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This is a free race, so I would expect all the cheapasses from CLSB to be here. It's a bicycle ride/race, but it's free, so I'm sure it's just too good of a deal to pass up even if you aren't a cyclist. Only 62 miles on gravel and/or mixed terrain. Piece of cake.

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No idea. A lot of people are going to this though.

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No this ones different. I found the webpage comical, but i dont know if that would make up for the bland scenery of this ride/race
We'll see as it gets closer, its within a few days of our anniversary and dont know what were doing yet. Mtb sounds mo betta though

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I'm thinking there will be a ton of people doing this and it might be kinda cool. Seeing as I've never done it and I need the endurance miles, I'm gonna do it. Plus, it's free.

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I am hearing there are lots and lots of people doing this ride. I'm up for it.

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pissed that I'm going out of town and will miss this one, would be a good ride to do with the new team

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Yep it would. I think the whole team is going. Make sure you get on the email list too.

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What happens when you crash an aluminum framed bike and bend it up? We going to bamboo then? Fucking paper mache then?

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What happens when you crash an aluminum framed bike and bend it up? We going to bamboo then? Fucking paper mache then?
then you toss it and then buy another one. It's cheap enough unlike carbon.

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Why not ride carbon and just ride away from the field out front? Is that not an option?

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Why not ride carbon and just ride away from the field out front? Is that not an option?
show me how that's done in the next crit

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Or have mad ninja bike handling skills such as myself..

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This guy, his coach, and the other guy in this video regularly do the St. Charles ride. That is how fast that ride is.

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This guy, his coach, and the other guy in this video regularly do the St. Charles ride. That is how fast that ride is.
who? Did they ever race motorcycles at the expert/pro level? Then I don't care!

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