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Old 10-31-10, 01:21 PM   #1
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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...

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Old 10-31-10, 06:24 PM   #2
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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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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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Old 11-05-10, 09:22 PM   #7
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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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