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2020-09-23 2:25 PM
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Originally posted by glfprncs Little SC/GA update: 1. The weather has been stunning! 70-low 80s and low humidity. This would've been Augusta 70.3 weekend and wetsuit legal & cool. Go figure. 2.....

Ya...the guy I am doing my homemade 70.3 with this weekend was signed up for Augusta 70.3 and is going to do it anyway. The only good that is coming out of no Augusta is that if it weren't canceled I wouldn't have been invited to do a homemade 70.3.



2020-09-23 2:28 PM
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Originally posted by BlueBoy26

Originally posted by glfprncs Little SC/GA update: 1. The weather has been stunning! 70-low 80s and low humidity. This would've been Augusta 70.3 weekend and wetsuit legal & cool. Go figure. 2.....

Ya...the guy I am doing my homemade 70.3 with this weekend was signed up for Augusta 70.3 and is going to do it anyway. The only good that is coming out of no Augusta is that if it weren't canceled I wouldn't have been invited to do a homemade 70.3.

It should be great! I'm looking forward to the race report

2020-09-23 2:30 PM
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Originally posted by glfprncs Little SC/GA update: 1. The weather has been stunning! 70-low 80s and low humidity. This would've been Augusta 70.3 weekend and wetsuit legal & cool. Go figure. 2. I've decided to sell my TT bike. I'm not quitting triathlon, but am really enjoying being off road. The bike has enough value that if I'm gonna sell, now is the time. 3. I also bought a MTB and she's BEAUTIFUL (my husband doesn't know yet--we keep separate finances for our fun money--but I'm a little nervous to tell him for some reason. He has always worried about me getting hurt cycling. Maybe I can argue that a tree at 8 mph will do less damage than a car at 18 mph). 4. Next week is week #4 of our 1st term at school. Almost 25% done. Happy to hear that things are improving on the west coast.

What kind of mtb did you get? Where are you riding it? We want storied and we need pictures

Oh, and what is the bike's name?

2020-09-23 6:21 PM
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Janyne,

Is there a way to post pictures from a phone? I'm never on my desktop, & ive never figured out sharing to BT from mobile.

Her name is Maria (I heard Santana's "Maria, Maria" on the way to my first ride & the song stuck in my head the whole ride). Maria is a Liv Pique Advanced Pro, and she was the last one available in the US factory in my size.

We have a lovely MTB trail system here locally called FATS (Forks Area Trail System) and about 6 other places to ride.

I did crash on my maiden voyage and twisted my seat post, breaking something inside the dropper post. I had to ride 3 more miles with the saddle swiveling 30 degrees to the right. Good news is I didn't break myself.
2020-09-23 6:29 PM
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Originally posted by glfprncs Janyne, Is there a way to post pictures from a phone? I'm never on my desktop, & ive never figured out sharing to BT from mobile. Her name is Maria (I heard Santana's "Maria, Maria" on the way to my first ride & the song stuck in my head the whole ride). Maria is a Liv Pique Advanced Pro, and she was the last one available in the US factory in my size. We have a lovely MTB trail system here locally called FATS (Forks Area Trail System) and about 6 other places to ride. I did crash on my maiden voyage and twisted my seat post, breaking something inside the dropper post. I had to ride 3 more miles with the saddle swiveling 30 degrees to the right. Good news is I didn't break myself.

its funny how so many of us are doing gravel or mtb riding these days! I’d say we all needed a bit of a break from (H) IM training. 

Hmm, your posted your husband worries about you riding off road and then that you crashed ... Glad you weren’t injured and I hope the bike is an easy fix!

2020-09-23 7:45 PM
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Ann-Marie, the shop already put her back together with some extra parts they had lying around. ??


2020-09-24 6:23 AM
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Originally posted by glfprncs Ann-Marie, the shop already put her back together with some extra parts they had lying around. ??

I'm glad to hear the she's all fixed up.

2020-09-24 3:35 PM
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Originally posted by glfprncs Little SC/GA update: 1. The weather has been stunning! 70-low 80s and low humidity. This would've been Augusta 70.3 weekend and wetsuit legal & cool. Go figure. 2. I've decided to sell my TT bike. I'm not quitting triathlon, but am really enjoying being off road. The bike has enough value that if I'm gonna sell, now is the time. 3. I also bought a MTB and she's BEAUTIFUL (my husband doesn't know yet--we keep separate finances for our fun money--but I'm a little nervous to tell him for some reason. He has always worried about me getting hurt cycling. Maybe I can argue that a tree at 8 mph will do less damage than a car at 18 mph). 4. Next week is week #4 of our 1st term at school. Almost 25% done. Happy to hear that things are improving on the west coast.

Congrats on the MTB purchase!  They are fun.

Should I not tell you that I've had more stitches/wounds from MTB-ing than road riding?  The worst led to the best quote of all time: "I've got a hole in my leg and I'm not stopping until I get to the truck!"  That was me, pedaling past my husband (he was waiting at the bottom) as I finished going down the hill after crashing nastily, leg and arm fully bleeding, sock and shoe red.  I could've laid my pinky finger in the gash in my leg.  2 internal and 4 external stitches if I recall correctly.  Of course we were in the middle of nowhere, basically, and it was about an hour drive to the doctor.

2020-09-24 5:19 PM
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Originally posted by melbo55

Originally posted by glfprncs Little SC/GA update: 1. The weather has been stunning! 70-low 80s and low humidity. This would've been Augusta 70.3 weekend and wetsuit legal & cool. Go figure. 2. I've decided to sell my TT bike. I'm not quitting triathlon, but am really enjoying being off road. The bike has enough value that if I'm gonna sell, now is the time. 3. I also bought a MTB and she's BEAUTIFUL (my husband doesn't know yet--we keep separate finances for our fun money--but I'm a little nervous to tell him for some reason. He has always worried about me getting hurt cycling. Maybe I can argue that a tree at 8 mph will do less damage than a car at 18 mph). 4. Next week is week #4 of our 1st term at school. Almost 25% done. Happy to hear that things are improving on the west coast.

Congrats on the MTB purchase!  They are fun.

Should I not tell you that I've had more stitches/wounds from MTB-ing than road riding?  The worst led to the best quote of all time: "I've got a hole in my leg and I'm not stopping until I get to the truck!"  That was me, pedaling past my husband (he was waiting at the bottom) as I finished going down the hill after crashing nastily, leg and arm fully bleeding, sock and shoe red.  I could've laid my pinky finger in the gash in my leg.  2 internal and 4 external stitches if I recall correctly.  Of course we were in the middle of nowhere, basically, and it was about an hour drive to the doctor.

My experience is a bit different, although I do like your story. I have a mental picture of you badly bleeding and yelling at people at the same time. I shouldn't probably mention the giggling, especially given the size of the open wound. And, just to be fair, I may have some stories that are similar that I can share if you need a good laugh. 

I would say that while I may have more potential for injury on the MTB, I haven't had any experience on the MTB that matches the sheer terror of things I have seen drivers doing in cars when they have passed me on my road bike. One of my standard routes a few years back took me on a 4 mile stretch of highway. This was previously an 8 mile stretch of highway, but I had to find a way to minimize my time on that particular stretch of road. I have never felt that close to death on my MTB or gravel bike. Also, dirt is more forgiving than asphalt. Maybe not as much as rocks so, is that a toss-up?

2020-09-25 9:16 AM
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Originally posted by BlueBoy26

Originally posted by glfprncs Little SC/GA update: 1. The weather has been stunning! 70-low 80s and low humidity. This would've been Augusta 70.3 weekend and wetsuit legal & cool. Go figure. 2.....

Ya...the guy I am doing my homemade 70.3 with this weekend was signed up for Augusta 70.3 and is going to do it anyway. The only good that is coming out of no Augusta is that if it weren't canceled I wouldn't have been invited to do a homemade 70.3.

Have an excellent race. I can't wait for the report. I really can't. I have missed peoples race reports more than i knew.
2020-09-25 10:26 AM
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Reminder:

Monday is the monthly Zoom call, if anyone is interested.

The last  Monday  of the month at 11:30am eastern (10:30 central, 9:30 mountain, 8:30 pacific).  

Monday Meetup: https://bit.ly/RacingManatee

Password: manatee



2020-09-25 4:41 PM
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I will try to call in. I have my "class" at 9:30.
2020-09-26 7:21 PM
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Another covered bridge, on today's ride. (Not my photo, but very similar weather and season at the time we rode across.) Wendling Bridge, the one from my 51st birthday ride picture, did survive the fire--the area was evacuated but flames stopped a mile or two away. Today's bridge is in the opposite direction of town, in the wine country toward the coast range.





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Originally posted by Hot RunnerAnother covered bridge, on today's ride. (Not my photo, but very similar weather and season at the time we rode across.) Wendling Bridge, the one from my 51st birthday ride picture, did survive the fire--the area was evacuated but flames stopped a mile or two away. Today's bridge is in the opposite direction of town, in the wine country toward the coast range.
how serene!
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