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  1. Secret Squirrel

    Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

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    ...the STP (Seattle-to-Portland) ride.

    204 miles of sheer road riding fun.

    My bro-in-law and I will be attempting it in 1 day. w00t. Hopefully July 11th is a nice day. Let's hear it for drafting! Yay.
     

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  2. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    Take lots of photos, and post em!
     
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    dhmike Turbo Monkey

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    very cool , how many days is the ride ?
     
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    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    looks like you weather should be good, this will be the first year I havent done it in a while.

    you gonna do it in one day or two?

    one day is alot more fun, the two day is full of stops and starts and alot more people
     
  5. Secret Squirrel

    Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

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    1 or 2 (depends on what you're looking for...)


    1 day. Aiming for 14 hours or less. Hopefully my bro-in-law and I can find a good group to stick with. Then we're going to do a brewery tour on Sunday before we head back to Seattle w/ the wives.
     
  6. gonefirefightin

    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    perfect, I used to park my 5th wheel in the river RV park in portland and take the shuttle to seattle, small camel back with some goodies and I was self sufficient.

    finsh in p town and chill for a bit then coast down to the RV and hot shower and veg for the night.

    good times
     
  7. Secret Squirrel

    Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

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    word...

    We'll probably get a hotel room 'er somethin' for Saturday night....Then I think we'll bomb 'er in one day, roll in around 5-6-7pm, party, eat, eat, eat, sleep. Then do a pub/brewery crawl around town on Sunday before hooking up with the train back to sea-town...should be a good weekend!
     
  8. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Sounds assrashtackular.

    Hoping to do a double C on the Blue Ridge Parkway this year.
     
  9. Secret Squirrel

    Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

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    Aight yo. So it's T-minus 12 days...fuq. I've ridden 843 miles this month in preparation...maybe that'll be enough...

    Still planning on doing the 1-day option. Bro-in-law lost a week and a half of riding/training cause of a cracked frame which should be remedied today or tomorrow...whoopee.

    I'm tired just thinking about it.
     
  10. Secret Squirrel

    Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

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    Huh...I think a harbinger of doom just reared it's ugly head...

    On the ride home last night, I popped two more spokes on my rear wheel. Down to 33...gotta get all 3 of those fixed tonight!

    New brake pads too...

    Oh. And new pedals. Turns out the replacement axles for my Ultegra's kinda crapped out on me. I think I screwed something up inside the pedal body when the previous bearings disintegrated.

    This is turning into a major ordeal. I just want to ride...jeezuz.
     
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    CBJ Turbo Monkey

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    Quit your whining you are the lucky guy who gets to do the ride. Have fun and I am looking forward to the report.
     
  12. Secret Squirrel

    Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

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    Heh...will do. :D