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    Senior Member mtalinm's Avatar
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    climbed a mile on the way to Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg

    88-mile trip from the Boston area to the Connecticut border, by way of the lake with the longest name in the U.S.: Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg.

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    the lake is nothing spectacular, but the name sure is! anyway, it was a pretty rough ride with a mile of vertical climbing. my riding buddy hadn't been out in a couple of months, so he had to walk up most of the hills & slowed us down quite a bit. We did eventually get to CT though:

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    here's the trip transcript. worth clicking through to see the elevation profile...

    http://ridewithgps.com/trips/126739
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    I'd rather ride that route than try to pronounce that name. :-)

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    I thought maybe your cat was sitting on the keyboard.

    Congrats! Looks like a great ride. Great name for a lake. I'm guessing it's a Native American name??? Probably means something like, "Holy crap, that was a long climb."
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    Quote Originally Posted by MVclyde View Post
    I thought maybe your cat was sitting on the keyboard.
    same here, can't believe that's the actual name!

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    Maybe they had Mel Tillis pronouncing the name and just wrote it down phonetically.

    That map and profile ROCK! That was some great up and down.
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    You rode a mouthful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    I'd rather ride that route than try to pronounce that name. :-)
    You can reliably identify natives of Webster, MA by their ability to pronounce the name of the lake.

    Rts 126 & 109 are nice cycling roads, must have been a nice ride!
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    109 is great where there are shoulders. Where not, the potholes and motorists make it a bit of a nightmare. Bu t 126 is lovely
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    Wow, nice climb. I read "a mile" and thought it was a short ride. Nice!

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    Beanz praise, wow! I've truly arrived...
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