"The 33"-Road Bike Racing - Climbs in KY?
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Duke of Kent
03-17-08, 12:13 PM
So, it's looking like I'll be racing down in Kentucky this weekend. And, being the type to try to kill two birds with one stone, I'm wondering if any of you southern bumpkins know of any decent (4+ mile) climbs down yonder.
I'm specifically looking at the KY-TN border area, near Middlesborough and the Daniel Boone Trail/Cumberland Gap.
The weight is down and the power is up, and I'm looking to see what kind of w/kg ratio I can produce.
03-17-08, 01:30 PM
I did Black mountain in the dark with no lights.
03-17-08, 01:33 PM
I think I actually started down in Cumberland, or further... I don't recall, I just kept going down a really shallow slope until it went back up. Parked along the side of the road just on the other side of town.
Didn't realize it at the time, but there was a back way up the mountain...
Edit: just looked; I thought it was closer to Middlesborough, but it isn't that close. Sorry.
03-19-08, 11:02 AM
are you doing that race in somerset.. just about anwhere east / north east of where you will be has some gawdawfull climbs.. those hills are steep up there.. you.. migt want to take a pistol.. though.. . "this river dont go to Aintry" and all. ....
03-19-08, 11:10 AM
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