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Old 03-21-08, 06:55 PM   #1
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Any Clydes for the 3 State 3 Mountain Ride?

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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.....

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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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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.

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No thank you. I avoid elevation change as much as possible.
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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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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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A steep upgrade is very different when comparing it to a trainer ride.
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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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You will LOVE coming back down Monteagle. Up, you're gonna hate, but the feeling at the top is incredible.

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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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