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    Gearing Up for the Civil War Century

    Well, Iím gearing up for the Civil War Century. I have a metric and a full century planned for this month, and the Hanover Cyclers Labor Day Century 5 days before this one. This will be MY most challenging ride to date with an advertised 7,400 ft of climbing with 4 mountain climbs.

    Are there any other clydes participating in this?
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    I mentioned that ride to my wife last night, but I cant make it accross the country for it! Make sure to take lots of pics!
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    I'll try. Hopefully some of the rest stops will be located in prime photo op areas.
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    I'll be there, but doing the metric. Should be a great ride, very pretty area and nice time of year
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    Watch out for the Blair Witch (in Burkittsville, MD) ;-). The route looks spectacular, have fun on those 10%+ climbs!

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    I did it last year, and it was pretty tough. I was still technically not in "clyde status" but I had not been eating well and was probably 15 pounds heavier than I am now. It was a pretty tough ride, but I made it. The main thing is just to pace yourself. There are several longish climbs that can take a lot out of you if you push yourself too hard.

    Good luck, and hope to see you there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimF22003 View Post
    I did it last year, and it was pretty tough. I was still technically not in "clyde status" but I had not been eating well and was probably 15 pounds heavier than I am now. It was a pretty tough ride, but I made it. The main thing is just to pace yourself. There are several longish climbs that can take a lot out of you if you push yourself too hard.

    Good luck, and hope to see you there!
    As I have a tendency to push myself when I can see my speed, Iím planning to reconfigure my bike computer to show me my heart rate as the big number. I think this will be especially helpful on those longish climbs.
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