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    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

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

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    I rode over Lookout Mountain on Spring Break....man, what a push!
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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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    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!

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    Some good steep climbs!

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

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

    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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    No thank you. I avoid elevation change as much as possible.
    14,000 miles and rolling...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    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.
    14,000 miles and rolling...

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    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

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    A steep upgrade is very different when comparing it to a trainer ride.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mazama View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazama View Post
    No thank you. I avoid elevation change as much as possible.
    DITTO!

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    Not this year Steve.

    Hey, I thought you said you weren't a climber

    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

    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

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    You will LOVE coming back down Monteagle. Up, you're gonna hate, but the feeling at the top is incredible.

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnKScott View Post
    Not this year Steve.

    Hey, I thought you said you weren't a climber

    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

    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
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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