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    Quote Originally Posted by moschika
    that was my sswc08 strategy and I wouldn't recommend it.
    No choice at this point. I might get a commuter day if I'm lucky, but 40 flat roadie miles won't prepare you for 4 miles of Kennedy. I'll be alright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    That's what I'm riding too; thumbies baby! I think mine might be around 24 or 24.5. I've never timed myself going up there. I'd like to break an hour with no training, or even riding. I'm going with the off-the-bike-for-a-couple-weeks strategy.
    Nice!

    You going to ride that Stumpjumper of yours? I'd like to see that one in person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    You going to ride that Stumpjumper of yours? I'd like to see that one in person.
    You want it clean, or au natural? It is not a garage queen.

    Know where I can get some XT canti pads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    You want it clean, or au natural? It is not a garage queen.

    Know where I can get some XT canti pads?

    Don't clean it on my account. They're better dirty.

    You need one set of pads or two?
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    Maybe time for a roll call

    Lot's of chatting around here.
    Seems like everybody's strategy this year is resting to the last minute and then give all on the 6th...

    I'm glad to hear people are riding WW2 bikes up the hill, but who's in?
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    I'm in. Sorry I didn't make it to today's HCW. The home improvement went on until late tonight. No ride at all todady .

    Where do y'all park for KoK?
    Hey man, wanna go for a klunk?

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    I am in.

    There is a little complication: lower back issue either due to the rear-end accident that we suffered, or due to compensation for the soreness because of it. :/

    Should be fine by the 6th.

    Somewhat interesting accident that involves caught hit-and-runners, DUI, saved by reclined seats, etc.:

    http://forums.audiworld.com/a3/msgs/109192.phtml

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    Quote Originally Posted by pisket
    There is a little complication: lower back issue either due to the rear-end accident that we suffered, or due to compensation for the soreness because of it. :/

    Should be fine by the 6th.

    Somewhat interesting accident that involves caught hit-and-runners, DUI, saved by reclined seats, etc.:

    http://forums.audiworld.com/a3/msgs/109192.phtml

    Ali
    Holy smoke! Hope you and your wife recover fast.
    Sounds like an incredible story of madness. German engineering... if you were on an italian car you'd be dead
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen_Turtle
    if you were on an italian car you'd be dead
    Don't be so sure! My carcass has been conditioned in Turkish cars...

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    Well I rode up Kennedy last night, was trying to come up with the hottest bug infested uphill slog I could think of and was cruelly reminded why I rarely ride this thing any more.

    Anyway there was some guy hammering up the hill with his kid in a weeride, I'd hate to see him without it, looks like some serious training going on....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeBC
    Well I rode up Kennedy last night, was trying to come up with the hottest bug infested uphill slog I could think of and was cruelly reminded why I rarely ride this thing any more.

    Anyway there was some guy hammering up the hill with his kid in a weeride, I'd hate to see him without it, looks like some serious training going on....
    That guy is coming to the Kings race we believe. He's pro/expert singlespeed at Sea Otter and was keeping up with Travis Brown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pisket
    There is a little complication: lower back issue either due to the rear-end accident that we suffered, or due to compensation for the soreness because of it. :/

    Should be fine by the 6th.

    Somewhat interesting accident that involves caught hit-and-runners, DUI, saved by reclined seats, etc.:

    http://forums.audiworld.com/a3/msgs/109192.phtml

    Ali
    Wow that is scary Alibaba. Total that car. Get a new Audi diesel.

    fc

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    That guy is coming to the Kings race we believe. He's pro/expert singlespeed at Sea Otter and was keeping up with Travis Brown.

    fc
    He's going to start at 9.45....
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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    The official date is Saturday, Sept. 6

    The start times will be:
    9 am - 1 hour climbers
    9:15 - 35+ minute climbers
    9:30 - sub 35 minute climbers

    Arrive 20 minutes before your start time and give us your name and start time. We will give you a colored sticker with a number. Stick the sticker on your stem. When reach the top, yell out your number and you're done.


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    I'll be there. My best time so far is just over 51 mins but I tend to avg about 54. So, should I start at 9:00 or 9:15? Or, do I just decide if I want to lead one group or chase the other?
    Sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike E
    I'll be there. My best time so far is just over 51 mins but I tend to avg about 54. So, should I start at 9:00 or 9:15? Or, do I just decide if I want to lead one group or chase the other?
    If the Kings start at 9:30, they'll battle and finish before 10am at the top. Do you want to see the finish? If so, drop 11 minutes off that last PR, and start at 9:15. Else, start at 9am and catch your breath for 5 mins and then watch the finish.

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    I'm out.

    Due to a potentially serious, but in all likelihood harmless health problem, I'm not allowed to push myself to race pace heartrate until the results of an ECG on the 11th. Pooey. I'm allowed to train all I want, so I'll probably show up early and take pictures somewhere on the hill.

    another Pooey, because not racing sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Menso
    Due to a potentially serious, but in all likelihood harmless health problem, I'm not allowed to push myself to race pace heartrate until the results of an ECG on the 11th. Pooey. I'm allowed to train all I want, so I'll probably show up early and take pictures somewhere on the hill.

    another Pooey, because not racing sucks.
    That is no good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Menso
    Due to a potentially serious, but in all likelihood harmless health problem, I'm not allowed to push myself to race pace heartrate until the results of an ECG on the 11th. Pooey. I'm allowed to train all I want, so I'll probably show up early and take pictures somewhere on the hill.

    another Pooey, because not racing sucks.
    Hope everything turns out well.

    I went through the same thing a couple years ago when I was in the middle of (measly sport class) race shape. The primary care assistant couldn't get a proper reading, and my HBP + low resting HR sent off alarms, and me to a specialist. Had to hold off until I could get proper testing with the specialist done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grrrah
    Hope everything turns out well.

    I went through the same thing a couple years ago when I was in the middle of (measly sport class) race shape. The primary care assistant couldn't get a proper reading, and my HBP + low resting HR sent off alarms, and me to a specialist. Had to hold off until I could get proper testing with the specialist done.
    yup, I was at the hospital with a HR of 38-43. About my resting rate, but certainly not where it should be when I'm sitting up and talking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Menso
    yup, I was at the hospital with a HR of 38-43. About my resting rate, but certainly not where it should be when I'm sitting up and talking.
    i wouldn't stress too much about it....that's where mine was when i was younger......freaked a bunch of dr.'s out......many tests later they figured out it was normal for me......

    heck, they still double and triple check me when i visit the ER....and that's in the mid to high 40's now.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Menso
    Due to a potentially serious, but in all likelihood harmless health problem, I'm not allowed to push myself to race pace heartrate until the results of an ECG on the 11th. Pooey. I'm allowed to train all I want, so I'll probably show up early and take pictures somewhere on the hill.

    another Pooey, because not racing sucks.
    I'm free on Sept. 13th... Let's push it out one week.
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    Test run 2morrow 8 AM @ the gate.
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    Kennedy Forever

    Menso, No offense to anyone on this board but it can be confusing when medical opinions come up. Kennedy will always be there and we all have stop watches. This sounds like a fun ride and a good chance to chase some riders with equal or slightly better ability up the hill and maybe get a PR. I wish I could make it but I think I will save my vacation for Pinecrest Peak or Tahoe.
    I hope you are alright and I'm sure you will hit PR's trying to stay ahead of JMS down in SLO this winter.
    As for Kennedy you are still the king until someone beats your time last year anyway right?

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    What do you guys think is harder to climb? Montevina El Sereno hill or Kennedy? I'm going to ride Montevina tomorrow or Sunday. I need the practice.

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