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Old 02-02-2012, 11:00 AM   #1
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I'm officially registered for the STP. I can't believe that I'm going to do this, but here I am signed up and officially starting my training season.

For anyone who doesn't know, the STP is a 200 mile rid from Seattle to Portland. It takes two days to complete as you ride across the state and basically punish yourself for all the wrong you've done in the world (lol).

In any case, I'm signed up. I'm a little nervous about the thought at this point, but excited about it too. I'm looking forward to this, and everything that I put into it between now and then.
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:13 AM   #2
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I'm officially registered for the STP. I can't believe that I'm going to do this, but here I am signed up and officially starting my training season.

For anyone who doesn't know, the STP is a 200 mile rid from Seattle to Portland. It takes two days to complete as you ride across the state and basically punish yourself for all the wrong you've done in the world (lol).

In any case, I'm signed up. I'm a little nervous about the thought at this point, but excited about it too. I'm looking forward to this, and everything that I put into it between now and then.
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:23 AM   #4
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:24 AM   #5
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I'm officially registered for the STP. I can't believe that I'm going to do this, but here I am signed up and officially starting my training season.

For anyone who doesn't know, the STP is a 200 mile rid from Seattle to Portland. It takes two days to complete as you ride across the state and basically punish yourself for all the wrong you've done in the world (lol).

In any case, I'm signed up. I'm a little nervous about the thought at this point, but excited about it too. I'm looking forward to this, and everything that I put into it between now and then.
How hilly is that ride? 100 miles a day is not too bad in flat country, but if you have some significant hills you will be begging for mercy when they wake you up on the 2nd day.
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:25 PM   #8
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A coworker of mine is doing the STP this July. He and his hammerhead bro in law are going to do it all on the first day. I've been training with him since Xmas so I'm getting some good mileage in. If he were going to do 2 days I'd consider it. Maybe next year.

Good luck to you TJ. Post some progress reports and keep spinning!
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Man those guys who do it in one day are absolutely nuts. I rode my first century ride last August and it was murder on me. I'm still wondering how I'm going to ride 100 miles, and then wake up and ride another 100 miles. I'm going to have to train like I've never trained before. I'm looking forward to it, but I'm not kidding myself about it.
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Man those guys who do it in one day are absolutely nuts. I rode my first century ride last August and it was murder on me. I'm still wondering how I'm going to ride 100 miles, and then wake up and ride another 100 miles. I'm going to have to train like I've never trained before. I'm looking forward to it, but I'm not kidding myself about it.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:06 PM   #11
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I remember the worst part of riding that 100 mile ride was right at about mile 4 when I looked at my odometer and said to myself "four miles down, ninety six more to go!" I almost fell off my bike laughing at that concept...
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I've had a chick ride me in Seattle....but never in Portland.
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:48 PM   #13
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In Portland you could have had hairy legs too, instead of just hairy armpits... Your loss...
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I used these on a 120 mile ride from NYC to Montauk last summer and they worked wonders. Just bring tons though as I ran out quickly.



Other than that, not much advice for you (carbs and calories?). Sounds like fun.
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Man those guys who do it in one day are absolutely nuts. I rode my first century ride last August and it was murder on me. I'm still wondering how I'm going to ride 100 miles, and then wake up and ride another 100 miles. I'm going to have to train like I've never trained before. I'm looking forward to it, but I'm not kidding myself about it.



I'm running the LA Marathon in a little over a month from now, been training a lot for that lately. First marathon I've ever ran and I'm always told its normal to be nervous for these challenges.
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You are right, I had a mustang seat on my last Harley but I have a Road King Screamin Eagle with a beautiful seat and I hate to take it off but it's time to go with a mustang.
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I have a friend that rides in it every year. There's weirdos that do it on unicycles and Big Wheels!
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I used these on a 120 mile ride from NYC to Montauk last summer and they worked wonders. Just bring tons though as I ran out quickly.



Other than that, not much advice for you (carbs and calories?). Sounds like fun.
Yeah, get those jel-packs marathon runners use, they make a world of difference.

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