa Clara. "It's on" will no longer be in my vocabulary. 20 and 40 under club !-1019111327a.jpg
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    I made it I swear!

    I did make it today but Strava has me at 37 mins for the ride up. Sure felt faster than that! Ok so the problem is the Strava segment goes about 50 feet past the tree. I started my watch right at the Kennedy gate and stopped my watch when I actually touched the tree with my arm. I had a stopwatch time of 19:50. My previous best time was 21:48 to the tree on Strava. I pretty much gave it my all and gassed out at the tree. Thinking back, I should have kept going but was excited to see I beat the 20 mins and figured I earned my rest time rolling around in the dirt. Who is next to tame this biatch! Your an uber stud if you can do both on the same ride.
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    Ancient Rascal- I forgot to put this in my previous post. Nice talking to you and Brazilian Climber today. I now wish I would have kept going and taken some time to recover continuing on the way up. I will leave that for the next ride. I told you that I was glad you started this quest but now I think I hate you! That was freakn' hard man! I started really fast and paid for it about half way to the tree. I did concentrate on every section that was not to steep to gear down and push with my birdie legs to keep pumping. I had my vital signs checked by a nurse the other day and had a heart rate of 40bpm. My true resting HR is actually a bit lower. Doesn't mean a thing because I am still a wuss. I checked my HR monitor after today's effort and hit a max of 195!! I am not sure how I am not dead yet. Either it will go to low and I will quietly pass away, or I will die on Kennedy in a sweat heap of a mess. Either way, I will make good Mt. Lion food. Hope you get the magical sub 20 soon. Brazilian Climber is super fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmarshall View Post
    Ancient Rascal- I forgot to put this in my previous post. Nice talking to you and Brazilian Climber today. I now wish I would have kept going and taken some time to recover continuing on the way up. I will leave that for the next ride. I told you that I was glad you started this quest but now I think I hate you! That was freakn' hard man! I started really fast and paid for it about half way to the tree. I did concentrate on every section that was not to steep to gear down and push with my birdie legs to keep pumping. I had my vital signs checked by a nurse the other day and had a heart rate of 40bpm. My true resting HR is actually a bit lower. Doesn't mean a thing because I am still a wuss. I checked my HR monitor after today's effort and hit a max of 195!! I am not sure how I am not dead yet. Either it will go to low and I will quietly pass away, or I will die on Kennedy in a sweat heap of a mess. Either way, I will make good Mt. Lion food. Hope you get the magical sub 20 soon. Brazilian Climber is super fast.
    Thanks man ! Great to see the both of you for a nice long B.S. session. That damn tree run is worse than going to the top. Pure torture. Gonna be a long time before I get it. I need 10% + to get there. I can't believe how tired I feel from such a short ride. Round # 1 goes to the oak tree. I have said for many years....I am gonna die trying to make the face as I used to call dogmeat. Crap now.....maybe it will be the other side trying for a 20/40. I am on it again next week. You broke some records and some folks's PR's. Dude.....That's messed up ! I'm sure glad I didn't do that....wink wink !
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    20 to the tree? That's a tough one. Note that the Potty to Tree Strava segment actually ends at the right turn well past the tree, as Paul learned to his chagrin.

    I think 22 minutes to the tree is an awesome achievement and should get you at the top in under 40. If you ride only to the tree as Marco did you can go a faster, but 10% faster is unlikely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmarshall View Post
    I did make it today but Strava has me at 37 mins for the ride up. Sure felt faster than that! Ok so the problem is the Strava segment goes about 50 feet past the tree. I started my watch right at the Kennedy gate and stopped my watch when I actually touched the tree with my arm. I had a stopwatch time of 19:50. My previous best time was 21:48 to the tree on Strava. I pretty much gave it my all and gassed out at the tree. Thinking back, I should have kept going but was excited to see I beat the 20 mins and figured I earned my rest time rolling around in the dirt. Who is next to tame this biatch! Your an uber stud if you can do both on the same ride.

    Strava or it didn't happen!!!! lol Just kidding good job Paul, I'm going to have to put the gears back on my bike in order to take this one down it's not going to happen on the SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WaitWienie View Post
    Strava or it didn't happen!!!! lol Just kidding good job Paul, I'm going to have to put the gears back on my bike in order to take this one down it's not going to happen on the SS.

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    Take er down a notch. I am gonna try @ 1.68 to one. 32x19 will work for a 26er. You need a few more rear or a few less crank teeth eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WaitWienie View Post
    Strava or it didn't happen!!!! lol Just kidding good job Paul, I'm going to have to put the gears back on my bike in order to take this one down it's not going to happen on the SS.

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    Yeah the SS will be hard. Your going to easily accomplish this the first time. Nice KOM at the Gap dude. After I do a ride like this I can't imagine how to go as fast as some of you guys. Go do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmarshall View Post
    I did make it today but Strava has me at 37 mins for the ride up. Sure felt faster than that! Ok so the problem is the Strava segment goes about 50 feet past the tree. I started my watch right at the Kennedy gate and stopped my watch when I actually touched the tree with my arm. I had a stopwatch time of 19:50. My previous best time was 21:48 to the tree on Strava. I pretty much gave it my all and gassed out at the tree. Thinking back, I should have kept going but was excited to see I beat the 20 mins and figured I earned my rest time rolling around in the dirt. Who is next to tame this biatch! Your an uber stud if you can do both on the same ride.
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    Nice job folks!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Since I started using Strava, 28:13 to the tree, 49:28 to the top. I have a sub 44 PR from a Kings of Kennedy from a few years ago.

    I gots work to do.
    I'm in ur boat rumpfy. All you need is the 10 % off your 44 PR and the same on my 22.18 and were both in. Before 2012 ? ..... But......I need show up at the Turkey day ride with at least....... something !
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    after you guys achieve your 20 and 40 under on kennedy we can start an under 30 club up stanford side at mission peak

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    Quote Originally Posted by rox View Post
    after you guys achieve your 20 and 40 under on kennedy we can start an under 30 club up stanford side at mission peak
    Spark that thread up ! Some have done my easy peasy deal already.
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    Can we make it an under 31 club so I can rest?

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    after you guys achieve your 20 and 40 under on kennedy we can start an under 30 club up stanford side at mission peak

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    There is also El Sereno across the town. Under 30 looks about right...Marshal...you are right there at 30 something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rox View Post
    after you guys achieve your 20 and 40 under on kennedy we can start an under 30 club up stanford side at mission peak
    Dang....Mission Peak....New home of the Roasted pig.......Ronnie and the Mission peak / Reservoir dogs will chime in on that. They sure don't want that 20/40 nonsense ..... eh ?
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    HEY...where's that Jill McLaughlin character...looks like she only needs to cover 29 seconds to join the club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rox View Post
    after you guys achieve your 20 and 40 under on kennedy we can start an under 30 club up stanford side at mission peak
    To join you have to climb it at night and your bike has to weigh at least 30 pounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D1PHAM View Post
    To join you have to climb it at night and your bike has to weigh at least 30 pounds.
    Post it then.....Rules and all...I'll just send B.C.'er over there.
    Please send a rep over to do ....... maybe the under 40 part eh ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ancient rascal View Post
    Please add the 11 to 15 seconds on to your time to officially register your run.! Thank you ! -AR
    NO NO NO sir! I did some checking and went off my speed and heart rate data. I was at 13mph when I hit the tree and that was at 19:46 according to Garmin. So if I kept going 13mph it would have only taken me 5 seconds to reach the end of the segment. 19:51 sounds good to me. Thank you very much
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    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    There is also El Sereno across the town. Under 30 looks about right...Marshal...you are right there at 30 something.

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    I could make this one since my last time up I didn't go as fast as I could have. Now the under 30 up mission peak is out of my reach. Why are we doing this again? Oh yeah for personal glory that nobody cares about. Does it stop me from participating? Hell no because I am an attention whore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmarshall View Post
    NO NO NO sir! I did some checking and went off my speed and heart rate data. I was at 13mph when I hit the tree and that was at 19:46 according to Garmin. So if I kept going 13mph it would have only taken me 5 seconds to reach the end of the segment. 19:51 sounds good to me. Thank you very much
    I was totally messing with you of course...... I am a kidder you know ! I suppose you noticed the 11 seconds I wanted added would put you in @ 20.01 making a non sub 20. So you are first to go sub twenty on this thread and Brazilian climber is first 20/40 combo. fair enough eh ?
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    I hate climbing hills, especially ones with no payoff, but Im tempted to go over there just to try to get into the cool club

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    Quote Originally Posted by ancient rascal View Post
    I was totally messing with you of course...... I am a kidder you know ! I suppose you noticed the 11 seconds I wanted added would put you in @ 20.01 making a non sub 20. So you are first to go sub twenty on this thread and Brazilian climber is first 20/40 combo. fair enough eh ?
    Of course I know your messing! This is what makes it fun right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmarshall View Post
    I could make this one since my last time up I didn't go as fast as I could have. Now the under 30 up mission peak is out of my reach. Why are we doing this again? Oh yeah for personal glory that nobody cares about. Does it stop me from participating? Hell no because I am an attention whore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rox View Post
    I hate climbing hills, especially ones with no payoff, but Im tempted to go over there just to try to get into the cool club
    This is basically all Strava stuff anyway. No cool club stuff I hope. I started it up for totally personal reasons to prod myself to go back for those two numbers that I could not quite get. A 20 to the tree and a 40 at the top. Since I'm not fast.... I figured it would be a middle of the road climber challenge for loads of riders. Come over and pin it !
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    Quote Originally Posted by rox View Post
    I hate climbing hills, especially ones with no payoff, but Im tempted to go over there just to try to get into the cool club
    Don't just try- do. I know you can climb like the wind and this will be in your pocket in no time. sub 20 to the tree is so much harder than the rest of the ride. I only had about 10 seconds to spare and I tried to make time where I could. This truly is 20 mins of pure torture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rox View Post
    I hate climbing hills, especially ones with no payoff, but Im tempted to go over there just to try to get into the cool club
    If Rox goes and pins it I'm guessing he will hit 19:36/35:38.

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    Sup guys,

    Nice talking to you too PMarshall and Ancient Rascal!
    Very nice chat at the and of the ride! We should gather again soon!

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    Sup guys,

    Nice talking to you too PMarshall and Ancient Rascal!
    Very nice chat at the end of the ride! We should gather again soon!

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    Nice work guys! I am looking forward to a time when I can take the Mensocycle for a sprint up to the top to see if I can get anywhere near a 20/40.
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    I need to borrow your 20lb climbing machine

    Quote Originally Posted by pmarshall View Post
    Don't just try- do. I know you can climb like the wind and this will be in your pocket in no time. sub 20 to the tree is so much harder than the rest of the ride. I only had about 10 seconds to spare and I tried to make time where I could. This truly is 20 mins of pure torture.

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    man for as much as Kennedy sucks butt it sure is a popular here on MTBR!!!! you all are just masochists. the pay off for kennedy is going 50+ down dogmeat; nuts.!!

    Yeah I said sucks butt, masochists, dogmet and nuts in the same thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowjnky View Post
    man for as much as Kennedy sucks butt it sure is a popular here on MTBR!!!! you all are just masochists. the pay off for kennedy is going 50+ down dogmeat; nuts.!!

    Yeah I said sucks butt, masochists, dogmet and nuts in the same thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowjnky View Post
    man for as much as Kennedy sucks butt it sure is a popular here on MTBR!!!! you all are just masochists. the pay off for kennedy is going 50+ down dogmeat; nuts.!!

    Yeah I said sucks butt, masochists, dogmet and nuts in the same thread.
    I completely agree.

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    Funny thought occurred to me. I used to think Strava DH was dangerous. Now I see the climbing is an equal foe. Not looking forward to my heart kicking my chest for 40 minutes (or less).

    I am getting close to trying this bugger...just waiting on pedals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    Funny thought occurred to me. I used to think Strava DH was dangerous. Now I see the climbing is an equal foe. Not looking forward to my heart kicking my chest for 40 minutes (or less).

    I am getting close to trying this bugger...just waiting on pedals.
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    Here is the real KOM for the people with short attention span. The threshold is 2 minutes of pain. It is the first climb of Kennedy!!

    <iframe height='405' width='590' frameborder='0' allowtransparency='true' scrolling='no' src='http://app.strava.com/segments/802192/embed'></iframe>

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    Attention whore galore ! PMPGlory ! He's not gonna be happy till he gets the 20/40 combo. Just sayin !
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    Haha- it would be bad if I made that segment but I didn't. Thanks FC for the present. I haven't made a Strava segment yet but have ridden a few that need to be cleaned up. Not sure what people see when they see these but there are some crazy ones out there. Just like MIssion Peak. One of the segments starts outside the gate that you have to open! Come on people, start your segments at reasonable points! I can gain a few seconds just by asking a hiker to hold the gate open. It is the little things that make up seconds on the course. I am still loving Strava though. I have never ridden this much or this hard.
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    20-40-20 plan

    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.

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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.
    I can add your plan as a revision to the post.... for the hard core climbers. The 20-40-20 climbing crotchstompery plan ?
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    20-40-20 ....... Dang ... now I have to go get some flat pedals and some shoes I can run up dogmeat with.
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    19:45 to tree then 37:30 to top. Kinda fizzled out towards the top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbjedi1 View Post
    19:45 to tree then 37:30 to top. Kinda fizzled out towards the top.
    Jeez! Nice work and killer time on both! I completely understand fizzling out after pushing so hard to the tree. Do you use GPS or stopwatch? I use GPS on every ride now and have forgotten to start my watch on many occasions. The GPS makes it a no brainer most of the time provided you finish the segment you started.
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    19:45 to tree then 37:30 to top. Kinda fizzled out towards the top.
    ..... Force felt ! Very nice!
    Still searching for my red headed hairdresser Tiffany. "Economic Mother Nature" ... Knocks at door! -AR

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    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!
    A punctured bicycle
    on a hillside desolate,
    will nature make a man of me yet...
    -Morrissey

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