Great Lakes - Pedal the Kettle anyone?
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08-27-07, 10:06 AM
I brought it up in the Cream City thread, so I thought I'd start a little roll call here.
The ride is September 16, and starts in Waukesha. It travels through the Southern Kettle Moraine (similar to CCC). Good rest stops and friendly folks. A tour of McMansions in the town of Wales at the beginning. Meal at the end is chili, if I recall from last year.
I may end up with a work conflict, but at this point I am planning probably the metric, hoping to get out by 7:15 AM.
Warning to the BFNICers - the Packers game is broadcast in the school when I pulled in from the ride last year.
08-27-07, 11:16 PM
I plan on doing this one , yesterday after the CCC I wasn't planning another century , but after waking up today and not feeling that sore my mine is starting to drift to thinking I can do another century.
If not definetly minium 63 miler. Besides I need to try some other gels Cliff gels taste crud, I have few Gu
I want to try , I am thinking I also want to change to a 23mm tire running 28mm now. This outing will be the statue of liberty jersey.
09-04-07, 05:51 PM
Anybody else? This is a pretty nice ride. I did the metric last year and am thinking about the century this year. Anyone know how difficult the century is?
09-05-07, 06:46 AM
The road markers are already there in bright green. I rode past some of them this past weekend while out at my lake place near Palmyra. In fact, I think you may be riding right past my house in this one!!!!!!
09-07-07, 02:42 PM
I'm thinking about it, haven't picked an outfit though...
My wife is under the weather and not able to go. Anyone from the Chicago area interested in heading up Sunday morning?
09-15-07, 12:46 PM
I'd love to do this one, but I used up my childcare for this morning's ride. :(
09-17-07, 07:20 AM
PSIMET, this wouldn't have been the easy ride you were looking for...
I had forgotten how hilly this thing was (should have know when I passed a 300 ft high water slide built into the side of a drumlin on the way in). You were either going uphill or flat (must have been one downhill; computer says I hit 35 somewhere). And the last ten miles was nothing but uphill, with an invigorating ~8% climb the last two miles or so (not a good choice when the family ride takes the same road - one kid was weaving all over). Good thing I just did 68 miles. There were no real steep grades except that one, just those annoying long rises. Not something I could have tackled in May.
Miles 20-30 were really boring, but then I revived and was pretty comfortable by the end. I rode by myself the whole time except maybe 100 yards or so when I caught a draft (so it was kind of lonely out there). First time on an organized ride this year I didn't hook up for a few miles or so with a group. Got passed a lot so I know I was feeling slow.
The start was cold (45) and cloudy, so it took a good 20 miles before my legs warmed up. Time was slow (16.8) for this distance (considering I did 17.5 on a century a few weeks ago and 17.2 on a moderately hilly metric last week); I attribute it to the cold. Just couldn't get going on the flats.
Dynodan and JT1, how did you do?
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