Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Fwd: 8/12 Sandor's Skyline Express 630 Peets

Not so much.  It was a solid effort, but mildly hampered by howling headwinds/rain/fog in SF, a couple of flats, Steve's faceplant on SCT, and a bit of miscommunication.  I didn't know that "TTT" meant "Trinh Time Trial", which means "surging off the front in an attempt to weaken by repeated accelerations the other riders".  Clearly Nils and Trinh are in league under the aegis of Team Bubble Up.

But I never make excuses for weak performance (much), so I have to chalk up the failure the wimpy riding by all but space, who gamely attempted to go as slow as the rest of us, but alas failed.

stats:

- 2:07:10 rolling time from sloat/GH
- 19.8mph rolling avg.
- ~50% attrition

with marius, nils himself, and some teamwork I think <2h is definitely possible (from sloat).

-SC


On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 10:54 AM, Michael Gaiman  wrote:

So... did you guys break the record?

On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 5:17 PM, murphstahoe  wrote:
>
> EZ.
>
> If the leaders are taking the SCT, we take the freeway and rejoin the
> lead group on the south end of the SCT.... we'd need some sort of
> tweet to indicate peletonic progress...
>
> On Aug 11, 11:14 am, "Scott Crosby" wrote:
>> the problem here is that a space-marius-nils-trinh group would certainly be
>> faster than one that waited around for crosby+other nonclimbers, even with
>> the added help on the caƱada-esque TTT sections.  so any record set would
>> only last until the climbers got organized and made another attempt...
>>
>> -SC
>>
>> On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 10:14 AM, Sandor Dornbush
>>
>> > wrote:
>> > +1
>>
>> > I guess I can not shirk off this one.  I am kind of afraid of who will turn
>> > out for this and hanging on to Scott, Julian and Space's wheel won't be as
>> > effective on Skyline.
>>
>> > On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 10:09 AM, Nils Tikkanen  wrote:
>>
>> >> +0.0, but good luck!  Sorry I won't be there to help. :(  If you're
>> >> doing Portola Valley, please do get a time offset for Sloat & Great
>> >> Highway.
>>
>> >> -- Nils
>>
>> >> On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 9:55 AM, Sean Dawson
>> >> wrote:
>> >> > +1
>>
>> >> > On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 9:52 AM, Trinh
>>
>> >> >> Who wants to help Sandor establish the SF2G Skyline benchmark? I don't
>> >> >> think there is an established record from Peets to Goog but a 2:15
>> >> >> rolling time seems like a good mark to shoot for.
>>


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