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Cragar

climber
MSLA - MT
Jun 10, 2015 - 02:07pm PT
Way to be brave! a combo terrain ride or a combo bike ride? 4k is purdy dang good!
edit:

I see you meant both kinds of bikes. Mix'n it
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Jun 14, 2015 - 10:01am PT
Rode the split board yesterday. Kicked steps up a boot pack for 2000 feet at high elevation.
Photo by JK
Photo by JK
Credit: Rick A
thebravecowboy

climber
liberated libertine
Jun 18, 2015 - 07:12pm PT
9300' to 11120'. 20 mi out and back on Red Mtn Pass. Just over an hour up and sub 20 mins down. Faster than traffic, dawgie.


And yeah, Harley riders from AZ are, well, ignint

Credit: thebravecowboy
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 18, 2015 - 07:47pm PT
Ya-hoo!
I'm getting early morning runs, and slightly later mtn bike rides, to try to acliitize.....

You busy afternoons, sun- Thursday this week coming up?
thebravecowboy

climber
liberated libertine
Jun 18, 2015 - 08:16pm PT
Aw shoot man, I am up working in the San Juans for the next few days. I will definitely be back in your neck of the woods soon and I can show you my map, talk shop, etc.

Fall-time, amigo, fall-time. The heat-man is here. I showed up in the deserrrp Johnny-not-on-the-spot wrt heat. Still though, indolence pays, and all.
Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
Jun 18, 2015 - 08:43pm PT
Rick, nice action!

How does the South side of Fairchild look? It is a fine run you'd enjoy.
thebravecowboy

climber
liberated libertine
Jun 20, 2015 - 07:29pm PT
3500' vert today, mapping rocks and cycling Molas Pass
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Aug 23, 2015 - 10:31am PT
Aerobic work outs are now on hold. Fell off my bike in downtown Portland at dusk on our Wednesday night rides. I was last in line and just mounting the carbon fiber steed. Even though I was barely moving, I must have hit something and went over onto my shoulder. I got back on and rode in the darkness a few miles back to the office. It was tough wrestling the bike into the car for the long ride home. I told my husband that I might need an x ray in the morning. One look at me, and he insisted we go that night. Yep. Broken collar bone. A consult with the bone fracture clinic and they convinced me that I could not take my Africa trip this week, just days after the fall. and I have to cease jostling for a while. With any luck, I will be able to take my daughter back packing in October. I am confined to trails with good footing on nicely paved roads. Managed to hike up Coldwater Peak in the Mount Margaret Back Country out of Johnston Ridge. Some exposure but excellent footing. Normally, I wouldn't pick such a moderate hike so far from the house. I'll admit, it was a nice sampler of the features and beauty of the blast zone.
Boundary Trail - looking over the hummocks and into the steaming crate...
Boundary Trail - looking over the hummocks and into the steaming crater of St. Helens
Credit: Seamstress
Arch Rock at St. Helens Lake
Arch Rock at St. Helens Lake
Credit: Seamstress
Views of Spirit Lake on the return trip
Views of Spirit Lake on the return trip
Credit: Seamstress
yosemite 5.9

climber
santa cruz
Aug 23, 2015 - 05:26pm PT
On a Thursday in late July I saw my acupuncturist for my weekly visit and told her of my plans to hike to 13,000 feet in Toulumne Meadows in Yosemite, then drive to Colorado to hike to 14,000 feet. She put two extra needles by my upper lip to help my blood thin. Who knows what else she did to help me. I drove the next day to Toulumne on Friday from sea level. I hiked up Dana Peak from 10,000 to 13,000 feet the following day, Saturday, slowly, but with ease.

I have been going to Toulumne for over thirty years, from sea level to a base of 8,500 feet. Every time before it has taken me at least two days to acclimate. The third day I began to feel normal. But not this time.

I did not expect to be able to hike all the way up to 13,000 feet on the first day after leaving sea level. There are years that my physical condition was just as good, or frequently much better and yet I had much more trouble acclimating.

I can only credit the acupuncture treatment for my surprise ascent. My legs were admittedly very tired the next day, Sunday. On Monday I had one of my best days ever of friction climbing on the back and front of Lembert Dome.

Then I drove to Colorado. My hike in Colorado up Quandary Peak (five days after Dana Peak) from 10,500 to 14,000 feet up Quandary Peak (east ridge, 13.5 miles RT) was quite easy and my legs were fine for climbing the next two days in Eleven Mile Canyon in Colorado. Then I drove back to Toulumne for a day of crack climbing before going home.

I have no doubt many of you can all of the above easily, but you probably aren't age 61. I can't explain what my acupuncturist does, but she sure keeps me going.
John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
Aug 23, 2015 - 05:46pm PT
wow, Seamstress, that's rough. Killing an Africa trip ouch ouch. ZOMG

I've become convinced, cycling isn't - overall - healthy. The training benefit, is outweighed by the damage. I still ride, but not simply for training now. More running.

Yesterday, I pulled my race wheels offa my CX and put on the wheels with heavy City tyres. Commuting is about it for me these days.

Life, some hiking in the Presis, and I haven't run in 8 days. That will change tomorrow. The Fifth Avenue mile, a 10 mile race and an HM upcoming.
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, Moab or In What Time Zone Am I?
Aug 23, 2015 - 06:31pm PT
Oh Seamstress. I always look so forward to your posts. You always inspire me.
Shitty luck on that fall. One of my biggest fears on my road bike is a broken collarbone.
Hope all heals fast and well


Susan
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 23, 2015 - 07:18pm PT
Hoh man, what a drag!! Bad any turned, but before a big trip? Refundable tickets? Africa will be there.
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Aug 26, 2015 - 04:11pm PT
A few kind souls out there - thanks for your words. Mine is a "first world problem".

For the very first time, I bought trip insurance. It should help replenish the bank so we can reschedule for next year. I am very curious to see if the company performs and processes the claim expeditiously. I'll certainly learn a lot about the true value of the plan.

It is 3 weeks today, and I am getting very restless to get back to the freely mobile world. Walking for an hour at lunch and jumping on the exercise bike just doesn't provide the same efficiency and fun as a run or the weekly bike ride with my office mates.

Yes, we can't defy aging forever. So healing will take longer (can't wait to see that x-ray next week), and one less adventure will happen in my lifetime. It is not a tragedy. I like trying to pack as much into my lifetime as I can. They may be insignificant adventures compared to many supertopians. They may be high falutin' meaningless adventures to others. We all have our own way of being in the world. I'd like to see as much as I can.
yosemite 5.9

climber
santa cruz
Aug 26, 2015 - 06:46pm PT
Seamstress, First, thanks for sharing.

Aging brings a bit of caution with it for me. I avoid activities that might injure me before a climbing trip. I don't ride my motorcycle or even work out in the gym for at least a week before I climb. I rely on swimming for the final training the week before climbing. Even tennis is out of the question for that week as I could pull a calf muscle.

Chicken? Ya, but I can always do those things after I get back from climbing.

I hope you get another chance to travel to Africa. I rarely leave CA.
T H

climber
ne'erdowell
Aug 26, 2015 - 10:45pm PT
Got a job walking two dogs 3 times a day for a month or so on
some trails with elevation/ distance.



SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, Moab, A sailboat, or some time zone
Nov 9, 2015 - 02:18pm PT
Been MTB or hiking almost every day, weather permitting. On rain days it's usually swimming and "gym" workout.
Yesterday a great ride at Mag 7 trails. Today hiking in Canyonlands at The Needles

Mag 7 trails
Mag 7 trails
Credit: SC seagoat

Hike view. Lost Canyon trail area
Hike view. Lost Canyon trail area
Credit: SC seagoat

Susan
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Nov 9, 2015 - 02:41pm PT
ended last month with my birthday Medicare ride.



I was planning on making an attempt Friday on my 65th at the Baldy Ski Lifts.

There was a wind advisory with predicted gusts to 30 mph and I may be crazy, but I'm not stupid.

I got a 5:30 am start since I planed on taking my time. it's about 15 mi from the house to the start of GMR (Glendora Mt. Road) It became obvious that the only ones out that early on a Saturday morning are either still drunk or hung over and half asleep on their way to work. The olfactory senses can contribute to your safety. I could smell a doughnut shop a block or so before having to contend with the caffeine deprived drivers in a rush for their fix.

I passed a club gearing up for a Halloween ride at the base of the hill. The naughty nurse sag driver shouted out "do you need a nurse?". Declined the offer and headed up GMR. GMR was closed due to the holiday and fire danger. Kept it on the 32 most of the time and was dodging rocks and small bushes on the road the whole way. The wind had been blowing hard enough to uproot small bushes and even one dead tree was in the road. A CX bike with new 42 mm tires contributes a lot to confidence when there's that much crap on the road.

I got to Baldy Village a bit before 11:00 and figured I could top out by noon. That didn't happen. The last 8 miles is unrelenting and the last four are at a 400+ ft per mile grade, with one mile close to 500 ft. I started out stopping and resting after the first two switchbacks, then it was every switchback and finally twice per switchback.

After Manker Flats the grade kicks up again and I was reduced to walking the last 100 yards. I figured walking was less embarrassing than a tombay.
http://www.bikeforums.net/fifty-plus-50/806704-what-club-tombay.html

The naughty nurse and crew were all there and this time I said

"I need a nurse!!!"

Coming down from the top to the village is a real test of the brakes. the worst part of the ride back is the grade grinding back up out of Baldy Village to GMR and intervening uphills on the way back that certainly don't feel that steep on the way up. At least the county had run a blade down the road so no rocks and debris issue and a relaxed 25mph+ coast home.

I used three small leftover brown rice balls with soy sauce for electrolytes and a king size Payday for fuel. Didn't use much of the Gatorade, but ran the 3L Camelbak dry about 4 miles from home.

80 miles, 8,280 ft 7:50 ride time (don't think the ride time is correct, more like 10 hrs)



Took it easy Sunday and just did 59mi of flat
John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
Nov 9, 2015 - 03:15pm PT
Ran 6.1 moderate tempo today, but next race is a January HM. Just general conditioning. I'm 67.

Last month, we climbed MT Mansfield in VT, camping enroute, did some "gold diamond" trails on the way down. Drove back to nyc, slept 4 hours and ran a Half Marathon on Staten Island. My time sucked. But it gave me a GE to the 2016 NYCM.
Inyokern

Trad climber
Inyokern, Ca
Nov 9, 2015 - 03:29pm PT
Inspired to leave work and hit the trail for a run. Cya.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 9, 2015 - 06:45pm PT
6.4 mile mtn bike ride
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