2012 ride

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2012 ride

Postby johnncarol » Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:37 pm

After a lot of discussion while sitting on the patio with a glass of our good central coast wine, Carol and I have made a decision that 2011 will be our last CO. At our age, getting ourselves in shape for a long hard ride is becoming a real chore. We didn't do what we should have this year and we paid for it on the ride. Last year we were really ready and had a great time. This year with considerably less climbing, we did not have a good time and that is a shame since this might have been one of the best of the 5 routes we have ridden. So we will drop the average age by finding an easier ride. Reading the comments about 2012 that should make a few riders happy :D I would still tell anybody who is interested that CO is something they should do at least once.

Thanks to CO, all the great volunteers and the many great people we have met that helped make the 5 rides memorable.

So long from the Green and Gold tandem :cry:
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Re: 2012 ride

Postby Red Zinger » Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:47 pm

John and Carol, if you believe in Cycle Oregon's mission and want to stay involved, give some thought to volunteering. It can be hard work, depending on your job, but it's very rewarding, and volunteers are treated very well. We've ridden 17 times and volunteered 3, and each year we have a hard time deciding which we want to do. Each is great fun in a different way.
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Re: 2012 ride

Postby johnncarol » Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:15 pm

We actaully have talke4d to Ingrid about volunteering and will consider doing that next year.
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Re: 2012 ride

Postby mytrot » Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:46 pm

I don't know that I have ever met you but I have read many of your posts and think I would like to.

I believe you two are the type of rider CO was made for. I am one of those "youngsters", a mere 47, who leave early and ride fast. I am sure I miss stuff but it is what suits me right now. I think the folks like you who train right and ride the whole thing taking in all the glory Oregon has are the base of CO.

I hope to be riding CO 50 when I will be your age and maybe by then I will be able to offer some of the same sage advice you have!

May the wind be at your back, and the wine plentiful!

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Re: 2012 ride

Postby Cassidy » Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:53 pm

johnncarol wrote: Reading the comments about 2012 that should make a few riders happy:

Well, it doesn't make me happy. As one graybeard to another, please reconsider if you feel differently in February. :D
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Re: 2012 ride

Postby goldje » Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:43 pm

OK- Based on the clue, my guess is we are in Southeastern OR neary Harney County and the Alvord desert next year. According to the web )and whatever truth that may be). Steens Mountain Road goes up to 9400ft and is the highest road in the state. From there, close enough to go to Nevada as well. If that is the case, a 10000ft climbing day would make for an epic anniversary ride
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Re: 2012 ride

Postby lochmond » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:32 pm

Steens Mt. road is not paved and would require fat tires. I can't see 2,000+ CO riders doing that climb on a dusty day. How would you get down?
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Re: 2012 ride

Postby cheneyt119 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:25 am

If the layover day is in Burns Oregon. COUNT ME OUT!
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