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Old 10-19-09, 06:47 PM   #1
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A fine way to spend a Monday afternoon

Took a half day vacation and did a ride I found on Bikely called the "Blue Ridge Challenge" out of Marshall, VA.

The climb at mile 25 made me rethink what I should be doing on my days off!!! Awesome scenery though!!! Horse and country club country for the well to do I thinks. And yes, I need to remember to bring a camera.


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Old 10-20-09, 02:25 AM   #2
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Very cool software - need to learn more about it! What does the green line mean?
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Old 10-20-09, 05:20 AM   #3
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Congrats, Herbie. I've done that ride a bunch of times. When I do it the "reverse" direction (i.e. Naked Mountain and then Blue Ridge Mt. Road) I love to stop at the little country store in Bluemont and sit in the sun. Maybe it will be nice enough on Sunday to do it again. I haven't tried those steep hilly sections since getting my new "climbing" bike....
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Congrats, Herbie. I've done that ride a bunch of times. When I do it the "reverse" direction (i.e. Naked Mountain and then Blue Ridge Mt. Road) I love to stop at the little country store in Bluemont and sit in the sun. Maybe it will be nice enough on Sunday to do it again. I haven't tried those steep hilly sections since getting my new "climbing" bike....
Thanks! I stopped there I think. It's shortly before the hilly bits (~mile 20 counter clockwise)?

I put a 12-27 on before this and was still missing my compact crank on the mile 25 climb!!!
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Very cool software - need to learn more about it! What does the green line mean?
ooops I cut off the chart. It's elevation.
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