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What did you do this weekend?

Did you ride your bike? Went for a run? Took a trip with the family? Tell us what did you do?

I will start by telling what I did.. And it comes with some pics..

Well it all began Friday morning when as usual I was reading the comments in one of the posts when I read this: 2012 dirty dozen is Nov 24!!! Yes, leaving from the bike oval. info here. Then after reading this at 5 am or so while having breakfast my mind took off searching for excuses for going there and valid reasons to stay home and not go to this event... What to do? Well time to go to work and this thought was still there "What to do?" i ask Holm's, answer from him? you are crazy.. (we all know that by now)

Well then after a lot of thinking about it i send a text message to my wife asking if she wanted to go away for the weekend and she said yes.. So I told her get everything ready we leaving at 1 PM for Pittsburgh..! About 6 to 7 hours car ride from NJ... (She also thought I was crazy).. But what a hell.. She is the best and agree after I explain to her why..

So Pittsburgh here I come..!!! Dirty Dozen..!! Here I come..! I will clean you up..! Well that is what I thought..Here are some pics from the event to follow..It was my first organized event, and probably the hardest one I would ever do, at least until next year when I am coming back for another try.. If I walk less that what I walk this year up those walls it will be a total success..

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Red Raleigh and me at the registration point.. I was soooo nervous..!

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Savannah helping me to get ready.. Got there 9:45 am and the event was suppose to start at 10 !!

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I was almost ready and still had to go pee.... (don't worry no pics of that)

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Finishing touches...

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And I am ready to join the rest of the peloton... But I am still thinking of what am I doing..

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The peloton ready to roll out.. This peloton was some 200 riders strong.

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And here we are finally rolling out..

This event is a sort of friendly event if you are not going for the win.. With re grouping at the top of every hill (12 this year) There is normally 13 but someone told me that one of them was closed due to some construction going on in it..

Well that is all the pics that my wife took and she let me use them.. There was a lot of filming and even live streaming of the event... If I find more pics of me suffering I will post... And if I find video of me walking some of this walls I will be posting... If you run into some look for the shorts or the helmet..

If you are one of those that is all about how hard this ride is and how the climbs look like the Strava ride records might help with that.. http://app.strava.com/rides/29379571#comments the other thing that comes up right away is the temp.. Brrrrrr...! Pay attention to that.. 1 C average)

And to finish this great weekend today I went for a "recovery" ride with no other that muk one of our fellow pdc members.. He showed me a bit of the city under a nice and snowy morning.. Thanks muk and I am coming back next year for another try at the DD (Dirty Dozen)... Here is what we did on the bike.. http://app.strava.com/activities/29494689 it is a bumpy city..!

Thanks everyone for let me share this adventure with all of you and looking forward to see what you did this weekend.

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