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    Losing Motivation for 300k ride tomorrow, please motivate!

    300k brevet is tomorrow. Ride leaves at 6am, and it will be 41 degrees, with rain and 15mph wind. And that's as good as it gets. By the time i'm finished (14 - 15 hours), it looks to be 33 degrees, with rain or snow, and 25mph wind.

    There is also 12,600 ft of climbing for the ride. Supposed to rain all day.

    To top it off, i'd have to get up at 3:30 am so I can make the drive up to Ashland. Perhaps I should be looking for another 300k that happens soon...

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    Don't know where you live...

    but here's the schedule for some upcoming brevets in norcal... sounds like tough conditions in your backyard....

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    You should be (better be?) in bed by now!

    If you do go through with this, it could be THE bike story you tell your grandchildren about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2shifter
    If you do go through with this, it could be THE bike story you tell your grandchildren about.
    If he makes it to have grandchildren.J/k

    Sounds like a rough ride.It would definately be something to talk about about when you finish it.

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    Exclamation Hm.

    If you don't have full winter gear I'd maybe reconsider.

    Maybe have another pair of socks or shorts to try on at a certain
    strategic spot. Sounds like it will be the hell ride of all time.

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    ride your damned bike

    you could be lying on the couch, nauseous from anesthesia that was used during the surgery in which they removed tissue from your upper back and lymph nodes from under your right arm because of a thing called cancer. or, you could be lying on that same couch with your leg in an immobilizer because your patella is shattered and patellar ligaments are torn. i've been in both of those situations, and just thinking about them is quite motivational. if they don't motivate you, consider the fact that you could very well be dead right now.

    since you are not seriously injured, or recovering from surgery, or dead, i suggest that you take advantage of your situation. get on your damned bike and ride.

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    like soulsurfer said...

    get on your damned bike and ride!

    you can say you did it, or you can say you wish you did it. what''s it gonna be...?

    hmmmm...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Einstruzende
    300k brevet is tomorrow. Ride leaves at 6am, and it will be 41 degrees, with rain and 15mph wind. And that's as good as it gets. By the time i'm finished (14 - 15 hours), it looks to be 33 degrees, with rain or snow, and 25mph wind.

    There is also 12,600 ft of climbing for the ride. Supposed to rain all day.

    To top it off, i'd have to get up at 3:30 am so I can make the drive up to Ashland. Perhaps I should be looking for another 300k that happens soon...
    It sounds to me like you're way on your way to buckling and I don't blame you. I would imagine you've slept in, had a nice breakfast and are reading this over a cup of coffee. Good man. Hopefully you can find a warmer, dryer ride near you today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsdc
    It sounds to me like you're way on your way to buckling and I don't blame you. I would imagine you've slept in, had a nice breakfast and are reading this over a cup of coffee. Good man. Hopefully you can find a warmer, dryer ride near you today.
    You are so correct (except for the coffee). The biggest reason is that I'm just not prepared for rain riding, especially in the cold. I have no fenders or water resistant clothing. They're saying 2 - 4 inches of snow in that area by night too.

    Oh well, I really wanted to get the Super Randonneur award. I could do double 400ks still...

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    wimp

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    listen to your instincts....if you slip and fall what then?

    you will recover, you will dry/thaw out, too late to buy fenders and winter gear so wait till the next event and have fun then!!
    my .02 cents I have ridden inthe snow, hail and lottsa rain always no fun but then I didn't know that was coming had I known I would have waited til another day

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    well...i tried to motivate you.

    just goes to show you that know one ever listens to me:0

    ah well...prep for the next one to come along. good luck!

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    Just came back from Cleveland...

    Quote Originally Posted by Einstruzende
    You are so correct (except for the coffee). The biggest reason is that I'm just not prepared for rain riding, especially in the cold. I have no fenders or water resistant clothing. They're saying 2 - 4 inches of snow in that area by night too.

    Oh well, I really wanted to get the Super Randonneur award. I could do double 400ks still...
    Was working up there, had a group attending a 46 team track meet, it lasted 45mins before they said enough of this nonsense, were going home. And it is probably coming your way, sideways rain, wind and bad wind chill. You will need a wet suit to ride.

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    If you don't ride, this cat will die.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mohair_chair
    If you don't ride, this cat will die.
    I guess that cat has to die, because I spent the day driving around looking for new routes

    The weather sucked...

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