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    Tour of the Hill Towns

    It is time for the most challenging race in Western New England. The Tour of the Hill Towns. This is a Mass Championship Race and is a coveted "must do" for the New England area. The sponsoring club is serious about its racing and works very hard to ensure that this race provides everything except an easy ride. If you finish this ride with your group...your a bike racer...

    If you are a Cat 4 or 5 this race is perfect for you. This is one you want to put on your race resume.

    If you are a Cat three or above...bring your A game!

    This year we have organized several bennies...

    Discounts at multiple Bed and Breakfast Inns. Perfect for the the racer and the spouse.
    Discounts at the "Porches" a hotel that also accommodates the Mass MOCA. Perfect for the cultured crowd.
    Discounts at local hotels that understand that the bathtub counts as a bed...

    Discounts at local breweries, (Noho Brewery, Peoples Pint, Pittsfield Brew Works for pre and post race carbo loading...

    PM me for details...here is the link for registration

    The field is currently light but will fill once most people see that is does not rain everyday in New England.

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    What's the course like ? How does it compare to Housatonic Hills ?
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    Hey Greg, sounds like fun. Wish I could be there. Maybe it's for the best, since my fitness is pretty shot, but I was looking forward to this one. Maybe I'll make it up next year, but it's a long way. All my best for everyone in the NCC. How's your knee doing?

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    Signed up for the 4's.
    I think I'm going to attack from the *** and blow up beautifully about 5 mins into the race
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    Quote Originally Posted by grolby View Post
    Hey Greg, sounds like fun. Wish I could be there. Maybe it's for the best, since my fitness is pretty shot, but I was looking forward to this one. Maybe I'll make it up next year, but it's a long way. All my best for everyone in the NCC. How's your knee doing?
    Too bad Grolby I thought for sure I'd see you there. Would you like to volunteer? We need some marshalls and drivers. Drivers get $$ for gas and a free lunch.

    Knees doing good. Just getting back on the bike outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
    What's the course like ? How does it compare to Housatonic Hills ?
    The course is good. There are a couple of spots where they have construction but we will have marshalls there to provide a heads up. I am not familar with HH, but this is a challenging course. Mostly down hill for the first half but then its all uphill from there.

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    Thanks for the reminder, I need to preride the course this weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg180 View Post
    Too bad Grolby I thought for sure I'd see you there. Would you like to volunteer? We need some marshalls and drivers. Drivers get $$ for gas and a free lunch.

    Knees doing good. Just getting back on the bike outside.
    I'd love to volunteer, but I've moved to Nashville as of last week, so it'd be a bit of a hike to get back up for Hilltowns! No, I will be down here doing research and racing a crit that weekend. I'm down here for a good reason, and glad to be, but I do miss the club and the races up there.

    Glad to hear you're healing well. It must be great to get out on the bike again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg180 View Post
    It is time for the most challenging race in Western New England. The Tour of the Hill Towns. This is a Mass Championship Race and is a coveted "must do" for the New England area. The sponsoring club is serious about its racing and works very hard to ensure that this race provides everything except an easy ride. If you finish this ride with your group...your a bike racer...

    If you are a Cat 4 or 5 this race is perfect for you. This is one you want to put on your race resume.

    If you are a Cat three or above...bring your A game!

    This year we have organized several bennies...

    Discounts at multiple Bed and Breakfast Inns. Perfect for the the racer and the spouse.
    Discounts at the "Porches" a hotel that also accommodates the Mass MOCA. Perfect for the cultured crowd.
    Discounts at local hotels that understand that the bathtub counts as a bed...

    Discounts at local breweries, (Noho Brewery, Peoples Pint, Pittsfield Brew Works for pre and post race carbo loading...

    PM me for details...here is the link for registration


    The field is currently light but will fill once most people see that is does not rain everyday in New England.
    Pretty much why I haven't signed up yet...I'm watching the long range forecast. I rode the Quabbin and B2B last month, but I've begun climbing again to prepare. Today I rode solo doing loops around Blue Hills (Reservation Roads + 2 Race Loops) with two climbs to the Summit. 53 miles, 3300ft of climbing...a couple more days like today and I should be good!

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    Bump..Pre Reg is wide open. The weather will be fine...I promise...

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    I love the rain.

    (I pre-reg'd weeks ago)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg180 View Post
    Bump..Pre Reg is wide open. The weather will be fine...I promise...
    I signed up this morning, hope to stay near the front during the first climb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grolby View Post
    I'm down here for a good reason, and glad to be, but I do miss the club and the races up there.
    There are clubs and races in the area you're in now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hocam View Post
    I love the rain.

    (I pre-reg'd weeks ago)
    Quote Originally Posted by FormerBMX'er View Post
    I signed up this morning, hope to stay near the front during the first climb.

    -Fbmxer
    Great see you guys there...I scrounging for volunteers now. I'm learning that it takes a lot of people to run a race. I have to admit I'm enjoying organizing a race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by af2nr View Post
    There are clubs and races in the area you're in now?
    Sure, but I'm fond of the New England racing scene. It's possible to like more than one racing scene!

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    I am probably doing this race.

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    If my teammates convince me into it I will probably go. Bit of a drive for me and I suck at climbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grolby View Post
    Sure, but I'm fond of the New England racing scene. It's possible to like more than one racing scene!
    Not exactly my point but OK. I am kind of in your situation, am moving in a couple weeks to WV. Unfortunately I only know of one "club" there and the closest race is probably 2-3 hours away. That is what I meant by there being clubs and racing in Nashville, not everyone even has that! Plus you'll probably be considered one of the "hard" guys in Nashville after training/racing in New England! Cold here is a LOT warmer than cold there...
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    Cat3. mens. IN.

    I'll be the one breaking away at mile 5 and getting caught on the Hawley rd. climb, trying not to get popped off the back and then struggling the rest of the race until the final false flat where I'll get popped for good.


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    Quote Originally Posted by af2nr View Post
    Unfortunately I only know of one "club" there and the closest race is probably 2-3 hours away.
    Eh you will get used to that. My team is ~2hrs away from where I live and I typically drive 3+hrs for races on a good day.

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    Any chance of a neutral feed? Would like to do the P/1/2 but don't have a feeder and don't think I have big enough pockets for 96 miles of food and water...

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    Quote Originally Posted by af2nr View Post
    Not exactly my point but OK. I am kind of in your situation, am moving in a couple weeks to WV. Unfortunately I only know of one "club" there and the closest race is probably 2-3 hours away. That is what I meant by there being clubs and racing in Nashville, not everyone even has that! Plus you'll probably be considered one of the "hard" guys in Nashville after training/racing in New England! Cold here is a LOT warmer than cold there...
    Oh, I follow. Yeah, it's nice that there's a good club and race scene here. As for being one of the hard men in Nashville, well, maybe. I'm one of the soft ones this summer, just totally wilting in all the humidity!

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    awww man, looks like i missed the boat on this one. Cat5 looks pretty full.


    damn, I had a friend I coulda stayed with in easthampton too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IKYR View Post
    Any chance of a neutral feed? Would like to do the P/1/2 but don't have a feeder and don't think I have big enough pockets for 96 miles of food and water...
    Checking to see what we can do for you...

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