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Tillquist
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by Tillquist

micky wrote:Zipp makes sense.
Can't be an FSA, right?


It is a Zipp stem


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ParisCarbon
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by ParisCarbon

Just went on his cycling camp site.. the camp was indeed cancelled this year!

Don't know if that was from the lack of signup, or with the switch over to Cannondale and he couldn't be there... I was there last year training (2013) on my own when the camp was on, and it was a fair size group considering its $11,000...

What may hurt him is Alex Stieda offers a camp in Maui in February for 1/2 the price!

I remember emailing whoever is in charge of Ryder's camp one year asking if I could tag along for the ride with them.. I was told yes, for $1000 LOL needless to say.. I went solo that day!

petepeterson wrote:Ryder's been eating. ParisCarbon are you at a Maui Cycling camp? I was wondering how the whole I doped 10yrs ago thing was going to affect that business.

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by MarkTwain

They're professionals in a pre-season camp.

I'd say the same if someone called and asked if they could 'tag along' with me while I was at work.

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by KWalker

I'd love to see them enforce a fee for riding public roads that they have no authority over and haven't reserved if you just so happened to run into them.
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by mattr

They'll either block you out of the group, or drop you.

We have similar guidelines on the camp we go on. Stops unknown and potentially uninsured riders causing issues.

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by ParisCarbon

This isn't a pro training camp.. this is a general public if you want to come and pay $110000 vacation to ride your bike with me camp....

http://mauicyclingcamps.com/

mattr
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by mattr

Sounds like daylight robbery to me.

But same thing applies.

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by wingguy

ParisCarbon wrote:This isn't a pro training camp.. this is a general public if you want to come and pay $110000 vacation to ride your bike with me camp....


Exactly, so (for whatever reason) people have paid $11000 to go and ride their bikes with the dude. So what would they think if the organiser let you tag along for free?

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by KWalker

They can't enforce anything on public roads, which is my point. Its a stupid concept on all fronts except for the pros committing highway robbery (literally). If someone reallllllly wanted to meet Ryder they could ride for a few miles, get their face time, then bounce.

If Freds aren't afraid to sit on your wheel sans invitation on normal rides why would they care on a ride like this?
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by boysa

+1

I'm moving back to Hawaii this spring, so if this is still happening next year I can scope it out.

Oh wait... I have no desire to meet Ryder whatsoever. Guess that saves me the flight from Oahu to Maui.
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ParisCarbon
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by ParisCarbon

Well considering the cost of the hotel room is over 60% off the cost of the trip, a $1000 for a 3.5 hour ride is a little crazy, but hey, if they wanna charge that and someone wants to pay, that's there choice.. I'm just pointing out that's what they charged and I opted out of it...

Besides, I ended up riding about 10m off the back of their group one day for about 20km.. no one ever said anything.... like KWalker said.. they can't enforce anything on a public road...

It seemed like the people in the group were enjoying themselves.. so good for them.

wingguy wrote:
ParisCarbon wrote:This isn't a pro training camp.. this is a general public if you want to come and pay $110000 vacation to ride your bike with me camp....


Exactly, so (for whatever reason) people have paid $11000 to go and ride their bikes with the dude. So what would they think if the organiser let you tag along for free?

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by wingguy

KWalker wrote:They can't enforce anything on public roads, which is my point.


Who said they're enforcing anything? I have no idea where you're coming from with that. There's a pretty obvious and common sense difference between riding the same roads as that group and riding in that group.

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by Antoine

local surfers and windsurfers don't like to share a good wave in Maui ... so for this price they may be willing to do some enforcing if necessary

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by tymon_tm

mattr wrote:Sounds like daylight robbery to me.



maybe it does, but THAT coming from people buying few K$ frames or wheels does sound at least a bit ridiculous. cycling afficionados spend more and more on their hobby, and when getting the desired gear isn't an issue anymore, they have to find another way to burn their cash.

what strikes me most about it though, is not the amount of money alone, but what they are spending it on - 11 grand for meeting Ryder Who?-sjedal... :?: :!:
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by lippythelion

Antoine wrote:local surfers and windsurfers don't like to share a good wave in Maui ... so for this price they may be willing to do some enforcing if necessary

What will they do? Chase the naughty interlopers down on their Raleigh Choppers and slap them across the face with their canvas flip-flops?

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