Hard men in the NW Alpen

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  1. Erich

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    well there were also women involved on our little ride at Crater lake this past Sunday. 35 miles, great company 3500ft. of climbing though I had to kick it in to get my 4,000 plus ft and 50 miles

    a couple of pic's including myself changing out my rear tire after a flat. I never use tire irons ......... !

    one descent clocked in at 50mph
     

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    very Cool Erich, I like the Pale Ale shirt. It look like you're enjoying some rubber jerky on that last pic!
     
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    Don't tell me that saddle was built for comfort... :shock:
     
  4. Erich

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    bah ha........... guys. we love the taste of rubber filth Joe ........... burp !

    Colin it is purely race driven that is fact. really once your cheeks get settled into the concrete of the saddle it conforms to the tissues. I thought it would be a total pain as I have had them on other bikes but it wasn't.
     
  5. Erich

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    kickin it at 6500 ft. plus. One forgets at times what you have in your very own backyard ........... and yes swear to God the lake is that blue !
     

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    you a distance jock Erich, or a sprinter?
     
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    both and love long hills
     
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    Excellent pics Erich, the lake is great. Great to see you having a good time. I agree that you always forget/don't appreciate what gems are around in your backyard.
     
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    Very cool Erich, looks like you enjoyed yourself!
     
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    Oooooooooooh, I'm so friggin jealous!!! I've tried to convince my wife that camping is fun and Crater Lake would be the perfect spot to chill, hike, swim, and take a million or so photos....no success on that front yet, though.
     
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    Looks like a great time, Erich...though I'd rather drive up than bike, but it's still a rewarding destination! My mother is from Trail (just north of Shady Cove), so Crater Lake is a very familiar place for me.
     
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    Now I could get into that kind of cycling!! Nice Erich!!
     
  13. Erich

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    glad you like the ride guys. will place some more pics up of some other rides as they become available this August end and through November, there are some cool/some real ugly hill climbers that await.....like the unknown Slammin Salmon in no Cali. A hellish ride for those that accept the challenge
     
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    Terrific! That looked a lot of fun Erich... great pictures too. :D
     
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    Looks like you had a great time Erich... fantastic weather and views....now you just have to eat something better than bike tyres on these trips....:D
     
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    One fine looking lake thats for sure
     
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    Love the pics of the Crater - took our grandkids up there last month - never get tired of the view
     
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    Now, THAT's why I love mountains! Great pics Erich, keep 'em coming please! Thinking about the seat on your bike, after a long hard ride on THAT, one's bound to sound like highpitched don't know what! Looks d*mn sore if you ask me! :lol:
     
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    the saddle will conform to one's bootie. It pays to purchase expensive bike shorts/bibs one with a fat rear internal pad will go far. the last spendy pair I purchased my lovely bride was making cracks about the look of a menstral pad...........gag
     
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    What's wrong with a nice little bit of Groningse polder? :)

    Here was my racing ground when I still rode the racing bike...
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