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    Coe MonsterCross (Sunday 3/11)

    How better to celebrate daylight savings time than by taking on a big ride on Sunday?
    Ratpick and I bring you the Coe MonsterCross - 100ish miles, 10k ft of climbing, 60% pavement, 40% dirt.

    Wheels rolling this Sunday 7am ('sleep is overrated') at the Starbucks in downtown Campbell (right near Tread Bikes). Recommended: CX bike (or light mtb), decent fitness level, self-sufficiency, and a sense of adventure. It won't be easy, but it sure will be fun and memorable, and Ratpick and I will do our best to provide in-ride entertainment.

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    DAMN. I have to give this a go next time.

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    ElHombre, be prepared for some people who show up an hour late.

    I'll be gunning for you and ratpick in my sweet dreams.

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    In in in .. oh so in

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    i double wrapped the bar tape on my road bike just for this. it's nice and squishy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    DAMN. I have to give this a go next time.
    "next time" - this is the second running (although my first time). Yes, I think this will become an annual thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by modbog View Post
    i double wrapped the bar tape on my road bike just for this. it's nice and squishy.
    I'm wondering about double-wrapping my ass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratpick View Post
    I'm wondering about double-wrapping my ass?
    my ass is already nice. and squishy.

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    Taint paint.

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    Allright, clock is set and right, systems almost ready to go. Still a bit dark though...

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    We made it over Hamilton and dodged the hillbillies! Onward!!Coe MonsterCross (Sunday 3/11)-imageuploadedbytapatalk1331494903.750667.jpg


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    Refueling with IPA and air...
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    Wow.. that was a big ride!



    But awesome in every way!
    Last edited by ratpick; 03-12-2012 at 08:57 AM.

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    Nice ride guys!! Who is the taliban guy standing near Dirk? Just kidding I recognize that weirdo!!! You guys really have some serious dedication. Bogdan, did you really take your road bike or a cx biike?
    They never made the "Slowster"

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmarshall View Post
    Nice ride guys!! Who is the taliban guy standing near Dirk?
    We decided to recruit one of the locals as a guide, in order to avoid being assaulted Deliverance-style... not sure that worked well, as he kept talking about squishy asses (see earlier posts in this thread) .

    He went road bike all the way (and bombed at unbelievable speeds down Bear Mountain), though he cheated by using a steel frame and I also did notice a few grooves in his tires...

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    this is the bike that put a jihad on Henry Coe



    the infidels included one Belgian (wind protection and tasty beer) an Aussie (left lane blocking technique and animal calls)

    great ride. super fun. super tiring. my ass does hurt a little. (i won't mention that we found lube in Dirk's pocket late into the ride.)

    looking forward to seeing your pics, and video.

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    some photos


    Hot chase




    A herd of tule elk / mule deer / anyone know?




    Hammering up Bear Mountain




    Quimby: the House of Pain




    Singletrack fun




    Harvey Bear




    Fresh Harvey Bear singletrack




    Ratpick doesn't take the easy way




    Fuel break in El Toro



    More photos: 2012 Coe Monstercross

    Bonus video:

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    I need to do this ride, but no way in hell I can keep up with you guys...........

    BTW, is that a triple on the lemond?

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    Quote Originally Posted by motorbacon View Post
    BTW, is that a triple on the lemond?
    yeah. there was no way in hell i was going to survive grinding a 39x25 through coe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by modbog View Post
    yeah. there was no way in hell i was going to survive grinding a 39x25 through coe.
    haha. Yeah, that would be more of a walkathon than a bike ride.


    Great ride

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    Well done gents. Looks fun and very painful.

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    Awesome. I have a new goal.

    Any issues to be aware of in the route?
    Last edited by Plim; 03-12-2012 at 11:00 AM.
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    ...ever...ever...ever....

    Quote Originally Posted by Plim View Post
    Awesome. I have a new goal.

    Any issues to be aware of in the stretch from San Antonio Valley Road to Bear Mountain?
    No issues 'cause they didn't go that way (shhhhhh!)....

    That looks very awe inspiring. If I ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever get a cross-bike....

    ever...

    Roy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plim View Post
    Any issues to be aware of in the route?
    Just make sure your cornhole is well lubed before going and all should be good

    Nice ride gents!
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    AT least you stowed your RPG before each picture. I could hear your screaming Allah Akbar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! all the way in San Jose! Seriously crazy, bad (squishy)ass and I love it.
    They never made the "Slowster"

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