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TallSteve 03-21-08 06:55 PM

Any Clydes for the 3 State 3 Mountain Ride?
 
Hey All,

Anybody signed up for the 3 S 2 M ride? I have heard this is a great ride. Only has 3 mountains! I signed up yesterday. Trying for another century. We will see.....

Steve

Mr. Beanz 03-21-08 07:20 PM

So what's the elevation gain and all the good stuff?

Tom Stormcrowe 03-21-08 07:26 PM

I rode over Lookout Mountain on Spring Break....man, what a push!

Tom Stormcrowe 03-21-08 07:27 PM

http://chattbike.com/images/3State3MtnProfile07rgb.jpg

TallSteve 03-21-08 07:31 PM

Here is a link to the site. http://www.chattbike.com/events/3_state/3st100.htm It says that there is between 6000 and 8000 feet of climbing. Mostly, I think this is the three mountains!

Mr. Beanz 03-21-08 07:32 PM

Some good steep climbs!:D

Tom Stormcrowe 03-21-08 07:47 PM

Yeah, I thought I was gonna die at the top of Lookout, last week :eek:

Here's the view from the top. That's the Tennessee River winding off into the distance.

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o...ak_2008009.jpg

Mazama 03-22-08 04:22 AM

No thank you. I avoid elevation change as much as possible.

Mazama 03-22-08 04:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe (Post 6382431)
Yeah, I thought I was gonna die at the top of Lookout, last week

Was that your first ride of the season? The way you and Jerry have been burning up trainer miles in your living room I thought you were still in shape.
http://img389.imageshack.us/img389/866/jerryxn0.gif

3dsteve 03-22-08 04:25 AM

i will be there but im trying my best to get out of the clydes catagory, i ride those mnts all the time and it dont get any easier

Tom Stormcrowe 03-22-08 04:59 AM

A steep upgrade is very different when comparing it to a trainer ride.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mazama (Post 6383851)
Was that your first ride of the season? The way you and Jerry have been burning up trainer miles in your living room I thought you were still in shape.
http://img389.imageshack.us/img389/866/jerryxn0.gif


jakereed 03-22-08 08:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mazama (Post 6383850)
No thank you. I avoid elevation change as much as possible.

DITTO!

JohnKScott 03-24-08 12:51 PM

Not this year Steve.

Hey, I thought you said you weren't a climber ;) :D

I just did a 100k ride on Friday with about 3k ft of climbing. It wasn't the long steady climb that I planned that did me in (1 mile @ 9% avg) it was the shorter spikes that I didn't know about (first time I rode the route). I was on one short climb that registered at a max of 18% while the wind (seemed about 20 mph) was blowing me backwards. That was demoralizing :D

But still, I'm not sure my legs are ready for that much climbing. I may be doing the Tour de Cure that climbs up Monteagle at the end of May. I'll see if I can make it up that. Then maybe I'll try the 3s3m next year :D

Tom Stormcrowe 03-24-08 12:53 PM

You will LOVE coming back down Monteagle. Up, you're gonna hate, but the feeling at the top is incredible. :D

Quote:

Originally Posted by JohnKScott (Post 6395477)
Not this year Steve.

Hey, I thought you said you weren't a climber ;) :D

I just did a 100k ride on Friday with about 3k ft of climbing. It wasn't the long steady climb that I planned that did me in (1 mile @ 9% avg) it was the shorter spikes that I didn't know about (first time I rode the route). I was on one short climb that registered at a max of 18% while the wind (seemed about 20 mph) was blowing me backwards. That was demoralizing :D

But still, I'm not sure my legs are ready for that much climbing. I may be doing the Tour de Cure that climbs up Monteagle at the end of May. I'll see if I can make it up that. Then maybe I'll try the 3s3m next year :D



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