Breathless Agony

Discussion in 'Industry News' started by Xela, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Xela

    Xela New Member Tavern Member

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    Registration for this is Monday. Anybody doing it? A friend of mine out there has talked me into it (now, just gotta make sure the wife's cool with it).

    Breathless Agony Bike Ride Home Page
     
  2. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    Nope. Good luck though. What do you think you'll finish with time wise?
     

  3. synack

    synack The Back Row

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    Keep us updated on how the race goes. Sounds painful. :D
     
  4. TxCyclist

    TxCyclist Administrator Staff Member Admin Staff

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    Looks brutal. Have you rode much in SoCal before?
     
  5. Xela

    Xela New Member Tavern Member

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    No idea. Right now the goal would be to finish. I'll have to ask my buddy what time he got last year. They actually stop the time at about mile 75 (top of the last climb) so people aren't risking safety for a good finishing time on the descent.

    Think that's the point. :)

    Never have, Dean. You? It sounds like a long way to go for a ride, but we got pretty cheap ($75 each way) tickets to LA now.
     
  6. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    So then people kill themselves to get to that point. I fail to see how that would help. I take it it's a killer downhill?
     
  7. Xela

    Xela New Member Tavern Member

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    Last edited: Jan 8, 2010
  8. eaton

    eaton New Member

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    I've done it the past three years. Might do it again even though it's on my anniversary this year.

    It's a tough ride but Chuck B. makes a party out of it.
     
  9. Xela

    Xela New Member Tavern Member

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    Alright! I'm gonna be bugging you with questions.
     
  10. IanHighfield

    IanHighfield New Member

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    Xela, I read the race description. Sounds like a very good time. I'm not sure I'd want to be out there for the full 114 but that first race, the 50 miler, sounds very doable without losing a lung. I feel you can determine the best rider in 50 miles of cliff climbing. No need to turn it into a death march. Still, I'll bet the views are fabulous and to make the whole course if you are only a casual rider would be quite a feat. It would also be some kind of experience coasting 40 miles downhill. I think I read that right. The return at some point is all downhill for 40 miles? That would be pure joy. Just be careful to reduce tyre pressure 10-15 pounds to make space for the expanding tyre air due to heat buildup of the rims from braking. They will get very hot and blow 120 pound tyres quickly if you lay on the calipers for long stretches.
     
  11. eaton

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    Sure but I'm no expert. If you look at the results from the past few years, I'm hovering near the bottom.
     
  12. Xela

    Xela New Member Tavern Member

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    Man, don't be so humble! Just finishing that is something to be proud of.
     
  13. eaton

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    Thanks.

    Tip #1. If you are going to stay in Redlands and choose a motel off the Breathless Agony website, don't stay at the Super 8. It's right below an offramp. Literally, right below. The Goodnite Inn is down the street and it's Ok for a pre ride motel.
     
  14. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    What were your times?
     
  15. eaton

    eaton New Member

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    Xela, did you get in?
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2010
  16. eaton

    eaton New Member

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    2 more days to go!
     
  17. fleeter

    fleeter The Bearded Wonder

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    My goal is to do a 50 miler on flat land... but that ride sounds awesome!
     
  18. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    Tis easier to beg forgivness than get permission!

    Good luck with the race....and your wife.
     
  19. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    Ain't being married grand? I wish some one had told me. It wouldn't have changed anything but a heads up would have been nice.
     
  20. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    Marriage licences should have an expiration date.