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    Cool-blue Rhythm I just signed up for Cycle Idaho!

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    Crap I don't think I've ever done 45 miles in a week let alone one day.


    Anyone else here doing it or has done it before (I think smilycook has)?

    I hope my Yeti is ready by then!!!!!!! C'mon Fox and get my RP3 to Reed's SOON!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BelaySlave
    www.CycleIdaho.com

    Crap I don't think I've ever done 45 miles in a week let alone one day.


    Anyone else here doing it or has done it before (I think smilycook has)?

    I hope my Yeti is ready by then!!!!!!! C'mon Fox and get my RP3 to Reed's SOON!!!!!

    I did it last (actually only the first day, then I was off to Stanley), and plan on doing all of it this year. It's a nice ride - lots of fun, very social, and scenic.

    The riding is not particularly tough, but there's quite a bit of climbing along the way. As long as you're in decent shape it's not too bad.

    Lots of fun to be had!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux
    I did it last (actually only the first day, then I was off to Stanley), and plan on doing all of it this year. It's a nice ride - lots of fun, very social, and scenic.
    Cool...I'll see ya' there. Look for the fool on the orange Yeti.

    As long as you're in decent shape it's not too bad.
    "decent shape" ..... hmmmm...... Guess no better time to start that whole "decent shape" thing than now eh? Errr maybe this weekend or next week....

    Lots of fun to be had!!!
    And apparently lots o' beer. Since I don't drink anyone else can have my beer.

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    8 or so years ago...

    I did the ride... Absolutely fun... Just take your time. Plenty of food and stops along the way (although some still treat it as a race). Lots of interesting singletrack options on the way (official and unofficial). Make sure that you re-load during dinner the first day and eat a big breakfast the following day. The 45 miles includes a fair bit of climbing (at least when I did it) which you do NOT feel until the following day at around mile 25 with 20 to go... Great way to meet some interesting folks also...
    Enjoy!

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    I did the Boise to Idaho City leg last year . . .

    and I believe I had the distinction of arriving dead last. Still, it is a fun ride with a lot of great people. My understanding is that it's about 4500 feet of climbing one way, and it definitely kicked my butt, but I felt like I accomplished something by finishing.

    Gonna do it again this year. Maybe I can come in next to last!

    TF

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFloyd
    and I believe I had the distinction of arriving dead last.
    Do you know what the times were for the front and middle pack riders compared to yours?
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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by TFloyd
    and I believe I had the distinction of arriving dead last.
    Hell I may be in the running for that this year!!!!!

    My understanding is that it's about 4500 feet of climbing one way
    My guesstimate was about 3000 feet. Of course I may have miscalculated.

    but I felt like I accomplished something by finishing.
    That's how I felt when I did my first Race to Robie Creek about 10 years ago. It hurt like hell, but dang it was one hell of an accomplishment especially for a guy that just stuck to running the Greenbelt a couple of times a week and doing step aerobics.

    Gonna do it again this year. Maybe I can come in next to last!
    That's cool that there will be a couple of MTBR'ers riding it this year.

    I'm excited about doing it, but intimidated by it as well. Us slow guys have about 3.5 months before this mofo so who knows maybe we'll be in alot better cycling shape by then!!!

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    I believe -

    The first riders began arring in IC around 1:00.

    I didn't get there until around 4:30 :^)

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    Terry,

    I think we rode it together. I was riding sweep, on a red hardtail.

    I'm riding sweep on the first day again this year. The back of the pack is a much more social place to hangout than with the hammerheads up front.
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    jazzercise?

    That's how I felt when I did my first Race to Robie Creek about 10 years ago. It hurt like hell, but dang it was one hell of an accomplishment especially for a guy that just stuck to running the Greenbelt a couple of times a week and doing step aerobics.

    hehehehe. step aerobics! thats funny. With or without leg warmers?
    Whenever I haul a$$ I have to take two trips.

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    ... and if we just ...

    Quote Originally Posted by rocknrollbarbie
    hehehehe. step aerobics! thats funny. With or without leg warmers?
    Oh heck yeah from about '91 to errr sometime in the late 90s I was a bit of an aerobics class freak!! I got started cuz some HS classmates of mine enrolled in an aerobics class at BSU for one credit so I decided to join 'em. I even got to the point where I took classes to teach and was certified, but never did teach. Heck even dated an instructor!!

    Once in a blue moon I'll drop into a class at BSU just to say hello to the instructor, but I have since seen the light and have realized that being outside is MUCH MORE FUN than being inside. Still kicking myself in the ass for not packing my running stuff for tonight.

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    Are you Eric?

    If so, that were me.

    Actually, I agree with you. Riding at the back of the pack is fine with me. I'll probably be right there with you this year.

    TF

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFloyd
    If so, that were me.

    Actually, I agree with you. Riding at the back of the pack is fine with me. I'll probably be right there with you this year.

    TF

    Yep, that's me. I'll be there for sure again.
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    Ducat for sale

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    As with everything in life - price is negotiable, or is it things are closer than they appear.

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