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  1. jonKranked

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    oof. legs still cooked from last nights ride. longest trail ride and most vertical i've done all year. grilled a nice big fat steak afterwards, then hit the hot tub and was ready for bed. gotta make the coffee extra strong today
     
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    better presentation than SS taco pics yesterday....
     
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    i think SS was confused... he was making tacos but thinking about sloppy joes. wound up making his tacos extra sloppy.
     
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    Big ride last night too. I absolutely destroyed my Mexican food post ride. May have made it a little too spicy as I'm discovering now. :/
     
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    ride was decent but I'm not convinced that the seasucker rack doesn't fucking suck. Axle came loose (my fault) on the way home, noticed that one of the cups lost some suction midway home, so I tightened it up. Then it lost suction again by the time I got home. This is not good. Was hoping for a temporary solution until somebody comes out with a hitch, but at this rate I'll have to go custom or get the roof rack.

    Also, I've finally lost 20+lbs. Tomorrow morning might put me under 186 for the first time since 2008, when I was lifting 5 days a week....
     
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    Last nights Ride was great. Decided to get a baseline on a big shitty climb to see how my fitness held up over the winter... so the idea was ride it bottom to top with no stops at a pace I could sustain and not explode, but not necessarily put it all out there. My baseline ended up being ~10 seconds slower than my best time, so for a 35 minute effort I’ll take it.

    The great news is the descent this climb accesses is one of the most fun in the area, and includes a bike-only, directional DH bit. Super rowdy and fun, great to smash some rocks for 14-ish minutes on the way down. HECKTRACK FTMFW.

    Carry on.

    Funny, pretty sure the rest of us have been certain of its suckiness from the get go.
     
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    35 minute sustained climb? KILL LIST.
     
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    I mean, that’s one of the shorter ones...
     
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    i think the longest sustained climb on any trail within an hour of me is 15 minutes. tops.
     
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    Heck come to think of it 35 minutes isn’t even to the top! I think we went 1:05 to the very top, with a 5-8 min break at the end of the 35 min segment.

    Oh, did I mention it’s also loose and filled with gravel and semi-technical?
     
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    :clapping: this

    also, my typical time up that is like an hour including a few stops. 35 is solid.
     
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    speaking of gassed......oil tankers go boom in hormuz.....
     
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    yea i get it. just different terrain / topography. you guys will generally do one big climb then one big descent, whereas out here for us its climb/descend/flat/climbdescend/flat/climb/flat/descend
     
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    Right? Hirsch came up with that. It’s like Helltrack, but more pleasant.

    NB: the baseline I did was from the parking lot to the bench where the bottom of Mustang meets Belcher.
     
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    for instance, here's the elevation graph from my ride last night

    Screenshot_20190613-090337.png
     
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    I mean, sometimes we’ll do like three big climbs and three big descents...

    But also yeah. Different topography. The uppy-downy short power climby stuff murders me, ask @StiHacka from when we rode Maah-Daah-Hey. My legs are used to settling in to a rhythm for 30-90 minutes and grinding away slowly, but steady.
     
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    HECKTRACK is from the top of that pointy bastard, to right before that bitchy little climb right around 7-1/2 miles.
     
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    To the bench is my hour!

    #thestruggleisreal
     
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    yea, if i relocated somewhere with big climbs like that it would take me a while to adapt to those kinds of climbs from a fitness perspective.
     
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    That bench is an asshole.

    It only took me 20 years... I’m sure you’d be fine.

    Also, congrats on this, man! Strong work, keep it up!
     
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    Riding south of Butte again with mtrider, there will be climbing but its super smooth with a passing lane, no tight switch backs or loose gravel, the trail might be a different story. I rode it last year and @jonKranked said I was slow and that hurt. It hurt bad enough to bring the triple ring.
     
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    suspect all the rain this week has put a damper on any riding this weekend :(
     
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    i don't recall that, but it sounds like something i'd say. i've got a little saying related to this subject however, "the older I get the faster I was"
     
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    Oh you do, do you? You have a saying? Intredasting.
     
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    This year is likely to be slower because fatter than usual.
     
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    ive got lots of them. another one is "get off my lawn".
     
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    I see. Very good then.
     
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    Some of us have never adapted to it, from a fitness perspective. :dead:
     
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    Hello all. I shall not be picking up my “bike” today as it awaiting getting some 29”
    EX 511s laced up to its hubs.
     
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    my house/office smells like bacon ... so weird!
     
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    I'm sure several folks here appreciate the quote qualifier. :D

    That IS odd.

    Also, to throw in a break from @jonKranked and I's dick-waving contest... how about some Bob Log III?



    EDIT: Oops... forgot that dang thing is NSFW...
     
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    I should ride a bike.
     
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    That reminds me that I should hop on the computer and define an electrified Hecktrack segment for comparison. Since down is down.
     
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    You seem fragile... I don't recommend it. ;)
     
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    There are a couple of "long-enough" climby bits on HECKTRACK that down is not down, really. I'd say a solid minute-plus could be knocked off with an eBike, easy. Especially after seeing just how fast those things can go uphill... there was a dude at Apex a week or so ago lapping Enchanted on an eBike. He was fit looking and kitted out, and had skills. He was a straight-up mountain biker... just on an eBike.

    I was surprised at how non-emotional I was about the whole thing, even with him hauling ass uphill and passing me not once, but twice.
     
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    I rode my bike last evening... straight to the pub. Then had one too many with the wife. Ended up riding home in the dark, which I promised her wouldn't happen.

    Unfortunately I feel hungover this morning, after only 3 beers. Sad.
     
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    She's met you, right? I'm certain she's used to a particular level of disappointment.

    What pub? What beer? I'm finding some brewpubs have beer that I can only have one or two of, or holy hell the hangover. Fortunately, my stop last night (Cannonball Creek) is not one of those places...
     
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