Archive for May, 2009

Day 9: Thunderstorms, Bagels, and 20 Miles at Night

Posted on 30. May, 2009 by .

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We were 20 miles away from our destination when we pulled over to grab some extra fuel. About 2 hours of light left had us with heads in the air; things were going to work out. While I was deciding whether or not to buy bars or trail mix at a local shop, Joe had [...]

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Day 8: Bambi

Posted on 30. May, 2009 by .

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Joe’s shot of the day: Stats Miles today: 57.77 Total miles: 364.53 Flats today: Carlos – 0, Joe – 0 Total flats: Carlos – 3, Joe – 0 Crashes: Carlos – 0, Joe – 0

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Day 7: Abandoned House, Hills, and Hills

Posted on 28. May, 2009 by .

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“If you can make it through Pennsylvania, the Rockies will be easy,” Becky repeated. This statement was never more true. The hills/mountains of the Appalachian Mountain chain approach quick, have a ridiculous grade, and are a pain in our lowest gear. The terrain for the day was mountains, mountains, and a few more mountains. Safety became [...]

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Day 6: A Night With Franklin Fire Station 4

Posted on 28. May, 2009 by .

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The ride from York to Chambersburg took us up 1,350 feet where we were greeted by an elderly couple.  The man could barely walk but insisted on bringing our water bottles into the house to refill. “I don’t mind giving people water. If you ever come back this way you make sure to stop in [...]

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Day 5: Furbys, Shoe House, Susquehanna

Posted on 24. May, 2009 by .

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With only 25 miles laid out for the day, we woke up and left later than normal. The entire town of Lancaster shuts down on Sunday except a few breakfast places, grocery stores, and all of the churches. Wrightsville, PA We instantly knew that after crossing the ‘Veterans Bridge’ into Wrightsville, we were entering 8th [...]

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Day 4: Stills From Day Off

Posted on 24. May, 2009 by .

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A huge thanks to Kari for being our lunch sponsor! We miss you and want you to grab the keys to your moped. A few stills from our day off in Lancaster:

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Day 3: From Roy Paradise to Amish Paradise

Posted on 23. May, 2009 by .

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Hanging out with Roy from Phoenix Cycles gave us a great boost for the next morning. His manorisms were calming. You can tell from his smile below: Joe had a small knee injury that was pinching every so often. Between Dave from Tsunami Cycles and Roy, Joe was able to figure out what may be [...]

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Day 2: Joe Wants Arby’s, No Flats, and Cadence

Posted on 23. May, 2009 by .

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Cadence (how fast you peddle) is very important when going long distances. Trying to keep my cadence around 80rpm allows me worry about my heart-rate and not the speed of the bike. In other words, no matter what the terrain, I exert almost the same amount of energy when peddling. There’s a direct correlation between [...]

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Day 1: Flat, Random Host, and Good Times.

Posted on 20. May, 2009 by .

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Today was filled with experimenting the best flow. Who handles the directions? Who is in front? Who is doing our tweeting? How do we figure out which way is best to ride when we need to alter the route on the fly? The day started off with a 2 hour drive from Mahopac, NY to [...]

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