LPVDCBC – Part II

Day two of LPVDCBC was a doozy. Quickly by the numbers:

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  • 107 miles
  • 6745 feet
  • 6.75 hours
  • 3 PB&Js
  •  1 puncture

Day two saw the three present LPV campers go head to head in a QOM competition. The assignment: “Don’t be mean…but DO exert your dominance.” After 4 rounds of Falls Road and 3 rounds of Sugarloaf Mountain, the polka dot jersey went to none other than slimCady.

The load quickly began to take its toll, however. What did the ever resilient JRho do when her left leg started cramping? One-legged climbing drills with the right. How hard was Sugarloaf? QOM sacrificed her water bottle (a souvenir from Fair Wheel Bikes in Tucson no less) to the mountain gods. If not for the youthful and cue-sheet-enabled LZA, we surely would have hired a Zipcar SAG wagon.

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Ever-resilient JRho

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Youthful and cue-sheet enabled LZA

Depleted from the previous two days, LPV checked out some new scenery on day three: Big ring climbing in Rock Creek Park and cherry blossoms in Bethesda. We even tried to visit Obama, but ended up hanging out with Lincoln.

Cherry Blossoms in Bethesda

Cherry Blossoms in Bethesda

 

As close as we got to the White House

As close as we got to the White House

JRho and the Obelisk

JRho and the Obelisk

 

 

 

Hanging out with Lincoln

Hanging out with Lincoln

 

Ice Bath

Ice Bath

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On day four, our perfect weather streak was broken, but we got in some rain miles and crossed state lines. Nothing like road spray while pacelining two inches from your teammate’s wheel to deepen your bond. We predict the LPVESP will be securely in place by June. Back in DC pink snow and handling drills awaited us. We tackled the parking space crit, bottle grab, and look backs. It should be noted, QOM came in dead last in the ‘slow race’. After all that pink snow and Virginia grit, a bike washing was in order. Since there’s nothing more PRO than having someone else wash your bike, we took turns washing each others’.

 

Meanwhile, MiMo holds down the fort in the Midwest at the Barry Roubaix.

LPV gravel specialist, MiMo, takes 5th at Barry-Roubaix

LPV gravel specialist, MiMo, takes 5th at Barry-Roubaix

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