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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    Need to practice hiking at elevation. It is very different and can kick your but.
    That's what tomorrow will be the start of. I'm still just trying to get used to elevation. Being in Colorado before at a max of four days it wasn't so bad (plus it was work conferences which means you didn't do much physical activity) but now that I live here I'm still trying to adapt. Running isn't too bad - but damn, take the stairs at work to the third floor kick my ass every day.


    Quote Originally Posted by RonClinton View Post
    Okay, now that’s pretty funny...I’m sadly not surprised, but still amused.
    I'm sure I had a WTF look every time I was asked about this. I get wondering about diving at night, but the rain . . . some people are a little slow.


    Quote Originally Posted by One eyed cat View Post
    Not surprised at all, live near the ocean and whenever it rains I see tourist running for shore. Been 11 years and it's still ridiculous to me every time I see it.
    They may not like getting wet. Or they're gremlins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    I get out of the pool when it rains.
    That's different though. Lightning isn't something to risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1442397 View Post
    It's time to get back outside on my bike. I've been mostly using the indoor trainer since the end of November due to all the cold/rain/wind we've had since then.

    I have 20,581 miles on this one so far.
    That is IMPRESSIVE! I'm on awe. Plus reading about that Tahoe ride - damn.

    Where I went to high school at used to have this two-day bike ride - not sure if they still do - but it started in Death Valley and went to Whitney Portal. (Checks Wikipedia - the bike race starts at Badwater Basin which sits at 279 feet below sea level, and rides 136 miles to Whitney Portal which is at 8360 feet above sea level.)

    And if that doesn't sound crazy enough - same route is RAN as the Badwater Ultramarathon.

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    Hiking and camper camping. I cannot hike like I used to, due to knee and joint issues, but I still can make it on shorter 4-6 mile outings.

    We broke out the camper a few months ago (think I may have already posted this somewhere) and it just happened to be in the 20s. Cold outing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    I get out of the pool when it rains.
    Ha. Understandable as pools can get slippery when wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1442397 View Post
    I like it because I can stop pretty much anywhere to take in the views.

    The east shore of the lake is mostly preserved because George Whittell owned most of it at one time. You can see his house peeking thru the trees in this pic, and the entrance to his underground boathouse, which is reached via a tunnel from the house. The boat itself is a Tahoe icon - [url]https://www.yachtingmagazine.com/thunderbird-legend-lives

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    Just Amazing. How long does the 133 mile trip take?

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    Quote Originally Posted by One eyed cat View Post
    Ha. Understandable as pools can get slippery when wet.
    I thought that was only Bon Jovi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    That is IMPRESSIVE! I'm on awe. Plus reading about that Tahoe ride - damn.

    Where I went to high school at used to have this two-day bike ride - not sure if they still do - but it started in Death Valley and went to Whitney Portal. (Checks Wikipedia - the bike race starts at Badwater Basin which sits at 279 feet below sea level, and rides 136 miles to Whitney Portal which is at 8360 feet above sea level.)

    And if that doesn't sound crazy enough - same route is RAN as the Badwater Ultramarathon.
    I've read about that Ultramarathon! The guy I was reading about said that the first time he ran it, he was running on the blacktop and the soles of his sneakers got so hot they separated from the uppers. He said you have to run on the white lines as much as possible to reduce the effects of the temperature on your shoes. Not for me, thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by One eyed cat View Post
    Just Amazing. How long does the 133 mile trip take?
    I take it easy on these rides. I stopped for brunch, a couple of soda breaks, and of course stopped to enjoy the views.

    Moving time was 7:55, but total time was 10:14.

    One of the reasons I take it easy is that I live at sea level, and this ride goes from around 4500ft to 8500ft. That oxygen deficit makes a big difference.

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    Image what you could do, Dave with oxygen strapped to your back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    Image what you could do, Dave with oxygen strapped to your back
    Ha, not much compared to some of the guys who ride there Some of the pro riders train in that area, and the Amgen Tour of California usually hits Tahoe at some point. It's amazing to see what those guys can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1442397 View Post
    I've read about that Ultramarathon! The guy I was reading about said that the first time he ran it, he was running on the blacktop and the soles of his sneakers got so hot they separated from the uppers. He said you have to run on the white lines as much as possible to reduce the effects of the temperature on your shoes. Not for me, thank you
    Wonder if you read the same book I did - or at least the article this was originally from in Runner's World - My Life on the Run. The part I won't forget is his telling about finding baked "banana bread" on the road.
    Spoiler!


    The doctor I had during high school is actually one of the more well known representative of the Badwater Ultra - Ben Jones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    Wonder if you read the same book I did - or at least the article this was originally from in Runner's World - My Life on the Run. The part I won't forget is his telling about finding baked "banana bread" on the road.
    Spoiler!


    The doctor I had during high school is actually one of the more well known representative of the Badwater Ultra - Ben Jones.
    I think it was this one: Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall. I go through phases where I find books like this at the library and they come home with me, even if I have no intention of running more than a couple of blocks with my dog. Such is life.

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