Jim's training thread

Discussion in 'Blogs & Bathroom Remodeling' started by jimvreeland, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. jimvreeland

    jimvreeland Shop: Hilltop Bicycles Shop Keep

    Location:
    Pissthataway
    Stingy little 200k today. Climby in the middle part, 8700 feet worth. Rained sideways while I was climbing out past Spruce Run and then out of High Bridge. Thunder. Lightning. Was brutal for a bit. I only word shorts and SS jersey so it got cold while it rained. Whatevs. Looking forward to next weekend's 300k. I have 2 team mates joining in so that'll be nice.

    9200k to go.

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  2. qclabrat

    qclabrat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Warren
    saw you rolling through Warren downtown at 8:50am
    thought you were headed to work
     
  3. jimvreeland

    jimvreeland Shop: Hilltop Bicycles Shop Keep

    Location:
    Pissthataway
    I sorta was, the first Control was in Summit.
     
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  4. jimvreeland

    jimvreeland Shop: Hilltop Bicycles Shop Keep

    Location:
    Pissthataway
    They sent me a rulebook? With rules!!??

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  5. Kaleidopete

    Kaleidopete Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Moe Mountain
    I think you need a sticker...
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  6. pooriggy

    pooriggy Well-Known Member Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Cranford
    Randonneurs Rules:

    1. Dress like you work for DOT.

    2. Apply the biggest saddle bags you can find to every square inch of your bike.

    3. Once rule #2 is met, cram as many blinkies as you can on your body and bike. When you are done you should look like a Christmas tree.

    3. Wear a balaclava when temps dip below 68 degrees.

    4. The use of CO2 to fill tires is prohibited. Instead carry a floor pump on your bike, use duct tape if necessary.

    5. Take copious notes when on the road. Record stops and starts and sketch wildlife when appropriate.

    6. Use of computer navigation (GPS) is forbidden. Foldable paper thin maps that disenigrate in your back pocket will be provided.
     
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  7. jimvreeland

    jimvreeland Shop: Hilltop Bicycles Shop Keep

    Location:
    Pissthataway
    You have the book too? That's almost verbatim.
     
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  8. jnos

    jnos Well-Known Member

    Location:
    North Bruns.
    @pooriggy just made me cry with laughter.
     
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  9. jimvreeland

    jimvreeland Shop: Hilltop Bicycles Shop Keep

    Location:
    Pissthataway
    Tryleeze bike morning. Nice quiet session in the park. The Town dude was mowing the baseball field so I couldn't ride the rocks. Boo.

    Metal Bike ride after work. Short and sweet. Legs are surprisingly good after Sunday. Yay.

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  10. jimvreeland

    jimvreeland Shop: Hilltop Bicycles Shop Keep

    Location:
    Pissthataway
    Transformer or something exploded in Summit today. Blew a manhole cover about 20 feet high. Power out all across town. Had to work outside...

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  11. jackx

    jackx Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Flanders
    Nice job on the 200k. Will be interested to see if the 300k has 50% more vertical as well.

    Seems like you could take a photo (with GPS embedded) at the control location or something of interest nearby instead of getting a receipt, especially if you don't need to resupply at that time/location.
     
  12. jimvreeland

    jimvreeland Shop: Hilltop Bicycles Shop Keep

    Location:
    Pissthataway
    There is talk of allowing GPS data as proof. I'm all for it but being a sport of tradition, there's some kickback.
     
  13. jimvreeland

    jimvreeland Shop: Hilltop Bicycles Shop Keep

    Location:
    Pissthataway
    New park in Fanwood so I swung by to check it out before work. The dude was mowing the baseball field this morning at my town park so...

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  14. jackx

    jackx Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Flanders
    If one's entire GPS file was available, then they wouldn't have to worry about creating large or wide enough loops so that no one cuts the course to the next control point. But then again, why would you be doing it if you're going to cut the course.

    I would think their could be a private Strava group for Randonneurs USA registrants, and members could see/ verify all rides there.

    Then you could spend your money on new tires or Bonk Breakers and not on a Dunkin Donut for a receipt.
     
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  15. jimvreeland

    jimvreeland Shop: Hilltop Bicycles Shop Keep

    Location:
    Pissthataway
    Nigel and Joe are for it, and they're the 2 important guys for our area. The thing that would be hard to verify is the time you arrive at Control Points. They have an open and close window so you'd need to prove you went through during that time. Not such a big deal for most but I come close to getting to the Controls before they open. If I didn't have to stop I would hit thethe first couple early.
     
  16. jimvreeland

    jimvreeland Shop: Hilltop Bicycles Shop Keep

    Location:
    Pissthataway
    Dork meter, pegged.

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  17. jimvreeland

    jimvreeland Shop: Hilltop Bicycles Shop Keep

    Location:
    Pissthataway
    How to taper for a 300k.

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  18. The Kalmyk

    The Kalmyk Well-Known Member

    Nigel the deisel truck


    Not sure if he still does it but his Iron Rider blog back in the day was great
     
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  19. jimvreeland

    jimvreeland Shop: Hilltop Bicycles Shop Keep

    Location:
    Pissthataway
    This was not an easy day. Just over 13 hours for the 300k. 12k of vert, some rain, and a dead Garmin. A group of 4 of us seperated early and hung together until Harriman where we finally broke apart. I got dropped after C7 when my Garmin died. I chased super hard to catch first but ran out of road...

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  20. jimvreeland

    jimvreeland Shop: Hilltop Bicycles Shop Keep

    Location:
    Pissthataway

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