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Avg. speed about same as Friday...was the pace harder, easier or similar?
Funny, looking the elevation profile of the two rides, I'd swear you would double or triple on the BB ride. This seems flat as a pancake, yet over 4000'?
Paul - Pace was much harder than Friday, comparable to the starting pace of the C-towns ride we did a few weeks ago, and the pace never let up. Geoff was lighting it up whenever he was up front.
The Garmin 510 is much better at capturing the constant up-down nature to this loop. It looks flat on the scale Strava presents it, but you do 20, 30 or 50ft enough times, you get to 4000ft. All I can say I haven't felt this wrecked on a Monday morning in years.
If you click on the Northside Horseshoe segment in Georgetown, you'll see why the vert adds up. This 2.8mi segment alone has 643ft of climbing. You can't see this level of detail on the whole ride profile. Very jagged, non-stop up-down action.
My Garmin 705 recorded 4400ft last year for the same loop. Different GPSs, different times, both over 4000ft. The 500's utilize way too much smoothing and hysteresis on raw barometric sensor data. 20ft rises and drops register as zero climbing on those devices, yet off-road your legs sure say it is not zero effort!
Glad I made a choice to sit that one out
Four minor crashes. Fortunately I was not one of them. Soups had best. Skinny bridge up and over large fallen tree. He missed the back side and promptly endo'd. Three of us were in various stages of cramping by end.
I ended up getting poison ivy. I'm so itchy. Where's Scratchy? (You know, Itchy & Scratch show.)
Dave that is "funny"..Doug purposely dragged me thru a whole bunch last friday. He was even taunting by deliberately putting his legs in it and laughing. I washed with soap and water for 10 minutes and seemed to have avoided it.
I put poison ivy leaves in my salads.
Yup, I also ended up with poison ivy.
Stupid oily resin, urushiol. That shit is evil from what I've read about it.
I was telling Doug about that oil. Something like one tablespoon could affect 100,000 people
So get this, on the ride today, Fat Doug saw a patch of poison ivy in the gutter, so he sticks his right leg right in there, just because!
Could affect 83,000 out of crowed of 100,000 people. Growing up, I never even knew what poison ivy was. Many of my friends got it all the time and surely watched out for it.
Geoff has it, he said the PI was wrapped around the downed tree we crawled over.
That's where I thought it was. Today, Fat Doug took me through a nice big long stretch of fresh tar to put on my nice tubulars. Does he plan these things?
One problem with Poison Ivy is that people who aren't sensitive can become hypersensitive. Luckily it doesn't bother me at all but if my kids even look at it, they will have problems. Wash with warm soapy water if you think that you have been exposed to minimize the effects.