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  1. Raising Dion on Netflix is a different kind of superhero series. Really well done IMO.
  2. There'll be none of that until the stitches come out.😉 I've got a hematoma that looks like a pint bag of blood on my hip
  3. Feeling better every day, thanks. Nice to have a pile of sick leave to use. Finally looked at the bike last night, the derailleur didn't look happy. LBS had previously said I might be needing a new one soon. Changing bags of frozen peas and heading back to the sofa.
  4. I crashed on Saturday at the bottom of the Lake Dillon dam. Going too fast I skidded out on loose sand, hit my head and was knocked out, then skidded on my face. Pretty ugly. The bruise on my hip is epic! not to scare you or anything. But you guys are really fit, you'll be fine on the climb. There will be some competitive types on this event, but lots of regular folks too. The super riders will all take off for Fruita, so you won;t be passed by masses on the uphill. On these events we usually find a few riders doing pretty much the same ride we are and share the misery. Then you see them at the lunch afterward and you feel like superman!
  5. You got this RG. The 7% is not bad, I thought it was 6. But it's kind of long and continuous. There's an aid station at the end of most of the climb, great photo op there. You'll be ready for a break and a snack then. A joke the wife and I had the first time was "photo op!" when we started getting tired. There's virtually no climb until you get to the park. Are you doing the 40 or adding the Fruita loop for 60? I'd just do the 40 if you're unsure. An extra 20 miles of flat before the climb won't help except to drain your legs. Make sure you have the flashing tail lights for the downhill tunnel, and watch your speed there. I rode thru with dark sunglasses the first time and it was scary as hell. A good forward light wouldn't hurt either. We saw a pileup in there last year. The first two tunnels are nothing, they're on the uphill and you can almost see all the way thru. The downhill one is long and unlit. We would stop at the switchbacks above to make sure we had a nice gap before going thru.
  6. The disjointed sidebar personal life stories. The flipped scripts on the wrestling act were quite good though.
  7. if you want more disappointment, watch the new season of GLOW
  8. it's too bad that PEness and Testee can't remember their passwords.
  9. crazy snow this year. Silverthorne is handing out free sand bags!
  10. is a poll monkey someone that hangs on the stripper poll too much?
  11. It was interesting to see how weakly Tyrion said that the Lannister army would be joining the fight, as if he didn't believe it himself. Cersei played him. And Jamie arriving in Winterfell will confirm that the Lannisters aren't coming north. Danareys and company were going North to fight the dead regardless, so it wasn't that big a move by Cersei.
  12. The bike lights are for the tunnels which are not lighted. The two that you pass thru on the way up are short and you can see all the way thru. The one on the downhill is long and bumpy, especially when folks are flying downhill. There was a wreck in there last time we rode. The lights they sell are designed for you to be seen rather than to light the way. Be sure to flip up your sunglasses and you'll be OK. There's still lots of chances to to really fast after that. There might be cops at the park boundary writing tickets for people that cross over the double yellow. You can certainly ride from the hotel to the start/finish The US 36 bikeway is good training. We have a few rides in Summit we could show you that will make the climb no problem. 10 mile canyon is pretty awesome. Add Vail Pass and you're golden.
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