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Postby dmb90260 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:09 am

I did the Rosarita to Ensenada 50 mile ride a couple of time. The first time I was feeling good and sort of cocky as I wandered about Ensenada only to look up and see this Dad come in to town with his crew of three daughters (all small none over 10) with their girlie cruiser white wheeled bikes and flying flags cross the finish line. So much for Mr Macho Man. :lol:
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Postby Dark Horse » Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:36 am

looped wrote:did centurys all the time when i was in a different shape than now. most memorable was the hotter n hell 100 in wichita falls back in aug 1989, temp was 105 winds out of the west at 30 and completed the circuit in 4:23.

shortly after that i went to a mountain bike rally with my rigid fuji and hurt my back. well the doctor did some xrays and found i had a little bit of spina diffida (cant spell that one right) basically was ordered off my bike at that point

still ride sometimes, occasionally hit a trail but it isnt the same as back then.


I didn't see this thread before. Small world I did the HHH 100 in 92, 4:25
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Postby kennyrayandersen » Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:54 am

Booyah for HHH did the first on back in 91 or 92 and the last in 2003 -- did it maybe 5 times or so. The last time was in 4:45 minutes of ride time -- I'll never be in that kind of shape again. Kind of screwed up the knees the following year and hadden't been back since, but things are starting to look up again and I'm able to knock out 60+ miles without too much trouble. Once I get back to TX I'll start thinking about training for it again -- it's much nicer to finish early before it gets hot -- that motivation enough!!!

I've started MTBing as well and that's a kick. Did a lot in Israel (2 summers) and now over here in Korea -- lots of hills here! Anyway, a century isn't bad if you train and build up to it. There are several 'training schedules' to get you up to speed, a little surfing will turn them up.
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Postby mobile camper » Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:50 pm

Just ran across this post
I don't know if this is classified as a century. but the Seattle to Portland is an awsome ride :thumbsup: . I did it two years ago and plan on doing the ride again.
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Postby kirkman » Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:59 am

I am planing riding one on my new tad pole trike this year. I have not been able to ride my upright/regular bike for more than 15 minutes ever since I developed arthritis in my right wrist and both shoulders about 7 years ago. But now that I have a trike I am able to ride again. I cant wait to try 100 miles on it this summer.
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Postby Greg M » Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:14 pm

mobile camper wrote:Just ran across this post
I don't know if this is classified as a century. but the Seattle to Portland is an awsome ride :thumbsup: . I did it two years ago and plan on doing the ride again.
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I certainly counted it as a century. Actually it was two centuries, in two days. 208 miles in a weekend. STP has been a highlight of my return to riding. BTW Kirkman I did it on a tadpole trike :)

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Postby mikeschn » Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:03 pm

Has anyone done a recumbent that can handle a person AND a small dog?

That would be a good way to get us all outside this year... :o :D

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Postby Fenlason » Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:49 pm

mikeschn wrote:Has anyone done a recumbent that can handle a person AND a small dog?

That would be a good way to get us all outside this year... :o :D

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Some of the recumbents would accommodate a rear rack... and you could put a basket on top of that, and carry the dog in that.
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Postby Greg M » Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:27 pm

A couple used to come to the Recumbent Retreat that rode a tandem with a vetta box attached to the front that a little dog rode in.
Or, you could use a trailer :lol:

Ha, I found a picture:
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Postby kirkman » Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:26 am

Greg..... Wow !

Mike...I got my recumbent with a bike rack on the back, you could put a basket on there for your dogs....https://www.terratrike.com/shop/accessories/aluminum-rack-with-elastic-strap/prod_62.html

Or you could use one of these....https://www.terratrike.com/shop/accessories/bob-trailer-yak-plus-with-dry-sak-/prod_58.html

Or this for slow rides....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi06SFswb7c

I found this pic!
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Postby mikeschn » Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:15 pm

Kirkman,

I like it...

Now I just need to learn how to weld! :o :lol:

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Postby dmb90260 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:57 pm

mikeschn wrote:Kirkman,

I like it...

Now I just need to learn how to weld! :o :lol:

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Mike: I have something to use with dogs. It is sort of like those front side baby holders. If you don't mind a dog in your face all the time it will work.
Let me know if you need it.
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Postby mikeschn » Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:30 pm

I'm not sure that would work with a 28 pound dog. :(

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Postby dmb90260 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:54 am

mikeschn wrote:I'm not sure that would work with a 28 pound dog. :(

Mike...

PM you address and find out for sure.
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Postby Fenlason » Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:32 pm

mikeschn wrote:I'm not sure that would work with a 28 pound dog. :(

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for a dog of that size.. I would use a bob trailer..
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