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Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Sep 2, 2013 - 03:25pm PT
You must have a GREAT saddle! Awesome job HK! Don't think my bottom could hold up to that thrashing!....or the legs, knees, lungs, etc etc
WTF kind of grades are those??????? Crazeeeeeeeee

Actually the saddle (that came with the bike) is apparently knott so great a fit for me. The last 5 or 6 days I was getting kind of sore. Gonna get a new one soon (will also save about 125 grams). Other than that, no issues - as long as I drank enough recovery beer. ;-)

The driveway I mentioned is the Tourist Club on Mt Tam, and the driveway is extremely steep and narrow (built in 1912). It was finally concrete-poured in the early 60's. Here's the Strava segment:

http://app.strava.com/segments/3945137

While I was focusing on high miles and minimal climbing, I still racked up 57,643' in the 2 weeks. In Marin there's no way around big climbing!
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Sep 2, 2013 - 06:52pm PT
Marin for vertical? Try southern Ecuador (where I am right now). Yesterday, a measly 47 kilometer day. But three, two to three thousand foot climbs. (and the decents were on this sh#t ass gravel and pot hole ¨highway¨. No sweet coasts down. Cramps in my hands and burnt a set of brake pads going down. Unforetunately my map doesn´t give such detail. I suffered big time and was doing a lot of walking by the end of the day. (mind you I´m peddeling a 100 lb rig with knobbyish tires.)

In the last 9 weeks I´ve racked up about 2500 kms. (not actually that much if you divide by the number of days. But, damn, some of those days brought tears to my eyes.) ha

Crossing into Peru tomorrow.

by the way, I´m in this little bitty border town (Zumba), and in this internet booth, 6 other people have logged onto Supertopo at some time or another. Small world.
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Sep 2, 2013 - 08:55pm PT
Wow, that sounds burly! And I cant imagine such steep descents on such a heavily laden bike. Very cool that you can check in from afar...

Marin for vertical?

Well, certainly nothing like what you described, but you can rack up some serious elevation without thinking about it. Here's one from a day I WAS thinking about it:

http://www.strava.com/activities/67653235#

I think I might have posted this before; if so i guess I'm milking it for all it's worth! ;-)
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Sep 2, 2013 - 09:04pm PT
Zumba


Well I guess you got your workout.



Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 2, 2013 - 09:08pm PT
Yup, i'm thinking I remember the quad Dipsea, the the two-times I ran it, as being in the same leaque as grand canyon rim to rim...
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Sep 2, 2013 - 09:54pm PT
Whoa! What years did you run the Quad?

Edit: Looks like you did it in '95 and '96.

http://www.run100s.com/qd.htm

I did it in '99 and '00, with the last one effectively ending my running "career" - twisted my ankle badly while in 9th place at top of 3rd lap, yet continued on for the last 10 miles or so to the finish like a delusional idiot. The ego is a dangerous thing!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 3, 2013 - 07:32pm PT
Youch!
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Sep 3, 2013 - 08:20pm PT
Hey what's the deal with Grand Canyon rim-to-rim? What was it like?

Sounds menacing. ;-)
John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
Sep 3, 2013 - 08:50pm PT
I ran 26.2 miles in the past 3 days. The number was a coincidence :)
Maysho

climber
Soda Springs, CA
Sep 3, 2013 - 08:57pm PT
Dipsea Quad sounds very intense! I am excited to just run my own double, meaning out and back, without the pressure of racing, just me and the trees and fog and occasional wealthy thin Marin County resident...

Peter
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Sep 3, 2013 - 09:13pm PT
Here is the kind of run I do these days:

http://app.strava.com/activities/79812167

Be sure to click the instagram pic and read the caption (to the lower right of my profile pic).

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 4, 2013 - 09:48am PT
Dig it! Hardman
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 13, 2013 - 08:14pm PT
Yesterday I ran the course for the Moab trail half marathon, and a little more (14 miles all told) to get back to my car. Yikes! That's a challenging course to try to go very fast on! That marathon may kill me, come November!

Then I got the call and guided a canyon...
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Sep 14, 2013 - 02:00pm PT
^^^^^great Jay, that's not inspiring much confidence in me considering I'm a slow trail runner to begin with....is the most challenging part prior to the cutoff? I just gotta make it to the cutoff and I should be able to finish ... Looking for beta, Buddy. : )

Susan

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 14, 2013 - 02:15pm PT
The cutoff times look pretty generous!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Sep 14, 2013 - 02:22pm PT
The cutoff times look pretty generous!

Yes, I thought so too, but considering the last soccer team I played on was the "Wheezers and Geezers" you might get my obsession with altitude, how many feet rise per mile, average grade etc. Damn it all Garmin...ruined my life....data analysis paralysis!

Anyway, hope to see you there! But I'm only doing the half.

Susan

SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Sep 17, 2013 - 06:15pm PT
DROP DEAD GORGEOUS BIKE RIDE DAY This beautiful fall day in Santa Cruz was perfecto! 33 miles, 2800' climbing. Through the mountains, to the coast and up to the university. I didn't want to stop...just wonderful day.

Through the mountains, to the coast and to the university.   What a da...
Through the mountains, to the coast and to the university. What a day!
Credit: SCseagoat

Monterey Bay view today from UCSC
Monterey Bay view today from UCSC
Credit: SCseagoat

Susan
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 17, 2013 - 07:31pm PT
Nice!

So yesterday I ran much of the second half of the Moab trail marathon... This is going to be my first hangdog marathon, I'm wiring each section, (training on roads gets boring) later this week ill get on the part I haven't done yet. The part I did this time went faster than the first half the other day, less scenic however.

It had its interesting parts though. I found out where some of the water draining out of Colorado is going. As anyone who has climbed at the Ice Cream Parlor will remember,there is a dip in the road near the hunter canyon campground, that sometimes has a little water to drive through. Yesterday, I got to that point to find standing water a distance of over one hundred feet across the road, with cars parked on either side and people floating across on air mattresses! Wtf? But, It with temps in the eighties, I could use the soak, and the adventure. I waded to chest deep! People were camped, on the other side, waiting for the water level to subside. One guy gave me a phone number to call his dad and tell him he'd be a day late for dinner. It felt wierd when I crossed back to see a dozen or so people resigned to an extra night camping.

Today I had to cross there for work, guiding @ ICP. The water level was several feet lower, but still the second most largest body of water I'd ever seen there!

I got a running start and plowed in, water splashing over the whole windshield of the full size ford E350 Van! To the delight of my client and copilot from Indiana, I might add! At the crag we were joined by some Scandinavian women who had swam it, and later by a team from Basalt Co, in a full size pickup; "Well, I've seen worse, but it did go over the hood!"

Later, driving out, the water had further receded, we saw a Subaru make it across and so, it was pronounced "Casual"!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Sep 17, 2013 - 08:25pm PT
^^^^ WOWSA Know exactly where you mean....I've ridden and driven through there many times ... I wouldn't have thought more than ankle deep and some years barely a trickle....but to hear about people swimming it! Yikes!

I'm still tracking those topo maps of the course pretty carefully....I dunno...

Susan
Fat Paul

Trad climber
Right Coast
Sep 17, 2013 - 11:10pm PT
Jaybro,

can you elaborate on what the half marathon portion of the course is like. Is it steep, rocky, sandy, etc. Just trying to figure out how my next 5 weeks of training should be focused. Coming from sea level on the east coast!
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