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a few action fotos from this year's TOSRV in Ohio
 

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walter
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
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Location: metro-motown-area

5/14/13 6:51 AM

a few action fotos from this year's TOSRV in Ohio

+210 miles of fun!!!











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Dave B
Joined: 10 Jan 2004
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Location: Pittsburgh, PA

5/14/13 7:29 AM

Not This Year

I've completed 21 of these things and this year I decided that unless the weather forecast was stellar I was going to bag it. I've ridden it in cold rain and against headwinds both days both ways enough times to satisfy any craving for self abuse.

Saturday's forecast was a high probability of rain and temperatures the '50's and Sunday's was dry but a low in the upper 30's with cross winds both days so my buddy and I stayed home. Did I miss much?

I'm riding Bike VA in June and DALMAC in August so I will get my organized rides in this year.

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walter
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Location: metro-motown-area

5/14/13 7:52 AM

day-1 was fun, slightly favoring side-wind. not much sun, but still very fun indeed!
day-2 started out wonderful, sunny if a bit chilly...but it became somewhat more challenging after chillicothe. actually it was only the last ~25 miles into c-bus where the side-wind ramped up in ferocity and turned into our faces.

it's been alot worse before, so not that bad really...and, hey, at least we stayed dry for a change!

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ErikS
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Location: Slowing boiling over in the steamy south, Global Warming is real

5/14/13 6:40 PM

Looked like tons of fun!

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walter
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5/14/13 8:42 PM

evidence of the wind...

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Dave B
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Location: Pittsburgh, PA

5/15/13 7:54 AM

Just a Breeze

I remember a couple of years ago it was so windy I swear there were whitecaps on the farm ponds.

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walter
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Location: metro-motown-area

5/15/13 10:56 AM

2010

I'm still mentally scarred by the Saturday winds between c-bus and circleville!

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
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Location: Portland, OR

5/15/13 11:03 AM

It pisses me off he is already doing 200 mile rides. ;)

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Andy M-S
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Location: Hamden (greater New Haven) CT

5/15/13 11:54 AM

That's not a 200 mile ride.

That's two 105 mile rides!

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Sparky
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5/15/13 11:57 AM

Oh, in that case... ;O

Was not sure about that actually. ;)

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walter
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5/15/13 8:19 PM

105+105=210

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Andy M-S
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5/16/13 3:09 AM

That was my point...

Two different rides, one each day. It's a niggling point, I admit, but I want to distinguish the things randonneurs do, which are pretty much continuous rides with only a few minutes of sleep here and there from multi-day rides. I mean, I've done St. Paul to Chicago over five or six days, but that's not the same as BMB or PBP. When you break a ride over several days, and you get a full night's sleep in-between, it isn't really one ride...

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walter
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5/16/13 9:07 AM

absolutely true! and more than a niggling point

there's definitely a decline in performance on subsequent days, just like on a stage-race...but the physiological demands with a nights rest between are nothing like an essentially continuous effort of a brevet or RAAM!

my avg-power on both days was identical, even though my perceived effort was significantly higher and avg-hr was 15bpm lower on day-2...all indicative of accumulated tiredness.

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Andy M-S
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5/16/13 9:26 AM

Many years ago...

I lived in Schenectady, NY, and knew this couple that was seriously into riding. Like, one day they rode ~80+ miles to visit a relative, and when they found out that the weather would be bad the next day, aborted their overnight and rode home.

Now that was impressive!

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