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    Falcon 25 min flat (and lost phone)

    It was a great morning, the temps are perfect this time of year for that climb.
    I was surprised by my strength since I only got off my butt 3 weeks ago after a long beer filled winter. It's a great feeling of accomplishment when you look down and see only 25 min have gone by and your already at the top, looking at the turkey trot sign.

    Hey thanks to the dude in the parking lot that said he saw my phone up on the trail. I went back up but someone had picked it up, so if anyone has it $50 for it's return. It's a black iphone. My boss giving me a bunch of grief!



    Actually it took me 50 minutes to the shelter, but it was 55 last week. That climb is a ball buster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mateomtb
    Actually it took me 50 minutes to the shelter, but it was 55 last week. That climb is a ball buster.
    Mateo, I was going to note your handle, so that I never got hooked up with you for a ride. 25 min! Nice hook. You must be in marketing. It was nice to see that you're a regular mortal.

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    I thought you had a flat that took you 25 minutes to fix.

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    Too funny (not the lost phone)!

    50' is still pretty fast as far as I'm concerned.

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    I was thinking that 25 min flat at Falcon and I'd have lost my lunch ...
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    I was thinking that 25 min flat at Falcon and I'd have lost my lunch ...
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    I thought you meant from the subaru to the first shelter by the TH

    Hope you find your phone!

    btw, anybody want to buy a slightly beat up iphone it is loaded with The Carpenters greatest hits, The Judds, Bette Midler and much more.

    You ridin t.i.t.s. this week or what?
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    wow, I thought you had 25 min to the shelter...

    and I was way impressed.
    Sounds like you and I are on the same page, week ago monday, 55:40, then this past Sat, 50:44 and last night 49:56. The guys I was chasing, made in 40 min.

    and, I have not made a thursday night ride yet, standing appt for thursdays resulting in a conflict.

    Any thoughts to a second annual Rex Patrick ride? I know we did it last year on 3/29, but I will be in fruita that weekend.
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    Man, that's pretty decent for your first time out this year. I've never been one to time myself to the shelter but I'd imagine I average around 50 minutes or so. Yeah, not to fast but I'm not trying to win any races. I did do pretty decent for my time out yesterday at PR. Road about 14 miles.

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    Now you guys have me interested. I'm gonna have to time trial that ho this weekend...gonna be a beeotch on my single though. Those switchbacks towards the bottom are tough.
    Cheers!
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    I was out there yesterday also. 47 to the top, usually average 43 so yeah the winter belly is holding me back.

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    Some people say the goal is to break your age in minutes.
    ie - I am 45, so my goal is to break 45:00.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBOASIS
    I was out there yesterday also. 47 to the top, usually average 43 so yeah the winter belly is holding me back.
    What time of day? I started out ~4:30, did get passed by someone a black blur LT on the way up, and met them again on the way down, who certainly could have done it in 47.
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    Where's Athallia?
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    Quote Originally Posted by andychrysler
    Some people say the goal is to break your age in minutes.
    ie - I am 45, so my goal is to break 45:00.
    That was my goal last year, break my age, @ 46, I was able to finally get some sub 46 min rides in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ban'd4life
    Where's Athallia?
    LOL, all we need now is some mesuring marks on the table at the shelter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by btadlock
    LOL, all we need now is some mesuring marks on the table at the shelter.
    I've heard she likes to measure...and wave.
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    How could you lose an iphone???

    if you would have had the earphones in, listening to some rage against, getting your flow on whilst shredding the gnar, you would have know when it dropped out.
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    I have this

    sweet system of using my phone to work as I ride. Sort of like a Jeff Spicoli pizza and history class thing. Why not get a little bike ride in on "our time", right?

    My phone is a no show. It's kind of nice not having a leash though... My phone rep is taking his time bringing me a new one so I'm going to milk no phone for awhile.

    I'm down for a Rex ride this year too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mateomtb
    sweet system of using my phone to work as I ride. Sort of like a Jeff Spicoli pizza and history class thing. Why not get a little bike ride in on "our time", right?

    My phone is a no show. It's kind of nice not having a leash though... My phone rep is taking his time bringing me a new one so I'm going to milk no phone for awhile.

    I'm down for a Rex ride this year too!
    Ha, I thought I was the only one wearing the blackberry earpiece, answering the phone, trying to not to sound out of breath when I get a call while climbing.
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    I have done it ~37 minutes real time. I remembe a time when breaking 60 minutes was good for me. It does get better, but it is always a painful climb.

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    sigh

    Mateo, can I just take this time to thank you on behalf of all "normal" riders on the FR. This is the first Falcon thread that didn't make me feel like a fat slug (until bedell99 came along). My 45 made me feel pretty good until I read the damn "elite racers can do it in 23 minutes" crap. I'm sure those posts are on the way to this thread though - I'm gettin out while the gettin's good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PBR me!
    I thought you meant from the subaru to the first shelter by the TH
    Hope you find your phone!

    btw, anybody want to buy a slightly beat up iphone it is loaded with The Carpenters greatest hits, The Judds, Bette Midler and much more.

    You ridin t.i.t.s. this week or what?
    No thurs ride for me, last week of my thurs commitments though, after this I may just be in.

    And I don't have those songs on my phone. It was a tite Thin Lizzy mix

    Mateo, can I just take this time to thank you on behalf of all "normal" riders on the FR. This is the first Falcon thread that didn't make me feel like a fat slug (until bedell99 came along). My 45 made me feel pretty good until I read the damn "elite racers can do it in 23 minutes" crap. I'm sure those posts are on the way to this thread though - I'm gettin out while the gettin's good.
    Dude, 45 min is good. Keep rocking

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    I also thnk 45 minutes is real good. My buddy used to actually do the climb, come down to get me and then climb back up with me. Sooner or later it just happens. You look down and can't believe you broke 50 minutes than 45 minutes and then you give it you all one day and come close to 40 minutes. That is what great about mountain biking. It doesn't matter if you are fast, it sometimes about breaking your own personal goals.

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    I got passed on the Falcon climb a few years back by a guy wearing cuttoffs and sandals, no shoes or helmet. Since then my main competition is just my younger self. Sometimes I win, but mostly its all about slowin' down the rate at which I am slowin' down.

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    If...

    you would have used the 'Octo' app, it would have 'stuck' with you....
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    Quote Originally Posted by btadlock
    What time of day? I started out ~4:30, did get passed by someone a black blur LT on the way up, and met them again on the way down, who certainly could have done it in 47.
    Not I, I started around 11:30. I would like to think the wind slowed me down, but that would be lying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andychrysler
    Some people say the goal is to break your age in minutes.
    ie - I am 45, so my goal is to break 45:00.

    There is no way I'm doing it under 32 minutes. You old guys have it easy. Now if was up to the first bench at Belcher, maybe, but no way at Falcon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kosayno
    There is no way I'm doing it under 32 minutes. You old guys have it easy. Now if was up to the first bench at Belcher, maybe, but no way at Falcon.
    Yes, I love being old - can't wait until I am even older!
    Just remember, it's not your actual age, it's how old you FEEL.....



















































    And I feel about 83.

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    btadlock, good to see you posting more importantly riding! Yes I will also be in AZ that day of rex patrick ride. maybe we can get something together. Deep down he is always with me, especially at falcon! you need to change those thurs. appointments

    these rides are gettin good!

    mateo may be headed up your way next week we'll see what weather brings......
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    I hope you just thanked the dude in the parking lot out of courtesy. I mean, who finds a iphone and just leaves it there knowing how expensive they are? I would've picked it up looked in your phonebook and call someone to so I can return ASAP. I hope whoever finds has a conscience and returns it.

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    The loss of the cell phone probably was the reason you accelerated! Everytime my blackberry goes off (During work hours), I usually have to stop and see who called me. (That's one of 70 excuses as to why I'm slow)

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    exactly

    Quote Originally Posted by kosayno
    I hope you just thanked the dude in the parking lot out of courtesy. I mean, who finds a iphone and just leaves it there knowing how expensive they are? I would've picked it up looked in your phonebook and call someone to so I can return ASAP. I hope whoever finds has a conscience and returns it.
    I was glad he told me, but I was thinking why the hell didn't you pick it up? He probably did and was laughing at me as I climbed back up. It started going straight to voice mail within a few hours of loosing it. It had a fresh charge and should have stayed on for almost a couple days. Probably gone for good.

    Custom Octo wrap on the new one Dave, It isn't falling out of my pocket next time.

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