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    'One Helluva Ride' (OHR) Elevation profile ??

    Does anyone know of a link to the elevation profile for the "One Helluva Ride" (OHR) held by The Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society (AABTS) www.aabts.org/ohr/

    I'm getting ready for my 2nd century ever (1st was 6 weeks ago.) Being a "Flatlander" in coastal Virginia, I have no experience with climbing and I'm concerned with the "moderately rolling terrain." I rode the 'Covered Bridge Metric Century' near Lancaster, PA last year and the "rolling hills" killed me-had to walk up 4 hills!!
    The only local training opportunity is the high-rise bridge (Pungo Ferry Bridge) over the inter-coastal waterway. Any thoughts/advice to help this Clydesdale turn into a Mountain Goat in 6 weeks would be greatly appreciated.

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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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    Ride hard against as much of a headwind as you can find. Look for a hill.......any hill and run windsprints up it over and over. Man, you live in some flat country! 1 inch rise per mile average!
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    You could plot the route in MapMyRide.com and it will give you an elevation profile.
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    Get as much weight on the bike as possible to train - extra water, bricks, drag something (tire) behind you.

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    Thanks to all for the assistance.

    I don't have the route for this year's OHR but I did find the route for 2006 on MapMyRide. I'm sure it is nearly the same. It looks do-able.

    I guess I'll be getting intimate with the Pungo Ferry Bridge. I'll have to park the road bike & begin training on the MTB. I'll lower the air pressure and strap some sandbags to the frame. I thought my big butt would be enough training weight. Dragging a tire is a good idea -- should i use a 650 or 700??

    Seriously, I appreciate all the input and will use the training tips/tricks to varing degrees.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Bone Head View Post
    Dragging a tire is a good idea -- should i use a 650 or 700??


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