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    Official P2A 2013 Paris 2 Ancaster thread

    While it's a bit early for a P2A thread, I just noticed that you have to register by January 15th to avoid a rather abrupt price increase.


    Also, the course has been lengthened to 70 km this year. That is all.
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    I'm in! Signed up in the big pimpin' VIP wave. I understand that we are provided with cocaine and hookers at the finish.
    Strava made me do it....

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    I was looking forward to trying it this year. But i hate being rushed

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    It's never too early to talk about the BEST RACE EVER*

    Signed up for the elite wave. Been dropping my result by like 60 places in the three years I've done it. That means Garrigan should watch his back this year! Well probably not, but hoping for another improved result.

    Curious as what the extra 10 km will be, I hope it's not tilled farmers field straight into the wind.

    And as a teaser, I know there is a significant effort currently being put into a web series documenting how various people prepare for the P2A. Stayed tuned.....

    * That maybe be subjective, but I really enjoy it.

    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruiser View Post
    While it's a bit early for a P2A thread, I just noticed that you have to register by January 15th to avoid a rather abrupt price increase.


    Also, the course has been lengthened to 70 km this year. That is all.

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    Link: Paris To Ancaster Bicycle Race

    I kept clicking on the "click here" for confirmed registrations, but my clicking was to no avail. Oh well.

    I am looking forward to this race - first time turning my pedals in anger since 2011 Provincials. And I've so much anger...

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    Quote Originally Posted by smarty View Post
    Link: Paris To Ancaster Bicycle Race

    I kept clicking on the "click here" for confirmed registrations, but my clicking was to no avail. Oh well.

    I am looking forward to this race - first time turning my pedals in anger since 2011 Provincials. And I've so much anger...
    "you must spread some more rep around before giving it to Smarty again"
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    Never too early for a P2A thread.
    It will be here before we know it.

    "Anticipation is the Joy" a famous Catholic Theologian from the 1200s<O</O
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    "you must spread some more rep around before giving it to Smarty again"
    I gave him some +rep for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruiser View Post
    While it's a bit early for a P2A thread, I just noticed that you have to register by January 15th to avoid a rather abrupt price increase.
    I will take this opportunity to remind you that I have a commitment from you in writing on this forum to register for 2013 under your internet moniker.

    OK, maybe it wasn't a firm commitment, but still...

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    Just signed up!! Time to start training??

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    Begun the P2A Thread Has....


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    My as well get Circlip to make this the "Official P2A 2113 Paris 2 Ancaster thread".

    Earliest start ever. In efforts to get more competitive the switch to Red Baron 60 starts, effective immediately. I'm also gonna go to the garage and admire how fast my bike looks! I'm gonna take this seriously.
    "I love being on a bike. It helps me feel free. I get it from my dad", by Guillaume Blanchet

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedumbopinion View Post
    I gave him some +rep for you.
    Apparently I have given TheDumbOpinion some rep recently and can't pay it forward. Can someone get him for me and I'll pass it on?
    Strava made me do it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    Apparently I have given TheDumbOpinion some rep recently and can't pay it forward. Can someone get him for me and I'll pass it on?
    I gave it to the thedumbopinion....I await my reward good sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor View Post
    I gave it to the thedumbopinion....I await my reward good sir.
    fvck! Why can't I give anyone in this forum rep any more???????
    Strava made me do it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggie View Post
    My as well get Circlip to make this the "Official P2A 2113 Paris 2 Ancaster thread".
    Done. Trusting the OP doesn't mind the slight title change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    fvck! Why can't I give anyone in this forum rep any more???????
    because you must rep 100 people before you can rep the same person again.

    start repping.

    by the way - signed up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggie View Post
    My as well get Circlip to make this the "Official P2A 2113 Paris 2 Ancaster thread".
    The joke is on me. I had your suggested title above copied verbatim, before a realized it said 2113 instead of 2013. Now fixed. Again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smarty View Post

    I am looking forward to this race - first time turning my pedals in anger since 2011 Provincials. And I've so much anger...
    You can race better in anger then you can do in fear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    because you must rep 100 people before you can rep the same person again.

    start repping.
    I don't even know 100 people!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    Done. Trusting the OP doesn't mind the slight title change.
    Here I was, expecting everyone would quietly sign up and save $15, and not discuss this topic further until the week before the race.

    And, unfortunately, to sign up for the first start wave as "ghettocruiser" would cost me an extra $140.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    I don't even know 100 people!
    no need to know them - i rep people who post good posts... fun and humorous, informational, great pics etc etc....

    i don't + rep people who troll, antagonize each other, piss each other etc etc...

    but that is a whole another topic which i am afraid Enduramil will now start a new thread about...
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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    no need to know them - i rep people who post good posts... fun and humorous, informational, great pics etc etc....

    i don't + rep people who troll, antagonize each other, piss each other etc etc...

    but that is a whole another topic which i am afraid Enduramil will now start a new thread about...
    I hear ya, but I only frequent Eastern Canada, and I'd be surprised if more than 100 people post regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    i rep people who post good posts... fun and humorous, informational, great pics etc etc....
    I think you're throwing your rep around to liberally. Your a rep whore.

    BTW, your new avatar freaks me out.

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    This race seems to be on my radar every second year. I guess it takes more than a year to forget how much it sucks and by the next year I have forgotten and then I register.

    Side note: I think that souvenir jersey just made me puke in my mouth a little bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdgirl View Post
    I hear ya, but I only frequent Eastern Canada, and I'd be surprised if more than 100 people post regularly.
    that is so true...

    feel free to visit Off-Camber forum for some light fun and interesting exchanges of opinions...

    it is a good group of people...
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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    no need to know them - i rep people who post good posts... fun and humorous, informational, great pics etc etc....

    i don't + rep people who troll, antagonize each other, piss each other etc etc...

    but that is a whole another topic which i am afraid Enduramil will now start a new thread about...
    3 down and 97 to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thedumbopinion View Post
    I think you're throwing your rep around to liberally. Your a rep whore.

    BTW, your new avatar freaks me out.
    thank you sir, i will accept your uncanny compliment with pleasure...

    i beg to disagree - about throwing my rep around too liberally. i rep good people, which in your case i may have made a wrong decision, based on your last post.

    kidding aside - most of EC posters - the good people - must have received my small token of appreciation for their contribution to this forum, by way of positive rep. i intend to keep it that way - despite your dismissing comments.

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    ok, I signed up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    I don't even know 100 people!
    Do the 8 olives in my head count as 8 people?

    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post

    but that is a whole another topic which i am afraid Enduramil will now start a new thread about...
    Hmmm,..... My Jedi senses make me think you might be rolling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nspace View Post
    Side note: I think that souvenir jersey just made me puke in my mouth a little bit.
    Tough decision on whether to spit or swallow. Before embarking on either course of action, I recommend to write out a list of pros and cons, ask a few friends, and maybe post up a "Spit or swallow?" poll in the Off Camber subforum as suggested by Oggie. The regulars in OC will love that one.

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    I think I will just full-on puke. My reputation of being pretty good at that seems to precede me.

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    Being the fair weather rider at that time of year, I will wait until closer to the race, monitor the spring weather, and possibly pay extra to race. Not one of my favourites, but a good one to gauge the spring time race fitness...
    A bad day on the bike is better than a good day doing anything else...

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    This thread has convinced me to sign up, even though I know I will suck big time with my old school hard tail mtb, will be out of shape and bonk at the 2/3 point of the race and be happy to watch people pass me.
    Where we going for beers after the race????

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    Quote Originally Posted by langford View Post
    This thread has convinced me to sign up, even though I know I will suck big time with my old school hard tail mtb, will be out of shape and bonk at the 2/3 point of the race and be happy to watch people pass me.
    Where we going for beers after the race????
    Domestique was serving them up in the gym after the race

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    Great Signed up too!
    Why I have no idea!
    The worst 3 hours of my life are spent during this race and now I get to go another 10km!!
    How am I going to know if i did better than prevous reaces when the distance changed?

    Stupid P2A

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    My daughter told me I had to sign up this year after agonizing last year over it.
    So kind of lame but I'm in the 40k. First race in 20 years, first real, non club race in 30.
    Time to get back on the diet and some sort of training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minifig-phil View Post
    How am I going to know if i did better than prevous reaces when the distance changed?
    Average speed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbmeister View Post
    Being the fair weather rider at that time of year, I will wait until closer to the race, monitor the spring weather, and possibly pay extra to race. Not one of my favourites, but a good one to gauge the spring time race fitness...
    I don't need the Paris to Ancaster and its entry fees to tell me I am out of shape.
    When under pressure, your level of performance will sink to your level of preparation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkj__ View Post
    I don't need the Paris to Ancaster and its entry fees to tell me I am out of shape.
    And I don't need to Doctor to tell me I shouldn't eat a plate of bacon with a side of bacon, but when they do, I listen a little harder

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    Probably gonna be warmer tomorrow than on race day.

    Have you seen the P2A facebook page - people in shorts and short sleeves in their cover photo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor View Post
    And I don't need to Doctor to tell me I shouldn't eat a plate of bacon with a side of bacon, but when they do, I listen a little harder
    Good point.
    When under pressure, your level of performance will sink to your level of preparation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pikester View Post
    Have you seen the P2A facebook page - people in shorts and short sleeves in their cover photo!
    There was one year it was 20 degrees and sunny.

    Thought this was a good thing until I burned through all my water and cramped on the second-last climb.

    Cool weather is just fine.
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    Here is a little teaser of a web series being made by my good friend and long time riding partner/combatant Jay about P2A. I was involved with some of the initial shooting and have seen some sneak peaks of later stuff. Best I can say, it's going to be RAD!!!!!

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/57566881" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/57566881">HTWPA - Teaser</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/htwpa">HTWPA</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

    To keep up to date, if you subscribe to Facebook

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/How-t...88957077914029

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    Love reading the comments!
    My days of coke berries and hookers are long over.
    It makes me laugh to read about hating the race conditions. Every year is different. If you have done it once you know you will be wet, muddy, exhausted, and happy, if you are lucky you are not too cold, The first part of the Martin St hill is the worst. I am a MTB'r, not cyclecross, or road. I am left behind smiling knowing once my rectus femoris (quad) starts to quiver it is time to say "shut up legs" and get into a rhythm. I was disappointed at the crowd last year. The year before was much larger.
    I am in for the 70.. My only hope is the wind cooperates there is nothing worse than a headwind.
    That said.. at 236.. (November/December are off season)I have a lot of work to do. Hitting Brantford and back hopefully tomorrow aft.
    Nothing special just rail trail, building cardio. I'm glad the hunting ended yesterday too, it was spoiling my Headwaters runs.
    So to all I wish you a great race and hope we have a tailwind.
    Oh and by the time I reach the last mud slide at the end of Powerline Rd.. I look forward to the soup.
    Ill be the guy running down the middle with the smile on his face. Trying to judge where that concrete slab is lol.
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    that said.. At 236..
    clyde 4 lyfe

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    Quote Originally Posted by 14Stone View Post
    clyde 4 lyfe
    hmmm...has the "clydesdale" category always been 220 lbs?

    I coulda sworn it was 200 before.

    If that's the case, it looks like it will be 70 KM open singlespeed for me...Unless I gain 10 pounds before race day (which isn't out of the question).

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    Only found out about this race two days ago so missed out on the early registration. Was going to sign up for the short version but then I watched a bunch of YouTube clips and got psyched for the full length one, especially since it is the 20th anniversary. Still debating; just getting back into mountain biking (and activity of any kind ;-) but did the CN Tower Climb last year and have lost 45lbs. Might have to go all in and suffer.

    Edit: realise the P2A can't be compared with CN climb

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    Honestly not sure. As far as I've known its been 220+...

    All I know is that I could lose a small child in weight and still Clyde. This is my last year in the cat though, next year, even if I'm Clyde, I'll be doing it SS

    Of course this will be after swearing up and down that this is my final P2A....

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